Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 42 10th 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 Athletic Club
A total of 25 Lusk athletes continue to do very well in the Cross country leagues. The final round of this competition will take place on the 17th October in the Phoenix Park. Registration is now taking place for the Dublin Championships on the 31st Oct & 14th Nov. Anyone wishing to take part should give their name at training on Tuesday or Thursday nights.
Little Athletics training continues on Tuesday nights at 7pm we are also looking at developing a Fit 4 life section within the club for adults who would like to take part.

Next Weeks Readings
First Reading: From the book of Exodus (Ex 17:8-13).
Second Reading: Second Timothy (Tim2 3:14-4:2)
Gospel: According to Luke (Lk 18:1-8). Pages 49-50 of The Gospel of LukeCelebrating the Year of Evangelisation

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Round Towers Lusk GAA Club Events
Halloween Camp: 26th, 27th, 28th Oct
Club Open Night: 22nd Oct @ 8.30pm- 9.30pm
Juvenile AGM: 29th Oct @ 8.30pm- 9.30pm 
Nursery Open Day: 30th Oct @ 11am to 11.45am
All new members welcome
Contact Shane Treanor for further details 0861608672

Following the success of St. John's Gospel Choir, Mary O'Gorman and Yvonne McDonald, has set up “CORus”, dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to sing and have fun as part of a choir. No auditions, no need to read music. Join with friends and make friends. The first 9 week course starts on Tue, 12th Oct, from 7.30-9.00pm in St. Tiernan's Community School, Parkvale, Dundrum. Cost €80. For more details contact Mary on 087-9439380

“Songs for a Winters Evening” Friday, 15th October at 8pm in St. Mochta’s Church, Porterstown, Dublin 15 “Songs for a Winters Evening”, in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. Local soprano Mary Flynn and Harpists Mary & Teresa O’Donnell have come together with friends to present an evening of music and song, from Classical to Celtic, Contemporary to Jazz. Tickets are €15 available from the Parish Office between 9.30am and 12.30pm Mon-Fri, from the Sacristy after all Masses or please contact Sally at 085 2869380 or Mary at 087 2585398.

Spirituality Matters: Lecture series in contemporary spirituality: Tuesday Evenings, November 9th –December7th, 8pm – 9.30pm. Woodlock Hall, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Series Chairperson: Dr Bernadette Flanagan, All Hallows College/ DCU.  €20 For Series or €5 per Lecture Bookings: Email: T: 01 852 0717

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