Father’s Day Prayer

What makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ……………DAD


Parish Shop

parishofficeOpening Hours are Tue/Wed/Thur 9a.m. – 1p.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri.
Candles for graves €2.50 (In loving memory, St Padre Pio,St Martha) Limited stock available.
Summer Schedule: Any Daily Mass Intentions left in should also include a phone number.Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left in the office or post-box by 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection 12th JunePlanned Giving

The Envelope collection last Sunday amounted to €970. Thank you for your generosity.



Blessing of Expectant Mothers

Before 7pm Saturday 18th June Mass or 9am/11:30am Mass Sunday 19th June.



We welcome Fiadh Rosa Mary Masterson, Cian Alexis Ledoux, Madison Niamh Howley, James Gaffney and Chloe O’Neill who were baptised last Sunday.




We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Kitty Harris who is recently deceased. May she rest in peace.


Kenure 150

A slide and talk show by Ray Taylor entitled “Humanitarian Aid Work In War Zones” will take place in Kenure Church on Saturday 25th June at 8pm. Everyone welcome.



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.




Confession times

Confession times are at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.




Upcoming Events for June

  • 26th Blessing of the Graves – Whitestown @ 3pm
  • 26th Blessing of the Graves – Kenure @ 6pm. (People are requested to bring a bottle of Holy Water to the graveyard. Holy Water will be available in the Church)




Child Safeguarding Training

The Parish Pastoral Council and The Child Safeguarding Officers have organised Child Safeguarding Training on the following dates in October: Monday 17th and Monday 24th from 7pm to 9:30pm. The training is split over two evenings and it is mandatory that Parish Clergy, Parish Staff, Sacristans, Safeguarding Reps, Volunteers who work directly or indirectly with children & the Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council attend both evenings.




Monthly collection will take place at all Masses next Sat/ Sun June 25th /26th. Last month’s collection was €1245, many thanks.




World Youth Day

Next month, Lucy McGuinness, Aoibheann Corcoran, Clara Bollard, Ailbhe & Roisín Sheridan and Ailise Dunne (St. Maur’s Youth Choir): Sadhbh Price, Garrett Jones & Eamonn Mackey (St. Joseph’s Secondary School) will travel to Krakow next month to represent St Maur’s parish and join in celebrations for World Youth Day (WYD) with His Holiness, Pope Francis. They have met their Fund Raising Target and again would like to Thank You, Parishioners, Parish Pastoral Council and the Clergy of the parish for your kind support. They will be displaying information on WYD in the porch over the coming weeks. Feel free to take a look.



Camp Veritas

Camp Veritas is a one week ‘play and pray’ sleep away summer camp for teens 12 to 18 years old. This is it’s second year running in Ireland and it is being held at Maynooth University Campus from the 26th June to July 1st this year. Cost for campers is 450 dollars (rate of conversion on date of payment). Volunteers are also needed and can be aged 18 and upwards…(free for volunteers). Lots of fun and lifelong friendships to be made and a chance to deepen your relationship with Jesus. A week not to be missed!!! For more information and registration log on to www.campveritas.ie


Stars & Stripes Forever

An Independence Day Spectacular will be held on Monday July 4th at 6:15pm in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Admission is free. Organists Stuart Nicholson and Harry Meehan present a star spangled recital of music from stage & screen to celebrate American Independence Day. To reserve seats email organist@stpatrickscathedral.ie – further details available from www.stpatrickscathedral.ie




Prayer of Abandon

Father, I abandon myself into Your hands, Do with me what You will. Whatever You may do, I thank You. I am ready for all, I accept all. I Let only Your will be done in me and in all Your creatures. I wish no more than this, O Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul. I offer it to You with all the love of my heart. For, I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself, to surrender myself