3rd Sunday of Lent > C 20 March 2022
Months Mind: Billy Slater, Clonmel Road, Tipperary Town
Anniversaries: Billy White; Margaret Kelly; Joan O’Dwyer; Michael Ferris; Charles Tobin; Mary & Jo O’Dwyer; Josephine Kinane; John & Billy Merrigan; Elsie O’ Mahony; Julia Creedon; Ann O’Grady; Pat Bohan; Kevin McCrudden & deceased McCrudden & O’Riordan families; Jack Jones; Delia & John O’Donnell; John & Margaret Griffin; Nora Toomey; Jim Duffy; Pat O’Callaghan, Killybegs; Francis Crowe; Mary Murphy; Fr. Andy Kennedy; John C. Ryan; Teresa O’Donovan; Joseph Power; Daniel Power; Eddie &Helen O’Dwyer; Nora Lonergan; Jerry, Paddy & Alice O’Brien; Terry Moloney; David Ryan; Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu.
Sacrament of Confirmation: will be celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly in St. Michael’s Church next Sat 26th March in two ceremonies at 11.00am & 1.30pm. There will be no 10.15am mass or confession on next Saturday.
Ukraine Appeal: Donations can still be left in the collections boxes in the church for Ukraine. Mark envelopes ‘Ukraine’. Cheques can be made payable to St. Michael’s Parish and we can forward your donation for you.
Invitation: to do something for Our Lady: Commencement of a New Legion of Mary in Tipperary Town this Tuesday 22nd March in the Marian Hall at 2.30pm. “Come and See”..
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Wednesday in St. Michael’s Church 3.00pm – 6.00pm.
Trócaire Boxes: Are available at the back of the church. Please take one home as a reminder of our Lenten Journey,
Parish Lotto: 13 17 19 21 – Jackpot was not won. Congratulations to Denis & Mary Kelly the lucky dip winner of €50 this week. Jackpot will be €2,450 next week. To join the Lotto, go to www.stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie
Tipperary Active Retirement Association: Committee meeting on Mon 28th March at 11am & members meeting on Fri 1st April at 11am in the Community Centre, Michael’s Street. Golf Club outing on April 12th at 2pm.
Lenten Reflection The pilgrimage of Lent continues, the journey between the wilderness of conflict and the mountain of meeting with the glory of God. Today’s gospel is at once a warning on the need to repent and an encouragement on the basis that God, like a patient gardener, will help the sinner to bear fruit again. God is not vindictive and personal sufferings or mishaps should not be seen as punishment sent from heaven. God prefers to see the return of the sinner and will always facilitate that journey in all of us. (Silvester O’ Flynn OFM Cap.)
Prayer for the people of Ukraine Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, For all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world; that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways, so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.
Our Lady, Queen of Peace, pray for us!
Our Lady of Kyiv, pray for us!