Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 19 August 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat 18 20.00 . . . . Liam Flynn, MM, Hill St.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phil Casserly, Boeshill

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Gilchrist & DFM, Drumdart

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Ellen & Joseph Turbett,

. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Turbett & Margaret Lynch

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael & Ellen Rose McCrann & DFM, Corlea, their Granddaughter,

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellen O’Shea, whose funeral took place today in New Jersey

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Packie, Elizabeth & Gabriel Reynolds, Drumbeera, & DM Casey family, Lisamadaun

Sun 19 10.30 . . . . Pro populo

Tues 21 10.00. . . John, Bridget & Sean Colreavy, Drumrahill

Sat 25 20.00. . . . .Elizabeth Tiernan, Finiskill

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Brady, Cappagh

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Aggie & John Patrick Butler, Corafora

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Frank & Betty Reynolds, Stuck, & Frank, Ann & Patrick Reynolds

Sun 26 10.30 . . . ..Sean McIntyre, Hyde St.

Gorvagh 9.30 . . . .Mel Logan, MM, Annaderg

No Mass in Eslin

 

Mass Arrangements

There will be no Mass in Eslin next Sunday 26 August because of the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park. There will be Mass in Gorvagh at 9.30am.

 

 

World Meeting of Families

Solemn evening prayer to open the World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place in St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, on Tuesday 21 August at 7.30pm. Families from every parish in the diocese are warmly welcome. Bishop Francis Duffy presiding.

 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS John 6:51-58

1.  Jesus tells us that to have life we need more than physical nourishment. How have you been aware of deeper hungers? What has met that deeper longing in you?

2.  Jesus tells us that it is not just something he gives us which will give us life, but himself in his life, death and resurrection. How has your faith in the person of Jesus fed you?

3.  Jesus speaks about ‘drawing life’ from him. In day to day living what are the practices which support your faith and help you to draw life from Jesus?

4.  The Eucharist is one of the ways in which we draw life from Jesus. Recall with gratitude how the Eucharist has been a source of nourishment and life for you.

5.  Perhaps you can also think of human examples of people drawing life from one another. From whom have you drawn life? Who has been able to draw life from you?

 

Beginning Experience

Programme for Men & Women who have lost a spouse through death, divorce, or separation, 19-21 October, Esker Retreat Centre, Athenry. Contact Gerry 086 3855090 or Maureen 087 6646896 .

 

Wedding

Congratulations to Deirdre McGuinness and Brendan Power, who celebrated their wedding last weekend.

 

MUSINGS

‘Dear families, you know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well … True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons, something which we all feel in our hearts and which makes us experience the beauty of togetherness, of mutual support along life’s journey. But the basis of this feeling of deep joy is the presence of God, the presence of God in the family and his love, which is welcoming, merciful, and respectful towards all. And above all, a love which is patient: patience is a virtue of God and he teaches us how to cultivate it in family life, how to be patient, and lovingly so, with each other. To be patient among ourselves. A patient love. God alone knows how to create harmony from differences. But if God’s love is lacking, the family loses its harmony, self-centredness prevails and joy fades. But the family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world, it is the leaven of society as a whole.

‘Dear families, always live in faith and simplicity, like the Holy Family of Nazareth! The joy and peace of the Lord be always with you!’

Pope Francis

 

Exam results

Congratulations and best wishes to all who received their Leaving Cert results, we wish you every success and blessing as one chapter of your life ends and a new one begins.

 

Practical Computing Programme

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 Money Matters

Offertory Collection. . . . . .€1,855

 

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