Priests Phone Numbers Fr. J. McDermott, P.P. Tel. 431741 Fr. P. Hughes, C.C. Tel. 438036 Fr. R. Ó Dómhnaill, C.C. Tel. 434069 Fr. W. Byrne, C.C. Tel. 433979 Fr. B. Reynolds, O.P., C.C. Tel. 487270 Fr. T. Durajczyk C.C. Tel. 437753 Parish Sisters, Sr. Maureen Tel. 431842 Sr. Eileen Tel. 431939 Parish Pastoral Minister Margarita Bedding Tel. 087 6107528 Parish Office Tel. 045 431394 Fax: 045 486171 Parish Centre Tel. 045 431121 Emergency Number 087-2554908 Priest on call P A R I S H N O T I C E S FIRST COMMUNIONS CONFIRMATION BAPTISM MEETINGS: will be celebrated in our Parish at will be celebrated at Masses Monday May 10th & Monday Masses over the weekends of May on Pentecost weekend, May 24th at 8pm in the 1st & 2nd and May 8th & 9th. May 22nd & 23rd. Parish Centre. Pilgrimage to Parish e-mail: PARISH PASTORAL parishoffice@ newbridgeparish.ie COUNCIL MEETING: Knock Sunday Newsletter available: www.mylocalnews.ie Thursday May 13th at 8pm will take place on Sunday June Parish Website: in Holy Family Convent. 6th, further details in Sunday www.newbridgeparish.ie Diocesan Website: Letter nearer the time. www.kandle.ie Newbridge Parish & Caragh Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2010 ? aCknoWlEDgMEnt ? 12th - 21st October 2010 - €1,334.00 on behalf of the Polish Community in the Diocese of kildare and leighlin, i including tax and charges. would like to thank all who comforted, supported and sympathised with us on the recent death of our Polish president lech kaczynski, his wife Maria For details contact Mary Lee, and all people who died in the air crash near Smolensk in russia. Newbridge Travel & Tour Special thanks to those who prayed for us in that terrible moment of our 045 449522 national tragedy. it is greatly appreciated. thank you very much. Fr. Tadeusz Durajczyk Chaplain to the Polish Community in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin Newbridge Parish & Caragh Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2010 26th June 2010 for 5 nights M A S S T I M E S - Price: €769.00 (all inclusive) St ConlEth’S Cill MhuirE DoMiniCan ChurCh in Hotel Agena Pont Vieux. Saturday: Vigil Mass Saturday: Vigil Mass Saturday: Vigil Mass 6.15pm 7.00pm 8.00pm For details contact Mary Lee, Sunday: 8.30am, 11.00am Sunday: 10.00am, 11.30am Sunday: 9.30am, 10.30am, Newbridge Travel & Tour 12.30pm, 7.00pm 12noon, 5.30pm 045 449522 NO v E N A S P E A k E RS The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation would be delighted if you would join us for our 1st Regional May 3rd Fr. B.J. McGuckian Pioneer Association Roadshow Coffee Morning kicking off in Kildare at the Keadeen Hotel, on Thursday, 20th May from May 10th Fr. Benny McHale Tuam Diocese 10am to 12 noon. If you have 20 minutes to spare, May 17th Ms. Brenda Drumm Catholic Communication Office come along for a cup of tea or coffee and see the May 24th Mr. Damian Lynch Seminarian many ways you can help the Jack and Jill children in May 31st Sr. Oonagh Marron Salesian Order the Kildare area by recycling your old mobile phones or selling your old or broken gold to name but two. June 7th Yvonne Rooney Diocesan Youth Officer Everyone welcome. O’Sullivan & SOn Painting & DecOrating Marty’s CaBs All painting and wallpapering needs. Ph: 045-432015 Member of the national guild 087-2650210 of Master Craftsmen Reasonable Discounts Phone: 086 3960125 on Contract Runs For a Email: John@ospad.ie Punctual and Friendly Service Web: www.ospad.ie Ring MaRtin Kenny Cabs 2 • EDITORIAL • T his month’s issue of News and Views is full of interesting articles for all age groups. As you can see from our Cover We also have articles from Bishop Jim Moriarity and Fr Ruairí Ó Domhnaill on how Page we have featured the re-vamped Parish the fallout from the clerical Website which was updated for us by a abuse scandals has affected company called Parish Websites.ie. We them in their ministries and think you will agree that the improvements their hopes for the future of the to the site make it much more user friendly and interactive. Catholic Church. By Breda Reid New Twitter, Facebook and YouTube links have been On page 6 Lauren Hayes, a young lady of this parish, created. We will officially launch the updated site after recalls her recent trip to Ghana where she and three friends 12.30 Mass in the Parish Church on May 16th which is worked in an orphanage. World Communications Day. Moorefield GAA Club, looking to the future, features on May is generally regarded as the month of Mary. On pages our centre pages. 4 & 5 Fr. Willie has put together an interesting article on the Rosary. We have also included a picture of a rosary Sean Reid is still here on page 7 with Teen Talk, Know beads for the children to colour in. Many people feel your Rights is on page 11 and page 13 features Baptism that the mantra-like prayers of the Rosary can bring about and Death notices as well as Lotto results. Crooked House a great sense of peace. Boyzone member Keith Duffy have some Drama news on 12 and our feature on the remarked on the Tubridy Show recently that praying the 2011 World Youth Conference is on page 14. Last but not Rosary kept the band members going in the aftermath of least is St Conleth, our saint of the month for May, who Stephen Gately’s untimely death. features on the back page in full glorious colour. Finding ourselves once again at the foot of the cross. Living in the shadow of scandal: by Fr. Ruairí I have lived the twelve years of my priestly life in the I am aware that there were, and are, also shadow of scandal. The so called glory days of the scoundrels, criminals, wretched people Church were never part of my experience. I was still in of all kinds within our ranks. Saints and seminary when the revelations about Bishop Casey first sinners all together and I somewhere in made headlines; and each revelation since then has been the middle. The sinfulness of the Church worse. I need to remind myself each day the reasons shames me but sometimes also comforts why I became a priest. Jesus Christ and His message me because I would be very much out of continue to inspire me and give me life. I know I can place in a community of the perfect. The Church will not be a follower on my own. I need the support of a never be perfect but it can and should always strive to community to keep the flame of faith alive in my heart. be better. We cannot ever again tolerate a situation My community is the Catholic Church. It has given to where the most vulnerable in our society are even more me all that I hold dear in life. It has also scandalised me, vulnerable within our Church. The revelations of the and given me cause for great shame. The Church is the past few months and years have been a difficult pruning. body of the crucified Christ but unfortunately we also It has placed us at the foot of the cross. But the Church have played the role of those who crucify. I love the lives was founded at the foot of the cross with Mary. We of the saints. I grew up with their stories. They were should not be afraid to find ourselves there again from models for me, signposts to follow. Increasingly now time to time. Chiropody ATTIC STORAGE the original and the best NeWbriDge Clinic Storage Problem Solved 1. Guaranteed Quality Work 2. Easy to use Design Ladder MargarEt DonnEllY travEl & tourS ltD 3. 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So what is the Rosary and what role does it play in our everyday lives? The Rosary is a popular form of prayer that combines by Fr Willie. meditation on the mysteries of faith with the recitation of in the twelfth century, moved by a vision of our Blessed vocal prayers. The Rosary is divided into five decades. Each Lady, is said to have devised the Rosary more or less as we decade represents a mystery or event in the life of Jesus. know it today. On October 16, 2002, Pope John Paul II, There are four sets of “Mysteries of the Rosary” (Joyful, declared that 2003 would be the “Year of the Rosary”. For Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious). These four “Mysteries the first time in centuries a change was made in the Rosary. of the Rosary” therefore contain a total of twenty mysteries. The Pope added and defined 5 new mysteries that concerned The Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries events in the public life of Jesus. These new mysteries were are then said on specific days of the week. called the “Luminous Mysteries” or “Mysteries of Light. As suggested by the Pope John Paul II the Joyful mysteries In recent times the Mother of God has appeared in various are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on parts of the world and asked for the recitation of the Rosary, Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the the prayer she gave to the world centuries ago. During the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday (with this exception: apparition of Our Lady at Fatima 1917 she asked for the Sundays of Christmas season - The Joyful; Sundays of Lent following addition to be prayed after each decade: “O my – Sorrowful). Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead A “decade” of the Rosary corresponds to each of the twenty all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of mysteries commemorated in the Rosary. Ten Hail Marys are your mercy.” said for each decade; they are preceded by an Our Father Despite all the additions and changes, the important core and followed by a Glory to the Father. While reciting a of the Rosary has always remained the same. It is a way decade of the Rosary, one is to meditate on the particular for God’s people to make holy the day, and to remember mystery for that decade and on its meaning for our life. the life of Jesus and his mother. May these humble origins The Church has long recommended this form of prayer as always be with us each time we pray the Rosary. a convenient and effective way of meditating on the great The Rosary is recited in Cill Mhuire before 10.00 a.m. mysteries of our salvation. morning Mass and in St Conleth’s Church before the 9.30 Different forms of the Rosary have been used in the church a.m. morning Mass. from the early desert fathers to monastic times. 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Illlustration taken from Diocesan Prayer book. Care & Repair Volunteer Group the Newbridge Parish area who are aged 60+. Volunteers are members of the local community, and Newbridge Parish Care and Repair are currently looking for volunteers, as well C are and Repair are a volunteer group under the umbrella of Age Action Ireland, the national organisation that works to improve life for older members of the community. as clients seeking work to be done. We are delighted to announce that the launch of the Newbridge Parish Care and Repair will take place in the The service offered by Care and Repair is a minor repairs Parish Centre, Newbridge on Thursday 13th May at 8pm. service, including jobs such as replacing light bulbs, fitting All are welcome to attend. door chains and spy-holes or smoke alarms, putting up shelves, moving light pieces of furniture across a room, and Newbridge Parish Care & Repair, c/o Parish Centre taking down curtains. 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We are all recent graduates who soon discovered just how hard it is to find a job on these here shores! So together we decided to go work as volunteers in Africa, something which, as it turns out, was enjoyable, life changing, educational and very rewarding. L to R: Nicholas, Anna, Mairin, Gifty, Innocence, Lauren, Delali, Alicia and Kennedy. Christ Orphanage is a Non-Governmental Organisation which was founded in 2007 by a member of the community in which young people a bit more practical and fun! it is based. The school has 150 students who are either from under-privileged backgrounds or are orphans. Each of us was It wasn’t all work and no play for the youngsters however! assigned to a class. We worked with the children individually Máirín, a playwright wrote a short play which was an for twenty minute periods to concentrate on areas that they adaptation of Tír na N’Óg. We got to work preparing the may have been finding difficult. For my class aged from five play which would be shown in our final week at Christ in to seven years this was mainly letter sounds, spelling and front of a hundred or so people from the community. The mathematics. We had to be resourceful at times, for example, main highlights for me were the dancers performing the Walls writing and drawing in the sand on the ground proved to be of Limerick, Dawning of the Day which was performed on a very useful tool which made the learning experience for the the tin whistle which Anna brought over and taught the oldest class and, of course, the kids absolutely acting their socks off! The donations which the school receive all go towards essentials such as food, and as one can imagine there is not much funding for trips. So we decided that we would bring each of the classes on a school tour! We took the older classes to the near by Wli waterfalls, the tallest waterfalls in West Africa where we all got the chance to play and swim in the beautiful surroundings. The younger children went to the Monkey Sanctuary where they got to hand feed the monkeys bananas! The trips were an amazing and wonderful experience, and definitely one of my favourite things about the trip. It is impossible to fully explain what a truly amazing experience we all had in Ghana and also it would be pretty hard to describe to someone just how nice the Ghanaian people are, so friendly and welcoming to us, teaching us everything from the local dialect to traditional drumming to dancing! I had so many great times in this beautiful country and it is something that I am so grateful to have experienced. 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Exams are on the tip of all your tongues right now I’m but some places might still take you on for work experience and even that will help you when you’re looking for work weather is great, let’s just all hop on a train and head into Dublin for the craic.” Trust me, when you get older you’ll get sure, especially those getting ready for after school/college. (Thank you Kildare less and less chances to do these impulse the Leaving and Junior certs! I have talked Nationalist for that week six years things, and when they do come up you’ll about these essentially every summer ago!) usually just want to sit down and read. So since I started Teen Talk a few years back, take full advantage of this free time and so I’m sure you’ll be sick of me talking take (usually) good weather, get your mates about it by now. Don’t worry, I’m not this chance to together and just let loose. It’ll also stop going to discuss them this time ‘round, the summer becoming boring before it’s I’ll just say that at the end of the day head outside, leave even half-way through. they are only exams and are not the the laptop at home and And you don’t even need to head into be all and end all of your life. While it is understandable to be stressed only use the phone to tell town to enjoy everyone’s company and have a good time. Why not set about the up-coming exams, don’t let your folks where you up a BBQ with your mates on a good it dominate your life. There are much day? Everything you need can be more important things than trying to get think they want you easily purchased in any of 600 points in the Leaving Cert. Try your to be! the local supermarkets. best, rest up well before each exam and Just get the one-use when it’s finished don’t bother yourself kits, lots of food, a with worrying about how you did because B u t laptop for music and it won’t change your grade. Just kick back the summer is the someone’s garden and enjoy the summer break! perfect time to get then you’re onto a out and just have winner. Plus it won’t There are two different groups who have a laugh with your break the bank either very different views on what the summer mates. During the since people can pool should be about with young people. school term it becomes together for everything There are those who think you should very easy to rely on texting you need. build up your CV and spend the summer and Facebook to keep up with earning a living. Then there are those who everyone, since you simply don’t have The summer is the perfect chance think you should be set free for three the time to head out and see everybody to really create some memories with months and just take a well-deserved week in and week out. Take this chance your friends that will last longer than break. Neither group is wrong, and you to head outside, leave the laptop at home any text you save on your phone or a should try aim to take the best of both and only use the phone to tell your folks funny Facebook status. Get out there groups during the summer. Saying that I where you think they want you to be! and communicate with the world the understand that it may be harder to get Abuse the fact that you now all have the old-fashioned way and I’ll chat to you all work this summer thanks to the recession, freedom to just one day say “Hey, the next month! A ccountAncy & t AxAtion S erviceS aC Computer NEWBRIDGE We specialise in assisting Small Companies and the Self Employed Services MEMORIALS HEADSTONES SUPPLIED 045 431007 • Year-end and Management Accounts. AND ERECTED • Self Assessment, Vat and Taxation Advice. • Company Registration Office returns. Additional Inscriptions • Business Plan & Cashflow preparation. • Computerised Accounting Systems. 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Actively participating with friends under 9 + 10s: Gerry Moran, Jude Maguire, and families in many varied aspects of the GAA ensures fun Andy Sherlock & Val Dowling. and enjoyment, while building strong bonds of friendship. under 11s: Decky Mc Donald, Colm Hundreds of Newbridge residents support, participate, and Dunne, Francis Heffernan, John Cassidy & work within our club each week and help to create the Mick Kerr. atmosphere of security and social involvement. In 2010 over under 12s: Jim Dempsey, Darren McGrath, 30 teams will be catered for and accommodated within our Sos Dowling. club structure. under 13 + 14s: Paul Murray, Frank Connolly, Barry Lynch, Jim Harte & Emmett UNDER- AGE McConville. Starting with our 6 year olds, we introduced the much loved under 16s: Oliver Kelly, Gerry Galvin, Noel and specially designed Go Games Policy which promotes Lee, John McDermott, Decky Hanniffy, enjoyment without the pressures of winning at all costs; this Robert Devine, Shay O’Connor. aspect encourages the kids to enjoy sport while having fun. All Ladies under-age; Steady and fruitful our coaches and mentors choose this method to ensure your progress is being made in the ladies under-age children grow to love sport and ensure their health and fitness section by a dedicated group of adults which is proving to while having a great time. Our under-age structure is one of be the most stress free and enjoyable training sessions taking our proudest achievements in the last 30 years with so many place anywhere in Kildare. To hear the laughter and see the dedicated people and parents involved. Chaired successfully in smiles on the kids faces during sessions proves again, that you the past by Seanie Whyte, Martin Philips, and, up to recently, can really enjoy and get more out of one hour in our club than Gerry Moran, massive progress has resulted in the fielding of many hours looking at TV. teams from u10, u12, u14, u16, and in many cases 2 teams in the same age group, which would involve up to 40 kids, so Mentors and coaches in the under-age ladies: it is not uncommon to see over 200 children each Saturday under 10s: Catherine Conaty, Niamh McMullen, Eadaoin morning at our nursery in Scoil Mhuire and our club in Cummins. Pollardstown. 2010 sees a new chairman at the helm in under 12s: Clem Hannon, Robbie Murphy, Declan Moorefield. Emmett McConville has been elected to continue Rasmussen. the development of our under-age, having previous worked at under 14s: Anthony Loughman, Roseanne Hannon, Paddy all levels in the last 15 years with the under-age section and Butler, Noel Moran. progressing to Chairman of the South-Board Kildare branch under 16s: John Cummins, Catherine Conaty, Bernie and along with Gerry Moran as Board Na N’Óg representative Curley, Derek Curley. progressed GAA both in club and county. The highlight of Training for u10, u12, u14, each Saturday morning at 11am their endeavours was the organizing of the Féile All Ireland in our club grounds. And training for our under 16s every finals in Kildare, and Moorefield having the distinction of Tuesday night. hosting 4 All Ireland finals. Gerry Galvin as assisting chairman ADULT LADiES FooTbALL AND CAMoGiE makes up a very strong and determined force of experience Moorefield ladies football club was established in 2000 people at the top of our under-age structure. Gerry will also with the formation of the ladies junior football team: with take on the role of Treasurer and Mick Meehan is the elected a growing interest in ladies football we now field teams at Secretary, Both Colm Dunne and Francis Heffernan share the all age levels. This is primarily due to dedication and hard role of PRO for the Moorefield under-age section. work of various coaches and volunteers throughout the club. Mentors and Coaches. Having won several under-age titles over the past ten years, under 6s: Tommy Martin, Justin Delmer. we won our first junior championship title in 2009. Our under 7s: Fergal Harrington, Michael Conlon, Dominic management team plays a central role in the development lEinStEr Music lessons available on NEWBRIDGE SEnior CollEgE piano, violin, voice, The Courtyard, Newbridge keyboard, guitar, tel: 045 487811 drums, brass and For full-time 5th & 6th year and repeat Leaving Cert. woodwind. 087 2020348 & 087 7930906 • Dedicated Teachers • Enrolment for new students Saturday April 10th. 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. • Continuous Assessment • • Caring Environment • tel: 045-437175 Aged 4 upwards Email: email@example.com 8 by Peter Whyte of all our players. An educational environment is created empowering the players to reach their upmost potential, whatever that may be. New players and volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Catherine Conaty [086-3844591]. Mentors and coaches Moorefield GAA Group Tony Doyle, Francis Kelly, Paddy Butler. Grounds Committee: John Cummins, Paddy Behan, Training Tuesday and Friday nights at 7-30 in club grounds. Donnacha Whyte, Christy Meade, Paddy Martin. Hurling Ladies Committee: Joan Yorke, Alice Dowling, Michelle Hurling numbers have doubled recently in our club due to Burke, Ashling Whyte, Christine Murray, Mary Doyle, Ann the success of our senior squad and the dedication of some O’ Brien, Winifred Murray. die hard mentors and coaches who give all of their time Executive Committee and efforts to this cause. Under the chairmanship of Jimmy Chairman-Peter Whyte, Assisting Chairman - Tony Doyle, Donnelly progress is assured. Secretary of Hurling is John Secretary - Patsy Cradock, Assisting Secretary - Francis Kelly, O’ Brien, with Treasurer Emer McNamara, PRO Frankie Treasurer - Treasa Collins, Assisting Treasurer - Joan Yorke, Durney. Also on the committee are Paddy Maher, Brian PRO - Christine Murray, Irish officer - Paddy Behan, Players Rafferty. The teams are coached by Jimmy McMullen, John Rep - Kieran Murray. Vardy and Mick Maloney. Executive Members: Decky Hanniffy, Eric McDonald, Angelo Senior football Murray, Joe Rooney, Carrie Mc Dermott, John Cummins, Our success has been consistent over the last twenty years with Joey Hayden, Donnacha Whyte, Tim Durney, John Byrne, all teams and has brought in excess of 30 county titles and a John O’Brien, Tony Murray. The GAA Strategic 5 year plan Leinster title in 2006. has been implemented in Moorefield and we are ahead of Managers and Coaches: implementation on many recommendations forwarded by Minor; Bobby Foran, Croke Park. The 2 facilitators for Moorefield are Peter Whyte Junior; Daryl Collins, Gerry O’ Connor, Paddy Collins. and Emmet McConville. Senior B; Martin Murray, Pat Flynn, Mick O’ Shea, Niall Facilities: We can boast of three full-size playing pitches with Murray. full drainage systems, 8 dressing rooms with shower facilities, Senior: Jack Sheedy, Dave Barry, Mick Masterson, Richie 3 training sections and possibly the largest indoor training Crean. Shane Dooley, Karen Roe Smith, Joey Hayden. area in the county, used extensively by many Kildare Gaelic teams. Feasibility Committee: Peter Whyte, Patsy Craddock, Paddy O’Brien, Treasa Collins, Tony Doyle, Tony Murray, Joey With so many activities taking place in our main building, Hayden, Joe Rooney. we have now embarked on refurbishing the internal structure. In 2009 we were granted planning permission and will Development Committee: Angelo Murray, Decky Hanniffy, commence a 3 year agreed plan. The jewel in the crown of Eric McDonnell, Paddy O’Brien. Moorefield is members of Club Moorefield. In 2008 we Lotto Committe: John Byrne Tony Murray, Helen Durney, asked all our members who could assist the development of Treasa Collins, Nancy Cahill, Ernie McMullen, Bill Smith, our club facilities to contribute on a weekly basis a donation Jimmy Sexton, Phyllis Durney, Liam O’Donnell. of €5 or €10. The response was so positive that we are now Finance Committee: Treasa Collins, Peter Whyte, Joe in a position to commence a €300,000 development on the Hayden, Joe Rooney, Tony Doyle, Tony Murray. main building. Club Moorefield members will attend a special continued on page 11 nEWBriDgE Foot PriVate FUNctioN CliniC rooM aVaiLabLe @ Bernadette Slattery gEorgES StrEEt nEWBriDgE JoHNSoNS LoUNge Podiatrist – Chiropodist M.C.S.Ch. MID WEEK WASH & BLOW ONLY €18 Birthday, Engagement, Anniversary, IRL, M.I.C.P.O. alSo FantaStiC MiD WEEk Bereavement Reg. Health Professional Council Wide choice of Catering StuDEnt & SEnior CitiZEn oFFErS! nail SurgErY & orthotiCS & Entertainment Options available No parking problems, Wheelchair accessible Tel: 432888 / 434995 Free room Hire! For appointment phone 045 431879. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org coNtact catHeriNe 107 Moorefield Drive. *Above offers apply Monday to Thursday 087 2930881 9 a homily given by Bishop Jim Moriarity at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral during Easter Week “Although I have lived through much darkness, children and presume that once there is a policy in place I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably everything is satisfactory. We must ensure that this policy, as Pope Benedict reminds us, is “continually revised and updated”. convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it May we work together as people and priests in this task so as can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal to ensure the safety of all children in our care. Through the in our hearts. Do not let that hope die! Stake your experience of the past few months, many faith-filled people have become disillusioned with the Church. Down through lives on it!” the years so many people have committed themselves to and These are words spoken by the late Pope John Paul II to have supported their local parish. Some are active in various the young people attending the World Youth Day event in forms of ministry, others quietly attend their local church Toronto in 2002. I recall them tonight, because over these past every Sunday and there are many parents who have made and few months we have witnessed the exposure of much darkness continue to make great efforts to pass on the faith to their in the life of the Catholic Church in Ireland. In telling their children in a changed and changing culture. Many of these painful story, survivors of clerical child abuse have shown great people, very understandably, now find themselves struggling courage and bravery. It is a story that wasn’t heard by those with new questions. The answers are not simple. But perhaps in authority in the past, but now with the publication of the there is a direction, a way forward I might suggest this evening. Ryan and Murphy reports their voice and experience is, at last, This way forward is to turn more deeply to the Gospel of being heard and listened to. In the words of Pope Benedict Jesus Christ. The Gospel always offers new possibility, even in his recent Pastoral Letter, words in which I add my own in the darkest of times. Throughout my ministry here in the humble and heartfelt support, “You have suffered grievously diocese I have been inspired and moved by the commitment and I am truly sorry”. of so many people. People continue to commit themselves But words are not enough! The only way we will truly show our to the ministries of music, reading, Eucharistic ministry, sorrow and try to bring about peace in the lives of those who safeguarding children, bereavement ministry. People give of have been hurt so deeply is the way we reflect upon and put their time to serve the needs of young people at local parish into action the highest standards around child protection in level and diocesan level such as the initial preparation that is our parishes so that, in the words of Pope Benedict, we “ensure starting for the next World Youth Day experience in Madrid in the protection of children from such crimes in the future”. 2011. So many young people themselves put in such an effort With this in mind, I am pleased to welcome here this evening to serving the needs of others in parish and in their schools the Parish Designated Persons from throughout the diocese such as the Meitheal leadership groups. The major effort put who have completed the “Safeguarding Children” training in by so many parents and parish leaders in the pre sacramental programme. You have shown great generosity and leadership programmes offered to First Communion and Confirmation in responding to this very important role of ensuring the candidates. There are the liturgy committees, Justice and Peace implementation of the “Safeguarding Children - Policy and groups, the Parish Pastoral Councils, people involved in prayer Procedures” (Published August, 2009) in the parishes of our ministry and charity work and there are all those generous diocese. I thank you most sincerely for your support. I remind people who quietly lend their support to those who experience everyone, not just the Designated Leaders, that we cannot the loss of a loved one and make the sandwiches and the pot become indifferent around this important role of safeguarding of tea to show their care and solidarity in those lonely and continued on page 11 NEWbRIDGE WOmEN’S liFFEY rugS Teeny Weenys HEALTH CLINIC Curragh Grange, Newbridge 74 The Oaks, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. 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Yes a great deal of sorrow has been rightly your ordination to the priesthood you were invited to “model expressed in recent times but let us not forget the good and your life on the mystery of the Lord’s cross.” This call remains inspiring deeds that are being done every day by members of the same. I invite you to receive the Gospel of Christ in a the Church community. renewed way here this evening. Renew your commitment to I now turn to the priests here present, who will renew their Jesus of Nazareth! He has called you into his service at this time, commitment before us this evening. These have been very in this moment! May he inspire you with his Word and help difficult times for you. Many of you have been disillusioned you to live the noble message you preach. I started these words by the lack of leadership in the Church and find yourselves by quoting the words about hope of the late John Paul II: “May struggling with many big questions around life and ministry this hope spring forth in our hearts and may we never let that within the Church. Please remember that so many people respect hope die! We are part of a bigger story that forever reminds us and care for you. So many are inspired by your commitment to not to give up but to keep going trusting in the Lord’s love”. service day and night and for keeping the Church alive in so Bishop Jim’s resignation was accepted by Pope Benedict many ways in your communities and ministries. Your efforts, on April 22nd 2010. The entire homily is available on the your generosity, your commitment is appreciated. On the day diocesan website www.Kandle.ie continued from page 9 convened meeting shortly to be part of the decision making recognize the great support of the people and businesses of process. We would ask any person willing to be part of the Newbridge, with special thanks to our main sponsor for next exciting and important process of improving your club more than 20 years Michael Murphy. We in Moorefield will to contact any committee member with a view to joining continue to work tirelessly for the whole community and Club Moorefield. Moorefield club would like to thank and continue to improve... Know your rights Question many cases through negotiation, without the case having to be listed for court. You have a choice of legal routes since I am a small business owner and I have been having a difficult normal court proceedings are also available. It is advisable to time getting payments from some of my clients. How can I have legal advice if your case is listed for court. reclaim the amounts owed? You can download an application form for the Small Answer Claims Court from the www.courts.ie website or from www. citizensinformation.ie. Application forms are also available You can now bring claims of up to €2,000 to the Small Claims from your local District Court office. Staff in your District Court. From Monday 11 January 2010 businesses involved Court office can help in completing the application form. in disputes with other businesses can use the Small Claims You can also make an online application on the www.courts. Court. Up to now the court has only been available to ie website. (This is not currently available for business to consumers. The aim of the Small Claims Court procedure business claims). is to provide an inexpensive, fast and easy way to resolve disputes without the need to employ a solicitor. The service is Further information is available from the Citizens provided in your local District Court office and the application information Centre below. fee is €15. 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Tel: 045 486312/087 9512798 11 Kildare Youth Theatre presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin Mc Donagh, Directed by Peter Hussey The Moat Theatre, Naas, 5th – 8th May at 8 pm Tickets: €15 and €12 Declan Armstrong in rehearsal T he Kildare Youth Theatre attracts young people from a wide area. Those aged 14 to 18 meet every Monday environment meant to challenge and inspire. We will draw on texts of all mediums for guidance and inspiration. New Irish Writing. Her play Forest was staged in Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar in December 2009. She writes prose, night from 7pm to 9pm and those (such This workshop is for anyone interested poetry, and for theatre. as this cast) who are older, meet on in discovering where their voice can take Also Musical Theatre Summer Proect Fridays from 8pm to 10pm. Anyone can them. join. For further information contact 3rd to 28th August; ages 14 to 22 years Began Wednesday 28th of April. old; Crooked House on 045 446612 or email Adult Worskshop 19.30 – 21.30: €50 firstname.lastname@example.org A four week summer camp running 14 - 18 Years 17.00 – 18.30: €5 per Monday – Friday which will allow you Crooked House Creative Writing workshop Workshop; inspiration – individuality to create your own musical theatre – Form – Constructive Criticism – There are still places available. production, compose your own songs Motivation; Led by Máirín O’Grady, Máirín O’Grady is a graduate of the and write your own story: only 25 places this workshop is about exploring your M.Phil in Creative Writing in Trinity available; cost €100 for four weeks; own expression within the safety of a College Dublin. She was shortlisted for for further information contact info@ small group setting. Over six weeks we the Over the Edge New Writer of the crookedhouse.ie will discover various styles, techniques, Year 2008. She and structures to develop your creative has been publised voice. Participants will do in-class in Foiseach writing exercises and assignments on Magazine and their own time. These will be shared Commotions during the workshop, in a supportive Anthology of Y.C.S. Music & Drama 2010 30th Annual Performing Arts Summer Camp July 5th-17th 10am-4pm Ages 6-16 €150 (Family Discounts available) Registration Sat May 8th 2pm Dominican College, For further information contact: email@example.com “May procession from the 1970’s” Photo by Oliver McCrossan. Freda PrE-SChool & MontESSori NCNA registered & Health Board notified. McCormack Morning and Afternoon classes. 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T: 045 448 400, By app. Only: 045 435043 W: www.childsplaycreche.ie E: firstname.lastname@example.org 12 BAPtISMS OUR DEAD Helen (Nellie) Pender Highfield Estate Babies Aoife & James Parker Newbridge Alexander Stephen Gore Stephen Coyne Moorefield Drive Pat Hannon, formerly Pairc Mhuire Walshestown Park Baby Caoimhe Whelan Barrettstown Lawns died in England Dusan Nemet Mikula Connell Drive Brigid O’Riordan Jesse Mbongeni Khumalo Connell Drive Maura C Fitzsimons Morristown Billar formerly Rathangan & Newbridge Ciara Mary Hughes Langton Park Maurice Prendergast Moorefield Park Tony Murphy, formerly The Curragh Ethan John Costello Kilbelin Abbey Thomas Murray James Street died in England Amy Ann Turner Athgarvan Michael Moore John’s Street Bro Phillip Kerrigan, Dominican Community Gavin Christopher Doyle Eyrefield Lazare Videcko Africa Sligo & Newbridge Eoin James Doyle Eyrefield Angela Morrin (nee Regan) Naas May they rest in peace of the Lord Juno Martha Vanhengel Ballyshannon, Kilcullen Mark Richard Carroll The Oaks Darragh James Andrew Lawless Wider Options September 2010 Kilbelin Abbey Morning Classes, No Tuition Fees, Suitable for Beginners Have you been in the Molly Dowling Kilcullen home for a number of years? 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Email: email@example.com Limited places available Curragh Grange Amy Lucy Farrell Roseberry Adam David Carroll Moorefield Park L o t t o Holly Aisling Mooney St. Conleth’s Park Kayla Kennedy Dara Park INCrEASES BY l1,000 PEr WEEK IF NOt WON (See back of ticket for rules) Colm Séan McLoughlin Standhouse Rise 792nd WEEk - 16th March 2010 795th WEEk - 6th april 2010 James Conor Shannon Milltown Winning Numbers: 9 10 16 21 Winning Numbers: 1 3 17 29 Kuba Patrick Zagorski Naas JaCkPot: k17,000 JaCkPot: k17,000 Patrick Szonda Sallins No Winner No Winner Ethan John Murphy Halverstown, Naas next Week: k17,000 next Week: k17,000 Niamh Filgate Liffey Hall Match 3 Winners win or share €1,000 Match 3 Winners win or share €1,000 Tess Eloise Dowling Curragh Grange 8 match 3’s wins k125.00 10 match 3’s wins k100.00 Carla Arvil Dowling The Meadows Parish Promoters Prize Winner: Veronica Murphy Parish Promoters Prize Winner: Laurie Murray Holly Dowling Whyte Langton Road 793rd WEEk - 23rd March 2010 796th WEEk - 13th april 2010 Darragh Brian Georgie Keane Winning Numbers: 11 19 21 23 Winning Numbers: 9 21 27 30 Curragh Grange JaCkPot: k17,000 JaCkPot: k17,000 Oliver Augustin Martinez USA No Winner No Winner Karl Noel Wallce The Curragh next Week: k17,000 next Week: k17,000 Dawid Sycz Curragh Grange Match 3 Winners win or share €1,000 Match 3 Winners win or share €1,000 Patryk Sycz Curragh Grange 10 match 3’s wins k100.00 6 match 3’s wins k166.67 Isabel Maisie Lynch Curragh Grange Parish Promoters Prize Winner: Lil Kelly Parish Promoters Prize Winner: Alice Ivers Conor Brendan Mullins Curragh Grange Evan Matthew Nolan Roseberry Hill 794th WEEk - 30th March 2010 Daragh James Doherty Walshestown Park Winning Numbers: 5 9 17 28 Adam Vincent Quinn Rosetown JaCkPot: k17,000 Kyle Anthony Martin The Meadows No Winner Louise Frances Meehan Roseberry Hill next Week: k17,000 Cian John Dardis Langton Park Match 3 Winners win or share €1,000 Gavin Malone Delaney Pairc Mhuire 13 match 3’s wins k76.92 Eoin Graham Cowzer Walshestown Park Parish Promoters Prize Winner: Tom Murphy Cara Whiteley Rosconnell Peter WHyte Tir na N’-Óg eLectricaL Newbridge Montessori • House Re-wiring (introducing Irish), Playschool, For all your metal fabrication • New Fuse Boards Afterschool Club, Baby & Wobbler requirements; Entrance gates and railings; spiral stairs; • Security Lighting car trailers; steel supplies; BOC industrial gas. • Showers. 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If you need additional information about this pilgrimage please feel free to contact Yvonne Rooney, Tel: (059) 9164084, Mob: (087) 7788007, email: email@example.com. Or check out www.kandle.ie. Celebration at Easter Vigil C ongratulations to Grace & Jacob Dion as they become new members of our Catholic community here in Newbridge. Grace & Jacob were baptised and confirmed at the Easter Vigil in the Parish Church. We welcome them and assure them of our ongoing support and prayers. Congratulations also to Fabio Silva who was confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Grace, Jacob and Fabio have all been members of the RCIA group that meets every Tuesday night in the Holy Family Convent. Members of this group explore and share faith together. New members are always welcome. ? aCknoWlEDgMEnt ? SIMON MAGUIRE, Died 29th May 2009. MAIDA MAGUIRE, Died 8th August 2009, Naas Road, Newbridge. Simon and Maida’s son Tom, his wife Helen, their daughter Elaine and son Shane would like to thank most sincerely all who supported and sympathised with them. Thanks to all who called to our home, attended the removals and funeral Masses and sent Mass Cards. A particular word of appreciation to all the staff of Lourdesville Nursing Home who looked after Tom’s parents with such care and compassion during their stay there. In addition, we wish to sincerely thank the staff from the Ambulance service, the Intensive Care Unit and Moat Ward of Naas Hospital. A special thank you to Fr. D. Doyle, Fr. J. Brickley, Fr. Joe McDermott and Leahys undertakers. The invaluable support and kindness offered by our families and friends will never be forgotten. We trust this will be accepted as a token of our gratitude and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. 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A at her foundation in Kildare as its Bishop. gloss in an Irish martyrology saying he was devoured by Patrick Duffy tells his story in Metal-Worker and Hermit wolves on his journey to at old Connell, Newbridge. Rome undertaken against We do not know where Conleth was born or who his parents the wishes of Brigid may were, but we do know from Cogitosus’s Life of Brigid (c. 650) be an attempt to explain that he was a skilled metal-worker in gold and silver who lived his name, i.e. coin ‘wolves’ as a hermit at Old Connell on the Liffey near Newbridge. He and leth ‘half’. had the reputation of being a very holy man who had the gift Death of prophecy. He is also said to have been the sculptor of the Saint Conleth died on Sculpture of St Conleth, crozier of St Finbar of Termonbarry, Co Roscommon. the 3rd May 519 AD. by Annette McCormack. First bishop of Kildare 490 Tradition holds that he Brigid invited him not only to make sacred vessels for her was buried on the left side of the altar in the Church of foundation but also to be pastor of the people nearby. Ireland Cathedral in Kildare town and Saint Brigid on the Cogitosus says that they governed the church at Kildare right. Tradition in Newbridge holds that he was buried in “by means of a mutually happy alliance”. And so Conleth is the Old Connell graveyard. An alternative version is that his Printed by: DONOVAN PRINTING LTD. 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