Thought for the Week | We will succeed in discovering and embracing our vocation once we open our hearts in gratitude and perceive the passage of God in our lives – Pope Francis Read more

 Thought for the Week  | Here’s a rule for life.  Do not do anything, which you cannot offer to God    –  St. John Vianney Read more

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I believe that if God finds a person more useless than me, He will do even greater things through her because this work is His. – Mother Teresa Read more

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 25th October 2020

Thought for the Week : Each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfil her vocation, no matter if it is in marriage, in a religious order, or in a worldly profession. Edith Stein

Mass Times

  • Saturday 7pm Vigil Mass (St Colmcille’s Church)
  • Sunday 10.30am (St. Colmcille’s Church)
  • Sunday 12 noon (St. Patrick’s Church)
  • Weekdays 10.00am (St Colmcille’s Church)
  • Rosary Sunday to Friday: 7pm

All on Live Stream via the parish Facebook Page or Website parishofdrumcliffandmaugherow drumcliffmaugherow.ie, Our Churches remain open, so visit and pray When visiting please follow the guidelines regarding Social Distancing and Sanitising

Our Dead
We Remember and Pray for those who died recently and those whose Anniversaries occur at this time

  • Sat 24th Oct – Sean Chrystal
  • Sat 31st Oct – Pauline Burke

Importance of Prayer

If it is important for us to have priests, then we need to bring that to prayer, both our community prayer and our own personal prayer:

  • Giving thanks for the priests we have and asking God’s blessing for them
  • Asking for the wisdom and the courage to discern and follow God’s call in our own life
  • Praying very specifically for those who God is calling, that they will respond generously

Bishop Kevin Doran – Discipleship and Mission In Changing Times  (Pastoral Letter 2020)

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP:

  • OFFERINGS FOR SUNDAY 18th October 2020: €1335.00
  • Mission Sunday Collection €718.00.
  • Thank you for your generosity.

Caring For Our Common Home Online Conversation, 7.30 – 8.30 pm, Tuesday 27th October.  See www.elphindiocese.ie/conversations for more details.   All welcome.

Care at the End of Life – Pastoral Message
“We want to say very clearly that there is no such thing as a life without value. We hope to be a voice for those who, in a time of vulnerability, feel that they have no voice. We ask people to consider the manner in which assisted suicide and euthanasia undermines the whole ethos of healthcare. Doctors and nurses are called to be advocates for life and should never be required to assist in any way in the deliberate ending of life. We invite you to join us in prayer for those who, at this time, are coming to terms with a diagnosis of terminal illness, that they may have the blessing of a community of compassion and care”. Read the Irish Catholic Bishops’ pastoral message on end of life care in full on www.elphindiocese.ie

Try Alpha!  An On-line Alpha Course for Adults – Alpha is designed to help participants discover the basics of our Christian faith and grow in a deeper personal relationship with God. The Diocese of Elphin will be running an ON-LINE Alpha Course beginning Monday 2nd November at 8pm.  The course, which is free of charge, will continue each Monday at 8pm, for 10 weeks, allowing for a 3 week break over the Christmas & New Year.  Each weekly session will last for a maximum of 1 hour.  Those who are interested should register with Frank McGuinness on frank.mcguinness@elphindiocese.ie or David Muldowney on david@quaternitytech.com before 1st November. Please search YouTube with “alpha course trailer 2020” for the promotional video and overview of the course.  Ideally you will need access to a computer, laptop or iPad (or equivalent). The course will be delivered via Zoom. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us should you have any queries or require help with getting Zoom up and running in advance of our first Alpha session.  Why not join us from the comfort of your own living room!

Syrian Refugee Blanket appeal:  For more info see www.creideamh.ie/blanket-appeal

Accord – Relationship Counselling
Accord is open for relationship counselling in these difficult times. Professional Counsellors are available to help explore any difficulties you may have in your relationship in a safe and friendly atmospheres. Please contact Ann at 071-9145641 for more information. All HSE guidelines observed for Counselling.

Star of The Sea Centre Mullaghmore
Due to the introduction of  Level -5 Restrictions, all events scheduled to take place in Star Of The Sea Centre, Mullaghmore, from Wednesday 21st October to Wednesday 2nd December, inclusive, have being postponed until further notice.  Please contact Louise or Frank for more information on 071 9176722

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People 
ALONE national support line supports 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.

RHS Home Care Provider: RHS are a Not for Profit Home Care Provider, operating in the West of Ireland for the past 21 years and are looking for Carers and occasional Cleaners in your area. If you feel you have the correct qualifications and would like work please: 09066 25988 or jobs@rhshomecare.ie

Contact Details:
Parish Phone Numbers – 071 9142779
Mobile 087 2457011.
E-mail.drumcliffrathc@gmail.com

Thought for the Week The world looks to the priest, because it looks to Jesus!  No one can see Christ; but everyone sees the priest, and through him they wish […]

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The Church Draws her Life from the Eucharist : Pope St. John Paul II tells us that: “the Church draws her life from the Eucharist” (Ecclesia de Eucharistia #1). That is because, in the Eucharist, the promise of Jesus that he would be with us always, is fulfilled in a unique way. As we are drawn into relationship with Christ through the offering and receiving of his body and blood, we become what we receive. We become the body of Christ! Then our daily sacrifice and service and all the good that we do become a part of his work of salvation. That is how every Christian is formed into a missionary disciple. Saint John Paul II reminds us, however, that, an ordained priest is essential for the Eucharist. That is because the Eucharist is something that Jesus does, not something we do. He does it through the ministry of the priest who, by ordination, becomes Christ for the community that he is called to serve (cf Ecclesia de Eucharistia #29). This is not to say that the priest, in himself, is more important than anybody else. As a man, the priest has his own human gifts and limitations, his own goodness and his own struggles with sin and temptation. Through the mystery of God’s grace, however, he acts in the person of Christ at the table of the Eucharist. Someone else could stand at the altar, say the same words and perform the same actions, but it would not be the Eucharist. Bishop Kevin Doran – Discipleship and Mission In Changing Times  (Pastoral Letter 2020) Read more

Thought for the Week – Discipleship Comes First
“Down through the centuries, in the tradition of the Church, it is clear that all the Baptised are called to be what Pope Francis now calls “missionary disciples” (active followers of Jesus). Another way of putting this is to say that, by Baptism, we share in the priesthood of Christ by offering the gift of our own lives in service. Read more

The ministry of Jesus was not about establishing structures.  During the three or four years of his earthly ministry, much of his time was spent inviting people into relationship with God and forming disciples.  At the end of St. Matthew’s Gospel, we read that he told those who were gathered with him to “go make disciples” (Mt. 28:19).  That is the mission of the Church. If we have buildings, or management structures, these are not an end in themselves.  All these things are of value if they serve the mission of the Church, which is to live as Jesus lived and to form new disciples.”  Bishop Kevin Doran – Discipleship and Mission In Changing Times  (Pastoral Letter 2020)

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“All vocations are intended by God to manifest His love in the world.” –Thomas Merton

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