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bulletin 7th June 2020



Parish Priest - Fr. Kearney

Phone 046 9243623

Welcome to all our online parishioners.   

The Gospel of today’s Mass touches into the heart of our Christian faith ‘God so loved the world that he sent his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life'. How could any of us not be deeply moved by the awareness that God sent his child who died so that I can be saved. He did this out of love and compassion for us. He was with people in their brokenness, in their fear and suffering. He feels our pain and grief. We are called to do the same. We cannot understand another person until we have walked a mile in their shoes. Before we judge others for their choices or their situation in life, we must really understand them and share their experience. This is true compassion. Pope Francis invites ‘all Christians, everywhere, at this moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since ‘no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.                                                 

"Jesus is our best friend, and we share God's mystery and love with each other"


Fr. Kearney is celebrating all Mass intentions privately at the weekend:

Saturday 6th            Dec'd Cogan family Clonasilla

Sunday 7th              Jimmy, Seamus & Ricky McDermott

Saturday 13th          Sea Lydon

Sunday 14th            Months Memory Mass Patricia Reilly Creevagh

                                First Annivsary Mass Michael Reilly Creevagh

Please pray for Alfie Walsh Seymourstown who died on Tuesday last and whose funeral took pace on Thursay last in Ballinlouogh RIP..


For 6th class: As you have come to the end of your primary school year and even though you have missed a lot in the last few months, reflect on the positive experiences that God has gifted you with, e.g. your Confirmation, the NET Team, your retreat, your friendships. Compose a prayer of thanksgiving and ask for guidance as you face the future. Write it out, decorate it and hang it in a prominent place at home. Our Churches are open, call in and say a prayer. With no congregations in the churches at the weekends, and no collections, offerings for the running of the parish have reduced considerably.  At this difficult time, the parish continues to incur costs including basic salary for the parish priest, insurance, maintenance, electricity etc..  This is a difficult time for everyone,  and we completely understand that some parishioners are suffering a drop in their incomes..

Many thanks to all that have dropped their envelopes into the parochial house and those who have contributed electronicaly into our bank account, also to those who continue to pay by standing order.

We ask where it is possible to make some contribution by

  • leaving your envelopes in the letterbox in thre parochial house
  • by electronic payment into our Bank - Bank of Ireland -  Kilskyre Church Account -

           BIC BOFIIE2D.                                  IBAN IE31 BOFI  90 34 45 25116085.   


 Excerpt from letter from Bishop Tom Deenihan to parishes on reopening Churches:

 As you know, the Government Framework Document in relation to the reopening of enterprise and the relaxation of restrictions allow for the resumption of public Masses as and from July 20th  While that date is indicated, it could be pushed out or, hopefuflly be somewhat nearer..  In this context, it is as well to make some preparations..

As you might imagine, discussions are taking placae at Episcopal Conference level in relation to the publication of guidelines, approved by both the public health authorities and the Irish Episcopal Conference itself.  It is hoped that these will be finalised around the second week of June.  It is not clear what will be agreed.   It is certain that they will include marking seats within Churches in relation to social (2 metre)  distance, a cleaning regime between celebrations and the provision of sanitisers at Church entrance and exits.  As soon as these guidelines are finalised, I will send them to you.  However, at this juncture, it would be advisable for priests to look at Churches and mark seating plans, seek volunteers for washing the Church between celebrations, and, crucially, order sanitisers and dispensers.

A few further points are worth considering.  It might be better to restrict Masses to one bigger Church in a parish than to try to have Masses in several smaller Churches..  It is also likely that cocooning may still be in place when Churches are having public Masses.  This will impact on some parishes and it may be something that should be discussed at Deenery level.

I would expect the dispensation from the obligation to attendd on Sunday to continue and the obligation could be fulfilled on weekdays.. Where possible encourage people to attend during the week.


              Stay in touch with family and friends and stay safe.

                                                                     God  Bless 


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