Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 31 25th July 2010
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Church Restoration:
Following on from our meeting in the Spring with the Diocesan Art and Architecture Commission, and the comments from parishioners at the meeting in the school and input from the Parish Pastoral Council members and Parish Finance Committee members, our Architect has been working on a revised plan for our Church. This plan will be presented to the Art and Architecture Commission in the coming week for their comment and observations. When the Commission have considered the plan it will be presented to the parish for comment and observation. Our committment is to develop a plan that will satisfy the people in the parish, will be approved by the Commission and be passed by the planners. There is no need for anyone to worry that work will be undertaken in the Sanctuary without further consultation. At present work is being carried out on the lights and some painting in the sacristy area.

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.

The Old School:
The Old School on the green, used as the Black Raven Pipeband Hall is in poor condition. The band requested a meeting with the Parish Priest and Chairpersons of the Parish Council and Finance Committee recently. Following on from that meeting the Diocesan Authorities recommended that the building be surveyed. This survey indicates that work will be needed in a number of key areas to make the building suitable for future use by the band and the parish. Five holes in the roof have been patched and an architect has been engaged as this building is a protected structure. We are working now to quantify the extent and costs of these works. The survey will be available to view in the Parish Office shortly.

Next Weeks Readings:
1st Reading is from Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
2nd Reading is from Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11
Gospel is according to Luke 12:13-21. Pages 38-39 in The Gospel of Luke, Celebrating the Year of Evangelisation

Clonmacnois Youth Festival 12-15th August:
Youth 2000 invites you to join them for their Summer Festival from 12-15 August 2010 in Clonmacnois, County Offaly.  The dynamic weekend programme for 16-35 year olds includes music, drama, prayer, talks, workshops, reconciliation and healing service, games and chill time.  The festival will be held along the banks of the river Shannon near the historic monastic ruins of Clonmacnois.   It is a donation only weekend and all you need to bring is a sleeping bag.  Why not take time out this summer to discover more about your faith in an atmosphere of fun and friendship.
Check out our website at

Balrothery Union:
The holy sacrifice of the mass will be celebrated in St. McCullin’s Catholic Church,
Lusk in remembrance of all those that died in Balrothery Union.
There will be light refreshments after mass in Murray’s TOP SHOP Lusk.
Everybody is welcome
Evening Mass 7:30 p.m.
Friday 30th July 2010
St. McCullin’s Catholic Church

Dublin Council of Churches Report:
Annual report to Patrons and member Churches of the Dublin Council of Churches.  
The Catholic Church became a full member of the Dublin Council of Churches in 2008. The DCC gathers the Christian Churches present in Dublin, membership includes representatives of the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Rumanian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Methodist, Indian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox and Unitarian Churches, the Religious Society of Friends and the Salvation Army and Christian Aid. Their website is
The link for the report is

Newsletter Publication:
For inclusion of items related to the church and parish in the Lusk Parish Newsletter, please e-mail the Parish office ( 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.