Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 12 27th March 2011
LUSK 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 Mission
A mission is a week of prayer and reflection, listening to the word of God and finding out what God is asking of us as individuals and parish at this time in our lives. It is an opportunity for a new beginning, to individually and collectively serve God in a more meaningful way. It is also an opportunity to find out how to make time in our busy lives to follow the teaching of His Son Jesus, especially at a time when we are approaching Holy Week and are preparing to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. The PPC invites all parishioners to a gathering for Mission in the Parish church commencing on the 9th April. PPC

Lusk Active Retirement Association
Host a range of activities for residents over 55. Monthly Meeting held on First Wednesday of every Month 10:30 a.m. E-mail luskactive@gmail.com for more information.

Parish Newsletter
The PPC has decided to change the format of the Parish Newsletter, following a recent review. It has been agreed to separate the Sunday missalette from the Newsletter and to provide a full four page mass missalette with all the prayers, readings and responses. The expanded Newsletter will run to four A5 pages, allowing for more space for our parish schools, clubs and organisations to inform parishioners of their activities and events. We request all interested PROs to e-mail their weekly news to lusknewsletter@gmail.com. With the forthcoming expansion of the newsletter it is important that the parish urgently finds a number of volunteers to support current efforts. If you are in a position to volunteer please contact the parish office at 8438421.

Important Notice to all Parishioners
Due to the high demand for intentions at all masses especially weekend masses it has been decided to have more than one intention for each mass. This is to accommodate families who would like to attend the mass.

Jack Wise Live at the Millbank Theatre
Jack Wise is Ireland’s only Comedic Magician who has entertained audiences both in Ireland and the UK. His unique style has brought magic to a new audience. The only Irish performer to ever win the Street Performance World Championship, Jack is embarking on a tour with  his new show “The Five Faces of Magic”, which promises to have audiences, forget that they are burdened with a National Debt! As Jack delivers the first performance of his new show at the Millbank Theatre in Rush, he is currently in production on a new television series, which is due to hit Irish Screens at the end of the year.  The show runs for two nights only, Fri 8th April and Sat 9th April 2011 at 8.30pm sharp. Tickets are €12.00 and can be booked by calling the Millbank on 8437475 or e-mail manager@millbanktheatre.com.

Workshop
‘Communication - The Key to Making a Difference in Early Pregnancy Loss, Stillbirth or Neonatal Death'
Thur, 31st Mar 2011,  09.30–16.00 by Ron Smith Murphy (National Chairperson of A Little Lifetime Foundation, http://www.alittlelifetimefoundation.ie ). This one-day workshop will provide insight from both a parent's and health care professional's perspective to develop ways to communicate in order to support families who have experienced an early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or neonatal death.   The workshop is rooted in personal experience and it includes an input on supporting yourself and your colleagues. Venue: The Irish Hospice Foundation, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2.Contact iris.murray@hospice-foundation.ie Website: www.hospice-foundation.ie or 6793188. Cost: 95euro inc. light lunch, tea/coffee.

Lusk Athletic Club
Lusk had 7 athletes taking part the National Indoors Juvenile Championships, Co. Derry. Adam McNally, our youngest representative, took part in a very competitive U12 high-jump. Niamh Gaffney represented Lusk at U13 in the shot put and she just missed out on the cut-off for the final eight of this competition. Liam Cummins put in a great performance and took a well deserved fifth place in the U14 high-jump. Sarah Parker also put in a fine performance to finish fifth in the U15 girls shot put. Brian Flynn and Seamus Cummins both recorded personal bests in the U15 boys shot put. Brian also qualified for the final of the U15 boys 60m hurldes, finished in 8th. In the final event of the day, Shane McNally was unlucky not to qualify for the finals of the U17 boys 60m Hurdles. This is the club's first year to take part in this event and all of the athletes did themselves and the club proud. The final round of this Championship takes place in two weeks in Nenagh where Shane McNally will represent the club in the high-jump. 
Many thanks to all who took part and helped in the St. Patrick's day parade. Two events of interest are happening on the 27th March. The last round of the Spring series for Juevnile athletes takes place on the beach in Skerries at 11am. Also the Dunboyne run takes place, with events for adults and children. Please note that for the next few weeks we will using the Thursday night sessions to promote the fit4life training. In this regard the Thursday night sessions will be for the teenage and adult runners to run at their own pace. Younger athletes are welcome to attend as long as they have a guardian to supervise them. At all levels of the club we need to have more parents involved, either directly in coaching roles or in the admin functions of the club. Most children attending the club are brought to and from the training sessions by adults - what we are asking for, is that some of those adults would remain at the training and actively take part in the club. It is only with the support of parents that the athletes can grow and prosper - so please come forward and offer whatever help you can.