Next Pastoral Council Meeting, on 15 Apr. Date of the Third Laity/Passionist Conversation set for Sunday, 12th May at 1.30 p.m. in the Hall. All invited to take part.
Today Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass. Then on Apr 14; May 12 & 26; Jun 16 & 30. A blessing in our midst.
Calendar: some Dates:
Sun. 7 Apr. Feed the Homeless, Hall, 1.30 pm
Wed 10 Apr.: Bible Study at 10.30 a.m.
Wed 10 Apr: Women’s Spirituality, 7.45 p.m.
Thurs 11 Apr: RCIA at 8 p.m.
Fridays of Lent 7.30 pm: Mass & Stations
Sat 13 Apr 10 am-2pm: Lenten Parish Retreat
Sun 14 Apr. 2.30 p.m.: Swahili Mass
Sun 28 Apr 12.30 pm Mass: Nigerian led
Sat 11 May: Confirmation Candidates meet with Mgr. Rambaud. 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
CCD 1st Holy Communion: 8 June at 11.00 am
Confirmation, 9th June at 3 p.m.
Collections 31 Mar : € 3,209.05: ADP € 362 ; La Quête : €.152. Lenten Project : € 2,011.97
Lenten Project 2019: Collection after Communion. Shrine candle money goes to Lenten Project to support l’Oeuvre d’Orient to rebuild family homes and pay children’s education in Iraq. Total: € 12,187.60
Feed Homeless: Today, Sun 7 Apr, 1.30 p.m.
Welcome to Fr James Sweeney, Provincial, who will spend some time with us.
American Girl Guides got a great response last Sunday: 50 big bags, 20 suitcases, dozens of dolls. It took 3 car runs to deliver these to the Refugee Centre. Your response was amazing. Wen’s contact: 06.08822636.
RCIA 2019: our community is blessed with 5 adult candidates for Baptism at the Easter Vigil; one is being received into Catholic Church and 7 in all for Confirmation. A great team of Parishioners leads RCIA weekly.
Holy Week Liturgies 14 – 21 Apr:
Palm Sunday: Masses as usual
Mon – Wed: 8.30 a.m. Mass as usual
Tues: Penance Service at 8 p.m.
Wed: Chrism Mass, Notre Dame, 6.30 pm
Thurs – Sat: No morning Mass
Holy Thurs: Mass, Washing of feet, 8 pm
Good Fri: Stations of Cross, 12 noon. Passion Liturgy at 8 p.m.
Holy Sat: Confession: 11.30 – 12.30 & 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Easter Vigil: Mass at 9 p.m. (NO Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm.)
Easter Sunday: Masses as usual
Five-yearly inspection by Prefecture de Police surfaced some issues needing attention. These are now being remedied. Another inspection within 3 months will be made. Storage space remains a great lack and will need to be looked at soon.
Parish Lenten Retreat on Sat. 13 April: next Saturday at 10 a.m. the retreat will begin with an opening talk. This will be followed by Mass at 11.00 a.m. After Mass, there will be a Penance Service with individual confessions. Lunch (please bring something with you), will be in the Hall. The retreat will end with a final session at 1.15 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Please join us for all or any part of the retreat as we begin to look to the great Liturgies of Holy Week.