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NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Zach, Daniel, Emma, & Eve   to our faith community. As they join our community through the waters of Baptism may they also continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS TIME CHANGE: Due to the parade, Sunday morning Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Sunday 17th March will be at 10am. Other Mass times as normal.

PRAYING FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE: Please keep our boys and girls who are celebrating their 1st Confession each Tuesday evening over these weeks. It is an important moment in their lives as they share in God’s love and forgiveness. We ask the Lord to bless them as they prepare for their 1st Holy Communion.

SUNDAY MASS IN ST. KILIAN’S: In order to continue to enhance our Sunday Liturgy we need more volunteers to assist with the Liturgy of the Word at 10am Mass in St. Kilian’s Church. Can YOU help? Take time this week to consider and next Sunday 24th March after the 10am Mass there will be an opportunity to sign up.

TAIZE PRAYER THROUGH LENT: Each Friday of Lent there will be an opportunity to spend some time in prayer. It will take place in St. Kilian’s church Blacklion beginning at 8pm. All welcome.

MORNING PRAYER FOR LENT: Morning Prayer of the Church will be celebrated each Tuesday and Thursday of Lent beginning Tuesday 5th of March at 9.15am in the Holy Rosary Church. All Welcome.

LEGION OF MARY: The Annual Acies will be held on Sun. 24th March in Holy Rosary at 2.30pm. All Legionaries and Auxillaries are welcome to attend. Refreshments afterwards in Kilian Family Centre.

HOSPITAL VISITATION: If you know of anyone who is sick in hospital or at home and would like a visit, please don’t hesitate to call one of the priests of the parish or the parish office.

TROCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2019: The Trócaire Lenten Campaign this year focuses on landrights. The four-sided “Trócaire Box” has stories to tell. One about families forced from their homes, another about the absence of rights for women in terms of inheritance and the third about the grabbing greed of big businesses who take over people’s land for their own profit and gain. The leaflet in the Trócaire Pack gives further detail but there is a fourth side to the Trócaire Box and it bears that very name “Trócaire” – mercy. Take a box home today, available from the back of the church.

A JOURNEY THROUGH LENT: These sessions will look at the Way of the Cross in the light of Pope Francis’ teachings in Laudato Si. They will be based on a document published by Trócaire in cooperation with CAFOD and SCIAF. Thursdays of Lent beginning March 7th, 11 – 12noon Facilitator: Sr. Miriam CONTACT (text): 0872138222 Cost: Suggested Donation: €15 for the series.

HOLY ROSARY CHORAL CONCERT: We are hosting CAPELLA mixed voice choir supported by Corde Chamber Choir in the Holy Rosary Church on Friday 22nd March at 8pm. The cost of tickets are €10 and the concert will be used as a fundraiser for charity. Tickets available from next week form the parish office.

PREPARATION OF SUNDAY MASS READINGS: Do you wish that you understood more of the background to the Sunday Mass Readings? Come along to Kilian House Family Centre after Mass any Tuesday 10.40 – 12.00 p.m. Join in reading the Scripture passages chosen for the next Sunday’s Mass, teasing out their meaning and checking on their relevance for you in to-day’s world. All are welcome.

CHARITY TAX REBATE: A big thank you for all who have supported the parish this past year. We are completing our Charity Tax Rebate forms at the moment. I would kindly ask those who did receive a CHY3 form to please return them to the Parish Office as soon as is convenient. Thank You.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC?: Are you or someone you know interested in finding out more about the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church. If so please contact Fr. John after Mass or make enquiries to the Parish Office. We will begin our preparation for Adults wishing to be baptised or indeed make their 1st Communion or be Confirmed in the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil next Easter soon during the month of September.

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All this news and more, available and in further detail on the Parish Information Sheet

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