Thought for the Week
Welcome all on this fifth Sunday of Lent. Today’s readings focus on the approaching death of Jesus. Just as Jesus became the ‘promised messiah of glory’, by offering his life for others, we are true disciples of his, in the measure of our dying to self and our bearing fruit in loving service. I was very struck by a commentary I read earlier in the week on the prayer Jesus gave to us. The Our Father:
I cannot say Our if I live only for myself. I cannot say Father if I do not endeavour each day to act like His child. I cannot say Who Art in Heaven if I am laying up no treasure there. I cannot say Hallowed Be Thy Name if I am not striving for holiness. I cannot say Thy Kingdom Come if I am not doing all in my power to hasten that wonderful event. I cannot say Thy Will Be Done if I am disobedient to His word. I cannot say On Earth as it is in Heaven if I will not serve Him here and now. I cannot say Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread if I am dishonest or seeking things for my own comfort. I cannot say Forgive Us Our Trespasses if I harbour a grudge against anyone. I cannot say Lead Us Not into Temptation if I deliberately place myself in its path. I cannot say Deliver Us from Evil if I do not put on the whole armour of God’s protective love. (Author Unknown) Fr David
We are keen to enrol and train a new group of altar servers over the next few weeks. Those who have recently celebrated their First Communion are particularly welcome. Training for new altar servers will be provided by Josephine Bennett and Lester Barlow, who have both participated in Diocesan child safeguarding training. Parents of children, who would like to become altar servers, are invited to pick up a parental authorisation form from the parish office or the sacristy.
We urgently need volunteers for church cleaning, Web Committee, Youth Initiative Group and drivers for meals on wheels.
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Something Different for Lent
This is a DIY retreat in Lent for busy people based on the Sunday Gospel for each week of Lent– That requires nothing but a little bit of Time!
- For each of the Six Sundays of Lent there is a Reflection Sheet & a Bookmark that can be printed out (from the link below) or be picked up from the back of the Church for you to take and use (or indeed emailed to people is you so wish)
The observant will notice that there are 5 themes & six weeks – The sixth week, Palm Sunday will be a culmination of the 5 themes as we lead into Easter week. Enjoy
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52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531