2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Print

Second Sunday in Ordinary Timecomesee
Gerry Boyle PP.   046 9054138

‘what I have read in the report is a cause of great sadness’

So writes Bishop Deenihan in response to the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, two of which were in Dunboyne and Castlepollard, in our Diocese.
‘...the lack of kindness and compassion, as
identified by the Commission is...clear. When the Church, State and society lose respect for the individual and forget that we are made in the image and likeness of God, dignity is forgotten and human life is not valued. ...I have met with individuals who...have been unfairly burdened with an unwarranted but enduring sense of shame...we have an obligation to do what we can to lift this burden.
full statement is available in the porches of the churches, and HERE.

                  No public Masses for the foreseeable future
I continue to join Fr Timothy for Sunday Mass, on YouTube, in Lobinstown. I will offer Mass each day along with the Mass on RTÉ News Now, at 10.30am, for booked Masses, as below. On other days, Mass will be offered for your intentions.
Monday  10.30am       Mary Finnegan, Gernonstown  (2nd Anniversary)

Friday    10.30am        Maeve Keeley, Grangegeeth     (Month's Memory)

Prayer for Christian Unity
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on Monday 18th January.
The theme chosen is ‘Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit’ (John15: 1- 17).
It was chosen to express the Christian Community’s vocation to
pray and work for reconciliation and unity within the church, our human family and all of creation. It is very necessary as we are divided by circumstances, but united in Christ. We pray for a peaceful change of administration in the U.S. during this week.

COVID-19 seems to be more prevalent and contagious in this third wave, so
please cooperate with the guidelines, pray for safety and act in a safe way.
Pray for all on the front line, those making and implementing important decisions and those administering the vaccines.

Jesus asks a significant question of his early followers in today’s Gospel.
What do you want?’  
How would I answer that question?

LMFM Mass, next Sunday morning, will be from Rushwee church.


Online donations can now be made to parish and diocesan collections

via the Diocesan website HERE

 Please read the note from the Bishop, attached below.

           Note from the Bishop: