SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: The following are the important dates regarding the preparation and celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation in our parish.
Sunday, November 11th @ 12noon: Enrolment Mass in St. Patrick’s Church
Tuesday, November 20th @ 8.00pm. in Scoil Íosa: Session 1 of “You shall be my Witnesses” programme
Tuesday, November 27th @ 8.00pm. in Scoil Íosa: Session 2 of “You shall be my Witnesses” programme
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 Retreat for Confirmation Children at Knock Shrine
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 @ 8.00pm. in Scoil Íosa: Session 3 of “You shall be my Witnesses” programme
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 @ 8.00pm. in Scoil Íosa: Session 4 of “You shall be my Witnesses” programme
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 @ 8.00pm. in St Patrick’s Church: Sacrament of Reconciliation and Ceremony of Light
Saturday, February 9th, 2019 in St. Patrick’s Church: Sacrament of Confirmation at 12 noon.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
The children in 2nd class in Scoil Iosa will receive their First Holy Communion at a special Mass at 11.ooam. on Saturday 11th May 2019.
The ‘Do This in Memory’ Preparation Programme will take place at the 7.30pm. Mass in St. Patrick’s Church on the following dates:
Saturday 6th October 2018: Enrolment Mass
Saturday 27th October
Saturday 24th November
Saturday 15th December
Saturday 26th January 2019
First Confession: Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 7.30pm.
Saturday 16th March
Saturday 13th April
Saturday 4th May
Saturday 11th May: First Communion Mass at 11.00am.
Saturday 22nd June: Feast of Corpus Christi
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 2017 – 2021
The new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) was formally commissioned on Holy Thursday. The Council consists of a core group of 16 people and 5 sub-groups that will deal with specific matters of ministry in the parish, e.g. Outreach to the Elderly, Inclusion (ensuring that all the diverse elements of our parish feel included, e.g. people with special needs, members of our immigrant community and various ethnic groups), Communications, Youth, Eucharistic Adoration Renewal.
The PPC/Core Group is made up of representatives of the sub-groups & Fr Stephen.
Core Group: Kevin Henry (Chairman), Eileen Lynch (Vice Chairperson), Mary Grealy (Secretary), Mary Henry (Vice Secretary), Mike Byrne (PRO), Anne Lyons, Julia Kelly, Orla Phillips, Mary Mulrennan, Clare Higgins, Lydia Biesty, Eileen McDonagh, Frank Browne,
Willie Ryan, Orla Loftus Moran, Mike Griffin (Liaison with Parish Finance Committee).
Outreach to the Elderly: Clare Higgins (Group Leader), Lydia Biesty, Mary Grealy, Marion Regan, Laura Brogan.
Inclusion: Anne Lyons (Group Leader), Julia Kelly, Orla Phillips, Mary Henry, Laura Brogan, Kevin Henry, Marion Regan.
Communications: Frank Browne (Group Leader), Willie Ryan, Orla Loftus Moran, Mary Henry, Ruth Murphy, Mary Grealy.
Youth: Kevin Henry (Group Leader), Mary Mulrennan, Eileen Lynch, Frank Browne, Mary T. Griffin, Eileen Donnellan, Siobhan Conlon, Orla Phillips, Eileen Jordan, Clare Higgins, Ruth Murphy.
Eucharistic Adoration Renewal: Mike Byrne (Group Leader), Eileen McDonagh, Mary McGuire, Mary Waldron.