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    Lourdes Grotto St. Clare’s Church Graiguecullen
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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.

Graiguecullen Valentines Bingo

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes:- Instituted by Saint John Paul II in 1992, and first celebrated at Lourdes on 11 February 1993, this day is an opportunity to reflect in particular on the needs of the sick and, more generally, of all those who suffer. It is also an occasion for those who generously assist the sick, beginning with family members, health workers and volunteers, to give thanks for their God-given vocation of accompanying our infirm brothers and sisters. This celebration likewise gives the Church renewed spiritual energy for carrying out ever more fully that fundamental part of her mission which includes serving the poor, the infirm, the suffering, the outcast and the marginalized (cf. John Paul II, Motu Proprio Dolentium Hominum, 11 February 1985, 1). There will be a special Blessing with Holy Oil at all Masses this weekend and we invite all especially those who are sick in any way to come and receive this Special Blessing.

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. 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

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

February 2019

Fri 1st: Feast of St Brigid
Sun 3rd: 10.15 & 11.30am – Family Mass/Feast of St Blaise – Blessing of Throats
Sat/Sun 2nd/3rd: End of Catholic Schools Week – Children participate at all Masses
Sat/Sun 9th/10th: World Day of the Sick – Blessing with Oil at all Masses
Sun 10th: 6.00pm – Youth Mass (St Clare’s)
Thurs 14th: 7.00pm – Feast of Valentine – Special Mass for couples (St Clare’s)
Sat 23rd: 6.30pm – Mass to celebrate & thank our emergency services
 

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