What in this weeks newsletter?
- A Day for life – Creation article by Jane Mellet
- Holy Cross Church -Live Streaming
- School Resources Sr Antoinette Dilworth RSJ
- Recent deaths and anniversaries in our parish
Holy Cross Church-Live Streaming
We are happy to announce that our new Live Streaming Service is now in operation, where you may join us for Tramore Parish Services online from Holy Cross Church.
Log in to the parish website www.tramoreparish.ie Click on “Live Stream” on the homepage when the services are on.
Please spread the word to people who are house bound.
Sr. Antoinette Dilworth rsj has been busy preparing and sending out resources to both Primary and Secondary schools during this difficult time and uncertainty for teachers and pupils. These resources are designed to help pupils pray and keep focused.
You may view these resources https://www.waterfordlismore.ie/resources-and-prayers-for-schools/
Pope’s intention for October-
The Laity’s Mission in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church
Those who have died recently: Martin Greene
Those whose Months mind Occurs: John Kehoe
Those whose’ Anniversary Occurs: Tom Butler, Annie Cowman ,Kathleen Cowman, Edna Aughney, Kay Murphy
Dr. Mattie Maughan, Una Maughan, Gerard & Marcella Stevens, Michael (Mick) O’Byrne Jnr, Maisie Symes, Bridget Sheehan
Those who were baptised recently: Fiadh Burke, Marcey Murphy, Kenzie Mai Curran
Congratulations to their parents and godparents.
Reflections for 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4 October 2020 • Day for Life Creation
Today marks the end of the Season of Creation, a time to remember that we are protectors of this earth and have been given responsibility to care for it, not to plunder and destroy it. The parable told in the Gospel today also speaks to this as we hear that the workers of the vineyard have lost sight of their original agreement with the owner and, consumed by greed, have lost their way.Today is also the feast of St Francis of Assisi. He experienced all of God’s creation as family: ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Brother Wind, Sister Water’. He was a mystic and a pilgrim who saw how intimately connected everything in this world really is. The COVID 19 crisis has reminded all of us of this deep interconnection; what happens in one part of the world affects us all as we share one common humanity, and live together on a common home.
During the days of lockdown many of us became more aware of simple things like birdsong, trees, flowers, and the earth resting. Pope Francis says that this deeper awareness ‘takes us to the heart of what it is to be human’ and gives us an opportunity to regain a sense of awe and wonder for creation. ‘Just as happens when we fall in love with someone, whenever St Francis would gaze at the sun, the moon or the smallest of animals, he burst into song.’ (Laudato Si’, 11). The roots of the environmental crisis are deeply spiritual. As we bring this Season of Creation to a close, let it be a spring-board into contemplation and action where our relationship with God’s creation is concerned. This is an urgent call and one which faith communities have a responsibility to respond to. ‘Truly much can be done!’ (Laudato Si’, 180). Jane Mellett