Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 9 06th March 2011
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Insights into the Life of the Shepherd in Biblical Israel by Dr. James Fleming. The Lecture will help with practical illustrations for understanding the sayings of the prophets, Psalm 23 and the Shepherd parables of Jesus. The Seminar takes place on Fri 25th of Mar 10.15-13.45 at the Emmaus Retreat & Conference centre, Lissenhall, Swords. Details at

Rush Musical Society
“Anything Goes" runs at the Millbank Theatre, Rush from March 10th-19th (except 14th) 8pm. Bookings or 8437475 10am - 4pm.

Slow Down! Make time for God this Lent
Explore God’s loving presence in our busy world this Lent.  On each Tuesday evening of Lent from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Manresa invites you to a time of quiet Lenten prayer and reflection (8, 15, 22 and 29 Mar and 5, 12 and 19 Apr).  Directed by Fr. Ciary Quirke, S.J.  No need to book - just come along.  Contact Eileen or Valerie at (01) 833 1352 or or visit [Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3]

Parish Mission
A mission is a week of prayer and reflection, listening to the word of God, and finding out what God is asking of us as individuals and parish at this time in our lives. It is an opportunity for a new beginning, to individually and collectively serve God in a more meaningful way. It also an opportunity to find out how to make time in our busy lives to follow the teaching of His Son Jesus, especially at a time when we are approaching Holy Week and are preparing to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. The Parish Pastoral Council invites all parishioners to a gathering for Mission in the Parish church commencing on the 9th April. The Mission will be conducted by the Capuchin’s and will run for one week. Further details of the week’s events will be communicated at masses in the newsletter and be posted in the church. A parish prayer is currently being printed on cards to be handed out to all parishioners within the next week. This prayer will be said at all masses leading up to the mission, and we will be asking all parishioners to recite the prayer daily for the success of the mission in our parish. The Parish mission will begin on April 9th 2011. PPC. 

The International Eucharistic Congress 1932
As Dublin was chosen as the venue for the congress, ostensibly at least, to celebrate the 1,500th anniversary of the beginning of St Patrick’s mission to Ireland, Early Christian Ireland was often a theme in the decoration. Versions of ecclesiastical artwork associated with that period featured prominently in the multifarious material published about the congress, for which there was a phenomenal demand. The great achievements of the early church fathers in Ireland’s ‘golden age’ were celebrated proudly. Replica round towers, for example, were erected in two city centre locations. With many distinguished prelates from around the globe visiting Dublin for the congress, along with the international media interest, there was a sense that Ireland was on show to the world.

Mass on O'Connell Bridge

Lusk Athletic Club
Well done to all who took part in the Dublin Indoor Championships and good luck to all those who were lucky enough to qualify for the Nationals in Magherafelt and Nenagh.  A number of events are planned for the U10, U12 and U14 age group on March 6th, 13th and 27th in Raheny, Clonliffe and Skerries - so keep these dates free in your diary. Entries are now being taken on-line for the Great Ireland run in April, so now is the time to get ready for this and many other events that will be coming up for all ages throughout the summer.

Rolestown Badminton Club
Looking for new members, beginners welcome. Mon & Wed 8-10pm. For more information  contact

Follow up course for Readers
Take place on 14th, 21st, 28th Mar & 4th Apr at 8.00 p.m. in Clonliffe  College.  Topics covered will include the readings of the Easter Triduum & Gospel of Matthew. This course is open to those who attended the previous readers course and also new readers. Booking: 8087554, or email