Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 37 05th September 2010
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Parish Priest Appointment
Archbishop Martin has appointed our Parish Priest. Fr Joe Mullan to replace the Parish Priest of Rathgar effective from November 1st 2010. Fr Joe will be leaving Lusk parish after a four year term as our Parish Priest. We wish him well in his new ministry and ask God's blessing on him as he brings his pastoral leadership to a new community. Archbishop Martin has appointed Fr Paul Hampson as Parish Priest of Lusk from Nov. 1st 2010. Fr Paul is currently a Priest Teacher in Tallaght Community School. We look forward to welcoming Fr Paul to the parish.

Lusk Community Council Thomas Ashe Life and Time Exhibition (1885-1917),
Saint Macullins Centre weekends from 28th Aug- 26th Sept 2010. Opening hours: Sat and Sun 2-5pm. Admission: Adults €2.50; Concessions €2; Child (under 12) €1. Kindly supported by Fingal County Council.

Living Library Balbriggan Library and Fingal LEADER Partnership have teamed up to look at setting up a ‘Living Library’ project which will take place in November. Living Library is an opportunity for intercultural learning and personal development aimed at people who usually have little access to or time for non-formal educational programmes. The project works with ‘Live Books’ who are volunteers from the community representing a stereotype. This could include a gay person, a lone parent, a migrant, a blonde or anyone who another person may have a misguided opinion on based upon one particular characteristic. People can then hire out their live books for a certain period of time which means they can sit and chat and ask questions which they never would have had the chance to before. Questions such as ‘What was it like for you to come out?’ or ‘When did you become blind?’ Do you know what colour looks like?’ can give a great insight into the lives of the volunteer. The idea is the renter will get information relating to the stereotype but also realised other qualities and skills the ‘live book’ has that shapes them as an individual. The event will run in Balbriggan Library with all renters and live books in the same room to keep the atmosphere informal and safe as well as social and enjoyable. At the moment Fingal LEADER Partnership and Balbriggan Library are recruiting for volunteers who would like to be a ‘Live Book’ for the day. The event will run in November for one Saturday morning. We will provide some training about what to expect and ensure that all volunteers have support for the event. If you would like to be part of this exciting event or would like more information, please contact Helen at 8020484.

Thanksgiving Mass
All Parishioners are invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on 21st October at the Parish Church. A reception in the Hall of the National School will take place after the mass. A gift from the Parish will be presented to Fr Joe on the night, and envelopes for donations will be distributed throughout the Parish, or can be obtained from the Parish Office. These envelopes will be available from 24th September and should be returned to Parish Office before 8th October.

Rimini Address A reminder that the full text of Archbishop Martin’s recent address in Rimini, “John Henry Newman, Faith and Reason, The Ireland of  Newman– the Ireland of today,” is available on the diocesan website 

Lusk Active Retirement Association
Meeting on first Wednesday of every month at 10.30am in Lusk Scout Den. Any Lusk resident over 55 years of age is welcome to join. Dates: 1 Sept 2010; 6 Oct 2010; 3 Nov 2010; 1 Dec 2010 (AGM)

Adult Education Evening classes will commence in Skerries community college on 20th and 22nd of September. Enrolment will take place in the college on 13th and 15th September between 7 and 9 pm.

Lusk Athletic Club
The Little Athletics group will return to training on Tuesday 14th September behind Lusk National school at 7pm. Training for the older athletes and adults continues on Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 7:30pm. Training for cross country also takes place on Sunday's at 11:30 in Ardgillan.

Readings for Sat 11th & Sun 12th Sep
First Reading Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19
Second Reading First Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel Luke 15:1-32 Pages 44 & 46 of The Gospel of Luke –Year of Evangilisation.