We Remember and Pray for our dead and those whose Anniversaries occur at this time
Mike McEvoy (1st Anniv) and his granddaughter Aoife McEvoy (12th Anniv), Seamus Gallagher, Francie Watters, Cloonacrin, Annie Savage (Months Mind,) Annie & Paddy Feeney, their daughter Josie (died recently) & their sons Paddy, Seamus & Tommy Feeney, Carrigans
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be. (St. Thérèse de Lisieux)
Easter & Pentecost Collections: Due to the sudden arrival of Covid 19 and the consequent restrictions, the parish was unable to distribute the usual Easter and Pentecost Envelopes. For those of you wondering how you might contribute to these important collections, you may use any envelope and mark it with the words “Easter & Pentecost Collection” along with your name, or you may use envelopes left at the entrance our Churches for this same purpose and drop them into to the Parochial House. A very sincere thank you to the many who have done so already, your kindness is deeply appreciated
Thank You: If you wish to donate to the parish online you can do so using our Parish Website and the donate button there or the Diocesan Website www.elphindiocese.ie
Responsible Stewardship Sunday 31st May €897.00.
Thank you for your generosity in these difficult times
Return to Church and Sacramental Life: Thank you to all those who have completed our online questionnaire or the hard copy about returning to Church and Sacramental Life. Your responses are most helpful as we preparations for this return. Thank you also to the many who have offered to volunteer as stewards or sanitizers of our Churches. Preparations for our return are ongoing so please keep this in your prayers.
Elphin Diocese’s Parish Pastoral Council Mission Awareness & Training Consultation: See www.elphindiocese.ie/ppc-consultation for details. Interested adults welcome to participate in forthcoming online meetings.
Trócaire Box Return
Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. This year, of course, it was not possible to return Trócaire boxes through schools or parishes in the usual way. This is the worst possible timing coming just as the world’s poorest people need us most. Therefore, Trócaire are appealing to you to return your Lenten donation. Simply count or estimate what is in your box and donate in the following ways:
- Online at www.trocaire.org
- By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)
- By post to Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
- Check with your local parish on how to safely return your donation The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.
Lough Derg Online Retreat Days
Join the Lough Derg team for daily online retreats from Sunday 24th May to Wednesday 27th May. Visit www.loughderg.org for details.
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People
ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
Prayers at Home
In these extraordinary times when we cannot gather for Mass, we would encourage you to download and print out this prayer booklet for use at home. Perhaps consider printing off some copies to pass on to people who may not have internet access. While you can pray this at any time, a good time to do so would be at the time Mass is normally celebrated in your local parish. https://www.elphindiocese.ie/prayers-at-home-when-gathering-for-mass-is-not-possible/
Elphin Diocesan Online Conversation: Care For Our Common Home – Moving From Words To Action? 8 – 9 pm Tues 23rd & Thurs 25th June. All welcome to participate. See www.elphindiocese.ie/common-home for more info