From Father Peter’s Desk

From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 17th April, 2018

Lent and Easter: FINAL REPORT The Spiritual Fitness programme Lent 2018. Families, individuals and friends decided to use the Spiritual Fitness programme for Lent 2018 as a preparation for the World Meeting of Families. Some of the ideas were just fabulous…. Some families have commented that it was the most meaningful lent they had lived...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 27th March, 2018

The Suggestion Box strikes again 3: Dear Parishioners another 12 suggestions and notes were placed in the suggestion box One was accompanied with a photograph and one was a thank you note. Before responding we would like to explain how the suggestions are dealt with: 2 people (not clergy) from the PPC* open the box,...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 21st March, 2018

The First Confessions were had in the Parish in preparation for the First Holy Communions. A crowded Church witnessed the boys and girls receive their second sacrament… enhanced by their artwork, their singing, and their interpretation of the Gospel. The Altar for St. Patrick’s day was decorated with light and shamrock running from the altar...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 13th March, 2018

This Week… Another memorable week in the history of the Parish .. Our communion classes had their first penance and have decorated the Church with art work that tells of their individuality and faith journey. On Sunday the Confirmation Children showed their growing maturity as they participated in the 10.00 Mass in different roles and...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 6th March, 2018

The Big Snow will be a great memory for the Parish over the years. Not alone did many come out and help to clean the ways into the Church but many discovered the benefits of the webcam and were able to follow the Mass from the safety of their homes. We also had many reports...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 28th February, 2018

We had our first session on ‘Ministry in the church’ after the 10am Mass on Saturday. It was very well attended by members of the various ministries who were treated to an inspiring talk on ministry by our own resident Theologian Fr Lane For those who might have missed it, there will be another session...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 21st February, 2018

The Suggestion Box Strikes Again #2. Dear Parishioners, We (members of the Parish Team) have received another 13 suggestions over this last while. Thank you very much indeed. They were all read and discussed at the Parish Pastoral Council meeting. A couple of these regarding safety have been dealt with immediately. Others can be dealt...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 14th February, 2018

This Week: The End of the Alleluias! The Alleluias were buried at 10.00 Mass on Sunday. The First Communion children coloured Alleluias and placed them solemnly in the basket that was then buried under the altar by the ‘Joseph of Arimathea’ team. No Alleluias will be said sung or whispered in the whole parish during...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 7th February, 2018

Lent is in the air. The readings at Mass, the Lenten Spiritual Fitness programme, the preparation of the ashes and the painting of the Alleluias all point towards that wonderful season when we put God at the heart of things. This week we also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Parish Hospitality...

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From Fr. Peter’s Desk, 2nd February, 2018

In the Golden Ball no less, that’s where we met this year for the Prayer for Christian Unity. Rev. Rob Clements, the Rector of Kilternan Church of Ireland considered that we should bring the event into a public space so that we might give witness to the world of our efforts to pray together and...

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