Thought for the Week
A professor taught Mathematics at a University for many years. Before giving a test, the professor would admonish his class, “Today I am giving two examinations—one in trigonometry and the other in honesty. I hope you will pass them both, fulfilling your obligations to your teacher and to your God. If you fail, fail for trigonometry!” There are many good people in the world who can’t pass trigonometry, but there are not many people in the world who cannot pass the examination of honesty the debt we owe to God.” This piece of advice sounds like what Jesus said in today’s Gospel: "Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar -- and to God what belongs to God." Pope Francis will officially declare Pope Paul VI Blessed today Sunday, October 19th, during the closing Mass of the 3rd Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. I have just returned from Rome, where we were present at the general audience. Pope Francis was a delight to see and hear. We are reminded today to live out fully our baptismal grace on this World Mission Sunday. Fr David
Pastoral Challenges to the Family - Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation is an extraordinary document which has sent by the Vatican to all National Bishops Conferences across the world. Pope Francis is asking parishes, people, dioceses, countries to reflect on the questions and make submissions in advance of the Synod of Bishops next year. Find out more by clicking here >>
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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Free Music Workshop
Invitation to all and any church, school, groups/choirs/singer/musicians that are interested - about this Monday! Promises to be a good night.
Steve Warner, Folk Choir Director at the University of Notre Dame, is offering a free music workshop in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Harold's Cross on Monday 20th October at 7-9pm, hosted by the parish group of Harold's Cross, Mount Argus and Rathmines. All are welcome.
|Mon - Fri:||10.00am, 5.45pm (no evening Mass July / August )|
|Sat:||10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil|
|12.30pm, 6.00pm (Folk Mass),|
Parish Office Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 12noon
52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531