13th March 2022 Second Sunday of Lent > C

Months Mind: Patrick Hanrahan, St. Michael’s Ave;

Anniversaries: Billy White; Lil & John Morrissey; Joan Deasy; Bob Sweeney (1st Anniversary); John Deveraux & Family; Bridget Lonergan; Josie Richardson; Joan Ryan; Edel O’ Dwyer; Denis Redfern; Patrick Greene; William Quirke; Peggy English; Sr. Vincent; Josephine & Eamon O’ Dwyer; John Esmond; Roger Corcoran; John McGrath; Ciara Finnan; Christopher Regan; Seán Brennan; Maria Kiely; Deceased Members of the Charles Kickham Band; Kathleen Cummins; Joan Sharpe; John Kennedy; Ann Reid; Michael Flynn (Sr); Agnes Phelan; John Staunton; Tommy O’ Flaherty; Nora Long; The Desmond Family; John O’Donnell; Andrew Flavin; Larry Browne; Bridget Walton; P.D. Ryan; Ann & James Heaphy; James, Mary & John Ryan;
Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu.

St Patrick’s Day: Thursday 17th March 0- Feast of our National Patron. Vigil Mass on Wed at 7.00pm; The usual Sunday Mass times on St. Patrick’s Day – 8.30am; 11.00am & 12.30pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Wednesday in St. Michael’s Church 3.00pm – 6.00pm.
Confessions: Every Saturday in the Mortuary Chapel 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Ukraine Fundraiser: Coffee Morning & Cake Sale in the Knockanrawley Resource Centre on Tuesday 15th March 10.30am-1.00pm. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

Trócaire: Any donations left into the church for Ukraine will go directly to Trocaire to be used in their work in Ukraine. Mark envelopes ‘Ukraine’.

Trócaire Boxes: Are now available at the back of the church. Please take one home as a reminder of our Lenten Journey, and how my small sacrifices of fasting and doing without can, help in Trocaire’s work worldwide.

Parish Lotto: 13 17 19 21 – Jackpot was not won. Congratulations to Anne McGrath the lucky winner of €50 this week. Jackpot will be €2,350 next week. To join the Lotto, go to the Website and press the Lotto Button.

REFLECTION: Lent is a time to reflects on our relationship with Jesus – where is that relationship in my life at this particular time? It is a time to ask myself, when did I last have an experience of his God’s presence in my life? We can only be the light of God’s love and presence to others when we have allowed his light and love to touch our own lives. The experience of God’s presence sustained Abraham in his Faith Journey. The disciples Peter, James and John were strengthened by their experience of Jesus on the mountain in today’s gospel – as they were encouraged ‘to Listen to Him’.
In the words of the American poet, Amanda Gorman, we are all called to –‘….step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ in the heart of every one who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

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