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Welcome to the parish website of Kilnamanagh-Castleview parish. We hope that you will find all information necessary from our parish history, parish staff, sacraments, Mass times, to seasonal information and resources, as well as contact information for all parish personnel. Don’t forget to keep up to date with our parish Facebook and Twitter as both provide daily updates, news and events on the day-to-day life of the parish.

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LATEST NEWS

Application Form for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2019-2020.

Please click on the link below to complete the application form for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2019-2020. If you have any difficulties, please contact Parish Catechist, Natalie.

Having noted the concerns of parents at the Initial Gathering, and pending the number of online applications, the provisional dates for First Holy Communion will be Saturday 9th of May in St Kilian’s and Saturday 16th of May in St Kevin’s.

Communion Application Form

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Season of Creation – September 1st to October 4th

67181819_10157888517995649_1313293740898516992_nPope Francis inaugurated the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to take place each year on 1st September. Its purpose, in the words of Pope Francis, “is to offer individual believers the opportunity to renew our personal participation in our vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works he has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation, and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live”.

The Season of Creation, continues until 4th October, the Feast day of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology. The theme for this year is: The Web of Life.

This Season of Creation gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the unique value of each creature in God’s wondrously complex web of life. Information, suggestions and ideas for individuals and families will be posted on the Eco Parish display in both churches, on the Eco Parish section of the Parish Website and on the Parish Facebook page.

Competition Time!

To kick off the Season of Creation we are holding a competition to give away 2 Bee and Insect Houses that can be put in your garden. To be in with a chance of winning, click the link below to leave your name and number, or check-in after Mass in either Sacristy. Winner will be announced at the end of the Season. Good Luck!

Competition Link

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Spotted Locally!

We have a new section that is developing on our website called “Spotted Locally”. Over the weeks we’ll be adding in local trees, plants and any insects etc. that can be seen around the parish. This weeks’ edition is on 13 birds that you can spot around the parish. Have you seen anything else that we can add to our list?

Have a read and let us know: Spotted Locally!

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To mark Suicide Prevention Week 2019, you might like to pray the below prayer. Copies can also be picked up in the churches.

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Annual Cemetery Mass

A sincere thank you to all who helped make the Annual Cemetery Mass possible. From all the volunteers in our own parish to all that came from our neighbouring parishes and further afield. We really appreciate the help and support and thank God it was a sunny day!

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 #YouthForum19 Rome

Our 3 days of panels, assemblies, working groups and open forums have come to an end. It’s been quite the experience and lots to hear. Over the days we looked at the process up to the synod, Christus Vivit & where to go next and what can be done at local level. I also had the pleasure of being a moderator of one of the working groups which was a very unique experience. Not only that, but I got to be a writer of our Vatican press release of what we have experienced the last 3 days. 250 young people from over 100 countries are represented and the common experiences are more than we expected. We had an evening of entertainment which turned out to be quite the wild night! We have a really important day in the morning so stay tuned for that….!

5A505461-566A-4D72-B452-F686B8EC99F6 The week of events in Rome for the #YouthForum19 came from the publication of Christus Vivit. You can read Christus Vivit by clicking here: Christus Vivit

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eco-Parish Team

The Parish Eco Team is slowly making progress and new information will be around the church over the coming days and weeks. On Easter Monday to mark International Earth Day, we began the planting of wildflowers in the garden at St Kevin’s to help create better biodiversity and aid in pollination. It’s the first small step of many more to come, and updates will be posted when we see some updates to give! Sincere thanks to all who took part.

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Click to Pray – website and app details can be found Click to Pray

 

 

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Eco-Parish

 

You can find the link to Top Tips for Care for our Common Home by clicking here.

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A ROOM AT THE INN?

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“The first human problem which the infant Jesus faced on earth was a lack of shelter. As Christians, our obligation to people who are homeless or poorly housed is unequivocal for it is Christ who is homeless: He is a room at the inn? the elderly couple in a damp house; He is the lone parent in a B&B; He is the Traveller moved on from a site. The Incarnation makes explicit God’s commitment to walking with humanity in joy and in suffering.”

As the issues with housing and the numbers presenting as homeless reach record numbers, the Irish Bishops’ Conference has released a Pastoral Letter on Housing and Homelessness. To read the full text of the Pastoral Letter on Housing and Homelessness, please click A Room at the Inn?

 

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The Sacraments

Please find below a copy of the Dates for Baptism for 2019. You can read more about Baptism in the parish under our Baptism section of the website by clicking here:

Dates for Baptism 2019

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