Parish Notes, May 20th 2012
Bidding farewell to a loved one is never easy. The Ascension marks the end of Christ's earthly mission. He had achieved the work he was sent to do. There is sadness in the hearts of the disciples. However his final words 'I am with you always. Go make disciples of all nations' gave them comfort and hope.
A Day of Prayer:
In preparation for the Eucharistic Congress the Catholic Charismatic Renewal are organising a day of prayer Saturday 26th May in the Citywest Hotel Saggart. Come and experience the Fire of a New Pentecost. Speakers include Fr. Pat Collins and Reverend Ruth Patterson. Optional donation to cover costs. For further information: Contact Marie at 071 9624404 or Martin on 086 2412548.
Two hippies were walking down the street and stopped at a red light. A Catholic priest with his arm in a cast was waiting to cross “Hey, man” asked one, ”what happened?” “I fell in the bathtub and broke my arm,” replied the padre. One hippie turned to the other and asked, “What's a bathtub?” The other replied, “How do I know, I'm not a Catholic!”
Coffee Dock Volunteers
We urgently need extra volunteers to help out in the Coffee Dock. Especially, during the summer months. If interested please leave your name and details in the parish office.
Next Sunday the 27th May is Cemetery Sunday in Shanganagh Cemetery. You are invited to the Annual Mass of Remembrance which takes place at 3pm.
The Parish Christian Meditation Group continues to meet throughout the summer months, every Tuesday at 8pm in the Parish Centre Harbour Room. All are welcome. No previous experience of meditation is necessary.
Congratulations to the 83 girls and boys of the Harold School who made their First Communion here yesterday. We pray that they will continue to grow closer to Jesus in the years ahead. A special thanks to the parents who helped with the Do This in Memory of Me Programme throughout the year.
Our thanks for your support last week
Diocesan Priests: €1,332 and
“Experience something life changing”: The 2012 Lough Derg Pilgrimage Season has officially launched and we are proud to present another great season packed full of events. Whether you need a few days peace and quiet from modern life or a fun day away meeting new people at one of our specialized events, we are sure we have something for you..For further details check out notice board or brochure on our website www.loughderg.org
The Eucharist in Our Daily Lives:
Explore the mystery of Eucharist through our lived and shared experiences.
Facilitated by 'Partners in Faith', a small group including a religious sister.
Tuesday 22nd and 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm in Our Lady's Hall, Dalkey.
Angela Haskins is holding her monthly Coffee Morning next Sunday 27th May in aid of Pieta House (Suicide and self harm Crisis Centre).
Message from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
“The Bishops of Ireland are deeply grateful for the donations given to the four National Collections which have been taken up since 2009 for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.
Your support means that Ireland is able to extend a warm welcome to visitors to Dublin from Ireland as well as from all over the world for this very important event in the life of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which will take place from 10th to 17 June. The Congress can be for the Church in Ireland a moment of renewal and I would ask you all to keep the event in your prayers.
Archbishop of Dublin”
The next meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday on Friday June 1st from 11-12noon.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Ann Golden Sandycove, Br Eunan Presentation Brothers Glasthule and Paddy Buckley (Funeral Mass Monday 11am.)