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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.

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

Praying With X Factor

Whether you’re a fan or not, few can have avoided tuning into the ‘X Factor’, ITV’s quest to make new stars. In watching the auditions you will be struck by the candidates’ persistence. In an attempt to realise the ambition closest to their hearts, candidates will do almost anything to earn a favourable judgement. Whilst not always applauding their talent we have to give the would-be stars top marks for nerve. It appears that success is more about not giving up than anything else. So what if we adopted the same attitude when it comes to matters of faith and prayer?

All too often we lack persistence when it comes to prayer, sometimes losing faith in it altogether. We give up on prayer for lots of reasons. We give up on prayer because we have stopped believing that God is really listening. We give up on prayer because we think that we are unworthy of God’s attention, or that God must be busy doing other things. We give up on prayer because we have an immature expectation, and can’t understand why God doesn’t pander to it. Whatever reason we have for giving up on prayer we need to re-think, because at worst, giving up on prayer can mean giving up on our relationship with God.

Today Jesus urges us to persist in prayer. However disillusioned we might feel, we are urged not to give up. Just because God hasn’t granted a prayer in the past doesn’t mean God won’t grant a future prayer. The key is to remember that God isn’t a magician giving us quick fix answers whenever we’re feeling at a loss. God sees the overall picture, and as long as our prayer fits that picture how much more readily will he answer us, than the unjust judge gives in to the widow in today’s parable.

We are encouraged to pray with a genuine desire to build our relationship with God. We are encouraged to pray with persistence and ‘x factor’.

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.

St Clare’s Hospitality is funded completely by donations and run completely by volunteers. Volunteers are essential to keep this service going. If you are interested and feel you could give a few hours per week please call into the centre or contact the parish office 0599141833.

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

October 2016

Sun 2nd – 10.15 & 11.30am:
Family Mass / First Communion Enrolment Mass
Sun 2nd – 4.00pm:
Blessing of Pet’s (Feast of St Francis)
Sun 9th – 6.00pm:
Youth Mass / Confirmation Programme (St Clare’s)
Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd:
Mission Sunday
Thurs 27th – 7.30pm-12.00pm:
Ceremony of Hope – An Evening of Prayer (St Clare’s)

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