Saturday 26th February
Vigil Mass 6.30 pm Mattie Duggan and Patrick and Mary Laurence
and Pat and John Joe Ward.
Sunday 27th February
9.30 am Beatrice Reid
11am Thomas Glynn and Maureen Stocker
12.15 pm James Butler (Months Mind Mass)
6.30 pm Alice Dunphy and Kate and John Welsh.
Monday 28th February
10am Maria and Thomas Jackson and John and Agnes Rafferty
Tuesday 1st March
10am For all the Sick and Special Intention 'Peter'
Wednesday 2nd March
10am Ann Bridget Ward and Ward and Sherlock families deceased.
Thursday 3rd March
10am Mass for all who helped and supported the McGinty family
(Achill, Co. Mayo) during their recent bereavement
Friday 4th March
10am Free intention
Saturday 5th March
Vigil Mass 6.30 pm Edward Lynskey recently deceased
Sunday 6th March
9.30 am Mary Wims and deceased members of family.
11am Nonie and Michael O'Flaherty
12.15 pm Patrick and Julia Keane
6.30 pm Free intention.
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre
There are lots of exciting events coming up in Croí Nua Spirituality Centre.
Check them out:
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre
Tel (091) 520 960/ 087 6833195
Email: croinuacentre at eircom.net
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre is run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and is situated on Rosary Lane in Taylors Hill, opposite the entrance to the Dominican Convent Primary and Secondary School. The no. 2 bus passes by the gate.
Pope Benedict’s Message for Lent 2011
Read it at:
Lent begins on Wednesday, March 9th.
Eco- Congregation Ireland hopes that churches will celebrate Creation this Lent and take steps to care for the environment by -
1) Planting fruit and nut trees in their church grounds or locality to mark the UN International Year of Forests. Planting edible landscapes is a practical way to prepare for a low-carbon future by increasing local resilience. Native species can be sourced from www.irishseedsavers.ie.
2) Studying one of the many excellent Lenten resources that incorporates an environmental theme.
The Irish Catholic Bishops' pastoral reflection, Cry of the Earth, provides an excellent starting point for a series of discussions. It invites individuals and parish communities to reflect on the challenge of climate change and the actions we can take to help construct a more sustainable environment. It also encourages parishes to enrol in an environment programme, like Eco Congregation Ireland.
Columban Faith and Justice has produced a Stations of the Rainforests resource pack for Lent 2011, which incorporates the themes of extractive industries, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Included is a DVD and booklet containing reflections for each of the stations and material for liturgies. £7 inclusive of p&p from Columban JPIC Office, St. Joseph’s, Watford Way, Hendon, London NW4 4TY. Tel:+4420 8202 2555.
Also recommended is Operation Noah's Between the Flood and the Rainbow (www.operationnoah.org) and the Diocese of Bath and Wells' Lenten course, Love for the Future, which is both inspiring and uplifting - a much-needed resource at this time of economic uncertainty. See www.bathandwells.org.uk/go/loveforthefuture. Also, the Ecumenical Water Network's Seven Weeks for Water meditations and action ideas, which focus this year on 'Water, Conflict & Just Peace' (www.oikoumene.org/7-weeks-for-water).
For individual reflection, Judy Cannato's books, Quantum Grace:Lenten Reflections on Creation and Connectedness and Quantum Grace: The Sunday Readings (Ave Maria Press) are highly recommended.
You are also encouraged to use the attached 'A Chant Out of Doors' during worship. This beautiful arrangement was composed by Rev Anne-Marie O'Farrell last year and we are delighted that she has given permission for it be copied for use in churches. It lends itself to liturgy themed around creation, the natural world, harvest and St Francis.
For further ideas re Lent, see http://ecocongregationireland.org/archives/1889.
Churches are also asked to consider hosting Just Forests' Wood of Life exhibition - a colourful, interactive display about the social, economic and environmental importance of the world's forests through development education and sustainable development. See http://ecocongregationireland.org/archives/1841.
Eco-Congregation Ireland is a project of the Irish Council of Churches & Irish Inter-Church Meeting that supports churches and communities as they take steps to care for the environment. Our website - www.ecocongregationireland..org - is packed full of ideas and resources. To receive our monthly email newsletter, simply send an email with the word 'subscribe' in the subject line to info at ecocongregationireland dot org.
On the subject of ecology…. Here’s a talk in Galway we recommend
‘The Environment, Faith & Our Children’s future’.
The Jesuit Centre for Spirituality & Culture invites you to an evening with Mary Colwell, scientist and BBC natural history producer. Thursday 3rd March, 7.30-9pm, at Coláiste Iognáid (the Jes), Sea Road, Galway. Admission €10. For further information: ph. 091 523707 or email galway at jesuit dot ie
NUIG Life Week
NUIG Life Society are holding their Life Week.
For more information:
Lifesoc at socs dot nuigalway dot ie
T: 087- 6217702 (Maria)
Bishops launch From Crisis to Hope: Working to achieve the Common Good
• As Christians, our commitment to human rights stems from our belief in the dignity of each and every human being, made in the image and likeness of God, from the moment of conception until the natural end of their life - Bishop Field
• The concept of the common good gives a clear definition of the purpose of politics, the centrality of justice and equity in any form of governance - Fr Eoin Cassidy
• Greed became dominant, trust was betrayed and the result was the recession in which we now are - Bishop Kirby
At a press conference last Monday in the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin's Bow Street, the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Episcopal Conference launched From Crisis to Hope: Working to achieve the Common Good. The document addresses the considerable financial turmoil that we face individually and collectively and the associated disaffection throughout Irish society. The document calls for the protection of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society as a core element of any measures aimed at addressing the current political, social and economic crises.
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Messages from the Diocesan Youth Officer, Siobhain Bradley
A. A youth ministry blog is now available on the Galway diocesan website....
please feel free to forward on information regarding youth masses, liturgies, activities, youth clubs etc. already in existence in your parishes so i can add it onto the blog...it will be hopefully be a vital resource.
B. The Tullamore Youth Pastoral Council wish to tell you about their upcoming National Parish Youth Conference which is taking place on the 5th March 2011 in St. Mary's Youth and Community Centre, Tullamore from 9:30am-5:30am....
The theme of this year's conference is "Community Unity-The Church as social network...." Guest Speakers will include Bishop Donal Mc Keon and Ronan Scully, Andrew Maloney and Sean Dench...
This event is open to all with an interest in working alongside the young people in our church...their intention is that every parish across Ireland will be represented by young people between the ages of 12-18 years of age
More details are available on this conference from
C. World Youth Day 15th - 22nd August, 2011
Anyone interested in travelling to Madrid with the Galway Diocese..
Contact me, Siobhain, at (091)565066
D. J.Lite Gospel Choir;
Rehearsals every Wednesday night @ 7.30p.m in Galway Cathedral.
All ages welcome. Ring (087)7599571
Many Thanks, Siobhain.
A colouring picture for you on the theme of this Sunday's Gospel
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