Parish Notes, 24th February 2013
Theme for the 2nd. Sunday of Lent :
The experience of the “transfiguration” in today’s Gospel is an important one. It gives those involved – Jesus and his apostles – the strength for the difficult journey ahead. This Lent, may we also be renewed in our journey of life. In particular, we pray that our own ‘transfiguration’ moments may truly change us to live lives of loving service for those most in need of our help and support. ”We pray for the poor and marginalised people of the world, especially like the Paraja family photoed on this year’s Trocaire box; that we may never forget your call to love these the least of your peoples as you have loved us “.
( Your Trocaire Box awaits you at the door as you leave Mass!! )
Thank you for the collections last Sunday: Priests 1410 and Share 880.
Spend one Saturday of Lent in prayer for a yearly Retreat.
Lenten Day Retreat For Men – 2nd March (Saturday) 2013 .
Lenten Day Retreat For Women – 9th March 10.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: €15.00 (lunch, tea & coffee provided) Faith and Family Centre, Dal Riada House, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Reservation only.
To book a place contact:Tel: 01 288 9317; email:
Our Lenten talk next Thursday evening will take place in the Parish Church at 7.30. It will be given by a person from Pieta House on the topic of Self Harm and Suicide. Over 18’s please.
"Mary, Mother of God":
An excellent 45 min DVD by Fr Robert Barron on the Blessed Virgin will be shown at 7.30pm, Tuesday 26th Feb. at Presentation Brothers' House, Glasthule. All welcome! Tel: 01-2300824.
Mass for Pope Benedict XVI
Thursday Morning 28th February 10am. - St Joseph's Glasthule
The Marriage Proposal
This is the story of two elderly people living in a Florida mobile home park. He was a widower and she a widow. Now, one evening there was a dinner dance and the two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, he made a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered up his courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?" After about six seconds of 'careful consideration,' she answered. "Yes, Yes, I will." The meal ended and with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went their respective ways. Next morning, he was troubled. Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'? He couldn't remember. So with trepidation, he went to the telephone and called her. First, he explained to her that he didn't remember as well as he used to. As he gained a little more courage, he inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?" He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I meant it with all my heart." Then she continued, "And I am so glad that you called, because I couldn't remember who had asked me."
The Pastoral Council are organising House Adoration on the 19th,20th and 21st of March. For those interested in hosting this event in their homes, forms and details will be handed out after each Mass on Sunday, March 3rd.
Eucharistic Ministers roster for March & Easter now available for collection Parish Centre and Sacristy
Angela Haskins will be holding a Charity Coffee Morning this Sunday in aid of Respect – the Daughters of Charity Services. Which provide care, education and training for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. All proceeds will go towards specially designed bungalows.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Peggy Appleby late of Glasthule, Felicity Matthews late of Dun Laoghaire May they rest in peace.
PARISH FUNDING APPEAL We would like to acknowledge, with thanks those of you who have responded to our recent request to complete and return contribution forms to us. We appeal once again to those who have not done so and ask that you make a special effort to complete and return the form before the end of the present month. We appreciate that it is a difficult time for all of us but we are confident that we can succeed in significantly reducing the debt with the help of all. We thank you for your continuing support. The Finance Committee
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