Newsletter New Year Edition 02nd 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

Lusk National School Enrolment
Lusk National School Enrolment Packs for the coming school year, commencing Sept 2011, are available to collect from the school office until Friday 16th February 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.

Corduff National School Enrolment
The Board of Management of Corduff National School In Lusk wishes to inform Parishioners that applications forms to enrol pupils in the school for September 2011 will be available for collection from the school from Monday 17th January. A limited number of places are available. Completed applications must be received by Friday 4th February at 12.30pm  

Parish Pastoral Council
The next meeting for the PPC will be held on Tuesday 4th January 2011.

Next weeks Readings: Sat 8th & Sun 9th Jan

1st Reading is from the prophet Isaiah (Is 42:1-4.6-7)
2nd Reading is from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 10:34-38)
Gospel: From the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Mt 2:1-12)

Unwanted Gift Appeal
Staff in St. Mary’s Pro- Cathedral are again appealing to people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts for distribution to the homeless. The gifts will be given to Crosscare who will distribute them to people most in need throughout 2011 and use them as Christmas gifts for people who may never receive one, this time next year. If the appeal is as successful as it has been in previous years, Crosscare will sell the surplus gifts in their “Gifts for Good” shop in Cathedral Street and use the monies raised in their homeless services around Dublin. Unwanted gifts can be left at the crib in the Pro Cathedral up until Jan 6th .

To Start a New Year
 "A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance."

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 of your proposed wedding date.

Confessions

Saturday morning 10.30 or by arrangement.

Devotions

Monday evenings - 8pm: Miraculous Medal Devotions, Expositions and Benediction
Daily Rosary after mass.
Friday mornings 09:30 - 12:00 noon: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.