Weekly Bulletin 18 August 2019

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PARISH OFFICE returns to its regular opening hours on Tuesday 20th August.
Activ8 is eight sessions over eight months course with a focus on helping people to share their faith easily. It is aimed at the 30 – 55 years old age bracket, so that a younger generation begin to gain skills for the future.
If you are interested, please come to the Enquiry Evening on the 4th September at Clonliffe Diocesan Centre at 7:30 pm. The course starts on the 2nd October.
For applications email Mary Dent mary.dent@dublindiocese.ie
COLLECTIONS Past two weeks’ Collections (August 4th and 11th), Church € 1025 Share € 745.The Blue Bag is for the Church Collection (St Francis Xavier’s Gardiner Street), The red bag is for Share.
Thanks for your generosity!
FAMILY INSPIRATIONAL PUBLICATIONS: The Council for Marriage and the Family introduce two new Family Inspirational Publications.  The renewed ‘Family Prayer Book’ and inspirational phrases from Pope Francis’, The Joy of Love – On Love in the Family, in ‘The Family is Good News’, from the Council for Marriage and the Family of the Irish Episcopal Conference, ideal as personal gifts or as a gift from your Parish for engaged and newly married couples and families are available from Veritas.  For information contact: Fr Peter Murphy by email: peter.murphy@iecon.ie or Tel: 01 – 5053107
IRELAND’S FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2019 – will take place on Saturday, 24th of August 2019 from 12 noon to 6pm, in Mountjoy Square Park. Dublin1. This is a free event for the whole family, a great line up of performers from around the world, including children’s entertainment and other side attraction taking place throughout the day. This festival is organised by Diversity & Multicultural Initiative and funded by the government of Ireland and supported by Dublin City Council’s NEIC program).
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES IN DUBLIN:  The parish of the Immaculate Conception and St Killian’s Clondalkin would like to invite everyone to join the celebration of its first anniversary of the World Meeting of Families on Sunday, 25th of August we start with the Eucharist at 12.00noon in the Village Church followed by a family picnic in the garden of the presentation sisters. Just bring a packed lunch and a picnic blanket.  For further information please check out the Facebook page Combined Catholic Parishes of Clondalkin or contact Christina Malone by email: christina.malone@dublindiocese.ie
ANNUAL NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:  The Catholic Grandparents Association Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage will be held on September 8 in Knock Shrine at 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant on the day will be Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin – also in attendance are Combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock’.  All welcome. 
IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY offers a way of seeing the connection between ourselves, our God and our world.
Ignatian spirituality can be helpful to you when you find yourself making statements such as the following:
“My life seems to be in a rut, and I can’t move forward.” 
“I’d love to be able to make good decisions consistently.” 
“Things just seem to happen to me:  I seem to have no personal power or responsibility.” 
“My life’s out of control: things are too big for me.  I’m not important, and I’ve no effect on what goes on.” 
“I make decisions all right, but how can I know that I’m pleasing God in them?”
Ignatian spirituality offers a way of seeing the connection between ourselves, our God and our world.  It involves learning a way of dealing with our lives, through good decision making.  There is a dynamic relationship between us, the world and God, and we need help to engage rightly with these three realities, and so live out our lives fully and richly in the concrete.
Try using a stainless-steel bottle, re-usable coffee cup and fabric bags to help protect our oceans and marine life.
The simplest and most effective way to reduce our personal contribution to air pollution is to opt for greener methods of transport. By walking, cycling or using public transport instead of driving a car, you’ll help reduce air pollution.