Pastor's Desk: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Catholic Schools Week
This week the Church in Ireland is celebrating Catholic Schools Week until next Sunday 5th February. The theme this year is “Catholic Schools: Christ’s Living Body active in our world.” We here in Holy Trinity Parish are blessed with the quality of teaching and formation our Catholic Schools provide for the children of our parish. As you are aware, the very existence of Catholic schools in our society is currently being debated and their right to have an ethos that reflects our faith. This debate involves all of us because as tax payers we have a right to express our desire that our money would go towards educating our children in the Faith. There will be plenty more discussion on this topic.
This week we celebrate our five Catholic Schools in the parish; Holy Trinity SNS; Naomh Cholmcille SNS; Scoil Bhríde JNS; St. Kevin’s JNS and St. Francis of Assisi NS Belmayne. We express our thanks to the teachers, staff, Boards of Management, Parents Associations and in particular to the Principals of each school for their dedication and commitment. On Tuesday 31st each school will be represented by a class at the 10am Mass when we will give thanks to God for the work of the schools and ask His continued blessing upon them.
Preparing for the Eucharistic Congress
As the International Eucharistic Congress draws ever closer, we begin our parish preparation for this wonderful event. Parishioners are invited to come to a guided prayer service, something in the style of our New Year’s Eve service, this Monday evening at 7.00pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be extended by 30 minutes and Benediction will conclude the service of prayer. There will be light refreshments afterwards and a chance to hear more about the Eucharistic Congress and how to sign up to attend.
Have a great week.