CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE and Feast also of Sts;Philip and James, Apostles. Collection to support education of our seminarians.Baptisms at 12.15.p.m.
BASICS THAT WILL KEEP US CLOSE TO THE RISEN JESUS AND BE A HELP IN DEVELOPING AN ATMOSPHERE FOR ROUSING UP VOCATIONS. IN THE PARISHES.
We all have responsibility for drawing vocations to priesthood from the community, for they are there, as always. Some very simple ideas and practices can create a very wholesome climate in which such can flourish.Romano Guardini a very profound spiritual writer,in the distant past, yet so practical, as always to be in tune, advised that we use simple signs in our daily Christian lives which can give such energy to a base from which all these gifts, like vocations come.These signs help us to read in outer form,the inner state; to read from the body what is in the soul; to read from the earthly process what is spiritual and hidden; living signs, objects and actions through which we can begin to grasp invisible grace at work in the life of church and liturgy.One of the sacred signs he dwells on as an example of great power is the sign of the Cross.Let us see what he advises.
" you can make the sign of the Cross and make it rightly.Nothing in the way of hasty waving of the hand, from which no one could understand what you are doing- no, a real sign of the Cross; slow, large, from forehead to breast, and from one shoulder to the other.Don`t you feel it takes in the whole of you?Gather up all thoughts and feelings into this sign, as it goes from forehead to breast;pull yourself together, as it goes from shoulder to shoulder.It covers the whole of you, body and soul; it gathers you up, dedicates you, sanctifies you. Why? Because it is the sign of the whole person and the sign of redemption. On the Cross our Lord redeemed all. Through the Cross, He makes holy the whole person, to the very last fibre of his being.That is why we cross ourselves before our prayers, so that the sign may pull us together and set us in order, may fix thoughts, heart and will in God. After prayers, we cross ourselves, so that what God has given us may stay with us.In temptation, that it may strengthen us;in danger that it may protect us; when a blessing is given, that the fullness of life from God, may be taken into our soul, and may consecrate all in it and make it fruitful.Think of this, when you make the sign of the Cross.It is the holiest sign there is.Make it carefully, slowly; make a large one, with recollection.For then it embraces your whole being, body and soul,your thoughts and your will, imagination and feeling, doing and resting; and in it, all will be strengthened, stamped, consecrated in the power of Christ, in the name of the Holy Trinity." Out of such a vibrant sign, life urges on a gift, like vocation to be cultivated,and which can thrive in its nourishing garden.
Fr.Patrick A. Moore P.P.VF.
Fr. B. Condron.C.C.
10.15 St. Peter's Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s
11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.
11.15. St.Michael's Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and
Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael's 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.
Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea.
Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl.
10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.
LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH
Collection for April 25th./26th.;Weekly Envelope €752.00 and Offertory Collection €501.71. St Peter`s €55.08.). Thanks to all who generously contribute each week and to each collection.May; Month dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church.U.N. Year of Astronomy.Year of St.Bernadette in Lourdes
Sunday 3rd.FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER and Feast of Sts; Philip and James,Apostles.World Day of Prayer for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. Collection taken up this weekend to help educate seminarians for diocese.Baptisms 12.15.p.m.
THE PASCHAL SEASON CONTINUES.
Monday 4th.Monday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast also of Sts;Conleth,John Houghton,Peregrine,Edmund Campion and the Blessed Martyrs of England and Wales.Mass at 10.00.a.m.
Wednesday 5th.Tuesday 4th.week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Asaph,Hilary of Arles, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice and Magdalene of Como.Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.
Wednesday 6th.Wednesday 4th. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Avia, Petronax,Dominic Savio,Theoclia and Edbert.
Thursday 7th.Thursday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;John of Beverly,Stanislaus, Hallavard and Flavius.2nd. Pauline Talk at 8.p.m.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I.
Friday.8th.Friday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Victor, Desideratus and Peter of Tarentaise.Pioneer Enrolments Parish Centre.8.p.m.
Saturday 9th.Saturday of 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Gregory, Gerontius and Pachominus.Mass at 10.00.a.m. Confessions after Mass, and at 3.p.m. and before, and after the Vigil Mass. 7.p.m. Polish Mass at 8.p.m.
Sunday 10th.FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.and Feast of Sts;Comghall,Antoninus,Majolus and Alphius.
MASS INTENTIONS (3rd.May to 10th. May 09.)
Sunday.3rd.Readings.Acts.4.8-12.Ps.117.I Jn 3.1-2. Jn.10.11-18..Mass.at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Peter Cassells Loughpark. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m.Ann.Michael O Reilly, Loughpark.10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s.St.Michael`s.11.15.a.m.Ann.John and Anne McLoughlin, Loughpark. Baptisms 12.15.p.m. Vocations Collection and Trocaire as well, if not already in.
Monday: 4th.Readings;Acts 11.1-18.Ps.41. Jn 10.11-18.Mass not at 8.15.a.m.but at 10.00.a.m.M.M. Maureen Gaffney, Water Lane.
Tuesday 5th.Readings.Acts.11.19-26. Ps.86. Jn.10.22-30.Mass at 8.15.a.m.M.M. Joanne Boylan, Glenview.Monthly Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.
Wednesday 6th.Readings.Acts 12.24-13.5.Ps.66. Jn.12.44-50.Mass at 8.15.a.m.
Thursday 7th.Readings.Acts 13.13-25.Ps.88.Jn.13.16-20.Mass at 8.15.a.m. Pauline Second Talk Parish Centre MCH at 8.p.m. All welcome.Legion of Mary meet in Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m..
Friday 8th. Readings.Acts;13.26-33. Ps.2.Jn.14.1-6. Mass at 8.15.a.m.Pioneer Enrolments in Parish Centre at 8.p.m.
Saturday 9th.Readings.Acts.13.44-52.Ps.97. Jn.14.7-14 Mass at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Jack, Moira and Josie Reynolds, Church St.Confessions after Mass,at 3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Decd. Cullen Family Members,Clashnakirka.Polish Mass at 8.p.m.
Sunday 10th.Readings.Acts 9.26-31.Ps.21. I Jn. 3.18-24. Jn.15.1-8 St.Peter`s.Mass at 10.15.a.m.Ann. Jimmy and Lily Thornton and decd family members.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.Gus Cullen and Mamie Doran, Mullingar Rd.Please continue to pray for all who are ill in the parish and for those who care for them.
Please pray for all who have died recently,Helen Cullen, late Clashnakirka and Londodn,all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES FOR THE WEEK.
Baptism preparation course on Third Wednesday at.8.p.m.
Those with babies for Baptism should register for this course
in the Parish Centre, two weeks beforehand.It will be run by the Multy Group,Wed,May 20th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.
Parish Centre Programme for week;May 3rd..to May 10th.
Monday 4th. Bowles MCH 8.p.m.
Tuesday 5th.Dancing Class 8.30.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. MCH.Room I. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.
Wednesday 6th.Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. Bowles MCH. 8.p.m.
Thursday 7th.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m. MCH. Pauline Talk. 8.p.m.Community Council 9-10.p.m. Room I.
Friday 8th.Block Booking .Pioneer Enrolment 8.p.m. MCH.
Sat. 9th/ Sunday 10th.Talent Competition both days. MCH
Catholic Newspapers available each weekend in parish. Please support.
Please purchase the paper in the church or from the kind members of the Legion of Mary who sell them in the parish.We thank them for this.
Altar Servers Group for the
week.May 3rd.Group 4.Boys. Ciaran Fagan, Oisin Weitzman,Jason Hannon and Michael Carroll.Servers are expected to be present on their week of duty.
Alcoholics Anonymous Group weekly meeting in Parish Centre. AA group will continue here on Tues,5th.at 8.30.p.m. in Room I. Parish Centre.To get information,please tel. 087.6282646 Bill.
Pope`s intentions for your prayer for the month of May.
That,the laity and Christian Communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations. That,the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord, for the gift of faith,may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church,offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world.
The Year of St.Paul in parish and area. Events planned and in place.
Talks on St.Paul in the Parish Centre continue on Thursday 7th.All welcome.Please come along to this very interesting and valuable time in our parish and deanery at 8.p.m.
Pioneer Gold and Silver Jubilarians; make contact re Pins for May.8th..
The local branch of the Pioneers wishes to hear from all who are 25 and 50 years pioneers before end April so that their pins can be arranged for conferring on May 8th.Confirmandi will also be enrolled that night.
Annual Lough Derg local pilgrimage. May 26th. 2009. Details for date.
Please contact Mary Fivey. 96.61506 or Mary Mulligan 043.81136 for booking from now on for Tues 26th May.
School enrolment for Sept.2009.Application forms now at school.
Parents are reminded they are welcome to call to school for forms, with a view to enrolling children for new school year in September.
Umbra Clothes Collection is on Thursday 7th May 12 noon at Church here.Clean clothes, properly packed and dropped off in time please.
Annual Alzheimer`s Tea Day in Fore Abbey Coffee Shop Thurs 7th.May. 11.00.a.m. to 5.00.p.m. Please remember those who cannot remember.
Kilnacrott Holy Trinity Abbey Novena.Please support. 05/05-30/06.7.30.p.m.