Sunday 24th September is Safeguarding Sunday in our Diocese, please take a look at the September 2023 Child Safeguarding & Protection Service newsletter.
Blessing of our Padre Pio statue
The inauguration and blessing of our Padre Pio statue is set for the Sunday Mass on 24th September at St Kevin’s Church. On that day, a single Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., replacing the usual 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses . The 6 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Kilian’s on the evening of 23rd September will proceed as planned. We are delighted to announce the attendance of Fr Bryan Shortall OFM Cap, the national promoter of the veneration of St Padre Pio and a native of our parish, who will bless the statue during the Sunday Mass.
Confirmation information evenings
St. Kilian’s Confirmation information meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 26th September in St. Kilian’s Senior School.
St. Kevin’s Confirmation information meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th September in St. Kevin’s Girls School.
All parents of childing preparing for Confirmation please plan to attend.
Communion information evenings
Information to follow.
Our announcement boards, including the newly installed ones outside St Kevin’s Church near the entrance to the parish office, will now receive regular updates. Parishioners are invited to consult the boards for the latest information and updates in our parish.
Bethany Bereavement Group
The Bethany Bereavement Group will reconvene their monthly meetings on Monday, 11th September, in the meeting room next to the sacristy at St. Kilian’s Church. The meetings will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. (please note the change in location). The group offers a sympathetic ear to those coping with the loss of a loved one.
Blessing of our Padre Pio statue
The inauguration and blessing of our Padre Pio statue is set for the Sunday Mass on 24th September at St Kevin’s Church. On that day, a single Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., replacing the usual 10 a.m. and 12 noon Masses. The 6 p.m. vigil Mass at St. Kilian’s on the evening of 23rd September will proceed as planned. We are delighted to announce the attendance of Fr Bryan Shortall OFM Cap, the national promoter of the veneration of St Padre Pio and a native of our parish, who will bless the statue during the Sunday Mass.
A lay-led novena, leading up to the feast day of St Padre Pio and the statue’s blessing, will commence on the evening of 15th September. The prayers will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening in St Kevin’s Church, and all are warmly invited to join.
Lastly, a Mass to celebrate the feast day of St Padre Pio will be held at 10 a.m. on 23rd September in St Kevin’s Church.
Webcam now online in St. Kilian’s Church
We now have a webcam online in St. Kilian’s Church. Please click here for a link.
Parishes in Partnership
In his Pastoral letter for Advent 2022 the Archbishop Dermot Farrell said in relation to the Building Hope initiative: I am now making a further response to you, having listened carefully to your proposals for partnerships. Following careful analysis and further dialogue, I am writing to each parish to confirm the partnership arrangements through which I am asking you to realign your efforts and energies to suit the times in which we live.
Our parish of Kilnamanagh and Castleview are now in partnership with:
St. Mary’s Parish, Tallaght Village (Dominican Priory)
St. Dominic’s Parish, St. Dominic’s Road, Tallaght
St. Aengus Parish, Balrothery, Tallaght
For Mass Times for all the Parishes in Partnership please
Visit of Bishop Franz of Wurzburg
Bishop Franz of Wurzburg celebrated Mass in St. Kilian’s at 10am on Sunday 30th April. Refreshments were served afterwards and Bishop Franz was delighted to meet everyone.
Pilgrimage of St. Kilian – Wurzburg, Germany
Kilnamanagh – Castleview Parish Pilgrimage of St. Kilian takes place in Wurzburg, Germany from 7th – 10th July 2023. We wish everyone who is taking part in the pilgrimage safe travels and our prayers for a wonderful time. See brochure for details of the pilgrimage, which was arranged through Marian Pilgrimages.
Our pilgrimage to Glendalough in early March was a huge success. Pictured on the left are attendees outside God’s Cottage in Glendalough Prayer Centre. There was a celebration of the Eucharist by Fr Frank in the chapel of God’s Cottage. We are indebted to Imelda of God’s Cottage for her inspiring guided tour of the former monastic settlement and to Sr Anne Neylon for her spiritual reflection on the life and times of St. Kevin.
Father Frank’s ‘new chapter’ at Kilnamanagh-Castleview
Father Frank speaks with the Echo on his warm welcome as parish priest for Kilnamanagh-Castleview and his optimism for the work ahead. To read the article please visit the following link: New parish priest is ‘happy to start this new chapter’
Below is an interview with Father Frank on his vocation story.
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