ST. SYLVESTER’S PARISH NEWSLETTER Very Rev. Kevin Moore, Moderator Tel. 01-‐5496615 PARISH OFFICE Tel: 01 8451244 email: [email protected] Web: www.malahideparish.ie Mass Times: Sunday: 10.00am, 11.15am, 12.30pm & 5.30pm. Weekdays: 10.00am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Mon: 10.30am -‐10.00 p.m. Tues: 10.30am – 3.00pm & 7 -‐9pm. Wed: 8.00am -‐9.45am, 10.30am – 2.00pm & 7 -‐9pm; First Fridays: 10.30am – 7.30pm Malahide parish is clustered with the parishes of, Kinsealy, Portmarnock and Yellow Walls MALAHIDE PARISH CENTRE –Our Parish Centre is open for refreshments 9.00am -‐6.00pm – Please visit our Prayer Chapel. Information about the Centre/to book a room contact Sharon Tel: 086 0492369 or email [email protected] Prayer for Vocations Prayer for Guidance for young people God, Our Father, Thank you for your son, Jesus, Lord, I know you love me our Good Shepherd, and have great plans for me. who leads us to fullness of life. But sometimes I am overwhelmed By our baptism, we are called by name by the thought of my future. to continue the mission of Jesus. Show me how to walk forward Give us the grace to listen one day at a time. with an open heart to the voice of Jesus May I hear your call and to respond generously with a joyful spirit. to a life which will allow me to love Strengthen the men and women you called as only I can, to serve through marriage, the single life, and allow me to serve others the diaconate, priesthood, and consecrated life. with the special gifts Guide all who are discerning their Christian vocation. you have given me. In gratitude we offer this prayer through Jesus, Amen Amen VOCATIONS SUNDAY REFLECTION: 1. Every single person has a vocation, a calling, a dream held for us by God as to who God would have us be and what God would have us do with our lives. When we speak of “praying for vocations” it is somewhat inaccurate. Vocations are freely given by God. What we are really praying for is God’s help to find and follow our own particular call. At this time in our part of the world, the call to a life of priesthood or religious life in the Church is not very popular, for a variety of reasons. It’s not so much that God is not calling, so much as people might not be tuned in too well to listening! Listening is at two levels -‐ the individual level of God’s call to me but also in the Church listening to the Holy Spirit in how it presents God’s calls to us. As well as full time ministry, every community has a need for willing people to serve as readers, ministers of the Eucharist, Mass servers, catechists or members of various committees. God’s Kingdom needs people willing to say yes and give their hands, feet and hearts. God is saying, “Whom shall I send?” What are you saying in reply? 2. “Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or Religious life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…. This is why Jesus said: “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest,” that is, God the Father, “to send out labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38). Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit. I am pleased to stress this today, which is the “World Day of Prayer for Vocations.” Pope Francis PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY: The SHARE Collection this weekend is being replaced by a Special Collection for the training of those studying for the Priesthood in the Dublin Diocese. Those preparing for the priesthood receive no assistance from any source to support their training other than this annual collection and the fund-‐raising of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society. We ask your generous support. "EXAM MASS: Our annual Mass for all those preparing to undertake 3rd level and professional exams and assessments over the coming weeks takes place on THIS SUNDAY 26TH APRIL AT THE 5.30PM MASS IN ST. SYLVESTER'S CHURCH. All welcome." CONGRATULATIONS to the pupils from St. Oliver Plunkett’s and St. Andrew’s Schools who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last Wed & Thurs. The ceremony on both days was meaningful and moving and all were impressed with the wonderful way those receiving the sacrament participated in the ceremony and displayed great maturity and understanding of what was taking place. We hope they may always be open to the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit in their lives. We congratulate their parents and families whom we know are very proud of their child. We thank their teachers who had them excellently prepared for Confirmation and the school choirs who th added greatly to the occasion. Our thanks to the 5 class parents for the lovely refreshments and all in the schools for their help and support in making both days very special. Our thanks to all in the church and the Parish Centre whose help with the ceremony was very much appreciated. We thank the Lord for the occasion itself and the wonderful sunshine that decorated both days. st COLLECTIONS: 1 Collection for the support of the priests of the Cluster and for sick and retired priests of the diocese -‐-‐ €1,570. SHARE for the support of less well-‐off parishes and Diocesan administration -‐ €1,580. Thank you very much for your support of the Sunday collections and your support of the parish through standing orders and the envelope collection. ST. SYLVESTERS SENIORS SOCIAL GROUP meet in The Parish Centre EACH WEDNESDAY FROM 10.45-‐12.45PM Tea/Coffee-‐Music & Sing-‐ a-‐long, Poetry, Gentle Exercises, Chat etc. ALL WELCOME. MASS INTENTIONS: Monday: Funeral Mass. Tuesday: Eileen O’Connor (A) Wednesday: Eugene Kirk (A), Thursday: Liturgy of the Word & Communion, Friday: For all whose names are on the November Altar list of the dead, and Saturday: Josie McGrath (R.I.P.). TROCAIRE BOXES: If you have not already returned your TROCAIE box please do so THIS WEEK. LEARNING ABOUT YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH: St. Sylvester’s Parish Centre, Malahide BEGAN LAST FRIDAY AND ALL WHO ATTENDED FOUND IT INFORMATIVE AND INTERSTING. The series consists of ten one hour videos of the famous “THE CATHOLICISM SERIES”. It runs on nd successive Fridays 7.15-‐9.15 p.m. until the last session on Friday May 22 . A brief introduction to these videos is as follows: Journey around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith – for the first time, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated on video. Journey with Fr. Robert Barron of the Chicago archdiocese to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries (including Ireland). Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith. “The most important media project of the US Catholic Church” George Weigel, biographer of St. John Paul II. We hope that you can attend. th th LOURDES VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers needed to work at the Hospitalite Notre Dame de Lourdes from the 5 to the 12 July or from the th th 12 to the 19 July. No previous experience required, full training. Enquiries to Liz Byrne 087 1926346 or [email protected] th M.A.R.A. Next meeting will be on Monday 27 April at 10.15 a.m. in Malahide Library. Speaker: Roger Greene (Malahide Historical Society) on Old Malahide in Photographs. JOHN MAIN MEDITATION GROUP: Meet on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Prayer Room in St. Sylvester’s Church. th ONLINE BANKING: a PRACTICAL ONE HOUR GUIDE. Tuesday 28 April, 10am to 11am in Malahide Library. Contact Bank of Ireland 01 8452666 or Malahide Library 01 8704430. If you have a device (smartphone/laptop/tablet) please bring it. COMPUTERS FOR THE TERRIFIED! CLASSES FOR THE OVER 55’S: Malahide Library free 2 hour course will run once a week for 4 weeks at the Malahide Library. For more information, or book a place, phone Age Action at 01 4756989. SENIOR HELP LINE Do you need someone to talk to? ‘Senior Help Line’ is a confidential listening service for older people provided by trained older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open every day from 10.00am till 10.00pm 365 days a year. LECTIO DIVINA If you would like to reflect and pray with the Sunday gospels in an informal setting please join our ecumenical group in the Prayer Chapel on Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.30am Contact Phil at 086.0638074 MALAHIDE BETHANY BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Meeting for the bereaved every Monday morning @ 10.30am and on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre:-‐ All Welcome. Support group meeting for the bereaved rd ENCHIRIADIS TREIS CHOIR with ST GEORGE’S SINGERS BELFAST St. Anne’s Church Portmarnock on Saturday 23 May at 8pm Beethoven Mass in C Major & Benedictus from Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man. For tickets €15 phone 085.8498442 [email protected] st th FATIMA: Parish Pilgrimage of Sacred Heart and St. Sylvester’s Churches is planned for 21 – 28 May, Cost €699 full board. Contact Jo Morris 087 6163648. A full agenda has been planned -‐ We would love to have you with us. BAPTISMS: Welcome to our Christian community: Oscar John Stanley, Juliette Nadine Stanley, Isaac Cameron O’Neill, Georgia Eliana Elliott-‐Kearns, Daniel Padraig Griffin, Sean Anthony Griffin, Dylan Kieran Dolphin, Tiernan Eoghan Reynolds and Noah Raymond Lynch. RECENTLY DECESED Prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Mary Byrne and Therese Lawler. st PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS: Friday 1 May in Sacred Heart Church, Seabury. Mass at 7.30 pm celebrated by Fr. Angelus O’Neill O.F.M. Cap., who will give a blessing with the relic of St. Pio. All welcome. th th MEDJUGORJE YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: For Youth Festival 29 July to 5 August – a group from the cluster will travel to this event and there are still a few places left for anyone over 18. Due to fundraising cost is €499 for under 26 years and €549 for adults accompanying youths. As bookings for this trip must close shortly please contact us immediately if you are interested in joining the group. For further details phone Teresa 087 2069249 or Roisin 085 1407786. th th IRISH COLLEGE OF ENGLISH: Host families are now being recruited for the Irish College of English for the peak weeks of 4 July to 25 July. Families must offer a shared or single room and can host 1 – 3 students at a time. Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner to be served each day. Provide a friendly and welcoming environment. Families will be offered excellent rates and full support during the students stay and can earn up to 1050 euro by hosting 3 students during this two week period. To enquire please email [email protected] or phone Loraine at 01 8453744. All families must be located in Malahide. MARIAN MOVEMENT: Parish Cenacle -‐ Wednesdays @8pm -‐ St. Sylvester’s -‐ Rosary, Adoration, Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary QUESTIONS: Why do you press harder on a remote-‐control when you know the battery is dead? Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do ‘Practice’? Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to? How is it possible to have a ‘civil war’? If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? If quitters never win and winners never quit, what foolishness came up with the phrase ‘Quit while you’re ahead’? **PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: The current term of the Parish Pastoral Council ends in June. A number of vacancies will arise and after a brief training programme a selection will be made.The Council has an advisory role to assist the Parish Priest. Please cut -‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐-‐ APPLICATION FOR ST. SYLVESTER’S PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Name: ____________________ ____________________ Address: ______________________________________________ Telephone: ____________________ Mob: __ _________________ EMAIL____________________________ th Please return to Fr. Kevin Moore by tomorrow, Monday 27 April atParish Office, St. Sylvester’s Pastoral Centre, Main Street, Malahide.
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