Newsletter for week beginning Sunday 17th March 2019
St Patrick's Day!!

Mass & Service Times for the coming week

Monday          no mass
Tuesday         Mass - 11am FUNERAL   
Wednesday  Mass - 9:15am  in St Bridget’s
Thursday      Mass - 9:15am  in St Bridget’s
Friday            Mass - 9:15am  in St Bridget’s

Saturday       EXPOSITION AT 9.00AM  Mass - 9:30am in St Bridget’s 

Confessions after Saturday morning Mass


Weekend Mass times

Saturday    6:30pm St Malachy’s

Sunday 9:30am am St Patrick’s     


Masses received this week
Please pray for the intention of the donor 

Lately Dead

Margaret Jones
Joseph Kilroy
Rosemary Lowe

Doreen Greening
Mary Lucy Phuong

Special Intentions
Alex Carey
John Collins (S)
Sylvia, Helen & Alan Shap
The Shap Family
Anrew James Dyer
May Delaney
Joseph  Fynan (Bir mem)
Tony Yates (Bir)
Kath Dooley (S)
Rose Murray (S)


Thank you to everyone who came to the St Patrick’s evening on Friday, it seems to have been a great success with good  numbers in attendance.  Thanks also to the gang of helpers who organized the evening and set out and decorated the hall, served the food and cleaned up afterwards.  And lastly thanks to our musicians and dance caller, who made the night such an enjoyable event.

Lent Soup Lunch EVERY Friday @ 12 noon!
Come and join us each Friday through Lent in St Bridget's room for a light lunch of home made soups and goodies.  The idea is that you give up your main meal of the day, replace it with soup and give the cost of your main meal to charity.  All proceeds to the Good Life Orphanage. Thanks to all those who helped out this week providing soups etc. we made £120.00 for the Orphanage!

Stations of the Cross
Each Friday evening at 6pm.  Why not come and join
in with this ancient devotion of the Church, and do a
little something extra for Lent?

Gospel Reflection Group
Meeting each Thursday at 7:00pm through Lent for just 30 minutes.  This is a time to Read the gospel for the following Sunday, reflect, share some thoughts and pray together.  It will be gentle journey into the world of the gospel.  The turn out was good for the first week, and the format of the meeting was very well received.  Please come and join us if you can, and why not bring a friend - there is room for everyone!

Requiem Mass
Please note that Tuesday’s Mass will be at 11am and is the requiem  mass for the late Margaret Jones.

Lent 2019
There is much happening through Lent this year.  Please try to get involved with as much as you can.  We often heat the phrase “what are you giving up for Lent?” But sometimes it is the little extras we can do that can lead to great spiritual development.  Prayer is always the best place to start, and that is what I would like to encourage you to do this Lent.  There are ample time s and days offered for you  to do that bit extra, so why not make this Lent a special time of prayer.

Prayer for the sick of the Parish
O God, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness or disease realise that they are chosen to be saints, and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. Amen.

St Chad’s Deanery Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019
There will be a meeting for anyone interested in travelling with us to Lourdes in July, on Tuesday 19th February at 7:00pm in the deaf centre.  At this meeting we will explain the finer details of the pilgrimage for this year, as well as have the application forms for you to fill in.  Please bring a deposit of £150 to secure your seat.
The cost of the Pilgrimage this year is £780 and is an 8 day Pilgrimage (the Diocese is only 7 days, please take this into consideration when comparing price) which includes everything except insurance. 

Sons of Thunder
The Brother’s at St Malachy’s have started a new meeting group for men. The aim is to allow men to come together  through worship, sharing meals and conversation, so that, what it is to be a man might be explored together.  Last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm at the brothers house. 
Walking together with Jesus - Lent Retreat 2019
Deepen your prayer life through Lent with scripture reflections and resources, and discover different ways of praying. The meetings start Friday 1st March at 7:30pm - 9:00pm at St Malachy’s Church and will be the same time Friday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th, 12th April, closing meeting being on 26th April . If interested