St Columba's Church Newsletter 25 October 2020

Published: Friday, 23 October 2020


30th Sunday Ordinary Time 25/15 October 2020

Masses this week

Due to Diocesan/Government Regulations there will be no public Masses this week. The Church will be open for private prayer.

Fr Pat Davis will continue to offer Mass Intentions during the week

 **Novena Masses for the Dead will be celebrated by Fr Pat Davis from Monday 2nd November to Tuesday 10th November. Anyone wishing to have their deceased family members remembered during these Masses may leave an envelope with names included into the Church and they will be placed on the Altar during the Masses.  

 Everything in this World

Is temporary. Life changes.

People come and go and

Seasons never last. So no

Matter what you are going

Through right now, always

Remember that your

Present situation is not

Your final destination.

Don’t give up. Put all your

Hope in God. He will make

A way and you will

Overcome all.

Urnaí don Teaghlach Naofa

Cuimhnigh gur leat féin an teaghlach seo anois. Cosaín sinn í do cheansacht, soar sinn ó gach contúirt, cuidigh linn in am ár riachtanais, agus tabhair neart dúinn chun go mbéimid buan- tseasmhach  í ndéanamh aithrise ar do Theaghlach Noafa-sa..

Remember that this family belongs to Thee..Look upon us in Thy loving kindness, preserve us from every danger, give us help in time of need and grant us the grace to persevere to the end in the imitation of Thy Holy Family…

Died Recently

Cormac Quinn, Glenties,

Parish Finances/Collections: The only income parishes have to cover their bills – (upkeep, maintenance, insurance, church supplies, wages etc) is the Sunday envelope collection.

Families and individuals of this parish receive their box of envelopes each year in late December. According to our records 52% approximately use the envelope on a weekly basis. It is also noted that families and individuals drop money in to the collection basket and don’t use the envelope. This is acceptable too. All income is very much appreciated. In recent months due to the covid pandemic the restrictions on Churches have affected their income. Parishes have suffered a massive decrease. Unfortunately, bills continue to come and have to be paid. At the moment our parish is finding it very difficult to maintain our good level of paying our bills for every day needs. As it is impossible at this time to organise any fund raising events your weekly contributions are very important. Go raibh agaibh.

The Church envelopes for the coming year will soon be available. Any new families to the parish who wish to be registered please drop their name into the Parochial House in the coming weeks. Anyone who does not wish to receive a box of envelopes may also inform the Parochial House. This is to keep the cost of printing envelopes to a minimum as well.

Support Line: If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning SeniorLine.  We are Ireland’s national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm.  We are older people too, trained to listen and support.  We would love to hear from you.  Freefone 1800 80 45 91

YouCat Class: Fr. Shane Gallagher & Fr. Brendan Ward will lead a weekly Zoom YouCat Class for any adult who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Places are limited. The course will start in the first week in November 2020. For more information or to book your place please email your name and number to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An Tobar Domhain  continues to be livestreamed on the Raphoe Diocese Facebook Page each evening at 9.15pm.  You are cordially invited to join Bishop Alan for this time of prayer and reflection.  It is also livestreamed on the Cathedral Webcam

A Prayer for Spiritual Communion My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot receive you now in Holy Communion, come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never let me be parted from you. Amen.

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