Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud

Question 5: What role can lay people play in providing leadership in our parish?

Question 4: What role can lay people play in providing leadership in our parish and supporting our priests in their mission?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked all parishes to reflect on how we can renew faith in Jesus Christ.

Responses can be placed in suggestion boxes around the church or are welcome via public or private message to the Parish Facebook @kilmacudparish or to kilmacudparishengagement@gmail.com.

Question 4: As young people, what would attract you to become more involved?

Question 4: Young people have many talents to share and much to give to our community. What activities would attract you to become more involved in our parish?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked all parishes to reflect on how we can renew faith in Jesus Christ.

Responses can be placed in suggestion boxes around the church or are welcome via public or private message to the Parish Facebook @kilmacudparish or to kilmacudparishengagement@gmail.com.

Question 3: What can we do to support parents sharing the faith with the next generation…

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked all parishes to reflect on how we can renew faith in Jesus Christ.  

Question 3: What can we do to support parents sharing the faith with the next generation? What opportunities can we give our community to worship together and help foster our prayer life?

Responses can be placed in suggestion boxes around the church or are welcome via public or private message to the Parish Facebook @kilmacudparish or to kilmacudparishengagement@gmail.com.

Question 2, renew our parish faith in Jesus Christ & pass it on to our young people.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked all parishes to reflect on how we can renew faith in Jesus Christ.  

Question 2: How can we be a more living parish that is attractive for our young people?

Renew our parish faith in Jesus Christ & Pass it on to our young people: Question 1

How can we renew faith in Jesus Christ in our Parish & pass on the faith to our
young people?
Faith St Agustine from Brainy Quotes Dot ComFollowing the recent visit of Pope Francis, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has asked all
parishes to reflect on how we can renew faith in Jesus Christ in our parish and help pass
that faith on to our young people. We want to hear the views of everyone – young and
old. Each week we will share a question with you to help stimulate thoughts and
discussion. Please take time to consider your response and share it with us.

Question 1: How can we be a more welcoming and inclusive place for all members of
our parish community?

We will hold a parish meeting in November to discuss the responses and formulate our
collective response.
Responses can be placed in suggestion boxes around the church or are welcome via
public or private message to the Parish Facebook @kilmacudparish.

Join a Parish Team – You can make a difference

You-Can-Make-A-DifferenceWe’re looking for Ministers of the Word for the 10am and 11.30am Sunday masses. If you can read at Mass one Sunday a month, please get in touch.
The Baptism Team are looking for new members to join their team. This is a lovely ministry representing the parish community in welcoming children to the parish family and providing practical support for parents.
The Flower Arranging Team are looking for new members to join them on a Wednesday. If you love arranging flowers or want to try something new – come along and join us!
Saturday 6pmYouth Choir– are welcoming new members and guitarists.Practice at 5:15pm on Saturdays.
Calling all boys and girls who have made their first Holy Communion! We would love you to join our Altar Server team. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you what you need to know!
Please contact the Parish office Kilmacudparishoffice@gmail.com

Kilmacud Parish Youth Choir

Saturday 6pm Mass: The Youth Choir will be back from their summer break on Saturday 8th Sept!
We welcome back our current members – and we invite new members & musicians to join us.If you are 7 or older and love singing or have been playing guitar for at least a year come along on Saturday and give it a try! No auditions! Have fun, develop your talent, build confidence & make new friends!
Practice at 5:15pm on Saturdays, Mass at 6pm – see you there! kilmacudparishyouthchoir@gmail.com

WMOF 2018 Personal Reflections, please contribute

Opening Ceremony | Pastoral Congress – RDS | Festival of Families | Papal Mass

The parish is compiling a collection of personal reflections of the events of WMOF 2018. We invite parishioners to contribute a short account of personal experiences to be included in the parish records.  Contributions to be emailed or handed in to the parish office by Wed 5th Sept. kilmacudparishoffice@gmail.com

We are also collecting photographs for our WMOF 2018 gallery wall next to Our Lady’s Altar. If you would like to share your images of the day, please email them to the parish office.

Gala Dinner to mark finale of Fr Tony’s walk.

Fr-Tony-Gala-Dinner -withinMount Merrion Youth Group invites you all to a Gala Dinner to mark the finale of Fr Tony’s epic walk from Letterkenny to Ballydehob.
Tickets for sale from Christine in the Parish Office during the week.
Tickets €60 / Students & Senior Citizens €45

<a href=”https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11368954_walk-while-you-can.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Click here if you wish to make a donation to Walk While You Can.</a>.

Relics of Saints Louis & Zelie and their daughter Saint Therese

The Carmelite Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery on Upper Kilmacud Road Stillorgan welcome you to venerate the relics on Wednesday August 29th.
3:00pm Ceremony of Reception followed by veneration of the Relics
4:30pm Evening Prayer followed by veneration of the Relics
7:30pm Mass followed by veneration of the Relics

WMOF Week 7 – The role of education in raising families out of poverty 

“The task of education is to make us sense that the world and society are also our home; it trains us
how to live together in this greater home.”
“Education of children is a ‘most serious duty’ and at the same time a ‘primary right’ of parents.”
(Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
The educational mission of families will be explored during the WMOF2018 Pastoral Congress, where
the role and rights of parents in education will be discussed, as well as the relationship between
education and the welfare of the families, economy, poverty and homelessness.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

WMOF Week 6 – Women’s leadership roles, globally and locally

“The grandeur of women includes all the rights derived from their inalienable human dignity but also
from their feminine genius, which is essential to society.” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
How are our families and parish promoting and valuing the leadership roles of women?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

WMOF Week 5 – Faith & Family

“The family lives its spirituality precisely by being at one and the same time a domestic church and a
vital cell for transforming the world” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia).

Families are a privileged place where faith can be lived, celebrated, learnt and passed on from
generation to generation. How do you live your faith within your family life today?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

Preparation Evening for the World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families Kilmacud Evening of PreparationIn preparation for the World Meeting of Families there will be a talk by Fr Colin Rothery, the Dublin Archdiocesan representative in Rome for the World, on Thursday 9th August at 7:30pm in Kilmacud Parish Centre. This will be followed by some practical information for those attending the Papal Mass. All welcome!

WMOF Week 4 – Building a more sustainable approach to the economy, work and the environment

“In the family too, we can rethink our habits of consumption and join in caring for the environment
as our common home” (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
During WMOF2018 pilgrims are invited into a conversation about caring for Our Common Home.
Through prayer, discussion and action we are encouraging everyone to think more deeply about
how we care for our beautiful world, in our work and in our life.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

Transport to the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August in the Phoenix Park

All seats on the parish coaches have been filled. If you have booked your place but have not yet paid – please do so by the 10th August.The cost is €10 per adult, no charge for children. Payment to Christine in the Parish Office, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Telephone: 2884009

WMOF Week 3 – “The impact of conflict on families and children”

There is no family that does not know how selfishness, discord, tension and conflict violently attack
and at times mortally wound its own communion. (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia)
Conflict is present at all levels of our lives, from global events to national disputes, right through to
our own local communities and family circles. Pope Francis acknowledges that there is no perfect
family, that we encounter discord even with those we love most dearly.
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

It’s time to change your interior life. Step Inside

Explore a programme in spirituality in Lumen –Dominican Centre, Blackrock: This two year part-time Certificate programme runs on Thursday evenings and six Saturdays to start 27 September 2018. It is exciting and inspiring. It’s open to all. No prior learning needed. There are no exams.
Contact Anne Ryan, anneryanflanagan@gmail.com, 086 884 3652. Website www.lumenop.ie

WMOF Week 2 – “The role of technology in the family”

Pope Francis has a keen interest in technology, commenting regularly on social media. On the Pope
joining Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg welcomed him, commenting: “No matter what faith you
practice, we can all be inspired by Pope Francis’s humility and compassion. I’m looking forward to
following the Pope – and watching him continue sharing his message of mercy, equality and justice
with the world”. In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis explained that &quot;In our own day, dominated by
stress and rapid technological advances, one of the most important tasks of families is to provide an
education in hope&quot;.

What role does technology play in your family life?
Further information on all of the WMOF themes can be found at
https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Themes-and-Topics

The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society needs an extra 80 drivers for our volunteer Driver service in South Dublin to drive cancer patients to & from their chemotherapy appointments. We are looking for weekday drivers who have a car available. Drivers should be able to commit to two full weeks days a month.All volunteer expenses are paid.

Please call Laura on 01 231 0594 or email transport@irishcancer.ie for an application form.