20 May 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 23rd. January 2022

 

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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.

 PRAYER SERVICE FOR WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

A Prayer Service will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Sunday 23rd. January at 6.00 pm.  All are welcome. 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 23-30 JANUARY 2022

“LIVING LIFE TO THE FULL”

As we adapt to the many challenges and changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, we are given the opportunity to reflect on the things that give our lives meaning. For some, it is family, friends, community sports or hobbies. For Catholics, it is God’s love and wish for us to know and love him that gives life ultimate meaning. Jesus Christ is the revelation of this love, realised through his life, death and resurrection. In response

to this, we reflect upon how Catholic schools are communities where we live life to the full.

Every Catholic school fosters the holistic development of its students, promotes their wellbeing and encourages them to learn and nurture their talent and skills. Each child hasthe potential to change the world for the better, making it a kinder, more inclusive and more welcoming place. This week, we celebrate the gifts and talents we have in following Jesus’ teaching. This year, we celebrate how we are called to be communities of faith and resilience, through our thoughts, words and actions. In doing so, we follow the words of Jesus in John’s Gospel:

‘I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.’

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 1:1-4, 4:14-21)

The scene in the synagogue marks the launch of the public ministry of Jesus in Luke.  Jesus was filled with the spirit.  He came bursting with a message to communicate.  When have you had the experience of being enthused by something in that way?  Who have been the people you met who have that kind of enthusiasm?

His message was addressed to those who were poor, oppressed, blind or captives.  Who are these today?  In what ways have you been, or are you, among these?  How has the message of Jesus been good news for you, freed you, given you new sight, or revealed God’s favour to you?

The message Jesus had was one of liberation and he told his listeners that it was being fulfilled even as they listened.  It is being fulfilled even as we hear it NOW.  If this does not resonate with you right now when has the gospel given you an experience of liberation?

This is the Sunday of the Word of God, the word that gives life.  The written word of God is not always easy to understand.  What has helped you to be more at home with the Bible so that you could find encouragement, hope, inspiration, meaning and purpose in life?

John Byrne OSA Intercom January 2022

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.

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. 

ALONE

A Support line for older people Ph. 0818 222024 is available 8:00am. - 8:00pm. daily.

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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