Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family!
As part of the preparation for World Meeting of Families the Parish Pastoral Council are running 6 sessions on Let’s Talk Family over Lent using engaging short videos, animations and activities to encourage discussion, it will offer us as a parish a time to think about our vision and hopes for family and marriage, and a chance to rediscover the gift that family is to the world.
The programme will also challenge us to reflect on how we can provide greater support for marriage and family in our local communities. In particular, Pope Francis has asked us to think about support for newly married couples and outreach to families in need. Who should attend? If you have a child preparing for a sacrament (baptism, communion, and confirmation) it’s for you!
First session starts Wednesday 28th February and 7:30pm in Day chapel.
Family Mass Children’s liturgy group:
The children’s liturgy group has started again for the Lenten Season at 11.30am mass. All children and their parents welcome to this child-friendly service in the day chapel. New volunteers also required – if you are interested please come along.
Do This in Memory Programme
The next Mass for the Do This in Memory Programme is on Sunday 4th March @ 11.30am. Preparation meeting on Tuesday 27th February @ 8pm in the Church.
We sympathise with the families of Ciaran Rogan, Claire Gavin and John Maughan who passed away recently. May they rest in peace.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
Every Sunday of Lent from 2p.m to 5p.maswell as our usual weekly Thursday from 7a.m to 10p.m in the Day Chapel. All Welcome!
Refreshments after Mass in the Day Chapel
Refreshements will be available every Wednesday after 9am mass. Please feel free to drop in after mass, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, biscuits and a chat with us.
Rush Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes:
Departs 2nd September 2018 for 5 nights with accommodation in the Hotel Solitude. Special group price of €739 per person sharing. Please leave name into the office.
All primary school children in the Parish will have received a Trocaire Box to take home. For those families who didn’t they are available in the porch at the main entrance of the Church.
Opening Hours: 9am – 11am, Mon – Fri. Mass Intentions left in please also include phone number.. Please note the office will be closed on Tuesday 27th February.
Envelope Collection for Sunday 18th February amounted to €1,140.Thank you for your generosity.
Choose Life 2018:
Each week we will issue some copies of the resource from the Catholic Communications Office. Its purpose is to encourage discussion in families on the value of every human life. Issue 1 is printed and available beside the newsletter. To access videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.
Seasonal Flu and Colds:
Some parishioners feel uncomfortable about shaking hands at the Sigh of Peace, they are very welcome to wish others the Peace of Christ without hand contact (with a smile or a bow) Please accept the sign in whatever way it is offered, as no offence is intended.