Fourth Sunday of Lent > B Laetare Sunday 14 March 2021
Reflection: Laetare means ‘rejoice’ and this Sunday is to be filled with Joy even though we are in the middle of a Penitential season. While the shadow of the Cross looms large, we look forward with hope to Easter, when light will conquer darkness. The struggle of Lent leads to the joy of Easter – when death and sin are overcome forever in Jesus Christ.
Recently Deceased: Joan Sharpe (nee Walsh), St. Patrick’s Avenue, Tipperary Town. Family only funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Tipperary this Sunday followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Robert Sweeney, Cashel Road, Tipperary Town. Family only Funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church Tipperary on Monday at 12noon (can be viewed on Parish Webcam) and burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery afterwards. Maria Kiely, Sydney, Australia; Gay McCall, Dingwall, Scotland.
Month’s Mind: Dolly Powell, Marian Tce; Davy Rea, Dillon St.
Anniversaries: Bridget Lonergan; Lil & Johnny Morrissey; Edel O’Dwyer; Josephine O’Dwyer & her son Eamon O’Dwyer; Jim & Kitty Phelan; Davy Powell; Roger Corcoran; Rita Maguire; Edmund Hanly; Michael Ferris; John (Jack) Jones
Bill & Sarah McCormack; John Esmonde; Mary Ferguson; Ann Heaphy; John Kennedy; Andrew Flavin; Bridie & Mary Gleeson; John Brennan (1st Anniversary); Bridget Dalton; Betty Toomey; Jane Blake; James Crowe; Joan McNulty; Kathleen Cummins; Tommy O’Flaherty; Joan Ryan; Josephine, James & Thomas Kinane; Billy & Fr John Merrigan;
P. D. Ryan; Teresa O’Donovan; James (Jayo) O’Donoghue; Denis Redfern (Junior);
Ester O’Keeffe; John, Mary & Ann Hughes; Michael Flynn (Senior); Josie Richardson
Tim Kiely; John Staunton; Sadie Lonergan; Seán Conway, Glen of Aherlow; John McGrath, Lagganstown;
St. Patrick PATRON OF IRELAND Wednesday 17th March
Unfortunately there will be no public celebration of Mass for St. Patrick’s Day because of the Covid 19 level 5 restrictions. Mass will be available online and will also be broadcast on Tipperary Mid West Radio from St. Michael’s Church Tipperary at 11.00am on St. Patrick’s day. Today is a day to remember in our prayer our emigrants, the many who are away from home for a long period because of the Coronvirus Pandemic. Guimís beannachtaí Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir.
Thanks: A huge thanks to all who have continued to contribute financially 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 . Masses can be booked in, certificates can be arranged if you make contact by phone each morning 10.45am -12 noon on 062 52727.