Our God

Fr Terry writes: It is very easy to think we can cut God down to our size. That may sound bizarre but it happens when we create God in our own image; a God who reflects our values, who boosts our ego, who never challenges us. Today's scripture gives us pause for thought. In the first reading from Exodus, Moses covers his face, afraid to look at the burning bush which symbolises the divine presence. God, it is clear, is awesome. Yet God is not remote, but one who sees the suffering of the Hebrew slaves and promises to bring them freedom. This is God who has slowly revealed himself in history, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob. Even so, God is greater than the greatest human understanding, for

Third Sunday in Lent (Year C) 24th March 2019

Third Sunday in Lent (Year C) 24th March 2019 MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 23rd March 6.00 pm Vigil John Harrington, 1st Anniv Sun 24th March 8.30 am Fr Kevin Ryan, intns 10 am People of the Parish 12 noon Frank McHugh, RIP Mon 25th March THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 10 am Meally family, intns Tue 26th March 10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP Wed 27th March 10 am Tom Lobo, RIP Thu 28th March 10 am Eddie Caddle, RIP Fri 29th March 10

Lenten Learners

Fr Terry writes: The preface is the long part between Holy Holy Holy and the Eucharistic prayer itself. Today’s preface is special for the first Sunday in Lent. It says that ‘By abstaining 40 long days from earthly food, he [Jesus Christ] consecrated through his fast the pattern of our Lenten observance.’ My eye was caught that word abstained. It’s not a word that you hear often these days. To abstain means to deprive yourself of something that you could justifiably have. Something to which you could help yourself. It means that you ration yourself, or deny yourself something. It could be food, it could be alcohol or tobacco, it could be a simple pleasure like going to the cinema – yes, I ha

First Sunday in Lent (Year C) 10th March 2019

First Sunday in Lent (Year C) 10th March 2019 MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 9th March 6.00 pm Vigil Joseph Brohan, RIP Sun 10th March 8.30 am Dorothy Breen,RIP 10 am Donald Alagiah, anniv 12 noon People of the Parish Mon 11th March 10 am Joseph Brohan, RIP Tue 12th March 10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP Wed 13th March 10 am Tom Lobo, RIP Thu 14th March 10 am Funeral Mass of Edward Caddle Fri 15th March 10 am Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP Sat 16th March 10 am Dan Meally, intns Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm NB no confession Sat 9th morning because of first communion confessions Exposition and Benediction: Thurs. 10.30-10.45 am & Saturdays 5.30-5.55 pm Parish Collection last we

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