Bulletin 24 March 2024

The Sacrament of Penance is offered after each of the Masses this weekend.

How to go to Confession?

1. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

2. It is ———— months/years since my last Confession.

3. These are my sins……

4. The priest suggests a penance which may be a prayer or an act of charity (the purpose of this penance is to underline the seriousness of our Confession and our resolve – with God’s grace – not to sin again.

5. Act of Sorrow (one suggested form): O my God, I am sorry for all my sins because they offend you who are so good and, with your help, I will not sin again. Amen

Examination of Conscience

Sin is an absence of love. We all fall short of the life of love that Jesus calls us to. We need to ask ourselves in what ways have I failed to love God and love others:

Do I make time for God in my daily life?

Do I speak to the Lord Jesus, who deeply desires to hear from me and talk to me. ·

Do I use the Holy Name of Jesus as a swear word? ·

Did I miss an opportunity to share my knowledge of the love of Jesus with someone who really needed to hear the Lord’s message of love. ·

Did I miss Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of obligation? ·

Am I kind and thoughtful in my relationships with family and friends? ·

Am I truthful in my conversations with others?

Did I take something that did not belong to me? ·

Do I remember that all people are created in the image and likeness of God? ·

Have I refused to forgive someone?

 

Sin is an absence of love.

We all fall short of the life of love that Jesus calls us to. We need to ask ourselves in what ways have I failed to love God and love others.

Lord Jesus have mercy on us and forgive us for the times when we have not loved You and not loved others. Amen.

Easter Collection

The collection at the Masses next weekend are part of the priests’ income. All weekend collections apart from Christmas and Easter go towards the running of the parish. Thanks in advance for your contribution to the priests’ income collection next weekend.

Coffee Morning Tuesday, 9th April

New Alpha Course begins Wednesday 10th April, at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre, Frankfield, and continues on subsequent Wednesdays.

Recent Deaths: Maureen Lonergan, late of Loreto Park; Ann Mullins, late of Fr Matthew Road. May they rest in peace. Our sympathies are with their families, friends and neighbours.