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Trócaire Boxes are still available at the back of all churches. Trócaire’s Lenten campaign focuses on the millions of people facing humanitarian catastrophe because of extreme weather or conflict. With the support of the people of Ireland, Trócaire will deliver aid for up to one million people on crisis this year. Info : www.trocaire.org

Pilgrimage to Fatima Ex Cork 19th - 25th September 2018 Spiritual director is Fr Marius O’Reilly, Half Board, All day trips included. Price €699.00

Contact  Marian 087- 9370529 /  Damien. 087- 2049048

St. Laserian is said to have died between the years 638 and 641. A story concerning his death refers to his meeting with St. Sillán of possibly County Louth. The tradition tells that a person who would see Sillán's eyebrow would die immediately. St. Laserian on meeting with St. Sillán tried to pluck out the hair but he was struck down. This could be a variant of the "Evil Eye" tale in folklore. It happens that the earliest reference to Laserian refers to his death and is found in the "Martyrology of Oengus", over 1,000 years ago and the date of his death is given there as the 18th of April, which is his feast day. There is a variety of opinion as to where the Saint's resting place lies - some say he was buried under his church at Leighlin or under the High Cross in Leighlin and others say that it may have been at Lorum. Other tradition says that he was buried on the Isle of Arran. It could have arisen that part of his remains were interred at Arran as this sometimes happened in Medieval times

Feast Days this week

18th: St Laserian (Molaise) worked in both Ireland and Scotland in the seventh century and later entered the monastery at Leighlin, where he became abbot. His monastery thrived and gave its name to the diocese established in 1110. He adapted Church discipline in accordance with the practices of Rome and introduced the Roman method of dating the celebration of Easter. Laserian died in 639

21st: St Anselm from Lombardy joined the monastic school at Bee in Normandy in 1059 under the direction of Lanfranc whom he succeeded as Archbishop of Canterbury. He was exiled twice and died in 1109.



Dates for First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2018


Skibbereen

April 11th Wednesday - Cathedral – Confirmation Day

May 12th Sat – Cathedral - First Holy Communion Day


Rath

April 19th Thursday – Rath - 1st Confession

April 26th Thursday – Rath - Ceremony of Light

May 4th Friday – Rath - Confirmation Day

May 19th Saturday – Rath – First Holy Communion Day


WORLD MEETING of FAMILIES -

21-26 AUGUST 2018

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families

God, our Father,

We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,

One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom vve now pray:

(We pause and remember family members and others by name.)

Increase our faith,

Strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This vve ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us.


 

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                  

Yours Sincerely,

Selma Jose Uzhunnalil

                                                                                                                                 I really appreciate your kind words, the thoughts and prayers during this crisis. On behalf of Fr Tom and our entire family, I would like to say a very special word of thanks to each one of you that have been praying for our family for the last 18 months. May God richly bless you with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as you live for him!

Thank you all so much,                                                                                                                                                                  

Yours Sincerely,

Selma Jose Uzhunnalil

                                                                                                                                                                                                           There are no words to express how thankful we are to have people in our lives who are willing to pray for us, who think about us, who love us. It is so wonderful to have such a loving community and church family. A special thank you to Fr Michael Kelleher and Fr Chris O'Donovan for their kindness and prayerful support during Fr Tom’s captivity. Our entire family had a very difficult time since Fr Tom was abducted by the ISIS in Yemen in March 2016. God's grace is the thing that we have needed very much through this experience, and His grace has been poured out upon us in a way that we have never before experienced. My prayer is that God will pour out a rich blessing upon each person that has been praying for Fr Tom and his family.                                                                                                                                 I really appreciate your kind words, the thoughts and prayers during this crisis. On behalf of Fr Tom and our entire family, I would like to say a very special word of thanks to each one of you that have been praying for our family for the last 18 months. May God richly bless you with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as you live for him!

Thank you all so much,                                                                                                                                                                  

Yours Sincerely,

Selma Jose Uzhunnalil

                                                                                                                                                                                                           There are no words to express how thankful we are to have people in our lives who are willing to pray for us, who think about us, who love us. It is so wonderful to have such a loving community and church family. A special thank you to Fr Michael Kelleher and Fr Chris O'Donovan for their kindness and prayerful support during Fr Tom’s captivity. Our entire family had a very difficult time since Fr Tom was abducted by the ISIS in Yemen in March 2016. God's grace is the thing that we have needed very much through this experience, and His grace has been poured out upon us in a way that we have never before experienced. My prayer is that God will pour out a rich blessing upon each person that has been praying for Fr Tom and his family.                                                                                                                                 I really appreciate your kind words, the thoughts and prayers during this crisis. On behalf of Fr Tom and our entire family, I would like to say a very special word of thanks to each one of you that have been praying for our family for the last 18 months. May God richly bless you with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as you live for him!

Thank you all so much,                                                                                                                                                                  

Yours Sincerely,

Selma Jose Uzhunnalil

                                                                                                                                                                                                           There are no words to express how thankful we are to have people in our lives who are willing to pray for us, who think about us, who love us. It is so wonderful to have such a loving community and church family. A special thank you to Fr Michael Kelleher and Fr Chris O'Donovan for their kindness and prayerful support during Fr Tom’s captivity. Our entire family had a very difficult time since Fr Tom was abducted by the ISIS in Yemen in March 2016. God's grace is the thing that we have needed very much through this experience, and His grace has been poured out upon us in a way that we have never before experienced. My prayer is that God will pour out a rich blessing upon each person that has been praying for Fr Tom and his family.                                                                                                                                 I really appreciate your kind words, the thoughts and prayers during this crisis. On behalf of Fr Tom and our entire family, I would like to say a very special word of thanks to each one of you that have been praying for our family for the last 18 months. May God richly bless you with an even deeper understanding of His love and purposes as you live for him!

Thank you all so much,                                                                                                                                                                  

Yours Sincerely,

Selma Jose Uzhunnalil



Papal Mass in Phoenix Park; At this week’s Parish Assembly meetings it was decided to organise bus transport (if available) to this special occasion. This weekend at the back of the Churches in Skibbereen and Rath you will find a booking sheet This is to give an idea of how many people are interested. We ask you to put down the names of anyone interested in travelling together with their contact telephone number.




Baltimore Drama Group present “A Wake In The West” a comedy by Michael J. Ginnelly in the Fr. Cashman Community Hall, Baltimore on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April. In Skibbereen Town Hall on Sunday 22nd & Monday 23rd April. All performances at 8pm except on Saturday evening when it will be delayed by 15 minutes to facilitate mass goers. 

"Answer The Call" family table quiz in the G.A.A. Pavilion, Skibbereen, hosted by Skibbereen Comhaltas Óg, on Saturday April 21st at 7.30m, please support and show your appreciation for Dr. Jason van der Velde, the volunteer responders and the West Cork Rapid Response. Kate Crowley 086 4540981


Vocations Sunday – 22nd April: An invitation to men who may be wanting to explore the call to Priesthood in our diocese to come together on Sunday next, 22nd April from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the Pastoral Development Office. If you would like to know more contact

Fr Charlie Kiely 021 4537603

St Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Carlow



The Gospels of the Icon - Cork Scripture Group is pleased to announce a public workshop entitled ‘The Gospels of the Icon’ presented by Lorna Downey on Monday April 23rd from 7.30-9.30 pm in the West Cork Education Centre, Dunmanway.  In this Year of the Family it will explore the Gospel background of the Icon. All Welcome.  Cost: €5. For information and booking: contact Cork Scripture Group (Marian or Phil).at  corkscripturegroup@gmail.com  or 021-4295144



Pilgrimage to Fatima Ex Cork 19th - 25th September 2018 Spiritual director is Fr Marius O’Reilly, Half Board, All day trips included. Price €699.00

Contact  Marian 087- 9370529 /  Damien. 087- 2049048


Contact  Marian 087- 9370529 /  Damien. 087- 2049048