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The Deep End

Give me a drink!

In today’s Gospel, we hear the wonderful account of the woman at the well.  We hear of physical thirst but also of a much deeper thirst, for connection and conversion.

During Lent, we are invited into the lives of Trócaire’s partners in the global south.  We meet Madris in Kenya, who walks around the dusty brown patch of land beside her small home, where she lives with her six children.  There are no crops visible, just a few scraggy bushes.  Madris tells us, ‘I feel very bad when the rains don’t come because all my plants depend on rainfall’.  Water scarcity worldwide is being accelerated by the climate crisis. Scientists tell us that rain-fed agriculture will drop by 50% worldwide by 2030, due to global warming.

When we think of how we might help, we give, and that is good.  But we must also be aware of a deeper conversation that is needed.  Change is possible, solutions are there, and as faith communities we are invited into this journey of change.  The woman in the Gospel today is so deeply affected by her encounter with Christ that she runs to tell the others.  May we also be enthused and open to a real thirst for climate justice, aware that we are called to ‘an ecological conversion whereby the effects of our encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in our relationship with the world around us.  Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience’.

Laudato Si, 217

A challenge: How much water do you use? Where water is concerned how can we serve God more fully?  For water tips, see www.taptips.ie

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 14thFeb 2020

7.00pm  Gertie McClafferty &

             Liam Collins (Anniv)

 

Sunday 15th Mar 2020

8.00am   Raymond Keogh (Anniv)

 

10.30am. Anita Byrne (Month’s Mind)

                David Coleman (Rec Dec)

                Graham Quinn (Rec Dec)

                Marie McGuinness (Rec Dec)

                Sally Ryan (Anniv)

                Thomas & Jane Bashford (Anniv)

                 Jane Murtagh (Anniv)

                Seamus McGuinness (Get Well Int)

 

We are also asked to remember in our prayers:- Daniel Joseph O’Donovan & Cormac O’Donoghue

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 €575.00

The Share Collection amounted to €690.00,

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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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Friday Mornings from

10.00am to 1.00pm

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Third Sunday of Lent

When  Jesus asked the woman of Samaria for water to drink he had already prepared her for the gift of faith.   In his thirst to receive her faith he awakened  in  her heart the fire of God’s love.   We pray for those who are preparing for this baptism.

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A Prayer in this Time of Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Gracious God,   Father, Son and Holy Spirit,  we pray to you through Christ the Healer, for those who suffer from the Coronavirus in Ireland and across the world that they may be healed.

We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.   Give wisdom to policy makers, skill to researchers, comfort to everyone in distress, and a sense of calm to all in these days of uncertainty and distress.   This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected, and love to those to whom no love was shown.  Amen.

Archbishop Michael Jackson

Dublin & Glendalough

P.S. When it comes to the ‘sign of peace’ during Mass, just a smile, bow, or a wave, will convey Christ’s peace.   Those who have flu symptoms, a bad cold, or cough, are under no obligation to attend Mass.   If you show any signs of flu please stay at home.   Mass is available on the internet, the Diocesan website as follows:- www.dublindiocese.ie

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ST FERGAL’S GOSPEL CHOIR

St Fergal’s Gospel Choir are looking for new members.   Choir Practice  takes place every Monday evening in the Church at 8.00pm.   If you would be interested in joining our group please come along to one of our rehearsals, or you can leave your name with Jenny in the Parish Office, or speak to Jean or Helen who are choir members.    We would love to have you be part of our group.

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EASTER MASS BOUQUET CARDS

Are now available from the Parish Office, or from the Sacristy.   The intentions of those who receive these cards will be remembered at the 9.30am Mass on Monday 13th April 2020.

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READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Mon 16th – Sat 21st Mar 2020

Monday 16th Mar

9.30am K.C. Matthews (Anniv)

2 Kg 5:1-15. Pss 41:2-3; 42:3-4,

R/ Ps 41:3. Lk 4:24-30.

Tuesday 17th Mar

FEAST OF ST. PATRICK

9.30am Liam Patrick O’Mahoney                                 

(Month’s Mind)

Eccles (Sir) 39:6-10. Ps 115:12-19,

R/ v 12. 2 Tm 4:1-8. Mt 13:24-32.

Wednesday 18th Mar

9.30am Angela & Jack Maher (Rem)

Deut 4:1, 5-9. Ps 147:112-13, 15-16, 19-20,

R/ v 12. Mt 5:17-19.

Thursday 19th Mar

‘The virtues of  St Joseph’

9.30am Gareth & Charlotte Byrne &

             Joe & Maureen Devane (Anniv)

2 Sm 7:4-5, 12-14, 16. Ps 88:2-5, 27, 29,

R/ v 37. Rm 4:13, 16-18, 22. Mt 1 :16, 18-

Friday 20th Mar

9.30am Deirdre Duddy ( Rem)

Hos 14:2-10. Ps 80:6, 8-11, 14, 17,

R/ vv 9, 11. Mk 12:28-34.

Saturday 21st Mar

9.30 am – Prayer Service

Hos 5:15-6:6. Ps 50:3-4, 18-21,

R/ cf Hos 6:6. Lk 18:9-14.

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PRAYER

O God, living and true, look upon your people, whose dry and stony hearts are parched with thirst. Unseal the living water of your Spirit; let it become within us an ever flowing spring, leaping up to eternal life.   Thus may we worship you in spirit and in truth through Christ, our deliverance and hope, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God for ever and ever. Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

Ministers of the Eucharist:

21st & 22nd Mar 2020

7:00pm     Eamon O’Dowd

                Anne Kiely

                Averryl Lyons

 

 8.00am    Peter Growney

                Monica Cornejo

 

10:30am  Margaret Ryan, Marie Kelly,

               Margaret Foley,

               Marian Growney,

               Goretti Maxwell.

Nursing Home Rota:

Billy Carnahan

Vicky Byrne

Margaret Ryan

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm   Marie Therese Kennan O’Dowd

8.00am   David Grant

10.30am Sinead Paglinawan

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 ST FERGAL’S PARISH

V. Rev Fr Jimmy McPartland Co PP

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

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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