Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 41 03rd October 2010
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Fr. Joe’s Farewell
As a community who faithfully gather and celebrate the Eucharist week by week, and at special moments in our lives. We are invited to gather for a Mass of Thanksgiving on October 21 at 7.30pm. Fr Joe has celebrated literally hundreds of Masses during the years that he has been with us here in Lusk, presiding at Weddings and Funerals, Sunday Masses, morning Mass and the great celebrations at Easter and Christmas and now we gather to thank God for his life and ministry. In the company of Bishop Field we will ask Gods blessing on him as he begins his ministry with a new community in Rathgar. We hope that all the parish groups and ministries will be able to participate in the Mass on that evening. After the Mass there will be refreshments in the School Hall, everyone is invited to enjoy the social side of the evening too. We hope to make a presentation to Fr Joe on that evening and during the past week donation envelopes have been circulated throughout the parish. If you are able to contribute please return the envelope to Lusk Parish Office or at the Church as soon as possible. Fr Paul Hampson will be arriving in the Parish on October 28 and we hope to make him very welcome as he begins his ministry among us. Many thanks, The Farewell Committee.

St. Maurs
St. Maurs are holding a fundraising Christmas Draw for the club. The Draw has over 200 prizes and tickets are available from the club website and local sellers. 

Lusk Active Retirement Association
Monthly meeting on Wed. 6th October 2010 at 10:30 a.m. In Lusk scout den All residents over 55 years welcome to attend. Names and deposits will be taken for our night out on 28th Oct.

Lusk ICA
The October meeting of Lusk I.C.A. Will take place on Wed 6th at 8.30 pm in the Scout Den. New members are always welcome.

 Support Service for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse. Emotional Support Group Meetings will recommence on Tue Oct 5th at 8pm in Amen, St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Contact 046 9023718 for further information.

A series of three evening talks by Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon, S.J. Tuesdays, 5, 12 and 19 October, 2010 - 8.00pm to 9.30pm Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. In this time of unprecedented turmoil and confusion in the Catholic Church, many people are wondering if the Church is capable any more of proclaiming to our contemporary world the Good News entrusted to it.  What kind of change is needed, they wonder, if the Church is once again to inspire confidence in its message and energy for its mission? In this short series of talks, Fr. Gerry O’Hanlon, S.J., will suggest that the key to the profound renewal to which the Church is being urgently called today is already available to us in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.  Rooted in Scripture, the teachings of the Fathers and more recent theological developments, Vatican II opens up a vision of the Church that is at once faithful to our deepest traditions and capable of responding to the challenges of our contemporary world. Contribution at your discretion.

Lusk Athletic Club
25 Lusk athletes took part in the second round of the Dublin cross country league in the Phoenix park last Sunday. The next competition is on Sunday 3rd October in the Phoenix Park again. Training continues on Tuesday nights behind Lusk National school at 7pm. All ages and abilites are welcome.

National Day of Prayer
Conscious that prayer is the most effective way of promoting reconciliation and eliminating the threat from the dissidents at this time; the committee of St Oliver Plunkett for Peace and Reconciliation committee are inviting a ‘National Day of Prayer’ on Tuesday 12th October, the anniversary of St Oliver’s canonisation. As our patron for peace and reconciliation, we believe that St Oliver intercession is quite powerful in this regard and that he is ever eager to assist us in any way that he can. Resources and prayers for Mass in honour of St Oliver can be found on the website:

Readings for Sat 9th & Sun 10th October
1st Reading Second Kings (Kings2 5:14-17)
2nd Reading  Second Timothy (Tim 2:8-13)
Gospel According to Luke (Lk 17:11-19). Pages 48 of The Gospel of Luke –Year of Evangilisation.