26 February 2012

Parish Announcements for Sunday, February 26th 2012

First Sunday of Lent

• Today we welcome Fr Ian Buckmaster of the Missionaries of Africa (the White Fathers). His order has this year’s permission in the diocese to make the mission appeal. We ask you to be generous to the work of the White Fathers in spreading the Gospel in 22 countries of Africa from the Sahara down to South Africa. The collection will take place together with the parish offertory collection.

Trócaire boxes are available at the Church doors, so please take one for your home and family.

• Boxes with the parish weekly envelopes for Laurel Park, Ros Geal, Gort Gréine and Corrach Buí are available in the sacristy. Anybody from outside the parish who comes to Mass here and would like to make the offertory donations in this way is invited to come to the sacristy for a box of envelopes.

Application forms for attendance at the final Mass of the Eucharistic Congress in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday June 17th 2012 are available in the sacristy.

• On this coming Wednesday evening, February 29th, at 8.15pm, we will have the screening of our second episode in the Catholicism series. This episode will be about the Eucharist, and can serve as apt preparation for the Eucharistic Congress for us.

• This coming Friday, March 1st, is the First Friday of the month. The priests of the parish will visit those who are housebound due to illness or old age with Holy Communion.

• We pray for those who have died, and whose funerals took place in Sacred Heart Church during the past week:

- Colie Naughton, Corrib Park

- Kevin Cleary, Cuar na Lus