We Remember and Pray for those who died recently and those whose Anniversaries occur at this time
- Aileen Henry, Ardtrasna, Ballinfull
- Peggy Mc Glynn, NewtownForbes (Mother of Bernie Mc Gee, Sliabh Mór)
- Patrick, Mary and Tom Collins and the deceased members of the Collins Family
- Patrick and Esther McMorrow
- Lizzie O’Beirne
- Thomas and Ellen Leonard
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives.
Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.”
The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line
Have you been impacted by a bereavement during COVID-19? Are you finding it more difficult to cope with a pre-Covid bereavement at this time? Would it help to talk to someone in confidence about your loss? The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line is a national freephone service 1800 80 70 77 which is available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. The line aims to provide comfort and emotional support.
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.
Sunday 5th July €2318.00
Thank you for your generosity in these difficult times
Stay with us Lord; for it is almost Evening – Short Online Reflections
The six Western Dioceses (the Tuam Province) have planned a new initiative as part of the ongoing response to the pastoral challenge presented by COVID-19. One of the important Gospel stories of these Easter days is the account of how the two disciples met the Risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus and how they asked him: “Stay With Us Lord ; it is almost Evening”. With this in mind, we are inviting you to join us for a short (20 min.) Reflection, each Sunday evening at 6.30 pm between now and Pentecost. This Sunday 17th May, Dr Máirín Glenn and Mr Redmond Connolly will give the reflection live from St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina in the Diocese of Killala. You can watch live at www.churchtv.ie/ballina
Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020
It is with great disappointment that we convey the news about our pilgrimage to Lourdes this year. It is postponed and will be rescheduled for 27th August 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and health authorities (Ireland and France) have placed restrictions on movement and introduced physical distancing as a means of reducing the spread of the virus. It is in the light of these and other measures but above all, the health and safety of our pilgrims that this decision was made. Thank you for your support and understanding. Let us trust in our loving God, seeking our Blessed Lady’s protection and the intercession of St. Bernadette.
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. https://www.elphindiocese.ie/prayers-at-home-when-gathering-for-mass-is-not-possible/
St. John Henry Newman – Saint for our time:
Two half-hour videos by Newman biographer Dermot Mansfield SJ and details of opportunity for online conversation with Dermot available at www.elphindiocese.ie/Newman . All welcome.