04 December 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 26th. December 2021

 

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PROTECTION AGAINST COVID

For clarity following the recent updated Covid guidance, Religious Services in Places of Worship are unchanged regarding capacity, with all other protective measures in place to ensure safety of the congregation. We ask parishioners to:

Continue to wear masks at all times when visiting our parish churches.

Sanitise on the way in.

Receive Holy Communion on the hand.

Use the boxes provided at the doors for the plate collection and parish envelopes.

MASS TIMES

In the week from Mon. 27/12/2021 to Sat. 01/01/2022 there will be one mass only each day at 10:00 a.m. There will be No Mass at 7:45 a.m.

PARISH CENTRE

Our Parish Centre will re-open on Tuesday 4th. January 2022.

Happy New Year to all.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2022

A Pilgrimage from Meath Diocese to the Holy Land led by Bishop of Meath Tom Deenihan, Price: €1,875.00 pps(half board). Details from GTI Travel (01) 843 4734.

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

(Luke 2:41-52)

Luke’s skill as a storyteller comes through in the details of the story in a way with which many people can identify: the loss of a child, the frantic search, the seemingly offhand speech of the teenager.  Let the drama of the story speak to you.  Where do you find good news in it?

The distress of Mary and Joseph brings to mind the distress of many parents separated from their children in today’s world by social unrest, forced migration and other factors.  How does the plight of this family speak to you?

In Luke’s Gospel this story serves to give a glimpse of the future of greatness of Jesus, the teacher of his people.  Sometimes we can look back over our own life, or the lives of others, and with hindsight can see in childhood or teenage years a glimpse of gifts and talents that were later to blossom.  Where have you seen this?

‘Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?’  This seemingly insensitive reply by Jesus to Mary serves to highlight that in his life the mission given him by God would take precedence over family ties, painful though it would be.  Perhaps you have known situations in your own life where there was pain for family members as you followed your own destiny?  Where in the midst of the pain was the good news?

John Byrne OSA Intercom Dec 2021

PROTECTION AGAINST COVID 

For clarity following the recent updated Covid guidance, Religious Services in Places of Worship are unchanged regarding capacity, with all other protective measures in place to ensure safety of the congregation. We ask parishioners to:

Continue to wear masks at all times when visiting our parish churches.

Sanitise on the way in.

Receive Holy Communion on the hand.

Use the boxes provided at the doors for the plate collection and parish envelopes.

AWARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

Aware is currently seeking volunteers for their  Support Services. 

Aware is the national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. Aware was founded by Dr McKeon and a team of volunteers, many of whom had their own experience of depression or bipolar disorder, and who wanted to support others. That is still Aware’s ethos today, volunteers are the backbone of the organisation.

If you think you would like to volunteer or if you simply want to know more please visit <<AWARE>>. All the relevant information, training dates and full application form can viewed on that page.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Please contact the parish secretary.

CONFESSIONS: Saturday 2.00-3.00pm in the Day Chapel.

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

MONEY ADVICE AND BUDGETING SERVICE (MABS)

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

SHALOM WORLD MINISTRIES

Shalom World is a 24/7 commercial free Catholic television network for the whole family. Use the floating link to access the live "Shalom Media Gallery" or click on the icon on the right to find out more about Shalom World Ministries.

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