St Columba's Church Newsletter 1 August 2020

Published: Saturday, 01 August 2020




AN tATH DENIS G QUINN 074 9739008/0868578827

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 18th Sunday Ordinary Time 1/2 August 2020


Masses this week

Carrick                                                            Mín an Aoire

Mon 7p.m                                           An Domhnach  9.30a.m

Tue 9.30a.m

Thurs 7p.m

Fri 7p.m

Sat 6.30p.m

Sun 11a.m

Offertory Collection last week amounted to €700. Buíochas


Do we allow time for listening to the gentle voice that speaks in the silence of our hearts and listen to other louder voices, saying

‘Prove that you are relevant, important and especially successful, and then you will      earn the love you desire’

That gentle voice calling us “beloved” comes to us in the countless ways. It comes through our parents, friends and people who have crossed our path, making the Lord present in our lives, often with much tenderness. We are encouraged to keep going when we are ready to give up and stimulated to try again when life seems a failure. The truth is that we are intimately loved, long before people loved or wounded us. Thats the truth spoken by the voice that says “You are my beloved”.

By listening with great attentiveness to that voice of truth, we will discover within ourselves a desire to hear that voice longer and more deeply. Then we can spread the fruits of our love by opening our hearts to show compassion for those whose pain and suffering have clouded the voice of the Beloved in their lives.

Entering into the pain of another can bring its joys, but often heartbreak as well. But then we remember Mary’s “Yes” to becoming the Mother of God. She said

“I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me as you have said”.

Mary’s wonderful example should bring alive our “Yes” to the call of the Beloved in our lives.

Cúimhneacháin Báis

Died Recently

Nora McGinley, Carrick, Months Mind Sat 6.30p.m

Eileen Kelly, Sliabh Liag Ave,


Helen O Donnell, Straknakirka/Kildare Mass Sun 9.30a.m

Con, Mary & Connell Byrne, Altclough, Mass Fri 7th 7p.m

Joe McGinley, Towney,


Please continue to sign for the Mass you are attending. It is important that all attending observe the guidelines in the Church. Face Masks are advisable. Do not attend Mass if you haven’t signed the forms in the Porch in advance. I appreciate the continued help of people and we need to continue to be very careful and cautious. Those attending Anniversary Masses are asked to notify extended Family outside of the parish of our restrictions and rules regarding numbers in the Church.

Parish Office: The Parish Office will be open for calls and the booking of Masses every Thurdsay from 10a.m – 1p.m.

We wish Fr Pat Davis a pleasant time in the parish while he is covering for Fr Denis G.

Buíochas/Comhghairdeas: Ba mhaith liom buíochas agus comhghairdeas a dhéanamh leis na páistí and their families who received the sacrament of confirmation last weekend. Buíochas fosta do na múinteoirí agus foireann na scoilteachta a chuir obair mór isteach

Drive Thru Bingo at Meenaneary Community Centre, Thursday 6th August at 7pm in aid of the Centre's roof restoration fund. Raffle on the night.  Bigí linn.

Old School:  Anyone wishing to tender for repair to Old School ceiling please contact Padraig Carr or Francis Curran of Maintenance Committee as soon as possible.

Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 31st August 2020.  €499.00 per person sharing.  Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 3 nights’ in 4 star Park Hotel with Full Board.  All entertainment and excursions.  Wheelchair accessible rooms.  Single supplement €90.00.  Contact Patricia on 087 1890 236 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Knock Pilgrimages is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Winner of last weeks Quiz was Kay Burke, Carrick, -€20. 

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