NewsletterEaster Sunday April 9th 2023
Sat 8 20.00 Easter Vigil
Sun 9 10.30 John & Rose Dolan Coolabawn
DM of the Barry Family, Gorvagh
Bella Boyle, Treanmore (1st anniv)
Tues 11 10.00 James Ward & DFM
Sat 15 20.00 Rosie Flynn MM
Noeleen Harkin, Breandrum
Des Duignan Coolabawn & DFM
Vena Carey London
James Mimnagh Gortfadda
Sun 16 10.30 Padraig Higgins & DFM, Corrigeen
Sat evening 7pm—Mohill Church
First Sat—Mass at 10am & Confessions after Mass
takes place each Thursday after 10am Mass until 6pm—Benediction the first Thurs of the month at 5.45pm
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sean Clarke, whose funeral took place recently. May he rest in peace.
The honour of Benermerenti has been conferred on Mr Harry McCrann for his long and faithful service to the parish of Mohill. On Fri April 21 Mass will be celebrated at 8pm in St Patrick’s Church, Mohill and Harry will be presented with the Benermerenti medal . After Mass all are invited to the Canon Donohoe hall for light refreshments.
March For Life,
Bank Holiday Monday, May 1st, Dublin City Centre
Organised by the Pro Life Campaign, this family friendly event is being held
to educate the public about what is happening under the new abortion law, to
draw attention to the rapidly increasing abortion rates in Ireland and to
call for resources to be put in place to support and inform women about
positive alternatives to abortion. For more info see www.marchforlife.ie
In these coming days, let us draw near to the Lord and place our hope in the power of his cross to turn evil into good, and suffering into a generous love of our brothers and sisters, especially those in greatest need.
Pope Francis appoints Father Paul Connell as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois
Bishop-elect Paul Connell, a native of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, was born on 27 January 1958, the second of four children to Thomas and Philomena Connell. Bishop-elect Connell was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, on 20 June 1982. Following ordination, he was briefly attached to Rochfortbridge parish before being appointed to the staff of Saint Finian’s College, completing his Higher Diploma in Education in 1983. He became Vice-President of the College in 1989 and succeeded as President and Principal in 1998. From 1992 to 1994 he completed an evening Masters in Local History in NUI Maynooth, and was awarded a doctorate in history by the university in 2002. In 2020, he was appointed by Bishop Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath, as Chancellor of the Diocese of Meath. Since his appointment to Saint Finian’s in 1982, Father Paul has held the position of chaplain in Saint Mary’s Hospital, Mullingar (Cluain Lir). In August 2021 he was appointed as Administrator of the Parish of Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath.
Seeing your life through the Lens of the Gospels
In some ways this gospel is a difficult one for prayer. It only presents a part of the story and the full unfolding of the good news the story contains lies in the next part of the text. However, even with this section there is plenty of material for reflection and for prayer.
The disciples are in a state of shock and suffering from a traumatic loss. Jesus, the one in whom they had placed so much hope, has been murdered and buried. Then, before they have time to recover comes another shock – the body of Jesus is missing. Have you had experiences in which one tragedy or crisis follows quickly after another? What was that like for you? How did you cope? What, or who, sustained you then?
Mary and Peter, and possibly others, came and discovered that the tomb was empty. The part of the story we have in this text gives no explanations of what has happened. They are left in a state of bewilderment ‘for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.’ Have you been in that kind of situation, faced with events you cannot explain, possibly events which have dashed your hopes in another person, or in God? What has that been like for you?