Saturday, 08 May 2021
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Gerry Boyle PP. 046-9054138

Bishop Deenihan writes “ The prospect of celebrating the Easter Triduum without the participation of the Faithful is not what any of us would have wished, but let us also be mindful of that Easter metaphor that joy, new life and resurrection follow isolation and suffering. We all look forward to being able to meet again soon.”
He encourages neighbouring parishes to celebrate online and I will do so with Fr Timothy in Lobinstown, and can be accessed on the Lobinstown Church YouTube channel (See link on Front Page).  Leaflets for Holy Week are available from the churches to help you follow the ceremonies at home.

Palm Sunday            Lobinstown 10.30am            RTÉ News Now   2.15 pm

Holy Thursday         Lobinstown   7.30pm            RTÉ 1                   4.40pm
Good Friday             Lobinstown   3.00pm            RTÉ 1                   3pm     Knock Basilica
Holy Saturday          Lobinstown   7.30pm            RTÉ 1                 10.40pm Knock Basilica
Easter Sunday          Lobinstown 10.30am            RTÉ 1                10.00am 
                                                                                                          12.25pm  Pope Francis' blessing

Thanks to all who said the prayer for Lent over the past few weeks, so that we
could be united in prayer.
I offer Mass each day, along with the Mass on RTÉ
News Now, at 10.30am, for booked Masses when they arise. On other days, Mass is offered for your intentions.
Tuesday     10.30am      Peter Butterley

There will be opportunities for Confession this week:
Grangegeeth church 
Monday      7-8pm
Rushwee church        Tuesday      7-8pm
Rathkenny church    
Wednesday 7-8pm
Please allow space for social distancing and privacy.

Drive-by blessing
I will be available for an Easter Sunday drive-by blessing as we have done
Grangegeeth church  10.00am -10.45am,
Rushwee church        11.00am -11.45am,

Rathkenny church     12 noon  -1.00pm.
Please stay in your cars, as before, as people are watching for breaches of Covid guidelines.

Think outside the box and put something into the Trócaire box.

We’re all conscious of how hard the lockdown is on mental health, and on business
and careers in the future. Please keep going. It’s great to meet people who have got their vaccinations, which will be our way out of this situation. In spite of the frustration, please try to be patient with yourself and others.

Online donations can now be made to parish and diocesan collections

via the Diocesan website HERE      

                                        Prayer for Lent
Loving Father,
to prepare for his mission of proclaiming your kingdom to the world,
your Son, Jesus, was guided by your Holy Spirit to the quiet of the desert.
In these Lenten days, I pray that I will be guided by that same Spirit,
to a place of renewal in my heart and mind,
so that I will seek opportunities for daily personal prayer,
personal sacrifices and acts of kindness.
With your help, may I too be truly prepared
to share in the story of the Passion, Death and Resurrection
of Jesus, your Son, our Lord.