Saturday 29th January
Vigil Mass 6.30 pm Geraldine Browne-O'Neill
Sunday 30th January
9.30 am Bridie Whelan and Andy Feeney
11am Annie Creane and Bill Keane (birthday remembrance)
12.15 pm Bernard McDonagh and Wilfred Moran and his parents
6.30 pm John and Rita Lyons
Monday 31st January 10am John Daly and Pauline McGuinness
Tuesday 1st February St Bridgets Day
Feast day of Scoil Bhríde, our school
10am For all the Sick and Christine O'Connell
Wednesday 2nd February Presentation of the Lord
10am Special Intention
8pm Pastoral Team Meeting
Thursday 3rd February St Blaise
Two Masses and the Blessing of Throats today
10am William and Mary Shannon and deceased members of family
7.30 pm Special Intention
Friday 4th February
10am Special Intention and for the Davoren family living
Saturday 5th February
Vigil Mass 6.30 pm Kathleen Higgins and Rita Boland
Sunday 6th February
9.30 am Intention free
11am Geraldine McDonagh
12.15 pm Maura Hoade and 2. Thomas Anderson
6.30 pm Intention free
Feast of St. Brigid, Secondary Patron of Éire
Evening Prayer for St Bridget
Tuesday 1 February 2011
By way of a special celebration of women's gifts to the church, evening prayer for the Feast of St Bridget will take place in the Cathedral at 19:30 on 11 February 2011.
All - men and women - are welcome.
The Holy Land
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Monday 23 May – Monday 30 May 2011
•Return flights Dublin – Tel Aviv via Frankfurt
•Accommodation for 7 nights in 3 star hotels
•Dinner, bed and breakfast basis throughout
•Service of an English speaking guide and spiritual leader
•Entrance fees where applicable
Contact Fr. David, Sacred Heart or telephone Fr. Patrick, Chaplain NUIG: 086- 3085242
World Youth Day
World Youth Day is an international festival which gathers young people from all over the world for a week long celebration of their catholic faith and culture. The next World Youth Day will be held in Madrid from 15th - 20th August 2011. Why not be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience?Join us in Madrid! For more information contact us at youthministrygalway at gmail dot com or check out the WYD11 website!
The week culminates with a Papal Mass. A group of young people from our diocese attended the most recent World Youth Days held in Cologne (2005) and Sydney (2008).
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday 30 January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. The purpose of the week is to highlight and celebrate the wonderful contribution that Catholic schools make to our local communities and society in general. This year’s theme is ‘Catholic Schools – Rooted in Jesus Christ’. During the coming week, we invite you to join us in celebrating the contribution that our Catholic school(s) make(s) to the life of the faith community here in our parish.
SEACHTAIN NA SCOILEANNA CAITLICEACHA
Is ar an Domhnach 30 Eanáir a chuirfear tús le Seachtain na Scoileanna Caitliceacha. An fheidhm a bheadh leis an tseachtain seo ná chun aird a tharraingt ar, agus ceiliúradh a dhéanamh faoin gcion tairbhe iontach a chuireann na scoileanna Caitliceacha leis an bparóiste agus leis an tsochaí i gcoitinne. An téama a bhaineann le fiontar na bliana seo ná: ‘Na Scoileanna Caitliceacha – Fréamhaithe in Íosa Críost’. I rith na seachtaine seo chugainn tugaimid cuireadh daoibh bheith páirteach linn sa cheiliúradh a dhéanfaimid ar an gcion tairbhe a chuireann na scoileanna Caitliceacha leis an bpobal creidimh anseo sa pharóiste.
This week on:
1. Cardinal Seán Brady welcomes first ever SIGNIS meeting to Ireland
On Thursday, January 27th, delegates from SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communications, held their first ever meeting in Ireland in Dublin's Alexander Hotel.
2. Mass to open Catholic Schools Week to be broadcast by RTÉ1 television this Sunday.
Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry and chair of the Council for Education of the Irish Bishops' Conference, will celebrate Mass to open Catholic Schools Week this Sunday 30 January at 11.00am. This Mass will be transmitted by RTÉ1 television from its Donnybrook studio. The choir for the Mass will be provided by the pupils of St Clare's Primary School, Harold's Cross Road, Dublin.
Prior to the celebration of Mass, Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, will introduce a short documentary highlighting the value and contribution that Catholic schools make to our parish communities.
3. Pope Benedict's message for World Communications Day 2011
4. Fr. Michael Collins 'Rite and Reason' article on beatification of Pope John Paul II
5. Catholic Schools Week 2011
6. RTÉ and Sisters of Charity challenge Dublin City Council conditions which affect potential development of their lands
7. Offaly county coroner Dr Brian Mahon says suicide reaching 'rampant' levels
8. US economic envoy in the Six Counties Declan Kelly encourages private sector investment to boost economy
9. Bishops welcome theme for World Communications Day 2011:
‘Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age’
Bishop John McAreavey and Bishop Denis Brennan of the Bishops’ Council for Communications welcomed this year’s message of Pope Benedict XVI for the 45th World Day of Social Communications. The theme of Pope Benedict’s 2011 communications message is “Truth proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age.
10. Catholic Schools Week 2011 was launched in Waterford City, Diocese of Waterford and Lismore, and in Strabane, Diocese of Derry, please see below addresses by Bishop William Lee, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore; Sr. Elizabeth Maxwell, co-chair of the Catholic Education Service; and Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, and chair of the Council for Education of the Irish Bishops' Conference.
St. Mary’s Catholic Diocesan College
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NEW 1st YEAR STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC
YEAR 2011/2012 TUESDAY, 1st FEBRUARY 2011 AT 4.00pm
Parenting Classes in the Pastoral Centre
Classes for parents of all age groups will be offered either
locally or in Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith
from week beginning February 7th, 2011.
If you need support in your parenting challenges
please phone Eileen or Eilish at the Diocesan Pastoral centre,
on 091 565066 or email
pastoraladministrator at eircom dot net
Some great things are coming up in Croí Nua Spirituality Centre
Tel (091) 520 960 or 087 6833195
Email: croinuacentre at eircom dot net
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.