ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

LENT IS A HOLY TIME OF YEAR

Third Sunday of Lent > B 7 March 2021

REFLECTION: “I invite all Christians, everywhere, to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them…. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk. Whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realise that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” Pope Francis, Evangelli Gaudium

Recently Deceased: Kathleen Glasheen, Pearse Park; Stacia Rossiter, Cluain Arann & Kilganey, Clonmel;
Katrina Ryan (nee Tully), Bohercrowe, Tipperary Town. Due to covid restrictions a private funeral mass will be celebrated at 12 noon today sunday in St. Michael’s Church and internment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Month’s Mind: Richard (Dick) O’Neill, Bansha; Eileen Moloney, Thurles; Mary Ferguson;

Anniversaries: Michael Mulcrone; Breda Kiely; Paddy& Kathleen Murnane Fred Coombes; Bud & Breda Aherne; Eileen Sweeney (1st Anniversary); John Staunton; Helen Cunneen; Richard O’Halloran; Sheila Quirke (1st Anniversary); Tim Kiely; Josie Richardson; Breda Power (1st Anniversary); John J. Kelly; Paddy Finnan; Sheila O’Ryan; Winifred Lyons; Terence Ryan; Oishi Gott; Paddy Power; Lily Mai Roche; Eddie & Helen O’ Dwyer; Aileen Coleman; Bridget & Tom Flynn; Neta, Tom & Dolores Purcell; Tommy Power; Edel O’ Dwyer; Deirdre O’Reilly; Edmund Hanly (Solohead); James & Ann Heaphy; John Kennedy; James, Catherine & Sheila O’Sullivan;

Trócaire: During Lent we ask you to keep Trócaire in mind and the great needs of the people of South Sudan where Trócaire are reaching out to those most in need there. The trocáire boxes are still available in St. Michael’s Church.

Collection Envelopes 2021: A huge thanks to all our volunteers who help distribute our annual collection envelopes recently. The First For the Priests of the Diocese will takes place the weekend of 3/4 April.

Thanks: A huge thanks to all who have continued to contribute to the parish during this difficult time by leaving donations in our collection boxes in the church and donating online.

Parish Office & Sacristy: Remains closed until the Government Level 5 restrictions end . Contact can be made by phone each morning after 10.15am mass till 12 noon on 062 52727.

Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things
and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally
please come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you now as if you were already there
and I unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen

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