Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 21 16th May 2010
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Lusk Parish Website
We are delighted to announce that a new Lusk parish website is now live and can be viewed at

Next Weeks Readings
1st Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1-11);
2nd Reading is from the 1st book of Corinthians (Cor 12:3-7, 12-13);
Gospel is according to John (Jn 20:19-23)

Lusk Active Retirement
Day Trip to Titanic Artefacts Exhibition on Thur 20 May 2010. Bus Leaves The Green Lusk At 11:30 A.M. Contact Lona or Tom. Total Cost €40.00 Per Person (Includes Lunch, Exhibition, Tour & Bus)

Short and Sweet Montessori
Dun Emer, Lusk. Free pre-school places available. Now enrolling for September 2010. Contact Maria on: 087 15 22 363

Fingal Senior Citizens Network
is holding a Tea Dance on the 16th June from 2.30pm to 5pm in The Brackencourt Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served at the event. There will also be a raffle and a door prize. Tickets cost €8. If you would like further information on the event you can contact: Kay O Brien 8439064. If you would like tickets please contact Helen at 8020484/  This event is kindly sponsored by the outgoing Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Ciaran Byrne. 

Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi & San Giovanni Rotondo
Places Available
18th – 25th August 2010
Group Leader: Sean Clare
Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom McGree
Contact Sean Clare 8438089

Blessing of the Graves 
Balrothery: Sun Jun 27th - Prayers and Blessings at 4pm.
SS. Peters and Pauls: Sun Jul 25th – Mass and Blessings at 4pm
Balscadden: Sun Aug 15th- Prayers and Blessings at 4pm
Balgriffin Cemetery: Sun Jun 20th at 3pm
Fingal Cemetery: Sun Jun 27th at 3pm

Counselling Course for Teenagers
We have developed a new course based on feedback from parents who have attended our teen parenting course. This new course is for the teenagers themselves to attend. It teaches techniques (through instruction, guided discussions and exercises) to help teenagers to
improve their self esteem, confidence and assertiveness. The teenager will gain a valuable insight into self-appreciation, self talk and self belief which will help them deal with the many issues teens face in society today.

The course will run with very small numbers in The Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, on May 29th.

It's a full day course in a relaxed and informal setup. More information on the course is available on our website or 086 6890582

Final call for singers 18-28 years to join Irish Youth Choir (IYC) this summer. Fancy spending a week on the stunning University of Limerick campus with up to 150 like-minded young people, followed by your very own national tour? Applicants must be available from Saturday 26th June to Sunday 4th July inclusive. Application form and information are available from or 061 234823.

Dublin Bay Cycle
Coolmine Therapeutic Community provides rehabilitation services for drug and alcohol addiction at three centres in  Dublin. They are organising a Dublin Bay cycle. The cycle will start in Bray at 11am on Sun May 23rd, finishing in Howth four hours later.  It’s going to be a fun day out, with prizes, treats and surprises throughout this leisurely cycle. Any adult with a moderate level of fitness should be able to easily complete the journey and free Dart tickets will be available for people who take part, making getting to and from the cycle even easier. Transport for bikes will also be available. It is a healthy way to spend a Sunday in May, raising money and supporting Coolmine and meeting lots of interesting people along the way.  Register

The May Edition of the e-Good news from the Office of Evangelisation is now available on or follow it on facebook:

RNLI Education Volunteers needed:
What you would do as an Education Presenter
Have a minimum of 2 hours per month to spare in your own area
Have good communication skills
Have experience of working with young people
Undergo the usual checks for working with young people

For more information on how to apply for this opportunity please see full details at

Weekend Retreats for Women: Weekend retreat for women will be held from Friday 21st May at 8 p.m. to Sunday 23rd May 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16. Cost €130. For more information Tel: 2889317.

Fingal LEADER Partnership is the integrated development company in Fingal. We produce a monthly newsletter which is useful for anyone wishing to find out more about what is going on in their community. This newsletter is for the use of community groups wishing to advertise their services locally as well as for the provision of information for groups on topics such as funding, community sector news, important dates and upcoming events. We welcome submissions from any community based group in the Fingal Area (east of N2) as well as any agencies who wish to provide information to the groups in this area. Please contact Sara on 8020484 or email with details and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Similarly if you would like to added to our mailing please just send an email requesting so.