Newsletter Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 January 2024 (B) Liturgical colour green Word of God Sunday

Prayers + Readings for Sunday on page 84 (2024 ed.)  in the St. Paul Missal- Masses streamed live daily via webcam. www. webcam


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Catechesis 20th / 21st January - On Sept. 30, 2019, on the feast of St. Jerome, Pope Francis promulgated his Apostolic Letter, Aperuit Illis designating the third Sunday in Ordinary Time as Sunday of the Word of God. St. Jerome dedicated his life to the translation of the entire bible into Latin from the Hebrew of the Old Testament and the Greek of the New Testament and by this designation, a praiseworthy compliment to Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, the Pope hopes over time to serve to integrate and enliven the Sacred Scriptures into the liturgical life of the church, and the daily life of Catholics. Aperuit Illis means “he opened for them” and it is taken from the resurrection appearance on the road to Emmaus. Pope Francis tells us ‘When sacred Scripture is read in the light of the same Spirit by whom it was written, it remains ever new. The Old Testament is never old once it is part of the New, since all has been transformed thanks to the one Spirit who inspired it. Yet another challenge raised by sacred Scripture has to do with love. God’s word constantly reminds us of the merciful love of the Father who calls his children to live in love. The life of Jesus is the full and perfect expression of this divine love, which holds nothing back but offers itself to all without reserve. To listen to sacred Scripture and then to practice mercy: this is the great challenge before us in life. God’s word has the power to open our eyes and to enable us to renounce a stifling and barren individualism and instead to embark on a new path of sharing and solidarity.

Please pray for Christopher Doyle and Hilda Denny recently deceased and for Caroline McGlynn, whose anniversary occurs around this time.



January 2024 Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday 20 January

10.00 a.m. Celebrant’s intention2024

Vigil of Sunday

5.00 p.m.- Maureen Delaney – Anniversary

Patrick Fagan – recently deceased

Elizabeth (Betty) Kavanagh Month’s Mind

Carmel Byrne-– Birthday Remembrance

Sunday 21 January 2024

9.00 a.m.- Diarmuid Teevan – recently deceased

Ena Deegan – recently deceased

10.30 a.m.- Christopher & Margaret Coyle – Anniv.

Sheila Stafford – Anniversary

Helen Toner - Anniversary

12.00 noon- George Nolan – Anniversary

Bridget and Michael Dunne – Anniversary

Alex Sweeney – Anniversary

Edward (Ned) Cassidy – 2nd Anniversary

Monday 22 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Margaret Comyn – Anniversary

Special Intention

Special Intention

Tuesday 23 January 2024

10.00 a.m. – Dominic Kelly – 1st Anniversary

Ciarán Walsh – Recently Deceased

Wednesday 24 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Special Intention

Norma Farrelly – Recently Deceased

Thursday 25 January 2024

10.00 a.m.- Holy Souls

Friday 26 January 2024                             

10.00 a.m. – Gerry O’Kelly


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is from

Thursday January until Thursday  25 January 2024“ a privileged moment of prayer, encounter and dialogue”- Archbishop Farrell’s letter.


Mass for Peace- Please join the Medjugorje

 Prayer Group for Mass in the Divine

 Master chapel on Thursday 25 January 2024

at 8.00p.m., Rosary at 7.30 p.m.


The Pope’s Intention for January 2024- For the gift of diversity in the Church.


A word from Pope Francis about our care for God's Creation- Laudate Deum -) The world sings of an infinite love: how can we fail to care for it? (LD, 65)


Mass for Peace – Medjugorje prayer group Mass in honour of Mary Queen of Peace 8.00 p.m. in the Divine Master Chapel on Thursday 25th January 2024. Rosary at 7.30 p.m.

Introduction to Servant Leadership course

The Office of Mission & Ministry is running the Introduction to Servant Leadership course again during the coming year. It is aimed at members of PPCs and those with a parish ministry – but all are welcome. The course requires participants to attend three sessions on Zoom (consecutive Tuesdays from 7.30pm to 9pm) AND ALSO a Saturday session in person (from 10.00am to 2pm)Sessions are a mixture of input, discussion and reflection exploring what Servant Leadership is and how we might grow this ministry. For more information, please contact To complete the online registration please visit the Adult Faith section of