Saturday, October 23, 2010

seeing your life through the lens of the gospels

1 Today is Mission Sunday, a reminder to us that the Church and all its members are called to bring the good news of the gospel to others. Jesus sent out his disciples on a mission to let people know ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Recall when you have reached out to another in word or in deed to help them realise that they were cherished, perhaps by a word of sympathy or encouragement, or by giving a hand with a difficult task. What was it like for you to experience yourself as a person bringing help and encouragement to another?

2 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. When have you found it beneficial not to be working alone, but with another by your side? What difference did it make to how you felt, or to what you were able to achieve? John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

Reminder: Monday 1st November is All Saints Day
We are all invited to participate at Mass that day.
Mass Times will be
Saggart 9.00 am and 7.00pm
Newcastle 10.30am and 8.00pm
Rathcoole 12.00 am and 7.30 pm
(There will be no vigil mass on Sunday)
Note for the diary: The November Mass of Remembrance
For the deceased and their families will take place in Saggart on Thursday 11th November at 7.30
And in St. Finian’s Parish, Newcastle on Sunday 7th at 10.30 am.

Missions:Thank you to all who supported the the special collection in aid of the missions. You support in greatly appreciated. Irish Missionary Union hosts several events happening for the month of October, including, National Day of Prayer, Mass for Missionaries, Viatores Christi 50th Anniversary Conference. Please see for full details.

The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit or contact Anna Keegan or Tel: 01 8725055

Emmaus Vocation Journey: Wondering where God is call you in life? Ever thought about a vocation to the diocesan priesthood? Why not give one Saturday morning a month for the next sic months looking at these questions. The Emmaus Vocation Journey is an opportunity for those between the ages of 19 to 35 or so to pray together, to discuss and to learn more. For more details contact: Fr. Eamonn Burke. 0868346071 or

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