The Annual General Meeting will take place in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 10th May at 8:00 pm. Since it has not been possible to hold these meetings since 2019, Fr. McAuliffe has issued a special appeal for parishioners to come along. This is your opportunity to voice concerns for the future and to express ideas for parish development. In particular, we need to hear from people who can give some time to help with the essential running of
For his faithfulness to the Church and voluntary service in the Parish over many years, Gerry Higgins was presented with the Papal Award, known as the Benemerenti Medal, by Fr. Des McAuliffe, PP, at the end of the 11:30 am Mass on Sunday 1st May 2022. Gerry’s wife, Mary Alice, received a bouquet of flowers and their family gathered to celebrate the occasion.
The Bereavement Support Group will resume activities on Friday 6th May after the 10:00 am Mass. Tea and coffee will be available in the Parish Centre. Support will be offered to the bereaved in a relaxed and friendly environment.
2022-Apr-23: Since the introduction of Eucharistic Ministers in the parish, some 30 years ago, many parishioners have served for a time and then retired. We are quite short-handed at the moment with only 16 active ministers for the weekend Masses. Have you previously served as a Eucharistic Minister? Would you be willing to serve again? If so, we would really like to hear from you especially now as people will be taking holidays over summer.
We are expecting greater numbers to attend the Easter Ceremonies and we are very aware that, while pandemic restrictions have been replaced with personal responsibility, Covid has not gone away. The Omicron variant is easily passed in company, especially indoors, and it is still spreading in the community. While many report a mild infection, it can be quite serious for some. We are, by and large, an elderly parish and we must continue to protect each other.
So, please, …
Collection envelopes are now available in the Church, bundled by area. If you are able to deliver some in your home area, please take them as soon as you can. Your help is much appreciated.
Envelopes should be returned to the Church at Easter time.
2022-Mar-21: On Friday 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation, at 4:00 pm, Pope Francis will consecrate the people of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. You may wish to pray with the Pope at that time either at home or in Church.
The Prayer of Consecration will also be included in our 10:00 am Mass on Friday.
2022-Mar-21: At the request of the Irish Bishops, a special collection to help the people, who have had to flee their homeland of Ukraine, will be taken up as you leave Mass next weekend, 26th & 27th March 2022.
Proceeds will be directed to Caritas Internationalis, the international equivalent of our own Trocaire, which is on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding areas.