Groups


This is a list of Newbridge parish and community groups and notices which relate to each. Click on the group name below for more information.   If you would like your group or club to be included on this site, please let us know.


Accord

accord_logo_2x_taglineACCORD is an Irish voluntary Catholic organisation that aims to promote a deeper understanding of Christian marriage and to offer people the means to safeguard and nourish their marriage and family relationships.

ACCORD provides a Marriage & Relationship Counselling Service as well as Marriage Preparation Programmes for couples of all denominations.

Accord has 58 local centres around the Country.

In Newbridge they offer counselling services for people who are experiencing tensions or unhappiness in their relationships and preparation courses for people getting married.

Local Centre Contact details:

ACCORD  has a local office in our Parish Centre on Station Road.

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday and Tuesday nights 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Telephone: 045 431 695

Web: http://www.accord.ie



Association of African Catholics in Ireland

AACI Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

Cill Mhuire Ballymany, NewbridgeIreland

AACI:  Association of African Catholics Ireland connects the African community in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese. AACI is an association that improve the lot of immigrants by protecting their human rights, interest & welfare as individuals & promote equal opportunity for all. We facilitate integration into local community and the wider society & provide support and counselling to bereaved families, the sick and people suffering from depression. We provide voluntary services both in the State and Abroad.

Email address
aacikildare@yahoo.ie


Baptism Visitation Ministers

For a current list of Ministers and their contacts please contact the Parish Office Newbridge.

The Newbridge Parish Office is located within the Parish Centre, Station Road.

For Caragh Parish Office Click Here

Office Opening Hours

Monday-Friday

10.00 am-4.00pm. Office closes for lunch on Friday from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m. Only

Parish Secretaries
Marie Malone
Marian Lanigan

Tel:  045 431 394

Fax: 045 486 171
E-mail:parishoffice@newbridgeparish.ie



Bethany Bereavement Group

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Welcome to Bethany Bereavement Support Group website.
Who we are
We are a voluntary parish based ministry. Our objective is to support the bereaved through the grieving process and our services are totally free of charge and confidential.
The name ‘Bethany Bereavement Support Group’ is derived from the story of Jesus’ friends Martha & Mary who lived in a village called Bethany and grieved over the death of their brother Lazarus.
Our Mission Statement
‘To provide a voluntary parish based ministry, which aims to support all the bereaved through the grieving process’
The Grieving Journey
Grieving is a natural process and is normally helped by the support and understanding of family and friends. Sometimes a bereaved person may need the support of a skilled person to help them journey through their loss in a positive way. Strong feelings such as anger, guilt, fear and depression are quite normal but need to be expressed, cried over; and put into perspective.
How we can help
Bethany volunteers listen with understanding and empathy. They accept those suffering loss as they are; and will support the bereaved for as long as they need.

Welcome to Bethany Bereavement Support Group.

Who we are

We are a voluntary parish based ministry. Our objective is to support the bereaved through the grieving process and our services are totally free of charge and confidential.
The name ‘Bethany Bereavement Support Group’ is derived from the story of Jesus’ friends Martha & Mary who lived in a village called Bethany and grieved over the death of their brother Lazarus.

Our Mission Statement

‘To provide a voluntary parish based ministry, which aims to support all the bereaved through the grieving process’

The Grieving Journey

Grieving is a natural process and is normally helped by the support and understanding of family and friends. Sometimes a bereaved person may need the support of a skilled person to help them journey through their loss in a positive way. Strong feelings such as anger, guilt, fear and depression are quite normal but need to be expressed, cried over; and put into perspective.

How we can help

Bethany volunteers listen with understanding and empathy. They accept those suffering loss as they are; and will support the bereaved for as long as they need.

Head office Ireland:

General Executive Committee 2016
Fr. Myles O’ Reilly – Spiritual Director
Margaret Chambers- Chairperson
Maeve Mason – Secretary
June Murphy – Treasurer
Shirley Scott – Co-ordinator Website/Newsletter
Anne Butler – Co-ordinator of Bethany Support Team
Liz Ronaldson – Co-ordinator GEC Administration
Gobnait O Grady, Leonie Masterson,
Moira Staines and Martin Walshe.

Contact the General Executive Council

General Executive Council
c/o Rathfarnham Parish Centre
Willbrook Road
Rathfarnham
Dublin 14.
Phone: 087 9905299
Email: bethanysupport@eircom.net
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Contacts:

Celbridge Sr. Sile 01 6288459

Kilcullen Mary 045 481431

Kill Ellen 087 6674203

Maynooth Antoinette 086 2700740

Newbridge Rose 045 432819

Web: http://www.bethany.ie



Eucharistic Adoration

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“Realise that you may gain more in a quarter of an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament than in all other practices of the day.”
(St. Alphonsus Liguori)

Are things in your life getting on top of you?
Is nobody listening? Who will look after your daily worries?
Why not spend some time in Eucharistic Adoration?

Jesus welcomes everybody to spend some quiet time with him whenever you want. It is up to you. You can spend a few minutes in prayer, silence, or reading in the company of the Lord. The Adoration Chapel is open to ALL parishioners. Why not call in for a few minutes, at any time?

Great blessings await you there.

The Adoration chapel is open 10.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. each day. Alternatively you can attend at the same time each week. If 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m. or maybe 5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. suits you this would be wonderful. We need people to cover those particular hours urgently. Please contact Margaret on 045 433 012, Teresa on 045 431 884 or any member of the committee if you want to know more or would like to volunteer to cover just one hour.



Family Carers Ireland Befriending Service

Volunteering with Family Carers Ireland An opportunity to join our successful Befriending Service. The service is based on visiting someone’s home with the aim of providing companionship to help combat social isolation and loneliness. Visits will initially involve a simple cup of tea & chat and may develop to include shared interests. In addition the volunteer may bring the service user out or accompany them to an appointment e.g. social or religious event, providing the security of company. Volunteers are required in the Newbridge and surrounding areas. Befriending is a one-to-one, non-judgmental relationship where you can volunteer your time to support and provide companionship to someone. Full training will be provided.

For more information on the programme or if interested in becoming a Volunteer please contact Eleanor Keogh (Befriending Coordinator) 086 0294760 or email ekeogh@familycarers.ie



First Communion Visitation Team

First Communion Visitation Team

The visitation team was set up in Newbridge Parish in 2007.  Looking back over those years we are reminded of the origin and progress of the visitation ministry.  ‘Go out into whole world and proclaim the Good News’

In October 2007 the new team of 16 lay people (going out in pairs) began visiting a small number of families.  Having completed the visits an evaluation took place.  Both the families and the visitation team felt this new venture had great possibilities and so a new ministry was born. oday over 20 people are members of the visitation team.  Even though the number of children receiving First Communion in our parish has increased, each year we are blessed with new members who are prepared to get involved in the home visits.  Last year over 340 children received First Communion in our Parish, and almost all families living in the Parish were visited.

The work of the visitation team is now seen as part of the First Communion Programme.  Each year when the First Communion Programme is launched a member of the visitation team speaks to the parents and informs them about the visits.  The visitation team is familiar with the Parish Communion Programme and the information, support and encouragement they give to parents is really appreciated.

As part of the First Communion Programme all families are encouraged to have a prayer space in their homes.  When visiting the homes the team bring with them gifts of a rosary, holy water, and a prayer book, which is added to their prayer space.

The team has been made very welcome by the families.  Searching for houses on cold winter nights, going into the unknown and making contact with new families is challenging, but rewarding.  The commitment and enthusiasm of the visitation team, their faith, loyalty to parish and willingness to reach out to others has enabled this ministry to take root and become a reality in Newbridge Parish. For more information contact the parish centre.



Funeral Ministers

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TO ARRANGE  A FUNERAL  CEREMONY
PLEASE CONTACT:

THE PRIEST ON DUTY PHONE 087 2554908.

We want you to know that your sorrow and grief is shared by the whole Parish Family. We will support you in every possible way. We will also pray for you and with you. The priest on duty will arrange a funeral minister to visit you at your request and your chosen funeral director will have all the contact details you need at this time. The Parish office is always there to help and can be contacted during their opening hours at the following numbers and times.

Office Opening Hours

Monday-Friday

10.00 am-4.00pm. Office closes for lunch on Friday from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m. Only

Parish Secretaries
Marie Malone
Marian Lanigan

Tel:  045 431 394



Miscarriage / Stillbirth & Neo-Natal Death Support Group

Miscarriage / Stillbirth & Neo-Natal Death Support Group – meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month. Contact Liz 435113, Gráinne 434057.



Mothers’ Prayer Group

Mothers’ Prayer Group – meet every Wednesday night at 8.00pm in the Meeting Room beside the Curates’ House, Chapel Lane, Newbridge



Newbridge Citizen Information Centre

Newbridge CIC
Parish Centre
Station Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare


Tel: 0761 07 8300

Fax: 045 432264

email: newbridge@citinfo.ie

Wheelchair-accessible: Yes

Centre opening hours for general queries:

Monday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Thursday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Friday: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm


Newbridge Parish office

Newbridge Parish Office

Newbridge Parish consists of three churches which serve the Catholic community of Newbridge. The Parish Center is located on Station Road in Newbridge and offers a wide range of services.

Community Centres

Newbridge Parish Center
Station Road
Newbridge
Co. Kildare

T: (045) 431 394



Newbridge Prayer Group

Newbridge Prayer Group meet every Monday (except Bank Holidays) in the Day Chapel, Cill Mhuire at 8.00pm.



St. Vicent de Paul Society

St. Vicent de Paul Society
Whatever your reason for getting in touch, if you need support from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul we are here to help you.  There are a wide range of supports we can offer you, from practical help and advice, to a friendly ear all in the strictest of confidence.


Our goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through the practical assistance to people in need.

We offer direct, personal assistance that is non-judgemental and based on the need of the individual or family.

In addition we provide a wide range of services for vulnerable people through our local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, daycare and holiday schemes amongst other things.

Contacting your Local Office.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul currently has eight regional offices located around the country. If you need to make contact or you are looking for information that you can not find on the website please feel free to contact your closest office. You can also request assistance online by filling out our form.

Web: http://www.svp.ie



Suicide Prevention

Turning the Tide of Suicide

Founded to raise awareness and funding to lower the suicide rates in Ireland through dedicated research, educational support and intervention in the problem of suicide in Ireland. www.3ts.ie

National Office for Suicide Prevention

www.nosp.ie

Irish Association of Suicidology

The IAS set out to be a forum for all individuals and voluntary groups involved in any aspect of suicidology for the exchange of knowledge gained from differing perspectives and experiences. www.ias.ie

Pieta House

Pieta House offers a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. In particular, this centre targets people who have already attempted to take their lives – often the forgotten people. This service is free of charge, but donations are welcome. The specialized treatment programme offers a comprehensive service aimed at individuals and their families who are affected by:

· Multiple suicidal attempts

· Suicidal ideation

· Continuous self-harming behaviours

Pieta House is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesdays, Fridays 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 10am-2pm on Sunday on Call service 10.00am – 2.00pm

Please feel free to call us on (01) 601 00 00 to arrange an appointment or to find out more. www.pieta.ie



The Legion of Mary

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The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.

The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbour on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. The first meeting of the Legion of Mary took place in Myra House, Francis Street, Dublin, Ireland, on 7 September, 1921. This meeting was to have very beneficial consequences for the mission of the Catholic Church and, in a special way, for millions of members of Christ’s lay faithful who would serve in the Legion and for those who would be served by the legionary apostolate. Many persons outside the Catholic Church would also benefit from that apostolate. With the approval and support of the Popes and a great many Bishops, Priests and Religious, as well as the prayers and efforts of legionaries, the Legion, by the grace of God, has grown into a worldwide organisation with several million members.

Drawing its inspiration from the True Devotion to Mary, as taught by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, and which had a profound influence on the Founder of the Legion, the Servant of God, Frank Duff, the Legion is at the disposal of the Bishops and Priests for use in the mission of the Church. While essentially a lay association, legionaries look for spiritual and apostolic formation to priests and religious, who, as Legion Spiritual Directors, hold an honoured place in the Legion system. The Legion requires ecclesiastical approval to work in a diocese or parish. Loyalty to the Magisterium and to Ecclesiastical Authority is a basic legionary principle. The Legion aims to bring Mary to the world as the infallible means of winning the world to Jesus and legionary service is based on the doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ so that in their fellow members and in those they serve, legionaries seek to have the Person of our Lord once again seen and served by Mary, his Mother.

The general and essential means by which the Legion of Mary is to effect its object is personal service acting under the influence of the Holy Spirit, having Divine Grace as its moving principle and support, and the glory of God and the salvation of souls as its final end and purpose. Evangelisation, especially the seeking of conversions to the Church, should be a priority for the Legion. Through the visitation of homes and by other means, the Legion must, as a first principle, set out to establish a contact of some sort with every soul everywhere. Seeing and serving Christ in the sick and marginalised is another vital part of the legionary apostolate. While not engaging in the giving of material relief, legionaries will often find opportunities to do works of service for the needy.

The basic unit of the Legion is called a praesidium, which is normally based in a parish. A parish may have more than one praesidium. To be an active legionary it is necessary to apply for membership in a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting and allocates a weekly apostolic task to the members, who generally work in pairs. After a successful period of probation, members are called to make the Legionary Promise (this is only applicable for members over 18 years) which is directed to the Holy Spirit. Realising the necessity for a strong support of prayer, the Legion has Auxiliary members, who associate themselves with the Legion by undertaking a service of prayer in its name. The administration of the Legion is carried out through its various councils at local, regional and national level. The central council, the Concilium Legionis Mariae, meets monthly in Dublin.

The Cause for Beatification has been introduced for three legionaries: The Servant of God, Frank Duff (1889-1980), Founder of the Legion, who attended the Second Vatican Council as a Lay Observer; Venerable Edel Quinn (1907-1944), Legion Envoy to East Africa; and the Servant of God, Alfie Lambe (1932-1959), Legion Envoy to South America.

Legion of Mary – meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am in the Day Chapel, Cill Mhuire

WEB SITE: http://www.legionofmary.ie




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