Prayer for Mother Teresa who is been canonized this weekend at the Vatican
Heavenly Father, You blessed Mother Teresa with gifts of love and compassion so she could spend her life in service for the poorest of the poor. May we imitate her examples of holiness by sharing our faith and reaching out to those in need.
O Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, so compassionate were you toward the sick, the hungry and the unwanted. Your heroic virtues and the graceful faithfulness in which you lived as a servant of God are beautiful examples of your love and union with Him. We rejoice in your beatification and we praise and thank our loving God for your life and generosity. Help us to follow the Gospel as faithfully and lovingly as you did. Amen.
Blessing of Schoolbags
The Blessing of Schoolbags will take place at all Masses at the weekend of September 10th /11th.
World Youth Day
We hope to have some of the local parishioners who attended World Youth Day will briefly speak at all Masses at the weekend of September 10th /11th.
Fr. Clinton will be saying his last Masses of the Summer this weekend. We thank him very much for his great contribution.
Fr. Peter will say Masses here on September 10th & 11th. Fr. Kevin Barterly will say his first Mass here on Thursday September 15th at 9am.
Opening Hours Tue/Wed/Thur 9am – 1.m. Shop closed Mon and Fri.
Any Daily Mass Intentions left in please also include telephone number. Any Intentions for weekend Masses need to be left into the office or post-box by 12pm on Thursday to be included in Altar list. Thank you.
Harvest Dues Envelopes collected this weekend, We thank you for the contribution
Invitation from Jesus
Come adore the Lord in silent prayer all day Thursday from 7am – 10pm.
Confession times are at 6:30p.m. before Saturday evening Mass and on request.
We welcome Ruby Fiona Gail, Daragh Michael Clune, James Peter Thorpe, Jamie Andrew Bissett and Adam William King who were baptised last weekend.
Planned Giving Envelope
The Planned Giving Envelope Collection for last Sunday, August 28th, amounted to €1010. Thank you for your generosity.
Julian Prayer Group:
The Julian Prayer Group meetings resume on Tuesday, Sept 6th, in Meeting Room behind the sacristy after 9am Mass. These meetings provide an opportunity to reflect on Readings from Scripture and to share in prayer together. All welcome.
Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage
The Legion of Mary Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, takes place Sunday 25th September. The Bus will leave Skerries Church at 7am. Pick up at Eurospar Rush at 7.15am. Contact Lorraine 087-6203317.
A call has been logged about the ongoing issue with the radios. We hope to have it rectified shortly.
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.
Skerries Lifeboat RNLI
The Skerries Lifeboat RNLI are having a fundraising flag day on October 1st and need volunteers who can help us with the collection. If you can spare 1 or 2 hours on that day please contact Jan on 0868294785
B.E. – Beginning Experience
B.E. Beginning Experience is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce. This is a healing ministry, which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with bereavement is a skill we can all learn. Meetings begin Wednesday 7th September for 7 Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm in White Friars Community Centre, Aungier St., Dublin 2 For further information phone 086 0877379 email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.beginningexperience.ie
Millhill Ladies Badminton Club
The new season is for the Millhill Ladies badminton club is starting. We are holding 2 open nights on Tuesday 6th September and Tuesday 13th September 8pm to 10.30pm. All ladies are welcome experienced or beginners. Admission free on open nights. Some rackets available. For more information tel 087 7520506
Back to School Prayer
We thank you for the fragrance of a new box of crayons, Lord, the rainbow in each perfect row; thank you for each bundle of snowy white notebook paper, awaiting fresh possibilities. May they remind us that you make all things new and bless us with abundance. Thank you for this ruler, for every eraser that tops every pencil. May they help us remember to measure our blessings but never your boundless love for us, to allow for the making of mistakes as a normal part of human learning. As we lay out our new clothes for these first days of school, help us to remember to put on Christ each day, too , and to “clothe the naked” as he asked us. But mostly, God, help us remember that Jesus is always out best and most devoted teacher that we never outgrow all his lessons on how you want us to live and learn.
Spirituality and Human Development Course
The Marino Institute of Education has been offering a programme in Spirituality and Human Development for several years. This Adult Education Certificate is an inspiring and life changing programme open to all regardless of formal educational background. It is a two-year part-time course which takes place on Tuesday evenings and six Saturdays throughout the year. There will be ten modules and six workshops (see www.mie.ie under Education Courses for further details). This programme begins on 20 September 2016. For further information, contact Mary
at email@example.com or at 087 450 8549
Scoil Rince Fingal
Scoil Rince Fingal Irish Dancing classes recommencing in Rush Community Centre on Monday 12th Sep. Beginners 6.00pm-7.00pm. Seniors 7.00pm-8.00pm. Classes in St Catherine's NS on Wednesdays from 2.45pm-3.45pm starting 14th Sep. For more info please contact Margaret Harford TCRG @ 0863101170 or Elizabeth Finnegan TCRG @ 0863104908.
Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society
The Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society annual flower show is on this Sunday September 4th. Exhibits to be staged before 11.30a.m. Open to the public 2.30p.m. to 5p.m. in Balbriggan Community College, Drogheda Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Admission €3.
Faith for Life
The Archdiocese of Dublin is running an adult faith course for anyone seeking a deeper connection between their faith and their daily lives. This year the course will take place in three venues over four weekends: Kilcullen Pastoral Centre (from 1st/2nd October) Benildus (starts 14/15 Jan 2017) The cost is €200. Sponsorship may be available from your parish. For further information and application forms contact: 01 8373732 firstname.lastname@example.org
Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Vincent de Paul Education Bursary, Dublin Region are making a limited number of bursaries available for higher education and training. Please contact St. Maur’s Conference of St.Vincent de Paul by text or voicemail: 087-2137665. Closing date is mid-September.
Naul Gardening and Flower Club
The Naul Gardening and Flower club Annual Horticultural Show is on Sat 12th September 3pm – 6pm and Sunday 13th September 12 noon – 5pm in Clann mhuire GAA Hall Naul. Exhibits can be entered Friday night or Saturday before 11.30am. For a schedule tel (086) 2850561. For further information contact Christopher White. (086)2850561