|The Weekly Missalette|
WELCOME TO THE DIVINE WORD CHURCH
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – 6TH APRIL 2014
Parish Priest : Fr. Jim Mulherin P.P.
Curate: Fr. Camillus McGrane OSM
Parish Office 4944295 – Mon – Thursday 9 – 1.00pm
Chairperson Parish Pastoral Council: John Phelan
Secretary P.P.C. Mairead Murray
The 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. Masses will continue throughout the
Weekdays of Lent
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
MONDAY 14TH APRIL AT 8.00 P.M. PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE
60 children were confirmed by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in our church last Friday 4th April. Congratulations to all our young people, their parents, families and teachers Ms Murphy and Ms Hynes and the Confirmation Team. It was a wonderful celebration - Well done to all involved.
“I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me will never die”.
How reassuring! Christ has told us that through our belief and trust in him, we shall have eternal life. Life is a passing in time. It is easily seen in spring. New life - fresh shoots - new buds - a reawakening of what appeared to be dead. We are comfortable with the idea of nature’s new life. So too must we be comfortable with Jesus reassuring us that when we do believe – when we do have hope –we too will have eternal life.
A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP MARTIN
THE LIGHT IS TILL ON FOR YOU
CONFESSIONS FOR LENT
When asked by an interviewer who he considered himself to be, Pope Francis surprised many by responding that the best description of himself was: “I am a sinner”. Lent is the season of conversion and return to God. It is a time also in which we can rediscover the joy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Earlier this year Pope Francis set out a challenge for us all:
“I would like to ask you – but don’t say it aloud, everyone respond in his or her own heart; when was the last time you made your confession? Two days, two
Weeks, two years, twenty years, forty years? And if much time has passed, do not lose another day. Be courageous and go to Confession! Jesus will receive you; he will receive you with so much love”.
As Lent comes to a conclusion I have asked a number of Centre City Churches (listed below) in Dublin to provide Confessions continually on the two
Final Saturdays of Lent 12th and 19th April, all day from 0.930 until 18.00
There will be a number of confessors available throughout the day so that ample time will be available for a conversation about your life. The Light over the confessional is still on for you and I ask you to make the most of this special occasion of grace. Other parishes may wish to associate themselves with this initiative in their own way. Resources, posters and leaflets are available from the Office of Evangelisation.
Archbishop of Dublin
(PLEASE SEE LIST OF CHURCHES ON CHURCH NOTICEBOARDS)
SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
The monthly collection for St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up after all masses next weekend 12th/13th April. Your ongoing generosity is greatly appreciated.
Easter Mass Bouquets now available at the Parish Bookshop or from the Parish Office.
Please write name on the book provided and all names will be placed on the altar on Easter Sunday.
Please take time to have a look and see gifts for Confirmation, Communion, Baptism etc.
Congratulations to Kate Geraghty and Paul Dunne who were married here in our church on Saturday. Wishing them both all the best as they start out on married life together.
MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK
Tuesday 8th - 10.00.m. - Mary Nugent R.I.P.
Thursday 10th – 7.00 a.m. – 4th anniversary Pat Carroll OSM
10.00 a.m. – Virginia Yakkal 4th anniversary
Saturday 12th – 6.00 p.m. – 31st anniversary Sean O’Flanagan
Sunday 13th – 12.00 noon – Antoinette Cullen 9th anniversary
Condolences to Des McQuaid, daughter Ruth and son Barry on the death of a loving wife and much loved mother Mrs. Laurena McQuaid (formerly Marley Drive) who was buried in Dingle last Sunday 30th March. May her soul rise to higher glory.