30 March 2009

Coming up in Croí Nua.

Wednesday Lecture


Passion for Freedom

Friar Joseph Walsh ofm

April 1st 8.00p.m. Croi Nua

Palm Sunday

Preparing for Holy Week

Croi Nua April 5th 10.00-5.00

Croi Nua 7th April 8.00p.m.


Croí Nua is the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Spirituality Centre at Rosary Lane, Taylor's Hill, opposite the entrance to the Dominican Primary and Secondary School. The no.2 bus stops nearby.


News from Arthritis Ireland.

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Arthritis Ireland Galway Branch

Monthly Meeting

Arthritis Ireland Galway Branch will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday 7th April 2009 at 7.30pm in Arus Naofa, Renmore. Valerie Flattery , an Occupational Therapist will be our guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Interested in working with Accord to become a Pre- Marriage Course Facilitator?

Full training provided.

Please call 091 562331 or email accordgalway@eircom.net if you would like to attend our information evening on Wednesday April 22nd, in Accord,

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre,

Arus de Brun, Newtownsmith.


29 March 2009

This week is Organ Donor Awareness Week, please support.

Show your support by buying a forget me not, and, best of all, pick up an organ donor card. Thanks to all who supported and took part in the Annual Mass in our church today at 12:15.

Visit: www.ika.ie

28 March 2009

Mass Intentions for the Week ahead, March 29th.

Saturday 28th March 7.30p.m. 1. Breege Fahy

2. John Michael Hanrahan

Sunday 9.30 a.m. Liam Keane

29th March 11.00 a.m. Bernard Sullivan

12.15 p.m. Thanksgiving Mass for Irish Kidney

Assocation, Organ Donors and families.

6.30 p.m. Colman Sweeney

Monday 30th March 10.00 a.m Stephen Conway and deceased

members of Conway and Murphy



Tuesday 31st March 10.00 a.m. 1. Sick and 2. Martha McCaffrey


Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Eileen & Tom Forde and daughter

1st April and daughter Valerie. ________________________________________________________________

Thursday 2nd April 10.00 a.m. Desmond Donovan


Friday 3rd April 10.00 a.m.

7.30 p.m. Catherine Keane


Saturday 4th April 7.30p.m. 1. Stuart Murphy

2. Pat Harrington

Sunday Palm Sunday 9.30 a.m. Brother Fidelis (Months Mind Mass)

5th April 11.00 a.m. 1. Charles, Maureen & Bunny Devlin.

2. Winifred & Philip O’Gorman.

12.15 p.m Francis, Michael John Jnr & Snr.

Tom, Dominick and Patsy Healy.

6.30 p.m. Fred Knight

This week..... don't forget!!

The series of Lenten talks continue in the Pastoral Centre.

Monday 30th; Pauline Logue Collins, Ph.D. Theology "Wisdom from the Margins"

April 6th; Bishop Martin Drennan, "The Christian Response to Suffering"

The Diocesan Pastoral Centre is on Newtownsmith, beside The Mercy Convent Secondary School. The no. 2, 4, 5 and 7 buses all stop nearby (Cathedral or The Abbey Stop). You'll always find a link to The Pastoral Centre in the menu bar at the side of this page.





Kids Corner, March 29th.

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Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent.

FIRST READING Jeremiah 31:31-34

See, the days are coming - it is the Lord who speaks - when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah, but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors on the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant of mine, so I had to show them who was master. It is the Lord who speaks. No, this is the covenant I will make with the House of Israel when those days arrive - it is the Lord who speaks. Deep within them I will plant my Law, writing it on their hearts. Then I will be their God and they shall be my people. There will be no further need for neighbour to try to teach neighbour, or brother to say to brother, 'Learn to know the Lord!' No, they will all know me, the least no less than the greatest - it is the Lord who speaks - since I will forgive their iniquity and never call their sin to mind.

Response: A pure heart create for me, O God.

1. Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offence.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin. Response

2. A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit. Response

3. Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervour sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you. Response

SECOND READING Hebrews 5:7-9

During his life on earth, Christ offered up prayer and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears, to the one who had the power to save him out of death, and he submitted so humbly that his prayer was heard. Although he was Son, he learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation.

Gospel Acclamation Jn 12:26

Glory and praise to you, O Christ !
If a man serves me, says the Lord, he must follow me;
whwrever I am, my servant will be there too.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ !

GOSPEL John 12:20 -30

Among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. These approached Philip, who came from Bethsaida in Galilee, and put this request to him, 'Sir, we should like to see Jesus.' Philip went to tell Andrew, and Andrew and Philip together went to tell Jesus. Jesus replied to them:

'Now the hour has come
for the Son of Man to be glorified.
I tell you, most solemnly,
unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain;
but if it dies,
it yields a rich harvest.
Anyone who loves his life loses it;
anyone who hates his life in this world
will keep it for the eternal life.
If a man serves me, he must follow me,
wherever I am, my servant will be there too.
If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.
Now my soul is troubled.
What shall I say:
Father, save me from this hour?
But it was for this very reason that! have come to this hour.
Father, glorify your name!'

A voice came from heaven, 'I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.
People standing by, who heard this, said it was a clap of thunder; others said, 'It was an angel speaking to him.'

Jesus answered, 'It was not for my sake that this voice came, but for yours.

'Now sentence is being passed on this world;
now the prince of this world is to be overthrown.
And when I am lifted up from the earth,
I shall draw all men to myself.'
By these words he indicated the kind of death he would die.

Summer time..... don't forget!

Summer time will begin at 1.00am tomorrow.

All clocks and watches should be put forward one hour at that time.

Summer time will end at 1.00am on Sunday, October 25th, 2009.

Earth Hour 2009.

On March 28, 2009 at 8:30 pm, around a billion people across the world will turn out their lights for one hour to help highlight climate change. But here in Ireland we can do even more.

In just 10 minutes you can find out what your carbon number is by visiting the website below. You'll also find some great, easy-to-follow tips and ideas on how you can lower it and help change our future. This Earth Hour, together we can make a difference.



Cope Galway needs your help.

As part of its Reach Out Campaign COPE Galway is carrying out a survey to see how well we know our neighbours. With people moving house more frequently then ever there is anecdotal evidence that people are losing touch with their neighbours. We would appreciate if you could take a few moments to complete this short survey. Please click on the link below. If the link does not work for you please log onto www.copegalway.ie and select link on right hand side to short survey.


What is Cope?

COPE Galway is community based diocesan organization which enables the people of Galway to recognize and address the challenges posed by inequality and isolation in society.We work with partners in the community to provide targeted services –including a refuge for women and children affected by domestic violence, accommodation for homeless people and sustenance and social supports for older people at home. Our fund raising and outreach activities aim to secure the financial and logistical support required to deliver essential services while promoting public awareness and encouraging positive community engagement.

Youth Pilgrimage Walk.

The 2nd European Franciscan Meeting

on foot from Léon to Santiago de Compostela

9-15 August 2009

What is it?

A meeting of young people (aged 18-30) from all over Europe, organized by the Franciscans. It will be a time of pilgrimage; a time to meet, to journey, to witness to Joy.

Where and when?

At Santiago de Compostela (Spain) at the tomb of the Apostle Saint James, where Saint Francis went on pilgrimage. August 9-15, 2009.

Contact the Pilgrimage Team at

Franciscan Friary
Francis Street
Co Clare.

Phone: 065-6828751
E-mail: friars.ennis@eircom.net


Check out - http://www.tau2009.es/IAGO09es/Iago09english/santiago2009.htm

Cura Galway seeks volunteers.

Unexpected Pregnancy is Hard to Face

Cura Galway seeks Volunteers

Cura Galway seeks volunteers for their centre at
Arus de Brun, Newtownsmith, Galway who are
willing to commit to 8 hours per month after training

If you are interested in our work in crisis pregnancy
counselling please contact your local centre at 091- 562558
Or write to Centre Coordinator, Cura, Árus de Brún, Newtownsmith,
Galway. for an application form before Tuesday 21st April.

curagalway@eircom.net www.cura.ie

21 March 2009

March 22nd, Happy Mother's Day!

Mass Intentions for the week ahead, March 22nd.

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GREAT Day of Reflection on the Eucharist coming on April 4th.

What better way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter than spend a day reflecting on the great mystery of The Eucharist? Well, you'll get the chance on April 4th in our church. Click on the leaflets above to zoom in and find out all the details.

Readings for this Sunday, March 22nd 2009.

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This Sunday is not only Mother's Day, but Laetare Sunday, a day of a lighter mood in the midst of the journey of Lent, and a day when we are called upon to renew our zeal, and up the ante in preparation for Holy Week and the great Feast of Easter.

Kids Corner.


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Don't forget, First Confession is on Wednesday, April 1st at 12 noon!

20 March 2009

Year of Vocation- Our Ordinands.

We would be most grateful if you could include the following men in your prayers over the coming weeks.

1. Rev. Martin Whelan, Ardrahan, who will be ordained Priest for the Diocese on the 7th June 2009 in St. Teresa’s Church, Labane (Martin was with us last summer in the Sacred Heart).

2. Patrick O’Donohue, Lisdoonvarna, who will be ordained Deacon for the Diocese on Easter Monday, 11th April in the Church of Sant’Agata de’Goti, Rome.

3. Rev. Patrick Madden, Moycullen, who will be ordained Priest for the Diocese of Portsmouth in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Moycullen, on the 2nd May.

4. Brother Sean Duggan, Renmore, who made his Final Profession for the Redemptorists on the 15th March last will be ordained Deacon in Dublin on 30th May and who will be ordained Priest in Dundalk on the 6th December.

5. Padraic Higgins, Castlegar, who will be ordained Deacon for the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas on the 25th July in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & St. Nicholas, Galway.

You'll get all the links for the Year of Vocation on the menu bar, at the side of this page. Don't forget the Open Day in St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, on Sunday, May 3rd. Monsignor Malachy, Father David, or Sister Catherine are always happy to meet anyone who is considering a vocation to priesthood or religious life.

Help cancer sufferers and research, Daffodil Day 09.

Don't forget to support Daffodil Day today, and hep cancer sufferers and research. Log onto www.cancer.ie 

Sympathies, Séan Duffy, R. I. P.

Your prayers are asked today for the repose of the soul of Séan Duffy, New Hampshire, U.S.A., and formerly of Knocknacarra. Séan died on March 5th, and a Memorial Mass will be held for him this Sunday, March 22nd, at 12 noon, in St. Ignatius' Church, Sea Road (The Jes). Séan is the brother of the late Frank of Sunset Lodge, Letteragh, whose Funeral Mass took place in our church in September.

'Rising you restored our life....'

19 March 2009

Trócaire's Message for the Fourth Week of Lent in English and Gaeilge.

In the Old Testament we hear many stories of exile. The Jewish people were very familiar with being forced to flee from their home. The exiles to Babylon and to Egypt are the most famous examples of this. They knew what it was to be without the comfort and security of being in their own home. Jesus too was familiar with the type of experience Khalid had. He was a refugee as a child in Egypt and all throughout his public ministry he was an itinerant preacher.

Since 1962 Burma has been ruled by the army who have continued to attack religious and ethnic minorities, burning villages, arresting people and forcing thousands into forced labour. Almost 1 million people have been forced to leave their homes and more than 150,000 have fled to temporary refugee camps along the Thai/Burma border.
Trócaire continues to campaign for change in Burma while also supporting and educating those living in refugee camps. This Lent we ask that you support the people of Burma and other oppressed minorities around the world by donating to Trócaire this Lent. For more information log onto www.trocaire.org/lent

Insítear go leor scéalta sa Sean-Tiomna maidir le deoraíocht. Bhí sean-taithí ar na Giúdaigh ar bheith díbeartha óna mbaile. Is iad deoraíocht na nGiúdach sa Bhablóin agus san Éigipt na samplaí is cáiliúla. Thuig siad go maith an easpa shócúlacht agus sábháilteacht a bhíonn ann nuair nach féidir leat fanacht i do theach cónaithe féin.

Tá Burma faoi riail an airm ó 1962 ar aghaidh; arm a dhéanann ionsaithe ar mhionlaigh reiligiúnacha agus eitneacha, a loisceann sráidbhailte, a ghabhann daoine mar phríosúnaigh agus a bhrúnn na mílte daoine isteach in obair éigeantais. Díbríodh beagnach milliúin duine óna mbailte agus tá breis agus 15,000 acu anois i gcampaí sealadacha do theifigh ar an teorainn idir Burma agus an Téalainn.

Leanfaidh Trócaire leis an bhfeachtas atá againn le coinníollacha níos fearr a bhaint amach i mBurma, agus leanfaimid freisin le hoideachas agus tacaíocht a chur ar fáil dóibh siúd atá ina gcónaí sna campaí do theifigh. An Carghas seo, iarraimid do thacaíocht ar a son. www.trocaire.org/lent

18 March 2009


The series of Lenten talks continue in the Pastoral Centre.

Monday 23rd: Mrs Mary Trench, Tuam Diocese, "Her own Faith Journey"

Monday 30th; Pauline Logue Collins, Ph.D. Theology "Wisdom from the Margins"

April 6th; Bishop Martin Drennan, "The Christian Response to Suffering"

The Diocesan Pastoral Centre is on Newtownsmith, beside The Mercy Convent Secondary School. The no. 2, 4, 5 and 7 buses all stop nearby (Cathedral or The Abbey Stop). You'll always find a link to The Pastoral Centre in the menu bar at the side of this page.





Sunday March 22nd, 10.00a.m.-5.00p.m.


For more information:

(091)520960 or (087)6833195

Email: croinuacentre@eircom.net


The Croí Nua Spirituality Centre is on Rosary Lane in Taylor's Hill, opposite Taylor's Hill Primary and Secondary School (Scoil Rois and The Dominican Convent). The no. 2 bus will take you there.

15 March 2009

Our Mass Times for St. Patrick's Day.

Monday, March 16th, Vigil Mass at 7:30.
Tuesday, March 17th, Masses at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:15. NO EVENING MASS.

You'll get the intentions for these Masses, and all the rest of the weeks intentions and Masses, by scrolling down to the posting Mass intentions for the week ahead.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Indian Community Monthly Mass.

The Indian Community will have their Monthly Mass this Wednesday, March 18th, in the church, beginning at 5:30 with Confessions, and followed by a get-together. The weekly prayer group and get-together continues every Friday at 6:30 in the upstairs prayer room at the church. 

13 March 2009

This Years Trócaire Lenten Campaign, Third Sunday of Lent, in English and Gaeilge.

In this Sunday’s gospel we meet an angry Jesus. Sometimes it can be good to pause with the following questions; what today in our world would make our God of love and compassion angry? Columbia is perhaps just one place on our planet where there is a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering and hardship. It is one of the world's worst humanitarian ‘hotspots’. More than four decades of conflict have forced about three million people from their homes in the countryside and left thousands more dead or injured. Perhaps the pain of the people living here causes God to feel angry. In response to this suffering, Trócaire is committed to improving life for those caught up in the crossfire, by supplying basic emergency assistance such as food, water and shelter. Trócaire is also helping communities to campaign for their human rights and for peace and is helping them back on their feet with small agricultural and animal projects.

Please help Trócaire continue this lifeline to people in Colombia and around the world. Pick up a Trócaire box and support out Lenten campaign. www.trocaire.org

Castar Íosa feargach orainn i soiscéal na seachtaine seo. Uaireanta is fiú dúinn seasamh siar le roinnt machnaimh a dhéanamh; maidir leis an domhain sa lá atá inniu ann, cad iad na rudaí a chuirfeadh fearg ar Dhia lán ghrá agus atrua? Is í an Cholóim ceann de na háiteanna ar domhain ina bhfuil an t-uafás fulaingt agus cruatan nach bhfuil aon chall leis. Tá sí mar cheann de na láithreacha is measa ar domhain maidir le géarchéim dhaonnúil. I ndiaidh níos mó ná daichead bhliain de choimhlint, tá thart ar trí mhilliún de mhuintir na tuaithe i ndiaidh a tithe a fhágáil agus tá na mílte eile fágtha gortaithe nó marbh. Seans go gcuirfeadh pian muintir na Colóime fearg ar Dhia. Mar fhreagra ar an bhfulaingt seo, tá Trócaire tiomanta i leith saoil na ndaoine atá thíos leis de dheasca na coimhlinte a fheabhsú. Déanfaidh siad seo trí chabhair bhunúsach a chur ar fáil dóibh; bia, uisce agus dídean, mar shampla. Chomh maith leis sin, cabhróidh Trócaire leis na pobail seo feachtais a chur ar bun lena gcearta daonna a éileamh agus síocháin a lorg, agus cabhróidh siad leo le tionscadail bheaga talmhaíochta agus feirmeoireachta a chur ar bun.

Le do thoil, cabhraigh le Trócaire tacaíocht leanúnach a chur ar fáil do mhuintir na Colóime, agus daoine i gcruatan ar fud na cruinne. Faigh bosca Trócaire agus tacaigh len bhfeachtas don Charghas; féach www.trocaire.org

Preparing for our National Saint's Day.

Our Novena Prayer to St. Patrick. Click to zoom and print, or you'll find them at the doors of the church.

Kids Corner.

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Have fun with the Crossword!

Year of Vocation Open Day in Maynooth.

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Pope Benedict's Message for Lent 2009, Part 3, The Final Part.

The faithful practice of fasting contributes, moreover, to conferring unity to the whole person, body and soul, helping to avoid sin and grow in intimacy with the Lord. Saint Augustine, who knew all too well his own negative impulses, defining them as “twisted and tangled knottiness” (Confessions, II, 10.18), writes: “I will certainly impose privation, but it is so that he will forgive me, to be pleasing in his eyes, that I may enjoy his delightfulness” (Sermo 400, 3, 3: PL 40, 708). Denying material food, which nourishes our body, nurtures an interior disposition to listen to Christ and be fed by His saving word. Through fasting and praying, we allow Him to come and satisfy the deepest hunger that we experience in the depths of our being: the hunger and thirst for God.
At the same time, fasting is an aid to open our eyes to the situation in which so many of our brothers and sisters live. In his First Letter, Saint John admonishes: “If anyone has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, yet shuts up his bowels of compassion from him – how does the love of God abide in him?” (3,17). Voluntary fasting enables us to grow in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, who bends low and goes to the help of his suffering brother (cf. Encyclical Deus caritas est, 15). By freely embracing an act of self-denial for the sake of another, we make a statement that our brother or sister in need is not a stranger. It is precisely to keep alive this welcoming and attentive attitude towards our brothers and sisters that I encourage the parishes and every other community to intensify in Lent the custom of private and communal fasts, joined to the reading of the Word of God, prayer and almsgiving. From the beginning, this has been the hallmark of the Christian community, in which special collections were taken up (cf. 2 Cor 8-9; Rm 15, 25-27), the faithful being invited to give to the poor what had been set aside from their fast (Didascalia Ap., V, 20,18). This practice needs to be rediscovered and encouraged again in our day, especially during the liturgical season of Lent.
From what I have said thus far, it seems abundantly clear that fasting represents an important ascetical practice, a spiritual arm to do battle against every possible disordered attachment to ourselves. Freely chosen detachment from the pleasure of food and other material goods helps the disciple of Christ to control the appetites of nature, weakened by original sin, whose negative effects impact the entire human person. Quite opportunely, an ancient hymn of the Lenten liturgy exhorts: “Utamur ergo parcius, / verbis cibis et potibus, / somno, iocis et arctius / perstemus in custodia – Let us use sparingly words, food and drink, sleep and amusements. May we be more alert in the custody of our senses.”
Dear brothers and sisters, it is good to see how the ultimate goal of fasting is to help each one of us, as the Servant of God Pope John Paul II wrote, to make the complete gift of self to God (cf. Encyclical Veritatis splendor, 21). May every family and Christian community use well this time of Lent, therefore, in order to cast aside all that distracts the spirit and grow in whatever nourishes the soul, moving it to love of God and neighbor. I am thinking especially of a greater commitment to prayer, lectio divina, recourse to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and active participation in the Eucharist, especially the Holy Sunday Mass. With this interior disposition, let us enter the penitential spirit of Lent. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Causa nostrae laetitiae, accompany and support us in the effort to free our heart from slavery to sin, making it evermore a “living tabernacle of God.” With these wishes, while assuring every believer and ecclesial community of my prayer for a fruitful Lenten journey, I cordially impart to all of you my Apostolic Blessing.
From the Vatican, 11 December 2008.

© Copyright 2008 - Libreria Editrice Vaticana

Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent.

FIRST READING Exodus 20 :1-17

God spoke all these words. He said,

'I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

'You shall have no gods except me.

'You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God and I punish the father's fault in the sons, the grandsons, and the great-grandsons of those who hate me; but I show kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

'You shall not utter the name of the Lord your God to misuse it, for he Lord will not leave unpunished the man who utters his name to misuse it.
'Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath for he Lord your God.
You shall do no work that day, neither you nor your son nor your daughter nor your servants, men or women, nor your animals nor the stranger who lives with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that these hold, but on the seventh day he rested; that is why the Lord has blessed the sabbath day and made it sacred.

'Honour your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God has given to you.

'You shall not kill.

'You shall not commit adultery.

'You shall not steal.

'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

'You shall not covet your neighbour's house. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife, or his servant, man or woman, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is his.'

Response : You, Lord, have the message of eternal life.

1. The law of the Lord is perfect,
it revives the soul.
The rule of the Lord is to be trusted,
it gives wisdom to the simple. Response

2. The precepts of the Lord are right,
they gladden the heart.
The command of the Lord is clear,
it gives light to the eyes. Response

3. The fear of the Lord is holy,
abiding for ever.
The decrees of the Lord are truth
and all of them just. Response

4. They are more to be desired than gold,
than the purest of gold
and sweeter are they than honey,
than honey from the comb. Response

SECOND READING 1Corinthians 1:22-25

While the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, here are we preaching a crucified Christ; to the Jews an obstacle that they cannot get over, to the pagans madness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is the power and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

Gospel Acclamation

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory!
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord,
whoever believes in me will never die.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory!


Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory!
God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son;
everyone who believes in him has eternal life.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory!

GOSPEL John 2:13-25

Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at their counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money changers' coins, knocked their tables over and said to the pigeon-sellers, 'Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father's house into a market.' Then his disciples remembered the words of scripture: Zeal for your house will devour me. The Jews intervened and said, 'What sign can you show us to justify what you have done?' Jesus answered, 'Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.' The Jews replied, 'It has taken forty-six years to build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up in three days?' But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body, and when Jesus rose from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the scripture and the words he had said.

During his stay in Jerusalem for the Passover many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he gave, but Jesus knew them all and did not trust himself to them; he never needed evidence about any man; he could tell what a man had in him.

Mass Intentions for the week ahead, March 15th.

Saturday 14th March 7.30p.m. Brigid Fitzgerald and deceased members

of the Fitzgerald and Hosty families.


Sunday 9.30 a.m. Martina Clarke

15th March 11.00 a.m. Ivan Canavan

12.15 p.m. 1. Bob Harrington.

2. Tom and John Devaney.

6.30 p.m. 1. Bertie Brodie

2. Tony Coyle


Monday 16th March 10.00 a.m 1. Francis McDonagh

2. Kate and John Welsh and Alice


7.30 p.m. Michael John and Margaret Walsh.

and deceased members. Edward

and Ellen Reynolds and family.



St Patricks Day

Tuesday 17th March 9.30 a.m. Anthony Trill and deceased members of

the Trill and Gilligan families.

11.00 a.m. Sick and Maureen Forde

12.15 p.m. Michael Caulfield



Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Andrew and Mary Keady

18th March 5.30 p.m. Indian Community Mass


Thursday 19th March 10.00 a.m. 1. Nora & Pat Farragher and deceased

members of Farragher and Niland


2. Bernard, Kate and Kate Snr. Ward,

Patrick & Ann Ward and deceased

members of Ward family.

Friday 20th March 10.00 a.m 1. William & Bridget Powell

2. Michael Geary and deceased members

of Maloney and Geary families.


Saturday 21st March 11.00 a.m. Stephen Lambe (Months Mind Mass)

7.30p.m. Kevin Hunt


Sunday 9.30 a.m. Jimmy Ryan

22nd March 11.00 a.m. Noreena O’Connor

12.15 p.m. 1. Thomas Cooney and deceased members

of family.

2. Kevin & Mary Doyle.

6.30 p.m. 1. Dudley Molloy

2. Mary Malee