Monday, January 18, 2016

Update 18th January

John 2:1-11
The story is a story of abundance, the abundance of the blessings God gives us. 
How have you been aware of the abundance of God’s blessings? 
Let the memories lead you to prayer of thanks and praise for the times in your life when that joy and fulfilment have been very real to you. John uses a number of images (marriage, wine, feast, etc.) to symbolise the abundance of God’s love. 
What are your favourite images of the abundance of God’s love and blessings? The hour of Jesus had not yet come when the glory of God would be fully revealed, yet even so something of the glory of God was revealed in the sign that took place. For us also the revelation of the full glory of God lies in the future, but we do get glimpses along the way. Recall some of the signs that have revealed to you something of the glory of God, e.g., nature, art, friendship, etc. Mary/Jesus. It is interesting to note that despite the apparent rebuff, Mary is the first person in the narrative to show (at the level of the action of the story) that the correct response to the presence of Jesus is to trust in him. When have you trusted in the word of Jesus like that? What relationships do you have that you can trust like that? Do you recall times when your trust was rewarded even when you had been initially disappointed?                         (John Byrne Osa)

7.30 p.m : Mary Clifford, Alan Deane, Bridie Farrell, Pat Gannon
9.30 a.m.: Noney Lavin, Mary Lavin, Aidan Lavin
11:30 a.m. : Mary Martin, Eamon Mullen, Betty McDermott, Nora McDonagh

7.30 p.m.: Children’s Mass
9.30 a.m:  Peggy Feely
11.30a.m.: Donal J. Farrell

Welcome Fr. Stephen Ezenwegbu
We welcome Fr. Stephen Ezenwegbu from Nigeria who has been studying in Ireland for the last number of years. Fr. Stephen is here in Boyle for a few months learning about life in the Diocese of Elphin. Fr. Stephen will be preparing for his driving test and doing work for Bishop Kevin.

New Church Choir - Singers Invited To Join:
We are pleased to announce that we are working with a group of local musicians and singers to form a new Church Choir. The choir will rehearse weekly in the church from 8pm to 9.15pm commencing Tuesday 2nd February. It is intended that the choir will sing for the Easter Ceremonies at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 26th March and on the 4th Sunday of the month thereafter. We are looking for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses who can commit to weekly rehearsals and monthly masses. First rehearsal Tuesday 2nd February 8pm in St Joseph's Church.

Chaplet of Devine Mercy prayed in St. Joseph’s after 10a.m. Mass every day throughout the year.

Masses will be offered
Monday 10.00 a.m. Michael and Bernard Lavin
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. ...
Wednesday 10.00a.m. ...
Thursday 10.00a.m. Jimmy Mc Tiernan and The  Deceased  Family Members
Friday 10.00a.m....
Friday 7.30p.m. Elizabeth McKeon and The Deceased Family Members, Seamus and Ursula Beirne, Nellie and Tom McDermott, Peter and Nora McDermott, Mary Jane, Johnny and Padraig O’Gara, Regina and John Spellman, Michael and Lena Keaveney and The Deceased Family Members
Saturday 10.00a.m. Angela Quinn (Months Mind)
Saturday Vigil 7.30p.m. Lucy Garvin
Sunday 9.30a.m. People of the Parish
Sunday 11.30a.m. Dermot Harrington

Boyle Community Games AGM:
Thursday 21st January at 8.30 pm in Boyle GAA Clubhouse. We would ask that as many parents as possible could attend. We are looking for new committee members this year to assist with running the games and ensuring that the games can continue in Boyle. We have a strong and proud history of success in the Community Games and all assistance would be of great benefit to all the children who participate every year. We will be shortly registering for events for 2016, so along with the regular events we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in other events including swimming, gymnastics, cycling, model making, badminton, chess, draughts, handball, group singing, pitch and putt, table tennis, group dance, group comedy and drama.We look forward to welcoming new volunteers.

Groundbreaking documentary informing women of a natural alternative to infertility treatment. Wednesday 20th January at 02:00, 08:00, 21:00

Prayer Meeting every Tuesday at 8p.m. in the Committee Room.

Free Introductory Taster Class on Thursday 21st January from 10 to 11a.m. and Friday 22nd January from 7 to 8p.m in St. Joseph’s Resource Centre. Absolute beginners to advanced. Follow on Classes €10 per session or 6 sessions €50. Contact Linda on 0877866866.

Offertory Collection amounted to €2,353.29 on Sunday 10th January. Thank you.

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