Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 43 17th October 2010
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Fr. Joe’s Farewell Mass of Thanksgiving will be held next Thursday (Oct 21st) at 7.30pm. 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. After the Mass there will be refreshments in the School Hall, everyone is invited to enjoy the social side of the evening too.

Lusk Athletic Club
Sunday 17th sees the last leg of the cross country league in the Phoenix Park. Registration is now taking place for the Championships on the 31st October and 14th November. Anyone wishing to take part should give their name at training on Tuesday or Thursday nights.
Due to the numbers of children taking part in the Little Athletics section, we have had to close our admissions for now. We will be taking names of those who may want to join when more places open up. New mentors are always needed at all levels of the club, so please come forward if you wish to help out.

Next Weeks Readings
Sat 24th- Sun 25th Oct.
First Reading: Sirach (35:12-14, 16-18).
Second Reading: Second Timothy (Tim2 4:6-8, 16-18)
Gospel: According to Luke (Lk 18:9-14). Page 50 of The Gospel Of LukeCelebrating the Year of Evangelisation

Young Adult Retreat
If you are in the 18 to 26 age group and are looking for a weekend retreat with a difference, check out Adventure Retreats Ireland weekend on 19-21st November. The weekend, as part of its young adult series of adventure retreats, is being held at the Congregation of Sacred Hearts Damien centre in the beautiful rural hinterland near Cootehill in Co. Cavan. The theme of the retreat will be Love Beyond all Measure with key note speaker being Dr Brendan Comiskey Special rate of €99 full board. Contact: 049 5552245 or

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

A new initiative to support people to up-skill or retrain and get a job or move on to further education or training. JobFit is a personalised programme for unemployed people offering free skills training, free job search support and free work placements with local employers. To find out more about, or Free phone 1800 303 357

St Maurs Christmas Draw
Tickets now available. Over 200 prizes to be won. Tickets available, locally, from the club, or direct from the club website.

Irish Missionary Union
hosts several events happening for the month of October. Which include, National Day of Prayer, Mass for Missionaries, Mission Sunday Theme: Together in Mission, Viatores Christi 50th Anniversary Conference. Please see for full details.

Youth Remembrance Prayer
18th Nov at 7-8 pm. St. Paul's Church, Arran Quay. Youth Remembrance prayer followed by tea and a chat! For anyone who is between 18 and 30. This will be a half hour pray where we give time to remember the people that have gone before us. All Welcome. For more information contact

Office of Evangelisation
We have produced z-cards – illustrating the Gospel of Luke and serving as a tool to remind people about the Gospel and to use the website to nurture a common reading of the Gospel of Luke.

Young Adult (18-30) Retreat in Glendalough 15th-17th Oct. Take some time for yourself. Come to Glendalough meet new friends and enjoy the monastic setting and walk in the footsteps of St. Kevin. Contact or call 8725055.

The Pope John Paul II Awards
Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit or contact Anna Keegan or Tel: 01 8725055

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