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St. Fergal’s Newsletter

 The Deep End

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist and listen to Luke’s account of his nativity.  John’s story is one of sacrifice and humility.  His parents know there will be something very special about this child. The circumstances surrounding his birth already have people amazed.  Jewish historians account that John was a preacher around the time of Pontius Pilate who went around calling people to renewal!  He spent a lot of time in the wilderness, eating wild things and wearing sackcloth.  He must have been a very interesting and attractive figure as we are told in the gospels that people flocked to the River Jordan to be baptised by him; a sign of their repentance or renewal of relationship with God.  John gathered so many followers around him that he was considered a threat to Herod Antipas, who feared he might begin a rebellion.  John was a preacher, a prophet, a signpost pointing people in the right direction towards Jesus of Nazareth.

We pray today for all those people who acted a signposts in our lives and brought us closer to God in some way, those who guided us and pointed us in the right direction when we needed it.  We too are called to be signposts for others.

‘Lord, we thank you for people who guided us, but did not try to possess us: parents, teachers, spiritual guides, friends.  For a time we stood with them.  Very simply, like John the Baptist, they said to us, “Look, there is the one you should follow,” and hearing this we followed that person.’

Michel de Verteuil.

Jane Mellett

mellettj@gmail.com

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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 23rd June 2018

7.00pm Frank Lowe & Christine Dempsey (Anniv.)

Sunday 24th June 2018

8.00am    Frank Gannon (Rec. Dec.)

10.30am  Moira O’Sullivan (Rec Dec)

Norma Walsh (Rec Dec)

Bobby Messitt (Rec Dec)

Liam O’Neill (Rec Dec)

Liam Sexton (Anniv)

Craig Sexton (Anniv)

Kathleen Mulligan (Anniv)

Angela Ryan (Anniv)

Alan O’Toole (Anniv)

Eileen & Bill O’Brien (Anniv)

Ellen Crinnion (B.Day Rem)

Lorraine Duffin (Get Well Int)

Eileen Brennan (Get Well Int )

Betty Burke (Get Well Int)

Exam Mass Bouquet (Inten)

We are asked to pray for Paul Greene and James (Jem) Mason who died recently.

We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to their families.

We are also asked to remember in our prayers:- Teresa Ryan.

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

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LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Last weekend the Family Offering Collection amounted to: €410.00.

Thank you for your generosity.

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The National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Last weekend’s National Collection for WMOF 2018 which replaced the usual

Share Collection amounted to €1,257.00

Thank you for your generosity.

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The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

A man was sent from God, whose name was John.

He came to testify to the light, to prepare a people fir for the Lord.

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St.Peter’s Church Little Bray

Cemetery Sunday

Blessing of the Graves,

will take place on

Sunday 1st July at 4.00p.m.

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Volunteers needed for Aware 

Aware, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services for people impacted by depression, bipolar disorder, and related mood conditions, is urgently seeking new volunteers across four services – Support Line, Support Mail, Support & Self Care Groups and Life Skills Online.  No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation.  For more information on each opportunity, please visit: www.aware.ie/volunteeringor phone Emma on 01-2374926.

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Our Lady Queen of Peace

Summer Project 2018

There are still some places available this year on both week 1, and week 2, which commences on the 2nd July 2018.

To book a place please contact:- Anne on 0877772127.   Thank you.

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General Data Protection Regulations (‘GDPR’)

A New European Data Protection Law is being introduced on the 24th of May 2018.  This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people’s personal information.   We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law.   It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep your informed through the parish website and in the newsletter as policies are put in place.  If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass

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Booking for World Youth Day Panama now open!  Young Dubliners are now being invited to join in a pilgrimage to Panama for World Youth Day in January 2019.  World Youth Day is an international Church event, similar to the World Meeting of Families, which is focussed on young people.  It is held in a different country every three years and takes place in Panama for 2019.  Pope Francis is expected to travel for the first time to Panama to engage with young people there, and the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism is inviting parishes, parish groups and deanery areas to nominate young people who might be interested in travelling on this inspirational pilgrimage.  Unfortunately, due to the distance involved, places are limited to 30 pilgrims.  The travel dates are 18th–30thJanuary 2019.  Deposits and bookings can be made online and the cost of the trip can be covered by scheduled payments.  All pilgrims will undergo preparation and will take part in the Diocesan young adult leadership programme.  To find out more or to book, go to www.evangelisation.ie

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World meeting of families 2018

Papal Visit

The World Meeting of Families 2018 events at whichPope Francis has confirmed attendance are the Festival of Families Saturday 25th August, at Croke Park.   On Sunday 26th August Pope Francis will visit Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo, he will return to Dublin for the Final Mass which will be held in The Phoenix Park on Sunday Afternoon.

These events are free but every adult and child in attendance will need a ticket to access the venues.   Places are subject to availability.

Tickets to Croke Park and Phoenix Park will be FREE however they are currently only available to people who register for World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of August.

Ticket:-

Tickets to the pastoral congress in the RDS will cost €33 per day/3 day ticket is €68.   Under 18s are free.   All events will be ticketed, even those that are free.   People can now register for tickets for the pastoral congress in the RDS – all those registered for tickets will also be guaranteed tickets for the festival of families in Croke Park and the final Mass in The Phoenix Park

For more information please go to:

www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Tickets-Registration

St Fergal’s Parish Transport and Ticket arrangements :-

Please Telephone:-

Ruth – 087 2389165

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READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Monday 25thJune –Saturday 30thJune

Monday 25thJune

9.30 am: Frank Mallin (Anniv.)

2 Kg 17:5-8, 13-15, 18. Ps 59:3-5, 12-13, R/v 7. Mt 7:1-5.

Tuesday 26thJune

9.30 am: Nancy Shortt (Rec.Dec.)

2 Kg 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36. Ps 47:2-4, 10-11, R/ cf. v 9. Mt 7:6, 12-14.

Wednesday 27thJune

9.30 am: Brigid Timmons

(Get Well Mass Bouq)

2 Kg 22:8-13, 23:1-3. Ps 118:33-37, 40, R/ v 33. Mt 7:15-20

Thursday 28thJune

9.30 am: Mick & Dean Mc Giff (Rem.)

2 Kg 24:8-17. Ps 78:1-5, 8-9, R/ v 9.

Mt 7:21-29.

Friday 29thJune

9.30 am: Laura Cahill (Exam Bouq.)

Acts 12:1-11. Ps 33:2-9, R/ v 5, alt R/ v 8. 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18.

Mt 16:13-19.

Saturday 30thJune

9.30 am:  Prayer Service.

Lam 2:2, 10-14,18-19.

Ps 73:1-7, 20-21, R/ v 19. Mt 8:5-17.

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PRAYER

God most high, from his mother’s womb you destined John the Baptist to preach repentance, to challenge hardened hearts, and so to hear salvation.   Grant that we may embrace the conversion he proclaimed and to follow the one whose coming he announced, Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

30th June  & 1st July 2018.

Ministers of the Eucharist:

7:00 pm     Anne Kiely,

Eamon O’Dowd and

Sylvia Meaney.

8.00 a.m.   Bridget Waters

Mary Bolger

10:30 am   Michael Lyons, Carin Geografo

Mary Keogh, Eileen Fox and

Billy Carnahan,

Nursing Home Rota:

 Mary Breen,

Nuala Doyle,

Margaret Ryan

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm     Maire Therese Kennan O’Dowd

8.00am     John Heywood

10.30am    Paul McHugh

Altar Servers Rota

7.00p.m.

10.30a.m.

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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:-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 thepreparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.

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