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Posted on: 4 February, 2011


Ballyfermot

We have been off air for a while. Sorry about that but parish life isn't always that smooth. We include some items from the past couple of newsletters just to let you see what has been happening in Ballyfermot.
Joseph

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18th – 25th January each year marks a special week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Finishes with feast of conversion of St. Paul (25th Jan).

Catholic Schools Week
During Catholic Schools Week we are offered the opportunity to celebrate the contribution that Catholic Education makes to the wider community and the people who make up the living and vibrant faith communities which characterise our schools. The theme Catholic Schools - Rooted in Jesus Christ is inspired by the Pastoral Letter of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Catholics of Ireland, which was published last March. In section 9 Pope Benedict directly addresses the children and young people of Ireland.

During the past week we were able to welcome boys from Mary Queen of Angels and girls from St. Louises to St Matthew's for Mass.. For the feast of St. Brigid and the blessing of the throats on the feast of St. Blaise. To mark the week the girls in Caritas college had a special prayer service also with the blessing of throats.
well done to all who organised these events.

St Vincent de Paul – Monthly Collection
Montly church gate collection for the Society of St VdeP takes place this weekend. (last Sunday of the month). (Almost 500e was raised at this mass. Well done to people for their support especially in financially difficult times!

19th World Day of the Sick
All are invited to participate in a Mass and celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Sunday 6th Feb at 3.00 p.m. St. Anthony's Church, Clontarf, led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

Coeliacs and reception of Holy Communion
The chalice is available for those who suffer from a severe gluten intolerance as normal. Just come up and receive (the Precious Blood) with the ministers of the Eucharist or during Holy Communion and use the chalice set aside for you!

First Friday
Every First Friday we remember the ‘Altar list of the Dead’ at both morning and evening Mass.
Sick or Housebound & would like a visit
Let us know their names and we’ll try to organise a visit either in hospital or at home.

Mind, Body & Spirit Day
We offer you yoga, meditation & nutritional advice on 5th Feb from 10:30 – 4.00pm in the Parish Centre.
To secure your place, please call Amy 086-8762495
We look forward to sharing time with you.
LUNCH INCLUDED!

Bingo in Parish Centre
Bingo continues on Saturday nights @ 8pm in the Parish Centre. (In aid of Padre Pio Lourdes fund)

Please pray for those recently deceased
Elizabeth Belmont, Claddagh Green
Betty Rollo, Claddagh Rd
Rose Monaghan, Cremona Rd
James Langan, Drumfinn Ave
Breda Cradden, Drumfinn Ave

Mass Intentions This Week (30th Jan)
Sun: (Sat 6.30 Edward Lacey)
9.00 Esther & Augustus Gracey
9.30 (convent) Maureen Byrne
10.30 People of the Parish
12.00 Olivia Smith
6.30 Mona Kennedy
Mon: Henry Harrington/ Patrick & Mary Murphy
Tue: Mary Mulcahy/ Seamus McGedly
Wed: Free/ Hughie Kelly
Thur: Free/ Jonathon Heavey
Fri: Altar List of the Dead
Sat: ----/ Mary Cunningham, P. & B. O Brien
Sun: 9.00 Free; 10.30 Pro Populo; 12.00 Jimmy & Michelle Lane; 6.30 John Creagh

May they rest in peace.

Oblates Novena
Wed 2nd - Fri 11th Feb, 10am and 8pm - Lourdes Novena. Also Sat 5th Feb, 12 noon - Anointing of the Sick in Mary Immaculate, Inchicore.

Four Spring Talks:
February 2nd, 16th, March 2nd & 16th 2011
All talks take place in The Iona Pastoral Centre, Knocklyon, Wednesday evening at 8.00 p.m. All are welcome. For further details please see www.dublindiocese.ie

Funeral Ministry for Beginners
Sat 19th Feb. For further details ring the Diocesan Liturgy office at 8087554

Palmerstown Community School (News)
Congratulations to the Boys U-19 Basketball Team on their recent victory in the All Ireland Schools Cup Final. They defeated Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway, following a very competitive match in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
We wish the very best of luck to the U-16 Boys who have also reached the final of the same competition.
A cheque for €1050 was presented to Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin recently. The money was raised thanks to the combined efforts of the school choir who held a Christmas Carol Service and Ms. Kinehan's 6th Year L.C.V.P. class who organised a coffee morning. A big THANK YOU to the students involved for their hard work and to everyone in the local community who supported them.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues every Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes in the Prayer (Counsel) room. Entrance through door near car park.

An Introduction to Centering Prayer
Monday Evenings - Denis Gleeson 7th February
Take an important step in your spiritual development. These evenings are an introduction to centering prayer based on the writings of Thomas Keating. Takes place in Emmaus retreat Centre, Swords. 7.30pm - 9.00pm. For 6 weeks - €60. 


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