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Posted on: 12 November, 2010


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Please pray for those recently deceased Robert Ryle, Blackditch Rd Maureen Mooney, LeFanu Rd Mass Intentions This Week Sun: (Sat 6.30 Patrick & Esther Whelan) 9.00 People of the Parish 10.30 Isabella &, Michael & John McMahon 12.00 John O Connor 6.30 Patrick McGovern Mon: Kathleen & Andy O’Brien/ Teresa Lappin Tue: John & Bridget Oman/ James & Annie McManus Wed: Kathleen & John McKeon/ Maureen & Harry Dawson Thur: Michael & Elizabeth Flynn/ Patrick Gannon Fri: Caroline Davis/ John Dwyer Sat: -----/ Patrick & Leslie Conway Sun: 9.00 Pro Populo 10.30 Tommy Wilson 12.00 Bridget O’Brien 6.30 Christopher & Peter Behan. May they rest in peace. Liturgy Groups for Week-end Masses Our thanks to the members of these groups who have generously served to enhance our Sunday Liturgy over the years, some of them since 2002! As we enter a new Church Year and a new Decade, it is an opportune time for each group to meet, to review their achievement, and seek to assess the challenges that are ahead for enriching Sunday Mass Obviously it is important to do this before Advent. The various groups will meet on these dates in Nov. Sat. Vigil 6.30pm Group: -- 8.00pm Mon. 8th Sunday 9.00am Group: -- 8.00pm Wed. 10th Sunday 10.30am Group: -- 800pm Mon. 15th Sunday 12.00noon Group-- 8.00pm Tues.16th Sunday 6.30pm Group: -- 8.00pm Thurs 18th. Meetings will be in Fr. Seamus’ House or in Parish Centre depending on size of the group. With sincere thanks for the past, and hopeful for a fruitful ministry in meeting together the hopes and challenges ahead. Church envelopes Boxes in bundles of 50 are available for collection this weekend and can be distributed during the weekend. If you were willing to drop in a box to either neighbour and bring all 3 envelopes weekly in to the church either on the plate on Sunday or at a time convenient to you then the income could be greatly increased. Update on Parish Debt Our thanks to you through the support of the Family Offering and other fundraising initiatives for helping to bring the Loan down to under €400,000. June 2009 €629,473. - Opening balance. June 2010 €417,647. - End of Church year account. However there has been a steady decline in the Family Offering and we need more collectors/ other ways of bringing in sufficient income to keep the payments up to date. Catholic Youth Care (CYC): Annual Collection takes place next weekend Sat/Sun 13th and 14th November. Will replace usual Share Collection. Palmerstown News Magasine Palmerstown News Bumper edition on sale now, packed full of stories, citizen information, high-lights of the year's events and much, much more. A great read for those long dark evenings ahead. Available now for just 4 euro. Lay Retreat Association: Day Retreat – Milltown Park, November 21. Director – Fr Michael Drennan SJ. To book, contact 2180274. Prayer for Vocations: Sunday 21 November – ‘Christ The King.’ Afternoon of prayer for vocations to priesthood and religious life at Saint Patrick's College Maynooth arranged by St Joseph's Young Priests Society. Commencing 2.30pm and Concluding 5.00pm. For more details ring (01) 493 8965 E-Good News: The November edition of e-Good News – a monthly e-zine supporting the reading of the Gospel of Luke can be downloaded from www.yearofevangelisation.ie Parish of Our Lady’s Nativity Leixlip: A four week course, “Come and See”. For people who wish to deepen their faith, using scripture and reflecting on faith at this time. Takes place on Nov 3rd, 16th, 24th, & Dec 1st, 8:15-10:00pm. Contact Parish Office for more details: Tel. 6243673. Catholics United for the Faith (CUF): A movement of laymen and women founded to support and defend the Church. The President of CUF (Mike Sullivan from Ohio, USA) will give a lecture at the The Elijah Prayer Group Clarendon Street Oratory on Monday 8th at 7pm Annual Mass for Deceased over past Year Thanks to all who attended and to those who organised the Mass last Thursday. A prayerful experience for all. Youth Remembrance Prayer 18th November at 7pm to 8 pm. St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay. Youth Remembrance prayer followed by tea and a chat! Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims this year is being held on Sunday 21 November: www.parcgroup.ie for further information. Iona Centre Autumn/Winter Lecture Series The Iona Centre, the pastoral centre of St. Colmcille’s Parish, Knocklyon, invites the public to participate in this time of preparation for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress. A series of reflections on the Mystery of the Eucharist Third talk: Fr. Finbarr Clancy, S.J. Sacrament of Communion Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 8.00 p.m Suicide - A Christian Response A talk given by Cllr. Derek Keating (Pieta House) followed by a discussion at the Parish Centre, Palmerstown on Tuesday Nov 9th @ 9pm. Tea & Scone provided.... All welcome! Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Takes place on Tuesday 9th @ 8pm. Suggestion Box in Porch We want your suggestions/thoughts/ideas etc. These are looked at by the Parish Council and if possible are acted upon. Can be given anonymously. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament As normal on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.

 


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