From Father Peter’s Desk

From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 15th August, 2017

In spite of the Summertime there has been a lot going on in the parish. There was a debrief meeting of many of those involved in the visit of the American students. It was an extraordinary moment where people from both parishes shared the good the bad and the interesting from the experience. A follow...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 5th July, 2017

Come to our Camino! The Parish is going to Glendalough on Tuesday 25th July to walk The St Kevin’s Way in the company of our American guests. 16 easy kilometres with moments of rest and reflection. A bus will be provided which will leave the church grounds at 9.00am on Tuesday 25th July. Bring a...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 28th June, 2017

In spite of the holiday weather there is still a great effervescence of activity around the parish. A meeting was held with the families who are going to host our American visitors from 21st to 31st of July. The PPC (parish pastoral council) had its last meeting before the summer break. Again the whole issue...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: Breaking News, 20th June, 2017

*Breaking News* ….. The launch of the “World Meeting of Families” (21st- 26th of August 2018) has taken place in Balally Parish. This is one of the biggest events on the horizon for the Irish Church indeed for the entire nation. Pope Francis is expected to be one of the many visitors from all over...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 20th June, 2017

Two things dominated the parish this week one was the weather and the other was the feast of Corpus Christi. The “Do This in Memory (DTIM)” programme finished with the participation of the first communion children in the Family Mass. One of organisers invited parents to continue their involvement in the liturgy by becoming members...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 13th June, 2017

There was only *one *game in town this week: Fr. Lane’s Golden Anniversary Mass, the Parish celebration of 25 years of our Parish Priest as well as the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the parish. For many it was the most beautiful liturgy that we’ve had in the Parish for some time. The symbols,...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 9th June, 2017

Last Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost was a day of great colour and variety at all the Masses. The boys and girls from Queen of Angels and St Olaf’s schools, who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation participated in the 10am Family Mass. There was an array of county and club colours to be seen...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 30th May, 2017

Sunday was our Parish feast day, the day of the Ascension. The Parish was named of the Ascension by the Archbishop of Dublin when the parish was founded in 1977 and the Church dedicated in 1982. This means that the Parish should always celebrate this feast day in a *special* way. We did it this...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 27th May, 2017

It was *hectic*, it was *beautiful *it was *prayerful*. This year’s first Holy Communions from Queen of Angels, St. Olaf’s and Educate Together were *magnificent*. All the work of the teachers, SNA’s, and school staff, the Do This in Memory team, Choirs, the Altar Society, the Flower Power team and many others came together to...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk: 16th May, 2017

You will have noticed a lot of comings and goings this week in the Parish. Four schools with choirs have been rehearsing for the first Holy Communions. New art work is appearing daily on the walls of the Church telling us something about the boys and girls who will receive their first Eucharist and *grow...

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