On Thursady 6th of February we had a marvellous conference imparted by Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh who died just last May. As well as sharing some of the precious moments the family faced together in Donal’s struggle with cancer she also outlined the importance of sport, spirituality and friends in his life. Elma repeated in Donal’s words his appeal to young people to value life.
Many thanks to Elma for coming such a long distance to share her experience and to Grainne Prior for organizing this event. Donal’s ideals are perpetuated in the Livelife foundation (http://donalwalshlivelife.org/)
A special word of thanks to all who helped organise the Mass of the Epiphany which was broadcast on RTE. The Mass was particularly enhanced by the variety of musical styles and the enthusiastic participation of the young people in the Liturgy.
With every good wish,
You can listen to the broadcast of that Mass by following this link
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.
The 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
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web : www.sandyfordparish.org
Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2014
Following 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