Parish Priest - Father Anton Column

Father Anton Parish Priest

The Seventh Sunday Of Easter, 24th May 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This weekend marks the end of the Season of Easter.  Pentecost Sunday is the celebration of the Gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church as we know it today.  It is seen as the Birth of the Church, its empowering and its authorisation to go out and proclaim the Goodnews. 

This weekend we wear Red Vestments to signify the power, the fire of the Holy Spirit into the lives of God’s people on earth.  From then on we move into the Ordinary Time of the Church Calendar when we wear green vestments and adorn the altar accordingly.  The Holy Spirit is the living presence of God in the Church and in our personal lives.  So in faith and prayers let us endeavour to spread the news of the gospel with our life.
Last week our foodbank collector expressed a wish to restart the food collection for the local foodbank.  He proposes that in the near future he sets up a car collection point, a date yet to be set.  Watch this space for further developments.                                 

Please continue to pray for the sick especially Bridie Gaffey who has asked for prayers.  Also this week we remember in particular Elizabeth Minton who died during the week.  Her family have asked your prayers for her and for themselves as well.  May she rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to those who mourn.
The Streamed Masses for the coming week are as follows:  Tuesday June 2nd at 7 pm.  And then next Sunday June 7th at 10 am

Please note that there are two way of watching, first of all through the parish website and secondly the school Facebook page which is a link under the parish screenings or you can go directly to the school Facebook page.  With the parish stream there is no comment box whereas there is on the Facebook page.  You can choose either to suit.

As you are probably very aware schools are starting up again allowing some form of participation for pupils.  It is a tentative time for many so let us pray that all goes well for everyone involved.

God bless you and keep you all safe.

Father Anton s.c.j.