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.
We have a new webcam service provider. To access our webcam go to www.graiguecullenkilleshin.com and follow the webcam link. Apologies for any inconvenience during the changeover but hopefully the new service will be much improved.
November Remembrance Masses
Each November we pray in a special way for all families who have experienced a bereavement during the past year. As Covid restrictions will be in place for a number of weeks yet, we have decided to have special Remembrance Masses on the four Friday’s in November 6th/13th/20th/27th @ 7.30pm and hope people will join us via our webcam or facebook. Each Friday we will remember a number of our parishioners who have died since our last Remembrance Mass. Our Liturgy group will place a candle for each person from our parish who has died since our last Remembrance Mass in our November Sacred Space in St. Clare’s and there will also be a large remembrance candle in front of our altar. The candles will be lit at our Masses during November in memory of all those who have died to remind us to think and pray for them at this time. Usually at our Remembrance Mass family members get an opportunity to light a candle themselves in memory of their loved one. As this is not possible this year, we invite people to visit the church for private prayer any time during November and light a candle on the candelabra beside our sacred space in memory of their loved ones.
The first of our Remembrance Masses will take place on this Friday 6th November @ 7.00pm. At this Mass we will be remembering
John Dempsey, Croydon
Baby Liam Sean O’Reilly, Baltinglass
Damien Callinan, John Street
Bridie Donnelly, Crossneen
Jacinta Haughney, Heatherfield Court,
Teresa Wynne, Mount Clare Court
Michael Dowling, Radharc Oisín
Christina Byrne, Leaugh
Brendan Kealy, Maryborough Street,
Tommy Byrne, St Clare’s Road
Sarah Kate Jordan, Old Derrig
Jack Doyle, Pearse Road
All our services can be viewed via facebook or our webcam on www.graiguecullenkilleshin.com until further notice
Monday – Saturday
10am – Mass
11.40am – The Rosary followed by The Angelus
7.00pm – Holy Hour (NB change of time)
7.00pm – Remembrance Mass
6.30pm – Vigil Mass
Sunday 9am & 11.30am – Mass
Praying the Rosary during the month of October
Prayer is a way to help us get in touch with God and to develop a relationship with him. In prayer we not only talk with God, but God communicates with us. As we continue to pray, our relationship with God grows, and we are transformed more into the people we are meant to be. By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates the month of October to the holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic prayers.
October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary. The Rosary draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events in the life of Jesus and Mary. The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from Saint Luke’s Gospel in the New
Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus’ childhood. The Luminous Mysteries bring a deeper understanding to the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross. The Sorrowful Mysteries remind us of how much Jesus loves us. They recall how He suffered and died just for us. The Glorious Mysteries tell us what happened after Jesus died – His Resurrection, the descent of the Holy Spirit and the love Jesus had for his Mother. In this month of October, let us consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means to draw closer to Jesus and Mary by meditating on the great mysteries.