Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 3 23rd January 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 School Enrolments for Sept. 2011

Lusk National School enrolment packs for Sept 2011, are available to collect from the school office until Fri 16th Feb 2011. These packs may be collected and returned between 9.30 am and 3 pm during school days.  All enquiries should be made to the school office at 8437738.
Applications forms to enrol pupils in Corduff National School for Sept 2011 are now available for collection from the school. A limited number of places are available. Completed applications must be received by Fri 4th Feb at 12.30pm  

Lusk Athletic Club
Training continues each Tue at 7pm for all ages & Thur at 7:30 for the older kids and the fit4life groups. We also have a run on Sun mornings around Ardgillan at 11:30 - all are welcome to this.
For the fit4life group there are a number of races coming up: The Ras na hEireann on the 13th Feb in Drogheda, the Fingal Duathlon on the 19th of Feb and 19th of Mar in Ring Commons, the Great Ireland run on the 10th Apr and the Pieta Dawn run in May. For more information http://www.luskathleticclub.ie/

Parish Information

Masses: Saturday Vigil 19.30. Sunday 08.30, 10.00  (choir), 11.30. Weekdays 09.00. Bank Holidays 10.00.  Holy Days 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.
Weddings: Please consult with Fr. Hampson at least six months in advance.
Confessions: Saturday morning 10.30 or by arrangement.
Devotions: Monday evenings Miraculous Medal Devotions, Expositions and Benediction 20.00. Daily Rosary after mass. Friday mornings Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

The International Eucharistic Congress 2012
Even though the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is not due to be held in Dublin until 10th June 2012, 72 weeks away, the preparations are well advanced for an historic week in the life of Catholic Ireland and in particular, the Archdiocese of Dublin. In order to keep you abreast of the planning process for the 50th Eucharistic Congress a website has been launched. It is www.iec2012.ie.

So what is the Eucharistic Congress?
It is an international gathering of people which aims to:

  • Promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church
  • Help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy
  • Draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist.

The Congress normally takes place every 4 years and the last Congress was held in Quebec in 2008. A lot of people in Ireland are familiar with the fact that the 31st Eucharistic Congress was held in Dublin in 1932. Our parents and grand-parents speak of it as a significant event in their own experience of Church. Since the preparations for 2012 began, people from all over the world have sent a wide range of memorabilia relating to the 1932 Congress, some of which will be on display at a special exhibition in 2012.

Next weeks Readings: Sat 29th & Sun 30th Jan
1st Reading is from the prophet Zephaniah (Zp 2:3; 3:12-13)
2nd Reading is from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (1 Cor 1:26-31)
Gospel: From the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Mt 5:1-12)

Lusk Parish Pastoral Council
The next meeting for the PPC will be held on Tue 1st Feb. 2011 at 8pm in the national school.