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7.00p.m McLoughlin Family, Kilsallagh.
10.00a.m. No Intention.
12noon 1. Patrick & Rose Walker, Kilcoursey.
2. Catherine (Kitty) Hanley.
Weekday Masses: The Manor at 11.00 a.m.
Next Weekend: May 26th/27th
7.00p.m. 1. John Smith (1st Anniv.)
2. Mai & Jimmy Clarke and deceased
members of the family and friends.
3. Bridie Kelly, Tinnenaire and the Kelly
10.00a.m Ann & Patrick Gallagher, Garryandrew.
12noon Matthew Minogue & deceased members of
the Minogue family, Lisnagrish.
Offertory Collection: – €1,270.00 – sincere thanks.
BAPTISMS – We welcomed John Paul Comiskey, Shannon Park; Mia-Rose Burke Jones, Wolfe Tone Court; and Bryan Machado, Lisogue into our Christian community recently.
CEMETERY SUNDAY is a lovely tradition of gathering to remember our deceased relatives and friends in prayer. Mass will be celebrated on Sun 1st July in Aughafin Cemetery at 12 noon. This will replace the 12.00 Mass in St. Mary’s Church.
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP FRANCIS re REFERENDUM
From the moment of conception human life begins its journey of growth and development. The baby in the womb is human, genetically unique, he or she has the right to that life. Human life, once begun, should be allowed to continue until its natural end. The one definite fact about abortion is that it will end a human life. The Eighth Amendment does not victimize, or deny medical treatment, instead it protects mothers and babies.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS The parish community relies greatly on the involvement and goodwill of many people – thank you to one and all. We would be glad to welcome some new people as Eucharistic Ministers. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mairead @ 087 – 2250101.
EDGEWORTHSTOWN BREAKFAST MORNING in aid of St. May’s National School Athletic track on Sun June 3rd.
ST. CHRISTOPHER’S SERVICES: annual Church gate collection takes place on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May at all Masses. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS John 15:26-27, 16:12-15
1. Jesus recognised that his disciples were not capable of taking in everything at once. Wisdom comes slowly and sometimes painfully. Hearing the ‘right’ answer at the ‘wrong’ time does not help us. We need to be ready and open to receiving the truth if it is to have any impact. Perhaps you can recall some occasions when it was the ‘right’ time for you to learn a truth about life. Remember your experiences of growth in understanding.
2. The Spirit can guide us to understanding in different ways. Understanding may have come to you when you were praying or reflecting on your life. Perhaps the Spirit guided you through the words of someone close to you, or through the words and actions of people you read about, or saw on TV. Remember and give thanks for the people who have helped you to greater wisdom in life.
3. Jesus said the Spirit would ‘glorify’ him by reminding the disciples of Jesus’ own teaching. To whom do you give glory by taking their wisdom and incorporating it in your life? Are there people who give you glory by using your wise advice in their lives?
4. Wisdom is handed on from person to person, and from generation to generation, within families, within communities, etc. Are there any particular gems of wisdom that you cherish from what has been handed on to you? What wisdom would you like most of all to pass on to those close to you? John Byrne osa
Families, come to me and I will give you rest.
Dear families, the Lord knows our struggles: he knows them. He knows the burdens we have in our lives. But the Lord also knows our great desire to find joy and rest! Do you remember? Jesus said, ‘… that your joy may be complete’ (cf. Jn 15:11). Jesus wants our joy to be complete! He said this to the Apostles and today he says it to us. Here, then, is the first thing I would like to share with you, and it is a saying of Jesus: Come to me, families from around the world – Jesus says – and I will give you rest, so that your joy may be complete. Take home this Word of Jesus, carry it in your hearts, share it with the family. It invites us to come to Jesus so that he may give this joy to us and to everyone. – Pope Francis, Address on 26 October 2013
Longford County Choir Summer Concert in St Mel’s Cathedral, at 7.30pm on Sun 27th May. The choir will be joined by a visiting Danish Choir and will comprise of an evening of Danish and Irish song. It will feature Longford Soprano, Maria Matthews. Adm €10, family with children €20. Tickets on door.
The Beauty Within
The beauty we have, Is found within
And is more than a pretty face, It’s the beauty of God
And is only found, In His love and transforming grace
The world only looks, At the outward shell
And not on what’s there inside, But God will reveal
The beauty within, As the beauty of Jesus Chris – M.S.Lowndes
READERS OF THE WORD OF GOD – MAY
Saturday 7.00p.m.: Monica Coyle, Cathal McGirr.
Sunday 10.00 a.m.: Mark Reynolds, Anne Mulligan.
Sunday12 noon: Edel Coyle, Dolores Courtney.
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST – MAY
Sr. Maureen Brennan, Sandra Durkan, Margaret Kelly
Liz Brady, Orla Noonan, Mairead Fulham.
Mary Kelly McGrath, Colm O’Reilly, Ann Walker.
~~~ Fr. Tom Healy P.P. ~~~
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