From Father Peter’s Desk

From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 12th December, 2017

This Week : The best aerobics, the best Christmas Carols, the best school singing, the Leinster Orchestra .. it all happened on Sunday afternoon in the Parish Carol service. ‘The Twelve days of Christmas’ ended a wonderful hour and truly created the Christmas spirit. Adults and children alike left with a big smile. But many...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 6th December, 2017

This Week: Matthew’s Gospel tells us that our left hand mustn’t let our right hand know what we are doing when we are caring for the needy (Mt.6,3) but we want you to have a little peek at what the left hand is up to… last Sunday we gathered 140 bags of food and other...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 1st December, 2017

It was Christ the King, the great solemnity that ends the liturgical year; the altar was richly decorated and the DTIM* children received the sheep they have to mind until Christmas day. They have to bring the sheep closer to the Baby Jesus over the next four weeks of advent. The Finance Committee produced their...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 22nd November, 2017

The sixth class Girls and Boys from Queen of Angels made their confirmation commitment at the Family Mass, they read and rang the bells and held up their enrolment forms. It was a lovely Mass. It was also a week of agreements. Several agreements were reached with Sandyford Parish about the Christmas Mass times and...

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

What’s going on in this Parish? Well there is a whole lot. Just this week we had the beautiful Bethany Mass whereby the families of all those who were buried from this Church during the last 12 months carried forward a candle of remembrance and placed it before the Altar. This liturgy had been preceded...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 2nd October, 2017

There is no mid-term break in the Parish … In fact there is a great busyness around the Church. The Pastoral Centre is a hub of activity much of it related to the Parish or community. On Wednesdays we have Hospitality (now running for 25 years) whereby a fabulous team bring the community together after...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 24th October, 2017:

Again the Parish has to report a lot of activity – Very solemn: the Funeral Team assisted at three funerals this week. – Very joyful: we had our second “Do This in Memory” communion preparation. – Very official: the PPC* assisted community members in filling out Garda vetting forms after Masses on Sunday. – Very...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 17th October, 2017: "I Love You"

Ophelia tried to steal the limelight but she couldn’t overshadow important events that happened this week in the Parish. On Saturday Bill and Alice Sutherland celebrated their golden jubilee surrounded by family and friends. The Mass was beautiful, finishing with a reflection by Alice and Bill about how the words “I love you” grow in...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 10th October, 2017: The Passing Of The Mantle

There was such a fervour of activity around the parish this last week. A historical liturgy took place on Sunday at 11.30 mass with the passing on of the parish from Fr. Dermot to Fr. Peter. There were important symbolic gestures that highlighted the role and importance of the community. The keys, the book of...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 3rd October, 2017: ‘Twas a powerful week

‘Twas a powerful week. The Parish was well represented at the gatherings to prepare the World Meeting of Families (21-26th August 2018). The 15 parishioners took home the excellent materials and the infectious enthusiasm that Martin Kennedy gave us, free of charge, for the upcoming event and the arrival of Pope Francis. Here’s some photos...

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