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St. Fergal’s Newsletter

The Deep End

We will come to them

In a verse preceding today’s Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus why he will not show the whole world who he is.?  It’s an excellent question. 

Surely this whole faith-journey experience and relationship with God would be far easier if there were fireworks and clear instructions.   

Jesus’s response to the disciples is:  ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them’. 

This is the opening line of today’s Gospel.  It reminds us that what is required first is an inner relationship with God, so that God can come and make a home with us:     ‘We will come to them and make our home with them’.  It is there we discover who Jesus is.

The peace (shalom) that Jesus gives to the disciples has a much richer meaning than we might first think.  This ‘shalom’ is not simply a good wish for a nice evening:

it is, rather, a peace that this world cannot offer, it is a peace that comes from a loving relationship with God; a peace of body, of mind and of spirit. 

Jesus is asking the disciples to be an unending witness to God’s love.  They (and we) must be for others what Jesus has been for them.   In this way, we, and the world, will come to see who Jesus is.     ‘When we understand the essential unity of all that is, we discover the possibility of ‘peace’ – the kind of peace that in Hebrew is called shalom,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and which is infinitely more than an absence of strife; it is the wholeness of the web of life itself and of every creature in it, held in the wholeness of the one God’.

Margaret Silf

Jane Mellett

mellettj@gmail.com 

THE NEWSLETTER OF ST FERGAL’S PARISH, BALLYWALTRIM, BRAY, CO WICKLOW. Parish Website: www.stfergalsbray.ie

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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 25th May2019

7.00pm.  Carl Coogan (Anniv)

 

Sunday 26th May 2019

8.00am.  Annie Conroy (Rec Dec)

 

10.30am    Priscilla Kirwan (Rec Dec)

                 Nathan Flynn (Rec Dec)                 

                  Patricia Murphy (Rec Dec)

                  Patrick Whelan (Rec Dec)

                  Paddy Gammell (Rec Dec)

                  Eugene Magee (Rec Dec)

                  Robert Sinnott (Rec Dec)

                  Sean Barrett (Rec Dec)

                  Sean Condren (Anniv)

                  Cecil Maxwell (Anniv)

                  Larry & Katie Rowe (Anniv)

                  Margaret McCarthy (Anniv)

                  Patricia MacCabe ( Anniv)

                  Gerry Maxwell (B.Day Rem)

                  Des Kelly (Get Well Int)

                   Sr Magdalene Daly (Get Well Int)

                   A Special Intention

 

We are asked to remember in our prayers Priscilla Kirwan  who died recently, we offer our sympathy and prayerful support to her family.    Those who die in grace go no further from us than to God, and God is always very near.

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LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Last weekend The Family Offering Collection amounted to: €520.00   All monies contributed to this collection go directly toward the running costs of the parish.   The Ministry Sunday Collection which replaced the usual Share/Priesthood Collection amounted to €1,105.00

Thank you for your generosity.

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass.

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

The night before He died Jesus promised the gift of the Spirit to his disciples.   God the Father sends the Spirit to keep the word of Christ  and for those who keep  that word there is the great promise of Christ’s peace – being at home with the Father and the Son.

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CEMETERY SUNDAY /MASS & BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

Sunday 16th June 2019  at 2.30 pm

Springfield Cemetery

Mass of Remembrance

 & Blessing of Graves

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All Ireland Rosary Rally, Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Saturday 1st June 2019 from 2pm-5pm.   

Mass celebrated by Bishop John Fleming, homilist Fr Frank Fahey. Buses available locally;  Kay (Dublin) on 01 837 8504

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Friday Mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Cake Sale & Raffle 2019

THIS weekend the 25th & 26th of May, the fifth of our Monthly Cake Sales, will take place.   The proceeds of these sales go toward the day-to-day running costs of the Parish.  Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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Rosary at the Grotto’s

We are asking people to please look around your area for a Marian grotto or shrine and consider making the commitment to visit it and pray a rosary there every day of May. Many people, groups and parishes already have the beautiful tradition of May rosaries at their local grotto. 

Please let us know about your grotto or shrine by registering it at this email or www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

 Each grotto or shrine registered will be a flower in Mary’s bouquet which will be presented to Mary Our Mother at the All Ireland Rosary Rally in Knock on Sunday June 1st, 2019. (Rosary at the Grottos  is under the patronage of St Joseph. Our Lady’s month of May always begins with the feast of “Joseph the Worker”.)

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TROCAIRE

Final Call – Please return your Trócaire boxes to the Church, or to the Parish Office.   Many Thanks.

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St Fergal’s Church- Ballywaltrim  Bray.

TRIDUUM

In honour of ST ANTHONY

11th, 12th and

13th June (Feast of St Anthony)

Conducted by

Fr. Larry Behan

Tuesday11th June

Mass at 9:30am & 7:30pm

Wednesday 12th June

Mass at 9:30am & 7.30pm

Thursday 13th June

Mass at 9:30am & 7:30pm

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

Confessions available after Masses

Novena Prayer and blessing with relic of St. Anthony at each Mass.

Blessing of Lilies at Mass on Thursday 13th June

ALL ARE WELCOME – FOR FURTHER INFORMATION TEL: 01-2860980

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READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Mon 27th May – Sat 1st June 2019

Monday 27th May

St Augustine, Bishop.

9.30am Keith Murray (Spec Int)

Acts 16:11-15. Ps 149:1-6, 9,

R/ v 4. Jn 15:26-16:4.

Tuesday 28th May

9.30am Noel Ryan (Rec Dec)

Acts 16:22-34 Ps 137:1-3, 7-8,

R/ v 7. Jn 16:5-11.

Wednesday 29th May

9.30am Pat White (Rec Dec)

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1. Ps 148:1-2,

11-14. Jn 16:12-15.

Thursday 30th May

9.30am Dorothy Smith (Anniv)

Acts 18:1-8. Ps 97:1-4,

R/ cf. v 2. Jn 16:16-20.

Friday 31st May

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9.30am Frank Mallin (Anniv)

Acts 13:26-33. Ps 2:6-11,

R/ v 7. Jn 14:1-6.

Saturday 1st June

St Justin, Martyr.

9.30am – Morning Prayer of the Church

Acts 18:23-28. Ps 46:2-3, 8-10,

R/ v 8. Jn 16:23-28.

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PRAYER

O Jesus, Son of God and Son of the Virgin Mary, help me during this coming week, to do nothing to worry those who love me: to do nothing to let down those who trust me; to do nothing to fail those who employ me; to do nothing to hurt those who are close to me.

Help me throughout this week to be a comfort to the sad; a friend to the lonely; to be an encouragement to the dispirited; to be a help to those who are up against it

Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

Ministers of the Eucharist:

1st & 2nd June 2019

7:00pm     Averryl Lyons, Eamon O’Dowd

                 Sylvia Meaney

 

 8.00am    Peter Growney  

                Monica Cornejo

 

10:30am    Margaret Ryan, Marian Growney,

                 Marie Kelly, Margaret Foley,

                 Marisa Beronga.

Nursing Home Rota:

Vicky Byrne

Mary Breen

Nuala Doyle

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm    Margaret Byrne

8.00am    David Grant

10.30am  Leanne Paglinawan

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ST FERGAL’S PARISH

Moderator, V. Rev Larry Behan

The Parochial House, St. Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.

Sacristy: Tel. 2768194 

Parish Office: Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10.00am-3.00pm, 

Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm

Friday:- CLOSED Tel: 2860980

Email:info@stfergalsbray.ie  Web:www.stfergalsbray.ie

Masses:Sundays – Saturday 7.00p.m. Sunday 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Holy Days – Vigil 7.00p.m., Holy Day 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Weekdays – 9.30a.m.

Baptisms: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.00Noon.  Three weeks notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.

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