05 December 2020

 

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PRAYER IN CHURCH


The Church of the Assumption will remain open throughout level 5 for private prayer including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Prayer of St John Henry Newman
May the Lord support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the
evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over 
and our work is done. Then in His love and mercy may he give us and all our
beloved a safe lodging, a holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.

LIVING WITH COVID-19 - LEVEL 5

“Level 5” (of the Plan for Living with COVID-19) means public worship is banned so “Religious services will move online.” Weddings and funerals are still allowed, with a limit of 25 participants, and churches may remain open for private prayer. These restrictions are due to remain in place until 1st. Dec. 2020 at the earliest.
 
<<Click Here>> for the complete guide to Level 5 of "Living With Covid-19".

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms Not taking place at the moment.  Check with the Parish Office.

CONFESSIONS: Confessions will be from 2.00 - 3.00pm on Saturdays in Day Chapel. 

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: To book the Church for weddings, contact the Parish Secretary. 

MASS FOR THE BEREAVED

The 10.00am Mass on Sunday 8th November will be for all families in our Parish who have lost a loved one during the year. This can be viewed on our webcam.

It is the teaching of the Church and the practise of our ancestors to remember the dead during this month.

Birth, growth and death are of the natural order.  Each of us will die some day as it is part of God’s plan for us.  Let us follow God’s command and pray for the souls of the dead who have gone before us – our relatives, neighbours, ancestors and all the holy souls.  May God increase their glory, ease their pain and grant them remission of their sins.

We can also visit a church or cemetery during the month.

It is comforting to remember that our relatives are not gone from us but before us and one day we will be with them in Paradise.

NOVEMBER, REMEMBERING THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home due to the pandemic. In the month of November, the Church has two traditional means of obtaining a plenary indulgence for the souls in Purgatory.

1.  The first is to visit a cemetery and pray for the dead during the Octave of All Saints’ Day, which is Nov. 1-8.This year, the Vatican decreed that this plenary indulgence can be obtained on any day in November.

2.  The second plenary indulgence is connected to the Feast of All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2 and can be received by those who visit a church or oratory on that day and recite the Our Father and the Creed.

The Vatican said that this plenary indulgence has also been extended and is available to Catholics throughout the month of November to reduce crowds.Both indulgences must include the three ordinary conditions and full detachment from sin. The ordinary conditions of an indulgence are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the pope.The Vatican also said that, because of the health emergency, the elderly, the sick, and others who cannot leave the house for serious reasons can participate in the indulgence from home by recitingprayers for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary.They must also spiritually unite themselves to other Catholics, be completely detached from sin, and have the intention of fulfilling the ordinary conditions as soon as possible.

FREE PARENTS WEBINARS:

Parents of Students in Mainstream School with Educational Needs, Tues 10, 7pm. Booking at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XVsemrbmQDOKylGknShHFA

Planning the Transition from School to College for Students with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities 25th Nov 7pm.   

Booking on https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rcmvrTMvH9BzTMRW2FjVY5fvnK27gmjN

MASS INTENTIONS   

Click here for the full list of Mass Intentions to be celebrated this week.

PARISH COLLECTIONS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT

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Thank you most sincerely for your continued support

You can donate to the parish in a number of ways:-  Click Here to see how.

The parish wishes to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUETS

A selection od Christmas Mass Bouquets is now available from the Parish Centre. 

COVID-19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Ph 0818 222 024, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.

BALLYCOMMON TELEWORK & TRAINING CENTRE

BTTC is offering a range of free/affordable services.  Ph 0579353177/9353441, 
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MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

MABS ( a free, confidential service for people who have problems with money management): National Helpline 0761072000 Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 8:00 pm  

Living Slow: John O Donohue

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.

If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.