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CHRISTMAS CEREMONIES FOR THE CLUSTER
& PORTMARNOCK PARISH CENTRE INFORMATION
Click Christmas Ceremonies 2013 for full details of Christmas Ceremonies and Mass Times over the Christmas period in the Parish Cluster – Portmarnock, Kinsealy, Malahide & Yellow Walls.
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH – END OF AN ERA
At an emotionally charged 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 1st, the chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council outlined the main points of the engineer’s report on Holy Family Church and stated that because it was now deemed unsafe, the church was being closed after the Mass. He announced that there would be a meeting on December 11th at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Centre to discuss the site and its future.
It was acknowledged that the church had given a great service to the community but that the years had taken their toll on the very fabric of the building.
THE SKIPPER HAS LEFT THE SHIP
Well, the Skipper has left the ship of Portmarnock to embark on another craft with a Scottish name – Ayrfield! But I feel we are all in good hands with the new Admiral giving the lead – Papa Francis. His arrival on the scene has made me even more convinced that “there is a God!” and that soon the liberation of the Vatican Council will become a reality in our little island.
I want to sincerely thank you, Portmarnock Parishioners, for your wonderful send-off and for your generous gifts. As you know, I have learnt not to mention anyone specifically since I am most likely to forget some. But my heavy heart at leaving Portmarnock was made that more bearable with the knowledge that my work among you had touched so many people. I would never have believed it. All I can say is thank God for giving me the grace to be of some service.
I now wish you all a most sincere Nollaig Shona and may the coming year bring you many more blessings.
Blessing to you all
CHRISTMAS CARDS/MASS CARDS
Christmas Cards (supporting The Divine Word Missionaries) - Packets of 6 @ €3.50, also Novena Mass Cards @ €3 each are now available in the Parish Office.
Mass Cards in Irish & English are also available.
This Parish Group provides a vital service to the community at their time of loss. The team assist the presiding priest and family in their time of mourning, in a practical way. We would like to hear from parishioners who are interested in becoming members of this ministry. If you would consider serving in this very important ministry, please leave your name and details in the Parish Office Ph. 846 1561.
HAVE YOUR SAY !
The new Parish Pastoral Council is now in place (see below). The term of office is 3 years. As they begin their term of office, the Council would welcome your ideas , suggestions and vision for our parish community. In our changing times, do you see:
- New needs to be addressed
- Fresh initiatives to be undertaken
- Ministries to be evaluated
- New ministries to be undertaken
- Would you like to get involved?
- What needs to happen to keep our Faith Community alive
- Any other suggestions
Please leave your suggestions in the boxes at the back of both churches, in the Parish Centre or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTMARNOCK PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 2012 – 2015
Chairperson: Seán Colgan
Vice-Chairperson: David Sweeney
Secretary: Deirdre Ward
Members: Teresa McCabe, Deirdre Comer, Carol McNulty, Ned Byrne, Edwina McCabe, Sr. Noreen Vaughan, Margaret Browne-Linehan, Sarah Scott, Gertrude Gill, Fr. John Murphy & Fr. Gary Darby.
FAMILY MASS FOLK GROUP
Sundays at 10:30 a,m, If you are interested in joining the Folk Group either as a musician or singer, please contact Ken at 086 807 4211
PARKINSON’S GROUP (Portmarnock & District)
This group has established itself as a useful forum to help those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and their carers and families. It is open to anyone in the wider area who are in any way affected by this condition. Check “Community Notices” in Progress or contact Tony at 087 795 3302 for further information. The Group recommences on Tuesday, September 3rd. at 8:00 p.m. in Naomh Mearnóg G.A.A. Club.
CHURCH SERVICES – LIVE
We have added a new link to our “Links” page. It’s called “Church Services – Live”. When you follow this link you can avail of live Masses at various times of the day, Adoration and Evening Prayer. All these take place in various churches throughout Ireland, including Armagh, Coolock, Cork, Mount Argus and the Redemptoristine Nuns in Drumcondra. Click here to have a look.
E-MAIL ADDRESS – PARISH CENTRE/OFFICE
Please note that the correct e-mail address for the Parish Office & Parish Centre is email@example.com
CARE & REPAIR
This is a group of volunteers who carry out small repairs and minor tasks for people aged 60 plus, completely free of charge. If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from this service, please phone 086 865 3311
PARISH PRAYER MEETING
Every Thursday evening at 8:00p.m. in the Parish Centre. All welcome.
Please go to Sunday Newsletter Page to view current Newsletter
Parish Centre – Shalom Room
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
No Adoration on Bank Holidays or Holydays
VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD
Have you ever wondered if you are being called to be a Diocesan Priest? If you have ever considered a vocation to the priesthood, then you are not on your own. God is constantly calling people to ministry in the Church, but often His call gets drowned out by the care and busyness of life. If you are contemplating a vocation to priesthood, contact: Vocations Director, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone/Text: 086 834 6071 Web: www.priest.ie
THE POPE’S PASTORAL LETTER
The full text of the Pope Benedict’s Pastoral Letter can be accessed here.
The Archbishop’s response to the Pope’s Pastoral Letter can be accessed here.
THE MURPHY REPORT
To view the response of of The Parish Pastoral Council to this report, please go to the Child Protection Page