Pastor's Desk: Feast of Pentecost

Posted 29th May 2009 in Pastor's Desk

Greetings all, on this very special weekend in the life of the Church. Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost when we remember the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples and the Church was born. By sending the Holy Spirit into our lives, God has brought us into the life of the Trinity, the life of God: the Holy Spirit is the bond of love between the Father & the Son and we have a share of that love by receiving the Holy Spirit in Baptism and Confirmation. We are delighted to welcome to the 12.30pm Mass on Sunday the boys & girls of Holy Trinity and Scoil Cholmcille Senior Schools who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the end of April from Bishop Dermot O’Mahony. They take their place in our community of Faith in a special way this Sunday.

Exams Mass
At our Pentecost Vigil Mass we have our annual exams Mass for all those who have completed third level exams and those preparing for the Junior and Leaving Cert exams next week. This will be a tense time for them and their parents but we want them to be aware of our support and prayers. I would say to them all what I used to say to the students when I was teaching: have faith in yourselves, in your ability and in the work you have done to date. Best of luck everybody.

Fr. Collins Park
We had a truly fabulous day on Wednesday for the official opening of Fr. Collins Park by the Lord Mayor and the blessing by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. I was immensely proud of the turnout by so many parishioners for the event; in fact, the number far exceeded the expectations of Dublin City Council who planned for 200 max, but there were easily 500 there. The Archbishop was delighted with the warm & enthusiastic greeting he received in Holy Trinity Parish. The event received a lot of coverage on the news bulletins and can still be seen on the TV3 and RTÉ websites, so have a look for a few familiar faces!!

Enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday Weekend!

Fr. Eoin

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