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BRACKENSTOWN   PARISH

CHURCH   of   ST. CRONAN

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Children at First Communion

Registration for First Holy Communion 2022 & Confirmation 2022

PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH ST. CRONAN'S CHURCH, BRACKENSTOWN
FOR THE SACRAMENTS OF
FIRST CONFESSION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 AND CONFIRMATION 2022

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS &
THE ELDERLY

Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced a new celebration in the Church year- World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. it will be held each year on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the Feast of SS Joachim and Anne. This year, it falls on July 25th

At all Masses on weekend of July 25th, we will be celebrating Grandparents and older people and how important they are in our lives. there is a special invite for grandparents and grandchildren to come to Mass together.
There is also one extra Mass 1.15pm. ThePapal Nuncio Archbishop Jude Okolo will celebrate the inaugural Mass for world Day for grandparents snd the Elderly in Ireland. As numbers will still be limited, this will be a ticket event and will be limited to two grandparents and two grandchildren per family.  To register your interest, email the Parish Office at brackenstownparish@gmail.com with your name and the names of your grandchildren. Names will be drawn from a hat later this month.

Some ideas for celebrating at home:  Invite grandparents for a visit and watch the Mass with Archbishop Okolo together;  send your grandparents a card; zoom/facetime/phone grandparents who are far away drop a note into an older neighbour who lives on their own; Write the names of grandparents on a candle for our ‘Window of Faith’ in the Church.—you can get a candle in the Sacred Space beside the Confession box; if grandparents have passed away, take out some pictures and share stories about them.

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Shortly after Easter, Archbishop Farrell set up a Task Force to look at the needs of the Diocese and to work to support Parishes, Diocesan Agencies and Chaplaincies, to undertake a radical renewal. This is to help us to look to the future with hope and creativity. The members of the Task Force come from various backgrounds in pastoral ministry, education, adult faith formation, social justice, strategic and policy planning.

They come from various parts of the Diocese and there is a balance between lay and clerical, and male and female.

There are four stages to the work of the Task Force:

· To gather the thoughts and ideas of people

· To assess the themes and comments that come through

· To report to the Archbishop

· To offer a pastoral approach which is inclusive and appropriate to our time.

The General Consultation will begin and we will make the link available on the Parish Website, Facebook Page and in our next Newsletter

We encourage you to take part in this consultation.

Fr. Paul

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We sympathise with and remember in our prayers the families and friends who have recently lost a loved one.  During this very difficult time and in line with Government advice, funerals can only be attended by up to 10 people of immediate family of the deceased. 

Please see below two links to booklets that may be of help to you when organising a loved ones funeral.

Although we can no longer be together in person,

we can stay connected and united in prayer.

Please CLICK HERE for Funeral Booklet

Please CLICK HERE FOR Prayer in the Home for the Deceased

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Many and sincere thanks for the continued support of all for ALONE since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. To date, the ALONE COVID-19 Support Line has received in excess of 29,515 calls for support from vulnerable older people all over the country who need support, advice, or sometimes just reassurance.  ALONE is a member of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People and is managing a national support line for older people with concerns regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19.  ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary.

The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm 

by calling: 0818 222 024

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