Pastor's Desk: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 29th June 2013 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone and in particular to anyone who is joining us while on vacation in the area. Our Gospel today deals starkly with the cost and demands of discipleship. In the passage three men offer reasons why they have to do something else before they will be in a position to devote themselves to the mission Jesus calls them to. In each case Jesus tells them there is nothing more important than this call.

To be a believer today is to know the challenge that Jesus is talking about. Gone are the days when people paraded their religious beliefs for others to see and admire. Today, a Christian is open to mockery or being treated as a person of fanciful beliefs. We see it on our televisions, we hear it in conversations around us and we probably even hear it in our families. Jesus tells us that our Mission comes at a cost but that is no reason to abandon it. Let us pray for that strength of faith this week.

Fr. Joe Collins RIP

At the Saturday Vigil Mass this Sunday we remember the anniversary of our much loved and respected, first Parish Priest, Fr. Joe Collins. It is remarkable to encounter the genuine affection and love there is in our community for Fr. Joe. As someone who never met the man in life, I feel that his spirit is very much still in our parish. At the mere mention of his name, people’s faces change to smiles as they recount the wonderful man who guided our parish from 1975-1979. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.

Trinity Weekly takes a break!

There will be no Trinity Weekly until the beginning of September and I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to submit items for the much valued weekly newsletter. In particular I want to thank Clare in the Parish Office for the hard work of putting the newsletter together, typesetting and printing it off so that it is in place each week for us to read. The July/August edition of the monthly Trinity News will be ready for distribution next weekend, please God.

Fr. Eoin

The annual Peter’s Pence Collection takes place this weekend, and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has written a letter to parishioners about the collection.

Leave a Reply