From Father Peter’s Desk

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

Begorrah, things have begun to speed up in the parish. People organising coffee mornings for the Hospice, people fund raising for education in Africa, “Gamblers Anonymous” having an open evening ….. just a few of the events that have taken place over the last while. But that’s not the half of it; the Family Mass...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 5th September, 2017: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”

Yes indeed the schools are back and the neighbourhood is filled each morning with the sounds of children chatting in the playground, the school bells ringing and parents sharing the latest local news at the school gates. We are blessed to have 2 great schools in our parish. The children, teachers and staff have been...

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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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