NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 20 March 2022
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
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 136
St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 cycle c
Your prayers are requested for the soul of Christopher O’Carroll recently deceased and for those whose anniversaries occurs around this time. MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
March Mass times and intentions
Saturday 19th March 2022
10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions
4.30 p.m. Paul Morrissey – Months Mind
Tony Boyle – Recently Deceased
Eimear Daly - R.I.P.
Patsy Cream – R.I.P.
6 p.m. Angela Balfe and Deceased members of the Balfe and Quinn Families
Norrie Stanly – R.I.P.
Sunday 20th March 2022
9 a.m. Parishioners’ intentions
10.30 a.m. Fr. John Flanagan & Mike Flanagan-R.I.P.
Elizabeth Wrenn R.I.P.
12 noon – FAMILY MASS
Monday 21st March 2022
10 a.m. Holy Souls
Mary King R.I.P.
Tuesday 22st March 2022
10 a.m. Celebrant’s intention
Wednesday 23st March 2022
10 a.m. Deceased members of the English, Kelly, Costello & Burns families
Thursday 24st March 2022
10.00 a.m. Holy Souls
Tom O’Carroll recently deceased
Friday 25 March 2022
10 a.m. Holy Souls
Carmel Campbell- anniversary
Muttathil Poulose- R.I.P.
BAPTISM: To arrange for a baptism, please contact the parish office during working days hours 10.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Mon-Fri except on bank/public holidays.
THE OFFICE will be closed on Thursday & Friday next 24/25 March (audit & training).
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN LENT
As part of our preparations for the celebration of Easter, we will pray the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7 pm in the Church, beginning on Friday 4th March 2022
SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE UKRAINE
“In the name of God, stop this massacre!’- Pope Francis A Special collection for Ukraine to be taken up in parishes on Saturday/ Sunday 26/ 27 March next weekend. It will replace the usual Share collection.
The Ukraine War and Climate Change
It’s an ill wind, etc. The appalling war in Ukraine is pushing Europe, including Ireland, to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels much faster than expected. There will be immediate pain, in the form of a great jump in energy prices, higher inflation, and pressure on living standards. What we have put off for years is now being compressed into a much shorter time frame.
This may let us hit climate targets that looked remote a year ago. But from a Christian perspective, it calls us to focus on ensuring a just transition. What is that? One in which we support a politics which as far as possible shields the poorest, the weakest and the most vulnerable from the costs of this transition to renewables. So please reflect on your vote and your politics from a climate change perspective. Future generations depend on us.
Two meetings have already taken place in the hall and were attended by parishioners who actively participated. Thank you! Pope Francis has flagged the synodal path as the way forward for the Church’s mission. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 23 March in the parish hall in the Resource Centre at 7 p.m. Please feel free to attend this meeting even if one has not been at any of the previous synodal path meetings. Your participation will be welcomed.
“In the one People of God, therefore, let us journey together, in order to experience a Church that receives and lives this gift of unity, and is open to the voice of the Spirit,”
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Your financial support of the parish is needed especially at this time. We invite you to contribute to the running costs of the parish and the diocese. Envelopes for the collections/donations and Standing order forms are available on tables near the Church Doors. You may also contribute to Common Fund (priests) & Share via the Tap & Go devices in the church and the ‘DONATE’ Button on the parish website.www.holyfamilyparish.ie