Pastor's Desk: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted 2nd April 2011 in Pastor's Desk

Mother’s Day

Welcome everyone and with this Sunday being Mother’s Day I am sharing a special blessing for mothers for you to pray.

A Blessing Prayer for Mother’s Day

God of Love, listen to this Blessing Prayer.
God of Holy Women, of Sarah, Ruth and Rebecca;
God of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist;
Of Mary, mother of Jesus;
Bend down Your ear to this request
And bless the mothers of our families.

Bless them with the strength of Your Spirit;
They who have taught their children
How to stand and how to walk.

Bless them with the melody of Your love,
They who have shared how to speak,
How to sing and how to pray to You.

Bless them with a place at Your Eternal Dinner Table,
They who have fed and nurtured the life
that was formed within them
While still helpless but embraced in their love.

Bless them today, now, in this lifetime,
with good things; with health, joy, love, laughter
and pride in their children.
Surround them with many good friends.

May they who carried life in their womb,
be carried one day to Your Divine Embrace;
there for all eternity, to rejoice with their family and friends,

This blessing, and all graces, we pray,
descend upon the mothers of this community;
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.



Church Notices: 3rd April 2011

  1. The TROCAIRE Lenten boxes are still available at the doors of the church for those families who did not get one through a child in the schools.
  2. If you and members of your family would like to attend the Parish Passover Celebration on Spy Wednesday, 20th April, at 7.30pm in the Donahies School, you should get your invitation cards next week at the back of the church. For those who have never been at Passover before, why not sign up this year, you will be most welcome.
  3. There will be a very important meeting of the Parish Liturgy Group next Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Sacristy to complete plans for the Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies.
  4. Irish Autism Action (IAA) has a fundraising charity night in the Grange Woodbine Community Centre on 8th April. Please see the notices at the doors of the church for more details.
  5. Once again this year some kind parishioners have given us a couple of beautiful Monster Easter Eggs to raffle for parish needs and tickets are being sold after Masses this weekend. The draw will take place on the Tuesday of Holy Week after the 10.00am Mass.
  6. Articles & photos for the next edition of Trinity News should be submitted to the Parish Office no later than Friday of the coming week.
  7. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues on Monday from 10.30am till 7.30pm. All are invited to spend some time before the Lord.

Today being Mother’s Day, on behalf of the Parish Team, we wish all mothers, and grandmothers too, a very happy day.

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