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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

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.

Change of Heart

“Wanted:- Men and women willing to leave behind their old way of life and become fishers of men.” Can you see job applicants queuing round the block? Would we respond to Jesus’ call with the same immediacy as those first disciples? Probably not! Chances are we’d hesitate long and hard. A hundred and one questions would hold us back. What would being a disciple involve? Would we be up to the job?

What would we have to leave behind? What would we have to give up? Would part time discipleship be okay … after all we’ve got lots else to do! Would candidates be permitted to serve two masters, giving up one’s own agenda is surely too much to ask!

There would be lots of questions we would ask, but sadly no easy answers. There is no one answer that is right for everybody.

But the one important message for us today is that discipleship usually means a major shift in direction; a change that involves leaving behind things that get in the way of our relationship with God. It is left to each of us to decide what our particular mode of discipleship might be, and what stands in the path of our new direction. Our new direction has to start with some good hard soul searching, and a change of heart.

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

January 2018

Mon 1st: New Year’s Mass
Sat 6th: Feast of the Epiphany (Holy Day)
Sun 7th: 10.15 & 11.30am Family Mass/Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Sun 14th: 6.00pm Youth Mass (St Clare’s)
Thurs 18th – 25th: Church Unity Week

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