Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Service change on Sunday 23rd June in Celbridge!

Please note that on Sunday 23rd June there will be no morning service in Celbridge. There is however the Annual Ministry of Healing Thanksgiving Service and Gift Day at 3pm that afternoon and all are welcome at that service.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Ministry of Healing Service - Christ Church Celbridge

Forthcoming Ministry of Healing Service in Christ Church Celbridge Sunday 23rd June 3pm- All welcome (On that Sunday there will be no morning service in Celbridge)

Parish Outing - All welcome!

Parish Outing
To Altamont Gardens and visiting Borris House in Co. Carlow.
Date: 13th June 2019
Cost: 20 euro per person for the bus & 10 euro admission to Borris house. 
All welcome - Enquiries to Esther Lougheed: 086-3729940

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Holy Week / Easter 2019

Wednesday: 8pm Newcastle

Maunday Thursday: 8pm Straffan - HC & Stripping of the Altar

Good Friday - Way of Cross 10am Straffan C of I to St Brigid's, 12 Noon: St Patrick's Celbridge to Christ Church Celbridge, 12 Noon St. Finian's C of I to St. Finian's Catholic Church
8pm Christ Church Celbridge - Prayers around the Cross

Holy Saturday - 9pm Straffan - Lighting of Easter Fire & short vigil

Easter morning – 5.45am - Ecumenical Sunrise Service (Castletown Gates)
9am Newcastle: HC, 10.15 Straffan HC, 11.30 Celbridge HC

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Rev'd Robert Lawson

It is with huge sadness that we hear today of the death of Robert Lawson, priest of the Church and a man of huge spiritual depth which he shared so generously throughout his ministry in bad times as well as good, including in this parish - Robert experienced through his long illness a deep peace and sense of God’s presence even in the face of terrible suffering. This was a blessing to all who knew him and these words from Richard Rohr, one of his spiritual guides and mentors seem very apt:
‘The True Self will surely have doubts about the unknown. But the True Self is the Risen Christ in you, and hence, it is not afraid of death. It has already been to hell and back. The Risen Christ in us knows that it will never lose anything real by dying. This is the necessary suffering of walking the full human path. That is what Jesus did and why we are invited to “reproduce the pattern of his death,” each in our own way, so that we can also take our place in the “force field” of God’s universal resurrection (see Philippians 3:10-11 and Acts 3:21).’
May he Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory

Funeral Details: Lawson Rev. Robert (Roselawn, Castleknock, Dublin 15 and formerly of Carrickbanagher, Co. Sligo), January 23rd, 2019, (peacefully), at St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. Beloved husband of Ada and dear father of Theophilus and Paul and son of Muriel and the late William (Bill) and brother of the late John. Sadly missed by his loving family, mother-in-law Florrie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Reposing at his home on Friday evening (January 25th, 2019) from 5.00pm until 8.00pm. Funeral Service on Saturday afternoon, (January 26th, 2019) at 2.00pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Castleknock Village followed by burial in adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Haematology Unit, St. James’s Hospital and St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me”

Friday, 14 December 2018

New Principal for Primrose Hill

As many of you will know by now our school Principal, Ms Elizabeth Butler recently announced her intention to retire at the end of January 2019. This came as a surprise and a shock to the whole school community who have been blessed by Ms Butler's strong leadership and dedication in every aspect of the life of our school. She will be missed but she leaves behind an excellent school which is recognised as such throughout the local area and indeed the Diocese.
Following interviews for her successor the Chairperson and Board of the School are happy to announce the appointment of Mrs Caroline Flood as our new Principal commencing February 2019. Caroline is currently teaching in St. Maelruain's Church of Ireland School in Tallaght where she has been since 2006. During her time there she has on a number of occasions held the post of acting Deputy Principal. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Flood to Primrose Hill.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Christmas Services and Events 2018

Friday 21st December – Straffan Church @ 8pm -Miscellany: The Christmas Story told through carols.
Proceeds in aid of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Straffan

Sunday 23rd December – St. Finian’s Church, Newcastle-Lyons @ 4pm – Traditional Christmas Carol Service
No morning services in Straffan or Celbridge

Christmas Eve – Christ Church Celbridge @ 4pm – Carols around the Christmas Tree – Hot chocolate and mince pies after the carol singing

Christmas Eve – Christ Church Celbridge 11.30pm – 1st Eucharist of Christmas

Christmas Day – Holy Communion in all churches. 9am St. Finian’s Newcastle-Lyons, 10.15 Straffan & 11.30 Christ Church Celbridge.

Sunday 30th December – Holy Communion in all churches. 9am St. Finian’s Newcastle-Lyons, 10.15 Straffan & 11.30 Christ Church Celbridge.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Harvest Thanksgiving 2018

St. Finian's Newcastle Lyons - Sunday 30th September @4pm - Speaker: NĂ³irin Lynch, Director of the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith & Dialogue - a place of prayer, tranquility, conversation and dialogue for all (The centre (in Glasnevin) will be holding a a one day harvest retreat - open to all - on Sat Sept 22nd.
01-7976384 )
Noirin has worked for many years in parochial and diocesan settings and is a very accomplished traditional singer and musician.
Christ Church Celbridge - Sunday 21st October @3pm - Speaker: Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent of the Irish Times and a regular commentator on religious and social issues in the broadcast and print media. Patsy is also the author of a number of books including 'The Book of Jesus Report, a contemporary account of the four Gospels' and the official biography of President Mary McAleese, entitled 'First Citizen: Mary McAleese and the Irish Presidency'
Straffan Church - Sunday 28th October @3.30pm - Rev'd Terry Mitchell (Rector of Cloughjordan & Borrisokane Group of Parishes, Diocese of Limerick & Killaloe). Terry who is South African came to Ireland from the Diocese of Capetown in South Africa, where he was Rector of Christ Church,Grahamstown. Born in Pietermaritzburg he initially trained as a teacher, and taught English and History as well as Guidance Councillor. He was first ordained for the Methodist Church, serving in Grahamstown and in Northern Ireland before being ordained as an Anglican priest on his return to South Africa.