Pastor's Desk: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 31st January 2015 in Pastor's Desk

cureSpring officially begins today so let’s hope the weather reflects that! The 1st February is traditionally the Feast of St Brigid but because it falls on a Sunday this year, we do not celebrate it. The readings therefore are from the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The Gospel tells us how Jesus made a big impression on all those who heard Him preach. They say “Here is a new teaching with authority behind it”. The reason for this appraisal was the curing of the man with unclean spirits in him. Typical of Mark he merely tells us Jesus taught in the synagogue but does not go into any details about what He actually taught. Mark is eager for us to see that Jesus is a prophet like the great prophets who went before but that He is also much more than this; He is the Son of God with the power to heal those who come to Him. Each one of us is invited to present ourselves for healing at our Mass today.

Conclusion of Catholic Schools Week

To mark the end of Catholic Schools Week we will have a special Mass of Thanksgiving at the 12.30pm Family Mass today for the Catholic Schools of our parish. Representatives of each school will take part in the Mass. All are welcome to attend.

Mass of the Sick

Next Sunday Archbishop Martin will celebrate the annual Mass of the Sick in St Canice’s Church Finglas at 3.00pm. There will be many priests to assist the Archbishop with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Families in our parish with a sick relative are invited to join the Archbishop for this special Mass.

Mass intentions

The number of Mass requests for intentions of loved ones far exceeds the number of Masses available. In order to facilitate families wishing to remember a loved one, all our Masses from now on will be shared intention Masses for both Sundays and weekdays.

Fr. Eoin

PS. The traditional Blessing of Throats will take place after the 10.00am Mass on Tuesday morning, the Feast of St Blaise.

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