A Prayer for baptism offered by a member of the family

Here is a prayer that you could use/adapt for your child's Christening


XXXX’s Christening Prayer

Heavenly Father,

On this day of new beginnings, bless XXXX with your grace & love, surround him/her with goodness, guide his/her steps along the way and keep him/her from harm.

Lord, smile upon him, and through your teachings may XXXX find contentment through kind and thoughtful acts.

With the guidance & love of his Parents XXXX & XXXX, his/her Godparents XXXX and XXXX, and his/her dear Family & Friends, we pray XXXX will lead a life full of Happiness, faith and love for all.

Lord, Hear us

Aifreann Phádraig Naofa at the ProCathedral

This Sunday the 17th March at 10.00a.m for the Feast of St. Patrick -  Aifreann Phádraig Naofa in the presence of Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins.  In attendance - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, D.D. Principal Celebrant, Father Leon Ó’Giolláin, S.J. Sung by The Palestrina Choir. All are welcome.

A Thanks from Trocaire Representative who spoke at the Masses

Dear Richard,

Sincerest apologies for my delayed response, I have been out of the office visiting schools this week.

Both myself and Jenn really enjoyed our time in Rathmines Parish, it so refreshing to meet the dynamic congregation and experience different masses. It's such an active community, we were so impressed!

Just to flag as well that a number of parishioners asked for extra Trócaire boxes, gave donations on the day and also one person offered to volunteer their time to Trócaire. We were very moved my this level
of support and it really is a wonderful testament to you, Fr Galvin and the community in Rathmines.

Have a lovely weekend,

Jen Brennan from Trocaire

A review of the Movies That Matter Night by 2 of those who attended

This month’s Movie That Matter  was the movie ‘Millions’. It was a movie about two middle class boys whose mother had passed away not too long ago. The younger of the two is very holy and the other is not at all. One day while Damien (the youngest) was out in the garden something fell on him - a big bag of money with over £200,000 in it. Damien thought this money was a gift from God and wanted to do good with it and give it to charity and so on. But his older brother had a different approach; he wanted to keep, spend and invest it all, having persuaded Damien not to tell their father. This money attracted the attention of a lot of dangerous people, and entertained us with the decisions and dilemmas that the boys were faced with! The movie was really entertaining and has a great twist in the end.

We had lovely pizza and drinks before and during the movie, and it was a fun and relaxing night. A great chance for us to meet up, talk and socialise with people our own age.

After the movie we broke up into small groups and discussed the film. We talked about what we thought of it, what our feelings were on it and the situations faced by the two brothers. It was good to listen to other people’s opinions and different ways of thinking about it and to have a chance to voice our own. All together it was an enjoyable night and we can’t wait for next month!!

By Kelly & Serena