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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.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Next weekend 23rd/24th September we celebrate the harvest by thanking God for the abundance we receive in our lives not just in food but in the goodness we have. We also remember that although the earth continues to produce in abundance, millions of people go to bed hungry each night. Mahatma Gandhi said “I must live simply so that others may simply live”. This is a time to share what we have. We take this opportunity to ask people to share with others in need, by bringing a food item (perishable or non perishable) and place it in our sacred space in our Churches. The items will be blessed at our Masses and used in ‘The Kitchen’ or distributed in food parcels to local people in need.

Communion to the Sick

Many people from our parish bring Holy Communion to sick neighbours or family members. This is a very special ministry which connects those attending Mass to the sick and housebound and highlights especially our connection to those watching the Mass on TV through the webcam.

Bringing Holy Communion to the sick is both a corporal and spiritual work of mercy. You serve as an ambassador of Christ (2Corinthians 5:20), the Catholic Church, and our parish. From Sunday 1st October onwards it is hoped to formalise this very special ministry.

At all our Masses (including our weekday Masses), those who bring communion to the sick will be called up to the altar just before the final blessing, where they will receive communion. They will then be blessed and formerly sent out from the Mass, taking with them not only Holy Communion but also the Word of God which has been heard, and the affection and prayers of the parish community.

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

September 2018

Fri 15th: 11.30am: Opening of the School Year Mass – Killeshin NS
Thurs 21st: 11.30am: Opening of the School Year Mass – St Fiacc’s NS
Sat/Sun 23rd/24th: Harvest thanksgiving

 

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