Ascension of our Lord 13 May 2018

Mass Intentions

Sat 12 20.00. . . . . .Hilda McWeeney, MM, Cloone Rd

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .Tom & Theresa Canning, Towneymore & Frances Canning Cappagh

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Browne, Kate & Pat McCrann, Lough Erril & Mae O’Rourke, Grovehill

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom & Beryl Cusack, Main St

Sun 13 10.30 . . . . . Luke Early (1st anniv) Main St & Luke & Margaret Early, Tawlaughtbeg

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mai & Paddy Logan, Lower Main St

.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael, Mary Jane & Moira Bohan & DFM McLoughra

Mon 14 10.00. . . . . Pro populo

Tues 15 10.00 . . . . .Sheila & Thomas McGovern & DFM

Sat 19 20.00 . . . . . .Kathy Bohan MM, Lobbyeslin

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick, Mary Patricia & Jimmy Moore Cappagh

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Des Regan, Treanmore

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Baby & Tom McLoughlin, Drumgowna

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Moran & DFM, Drumrahill

Sun 20 10.30 . . . . . Benny & Mamie Higgins, Corbohill

Gorvagh 09.30 . . . .Michael Logan & DFM, Annaderg

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Birrell, Oxford England

 

Deaths

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Maura Ellison (nee O’Flynn), Drumdart and Dublin and Bridie Lillis (nee Bohan), McLoughra and Connecticut. May they rest in peace.

 

Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian community Rian James Doyle s/o Harry & Danielle, Dunshaughlin, and Cillian John McWeeney s/o Padraic & Edel, Drumrahill.

 

Cemetery Sunday

takes place in Mohill on Sunday 1 July with Mass for all deceased at 10.30am followed by the blessing of the graves.

 

Message from Bishop Francis

The Eight Amendment to the Constitution is a guarantee that our laws will protect mothers and unborn babies. Without ‘the Eighth’ some babies in the womb will be regarded as less valuable than other human lives. A society that treats some human lives as less valuable than others is putting the most vulnerable and dependant at risk. ‘The Eighth’ is about letting live, let’s keep it.

 

World Meeting of Families 2018

The parish based preparation programme for WMF2018 continues on Tuesday at 8pm in Canon Donohoe Hall. All welcome to any one of the sessions.

 

Coffee Morning

in Mohill Family Support Centre, Canon Donohoe Hall Sunday 13th of May to support Irish Kidney Association 11am-12.30pm.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

It’s Up To Us!

As a wider Mohill community we face many challenges about keeping our young people here, about jobs, education, training and skills, about services and facilities, about offering ‘something for everybody’ and about developing a ‘Smart Green Mohill’. To help face those challenges we’re putting together an Economic Development Plan which will run hand-in-glove with an exciting new Mohill energy strategy. Planning workshops on Tuesday 15 May and Wednesday 23 May, both at 8.30pm in the Canon Donohoe Hall. All welcome.

 

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Mark 16:15-20

1.  In the preceding verse Jesus had rebuked the apostles for their lack of faith. Despite this, he commissioned them to bring the good news to the whole world. Witnesses to the good news do not have to be perfect. There is encouragement for us in this. To whom have you brought good news? Who has been a messenger of good news to you?

2.  Jesus then tells them that their witness will have quite dramatic effects, helping people to overcome demons, bring them peace and healing. Things happen when we have belief in ourselves and in God. Strong faith can enable us to meet and overcome difficulties, in ways that waverers cannot do. Perhaps you have had experience of this? 3.  The Ascension marked the end of the visible presence of Jesus with the disciples, but he would be with them in other ways: ‘The Lord worked with them’. Sometimes we can experience that death is not the end of the presence of someone significant to us. We can experience the unseen presence and influence of a parent, a friend, or an inspiring leader, after they have died. Has this happened for you? Have you also experienced the hidden presence of the Lord working with you?

 

Choose Life 2018

Words like 'foetus', 'embryo' and 'zygote' are scientific terms but are used in debates to dehumanise unborn children in a way which seeks to normalise abortion. These terms are misleading when they are used to suggest the unborn child is not a human being from the moment of conception.

The unborn child is one of us. Advances in 4D ultrasound technology are a real window into the womb. By Day 21, a baby's heart is beating. Facial features are starting to form from week four. At just six weeks, the baby’s eyes and eyelids, nose, mouth and internal organs have developed in their basic form. From week eight the nervous system is beginning to respond. From week nine the baby can yawn and swallow and from week 12 the baby can suck its thumb. This is all happening before the mother's bump is showing.

When abortion becomes legal in a country, it becomes more acceptable. In England and Wales, 1 in 5 pregnancies end in abortion every year. Over 185,000 abortions were carried out in 2016 according to the Department of Health UK. France and Spain also have an abortion rate of 1 in 5. Italian and Portuguese Ministry of Health figures reveal a rate of 1 in 6. Sweden’s abortion rate is 1 in 4. There is every reason to believe that, if legalised, Irish

abortion rates would rapidly rise as they have in other countries.

 

 

Money Matters

Offertory Collection ..………...€2,105

 

 

. . . . . . If you cannot be kind at least have the decency to be vague . . . .