YEAR OF MERCY As the Jubilee Year of Mercy continues until November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King, we keep in mind the words of Pope Francis on the first day of the Jubilee: “This Extraordinary Year is itself a gift of grace. To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them. It is he who seeks us! It is he who comes to encounter us! This will be a year in which we grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy! But that is the truth. We have to put mercy before judgment, and in any event God’s judgement will always be in the light of his mercy. In passing through the Holy Door, then, may we feel that we ourselves are part of this mystery of love, of tenderness. Let us set aside all fear and dread, for these do not befit men and women who are loved. Instead, let us experience the joy of encountering that grace which transforms all things.”
Ordination to Priesthood: Our Congratulations to Pat Nugent who was ordained to the Priesthood for our Diocese this Saturday June 4th, at the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen. Fr. Pat will celebrate his First Mass this Sunday June 5th, in Curraheen at 6pm. All are invited to this Mass. Evan O’Brien a clerical student for the Diocese, from the Parish of Mahon, was ordained a Deacon in Maynooth on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Evin will, God willing, be ordained to the Priesthood next year.
Parents & Friends Association of Bunscoil Chríost Rí: Annual Fund raiser Friday 10th June at 8pm at the Beer Garden Pub Why not end the school year on a summer high and come along – Finger Food will be provided free of charge. Lots of summer filled spot prizes to be won ! Your support will be appreciated.
Exams: The Leaving & Junior Cert. Exams begin on this Wed. 8th June out thoughts and prayers are with all those doing exams and our 10am Mass on Wednesday will be offered for them.
Down Syndrome : Our thanks to all who made Ice Cream Day such a success last Sunday. €711 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland. Our thanks to our Parish Assembly who organised the event and all who contributed. Well done.
Pioneers: Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer Diocesan Mass which will take place at 8p.m. in St.Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd. Contact Sorcha on 0863642619 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd Mass will be celebrated in St. James’s Cemetery, on Tues. 21st June at 7.30 p.m.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Masie Murphy, Mercier Pk.,Liam O’Callaghan, Doyle Rd. Josephine (Jo) O’Shea, Slievemish Park and Frances Charles Marie Place, Windmill Road who died recently and Nancy Allen (nee Daly) late of Turner’s Cross who died in England. We extend our sympathy to their families.
Lourdes: Fr. Billy travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage on Saturday 11th June. Our good wishes and prayers go with him. Petitions to be placed at the Grotto may be put in envelopes – no money –and placed in the box at the altar rail before 6pm Thur. 9th June.
Bulletin: Dear Readers, there will only be a short Parish Bulletin until the end of August. We wish you all a happy, enjoyable and safe Summer. Every good wish and blessing, from – The Bulletin Team.
Eucharistic Procession: Congratulations to all who participated in the Corpus Christi procession last Sunday and gave public witness to the faith of the parish.
Ministers of the Eucharist: Can collect their Rota for the coming weeks in the Sacristy.