Welcome to Graiguecullen & Killeshin Parish
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.
Cast In Stone
Our identity is shaped by the people we live and work with. Our identity is shaped by how we deal with family and workplace relationships over a space of many years. As a child, loved and cherished, we become strong confident and assertive. As a child who is not loved, we become insecure, secretive and even delinquent. As a spouse or parent, we can become caring, supportive and strong, or we can become embittered, devious, angry or fearful. As an employer or an employee we can become cooperative or competitive, kind or ruthless, sharing or greedy. Before we know it our identity is cast in stone, and others routinely refer to us as a nag, a bully, bossy, henpecked, stubborn or spineless. If we are very lucky people might label us as ‘the salt of the earth’ or ‘a rock’.
Today Jesus looks at Peter and says, “You will be called Cephas”. Jesus sees him as a ‘rock’. How his friends must have rolled round laughing. Peter? A rock? Peter was impetuous, naive and not always the most trusting of Jesus’ disciples. If Peter was a rock he was a very crumbly one! Interestingly, slowly but surely, Peter grows into the rock Jesus believes him to be.
We are being taught something very important. Peter’s identity is very much rooted in his relationship with Jesus. We might look at our own identity and not like what we have become. We might wish we could be different but feel trapped by circumstance, or expectation. The good news is that by working on our relationship with God, we can become the people we always knew we could be.
St Clare’s Hospitality
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
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 | Eemail@example.com. Safeguarding Reps: B. Lloyd – 087 7719368 | Suzanne McWey – 087 6216207.
Graiguecullen/Killeshin Parish Events 2019/2020
To view the Church Calendar: Sept 2019 – Aug 2020 Click Here
Wed 1st: 11.30am – New Year’s Mass
Sun 5th: 10.15 & 11.30am – Family Masses
Mon 6th: Feast of the Epiphany (Holy Day)
Sat 11th: 6.30pm – Youth Mass (St Clare’s)
Sun 12th: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Sat 18th – 25th: Church Unity Week