Sixth Sunday of Easter 21May 2017

Mass Intentions

Sat 20 20.00 ...Baby & Tom McLoughlin, Drumgowna, Eslin
.........................Joe Moran & DFM, Drumrahill
Sun 21 10.30 ..John Gallagher, Cappagh (1st anniv)
........................Tom Birrell, Oxford, England
Mon 22 10.00 John Spratt
Tues 23 10.00 Henry, Martha & Noel McGivney
Wed 24 10.00 .Pro populo
Fri 26 10.00 ...Joe (Jody) McGarry & DFM, Treanmore
Sat 27 20.00 ..William & Eileen Beirne, Rosduan
.......................Patrick & Mary Patricia Moore, Cappagh
Sun 28 10.30 .Tom, Winifred & John James Turbitt, Gortinure
.......................Christy & Daria McCaffrey & DFM, Ussaun

Deaths
Please pray for the repose of the souls of Des Regan, Treanmore, and Kathleen Hughes (nee Courtney), formally of Hyde Terrace, who died in England. May they rest in peace.

Baptism
We welcome into the Christian community Rihanna Una McDonagh, daughter of John Paul and Kathleen, Leitrim Village, who was baptised recently.

St Padre Pio Healing Mass
in St Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore, on Thursday 25 May at 7pm. Celebrant will be Fr. Sean Kelly, OFM, Cap.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
A person from the Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committee will speak at Masses on the weekend of 10/11 June as we renew our commitment to Eucharistic Adoration in the parish.

Kids Art Group
This art group meets once a month in Canon Donohoe Hall the first Saturday of the Month from 1-3pm. Open to young people aged between 5-10 years. €5 per child, all art supplies provided. Next meeting will be 3rd June.

Men's Group
Mohill Family Support Centre are going to run an initial meeting in regards to setting up a Men's Group Tuesday 6th of June at 8pm. If you have time and would like to be part of the group or have ideas what the group could do please feel free to turn up on the night. For more information contact Laura on 086 6035977.

LAPWD
Memorial 5k Walk Roll or Run takes place in Mohill on Sunday May 21st at 12.30pm. Registration 11.30am onwards and cost €10 per person or €20 per family. Please support.

World Meeting of Families 2018
Volunteer Application Process is now Open. You can apply to volunteer at www.worldmeeting2018.ie/volunteer. We have also uploaded information on our volunteer programme to our website.

St Teresa’s Prayer
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do well.
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
You are his eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours.
Mostly we find Jesus alive in the love of others. The energy of love is connected to the energy of God, for God is love. Other times we find God close to us in prayer; but where we can sense him alive mostly is in the ordinary and extraordinary loves of every day, in marriage, family, friendship and care for others.
Many of us don’t realise that in this way we have been Christ-bearers. In listening to another, in care of all sorts, in putting ourselves out for the other, in working for justice and for peace, the Spirit of God is alive and people are touched by God’s love through the co-operation of ordinary men and women.
Pray a litany to some favourite saints. Lord, make our love cheerful and kind. Let us know always that human love reflects your love.

Donal Neary SJ Messenger Publications

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS John 14:15-21

1 ‘If you love me you will keep my commandments’, and specifically the commandment to love one another. How have you experienced the link between love of God and love of those around you?
2. Jesus is preparing his disciples for his imminent departure and for a future in which he would be with them in a different way. He would not ‘leave them orphans’ but send an ‘Advocate’ to ‘be with (them) for ever’. How have you experienced the presence of God with you in your life?
3. Perhaps you have also experienced the challenge of preparing another for a time when you would no longer be physically together. Recall how you gave the message of your ongoing support.
4. How have you experienced the presence and support of a loved one when circumstances have separated you from them?
5. The proof of the ongoing presence of Jesus with his disciples is that ‘I live and you will live.’ Discipleship is about much more than rules and regulations. It is about being alive. How has discipleship helped you to be more fully alive?
John Byrne osa
Email jpbyrneosa@gmail.com

Money Matters

Offertory Collection .......... €1,670
Easter Dues ...................... €6,145