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PARISH MASSES ONLINE

All Parish Masses will be broadcast live on the internet. SEE HERE FOR LATEST VIDEO. Follow this link also for online events during Lent

LATEST: COVID RESTRICTIONS

Sadly, due to government Covid restrictions, Masses must be held behind closed doors and parishoners must not attend in person. Masses will be broadcast here and via Facebbok Live.

PLEASE PRAY FOR

We remember in our prayers all those whose anniversaries occur around this time and we also remember all who have passed away during the coronavirus pandemic. May they rest in peace.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, please come spiritually into my heart. I embrace you now as if you were already there and I untie myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen
Based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori

LENT 2021

For the Mondays of Lent Mass at 7.30pm. The Stations of the Cross will be prayed during the Wednesdays of Lent at 8.00pm. The Friday evenings of Lent Holy Hour from 6.00pm-7.20pm

BILLY KELLY MEMORIAL WALK

Anita, Niamh, Roisin and Orla Kelly in conjunction with Bonniconlon GAA are organising a memorial 5k fun run and family walk in memory of Billy Kelly on his first anniversary, St. Patrick's Day 2021. On St. Patrick’s Day please undertake the 5k run/walk in your own time and your own location (staying within Government Covid 19 restrictions) thinking of Billy along the way. We have chosen to fundraise for Cancer Care West, Mayo Cancer Support Association, Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, as they provided help, support and medical care to Billy during his illness. All funds raised will go directly to these great causes. We hope you can help us raise much needed funds by donating whatever you can. Donations at https:www.idonate.ie/billyswalk. All proceeds to: Mayo Roscommon Hospice, Cancer Care West (Inis Aoibhinn) and Mayo Cancer Support (Rock Rose House, Castlebar).

POPE'S INTENTION

Intention for evangelization - Sacrament of reconciliation : Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.

ST. ANGELA’S COLLEGE

St. Angela’s College, Sligo are inviting applications for Part time Certificate in religious Education (Primary) with online delivery. Closing dates for applications is Friday 14th May 2021, For further information and application forms contact Mary Kearns, Senior Administrator, School of education, St. Angela’s College, Lough Gill,, Sligo. Email: mkearns@stangelas.nuigalway.ie or visit www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie

MAYO DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Mayo County Council are currently putting together a County Development Plan for 2021-2027. Mayo County Council are hosting a Webinar will be at 11am on the 2nd of March 2021. Please see below link to register for Webinar, in connection with the Draft Mayo County Development Plan 2021-2027. Full details and register on https://www.mayo.ie/planning/countydevelopment-plans/2021-2027

THE LENS OF THE GOSPEL

‘This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.’ Peter, James and John were particularly close to Jesus, but they were not good at listening to Jesus, especially when he spoke of the painful road of servant discipleship. Jesus is the one we must listen to, even when his message is hard to hear. It is in this message we find life. When have you found this true? Fr. John Byrne OSA (Intercom)

TROCAIRE

“Here are my hands, hold them. Please don’t leave South Sudan alone. We need your prayers. We need your support. We need your love.” This year Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign brings us to South Sudan, where we learn about the suffering of people who have lost their homes and loved ones to war, and how they are rebuilding their lives through love, friendship, and solidarity. Meet Awut and Ajak. Awut, they are survivors. They survived a war, but each day remains a battle: a battle to earn money; a battle to grow food; a battle to pay for their children’s school; a battle to survive and thrive. These women lost their homes and loved ones to the conflict in South Sudan. They fled their villages with nothing but the clothes on their back, trekking through miles of dangerous bush land with no food or water for themselves or their children. Awut arrived in the community of Malek frightened but was welcomed with loving arms by her new neighbours. Sometime later, Ajak returned to Malek after having been away with her husband who was a soldier. Here, in this remarkable community, people whose lives were brought together by pain and suffering are starting new lives based on love, friendship, and kindness. Every day remains a struggle for Awut and Ajak and their families. They struggle to earn money, grow food, and attend school. Life continues to be full of challenges & obstacles for these amazing women, but they face these challenges together, with dignity and solidarity. Each year since 1973, Trócaire has turned the compassion of the Irish people into life-changing support for some of the world’s poorest people. By supporting Trócaire’s Lenten Campaign we can hold the hand of the people of South Sudan. Our fundraising can make a real difference to the lives of the people most in need. Please collect a Trócaire box in the church for your Lenten contribution to help these poor unfortunate people

FR PEYTON CENTRE

The Fr Peyton Centre are operating a Telephone and Collect service, we have all the essential groceries in our Community Shop, our bakery is open and will bake to order. Please ring 096 45374 to order, if you are not able to collect the items we can arrange delivery. Our meals–on-wheels service is also available, if you need assistance or know of anyone in the community in need, please let us know. We can organise deliveries of groceries and medicines if needed. Please stay safe during these difficult times, please let us know if we can help in any way.

LIVING WELL PROGRAMME

The Living Well Programme is a workshop for adults living with a long-term health condition. The workshop is delivered over six workshops (2.5hrs x6). You will develop self-management skills and confidence to live well with your health condition. For more information regarding cost and booking please phone 086 6078950 or visit www.hse.ie/LivingWell

GALILEE ONLINE

Three Tuesdays of Lent 7.30pm-9.00pm. Please see here for detils

ALONE

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

STOP!

North West STOP provides FREE Counselling in your area with No Waiting Lists. Please phone or text our Counselling Coordinator on 086 777 2009 to arrange to speak with a counsellor.

OFFETORY COLLECTIONS

A sincere thanks to all who have handed in their contributions towards the weekly envelopes, I very much appreciate your generosity in these difficult times for every one. God bless you all. Fr. John

AGE ACTION

Now more than ever it is important to have internet skills and to keep in touch with family and friends so Age Action is offering 5 hours of free remote tutoring by phone / video call to help older people use their smartphone, computer, tablet or ipad. The programme called Getting Started KIT takes place in your own home at a time that suits you and includes a free guide. For further information call 091 527831 or e-mail gettiingstartedgalway@ageaction.ie

ON LINE CONTRIBUTIONS

In recent months some people have enquired about ways of supporting the parish. Many of you have done this during the months and when the churches re-opened. Looking to the future, the diocese has set up a system whereby donations may be made “on-line” to the parish. There are links on diocesan websites and the system is easy to use. People can opt to make a donation to the Offertory Collection and can choose to do so as a once off or repeated donation. They can also make a donation to one of the four collections taken up through the year for the support of the priest in the parish (Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and Christmas) and, finally, donations may be made to the Special Collections that are taken up in the parish and submitted for forwarding to the diocese, e.g. Vocations, Mission Sunday, Lourdes etc. The links may be found on the Diocesan Website the link is achonrydiocese.org/donateonline

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