NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2022
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Parish Mission Statement
Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, building a community where each person feels wanted and cared for. To make this happen, we will work to grow in holiness through prayer and service and we will try to show God’s love in our daily lives.
Prayers + Readings on page 101 St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 cycle c
Your prayers are requested for the soul of Colum Johnston recently deceased and for Helena Kennedy + Andrew Sterry and Bernie Dunne whose anniversaries occur around this time. MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
February 2022 Mass times and intentions
Saturday 12 February 2022
10 am – Celebrants Intentions
4.30 pm – Mary Byrne + Joseph Taite – Anniv.
David Maddock – Anniv.
Bridget Fitzgerald – Rec. Deceased
Tom Quinn – Rec. Deceased
Orlaith Humphreys – Anniv.
6 pm – Dean Archbold – Anniv.
Margie Duff – Anniv.
Teresa Fallon – Rec. Deceased.
Peter Murphy – Rec. Deceased.
Sunday 13 February 2022
9 am Thomas + Mary McCawley, Anniv.
Helen Lane, Rec. Deceased
John Sherwood – Anniv.
10.30 am – Teresa Fallon – Rec. Deceased
Eileen Mitchell – Anniv.
Pierce Synnott – Rec. Deceased
Ann Lawlor – Anniv.
12 noon – Parishioners Intentions
Monday, 14 February 2022
10 am - Peggy Hallissey – Rec. Deceased
Gerry McGowan – Rec. Deceased
Aidan Lyons – Rec. Deceased
Tuesday 15 February 2022
10 am – Pat Dunphy – Rec. Deceased
Deirdre Dolan – Dolan
Wednesday 16 February 2022
10 am – Mary + Bridget Stafford, Anniv.
Jim Cullen, R.I.P.
Teresa Barry, R.I.P.
Thursday - 17 February 2022
10 am – Sean O’Donoghue, Rec. Deceased
Friday - 18 February 2022 – Our Lady of Lourdes
10 am – John Sheridan, Rec. Deceased
Eilish Talbot, Rec. Deceased
Joan Staunton, Rec. Deceased
Johnny Burke, Rec. Deceased
ACCORD ANNUAL COLLECTION: Catholic Marriage Services Care – replaces the usual SHARE collection this weekend. Anything you give to SHARE this weekend goes to ACCORD, €1605 was collected in HFP in 2021. Thank you for your generosity. A plastic RED bucket is available near the doors for donations, to ACCORD, if one wishes.
ORDINATION TO PRIESTHOOD: – Rev. Joe Keegan will be ordained priest for Dublin Diocese by Archbishop Dermot Farrell on Sunday next 20th February 2022 at the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West, Dublin 7 at 3 p.m. Joe’s parents reside locally. Joe used to attend Mass here. Joe invites parishioners to attend his ordination Let us wish him well and pray for him as he begins his pastoral ministry in the diocese.
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING: will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday 16th February.
WHAT IS A "SYNOD "?
A synod generally means a meeting of high-ranking church personnel empowered to make decisions of some importance about the Churches' teaching and practice. They are also called " councils ".
Synod means (in Greek) walking together on a journey. Our first Sacrament is Baptism. We, the baptised, are all called to live the Good News as well as to spread the word. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour and this is proclaimed in the time and in the context of the culture in which we live and work.
The purpose of the Synod is to explore how the Church can continue its mission with the power of the Holy Spirit. In each Catholic Church diocese, a synodal process of preparation began last year. This process will culminate with the Synod of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The bishops aim to lead the Church to become more synodal that is in Communion, participation, and mission. It is a Synodal Pathway. All Catholics are invited by Pope Francis to prepare for the Synod at the diocesan and at the parish level. We begin with the Parish where we are.
We are on a journey- a synodal Pathway- walking together in prayer, in listening to one another's experiences of the Church, and in reflection on the scripture and the traditions and the history of the Church. The purpose of this process is to create conditions that will help us as a community to be guided by the Holy Spirit in order to discern what God wants from us as a people at this particular time and context.
Some parishioners have kindly agreed to be “animators” in the synodal preparation process. An animator will speak during the Masses on the weekends 19/20 February and 5/6 March about the synodal preparation.
CENTRAL HEATING: €49,463 has been paid to the contractor who reinstated the central heating in the Church. €11,560 has been donated to date. €15,000 is required to restore heating to the sacristy area. The total cost of Central heating reinstatement will amount to €64,000. Thank you for your generosity to date.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
The next Church Gate Collection will be held the weekend of 19 and 20 February. Please give generously