St Columba's Church Newsletter 19 April 2020

Published: Friday, 17 April 2020



AN tATH DENIS G QUINN 074 9739008/0868578827

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An Dara Domhnach den Chaisc 18th April 2020

Masses and Exposition this week continues to be cancelled with the direction given by Diocese and State. Private Masses booked will be celebrated by Fr Denis G on dates booked.

Encouraging Words

We all need an injection of encouragement. So lets reflect on the two downcast disciples on their way to Emmaus. The future looked bleak; their hopes were shattered when Christ was crucified. When the stranger joined them it was good to share their sadness with him.

But he was no stranger – he was someone who lifted their hearts. It was only when he vanished from their sight that their eyes were opened and they recognised who their companion was.

A few questions: What happens to us when Christ seems to have vanished and no longer walks with us? Are we convinced he never refuses his gift of love? Isn’t he present when a smile breaks through tears and hope is renewed in the heart of another? Doesn’t the most insignificant event speak the language of faith, hope and, above all, love?

In the midst of worries and turmoil, we doubt the sincerity of our prayer, but it is sincere when we can say:

Jesus take me as I am. I can come no other way.


Even with a Christian outlook, the road can seem long, but Jesus keeps us company every step of the way. He will care for you tomorrow as he cares for you today.


Cúimhneacháin Báis

Died Recently

Margaret Donegan,Teelin,

Connie McGinley, Meenaneary Months Mind Tue 21st


Phoncie Haughey, Teelin, Mass Thur 16th

Colm & Cathie Cunningham, Chapel Gate, Mass Fri 17th

James Patrick Boyle, Meenacharvey/Glasgow, Mass Sat 18th  

Margaret, Francis, PJ  & Patrick Maloney, Aughera Mass Sat 25th

Lizzie & Francie McNelis, Straleel, Mass Sun 26th

Parish Contributions: Recent Envelopes/Donations €740

I thank you for your continued support to the upkeep of the Parish at this difficult time. Envelopes/Donations can be placed in the Parochial House Letter Box. Maith sibh uilig.


First Confession/First Communion

These Sacraments will be at a future date in the Parish. This is due to the Covit 19 restrictions.

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