Emigration Sunday, (Sunday 11th October)
We remember in prayer those who have emigrated this Sunday. A display board is in the church and if Parishioners wish to place a prayer on the prayer book provided beneath the board and light a candle they can do so this Sunday.
Child SafeGuarding and Protection
An Information/Training Session on Child SafeGuarding and Protection Service will take place here in the Church on Saturday 24th Oct from 12 noon to 2.30pm. This information session is an important element in the ongoing development of our Child SafeGuarding and Protection Strategy in St. Maur’s. All adults involved in any aspect of Church ministry and volunteering are invited and encouraged to attend.
Parish Council Meeting
We welcome five people who were interested in joining the parish council last Monday evening. The council reviewed the last year’s events and at the next meeting will plan ahead for the next year.
We wish to thank everyone who was involved in the Harvest last weekend. We thank Parishioners for their very supportive and kind comments. The fruit and vegetables that were donated have been distributed to St. Vincent De Paul and Crosscare.
Stations of the Cross
New wordings for the stations have been erected beside each station of the cross in the church. The new wordings are easy to read and are in fitting with the architecture of the church. The Parish Council wishes to thank all involved in this improvement.
Invitation from Jesus
Come adore the Lord in silent prayer all day Thursday from 7am – 10pm. Would you like to commit to a set hour or be on a substitute list or just come along any time during the day to pray in silent adoration. Leave name, address and phone number in post box.
Mission Sunday, (Sunday 18th October) The second collection next Sunday is the Mission Sunday collection. This replaces the share collection. One of the sisters of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will be speaking at mass.
Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Parish
(Saturday 31st October at 7p.m. Mass) Feast of All Saints.
The Julian Group
The Group will continue its programme with the Confirmation pupils on Tuesday next, Oct 13th. This week’s Scripture Reading for discussion “The Finding in the Temple” (Luke 2)
There will be ONE Mass on Saturdays in October at 7pm. There will be no 10am Mass. Confessions will be available at 6.30p.m. on Sat evening.
Planned Giving Envelope Collection 4th October
Thanks for your contribution of €1364.17 which will go towards your parish. We thank you for your generosity.
Bethany Bereavement Support Group
There will be a Public Talk on Wednesday 14th October 2015 at 8.00 pm – by Brid Carroll – Counsellor and Psychotherapist – COPING WITH LOSS, Clayton Hotel (formerly Bewley’s Hotel), Dublin Airport, Stockhole Lane, Swords.
The Anam Cara group is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 21st of October 2015 from 19:30 to 21:30 in Applewood Community Centre, Castleview Lawns/ Bunbury Gate Road, Swords, Co Dublin. The guest speaker for the evening is Patricia Wilson. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for room set up, we would appreciate if you could RSVP to email@example.com before Tuesday, 20th October 2015 or call us 01 4045378.
Baptisms for Sunday 8th and 22nd November
Preparation meeting on Wednesday 4th November at 7.30 p.m. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 3rd November. Please note that godparents/sponsors must be baptised Catholics and over 16 years of age. See the parish website for more information.
As you may be aware Fr Cullen has not been well and is under the care of his family at the moment. If you wish to leave in a get well card or a personal message you can leave them into the Parish Office and we will forward them onto him and his family.
The hours for the office are 9am – 1pm Mon – Fri.
St. Joseph’s Secondary School
Every Monday at 11.15 the school run a programme called Friendly Faces for senior citizens. It’s for a chat, cup of tea, help with technology, music and arts/crafts.
Lougshinny & Rush Historical Society
The Society are proud to present a talk entitled “The Maritime Aspect of the 1916 Rising” by Dr. Edward Bourke at the Strand Bar, on Thursday October 22nd. You are all welcome.
Rush Musical Society
RMS are holding a fundraiser to help develop their new premises “The Station House” in Rush. The hugely popular “Irish Garth Brooks Experience” take to the stage in St Maur’s GAA at 9p.m. on Sat Oct 17th. Tickets available at €20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 8740713