St Columba's Church Newsletter 24 May 2020

Published: Saturday, 23 May 2020




AN tATH DENIS G QUINN 074 9739008/0868578827

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The Ascension of the Lord 23rd/24th May 2020

The Churches will remain open during this week for private prayer. Please continue to follow guidelines given. Enter by front door and exit at side door. Go raibh maith agaibh for your co-operation at this time.

This weeks Parish Collection amounted to €520

Trocaire to date €285. If anyone still has Trocaire money to hand in please do so this week or send directly to Trocaire. Thank you.


What would we do?

If everything around us, excluding the human race, was reduced to dust for 12 hours, what would we do? What would be left?

We couldn’t go to work because we would have no transport. No place to work. No shops, to buy anything. No food, no drink; but above all, no distractions. Our only occupation for these 12 hours would be spent in the presence of other human beings, our nearest family and friends perhaps. In other words, our neighbours.

Suddenly, we would be aware of the importance of these people we so often forget about. The importance of communication, sharing, comforting and encouraging. We might discover that the source of happiness and peace lies in being there for one another.

We might also become aware that God has put us here to love Him and to love each other, and, as long as we have those two loves firmly established in our heart and reap the beauty thereof, the whole earth can crumble.


Lend a helping hand. Always.


Cúimhneacháin Báis   

Died Recently

Johnny McNelis, Malinmore,

Marie Galvin, Dublin,

William O Connor, Teelin/Arklow


Kitty Séan Cunningham, Teelin, Mass Sat 30th May

Michael McGinley, Mín an Aoire, Mass Sun 31st May

Bernadette O Gara, Carrick Lower,


Confessions: the Sacrament of Confession will be admisistered at the Sacristy of the Church on Tue 10a.m – Noon. Those attending are asked to follow guidelines provided at this time.

 Buíochas: Ba mhaith liom buíochas a thabhairt do na fir ar na schemes for their work this week in cleaning and cutting of grass.

I am still concerned about the amount of dumping of waste in the graveyard.

Lough Derg Online Retreats Sat 16th May, Tue 19th May, Sun 24th May & Wed 27th May. Log onto Tel Lough Derg 0749861518 for more information.


Winner last week €20 Tiny Cunningham, Carrick.

Q1: Who is the Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases?

Q2: What is Pope Francis’ Birth Name?

Q3:  Name the river that flows through Dublin City



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