Newsletter 22 september 2013

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Newsletter 22nd September 2013



A reminder to all parents of children intending to make their First Holy Communion or Confirmation takes place this Wednesday 25th September.


At 7pm, we invite parents of 2nd class to meet with the parish team who will be working on the parish program



At 7.45pm, we invite parents of 6th class to meet with the parish team who will be working on the parish program, CONFIRMING OUR CHILDREN.


Can we remind all parents to please bring along with them the Application Form given out recently, (along with the necessary Baptismal Certificates if needed) to the meeting. Deadline for application is Friday 4 October and all application forms are to come to the parish and NOT to the schools.



We are currently recruiting new Altar Server in our churches.


Serving is a vital ministry for both the lay faithful and the priests, in that it allows a young person to have a deeper knowledge of serving God, and gaining valuable skills such as team work, respect of others, playing a leading role in the Mass as well as making new friends.


Mary Manton (Tramore) and Bridget Walsh (Carbally) are our parish coordinators, and we adhere to the highest standards of safeguarding policies right across the parish.


Forms are available in the sacristy or the parish office and training will begin in early October.




Fr Michael Mullins, (Parish Priest of Ballybricken) has recently published a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. Copies will be available this week or can be ordered in the Parish Shop.

A number of small CTS books explaining the faith, telling the lives of saints, what he Church believes an lovely prayer and meditations booklets are now on sale in the Parish shop and on the bookstand in Summerhill entrance – with new titles arriving shortly.


Last year, there was an overwhelming response to our Rosary Garden. The garden in October, encouraged all of us to go back to praying the Rosary and for children, to teach them of the mysteries of our faith when praying this truly wonderful prayer. Our Rosary Garden will be here again this October, and we would be grateful for any contributions toward the cost of the flowers either into the parish office, or to the box by the sacristy. Work on the garden will begin in the coming weeks, and prayer guides and Rosary beads will be available in the parish shop.