Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 33 08th August 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.

Ministers Rota Sat 14th & Sun 15th Aug
Ministers of the Eucharist
19.30 (Sat)            Peter Davis & Deirdre Jenkinson
08.30                      Ciara Gaffney
10.00                      Francis Morrissey & Ann Sweetman
11.30                      Dolores Dennis

Ministers of the Word
19.30 (Sat)            Richard Moore
08.30                      Vivienne O’Herlihy
10.00                      Eithne Mc Glennon
11.30                      Tom Clinton

Readings for Sat 14th & Sun 15th Aug
1st Reading the book of Revelation (Rev 11:19; 12:1-6, 10)
2nd Reading  is from the First Corinthians (1 Cor 15:20-26)
Gospel According to Luke (Lk 1:39-56). Pages 10-11 of The Gospel Of Luke –Year of Evangilisation.

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Course: Certificate in Children and Loss  (October 2010 – April 2011)
This training course is run by the Irish Hospice Foundation and is certified by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).  The course is approved for 12 CPD credits for members of the P.S.I. and has Category 1 approval by An Bord Altranais.  This course is designed to provide participants with theoretical content, skills training, and experiential work in this important area. Topics will include: younger children and loss; adolescents, parental separation, traumatic deaths and therapeutic interventions with children. The course is aimed at participants from a variety of professional and non-professional backgrounds and is offered as a full course only. Previous experience working with bereavement and/or with children and adolescents is highly desirable. Further information and application forms may be obtained from 01 679 3188, Email: Website:

Translating Newman for Today: A public lecture by Fr Michael Paul Gallagher SJ in St Francis Xavier’s Church Gardiner Street, Wed Sept 1st at 7.30pm. Admission free.

100th Birthday of Mother Teresa: A Special Mass to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be held on the 26th Aug at 7pm in St Teresa’s Church, Donore Avenue. Dublin 8. All Welcome

John Angotti: the number 1 Christian Music Artist in the States comes to Ireland from Sept 15th to 19th moving through the country conducting a series of workshops and mission, inspired by faith through music. He will be finishing his tour by joining 2nd Chance Mass in St Andrew’s Westland Row at 7pm on Sept 18th and a concert in Vicar Street with the 2nd Chance Music ministry, supported by the Cabinteely Gospel Group at 8pm on Sun Sept 19th. Tickets available at €20.00 from

Clonmacnois Youth Festival; 12th to 15th Aug 2010. Inspiring talks/Live Music/Prayer. Free buses, bring a sleeping bag, Catholic youth event, 16 to 35 year olds. Donation Only. Website:, Tel 6753690 or 086 302 5442

Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: 11th to 13th Aug 2010. Join in the spiritual and endurance challenge set by Lough Derg. Bookings can be made by contacting us on 071 98 61518 or by emailing Further information can be found on