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Newsletter

St. Fergal’s Newsletter

THE DEEP END

Operation Transformation

The first Sunday of Lent – I love Lent, its a great season where we can get in ‘transformation’ mode.   Regardless of whether or not someone is still ‘practicing’ their faith, people still seem to get on board with Lent.   We usually give something up, but remember it’s not simply about weight loss or getting fit.   By doing these things we are trying to make room for something deeper.   It’s a spring clean sort of time.   What needs clearing out in my life so that I can make more room for God ?   Or, do we need to make more room for what God has planned for us?   We can get stuck, especially when we are comfortable and don’t really want too much to change.   But without change we can’t grow and things fast become stale in our lives.

God is always urging us on, because God knows just what possibilities there are for each of us.   So, Lent might be a time where in giving up something, or taking on something, we make space for something new.   The gospel today is short and sweet – Jesus is sent into he desert and we too are invited into a desert time.   Deserts are interesting places which can allow us to reflect, and give ourselves space, and we should not be afraid because as the gospel tells us clearly today, it is a Spirit led desert.   God is with us in this desert.   So enjoy Lent, embrace it.   How we make use of this time determines what will be.

 

Jane Mellett

mellettj@gmail.com

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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 17th February 2018

7.00 pm   Dan Murphy (10th Anniv.)

Sunday 18th February 2018

8.00 am   Intentions of the O’Kelly Family

10.30am   Mary Keating (Month’s Mind)

Ronan Murray (Rec.Dec.)

Derek Grey (Rec. Dec.)

Margaret Monaghan (Rec. Dec.)

Derek Connolly (Rec. Dec.)

Lorraine Keating (Anniv.)

Frederick Price (Anniv.)

Kathleen Mc Donald (Anniv.)

Sonny Hayden (Anniv.)

Bridget Skakie (Anniv.)

 

We are also asked to remember in our prayers Michael Robinson, Jack Kiely, Mary King, John Francis O’ Mahoney, Josie & Michael Ryan, Joan Philips, Mona & Billy Day, Adrianne Cassoni, Maureen Kelleher, Gay Cranley, and Florence Sayers.

Those who die in grace go no further from us than God and God is very near.

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LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION

Last weekend the Family Offering Collection amounted to: €581.00.

TheShare Collection amounted to €758.00.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Prayer for Lent

We ask you, Lord, to bless us as we begin Lent. May it be a time of new beginning and blessing for us all. We remember especially all who are grieving, sick or worried at this time and pray that our parish community may be a source of comfort and support to them.

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THE IRISH GERMAN SOCIETY

The next meeting of the Irish-German Society will take place on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm in Bray Town Hall and the Guest Speaker will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin & Glendalough.

In order to assist with seating the event, if those intending to come to the meeting could please contact gjjones@eircom.com or cflood@wichlowcoco.ie or Tel 01 2875678

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“ALL GOD’S CREATION IS VERY GOOD”

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018 from      Suriname  

Saturday 3rd March 2018 At 11.00am

St Peters Church, Little Bray

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TROCAIRE

Trócaire boxes are available for collection in the Church this weekend.

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the

9.30am Mass.

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LENTEN- LET’S TALK FAMILY

As part of our preparation for the World meeting of Families and for the six weeks of Lent, you are invited to attend a six-week session called “Lets talk Family”

Day and Dates : Monday, 19th and 26th February and Monday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March.

St Fergals Church – 7.30pm-9.00pm

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Annual Collection for ACCORD

The Annual Collection for ACCORD the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family will be taken up at all Masses this weekend of 17th/18th February and will replace the Share Collection. Accord gives Marriage Preparation Course, counselling to couples experiencing difficulties and relationship and sexuality talks in schools.

Please give generously. Thank you.

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BAPTISMS

We welcome into our community and pray God’s blessing on:

Erin Ellen Kinsella

Priya Elizabeth Callanan-Cranley

who were baptised in the church on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

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National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Please support the third National Collection for WMOF2018 which will be taken up in our parish NEXT weekend the 24th & 25th of February 2018.

Many Thanks

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MASS TIME FOR LENT 2018  

7.30am & 9.30am Monday to Friday ONLY

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Fridays from 10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.

Prayer Service on Saturday Mornings – 9.30am

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

24th/25th February 2018.

Ministers of the Eucharist:

7:00 pm William Hogan, Vicky Byrne

& Tony Bohan.

8.00 a.m. Gus Fox, Mary Twohig.

10:30 am Averryl Lyons, Marie Lee,

Aine Mc Hugh, Eileen Fox

& Billy Carnahan,

Nursing Home Rota:

Mary Bolger, Margaret Broderick,

& Anne Kiely

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm     Confirmation Prep Mass

8:00am      John Heywood

10.30am   Betty Prenter

 

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READINGS & INTENTIONS

Mon. 19th – Sat. 24th February

Monday 19th February

7.30 am :John Thornberry (Rec. Dec.)

9.30 am: Aaron O’Kelly (Rec. Dec.)

Lev 19:1-2, 11-18. Ps 18:8-10, 15,

R/ Jn 6:64. Mt 25:31-46.

Tuesday 20th February

7.30 am John Thornberry (Rec. Dec.)

9.30 am: Aaron O’ Kelly (Rec. Dec.)

Is 55:10-11. Ps 33:4-7, 16-19,

R/ v 18. Mt 6:7-15.

Wednesday 21st February

7.30 am Sean Devlin (Rec. Dec.)

9.30 am:Kathleen Frawley (90th Birthday)

Jon 3:1-10. Ps 50:3-4, 12-13, 18-19,

R/ v 19. Lk 11:29-32.

Thursday 22nd February

7.30 am Mary Keating (Rec. Dec.)

9.30 am: Anne & John Quigley (Anniv.)

1 Pet 5:1-4. Ps 22, R/ v 1. Mt 16:13-19.

Friday 23rd February

7.30 am Lou Atha (Rec. Dec.)

9.30 am: Julia Ryan Hayes (Anniv.)

Ez 18:21-28. Ps 129, R/ v3. Mt 5:20-26

Saturday 24th February

Prayer Service

Deut 26:16-19. Ps 118:1-2, 4-5, 7-8, R/ v 1. Mt 5:43-48.

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ST FERGAL’S PARISH

Moderator: Rev Larry Behan. The Parochial House, St Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.

Sacristy: Tel. 2768194

Parish Office: Mon, Wed, &Thurs 10.00a.m.-3.00p.m

Tuesday 10.00-5.00p.m.

Friday- CLOSED. Tel. 2860980

Email: info@stfergalsbray.ie

Web: www.stfergalsbray.ie

Masses: Sundays- Saturday 7.00 p.m., Sunday 8.00a.m., & 10.30 a.m.

Holy Days – Vigil 7.00p.m.,

Holy Day 8.00a.m. & 10.30 a.m

Weekdays: 9.30 a.m.

Baptisms: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.00 noon. Three week’s notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the First Saturday Sacrament.

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