Masses: Each day @ 10am; Adoration on First Fri 4-5pm
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €443. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: A.Ryan, L.Turley, M.Mitchell
Ministers of Holy Communion: Group 2
Readers for next Weekend: Group 3, M.Killeen, O.Costello
Altar Servers for this week: Group 3, Alisa, Jack, Katie
Mass on First Fri @ 7pm
Last Sunday's Offertory collection: €331. Many Thanks
Church Cleaners: B.Kilduff, E.Kilduff
Readers for next Sunday: A.Rohan
Altar Servers for next Sunday: Group 3
Minister of Holy Communion for next Sunday: P.Trainor
YEAR OF FAITH CELEBRATIONS
Mass & Blessing of graves, Glebe, Mon 5th Aug @ 7.30pm
Thurs 15th Aug, Mass for Cluster Parishes in Clonmacnois @ 7.30pm
Sun 1st Sept, Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock
Sun 15th Sept, Pattern day in Clonmacnois starting @ 3pm
Questions People Ask (Fr O’Flynn – Intercom)
Q. I have a problem with what the Lord said about our prayers being always answered … ‘ask and it will be given to you etc.’ I have prayed earnestly for many requests which have not been granted.
A. We all have that experience of not getting exactly what we requested. We have to trust that God knows what is best and sees things in a more expansive picture. Jesus went on to point to the example of how a loving parent does not always give children what they request. Sometimes there is too much of me in our prayers and we forget that we are one with others in the body or community of Christ. Perhaps my prayer is answered by a grace given to some other person as well as some grace given to me which I have not recognised.
YEAR OF FAITH: To mark this 'Year of Faith' a special celebration of each of the Sacraments will be celebrated in a place of historical religious significance in one of the four Parishes of our Pastoral Area. On Thursday 1st August at 7.30pm we will celebrate the renewal of Marriage Vows in St. Colmcille's Church, Ballinahown and we invite all couples who are married for whatever number of years and would like to renew their commitment and receive a special parchment to mark the occasion, provided they have given the names of both people into the Parish office in Ballinahown. It is hoped to have refreshments and music on the night. All are invited to attend, young & old, married or single.
Congratulations & best wishes to Sarah Price and Donal Relihan, who were married recently in St Brigid’s Church Killester. Ad multos annos!
Ever Considered University?
Ballinasloe Job Club invites you to an Information Evening on Wed 31st July in the Emerald Ballroom Ballinasloe from 7- 9pm. (Tel 09096-43057)
CURA was established by the Church to ensure provision of services to anyone facing a crisis pregnancy situation, as follows:
Crisis or unplanned pregnancy support and counselling; Counselling & support after an abortion; Support for mothers and/or fathers of a new baby,
Schools awareness programmes.
All services are provided by fully trained counsellors, and are free, confidential and non- judgmental. Call 1850-622626. See www.cura.ie for details.