Newsletter June 21st 2020

Click Here to Download the Newsletter

Great News! Our Churches to re-open on June 29th.

Read the Statement from Irish Bishop’s Conference

Please read the Framework document for a return to the public celebration of Mass and the Sacraments on the Diocesan website:

Volunteers Urgently Required

In order to safely re-open our Church and to comply with the government regulations, we are looking for volunteers to help with stewarding at the Masses.
Please contact any of the priests or contact the Parish Office 051-386477.

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection

Just trust

Our lives are lightened by people we can trust. We need to trust so much in life. We know the great pain when our trust is shaken by people we thought we could trust — parents/ teachers/ religious superiors/ the church/ friends and more. In the gospel today Jesus addresses that need and grace in our lives. He encourages us to place our trust in those who care for us, and to trust in God who does not want destruction/ but development/ who wants peace among people in all sorts of ways. In what do we trust? Pagola writes: ‘some feel a need to consume more in order to feel secure; and seek a life of entertainment to forget their everyday problems’ (The Gospel According to Matthew/ p. 106). Jesus tells us to trust in God, who would not harm even a hair of our head. He asks and urges us to be people who would not harm another. We are worth this care and love just by being created. Like a parent or grandparent/ or an aunt or uncle/ totally loving a new child before the child is even seen, so God loves each of us. The sight of a starving child brings out our love and a desire to care.
This is linked to the care of God: in this care and trust of each other we find the trust and care of God/ given and received for ‘where there is love, there is God (1 John 3:7).
Just echo the word ‘trust’ as you sit in silence;
let this gift and call of trust fill your being.
Sacred heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you
Dr Donal Neary, S.J

The Parish Office will re- open to the public on Monday 29th June.

If anyone wishes to collect their weekly contribution boxes or return envelopes or Trócaire boxes we will be happy to receive them from that date forward.
Please have your current number with you.

Recent Deaths

We offer our sympathies to the family of Paidí Hoban, Roselawn who died recently.
We remember the months mind for Margaret (Rita) O’Meara nee Stack, Pickardstown, Ambrose Casey, Clarinwood & Morgan O’Brien, Monvoy Valley
We pray for Ann Tompkins, Teresa O’Donoghue, Michael Walsh, PJ Walsh, South Pk, Kitty Cheasty, Lisselan, Bridget Sheehan (1st Ann) & Donal Sheehan, Pa Corcoran, Tommy & Michael Hennessy, David Kirby, Gerry Clune, Paddy, May, Jim & Kathleen Walsh, Jimmy Spencer, Karen Walsh, Paddy Hally, Eileen Kiely & Margaret Fitzgerald whose anniversaries occur about this time.
May they rest in peace.