ROSARY AT THE GROTTO – begins on Sunday, 1stOctober at 7 p.m. and will continue every evening during October at 7 p.m. (including Saturday/Sundays). This month our Special Intention is for the protection of the “Baby in theWomb”
This is your invitation to join with fellow parishioners to pray for our world and your own special intentions.
`Say the Rosary every Day to obtain Peace for the World’ (Our Lady of Fatima)
PARISH SURVEY FORM – Thank You: to all who have returned their Parish Survey Forms so promptly? We urge everyone to complete and return the Survey form to any of the Schools on the Green Lane, Scoil Uí Dhálaigh, Coláiste Chíaran, the Sacristy, Parish Shop or Parish Office
LEIXLIP “YES TO LIFE” CANVASS: We meet on Tuesday’s in the church car park at 6.30pm and canvass until approximately 8pm. Our goal is to call on every house in Leixlip. Yes we have a lot done but more to do. YES TO LIFE is a major national initiative which aims to have a one-to-one conversation with the nation on abortion. Most people are opposed to abortion, but they can have questions on key issues. We aim to provide answers as part of a personal conversation on why we should say YES to Life, and NO to abortion. We invite YOU to join us.
“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all” Pope Francis (Laudato Si’ 23) – See more at: http://www.dublindiocese.ie/earth-hour/
Earth Hour will be marked around the world on Saturday 25 March. In Ireland, it will be observed from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Earth Hour is all about inspiring people to take better care of the planet and in practical terms if means making the effort to turn off lights/power for one hour to conserve energy and to promote action on climate justice! It is celebrated annually in 178 countries. The idea of Earth Hour very much fits in with the themes of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on Care for Our Common Home. The hashtag for Ireland for 2017 is #EarthHourIrl.
Lenten Reflections on Pope Francis’ “THE JOY OF LOVE” for the next 3 Wednesday’s, 15th, 22nd & 29th March. With Speakers , Fr. Timothy Bartlet, Secretary General of the World Meeting of Families, Dublin, 2018. Fr. Gareth Byrne Author of “Love One Another As I Have Loved You”, a reflection on Pope Francis’ “The Joy of Love” and Fr. Peter Murphy,
DIVINE MARCY CONFERENCE
FRIDAY 24TH TO SUNDAY- 26TH FEB. 2017
Main Hall, RDS. Ballsbridge.
Speakers include Frances Hogan, Denise Kelly,
See www.divinemercyconference.com for full details
SUBMISSIONS TO THE CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY
re THE 8TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
can be submitted up to 16th December 2016
THE GOVERNMENT ARRANGED CITIZENS ASSEMBLY has invited submissions from the public and interested groups on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, a law that protects the life of both Mother and Baby in the Womb.
We encourage you and any parish encourage parish groups to make submissions. This is a Life and Death choice facing the Irish people and you can have your say in favour of life. We appeal to all, make a submision and show there’s a large majority who want to Choose Life.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACREMENT ALL NIGHT VIGIL: Friday Next 2nd Dec. in our church oratory, for the protection of the unborn. Commencing immediately after our First Friday 7.30pm Mass and continuing until the 10am Mass on Sat. 3rd. Dec. We invite all parishioner to spend some time in the presence of Jesus to pray for the protection of life from conception to natural death. We urgently ask for prayers for the success of our meeting on Tues. 6th Dec. (See related notice Below)
ANNUAL PARISH TABLE QUIZ – it’s that time of year again !!! – our Annual Table Quiz will take place on Friday 25th November at 8.30 p.m in St. Mary’s GAA Club Green Lane. This will be a fun night for both young and not so young!. Last year’s event was a great success and we again look forward to another great night. If you would like to sponsor a round or donate a raffle prize, please call into the Parish Office. Our Quiz Master is as usual the one and only Don McCarthy.