Lenten Lunchtime Theology Talks
Ossory Adult Faith Development are holding a series of talks in the St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter House during Lent at 1.05pm.
These Lunchtime Theology talks will be just a short input of 10 minutes on a topic - to stir a question or idea and then soup and sandwiches will be provided for those in attendance.
Why not invite people to come along. It is a chance for us to journey together during Lent.
•Monday 2nd March: A Book Faith: How can the bible root faith in our days?: Olivia Maher (Ossory Diocesan Pastoral Council)
•Monday 9th March: A Nourished Faith: How do we strengthen our faith? Dan Bollard (Parish Priest Thomastown)
•Monday 16th March: An Active Faith: What is our role in the Christian Community? - Jemma Mulligan (Middle Deanery, Chairperson)
•Monday 23rd March: A Lived Faith: What can our beliefs offer our daily lives? - Dan Cavanagh (Parish Priest Rosbercon)
Ministers of the Word Training Course
A Minister of the Word Course is currently being arranged by the Adult Faith Development Office for the 42 parishes.
A Ministers of the Word list will be collated similar to that of the Ministers of the Eucharist, i.e. Readers will be commissioned for three, three year terms and then retire. This Course is planned for new readers and also for ALL current readers in our parish, so that a complete list can be compiled. We will be notified by the Adult Faith Development Office as soon as dates have been arranged.
Parish Pastoral Council
A meeting will take place next Wednesday at 7.30 pm in the Presbytery.
Ministers Of The Eucharist Training Course
The training nights for new Ministers Of The Eucharist are as follows below. Please note that the three training nights (for our parish in St Patrick’s Centre, Loughboy) will take place consecutively.
- Monday 9th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Fr Ollie Maher.
- Tuesday 10th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Sr Anna Corcoran.
- Wednesday 11th March, 7.30 p.m. – Speaker: Mr Ken Maher.
- PLEASE NOTE: A Saturday Morning Session (to facilitate those away, in College, etc.) will also take place in St Patrick’s Centre at 10.00 a.m.
Trócaire Boxes are available in our churches for charitable donations from your family during Lent to help alleviate poverty in the Third World...
Many thanks to all who have given in their ‘Lenten Station’ Offering. As envelopes are not fully distributed, you can return yours as soon as you can.
The Ossory Times
“We are currently working on the next edition of the Ossory Times. It will be published for Easter I’d obviously welcome and encourage any parish or group in the diocese to submit an article that you would like to see included. Any article should be around 300/400 words and have at least one, and preferably more, colour picture(s).
“It is good to draw attention to the Gospel/Church alive in our midst. So if you have something why not ask someone involved to pen an article on it. We need these, for this edition, by the middle of March (15th). Many thanks.” D. Ryan, Ed.
Friday next is the First Friday of March. The sick and housebound will be visited at the normal times. Please inform the parish office or one of the priests if you have a relative or neighbour who would like this service.
St John’s Homes for the Elderly Committee
A meeting will take place on Wednesday at 7.00 pm in the presbytery.
Blessed Edmund Rice
Monthly Edmund Rice Mass in Westcourt on Mon, 2nd at 7.30pm.
Johnswell Active Retirement
Meeting will be held in Johnswell Hall on Wednesday 4th March at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome.
The Monthly Rosary in James Green at the Statue of our Lady this Sun. 3.00pm.