Pastor's Desk: 6th Sunday of Easter

Posted 16th May 2009 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone and I hope you had a good week. I want to begin by thanking everyone for the response to the Priesthood Collection last week which amounted to €1970 and was a significant increase on last year’s collection. In these difficult and changing times it is great to see such generosity from the parish community.

First Communions
As a Parish we congratulate the boys and girls of Scoil Bhríde on the occasion of their First Holy Communion on Saturday 16th May. They have been preparing all year with their families and rehearsing now for a number of weeks in preparation for the big day and were a credit to their parents, teachers and Ms. Áine Dillon, their Principal. Next week will be the turn of the girls and boys of St. Kevin’s Junior School and we promise to keep them all in our prayers as they join us at the table of the Lord.

These next two weeks are particularly busy for us here in the parish because as well as the First Communions we also have the Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Helping Hand group. I will be travelling with the group as spiritual director and I am looking forward to it as it is my first time going with the parish. We leave on Friday 22nd and return on Wednesday 27th May. We promise to remember the intentions of all parishioners while are at the Grotto. Our thanks go to all who took part in the Helping Hand annual raffle which took place after 7.30pm Mass last Tuesday. You can see if you are one of the winners by checking the list at the doors of the church today.

Fr. Collins Park
On Wednesday 27th we of course have the official opening of Fr. Collins Park which is a very important occasion for this parish. Fr. Joe Collins is held in great regard by so many people here in Holy Trinity, it is important that the newer members of the community keep his memory alive and understand why it was decided to honour him by naming the park lands after him. I hope to see you at the opening.

Have a great week ahead and mind yourselves!

Fr. Eoin

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