Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 February 2019

Mass Intentions

Sat 9 20.00 . . Jim & Bridie Sharkey & DFM, Hill St.

. . . . . . . . . . . Tessie Faughnan, Rosduan

. . . . . . . . . . . Mary & John Doyle, Drumdart

. . . . . . . . . . . Patrick & Mary Bridget Molloy, Corrabeigh

Sun 10 10.30 . Margaret (Peggy Ellis), MM

. . . . . . . . . . . .Paddy Duignan & DFM, Drumroosk

Mon 11 10.00 . Pro populo

Thurs 14 10.00 Charles & Michael Beirne and

. . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick & Mary Theresa Beirne

Sat 16 20.00 . . Rose Reynolds, MM, Hyde St.

. .. . . . . . . . . . . Muriel Gilchrist, MM, Drumdart

. . . . . . . . . . . . .Ella McLoughlin, Drumgowna

Sun 17 10.30 . . Maura & Eamonn Duignan, Aughadrumderg

. . . . . . . . . . . . .John McDonald, Sliabh View

 

Deaths

Please pray for the repose of the souls of Catherine Philomena (Phyllis) Reilly, formally Drumboy, and John Joseph McHugh (husband of Mary Tiernan, Finiskill), Ballinrobe and London. Funeral arrangements later. May they rest in peace.

 

Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian community Aibhlinn Reynolds-Forde, d/o Helen & Alan, Dublin and also Aidan George O’Reilly, s/o Georgina & Jason, Drumgowla, who were baptised recently .

 

Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse

takes place on Friday 15th February. A Candle of Atonement will be lit in St. Mel’s Cathedral at 10am Mass on the day.

 

St Manchan’s N.S.

Enrolment for Junior Infants for school year 2019 - 2020 takes place next Thursday 14 February at 1.15pm in the school.

Grandparents Day will be celebrated in the school next Wednesday 13 February with Mass in St Patrick’s Church at 10.00am followed by refreshments in the school. All welcome.

 

Tea Party

Eslin Community Association are hosting a Tea Party in Eslin Community Centre on Fri night 15th February at 8pm. Admission €10. Music by Featherhead. Please support.

 

Jiving Classes

are starting in Eslin Community Centre on Tuesday night 19th February at 8pm. Class runs for 4 weeks. Cost €40 payable on first night.

 

AC YOUTH

is a faith outreach movement for young people throughout the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois and this year we are holding our Spring gathering at the Pastoral Centre in St. Mel's College on Sunday February 17th from 2 30-5pm as we release details of our annual trip to Taizé on a "first come" basis because places will be limited. An open invitation is extended to all young people from TY and upwards who are interested in coming to Taizé to join us on that afternoon as we prepare to set off again for a memorable trip to France!

 

A 9 week Rainbows Programme

will begin in Mohill Family Support Centre Thursday 28th February at 7pm and will continue until Thursday 25th April. This is a group support & listening programme for young people following a bereavement or parental separation. Spaces currently available to young people for both of these programmes. Call Laura in Mohill Family Support centre for more information on 071 9631253

 

Coffee Morning

will take place in Mohill Family Support Centre Thursday 14th Feb 10.30am-12.30pm to support the continued good work of our local Nursing Unit Arus Carolan. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

Parenting when Separated

A six week course will commence on Wednesday February 20 th from 6.30 - 9.00pm (time can change to suit the majority) in Mohill Family Support Centre.  If interested and want more details call office on 071 96 31253 .

 

Anam Cara

the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 20th of February at 7:20pm in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 19th February or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888

 

Seeing your Life through the Lens of the Gospel Luke 5:1-11

1. Jesus invites Peter to put out the net again, and Peter does so though he thinks it pointless. When have you felt it was pointless to stick with a task, but did so nonetheless and been surprised by results? We never know when our efforts are going to bear fruit.

2. ‘Push out into the deep.’ The invitation is to go out into unfamiliar waters, where we are not sure what will happen, where we feel uneasy and our safety is not assured. When have you responded positively to that kind of an invitation and got positive results you did not expect?

3. The story gives us a glimpse of what prepared the disciples to follow Jesus. They were helped by the compassion and concern of Jesus (who cured Peter’s mother-in-law); attracted by his work and teaching; and witnessed the power of God at work through him. This led them to ‘leave everything and follow him’. What has been the story of key decisions or turning points in your life? Who was Jesus for you in those situations?

John Byrne OSA
Email jpbyrneosa@gmail.com

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection . . . . . . . €1,735

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