is Wednesday next, March 1st the first day of Lent and a Day of Fast and Abstinence. Ashes will be distributed during all Masses in St. John’s Church.
Mass Times:- 8.30am, 10am 1.10pm & 6.10pm. (Please note extra Mass in St. John’s at 1.10pm). Mass will be celebrated in St. Brendan’s Church Curraheen at 9.30am.
at all Masses on Ash Wednesday and between Masses from 9am to 6pm in St. John’s Church. Ashes will also be available for those unable to come to the church. The blessed Ashes are worn as a sign of faith and repentance . They should not be kept at home or taken for any other purpose.
will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen on Sunday March 12th at 11.00am. All are welcome.
will be conducted in St. Brendan’s Church, Curraheen each Thursday during Lent at 7.30pm beginning on Thursday March 9th. They will be conducted each week by various parish groups.
The amount raised for Lourdes carers from St. John’s Parish was €3,254. Many thanks for your generosity.
are available for collection at the back of the Church or from the Parish Centre.
WHEN COMPASSION LEADS TO CHANGE:
Richard Moore will speak in St. John’s Church, on Monday 13th March at 7.30pm
“I consider him not only my friend, but also my hero. Why? Because while I talk about forgiveness, Richard Moore lives it.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As a ten year old child, Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Just as his life emerged as a triumph out of tragedy through his experiences of compassion in the face of challenges, Richard’s founding of the charity Children in Crossfire draws on his vision to work towards building a better world for those caught in the crossfire of global poverty, injustice and inequality.
Entrance is free. Everyone welcome
will resume on the first Sunday of Lent, March 5th, at the 10.30am Mass in St. John’s. All children aged 4—8 years are welcome to participate. Mass leaflets for children available at the back of St John's every Sunday
New boxes of envelopes for the coming year are available for collection at the Parish Centre. If possible please bring in the top of the old box with the number on it. Contributing weekly by means of our envelope system is of great benefit to the parish and we invite interested parishioners to contact the Parish Centre to receive a box of envelopes or get further information.
Pioneers who have completed 25, 50, 60 or more years membership of the Pioneer Association will be presented with pins and certificates at the 6.10pm Vigil Mass in St. John’s Church on Saturday February 25th.
Try not to waste your time and energy on things that are of little or no importance. Fret not about what others think or what you think they think! We waste so much time stressing and struggling with many of the cares of this world and we miss the beauty within and beyond. Do not let the world pass you by. After all, you have God by your side-now and always! Margaret Theresa Naughton