Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 6 13th February 2011
PARISH NEWSLETTER: If you would like an item placed in the parish newsletter in any given week you must contact the parish office (luskparish@eircom.net) by 12 noon on the Wednesday of the week of publication. If you would like to receive the newsletter weekly by e-mail or have relatives/friends abroad who maybe interested, please e-mail lusknewsletter@gmail.com

Parish Mission

What is a 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 card’s 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. PPC. 

The ACCORD Annual Collection
takes place this coming weekend 12th /13th Feb 2011. Emma Keane from Accord will speak at all masses.

Christian Unity Service
Sun 6th Mar at 3pm in St Patricks Church of Ireland Church, Donabate. All are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Card Launch
Lusk Tidy Towns Association Invite you to their annual St. Patricks day card launch & photographic exhibition. Guest of honour Mayor of Fingal Councillor Ken Farrell. Launch by Michael Kennedy T.D. in Murrays Top Shop on Fri 18th Feb 2011 8.30 till late. Music , refreshments & raffle. Everyone welcome.

Reflections for Valentines Day
Two MP3 files which contain spoken reflections on love and marriage are available on the Bishops’ Conference Audioboo page on the link http://audioboo.fm/IrishCatholicBishops  

Suicide Prevention & Coping with Grief
Malahide Bethany Bereavement Support Group, invite you to an Information Evening on Suicide Prevention and Coping with Grief Speakers: Rev Dr Tony Byrne CSSp & Sr. Kathleen Maguire PBVM, MA (Internationally Renowned Professionals for Suicide Prevention & Grief) . Tuesday 15th February, 7.30 -10.00pm, St. Sylvester’s GAA Club Hall, ChurchRoad, Malahide. All are welcome

Irish Dancing
Weir-Caffrey School of Irish Dancing, Classes In Lusk Community Hall, Fridays from 2.15pm to 3.15pm 4 -6 year olds, Fridays from 3.15pm to 4.15 pm 7 years upwards. Adult Ceili Classes Wednesday from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.  Rachel 0857268383

Lusk Athletic Club
 Well done to all the athletes who ran in the All-Ireland cross country championships in ALSAA last Sunday. This Sunday sees a number of our athletes take part in the Ras na hEireann in Drogheda. For the Juveniles training continues for the upcoming indoor season. Thanks to all who attended the club AGM last week.

Have your say for Community Activity!!!!
Would you like to have your say on what is important in your community?  Have you ideas about  how community services could be improved?  Do you believe that your area needs more community activity? Fingal LEADER Partnership’s Community Development Team is currently holding a community consultation to feed into the Local Community Development Programme (LCDP) Strategic Plan for the Fingal area which will run from 2011 to 2014.  The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLPcommsurvey or by contacting our office at 01-8020484 or contact hduffy@fingalleaderpartnership.ie.

Table Quiz
Lusk I.C.A. will hold a table quiz in the soccer club on Thur 17th Feb at 8.30pm. Tables of 4 cost €20 and all are welcome to come along and enjoy a fun night out.