Welcome to the Parishes of Naas, Sallins and Two-Mile-House
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8 weeks to go! In the run up to our widely anticipated Parish Mission, which takes place from October 18th through to 23rd, we will be presenting a weekly challenge that, if followed, will help you prepare spiritually for the great event. This week, consider turning off the television set for 10mins each evening and dedicate that time to God.
The Naas Parish Lotto Draw takes place every WEDNESDAY evening at 7.00 pm in BALLYCANE CHURCH HALL
JACKPOT NOW €2,000
Bishop Denis Nulty has appointed Fr. Joe O’Neill to serve as curate in Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House parishes. We warmly welcome Fr. Joe who will take up his appointment on 1st September 2015. Coming to us from Prosperous Parish, Fr Joe has also served in Portlaoise and Carlow Cathedral parishes. Click here to read all recent diocesan appointments.
Inviting New Eucharistic Ministers to assist at Sunday Mass with the distribution of Holy Communion or to bring Communion to the housebound. Perhaps some of our existing Ministers may consider bringing Communion to the housebound. Ministers, when trained, are placed on a rota and usually serve every three weeks. We have a particular need for new ministers to serve in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane. Training for this important ministry will be offered in early autumn. Parishioners who are already participating derive great personal satisfaction from their ministry. If you would be willing to consider this invitation please leave your name into the Parish Office or either Sacristy over the coming weeks. Please think about it, we would love to have you involved, thank you!
Work has started in the area of the Church Spire. Judge Construction are on site and the project will run for about six weeks. Remedial and necessary work is now required on the roof of the Curate’s House and Parochial House on the Sallins Road. It is planned that this work will follow the spire project. It will be business as usual both at the church and houses during this time.
On Thursday June 18th Pope Francis published a major encyclical (a letter from the Pope to clarify Church teaching and ask that it be taught and practiced locally and universally). Entitled “Laudato Si” it opens with the prayer of St Francis of Assissi which many of us know as Brother Sun and Sister Moon!
In a detailed account of how we are endangering our planet, through over consumption and abuse of natural resources like forests and wetlands, Pope Francis calls on the church to enter the debate about climate change and related issues to give a moral dimension to the scientific, economic and social elements already ….
Planning for our Mission Week in October is well under way! We thank everyone who‘s come along to one of our planning meetings and helped us through the formation stage of our preparations. The Mission is both an invitation and a challenge. It will be an activity-packed week offering something for everyone to be a part of. We hope the Mission will bring new life to our parishes and be remembered as a time of great grace. The themes chosen by our own parish members are contemporary, relevant and challenging.
Statement of Interest Form is shown below. If you wish, you may print it off, fill it in and drop it back to the Parish Office at your convenience.
Invitation to Mission – Statement of Interest Form
The parishioners of Naas, Sallins, and Two Mile House, and the wider community thank God for the life and ministry of Fr Moling, who died on Sunday, June 15th, RIP. He is buried in the grounds of the Church of Our Lady and St David. We prayerfully and gratefully commend him, through Mary, into the hands of the Lord he served so faithfully here for 30 years.
The Priests of the Parishes together with his family would like to sincerely thank all who cared for or ministered to him, in any way, during his latter years.
AR DHEIS DE GO RAIBH A ANAM DILIS
Click here to read reflection