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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 ***See changes below for next two weeks 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] God Grant us this day a wider view
so we see others’ faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongues,
neither the adult .. nor the young.
Give us patience and grace to endure
and a stronger faith so we feel secure.
And instead of remembering, help us forget
the irritations that caused us to fret
freely forgiving for some offence
and finding each day a rich recompense
in offering a friendly, helpful hand
THE WIDER VIEW
and trying in all ways to understand
that all of us, whoever we are,
are trying to reach ‘an unreachable star.’
For the great and the small, the good and the bad
the young and old, the sad and glad
are asking today, ‘Is life worth living?’
and the answer is only in loving and giving For only love can make us kind
and kindness of heart brings peace of mind,
and by giving love we can start this day
to lift the clouds of hate and fear.
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE
GOSPELS: By John Byrne osa – Intercom
1. A commandment of love is something of a contradiction in
terms. Love is a free choice. That is what gives the thrill to the
experience of being loved. Recall times when you received
gestures of love from another • a spontaneous embrace
from a husband or wife; • a wave from a friend; •
words of comfort and affirmation; not because the other
person felt obliged to reach out to you but because they
wanted to let you know that you were loved. What effect did
that have on you? Did it bring you joy? Perhaps you have had a
glimpse of the truth of what Jesus said, that it is in loving that
our joy is complete.
2. Often love and friendship make demands on us. Parents give
freely of their time and energy to the care of their children and
sometimes it requires a lot of effort. Also in responding to the
needs of friends or spouses we can be challenged to ‘lay down’
our own ‘lives’ at least for a time. Can you recall a time when
putting yourself out for others bore fruit for them and for you?
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – CHANGE
OF TIMES: In preparation for the First Communions in our
parish the church will be required for practices FOR THE
NEXT TWO WEEKS. To facilitate these preparations
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on
Mondays from 2.00 – 10.00pm and on Tuesdays &
Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.00pm.
WORDS OF WISDOM: 1) Things which matter most should
never be at the mercy of things that matter least; 2) Pressure
is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity; 3) If you
feel ‘dog tired’ at night, maybe it’s because you ‘growled’ all
day; 4) It isn’t hard to make a mountain out of a molehill. Just
add a little dirt; 5) What counts is not the number of hours you
put in, but how much you put into the hours.
B E G I N N I N G E X P E R I E N C E is a support group for those
coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through
death, separation or divorce. This is a healing ministry,
which helps to resolve the grief that goes with the end of a
marriage or relationship. Coping effectively with
bereavement is a skill we can all learn. Next residential
weekend from 15 th – 17 th May in All Hallows, Drumcondra,
Dublin 9. For information please contact 086 0877379 or
email [email protected]
COLLECTIONS: 1 st Collection for the support of the priests
of the Cluster and for sick and retired priests of the diocese -€1,635. 2 nd Collection – SHARE - €1280. Thank you 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 10.4512.45PM Tea/Coffee-Music & Sing-a-long, Poetry, Gentle
Exercises, Chat etc. ALL WELCOME.
MASS INTENTIONS: Monday: Siobhan Monaghan (A)
Tuesday: May Holland (A) Wednesday: Kay Twomey (A)
Thursday: Liturgy of the Word & Communion,
Friday,Irene Devine (R.I.P) and Saturday: Kathleen Fowler
(A)
TROCAIRE BOXES: If you have not already returned your
TROCAIE box please do so THIS WEEK.
MIGRAINE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND Leaving Cert
Students who suffer from Migraine Helpline 1850.200378 /
www.migraine.ie
TAIZÉ EVENING PRAYER: hosted by MYYAM to mark 100th
birthday of Br. Roger, founder of Taizé, next Tues 12th May at
7.30pm in St. Nicholas Room, St. Sylvester’s Parish Centre.
Includes chants, prayer, silence. All are welcome
LEARNING ABOUT YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH St. Sylvester’s
Parish Centre, Malahide. The series consists of one hour
videos of the famous “THE CATHOLICISM SERIES”. It runs
on successive Fridays 7.15-9.15 p.m. until the last
session on Friday May 22 nd . There is no problem
attending next week if you have not attended before then. 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. All are welcome.
LOURDES VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers needed to work at the
Hospitalite Notre Dame de Lourdes from the 5th to the 12th
July or from the 12th to the 19th July. No previous experience
required, full training. Enquiries to Liz Byrne 087 1926346 or
[email protected]
JOHN MAIN MEDITATION GROUP: Meet on Thursdays at 6
pm in the Prayer Room in St. Sylvester’s Church.
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
ENCHIRIADIS TREIS CHOIR with ST GEORGE’S
SINGERS BELFAST St. Anne’s Church Portmarnock on
Saturday 23rd May at 8pm Beethoven Mass in C Major &
Benedictus from Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man. For tickets €15
phone 085.8498442 [email protected]
MEDJUGORJE YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: For Youth Festival
29th July to 5th 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.
IRISH COLLEGE OF ENGLISH: Host families are now being
recruited for the Irish College of English for the peak weeks of
4th July to 25th 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.
CARE & REPAIR MALAHIDE Are you 60+ years of age
and would you like to have a small repair job done for you?
Malahide Care and Repair uses a pool of trustworthy
volunteers and handypersons to carry out minor repairs for
older people for free. Phone 086.8653311
MEALS ON WHEELS Drivers and cooks required for Meals
on Wheels – Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Please contact
086.3104347
LIONS CLUB FUNDRAISER CONCERT In aid of charity
Remember Us The Garda Band will play @ Malahide Rugby
Club Thursday 14th May. The supporting act will be the Choir
from St. Oliver Plunket School. Tickets €15 or €30 for a family.
Contact Jacinta Harley 086.4668689
MALAHIDE COMMUNITY GAMES TODAY MAY 10TH, 2015
in Malahide Rugby Club, Estuary Road. Registration: 2pm.
Events for boys and girls 8-16 years. Participants must live in
Malahide Parish.
CASA, Caring and Sharing Association, is a charity that
provides respite care to people with disability. Volunteers
needed for a couple of hours a week to do light garden work in
our Break House. If interested -contact Kathleen on 018454841/0863868105.
MCS Annual Plant Sale – Malahide Community School
Parents Association is having its plant sale Friday 15th may
(3pm-4pm) Saturday 16th (10am-5pm) and Sunday 17th
(12pm-4pm) in the canteen of the school. Great value and
choice in hanging baskets, window boxes, perennials, annuals,
bedding plants, herbs and much more. All from professional
nurseries. Instant colour for your garden in time for summer.
Also featuring second uniform sale, book sale and coffee
shop. Enquiries to [email protected]
IRISH CONVERSATION GROUP – Fridays at Seomra Tae –
10.30 am.
HOME CARE WORKER VACANCY – BLOCK HOURS,
REGULAR CLIENTS, €12 per hour. For information call: 018943174
Extract from statement of Archbishop Diarmuid
Martin on Marriage Referendum – (Full text available at the back of the church) ‘For me the fundamental question is about the
complementarity of men and women, of male and female, in
the nature of humanity. This is a philosophical concept which
some will easily put aside, but for me it is the fundamental
one. Why do humans exist as male and female? Is that
distinction simply marginal? Is it simply a social construct? I
am not saying that men and women do not share equality, but
that one can only understand and tease out what that equality
means within the concept of complementarity. ~~~~~~~~~~
We are not isolated individuals. That we exist as male and
female is not a marginal dimension of being human.
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What does that complementarity of male and female entail?
There are theological arguments which Pope Francis has set
out:
“Man and woman alone are made in the image and likeness
of God: the biblical text repeats it three times in two passages:
man and woman are the image and likeness of God. This tells
us that it is not man alone who is the image of God or woman
alone who is the image of God, but man and woman as a
couple who are the image of God. The difference between
man and woman is not meant to stand in opposition, or to
subordinate, but is for the sake of communion and generation,
always
in
the
image
and
likeness
of
God”.
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An ethics of equality does not require uniformity. There can be
an ethic of equality which is an ethic of recognising and
respecting difference. A pluralist society can be creative in
finding ways in which people of same-sex orientation have
their rights and their loving and caring relationships
recognised and cherished in a culture of difference, while
respecting the uniqueness of the male-female relationship. I
know that the harshness with which the Irish Church treated
gay and lesbian people in the past – and in some cases still
today – may make it hard for LGBT people to accept that I am
sincere in what I am proposing’. ~~~~~~~~~~