Kilcullen Parish - Parish of the Sacred & Saint Brigid Kilcullen                    Church of Saint Joseph Gormanstown
Sacraments
The saving words and deeds of Jesus Christ are the foundation of what he would communicate in the Sacraments through the ministers of the Church. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Church recognizes the existence of Seven Sacraments instituted by the Lord. They are the Sacraments of Initiation (BaptismConfirmation, the Eucharist), the Sacraments of Healing (Penance and the Anointing of the Sick), and the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Marriage and Holy Orders). Through the Sacraments, God shares his holiness with us so that we, in turn, can make the world holier.

Ordination
Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.
—Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors General, November 29, 2013

Baptism 
If you wish to have your child Baptised in Kilcullen or if you are interested in becoming involved with the Baptism Team, please contact the Parish Centre on (045) 480 727.

A Blessing Prayer Each evening, when saying ‘goodnight’ to your child, make the sign of the cross on his/her   forehead, saying;   If there are older sisters/brothers, you could invite them to do the same.  ‘God bless you and keep you, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit’ 

                              Reconciliation 
Peace Song  The Peace of the Earth (Arr. John Bell/Marty Haugen)
The peace of the earth be with you, the peace of the heavens, too
The peace of the rivers be with you, the peace of the oceans too.
Deep peace flowing over you,
God’s peace growing in you.


           First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion- Saturday, 11th May 2019
Children in our parish recieve First Holy Communion in second class.The word “Eucharist” means Thanksgiving. So when Christians celebrate the Eucharist, they are thanking and praising God, in the context of a sacred meal, for all the good things that
God has given them, through Jesus.
At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying: “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me”. (Lk 22:19) In the same way he took the cup, gave it to them and said: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood which will be poured out for you.” (Lk 22:20) Here we see Jesus sharing his last meal with his closest friends and telling them that he was giving his very self so that they would have life. Every time we celebrate Mass and share Communion we are joined with Jesus and share in his life.
Confirmation 

The Confirmation of sixth class students took place on 5th March 2019, May the Spirit be with all the boys and girls.
“In Confirmation, Jesus fills us with his Spirit and makes us sharers in his own life and mission… It is a further spiritual anointing that completes the grace of Baptism and leads us to the Eucharist… the Church prays that we too may receive the gifts and fruits of the Spirit that enable us to help the body of Christ to grow… The gift of the Holy Spirit, received in the sacrament, enables us in turn to become a gift for others within the communion of the Church… May we who have received this sacrament open our hearts each day to the liberating breath of the Holy Spirit and fan into a flame the gifts we have received for the good of one another, the whole Church and the world in which we live.” POPE FRANCIS, General Audiences, St Peter's Square, 23rd Mat to 6th June 2018.

Marraige 

Lord: We thank you for the gift of love and the blessings of marriage. May your infinite love sustain couples and deepen their love as they experience both the joys and challenges of married life.  
May God’s Spirit touch all here present today as well as those who wished to come but were unable to do so; may the example of those celebrating significant wedding anniversaries inspire and encourage us all. 
May God’s Spirit touch all those preparing for marriage, may your Spirit of Wisdom guide and protect them on their path together in your grace and love. 
May God’s Spirit touch all those in the Autumn of their married lives, that they may reap the harvest of the love they have sown. 





                                   Pre-Marriage Courses
.Bookings for pre marriage courses can be made on line at www.accord.ie

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