Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 30 18th July 2010
PARISH NEWSLETTER: If you would like an item placed in the parish newsletter in any given week you must contact the parish office by 12pm (noon) on Wednesday of that week at the latest. 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 or contact the Parish Office.

Next Weeks Readings
1st Reading is from the book of Genesis (Gn 18:20-32)
2nd Reading is from the letter of St. Paul to Colossians (Col 2:12-14)
Gospel: According to Luke: Pages 35-36 in The Gospel of Luke, Celebrating the Year of Evangelisation (Lk 11:1-13).

Parish Office Opening Times
From Monday 12th July to August 1st 2010 inclusive, the Parish office will only be open Monday and Friday 10.00am to 12.00pm. It will be closed on Weds during this period.

Arthritis Ireland
Hiking is helping young adults with arthritis this summer!
Pick a Peak with Arthritis Ireland and hike to help bridge the service gap for young adults living with arthritis. To get involved visit www.arthritisireland.ie or phone 01 661 8188 to register your team .

Lusk Parish Times
Masses
Saturday Vigil: 19.30. Sundays: 08.30, 10.00 (choir), 11.30. Weekdays: 09.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00. Holy Day Vigil: 19.30, Holy Days: 9.00, 11.00.
Baptisms
Please contact the parish office. Usually 2nd Saturday of the month at 12.30. Last Sunday of month after 11.30 mass.
Confessions
Saturday morning 10.30.
Devotions
Monday evenings Miraculous Medal Devotions, Expositions and Benediction 20.00.
Daily Rosary after mass. Friday mornings Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Newsletter Publication
For inclusion of items related to the church and parish in the Lusk Parish Newsletter, please e-mail the Parish office (luskparish@eircom.net) by 12 noon on the Wednesday of the week of publication. The Parish Pastoral Council reserves the right to edit all submission for length, content and suitability.

Hope After the Scandals
Hope after the scandals: Renewing the Church’ How did we get here and how does the Church recover from this crisis?
Public talk with Phil Lawler, editor of Catholic World News; Wednesday July 21st; 7.30pm, Camden Court Hotel, Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Attendance is free of charge, but places are limited and bookings are now being taken. If you would like to attend please call 01.427.6486 or email info@irishcatholic.ie

News from Tróciare – Haiti 6 months on.
This Monday, July 12th, marks six months since Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake. Immediately after the disaster, parishes across Ireland answered Haiti’s call for help and held collections for Trócaire’s emergency response. As part of Caritas Internationalis, the world's second biggest humanitarian network, we can rapidly access communities in disaster-stricken countries.  These close links make sure your donations reach suffering people immediately and that, together, we can save lives.  Parishes helped raised €4,681,168, which is now rebuilding shattered lives across Haiti. Thanks to your generosity, Trócaire has provided:

  • Shelter to 900,000 people
  • Life-saving healthcare to one million people
  • Food to one and a half million people
  • Help rebuilding schools and hospitals
  • School-feeding programmes
  • Safe places for children in five main temporary camps
  • Trauma counselling and education for affected children
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We are now planning a major five-year rebuilding and reconstruction programme. Your support at this crucial time has helped the country take its first steps towards a new future. Thank you from Trócaire and most importantly, the people of Haiti. For more information visit www.trocaire.org. The following is a link to a video clip of Sally O'Neill, our Latin America Regional Manager, speaking from Haiti this week
http://www.trocaire.org/whatwedo/emergencies/haiti-earthquake-appeal