News 19th January 2020
The Deep End – Baptism of Jesus John the Baptist was driven by one mission: to point people to Jesus, to prepare the way for Jesus. Yet John is uneasy in this account of Jesus’ baptism. The moment has arrived but he is standing before someone much greater than himself and is being asked to minister. John feels unqualified, unworthy of such a task. After some persuasion ’John gave into…
Trocaire Gifts of Love – Christmas 2019 Thank you to everyone who supported the Trócaire Christmas initiative. The total amount of gifts purchased was €890 and we also received a number of donations, (without cards) amounting to €183. A total amount of €1,073 has been sent on to Trócaire.
WE PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF THE FOLLOWING: Michael Nangle, Christopher Maguire and Rita O’Hara who died recently ANNIVERSARIES Bridget Myers Christine Dunne Teresa Cruise Lee De Rosa Joe Kendrick Hannah Halpin Jo Phillips James and Margaret Gavin and their deceased relatives MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
You are invited to come along to the monthly Prayer Meeting of the St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society on Monday, 3rd February, at 7.30pm in Shalom Parish Centre (beside the church) to pray for vocations to the Priesthood and religious life.
We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to visit a different nominated family one evening a week during Lent to lead them in praying the Rosary. If you would like to be involved please leave your name and contact details with Marian in the parish office or with Fr. Pat/Fr. Bill.
The weekly café will be re-opening on Wednesday, January 15th, from 1pm – 3pm in the church . All are welcome to call in for a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit or two (everything is free). We are always looking for volunteers to help one Wednesday a month. For more information please contact Joe at 087-6569223 / Michael at 086-1271793 or email: email@example.com
The week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been organised by the Christian Churches in Malta and the theme this year is ‘Unusual Kindness’ As part of this week of prayer we invite you to join us for a Prayer Service in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Jobstown at 3pm on Sunday, 19th January. It will be followed by light refreshments afterwards in the Pastoral Centre. All are most welcome.
Church Art calendars for 2020 , @ €2 each, are on sale in the parish office. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 12.30pm
A Book of Thoughts and Poems – Joe Cannon From today, Joe Cannon’s book is on sale in the parish office. Joe, who lives in Springfield, spent some time in The Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoighaire following a serious illness. Joe was determined to get back to writing as soon as he got some power back in his hands and fingers. He has come out the other side of a…