|September 24th to October 3rd. During these days of prayer and action we will reflect on the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy and look at how we can act as people of Mercy in our homes and in our communities. In this way, we can respond to Pope Francis’ call to us, to be people of mercy. A small prayer booklet with reflections and suggested actions is available at the back of the church.|
|The Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy will conclude with Celebration of Mercy and Healing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday, Oct 3rd at 7.30pm with guest speaker Fr. Dónal O’Connor.|
Bookings for First Anniversaries will be taken on Monday October 10th. Bookings for all other Masses will take place from Tuesday October 11th. Telephone bookings will not be taken on Tuesday.
Sunday next, October 2nd, at 3pm outside St. John’s Church.
The 10.30am Mass in St. John’s Church on Sunday next October 2nd will recognise voluntary and caring organisations in our parish.
The Parish Pastoral Programme for 2016-17 is being launched at all masses on the weekend of September 10th/11th. Copies of the programme are available at the back of the church or can be downloaded here.
in St. John’s Church every Friday from 10.30am to 6.00pm. Have you got one hour to spend in Adoration? Members of the Diocesan Adoration Committee will speak at all Masses in the Parish Churches next weekend, September 24th / 25th.
will resume at the 10.30am Mass in St. John’s on Sunday September 18th. All children aged 4—8 years are welcome to participate. The children are offered Liturgy of the Word suitable for their age, facilitated by trained leaders. The children re-join the congregation for the Offertory of the Mass.
Fight the good fight all the days of your life. Try to be a conduit for the love, patience and gentleness of god to all who need a kind word or a helping hand. Be the voice of truth even when it is not fashionable or easy to do so.....Margaret Theresa Naughton