3rd Sunday of Lent
• Next Saturday, March 17th 2012 is St. Patrick’s Day, a Holy Day of Obligation in Ireland. Vigil Mass on Friday evening at 6.30pm. Masses on Saturday at 9.30am, 11.00am and 12.15pm.
The 6.30pm Mass on Saturday will be the usual Vigil Mass for Sunday.
• We will have another screening of the Catholicism Series here at Sacred Heart Church this coming Wednesday, March 14th at 8.15pm. This week’s topic is the Church. The videos so far have been very well received by those in attendance. All welcome to come along to experience this Lenten faith input for our parish.
• Tom Murphy’s annual Table Quiz in aid of his brother Fr Seán Murphy’s work with the Salesian missions and poverty relief in Africa will take place in the Westwood Hotel on Tuesday next, March 13th 2012 at 8.30pm. Tables of 4: €40 with concessions for students: €5 each. For more information, contact Tom at 091-522125.
• Boxes with the new parish weekly envelopes for Corrach Buí, Ros Geal, Gort Gréine, Laurel Park or anybody from outside the parish who would like to make their offertory contribution in this way, are now available in the sacristy.
• Application forms for attendance at the final Mass of the Eucharistic Congress on Sunday, June 17th in Croke Park are available in the sacristy. N.B. The closing date for sending the forms into the diocesan office is this coming Friday, March 16th 2012.
• Trócaire boxes are available at the Church doors. The boxes can be returned to the Church at the end of Lent.
• The special collection supporting the chaplaincy services to Irish emigrants abroad will take place at the Masses on St Patrick’s Day.
• We pray for those who have died:
- Nora Connell, Liam Mellows Terrace, Bohermore, mother of Willie Connell, Cruachán Park. Her funeral Mass takes place in St Patrick’s Church this Sunday, March 11th at 10.30am. Burial after in the New Cemetery, Bohermore.
- Declan Folan, London and formerly of Davis Road, brother of Mickey Folan, Davis Road and Mary McGrath, Circular Road. Funeral will take place in London.