WELCOME!

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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

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

The parish has a proposed plan of travelling to the Holy Land on pilgrimage this October, 13th to 21st October. If you are interested, all the details can be found below. Please get in touch with Fr Michael or Natalie about making sure your name is on the list.

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Family Preparation for Reconciliation

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Click the following link to access resources for Families to help in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You can find prayers the children are learning, songs, the stages of Reconciliation and the story of Zacchaeus to read at home together.

Reconciliation

This year, the Sacrament of Reconciliation for children preparing to receive Eucharist for the First Time will take place in the parish over 3 nights as follows:

St Kilian’s Junior School – Wednesday, 4th March at 7:30pm in St Kilian’s Church.

St Kevin’s Boys School – Monday, 9th March at 7:30pm in St Kevin’s Church.

St Kevin’s Girls School – Tuesday, 10th March at 7:30pm in St Kevin’s Church.

 

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Notice Re Baptism 2020

0e7482782_1529620321_baptism-web-newArchbishop Diarmuid Martin recently announced his support for a new approach to the preparation for and celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

You can read the statement from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin here: Significant Sacramental Changes

This new approach will focus on supporting parents in sharing faith with their children. The Archbishop says: This cannot be put forever on the long finger. We must begin now.

So, we in our Parish are making some adjustments to our arrangements for Baptism for 2020. We will continue the approach we have had these last couple of years, but with the addition of an Information Meeting For Baptism taking place first. This is a Meeting for parents. There will be no Baptisms in January.

If parents are considering presenting their child for Baptism in February or March, they need to attend the Information Meeting For Baptism on Wednesday 22nd January at 8 pm in St Kevin’s.

Parents need to go to the Parish Office to book a place at the Meeting.

Full details of the Baptism procedure can be found: Baptism

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Dates for the Celebration of Sacraments in the Parish 2019-2020.

Please find the calendar of dates below for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

St Kevin’s Calendar – Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2019-2020

St Kilian’s Calendar – Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2019-2020

St Kevin’s Calendar – Confirmation 2019-2020

St Kilian’s Calendar – Confirmation 2019-2020

The Online Application and Consent Form for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the First Time, and for Confirmation has now closed. If you wish to enquire further about this, please contact Parish Catechist, Natalie. Contact details can be found in Contact Us

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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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Youth Forum, Rome 2019

5A505461-566A-4D72-B452-F686B8EC99F6 Our parish catechist, Natalie, went to Rome on behalf of the Irish Bishops for the Youth Forum 2019. 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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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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