First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion yesterday. May it mark a significant step in their relationship with Jesus that will see them through so many different experiences as they grow up. May it bring many blessings on their families and their school, Bunscoil Chriost Ri. ‘I am the bread of life, says Jesus, the one who comes to me will never be hungry; the one who believes in me will never thirst’ May First Communion Day be the occasion for all of us to be renewed in our faith and commitment to the Eucharist.
Second Collection next weekend
The Mission and Ministry special collection takes place at Masses on 20th /21st May. People have always been very generous to this collection: Last year it amounted to €35,600 across the diocee and this is much appreciated.
Recently Eilís Casey has taken up the role of Parish Life co-ordinator and will soon be joined by a colleague in the role of Faith Formation. Both roles are part of the Office for Mission and Ministry and are funded from this collection.
The Office for Mission and Ministry will support/resource parishes and Families of Parishes with training of new Parish Pastoral Councils, baptismal teams, support funeral ministry, and facilitate one-off workshops on such things as Ministers of the Word and Eucharist, altar servers, choirs and music ministry, Alpha courses etc. As we renew our diocese, the need for such vital supports is becoming more evident and all these need to be funded.
Parish Data Base
We have been made aware that some parishioners’ names and addresses are not on our data base and, for this reason, they did not receive the recent letter requesting the Spring Dues. This is an opportunity to update our list of parishioners. If you did not receive a letter and would like to be included on the parish register of parishioners, please let us have your name/s and address, either by email or by handing it into the sacristy or N° 1, the Presbytery. Again, I wish to thank all those who contribute to the dues and the Christmas and Easter collections, which go towards the priest’s income. A special thanks to those who did not receive a letter but took advantage of the availability of envelopes in the Church to make their contribution.