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”