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    Lourdes Grotto St. Clare’s Church Graiguecullen
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    St. Clare’s Church and The Poor Clare’s Community Graiguecullen
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Welcome to Graiguecullen & Killeshin Parish

Web Cam

We are delighted to announce that we have installed a webcam in St Clare’s Church for the purpose of broadcasting Mass over the internet. This will be of tremendous benefit for those parishioners at home and abroad. To watch live broadcasts click on the link or click on our website The church webcam can be viewed on a P.C, laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Please note, for those parishioners who do not have any of the above there is a set top box which allows you to watch the Mass live on your TV at home (internet is required for the box to work). The cost of the box is €120.00. Full details available from the Parish Office.

The Politics of Peace

In his fiftieth message for World Peace Day last month, Pope Francis said, “… I would like to reflect on nonviolence as a style of politics for peace. I ask God to help all of us to cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values. May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life. When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peace-making. “

Pope Francis takes his lead from Jesus’ teachings. “If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also.” “If anyone forces you to go one mile go also the second mile….” “If anyone sues you for your outer garment, give them your undergarment too.” Jesus tells us not to resist evil. Does he mean us to roll over and allow our enemies to walk all over us?

It’s very easy for us to love our friends. Only loving those who are easy to love doesn’t provide very much of a challenge, and consequently doesn’t earn us much of a reward. The challenge Jesus poses today is to meet our enemies with love. Jesus’ advice is to meet violence with non-violence and to meet force with acquiescence. If we only love those who love us back we are not doing anything more than anyone else, but if we love our enemies, we show ourselves to be true disciples of Christ.

In our conflict-ridden world, today’s gospel has never been more relevant. Never has there been a better time for Christians to get more involved in campaigning for non-violent strategies. The world has never been more ready.

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.

All Work Done For The Greater Glory Of God

For information on our statement on safeguarding children  Click Here

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

Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Events 2016/2017

To view the Church Calendar: Sept 2016 – Aug 2017  Click Here

February 2017

Wed 1st
Feast of St Brigid
Thurs 2nd
Feast of St Blaize – Blessing of Throats
Sat/Sun 4th/5th
End of Catholic Schools Week – Children participate at all Masses
Sat/Sun 11th/12th
World Day of the Sick – Blessing with Oil at all Masses
Sun 12th
6.00pm: Youth Mass (St Clare’s)
Tues 14th
7.00pm: Feast of Valentine – Special Mass for couples (St Clare’s)

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