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Welcome to Graiguecullen & Killeshin Parish

Mission Statement

Graiguecullen Killeshin parish is a welcoming, worshipping, community, committed to living the Gospel in our daily lives. Nourished by the Eucharist we strive to live in justice, truth, love and peace, so that others may say of us: “See how these Christians love one another. Our churches, celebrations and ceremonies are open to all people of goodwill. There is a seat reserved for you at the Lords table in St Clares or Holy Cross church every Sunday and special feast day. Your participation will strengthen the Body of Christ so as to serve the whole community. All our Ministry Groups are open to all and you are always welcome to join any of them.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Continues this Monday night 27th May at 7.30pm in St Clare’s Church. The rosary is recited at 7.10pm. This year’s Theme is: “The importance of faith in our daily lives” GUEST SPEAKER for this week is: Marian Curran – Lecturer University College Belfast.

God Knows No Orphans

There are times in our lives when we feel a sense of abandonment. We might be left with feelings of panic, despair and emptiness at the break up of a relationship, the loss of a loved one; or when the future we thought so secure is turned on its head through job loss, financial ruin or illness. The disciples must be feeling a little like this today at the prospect of Jesus’ departure. In today’s gospel, Jesus is preparing his disciples for life without his physical presence. He is teaching them how to transcend these moments of fear and uncertainty “Those who love me will keep my words, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them…” Undoubtedly, knowing we are loved helps transcend feelings of abandonment, but Jesus reminds us that love is a two way street. Love isn’t just a feeling it’s a decision, and staying in God’s love means making a decision to keep his words. This doesn’t mean God will no longer love us if we fail to keep a commandment, but it does mean that wanting to keep his words is at the heart of our relationship. It’s not about trying to live up to an impossible set of expectations; it’s about developing into confident Christians in an atmosphere of love and support. Today’s gospel speaks to those who are suffering insecurity and fear. As a Christian community we have a responsibility for promoting belief in God’s love and in the continued support of the Holy Spirit. In this way, when any one of us comes to grief, that belief can come to the rescue. For those who know they are loved, healing comes more quickly. There can be no abandonment in a kingdom that knows no orphans.

St Clare’s Hospitality

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

The service is free of charge but a donation box is available at the door.

We are currently making up to 50 food parcels a week as well as feeding around 80 people in our food kitchen each day.

Donations go directly to helping local people in need. We are extremely grateful to everyone who donates their time and/or money to this cause. Just a reminder about our food bins at the church doors and in the Parish Centre. We would really appreciate any donations of tinned peas, beans, cooking rice, coffee, custard powder etc. as our stocks are low.

All Work Done For The Greater Glory Of God

For information on our statement on safeguarding children  Click Here

Safeguarding

If you are concerned about the welfare and safety of children or vulnerable adult contact Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP) – Ms Joan Treacy: Ph:085 8021633 | E-mail-dlp@kandle.ie. Safeguarding Reps: B. Lloyd – 087 7719368 | Suzanne McWey – 087 6216207.

Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Events 2018/2019

To view the Church Calendar: Sept 2018 – Aug 2019  Click Here

May 2019

Sat 4th: 11.00am – Graiguecullen Confirmation Ceremony

Sun 5th: 12noon – May Sunday (Holy Cross Sodality Mass)

Sat 11th: 11.00am – Killeshin Confirmation Ceremony

Sun 12th: 10.15am & 11.30am – Family Mass

Sun 12th: 6.00pm – Youth Mass (St Clare’s)

Sat 25th: 10.30 & 12.30pm – First Communion Ceremonies (Graiguecullen)

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