Parish Notes, 13th May 2012
Ascension Sunday: In Jesus's time, the task of bringing home the good news of victory in battle was entrusted to a slave. As a reward for undertaking what was frequently a perilous journey the slave was given his freedom. The bearer of the good news thus became a free person. An evangelist is the bearer of the good news of Jesus Christ who has set us free through his passion, death and resurrection. “Go out to the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation”. On Friday last over 80 young girls and boys from the Harold School were confirmed by Monsignor Dan O’Connor and sent forth as free spirits to proclaim the good news. May God guide them on their way.
Parish Pilgrim Walk Wednesday, June 6th 2012
As part of the range of activities put in place by Dublin Diocese to mark the 50th Eucharistic Congress, a pilgrim walk has been organised that involves visiting 7 city churches on any day between June 2nd –June 16th, 2012. The walk is based on the model of the Camino de Santiago, so a passport will be available to those who walk, and this passport can be stamped at each of the 7 churches visited by the pilgrim. The 7 churches involved are St. Ann’s Dawson St.; Whitefriar St.; Thomas St.; James’s St.; Church St.; Halston St. and The Pro Cathedral. The walk finishes with Mass at the Pro-Cathedral at 5.45pm.
It is proposed that a Glasthule parish pilgrim walk, as outlined above, will take place on Wednesday, June 6th. Those interested are asked to indicate their intention to join in the walk by leaving their name with the secretary in the Pastoral Centre by May 30th. The plan is to travel to the city by DART, leaving Glasthule station at 11.55am. Feel free to invite your friends to join with you if you are planning to participate.
Alzheimers Coffee Morning
We wish to thank all who attended last Thursday. The sum of €509 was raised for this very deserving cause.
The Anthem Singers. who sing at the 12.30 Mass today, evolved from Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society. Under the direction of Des Cox, they perform at weddings and functions the length and breadth of Ireland. Their range is extremely versatile and at today’s Mass they will sing some Gospel and Religious songs. They also love Pop, Rock and all the favourites from the stage and screen. Further information please visit us on www.anthem.ie; find us on Facebook. Or contact Ellen 087 747 2217.
After attending a convention led by Billy Graham a woman wrote to him. “Dear Sir, I feel that God is calling me to preach the gospel. But the trouble is that I have twelve children. What shall I do?” The televangelist replied: “Dear Madam, I am delighted to hear that God has called you to preach the Gospel. I am even more delighted to hear that He has already provided you with a congregation in your own home.”
Our Parish says thank you for last Sunday’s offerings
Eucharistic Congress: €1,404.
You are all invited to the unveiling of a Plaque remembering “The Forgotten Irish” on Tues 15th May at 1pm on the East Pier beside the Victorian Shelter.
AGM Glasthule and Sandycove Residents Assoc.
Monday 14th. May at 8pm. No admission charge. This is an opportunity for residents to hear about the latest developments in the area, to ask questions and express opinions. We have too many hurlers on the ditch!!
Dúnlaoghaire Historical Society are holding a talk entitled “The Martello Towers of Dublin Bay” by Colin Scudds followed by a short talk “The 1932 Eucharistic Congress” by Mary Grogan in the Kingston Hotel on Wed next 16th May at 8pm.
Summer Concert Greystones Orchestra: with St Joseph's Church Choir, present an evening of music by Mozart, Eric Coates, Cesar Franck John Ireland and Charles Villiers Stanford. The Concert takes place here in St Joseph's Church on Saturday next the 19th May at 8pm. Tickets €15 (Concession €12) from Choir members, Parish Office or at the Church door. Profits go to the St Vincent de Paul.
Comhrá takes place in the Parish Centre next Friday from 11-12 noon.