Baptism of our Lord Sunday 12 January 2020

Mass Intentions

Sat 11 20.00 . . .Anna O’Boy, MM, Sliabh View

Paddy & Kathleen Conboy, Lisdadnan

Rose Reynolds (1st anniv), Hyde St. & DFM

Sun 12 10.30 . . Brendan & Marie Casey, Drumcroy

Gorvagh 09.30 .Dympna & Patrick Wynne, Corgar

Mon 13 10.00 . Pro populo

Wed 15 10.00 . Cormac Rowley, Hyde St

Sat 18 20.00 . . Jim & Maura Foy, Treanmore

Muriel Gilchrist (1st anniv), Drumdart

Thomas Enda Casey

Sun 19 10.30

Eslin 09.00 . . . .Kathleen Reynolds, Corlea (1st anniv)

 

Baptism

We welcome into the Christian Community Jay Michéal Tierney, s/o Christine & Brendan, Australia, who was baptised recently.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

There continues to be a shortfall in the numbers required to cover adequately the hours of Eucharistic Adoration from 10.30am to 10.00pm on Thursdays. There will be a meeting on Tuesday 14 Jan at 8pm in the Parochial House to look at the viability of continuing with Eucharistic Adoration in its current form. All welcome.

 

Lourdes Sick Pilgrims Fund Collection

will be taken up at all Masses next weekend (Sat 18 / Sun 19 Jan), This fund is used to bring sick pilgrims on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. If you or a family member would like to travel as a Hospital (Assisted) Pilgrim please contact Fr. Pat or Fr. Sean

 

Seeing our life through the Lens of the Gospels

1.  The Baptism of Jesus marks a turning point in his life, and the start of his public ministry. Recall moments when your life changed and you moved into a new phase.

2.  The experience was one in which Jesus had a new sense of his own identity. What have been the experiences which have helped shaped your sense of who you are?

3.  How have you come to an awareness of being a child of God, beloved by God, one on whom rests the grace of God?

4.  It is surprising that Jesus, the Saviour of the world, asks to be baptised by John. The request symbolises his desire to identify with us. At the same time he is filled with the Holy Spirit. That step of identifying with us is an important element in his being able to help us. Have you ever found that when someone identifies with you, it is easier for him/her to help you? Has your ability to identify with others had any impact on your effectiveness in helping others?

 

Envelopes

Every family should have received their box of envelopes for 2020. Anyone who has not received a box please contact the Parochial House or any member of the Pastoral Council.

 

Mohill Computer Training Upcoming Courses in 2020

A couple of places still available on our Part Time QQI Level 3 and Level 4 computer applications programmes. Obtain a full award and gain an understanding of how to use a computer, including word, excel and many more applications.

And finally we will have a number of evening courses beginning in February including – Internet Security and Basic Computing, Digital Photography, Sustainable Energy for the Community, Arts,& Crafts . Check out our website or facebook for more details. You can also call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie ). All our courses are supported by MSLETB.

 

CPR Training

DARA Mohill are holding a CPR / AED class on Wednesday, January 22, starting at 7.30pm. Anybody interested, please message 087 2479262. Places limited. Booking is essential.

 

Mohill Historical Society Presents Mohill 1870: A Society in Transition

A talk by Fiona Slevin in the Canon Donoghue Hall Friday 24th January at 7.30pm. Cost €5. This talk looks at how Mohill emerged from the famine, what life was like in 1870, and what changed economically and socially to enable Mohill and Ireland to transition towards independence.

 

 

Ministry v Job

Some people have a job in the church.
Others invite themselves into a ministry.

What's the difference you ask?

If you are doing it just because no one else will, it's a job.
If you are doing it to serve the Lord,
it's a ministry.

If you quit because someone criticized you, it's a job.
If you keep on serving, it's a ministry.

If you'll do it as long as it does not interfere with your other activities, it's a job.
If you are committed to staying even if it means letting go of other things,
it's a ministry.

If you quit because no one thanked you or praised you, it's a job.
If you stick with it even though no one recognized your efforts, it's a ministry.

It's hard to get excited about a job.
It's almost impossible not to get excited about a ministry.

If your concern is success, it's a job.

If your concern is faithfulness and service, it's a ministry.

If God calls you to a ministry, don't treat it like a job!

Lord , strengthen your servants and
move us to a true sense of ministry and service, through your grace and mercy. Amen.

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection …………..€1,900