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Parish Pastoral Council Statement

Our mission is to be a vibrant Christian community where all are welcome, where each person’s gifts and faith are nourished and we reflect the Gospel values in all our activities.

Child Safeguarding Policy

We in the Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Harold’s Cross, value and encourage the participation of children and young people in all parish activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection and support.

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Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives are:

Regina Bradford and Gaye Duke

Parish Office:  01-4965055

If anyone has any concerns, we urge them to contact either the HSE or the Gardaí (contact numbers on the Church notice board and in our policy statement). In addition, they can contact the diocesan designated person, Andrew Fagan, at 01-8360314. The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service of the Archdiocese of Dublin promotes the safe care of children involved in Church activities throughout the Archdiocese. The Diocesan Child Safeguarding Statement sets out the safeguarding policy and principles of the Diocese.

 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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The Trimmins on the Rosary
I can see that little mother still and hear her as she pleads,
"Now it's getting on to bed-time; all you childer get your beads".
Then we'd softly gather round her, and we'd speak in accents low,
And pray like Sainted Dominic so many years ago.
And the little Irish mother's face was radiant, for she knew
That "where two or three are gathered" He is gathered with them too.
O'er the paters and the aves how her reverent head would bend,
How she'd kiss the cross devoutly when she counted to the end.
Gentle was that little mother, and her wit would sparkle free,
But she'd murder him who looked around while at the Rosary.
And if perchance you lost your beads, disaster waited you,
For the only one she'd pardon was "himself" because she knew
He was hopeless, and 'twas sinful what excuses he'd invent,
So she let him have his fingers and he cracked them as he went.
And bedad he wasn't certain if he'd counted five or ten,
Yet he'd face the crisis bravely and would start around again.
But she tallied all the decades and she'd block him on the spot,
With a "Glory, Daddah, Glory" and he'd "Glory" like a shot...
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Extract from 'The Trimmins on the Rosary' by John O'Brien
 
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