Thought for the Week
Mass of Healing
Today we welcome all who are attending our annual Mass of healing for the sick. As members of the Church, we are not excused from our vocation to be healers. We do our share of Christ’s healing mission by visiting the sick, by praying for their healing, and by boosting their morale with our loving presence, words of encouragement and inspiration. Thus, we may enable them to experience the compassion of Jesus the healer. Jesus accepts us as we are. Hence, let us bring before him our bodily illnesses and spiritual wounds and ask for his healing touch. We remember in prayer all who work in the medical profession - doctors, nurses and medical technicians. And we offer a prayer to Christ The Divine Healer, that we may choose the right doctor, who will make the correct diagnosis, and prescribe the correct treatment. Let us not forget the truth, that Christ still works wonders of healing. Let us also thank God for the great gift of health and use it for helping those who are sick.Today’s readings speak of the gift of life, both physical and spiritual, that God has given us. They urge and challenge us to be grateful for our health in body and soul and to use God’s gifts of life and health responsibly. 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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Church Planting day & Family BBQ
Date for your diary!! We are having a Church garden Planting day followed by a BBQ for all the family on Thursday 9th July from 3pm to 6:30pm in the courtyard of the Church. All are welcome to come along and help with the planting. If you want to donate a flower, plant, shrub, bulbs, seeds, compost, etc leave them into the parish office or sacristy beforehand. So COME ALONG, Spread the word and we'll see you there!!
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|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