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Family Choir

Do you want to join a relaxed and friendly choir?
Do you play an instrument?
We sing once a month at the 11am Sunday Mass so that’s not too big a time commitment!

We are looking for enthusiastic child and adult members for our choir – why not join as a parent and child team!

If interested or want to know more, phone Joanne on  01-453 4408 (10am-5pm)

 

 

Forthcoming Events

Liturgy Committee meeting 7.30pm Thursday November 10th – House of Retreat

Sunday November 27th- Monthly cup of tea after 11am Mass

 

World Homeless Day 2016

October 10th is World Homeless day.

For August 2016, 4248 adults were recorded as homeless in Ireland.
For the same period, 2363 children were homeless.

Most of the families becoming homeless have never experienced homelessness before and never imagined that  this could happen to them.
Thousands of families are struggling on very low incomes or social welfare and many are falling into serious housing difficulties as rents continue to rise. Some families are becoming homeless as Rent Supplement payments fail to cover the rent. They fall into arrears and end up losing their home. Many are then housed in hotel rooms with no facilities to cook or clean, with often just a bed to share.

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September 2016 Newsletters

September 11th

September 25th

Pause for thought

Change the story  and you change perception; change perception and you change the world.

Jean Houston

Parish Directory 2016

Can you help?

There is so much going on in our community – but sometimes we don’t know what’s happening or where to find the information or who can tell us.

So we want  to compile a list of local organisations, groups and clubs who are active in the area.

If you are a member of a sporting, crafts, community, environmental organisation or any other group, we’d love you to get in touch and give us details if you want to be included in the directory or listed on the parish website.

The details we would like include:
Name of organisation
Details of activities (where you meet or are based,  what you do, who can join etc)
contact details
The area you cover (can anybody be a member or do they have to live locally?)
Contact Details (include any website or social media details)
Any other information

Alternatively you can download a form here and either drop it in to the parish office or
email us with the information.

Thanks for your help.

 

What is prayer?

“Prayer is like speaking to a friend: in prayer, one opens one’s heart”

“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
 begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
 Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.

 Through violence you may murder the liar,
 but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
 Through violence you may murder the hater,
 but you do not murder hate.

 In fact, violence merely increases hate.
 So it goes.
 Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
 adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.

 Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
 only light can do that.
 Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr Martin Luther King

 


We remember those who died in Nice, July 14th, 2016

Prayer for Nice

We pray in heartfelt solidarity with the people of Nice. 

We pray for those who died, those who are injured, the traumatised and all their families.

We pray that though we are deeply disconcerted by such acts of merciless violence – no matter how near or how distant from us – we may not give in to discouragement, but fix our hearts on always doing what is right and just. 

We pray for civic authorities everywhere, especially those involved in peace-keeping.

May we work together with all women and men of good will to protect the dignity of every human being.

June Newsletters

June 26th