Newsletter 3rd July

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Pope Francis Prayer intention for July We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people, that their experience and wisdom … Read more

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Newsletter 26th June

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Evening prayer in thanksgiving for the ministry and service of Priests and Religious in the Parish over the years. All welcome at 7.30pm and refreshments afterwards.

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Newsletter 12th June

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The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. ‘Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, “Peace to this house!” And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest on him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. ‘Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, “The kingdom of God is very near to you.” But whenever you enter a town and they do not make you welcome, go out into its streets and say, “We wipe off the very dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God is very near.” I tell you, on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town.’ The seventy-two came back rejoicing. ‘Lord,’ they said ‘even the devils submit to us when we use your name.’ He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Yes, I have given you power to tread underfoot serpents and scorpions and the whole strength of the enemy; nothing shall ever hurt you. Yet do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you; rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven.’’. Luke 10:1-12,17-20

A great celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Mary’s Church took place on 15th May 2022. Thanks to all who celebrated, participated and helped to organise the celebrations in the Church and in the gardens of the Parochial House afterwards.

On Sunday 15th of May in 1872 Bishop of Cloyne consecrated the Church and it was officially opened. On 15th May in 1972 Bishop John Ahern consecrated the newly created Altar which came about after the Reform of the Liturgy at the Second Vatican Council.

May God bring peace to Ukraine.

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