20 May 2022

For the week beginning on Sunday 6th. February 2022

 

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PROTECTION AGAINST COVID

LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS (Jan '22)

While almost all restrictions have now been lifted, you are asked to still adhere to the following:

• Face Masks should still be worn at all times in the Church

• Hand Sanitiser to be used entering and leaving the Church

• Communion to be administered on the hand

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

CONFIRMATION 

Congratulations to our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend.  We acknowledge the great work of so many people in preparing for this Sacrament.  We appreciate the commitment of our teachers and schools for their support and professionalism and we acknowledge the central work of parents and guardians in handing on the faith to our children.

We should remember to pray for our young people and it is the responsibility and the privilege of the entire Christian Community to share the faith with the next generation.

“DO THIS IN MEMORY” MASSES FOR FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN 

Sat 12th: 6.30pm, St Joseph’s.

Sun 13th: 10.00am, Ballinamere, Gaelscoil.

11.30am, Scoil Bhríde, Scoil Mhuire. 

Durrow Church   11.30am, Durrow NS.

ST PADRÉ PIO MASS 

Tullamore Church, Tues. 8th. Feb. at 7.30pm.  All are welcome.

VOCATIONS NOTICE    

Jesus steps into the lives of the disciples to make them agents of God’s presence in the world (cf. Lk 5:1-11).  Peter is dejected because the fishermen’s work produced no catch.  At the word of Christ, their nets fill to breaking point. Peter had put his faith in this “Master” that spoke with authority.  He says, “At your word, I will let down the nets” (Lk 5:5).  After the miracle, he calls him “Lord.”  This calling of the disciples tells us that the Lord asks every vocation to the Priesthood to fill the nets of the Church with souls who know him.  He asks us to put out into the deep and place our faith in him.  Like Peter we do not have to be perfect but place our trust in his will.

PARISH ENVELOPES

Our Parish Collection envelopes are now being prepared for delivery to our parishioners who so kindly contribute to the upkeep of the Parish during the year.  If you have not received envelopes previously and would like to do so, please contact the Parish Centre or the Sacristy.

MASS INTENTIONS   

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

REOPENING OF THE PARISH CENTRE 

The Parish Centre will reopen in two phases:

Phase 1   Monday 31/1/2021   All Choirs

Phase 2   Monday 28/2/2022   All other Groups

Please contact the Parish Centre to book a room at 0579321587.

The Centre will close at 9:00 pm Monday to Friday.

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 4:21-30)

Jesus invites Peter to put out the net again, and  Peter does so though he thinks it pointless.  When have you felt it was pointless to stick with a task, but did so nonetheless and been surprised by the results?  We never know when our efforts are going to bear fruit.

“Push out into the deep”.  The invitation is to go out into unfamiliar waters where we feel uneasy, and our safety is not assured.  When have you responded positively to that kind of an invitation and got positive results you did not expect?

The story gives us a glimpse of what prepared the disciples to follow Jesus.  They were helped by the compassion and concern of Jesus (cured Peter’s mother-in-law); attracted by his work and teaching; and witnessed the power of God at work through him.  This led them to ‘leave everything and follow him’.  Who, or what, influenced your life?  Who was Jesus for you in those situations?

John Byrne OSA Intercom February 2022

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. 

MenPower

Are you interested in expanding your horizons? Do you want to build your mental & physical health, set goals and develop a life plan? Then join us for the new MenPower Programme beginning February 9, two days per week for 12 weeks.

Participation on this programme is free and will not affect social welfare benefits. For more information please contact Aoife on 087-7385989 or via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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