Blessing for the Summer Holidays

Take time to claim your strength, this is a gift from God.
Take time to have fun, it is God’s way of teaching you your strengths.
Take time to grow yourself, only you can grow you.
Take time to trust yourself, God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant, it is better that being dependent.
Take time to share with others, they will bless you and you will bless them.
Take time to have hope, you are a child of God.

Parish Shop

parishofficeOpening Hours Tue/Wed/Thur 9am – 1.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri: Summer Schedule: Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office or post-box by 12p.m. on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.


Pontifical Charities Annual Collection (Peters Pence)

The Pontifical Charities Annual Collection will replace the Share collection this weekend July 2nd/3rd.



We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Rev. Kieran Carpenter who passed away this week. May he rest in peace.


Altar Servers

Please note new rota is up on notice board in the porch. Please take a copy of one.



We welcome Mason Horvat Savage, Evan Rhys Worthington, Sophia Nuala Seerengen McGee, Michael Eduard Longauer and Lucy Margaret Costello who were baptised last weekend.



Planned Giving Envelope Collection 26th JunePlanned Giving

The Envelope collection last Sunday amounted to €1016. Thank you for your generosity.


Child Safeguarding Training

The Parish Pastoral Council and The Child Safeguarding Officers have organised Child  Safeguarding Training on Monday 17th and Monday 24th of October 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 and the Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council attend both evenings.




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 postbox.




Confession times

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



Blood Bank

The Blood Transfusion Service will be in St.Maur’s GAA Centre on Monday,  July 25th from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.

Annual Sale of Work

The Annual Sale of Work in aid of Man-O- War Senior Citizens takes place on Sunday, July 10th in the Balrothery Inn Car Park from 11.00am.

Loughshinny Beach Water Safety Week 2016 CANCELLED

2016 CANCELLED: Loughshinny Beach Water Safety Week has been cancelled. There are permanent bathing restrictions at Rush South Beach and Loughshinny Beach for 2016 as advised by Fingal County Council. For details read more on the Fingal County Council website. If you wish to be notified about Loughshinny Beach Water Safety Week 2017 please email  with “subscribe 2017” in the subject line.

Interested in Spirituality?

A new programme in spirituality is being offered in partnership with Lumen – Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. This Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time programme which takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00 – 9.30p.m. and on seven Saturdays each year. The programme begins September 29th 2016. It is an exciting and spiritually enriching programme open to all, and no prior learning is required. For further information contact Anne Ryan, or by phone 08608843652

Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service Dublin

irish-cancer-societyThe Irish Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Service Dublin (Skerries, Balbriggan, Lusk, Clondalkin) is looking for volunteer drivers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments.  We are looking for volunteers to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. Driver expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email



Parish Weekly Bulletin

Please note that the weekly Parish Bulletin will not be published from July 17th to August
14th . (Publishing will resume on August 14th.)




World Youth Day

This month World Youth Day takes place in Krakow. Pope Francis has invited young people to come to Krakow to celebrate their Faith. Under the Theme “Blessed are the Merciful, for they will receive Mercy” the young people can experience fun, reflections, celebration, music and prayer and much more. The diocese is bringing two groups to the World Youth Day, teenagers 16 – 18 years of age and the Young Adults over 18. Both groups are given the opportunity to experience the World Youth Day. Please take a look at the wall in the front porch and see the young people from our Youth Choir and St. Joseph’s Secondary School who will be representing our parish.


 May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do
and wherever you go. May you talk to God this summer
and every day and in every situation.
May you talk with God every day.