Mohill Parish Newsletter

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 24 January 2021

 

Mass Intentions

 

Sun 24 10.30 Bernard Faughnan & DFM, Lisdadnan

John Mulligan, Laheenamona

Mary Rogers

Mon 25 10.00 Pro populo

Wed 27 11.00 Funeral Mass Hugh Colreavy

Sun 31 10.30 Lisa Bohan, Mcloughra

Anne Moran, Gortfadda

Peter & Patricia O’Rourke, Drumanny, Fenagh

  

All Masses will be live streamed at

www.churchtv.ie/mohill

The church will open for private prayer after Mass each day.

 

Death

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Hugh Colreavy. May he rest in peace.

 

The Irish Catholic

Copies of The Irish Catholic newspaper are available at the back of the church. From 4 February the cost will increase to € 2.50 and can be placed in the box for CD’s or in the candle shrine.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

takes place each Thursday from 12n to 6pm.

  

 

St. Manchan’s NS Enrolment

Due to Covid-19 enrolment for School year 2021-2022 will take place remotely. If you wish to enrol your child/children please email mohillns@gmail.com for an

enrolment form.

   

 

What is the Word of God?

We often identify the Bible as the Word of God. This is not wrong, but God speaks to our hearts in many different ways. For instance, he speaks to us in prayer and through our conscience, and often through other people. Hence, the Word of God covers much more than a printed book. Nevertheless, the Bible is the privileged collection of communications between God and his people. These stories and poems have nourished the lives of the people of Israel and the Christian Church right through the centuries, and they continue to nourish us today. They tell the story of God’s love and our salvation from ancient times onwards. The scriptural texts offer us both challenge and encouragement for our lives, and are especially valuable to us through the hope they offer us at dark moments.

 

The Holy Spirit and the Scriptures

The Holy Spirit was at work in the whole process of the formation of the Scriptures. This is why, even though many people across different times and places contributed to the writing, we believe that the Scriptures are divinely inspired. But the Holy Spirit’s work does not come to an end with the writing of the text. The Holy Spirit, who dwells in us by virtue of our baptism, is also at work in us as we listen to the text. Therefore, through the Spirit’s inspiration, the words of Scripture can become a living Word of the Lord to us here and now.

 

Seeing your life through the Lens of the Gospel  

 

1.  ‘The time is fulfilled’ – this is a decisive moment in the life of Jesus. His public ministry is about to begin. Recall turning points in your own life when something new happened and with hindsight you can say the time was ripe for it to happen, ‘the time was fulfilled’.

2.  ‘Repent and believe the good news’. Jesus was not preaching a new doctrine, but calling for a change of heart, as a response to the good news of the gospel message. A new way of understanding God leads to a conversion in how we relate to God, a change of heart. A growth in awareness of who we are can lead us to a new level of self-confidence, another change of heart. Can you recall times when ‘good news’ led you to a change of heart?

3.  The Spirit of God who was at work in Jesus calling the disciples continues to work in our day and in our lives. That is why the gospel message is one of GOOD NEWS. When has your understanding of the gospel message led you to a different style of life? Who was the ‘Jesus person’ through whom the call came to you? To whom have you been a ‘Jesus person’ in this way?