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St. Brigid’s Parish, Killester
Parish Newsletter
March 2015
Dear Friends,
The Archbishop’s recent visit to our Church for the celebration of Mass with all the religious and
consecrated people of the Diocese was a delightful occasion. Over six hundred Priests, Sisters,
Brothers as well as consecrated lay people attended on the 1st of February, the Feast of St. Brigid.
All were presented with St. Brigid’s Crosses, handmade by the girls of St. Mary’s Secondary School.
After the Mass a most pleasant reception was held
in the Pastoral Centre and, thanks to the staff of
volunteers and the wonderful planning and skilful
organisation of Karol, the Centre’s Pastoral Coordinator, everyone was made most welcome and the
day was a great success. Some of the many photos of the event are contained in the Newsletter
thanks to the kindness of Liam Mooney.
March will be a busy month. Apart from the
usual activities there will be a four week “You shall
be my Witnesses” programme, for the parents of
Confirmation Candidates on Monday evenings. Its
purpose is to assist parents prepare with their children at home for this Sacrament in conjunction
with the excellent work carried out at school. In this
way the Parish, Home and School will all be involved, and the preparation will be rooted in the
family life and practice of the Catholic home.
On Thursday nights in March, after Adoration, i.e. at 8.15 pm there will be discussion and listening on “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”. This is
the topic Pope Francis has chosen for the Synod of Bishops in October, and we have been asked by
our bishops to gather your views on changes in the world and how modern life now influences family
life. The family is the “Domestic Church”, and its evangelising influence on parents, children and
those around us is crucial. So please come along and make your voice and views heard. Who knows,
they may well end up in Rome being considered at the Synod.
Fr. Alex
Mass for the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered at a special Mass of Anointing at 3 pm, on the Feast
of the Annunciation of Our Lord on Wednesday March 25th, in St. Brigid’s Church Killester. All are welcome. Those who are housebound will be facilitated through our local community radio and a special remembrance will be made for them. Indeed, volunteers may wish to undertake driving them to the church
on that day.
Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration takes place in our Church on Monday and Wednesday after 10.00 am
Mass until 3.00 pm each day and on Thursday night between 7.00 and 8.00 pm. If you are prepared
to ‘watch for one hour’ of adoration per week you will be very welcome. Novena booklets and leaflets
are available in the Church including ‘’ The Power of an hour with Jesus’’. You are also welcome to drop in ‘just for a
few minutes’.
The theme for Thursday nights’ Adoration in March (7 to 8 pm) will be Prayers for people suffering from depression.
March Dates for your Diary
Sun 1 March
Mon 2nd
Thurs 5th
Sun 8th March
Mon 9th
Tues 10th
Thurs 12th
Sun 15th March
Mon 16th
Tues 17th
Wed 18th
Thurs 19th
2 Sunday in Lent
“Do this in Memory Mass”
10.30 am
“You shall be my Witnesses” (YSBMW)
Confirmation programme for Adults
P.R. Centre 8.15 pm
Synod on Marriage - (1)
Looking at real issues facing marriage today P.R Centre 8.15 pm
3rd Sunday in Lent
Confirmation Enrolment Mass
10.30 am
P.R. Centre 8.15pm
Boys’ first Confessions
7.30 pm
Synod on Marriage (2)
“Looking to Christ – Challenge of Good News” P.R Centre
8.15 pm
4th Sunday of Lent
YS B M W (3)
P.R. Centre
St. Patricks Day
Synod on Marriage (3)
“Approaches to Pastoral difficulties”
P.R Centre
“Service of Light”
(for all Confirmation Candidates and parents)
Sun 22nd March 5th Sunday of Lent.
Y S B M W (4)
Mon 23rd
Feast of Annunciation
Wed 25th
Mass for Sick with anointing at 3pm
Synod on Marriage (4)
Thurs 26th
(conclusion – recommendations)
Sun 29th March
8.15 pm
10.30 & 12
8.15 pm
7.30 pm
P.R. Centre 8.15 pm
10.00 am
P.R. Centre 8.15 pm
Palm Sunday
Commencement of Holy Week
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin with our Sacristans Larry Moore and Paddy Orange
Some of the capacity congregation in St. Brigid’s
In Memoriam
We deeply regret the passing of Sean Corrigan, who did much work in our Church and
Resource Centre, and was well known to some parishioners. In recent times he moved to America
with his family to begin a new life. He died in a tragic accident while working on a building in
Boston in the past week, and leaves a wife and three children.
May he Rest in Peace.
Recently Deceased - Please pray for the souls of:
Elsie McMahon – Rosevale Court
Josephine Fynes – Brookwood Avenue
Ida O’Kelly – Kilronan Court
Michael Moran – Ennafort Road
Kevin Molloy – Vernon Drive
Sean Corrigan – Louisburgh, Co.Mayo
Patrick Byrne – Harmonstown Road
Jean Owens – Killester Park
Bertie Fox – Brookwood Rise
Baptisms—We are happy to welcome into our Catholic Community:
Noa Doyle – St Brigid’s Grove Eoghan O’Connor – Collins Avenue Henry Dalton – Howth Road
Robyn Duggan – Brookwood Cresent
Zechariah Galvin – Furry Park Rad
Wedding—our Congratulations to:
Elaine Kiernan and Kevin Quinn
Pastoral Centre News
As mentioned already St. Brigid’s Day was a huge success and I would like to take
this opportunity to thank all the Volunteers who helped out on what was such a busy day. A
huge ‘thank you’ also came from Archbishop’s House who were delighted with the hospitality they received from the Centre. Well done to all!
Congratulations to all involved in “Downturn Abbey”. It was a huge success.
St. Michael’s House Chanel Unit hosts its Annual “Bring a Book buy a Book” day here in the Centre on
Wednesday March 11th from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. This is a great event for a very worthy cause. I’m sure there will
be something for everyone so please come along.
The Centre would like to wish all of those taking part in the “Strictly Come Dancing” night in aid of KARE
Social Services the very best of luck. The ladies and gentlemen have been here every Monday night rehearsing
tirelessly, to put on a great night and raise funds for this very deserving cause. “Strictly” takes place on Friday
March 6th in the Crowne Plaza, Santry.
Newsletter Distribution: Thank you
A warm welcome and a sincere thank you to our new volunteer who responded so generously to our appeal
for help in distributing the Newsletter. With our present number of volunteers we can now continue the good work of
delivering the Newsletter to all homes in the Parish.
Kathleen O’Regan, Co-ordinator
St. Brigid’s Parish Shop
There is now in the Parish shop a large range of First Holy Communion and Confirmation cards
together with a wide range of rosary beads, prayer books, rosettes
and other items associated with these sacraments.
Also there is a selection of St. Patrick’s Day cards and rosettes,
Easter cards, Mass Bouquets and signed Mass cards.
We have also put in place at our Shrines, Prayer and Novena booklets for the different
devotional prayers and ceremonies taking place in the Church.
So why don’t you call into the shop and see for yourself the items for sale before you go anywhere else.
The shop is located at the car park side of the Church.
All proceeds go to Parish funds
Parish contact details:
Monsignor Alex Stenson, P.P. 126 Furry Park Road
01-833 3793
Fr. Brian Durnin, C.C.
12 Brookwod Grove
086-853 8628
Parish Office
01-833 2974
Parish email:
[email protected]
Parish Website:
Resource Centre Ph. 01-853 4030
email: [email protected]
This Newsletter can be viewed on the Parish Website.
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