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Seeing Your Life

 

 

Through The Lens of  The Gospel

 

The ‘coming of the Son of Man’ can be applied to the end of the world, to the moment of death, or to any moment of grace.

We are not given advance notice as to when any of these will happen, so the message is to be alert and ready. When have you found that your alertness meant that you were able to receive an unexpected grace (e.g. take an opportunity which presented itself, or respond to a hint from another person that you might easily have missed, etc.)

One of the enemies of alert living is constant busyness. Have you ever found that being caught up in your own agenda makes you less sensitive to what is happening around you? Recall times when you paused in your relentless busyness and were rewarded by a significant interchange with another person, a moment of grace.

You probably know the difference between being ready for a visitor and the unannounced caller who catches you unprepared. Let the memory of the discomfort of being caught off guard spur you on to a constant readiness for the coming of the Lord.

 

Mothers Prayers Group meet every Monday at 7:30pm in the Church -

All are welcome to attend.

 

Scripture Reading Group meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Seomra Bhríde

 

All are welcome, Enquires Frances 0876215865

 

 

 

Catechesis in Seomra Bhríde continues Thursdays and Sundays for several more weeks @ 7:30pm.

All are welcome to come and listen!

 

Mass bookings outside of office hours.

There are intention slips and envelopes

for you to fill out at the back of the Church.

Place them into the secure post-box for your Priest.

 

MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Nov 26th

       5pm

         Betty Sinead

         (Special Intention)

Sunday Nov 27th

10:30am

Monday Nov 28th    

10am

Tuesday Nov 29th

10am

Holy Hour

Every Wednesday

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday Dec 2nd

                     10am

Saturday Dec 3rd

                   5pm

The Feast of St. Francis Xavier, SJ

           Nora Orr (A)

       Peter Flaherty (R)

Paddy & Anne Stephens     (R)

       Eileen Maguire (A)

         Mary Kilcar (R)

         Paddy Kelly (A)

           Nora Lee (A)

Sunday Dec 4th

10:30am

Patrick Ward (A)

 

 

 

COLLECTION: €541.00

         November List : €75.00

Thank you for your continued generosity

Diocesan Family Services Special Collection

€129.02

 

 

We gathered together with members of the John Paul Centre for a lovely remembrance Mass to remember Conor, Cormac, Martin and Frank.

 

The liturgy was full of life and energy with music, song and drama. It was obviously tinged with sadness too, especially for the family members who had lost a loved one in this past year.

 

The following is the lovely reflection they shared with us at the end of the liturgy.

 

“At the rising sun and at its going down;

 

We remember them.

 

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.

 

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.

 

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember them.

 

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn; We remember them.

 

At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.

 

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as We remember them.

 

When we are weary and in need of strength; We remember them.

 

When we are lost and sick at heart;

 

We remember them.

 

When we have decisions that are difficult to make; We remember them.

 

When we have joy we crave to share;

 

We remember them.

 

When we have achievements that are based on theirs; We remember them.

 

For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as, We remember them”

 

 

 

Remember and celebrate your loved ones at the Galway Hospice Tree of Lights ceremony.                

Each light on our tree is a shining tribute to someone much loved and missed. Sponsor a light now atwww.galwayhospice.ie/lights                                    

Join Dáithí Ó Sé for the switching on of the lights at Galway Hospice, Renmore at 5pm on Sunday the 4th.

 

Baptism:

We welcome into our Christian community through the Sacrament of Baptism –

Shane, Martin & Anna Rose who were baptised recently in our parish.