Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 18 25th April 2010
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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land,
Mon 21st Feb– Tue 1st Mar 2011 under the leadership of Fr Dermot Nestor and Fr Joe Mullan.
Information meeting with full itinerary, slides and time for questions and answers next Wednesday 28th at 8pm in St Cronan's church Brackenstown All welcome! Contact Jackie on 086 6086088

Learning to Advocate for your Child 
Helping you to build on the skills you already have to speak up for or speak out for your child. Crosscare Carer Support Programme invites you to join us on Tue 27th Apr. Rush and Lusk Educate Together N.S., Rathmore Road, Lusk. 11am – 12:30pm. Speaker Sarah Lennon from Inclusion Ireland. Understanding the background to essential services for children with special needs. Legal entitlements for children with special needs. Questions & Answer time. For more details contact Nora Kirrane Crosscare Carer Support Programme 8360011 086 8270032.

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Weekend Retreat: "The Non Violent Jesus and his Way of Non Violent Love for All." A weekend retreat from Friday 4th June, 6pm -Sunday 6th June 12 midday (non residential) will be held in the Le Cheile Community Centre, Collins Ave East, Dublin 5 (beside Donnycarney Church).This retreat will be led by Fr. Emmanuel Charles Mc Carthy, who has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for his life’s work on behalf of peace between and among people.

Next Weeks Readings:
1st Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 14:21-27); 2nd Reading is from the book of the Apocalypse (Apoc 21:1-5); Gospel is according to John (Jn 13:31-35).

Insights from the Mystics
 Commencing on Wednesday 21 April and continuing weekly for seven weeks, Fr. Brendan Comerford, S.J., will introduce the thoughts and spirituality of some central figures in the history of Christian mysticism.  Time:  8.00pm to 9.30pm.  No booking required: just come along. Contribution is discretionary.  For further information about this and other events in Manresa, please visit our website at  - email - or ask Eileen or Valerie (01-8331352) for our current brochure.

Parenting Courses
May 15th: Parenting Age 1 to 6 - Cost €99 per person/€180 for both parents
May 22nd: Antenatal & Newborn Care - Cost €180 per couple
May 22nd: Parenting Teenagers - Cost €99 per person/€180 for both parents
June 12th: Parenting Age 6 to 11 - Cost €99 per person/€180 for both parents
All courses are delivered by fully qualified professionals and run for a full day in The Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin. Further information can be found on our website at or by calling us on 087 6890582

New Evangelisation Website – The Office of Evangelisation has a new website now to assist the promotion of Evangelisation and the Reading of St. Luke throughout the Archdiocese. It has information on what is happening, St. Luke and reading the Gospel, information on Parish Pastoral Councils, Facebook and much more – let us know what you would like to see on it also.

The April Edition ofthe e-Good news from the Office of Evangelisation is now available on their new website or on It includes, prayers, lectio divina, youth section and more. Back-copies also available online.

Young Adult Pilgrimage to Taize – July 11-18th 2010 – The Office of Evangelisation is now taking bookings for our summer pilgrimage to Taize – ideal for young people who wish to experience this monastic experience of prayer, meditation and contemplate the message of the Gospel. Booking form and information available on