Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 11 February 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat 10 20.00 . . . .John & Mary Doyle, Drumdart

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnny Duignan, Aughadrumderg

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie & Guiles Baxter & DFM, Hill St

. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim & Bridie Sharkey, Hill St

Sun 11 10.30 . . . John McDonald, Sliabh View

Gorvagh 9.30 . . .Charlie, Ann & Joseph Flynn, Breandrum

Mon 12 10.00 . . .Pro populo

Tues 13 10.00 . . .Bridget, Joseph, Michael & Annie McGarry Ohill

Wed 14 10.00 . . .Michael Patrick & Teresa Beirne & Charlie & Michael Beirne

Sat 17 20.00. . . . Paddy Duignan, Drumreask

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ella McLoughlin, Drumgowna

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Lynch, Castlegardens

Sun 18 10.30 . . . Bernadette Cosgrove, Hyde Terrace

 

Death

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Maura Foy, Treanmore, whose funeral took place during the week. May she rest in peace.

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday 14 February is Ash Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated in Mohill at 7.30am, 10.00am and 8.00pm with distribution of Ashes. There will be Mass during Lent in Mohill from Monday to Friday at 7.30am and 10.00am.

Parish Pastoral Council

meeting in the parochial house on Monday 12 Feb at 7pm. Michael Durkan from Irish Graveyards will attend to discuss the mapping of the cemetery.

Missionaries of Africa / White Fathers

send their appreciation and gratitude for last weekends collection which amounted to €1,615.

Is a view on abortion solely a question of religious belief?

The right to life is not just a question of religious belief. As the first and fundamental human right, it affects people of all faiths, and none. You do not have to be from any particular faith tradition to agree that human life should be protected and that intentionally ending the life of another human is never justified. Supporting and sustaining a culture of life is in the interest of every citizen, Catholics and all people of goodwill because it defines us as a society. See www.chooselife2018.ie

Irish Cancer Society

operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2310522.

Leitrim Astronomy Club

Lecture on Guide to the Night Sky by astronomer, Eamonn Ansbro, in Mohill Library, on Friday 16 February at 6.30pm. All are welcome.

Citizen Information Clinic

Leitrim Citizen Information Clinic held on Fridays from 3.00pm to 4.30pm, in Mohill Library.

Leitrim Development Company

are currently recruiting applicants for the Rural Social Scheme in your area. People on Job Seekers allowance and Farm Assist eligible to apply. For further information phone Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770 .

Lenten Crusade for Life

Join with people all over Ireland in the Lenten Crusade for Life. Why not offer up your prayer and fasting during Lent for the Protection of the Unborn? Perhaps you may like to say the rosary each day, do some form of fasting or have Mass offered for the protection of Life. Starting February 14th finishes April 1st. For flyers on the crusade, please contact: Human Life International (Ireland) on 094-9375993 or email: mail@humanlife.ie

Eslin GAA Fundraiser

Kube participant John Mulligan is hosting a table quiz on Friday 16 Feb at 8pm in Spirit Bar. Please support.

 

The INHFA Protest

at the Dept of Agriculture, Drumshanbo, on Monday 12th Feb at 10.30am, to call for the immediate introduction of a meal voucher subsidy and extension of the Transport subsidy to include direct delivery through all licensed hauliers. We are asking all those experiencing fodder difficulties to come out and send a message to the Minister.

 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 1:40-45

1.  Jesus’ compassion for people suffering was an outstanding characteristic of his ministry. We see the healing power of God at work through him. Recall times when the compassion of others has had a healing effect on you. Remember also when your compassion towards someone in trouble brought them hope, healing or strength.

2.  ‘If you choose, you can make me clean’. Our choice is a key factor in how we affect others. We cannot choose to have no impact on the people in our lives. Even a choice to do nothing has an effect. When have you been particularly aware of the importance of your choice to be a positive influence on another?

3.  Lepers were forced to live away from others. The leper’s cure meant that he was also readmitted to contact with the community. Perhaps you recall people who were once ostracized being brought back into family or community. Who was the Jesus person who helped this healing to take place?

4.  The joy of the leper on being healed was such that he could not keep the good news to himself. Bring to mind occasions when you were so filled with good news that you could not keep it to yourself?

Money Matters

Offertory Collection………………….... € 1,870