We remember in prayer:
Sun. 22nd Jan. 10.00am. Philomena (Mena) Croke, Regaile; John O’Connell, Ardmayle; Michael O’Dwyer, Tobberadora.
Sun. 29th Jan. 10.00am. Rose and J.J. McGrath, Freighduff.
Sat. 21st Jan. William and Mary Gleeson, Garrane and their daughter Anne; Jim and Annie Gibbons, Coleraine & dec. members of the Ward family.
Sat. 28th Jan. 6.30pm. Breda Gleeson, Erry (Month’s Mind).
Pray for: Rita O’Dwyer, Gaile; Mary Maher, Clareen; Brendan Kirby, Clune, Ardmayle and England, funeral arrangements later; Pat Toomey, Meldrum, reposing at his son Pat’s home on Sunday from 4pm. to 8pm. Requiem Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dualla on Monday at 11.30am. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Feast Days: Today is the Sunday of the Word of God. The Word of God is an inexhaustible treasure for the whole People of God. We give thanks for the many Readers of the Word of God in the churches of our parish.
Today also marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. The theme for this year is “Walking Together in Faith and Love”. Let us give thanks in our prayers for the three Catholic Schools in our parish and the invaluable work they do. I wish the teachers, ancillary staff and pupils every blessing for 2023.
Tuesday 24th January is the feast of St. Francis de Sales. He is regarded as one of the great spiritual writers of the Church.
Wednesday 25th January is the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, apostle.
Thursday 26th January is the feast of Ss. Timothy and Titus, co-workers with St. Paul.
Saturday 28th January is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of schools, universities, students and booksellers.
Holy Communion Ministers (on duty next weekend)
Boherlahan: Nellie Taylor.
Dualla: Joanne Flanagan.
Parish Pastoral Team: We had a very good and positive meeting last Wed. night. Among the topics discussed were: 1. Formation of a Welcoming Committee to help introduce new people to the parish; 2. Planning is ongoing for the introduction of John Paul 11 awards; 3. Some training to be provided for those involved in the different ministries in the Church; 4. Preparation Masses for First Holy Communion and Confirmation; 5. Annual Baptism Mass. The work of those involved in the Outdoor Crib was lauded and they were thanked for their generous involvement. We hope to have Fr. Eamon Fitzgibbon, (MIC St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles) to speak to us on the topic of “Parish Pastoral Teams“ at our next meeting on Tuesday, 21st February at 8pm.
Newsletter Notices: Please forward by Wednesday evening any items for the Newsletter to Fr. Egan at the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 18-25 January 2023. The theme for 2023 is taken from Isaiah “Do Good; Seek Justice”. Isaiah challenged God’s people in his day to learn to do good together, to seek justice together, to rescue the oppressed together, to defend the orphan and defend the widow together. The prophet’s challenge applies equally to us today. We are invited to engage together in the struggle for justice in our society. We all belong to Christ.
Sacrament of Confirmation: Thursday 11th May is the date of Confirmation in the parish this year. We will probably have two ceremonies. We are asking people of the parish to pray for the young people receiving the Sacrament. If you would like to be a Faith Friend and pray for one of those young people please sign the Faith Friends form in the porch of the church.
Cashel Library Events: Tuesday 24th Jan. 11.00am: Breast Cancer Awareness Talk by Juliette O Connell, (coordinator with Breast Cancer Ireland). Tues. Eve. 7.00pm: Book Launch of “The Tailors Daisy” by Nikita Catherine. Friday 3rd. Feb. 11.00am: Illustrated Talk by librarian Maura Barrett on the life of St. Brigid. Refreshments served and all events are free. Bookings and information from Cashel Library (062-63825).
Holy Spirit, refresh the face of the earth;
and refresh tired hopes, dull love, broken
trust, with gentle confidence, with new
visions of each other, with a belief in
goodness. Refresh and renew us.
Refresh our countries, with compassion in
politics, with peace based on justice,
with respect for the dignity of all,
and a genuine care for those in need,
and policies to end inequality.
Refresh families with tolerance,
Communities with openness,
Whole neighbourhoods with involvement;
Refresh our prayer with your love.
our sorrow with your forgiveness, our generosity
with your call.
Refresh us, renew us, renew the
face of the earth. Amen.