1st March 2015 – 2nd Sunday of Lent (B)


He was transfigured before them

Listening:  Lent is a time for letting go and today’s readings make the point very well. If we are to come to know God and the meaning of real love, then we must learn to let go of our certainties and insisting on having things our own way. Abraham and Jesus both learned to entrust everything into the hands of God the Father, even when this appeared to lead to the end of everything they had hoped for. God in Jesus would have us understand that he is with us in every moment of our lives and each moment, whether at the top of the mountain or in Gethsemane, is sacred. If we are to understand this, we must develop the art of doing what the Father has asked us and that is the art of listening, really listening to his Son.   ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to him.‘

Pilgrimage to Callan, Co. Kilkenny & Mt Sion, Waterford city in the footsteps of Blessed Edmund Rice. Sun. 8th March. Bus departs Mardyke House at 8.30am. Returns 6.30pm. €25, includes lunch. To book contact 086-0898120,

“Do this in Memory”  Meeting with Parent Representatives in Fr.Kerry’s house on this Monday 2nd March at 7.30pm

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes are available at the back of the Church,

Confessions:   Saturdays: after the 10am Mass & after Saturday Vigil Mass or ask one of the priests at any time.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Maisie Brady, Friars Rd,  Chrissie O’Sullivan, Mercier Pk. and Mary Deasy, Greenhills Court  who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families

The Matt Talbot Novena continues on the Thursdays of Lent  at 7.30 p.m. in the Way of the Cross Church, Togher details on notice board at back of Church

A New Men’s Shed: A further discussion will take place in the Ballyphehane Community Centre on Friday 6th March at 3:30pm in relation to creating a new Men’s Shed.  All our welcome.  Please contact Cllr. Paudie Dineen’s Secretary 086 0269266

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:  A  Parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land  is in the planning for the 21st October 2016 with a flight direct from Shannon to Tel Aviv  – a trip and experience of a lifetime –   If you are interested give your name in the Sacristy as we would like to have numbers  before we offer places to other parishes.

First Friday:  Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy will visit the sick and house bound this coming Thursday & Friday at the usual times.   If you would like a visit please contact us.

What-is-Lent-1Lent:  Weekday Masses 10am & 6pm.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays after the 10.00 am Mass until 11.00 am.  Morning & Evening Prayer of the Church on Fridays during Lent after the 10am &  6pm Masses

First Confessions:  The Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri will  make their First Confession on Tues. 3rd March at 7.30pm. We remember them their parents and teachers.

Anointing of the Sick: will take place at the 10am Mass next Saturday 7th March

Request:   If you are a Secondary Student and would like to lead us in the Prayers of  the Faithful  at Mass on the Saturdays and Sundays  of Lent will they give Sharon a call   087 7940507.  Many Thanks,

Synod of Bishops:  We thank those who came to the meeting and helped prepare our response to the Synod preparation  document on The Family

Taize:  There will be prayer and reflection in the Presentation Brothers Chapel in Maiville Tec. this Monday 2nd March at 8pm.  All are welcome.

Parish Library  is reopening.  Members of the Parish Assembly  will be at the table at the back of the Church after the Masses this weekend.

happy-mothers-dayMothers Day in on Sunday 15th March. The 12 noon Mass on the day will be offered for all Mothers living and deceased.   Special Cards will be available in the sacristy and the office during the week and next weekend.

Beginning Experience: is a worldwide specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce.The next weekend is on at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th April.   Information  087 9886480 .

 South Parish Historical Society:   Monthly meeting Wed. 4th March
See notice at back of Church