Relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis to Visit Our Parish
The heart relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a saintly Italian teenager deeply devoted to Christ in the Holy Eucharist, will visit our parish on Monday, the 27th of November. A Mass honouring him will be celebrated at 10am in St Kevin’s Church, followed by a Liturgy of the Word at 12 noon in St Kilian’s. At both liturgies, there will be opportunities to venerate the relic and receive a special blessing. All are welcome.
Parish Advent Retreat
A Parish Advent Retreat will take place in St. Mary’s The Priory on Saturday 2nd Dec 2023. The theme for the Parish Advent Retreat is “Prayer in the Christian Tradition”, starting with Mass at 9.30am, Tea/Coffee and lunch provided. Cost €20, please call into the Parish Office to register.
Lay-led Liturgy of the Word
Beginning on Monday, 16th October, the 10:00 am lay-led Liturgy of the Word in St Kevin’s Church will recommence after the summer break. This service will be followed by the exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Blessing of Pets
Liturgy of the Word on Occasion of the Season of Creation 2023:
The Irish Bishops’ Conference has designated the autumn months of 2023 as the Season of Creation. This is a time to deepen our commitment to caring for Our Common Home—Planet Earth—and to preserving God’s magnificent creation for future generations. In response to this initiative, our parish team is delighted to announce a joint ecumenical service of the Word, in collaboration with Canon William Deverell and our brothers and sisters from the Church of Ireland Parish of St Maelruain’s in Tallaght. This liturgy will take place on Sunday, 8th October, at 4 pm at St Kilian’s Church in Kingswood. The service is titled ‘All Creation, Praise the Lord (Psalm 148): A Blessing of Pets.’ Our aim is to bless and give thanks for our earthly companions while fostering a spirit of Christian unity and co-responsibility for the preservation of God’s creation. We warmly invite you to bring your pets, whether feathered, furry, or scaled, to receive a special blessing as we celebrate the greatness and beauty of God’s creation. Everyone is welcome!
Sunday 24th September is Safeguarding Sunday in our Diocese, please take a look at the September 2023 Child Safeguarding & Protection Service newsletter.
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.
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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