Saint of Month for December – St. Nicholas

St. NicholasThe fact that this saint is so associated with Santa Claus makes him so attractive to people of all ages. If we look at the name: Saint Nicholas we already see a Latin connection between the word ‘Sancta’ meaning ‘holy’ and our Christmas word ‘Santa’. In fact, the Dutch legend of Sinterklaas has the name quite exact; Sint meaning saint and klass short for Niklaas or Nicholas. -So he is caught out, this guy is one and the same! So what’s his story?  Read more here

Archbishop Charles BrownVisit from Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown

Breaking News and a date to add to your Diary!!!.  His Excellency, The Papal Nuncio, Most Rev Charles John Brown is coming to our Parish on Sunday the 8th of December to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m.  It will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Room.  He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York by Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor on 13 May 1989 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York. From 1989 to 1994 he worked as an assistant Priest in the Bronx.  In 2000 after having ministered for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith he became a chaplain for His Holiness on May 6th, 2000. Brown was named Titular Archbishop of Aquileia and nuncio to Ireland on 26 November 2011 and was ordained to the episcopate by Pope Benedict XVI on 6 January 2012.  It is a great honour and privilege to have him visiting our Parish and we hope all who can attend will come to celebrate with us on this special day.

Parish Race Day

Come and Help Restore our Iconic Blue Church at Our Lady of the Wayside.  On Sunday the 11th of May Sandyford Parish will sponsor the Leopardstown Racecourse.

RACEDAY NEWThe funds raised will go to restoring the Historical and Iconic Church in Kilternan.

Those who buy a place for €100 per person will be treated to lunch at the Pavillion Restaurant, rewarded with the days Racecard, tips, music and much more.  There are 62 tables with 10 seats each so hurry and book your places now.  Tables can be reserved for $1,000.  This promises to be a wonderful event for the whole family and support our local community.

Click on the image to the right to see the full size flyer.

To book your tickets, please call 01-295-6414

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Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2014

Publication2Following our Parish ‘Year of  Faith’ Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi in June 2013 a number of people have been asking if we could facilitate a pilgrimage this year.  In April 2014 Pope Francis will celebrate the Canonisations of Blessed Pope John XXlll and Blessed John- Paul ll. In light of this the parish proposes  a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland  ‘Walking in the Footsteps of Pope John –Paul ll‘  from Monday 14th—Mon 21st  July 2014. Copies of the proposed itinerary  are available  at the church doors. All bookings are made directly with MAP Travel but we ask that if you are booking  you would also contact the parish office and let us know of your intention to do so . Please spread the word as this is a very beautiful trip  which balances  all aspects of a prayerful pilgrimage with ample time to rest and enjoy the beautiful city of Krackow and the surrounding area. Please see the proposed Itinerary at the doors of the church.  Download the Proposed Itinerary Here   and Booking Form Here