Friday, February 5, 2016

Update 5th February

Matthew West, an American Christian music artist, released a song called
‘Do Something’ in 2012 our first reading from Isaiah brings its lyrics to mind: ‘Here I am, send me’.
I woke up this morning
saw a world full of trouble now
thought, how’d we ever get so far down
how’s it ever gonna turn around
so I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, ‘God, why don’t You do something?’
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
people living in poverty
children sold into slavery
the thought disgusted me
so, I shook my fist at Heaven
said, ‘God, why don’t You do something?’
he said, ‘I did, I created you.’                                                (Salvador Ryan)

 7. 30 p.m. :  Bridie Farrell, Pat Gannon, Breege Mulryan, Geraldine McDermottroe
 9:30 a.m.  :  Laura Tighe, Breege Donoghue, Sr. Mary Cuddy
11:30 a.m. :   Kathleen Cregg, Martin Dolan, Marie Kennedy, Ita Lohan

  7.30 p.m. :   Carol Hickey
  9:30 a.m. :   Marie McNamara
 11.30a.m.  :   Noel Scally

Ash Wednesday is the 10th February. Mass Times for Lent are 10a.m. and 6.15p.m. Monday to Friday.
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:

A meeting of St. Joseph's Young Priests Society will be held after the 10a.m. Mass on Wednesday 10th February.

Parish Pastoral Council: 
A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Tuesday 9th February at 8p.m. in St. Joseph’s Resource Centre.

Trócaire Boxes: 
Your generosity over the years have allowed Trócaire to work with the most vulnerable of  our society. This year the theme of Trócaire’s campaign is ‘Join The Fight For Justice’.
Trócaire boxes are available at all the Church doors, please take one home.

Church Choir:
It was great to see so many people on Tuesday evening willing to give of their time and talents. Practice takes place every Tuesday and  we look forward to hearing our new Choir soon.

Daily Masses
Monday 10.00 a.m. John and Mary Keane, Bill and Kitty Keane
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Susan and Paddy Geelan
Wednesday 10.00a.m.
Wednesday 6.15p.m. Josephine and Johnny Nicholson, Margaret and Bernard Flannery
Thursday 10.00a.m.
Thursday 6.15p.m. Sean Dwyer
Friday 10.00a.m.
Friday 6.15p.m. Martin Mullaney, Sean Kenny, Patrick and Mary Mc Glynn and Deceased Family, Jimmy Egan, Paddy Regan and Jim Higgins, Phil Toolan and The Deceased Members of The Toolan Family
Saturday 10.00a.m.
Saturday Vigil 7.30p.m. Kathleen O’ Mahoney
Sunday  9.30a.m. People of the Parish
Sunday 11.30a.m. Margaret and John Sweeney

How should a Catholic think about politics?
Iona Institute Talk – Sligo 
THE IONA INSTITUTE invites you to a talk by Bishop Kevin Doran on the topic, ‘How Should a Catholic Think About Politics?’  The talk will take place at the Clarion Hotel, Sligo on Tuesday 23rd February at 8pm. Admission Free. If you would like to attend please email or phone 01 6619 204.

Lenten Scripture Sharing Groups
• Gospel passages and reflections now available to download from  For support in establishing a new group please contact Justin @ 087 6171526.
• A Lenten journey with Fr. Niall Ahern
• Short daily reflections available to listen / podcast @ 

Divine Mercy Conference - Dublin
The Divine Mercy Conference will take place at the RDS, Dublin from 19th – 21st February. Tickets €35.00 for full weekend. 

Marriage Encounter - Athlone :
Marriage Encounter will host a weekend for married couples  at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 26th to 28th February. For more info and / or to book, 
visit  or call 087-784 0408 for a brochure.

Offertory Collection amounted to €2412.59 on Sunday 31st January.