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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Jan 28th

&

Áine Walsh (M.M.)

Paddy Ward (A)

Pat McCann (A)

Sunday Jan 29th

&

Paddy Kelly (A)

Bill & Nancy Lyons (A)

& their son John Lyons (R)

who passed away earlier this month in Australia.

&

Monday Jan 30th

Paddy & Maggie Heneghan (A)

Their daughter Bríd (A)

 

Tuesday Jan 31st

10am

&

Wed Feb 1st

                                          Holy Hour

Every Wednesday

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday Feb 3rd

McDonagh and Barrett Families (R)

&

Saturday Feb 4th

Patrick Ward (A)

&

Sunday Feb 5th

Seán Gaughan (A)

Seeing Your Life Through

The Lens of The Gospel

The Sermon on the Mount starts with the teachings of Jesus on the eight Beatitudes, a list of inner attitudes that differentiate a true disciple from a non-disciple.

In truth, no one is righteous to deserve being called blessed. That the state of being blessed flows only from the grace of God and therefore, the right to inherit the Kingdom of God also comes only from Him and not from our own effort.

Yet, as a disciple, we must be open to the ever-flowing grace of the Lord. This means we must endeavor with the help of the Holy Spirit to live or practice these beatitudes.

All the eight beatitudes starts with a declaration of blessedness.

To be blessed means to be holy, to be held in reverence and to have found favor with God. When Jesus says, “Blessed are you…”, it means we are already blessed when we are poor in spirit, when we are mournful, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, clean of heart, when we work for peace and when we are persecuted because of Him.

It means we are made holy by these attitudes and that the blessings are here and we can already experience them although the rewards may come later.

Thus, Jesus is telling us never to lose sight of the greatest blessing, eternal life although we are enjoying His blessings today.

We ask for your prayers for the repose of the souls of

Mai McDonagh & James Corbett;

whose funeral Masses were celebrated recently.

May they rest softly in God’s arms, Amen.

 

Prayer to St. Saint Brigid

 

You were a woman of peace.

 

You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peacecover those who are troubled and anxious,
and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.

 

Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
Amen

We are delighted to announce the return of the annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help this coming

6th to 14th March in the Galway Cathedral.

The novena sessions are as follows:

Monday-Saturday: 11:00am, 1:10pm, 7:30pm

Sunday: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm

                                 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

 

 

 

The relics of Saint Charbel, a Maronite Monk from Lebanon who has countless miracles attributed to his intercession, will visit Galway Cathedral on

 

Sunday 29th January from 3.00pm–5.30pm.

 

There will be an opportunity for private prayer and to receive an individual blessing. All welcome.

 

 

 

Scripture Reading Group meet every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Seomra Bhríde.All are welcome,

Enquires Frances 0876215865

 

Would you be willing to provide companionship to an older person locally? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided.

 

If interested please contact Karen on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or on 086 057 6401.

 

If you are over 60 and would like to know more about the services ALONE can offer you, please call 0818 222024.

 

On 3rd to 5th February, the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia in Limerick are hosting

“Come, Follow Me’, a catechetical programme for children aged 7 to 11. Registration closes on 1st February. Contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information or to register.

 

Pilgrimage planner James Treacy is organising a pilgrimage to Fatima from 9th to 14th June 2023, departing Dublin, to celebrate the feast day of St Anthony of Padua, patron saint of Portugal, including a visit to the birthplace of St Anthony in Lisbon. 

 

Please contact James Treacy at 061 921470 for further information.