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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.


Solemn Novena of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our 13th Solemn Novena Week 7 on this Monday 21st May. We invite people during Lent to place their petitions in the petition boxes in St Clare’s. The rosary is recited at 7.10pm and Mass begins at 7.30pm in St Clare’s Church. During our Novena, through the prayers of our Faith Community and the intercession of Our Lady we will ask Jesus to relieve whatever burdens we carry.

The theme for this year’s Novena is:- “Witnessing the Message of Jesus in the Ireland of Today”
Guest Speaker this week:- 21st May: Fr. Sean McDonagh. Columban Priest and Ecologist.

Over To Us

The disciples who for weeks had hidden away for fear of the Jews suddenly started behaving in an astonishing way. They came out of hiding and started teaching in many languages. What had got into them? Quite simply, the Holy Spirit had got into them as Jesus had promised. Those previously terrified people were suddenly filled with courage, energy, inspiration, purpose and conviction.

What is truly exciting about the Pentecost story is that we too have been given that very same Spirit in our baptism. So if we have received the same Spirit as was breathed into those first disciples, why can’t we rush round doing amazing things too? One answer might be that we haven’t really tried yet. One answer might be that to date we haven’t really been tested? Another answer perhaps is that we can’t quite place our faith in it. How sad though if the Pentecost story is simply a story contained by the past. How sad if we don’t believe the men and womenof our own time whose inspirational lives and huge courage point to thework of the Holy Spirit … men and women who far from being super human were born just the same as the rest of us.

The Holy Spirit is given to all of us, and with it comes the power to transform the world … the first disciples knew it … now it’s our turn.

St Clare’s Hospitality

St Clare’s Hospitality wish to announce an extension to their service:- “Friday’s @ The Kitchen” 11.30am – 2.30pm. Beginning 23rd September. Citizens Information Services providing advice. No appointments necessary. Tea/Coffee & a light meal available on the day (soup/sandwich depending on weather) The service is free of charge but a donation box is available at the door.

100% of all 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. Like us on Facebook please Click Here

All Work Done For The Greater Glory Of God

For information on our statement on safeguarding children  Click Here

Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Events 2017/2018

To view the Church Calendar: Sept 2017 – Aug 2018  Click Here

May 2018

Sun 6th: 11.30am Family Mass (St Clare’s)
Sun 6th: 12noon May Sunday (Holy Cross Sodality Mass/Family Mass)
Sun 13th: 6.00pm Youth Mass (St Clare’s)
Sat 19th: 10.30 & 12.30pm First Communion Ceremonies – Graiguecullen
Sun 27th: 10.15 & 12.15pm First Communion Ceremonies – Killeshin

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