Friday, January 8, 2016

Update 8th January

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
The people were searching and John pointed them in the direction of Jesus. On your life’s journey who have been the John the Baptist people for you, people who have pointed you in the right direction?
The Baptism of Jesus was a very special moment for him that affirmed him in his identity as Son of God and in his mission. Recall the experiences that affirmed you – either in your sense of who you are, or in relation to the direction you were taking in life.
The Baptism of Jesus marks a transition point in his life, and the start of his public ministry. Recall the transition points in your own life. 
Where did you see the grace of God at work in those times?
This experience of Jesus occurred when he was at prayer. What part has prayer played in opening you to being aware of God in your life? What part has prayer played in helping you through a transition point in your life?
(John Byrne osa)

   7.30 p.m. :  Martin Purcell, Pat Taylor, Michael Brennan, Maura Clarke
   9:30 a.m. :  Pauline Feely, Carmel Keenan, Catherine Davitt
11.30a.m.  :   Kathleen Cregg, Martin Dolan, Marie Kennedy, Ita Lohan
New Eucharistic Rota available from the Sacristy
  7. 30 p.m.  :  Gabriel Lavin
  9:30 a.m.  :   Michael Chapman
11:30 a.m. :    Noel Scally
Parish Pastoral Council:
A meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Tuesday 12th January at 8p.m. in St. Joseph’s Resource Centre. 
A Word Of Appreciation:  As we come to the end of the Christmas Season we look back in appreciation of all who helped  to make Christmas special. To the young people  who led us in reflection. Thanks to all who helped to make St. Joseph’s warm and welcoming. To Mary for the Advent Wreath and to all the team who decorated the Church so beautifully (Thanks to all the new people who joined us this year). To all who worked on the Crib—erecting, creating—lighting.  A big thanks to the Folk Group, Boyle Musical Society, Altar Society, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Servers. 
Finally, thanks to Frank, Damien and to Padraig in the Sacristy.
Thank You: Many thanks for your generous contributions to the Christmas Collection which goes towards the support of the Priests in the Parish.
Social Hour: Parishioners are invited to come along to St. Joseph’s Resource Centre for tea and a chat on Friday 15th January at 10.30a.m. and every 
Friday morning thereafter.

Monday 10.00 a.m. Dick and Maureen Heeran
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Thomas Connolly
Wednesday 10.00a.m. Christina King
Thursday 10.00a.m. The Deceased Members of the O’Mara and 
Waters Family
7.30p.m. Jim Duffy

Paddy and Peggy Shanley
Saturday 10.00a.m. John Egan (Months Mind)
Vigil 7.30p.m. Una and Henry Feely
Sunday      9.30a.m. People of the Parish
11.30a.m. Liam O’ Callaghan

Fr John Cunningham O.P will give a talk on the early Christian martyrs in the St. Joseph’s Resourse Centre on Tuesday 12th January at 8pm .The talk will be followed by a discussion with Q&A session .Everybody welcome 
Eucharistic Adoration:
The Diocese of Elphin is setting up a diocesan lay team in order to promote, expand and consolidate Eucharistic Adoration throughout the Diocese. 
There will be a special information meeting on Saturday 30th January 2016 at 11a.m. in Abbey Community College. Registration from 10a.m. 
Divine Mercy Conference - Dublin
The Divine Mercy Conference will take place at the RDS, Dublin from 19th – 21st February. Tickets €35.00 for full weekend 
Marriage Encounter - Athlone:
Marriage Encounter will host a weekend for married couples  at the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone from 26th to 28th February. For more info visit  or call 087-784 0408 for a brochure.
The Roscommon Underwater Search and Recovery Unit: will hold its Annual Church Gate Collection on next weekend January 16th / 17th. 
All monies collected will be used for the maintenance of the unit.
Yoga Classes: commence on Tuesday 19th January in The Convent Primary School, Carrick Road. Classes for ladies at 7.30p.m. and classes for men at 9p.m. Beginner's welcome. Please bring a mat a rug. 
.For further details please contact Liz on 086-8690804.
Offertory Collection amounted to €2898.83 on Sunday 3rd January.

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