second Sunday of Easter 23 April 2017

Mass Intentions

Sat 22 20.00 ....Paddy O’Toole & DFM
.........................Willie McGarty & DFM, Treanmore
.........................William Arthur Lattimore
Sun 23 10.30 ...Finola Kelly & DFM, Clooncahir
.........................Malachy Canning & DFM, Corgallion
.........................Seamus Wynne & DFM, Coolabawn & Drumcolliga
Mon 24 10.00 .Pro populo
Thur 27 10.00 .William & Agnes Maguire
Fri 28 10.00 ....Angela Moran, Luton & Tawlaughtbeg followed by internment of Ashes
Sat 29 20.00 ...Eithne Cawley, MM, Hill St
........................Michael Reilly, Cappagh
........................Tom & Beryl Cusack, Main St
Sun 30 10.30 ..Madge & Joe Britton & DFM
........................Paddy & Nancy O’Reilly


Baptism
We welcome into the Christian community Selman Paul Momoh, Castle St and Alannah Marie Virag d/o Michael and Mary Ellen, Carrick-on-Shannon.

Pallottine Fathers Mission Appeal

We welcome Fr. Eamon Monson to the parish this weekend as part of the Pallotine Fathers mission awareness and appeals in the diocese this year.

Trocaire Collection

Please return all boxes by next weekend 30 April.

Leitrim Cares
On 28th April we aim to raise €20,000 to help feed the hungry in South Sudan. Collection points in local shops all over Leitrim. Contact Mary on 086 3671797. Every euro counts.

Six week Parenting Programme

aimed at supporting parents with children aged 0-6 years. €20 for 6 weeks however concessions in place for families on low incomes. Will meet on Monday morning 10am-12noon, beginning the 8th May, for more information call Laura on 086 6035977.

Mohill Community Network

We are taking part in the National Spring Clean Campaign again this year. We will be meeting at 7pm outside the hall on Tues 25th April & again Sat 29th April at 10am. If you are part of a group within the town please come along & let's do our bit.

The Community Garden Group
meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-1.00pm. This group is always looking to recruit new people in the running of this garden. For more information call Tina on 071 9631253.

Divine Mercy Prayer

Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your Holy Will with Love and Mercy itself.

St Thomas the Apostle
‘We do not know … how can we know the way?’
Courageous master of the awkward question,
You spoke the words the others dared not say
And cut through their evasion and abstraction.
O doubting Thomas, father of my faith,
You put your finger on the nub of things:
We cannot love some disembodied wraith,
But flesh and blood must be our king of kings.
Your teaching is to touch, embrace, anoint,
Feel after him and find him in the flesh.
Because he loved your awkward counterpoint,
The Word has heard and granted you your wish.
O place my hand with yours, help me divine
The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine.

Malcolm Guite (From Sounding the Seasons – Seventy Sonnets for the Christian Year, Canterbury Press)


SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
John 20:19-31

1. ‘Peace be with you’ was the greeting of Jesus on meeting his frightened apostles. Who has come to you bringing peace at times when you were frightened? For whom have you been an agent of peace?
2. Thomas, doubting and questioning, is possibly a person with whom we can identify. What part have doubting and questioning played on your faith journey? How has your faith been strengthened by such moments?
3. Note the way Jesus dealt with Thomas. He did not give out because he doubted. He took him where he was and led him along to see the truth of his resurrection. Who has been that kind of a teacher for you, gently taking you where you were and leading you on to a deeper knowledge of some truth about life? For whom have you been that kind of teacher?
4. ‘Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believed’. That requires great trust. Perhaps you have had the experience of being trusted without having had to prove every step along the way. What was it like to be trusted in that way? Who have you been able to trust in a similar manner?
John Byrne osa


Money Matters

Offertory Collection ...... €2,410



..........................He who never doubted, never half believed........................