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Last Monday at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in Armagh,
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh
and , primate of all Ireland, and Archbishop Richard Clarke,
Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, launched a new
‘Flesh and Blood Ireland’ (FaB) campaign in order to mobilise
people to help increase the number of blood and organ donors.
Welcoming the donation initiative Archbishop Eamon said,
“The FaB campaign calls on all of us to recognise the
importance of being an organ or blood donor, and it challenges
us to recognise the need to respond with an act of generosity
and love. It aims to raise the profile of donation within our
Churches and encourages donation as a personal gift.”
People who have given or received blood or organs in the past,
A Benefit Night
and those who have lost love ones as a result of a lack of blood
or organ donation, were in attendance at the launch.
TABLE QUIZ
Parishioners and representatives of the health boards were also will be hosted in St. Mary’s
present at this special celebration. The Armagh launch was
G.A.A. Club, Green Lane,
followed by midday prayer at 12.00 noon.
Leixlip on Saturday 7th March at
Benefit Night
The ‘Flesh and Blood Campaign’ will have its Dublin launch on
Friday 6 March in Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral.
Dr Eddie Rooney, chair of the Northern Ireland Committee for
blood donation has said that, in the 32 counties, around 800 people
are currently waiting for an organ transplant with 96,000 people
receiving blood transfusions every year. According to the Irish
Blood Transfusion Board only 3% of the Irish population gives
blood. 3,000 blood donors are needed each week, while one in
four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their
lives. Over 1,000 Irish people receive transfusions every week in
Ireland. Approximately 70,000 patients will have transfusions in
Irish hospitals this year. A unit of blood lasts for just 35 days.
There are currently 650 patients awaiting transplantation. One
donor can potentially help nine other people.
8.30 p.m. €10 per person.
If you cannot attend the quiz but
would like to support, please
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Castletown, Leixlip.
The event is to help defray the
funeral expense of eleven year
old Lalita Maureen Darlington,
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Holy Days; 7.00pm (Vigil), 8, 10, 12, 7.00pm. Bank hol 11am
Straffan: Vigil 6.00pm, Sun 11am. Holydays; Vigil 6.00, 11am
Mon to Fri: 10am, 7.00pm (Celb), Salesians 8.35
Confessions: Saturdays: after 10am Mass to 11.30
Divine Mercy Devotions: After 7pm Mass, Mon, + St.Faustina's relic.
Straffan: Daily Mass, Mon- Fri, 9.15am. Holy day/bank hol 10am
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-Parish Church, third Sunday of each month, 4.00- 5.30,
concluding with evening prayer and Benediction.
-In the Salesian Oratory, Sats. 8pm to 10pm;- All welcome.
- St Raphael’s Oratory; every day, 11.00am -3.00pm
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Holy Days: 7.30am, 10am. (except sat 10am only)
Weekdays: 7.30am, 10am. (10am on Sat)
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Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane, Naas
Sunday Mass: Sat. (Vigil) 7.30pm. Sun. 10.30am, 12noon
Weekdays: Mon. Wed. Fri 7.30pm. Holydays: 12, 7.30pm.
Exposition: Mon-Fri, 10am to 7pm and Wednesday 10am –9.30pm
Baptisms: Every Saturday at 12.30pm.
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Sunday Mass: Sat. (Vigil) 6.30pm. Sun. 10am. 12noon.
Weekdays: Tue & Fri. 10.00am, Holy Days: 10.00am.
Confession: Sat. after 6.30pm Mass, Baptism: 1st Saturdays, 5pm.
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Mon-Fri: 9.15, Sat 10; Confession Sat before 6.30 Mass.
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Fr Tony O’Shaughnessy, 6244637, Fr Pr Clancy, 6243533
Parish Office: 6247410. Sunday Mass Sat 7pm, Sunday 9.30,
11.00, 12.30; Daily Masses: 9.30am, Mon to Fri
Confession after 9.30am daily Mass & Sat vigil Mass, on request.
BAPTISM: : 3rd Saturday, 12.30; 4th Please arrange with the priests
about 2 weeks before
Our Lady's Nativity, Leixlip
Parish Office, Monday / Friday, 10 -1pm,
Sec. Bernadette Murray, Ph / Fax 6243673
Fr. John McNamara, Administrator, 01- 6245597,
Schedule; Sundays: 8.30, 9.45, 11, 12.15, 7.30pm;
Daily Masses; Mon-Friday; 9.30a.m.
Holy Days 7.30pm (Vigil) 7.25am. 9.45, 11am, & 7.30pm
Weekdays of Lent: 9.30a.m. & 7.30p.m.
Saturdays: 10.00a.m. and 6.00p.m, (1st Mass of Sun.)
First Fridays: 9.30a.m. & 7.30p.m.
Confession: Sat: 10.30 to 11.30am &after 6pm Mass
Baptisms:1st Sunday of month at 1.15. Third Saturday of month
12.30p.m. Please
give one month’s prior notice.
Exposition 1st Fridays
10 -12 noon; Mon 8.00p.m.-10 pm
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Mass in Irish 3 Sun of month, & St Patrick’s day 11am
Our Lady's Parish Centre 01- 6245159
Our email is [email protected] website is www.oln.ie
St. Mary’s Parish, Maynooth
Fr. L Rigney, P.P. 087-2607377, Fr Paul Kelly 087-2463876
Parish Office / Secretary 629 3018
Sunday Masses: Vigil 7pm, 8.45, 10.00, 11.30. 1.00, 6.00
Holy Days: Vigil 7pm, 8am,10.00, 7pm
Lady Chapel: Sunday 10.00am. Holy Day: 8pm
Weekday Masses: 8.00am, 10.00am Mon to Friday
Saturday: 10.00am,7.00pm (Vigil)
Baptism: 1st & 3rd Sat 12 noon, 2nd & 4th Sunday 2.00pm
Confessions: Saturday after 10.00am Mass
Exposition: Monday to Friday . 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Parish Website: www.maynoothparish.dublindiocese.ie
St Patrick's Esker/Dodsboro/Adamstown
Fr John Hassett, PP, 6812088
Fr Denis Carroll 6281018;
Sacristy 6281018
Sunday Masses: Vigil Sat 7pm, 9, 10.30, 12 noon
Eucharistic Adoration every Saturday from 5.30- 6.45
Weekday Masses: Monday to Sat, 10 am.
Sacrament of Penance: Sat after 10am & 7pm Masses.
Baptisms: 1st, 3rd, 12.45 pm, 2nd Sat 12.30
At least one-month notice required. Applications at Parish
Office between 10am –1.00 Mon -Fri. No phone bookings.
Parish Office: 00353 1 459 3520, Weekdays 9.30am – 12.30pm
[email protected] www.clondalkinparish.com
Administrator: Rev. Damian Farnon, Tel. 459 2665
Assistant Priest: Rev. Padraig O’Sullivan, 464 0441
Masses: Sundays (Vigil) 7.30pm, Sunday 9am, (Gaeilge) 10.30am
(Choral), 12noon (Family) and 5.30pm.
Parish of the Sacred Heart
Weekdays (Monday – Friday) – 7.30am and 10am. Saturday 10am.
St John’s Drive, Sruleen Clondalkin 01 4570032
First Fridays – 7.30am, 10am and 7.30pm.
Fr. Michael Ruddy ss.cc
Holy Days – 7.30pm (Vigil), 7.30am, 10am, 1pm, 7.30pm.
Mon-Fri, 9am Morning Office, 9.15am Mass, 9.45am Rosary.
Confessions: Saturdays 10.30 to 11am and 6.45pm to 7.15pm.
Sat 9.45am Morning Office, 10am Mass, 10.30 Exposition of
Baptisms: 2nd and 4th Sundays after 12 noon Mass (by appointment) the Blessed Sacrament; Benediction at 12.25; 6.30 Vigil Mass
St Brigid’s Parish, Kill,Johnstown,Ardclough of Sunday. Sunday Masses: 10.30, 12.00
Priests; Fr Willie O’Byrne, P.P., Tel 045-878008.
St Conleth’s Parish Newbridge
Fr M. Kelly, CC, 045- 877880
Masses Saturday: Vigil Mass – 6.15pm. Sunday: 8.30am.
Sunday Mass: Kill: Sat. (Vigil) 7.30, Sun: 11am, 12.15pm.
11.00am. 12.30pm. 7.00pm. Holy Day Vigil: 6.15pm.
Ardclough: Sunday 9.30am.
Holy Days: Masses as on Sunday (no 12.30 Mass)
Weekday Mass: Kill:
Mon-Sat 10am & Fri. 7.30pm.
Weekdays: Monday – Saturday: 9.30am. Fridays only 7.30pm.
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Ardclough: The 1 Friday every month, 8.30pm;
Confessions Saturday: 11.00am. – 12 noon & after 6.15 pm
Confessions: Sat after 10am. Mass and 1st Friday
Mass. First Friday: 9.00am. – 9.30am. Penitential Service Mass:
Parish Office: Mon-Fri. 9.30-12.30, (045) 878008
7.30pm. No Confessions during Mass. People are always
welcome to call to any Priest for Confession at anytime.
Parish of Clane & Rathcoffey
Telephone: 045 432808
Fr Paul O’ Boyle, PP, 045-868249,
- Dominican Church Masses Sat: Vigil Mass – 8.00pm. Sun:
Weekday Mass; Mon-Fri, 10am Clane
9.30am. 10.30am. 12 noon & 5.30pm. Holy days: 7.30am.
Sunday Mass: Sat vigil Clane 6.30pm, Sun 9.30, 11.30
10.00am. 12 noon. 5.30pm. W/days: Mon-Fri: 7.30am. 10am.
Rathcoffey: 10.30. Confessions: before Saturday 6.30 Mass
Parish Office Mon-Sat 9.30 - 4pm, beside Church 045 861393 5.45pm. Sat: 8am. & 10am.
Confessions: Saturday: 9.30am. – 10.00am. 10.30am. –
Parish of Dunboyne & Kilbride
11.15am. 7.30pm. – 8.00pm. First Friday: 9.30am – 10.00am.
5.30pm – 6.00pm. No Confessions during Mass. Call to any
Parish Office Mon-Fri 9.30-1, 1.30-5pm, 01-8255342,
Mgr. Dermot Farrell PP, Fr Mark English CC, Fr Gabriel Flynn Priest for Confession anytime. Tel 045 487200
PC. Email- [email protected]
- Cill Mhuire Ballymany -Masses Sat: Vigil Mass 7.00pm.
Mass times Dunboyne Vigil Sat 7pm, Sun 9am, 11.30.
Sunday: 10am, 11.30am. Holy Days: 10am. Weekdays: Mon –
Friday: 10am. Confessions Saturday: after 7.00pm. Mass First
Kilbride Vigil Sat 6pm, Sun 10am
Friday: 9.30am – 10.00am. call to any Priest for Confession at
Holy Days Dunboyne 9am Kilbride 10am.
Confessions After 10am Mass, before 7pm Mass in Dunboyne. anytime. Telephone: 045 432286.
Before 6pm Mass in Kilbride.
Church of Sacred Heart & St Brigid Daily Mass Dunboyne 9am weekdays, 10am Saturday. 8pm only KILCULLEN
Fr. N Mackey PP 045 481230, Fr. Martin Harte, 481222
on 1st Fridays.
Parish Centre Phone Valarie & Vivienne on 045 480 727
First Friday Mass Dunboyne 8pm
www.kilcullenparish.net
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament Dunboyne Tuesday MASSES weekdays 9.30am, Sunday 6.30 (Saturday Vigil),
11.00am.
Confessions on request before vigil Mass
& Friday 9.30am to 8pm.
Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays, Parish Centre, 10am- 9pm.
Baptisms Please book with Parish Office
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In today's Gospel at Mass, we hear of when Jesus
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animals and changing money in His Father's House.
St John, chapter 2, verses 13 - 25
Making a whip, Jesus drove the animals out and
overturned the tables of moneychangers.
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Destroy this sanctuary, and in three
God’s house should only be used to give glory
days I will raise it up!
to Him in prayer, not for secular events.
The
people demanded an explanation from Jesus;
Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to
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Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people
thing. Jesus told them, "Destroy this temple, and in
selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the
three days I will raise it up." Being blind to the
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spiritual meaning of the words of Jesus, the people
Making a whip out of some cord, he asked how He could do it in three days when the
‘Take all drove them all out of the Temple, Temple was still under construction after forty-six
years. They did not realise that Jesus was talking
cattle and sheep as well, scattered
about His Body, the glorious Resurrection.
the money changers’ coins,
this out
knocked their tables over and said
During the Lenten Season, this Gospel passage bears
of here
another spiritual meaning. We are Temples of the
to the pigeon-sellers,
‘Take all this out of here and stop Holy Spirit. As Jesus cleaned the Temple of the
and stop
animals and moneychangers, we should clean our
turning my Father’s house into a Temples of our habits, our vices, our sins, all what is
turning
market,’
unrighteous and offensive to the Lord God. Then, at
Then his disciples remembered the the moment of the final judgment, it shall be
my
determined if we are to partake in the eternal
words of scripture: Zeal for your
Kingdom of God or be denied entrance into His
Father’s house will devour me.
infinite glory.
The Jews intervened and said,
Death shall destroy our Temples. But until such time
house
‘What sign can you show us to
as death does its work, we are called by the grace of
justify what you have done?’
the Heavenly Father and the power of the Holy
into a
Jesus answered, ‘Destroy this
Spirit to sanctify our Temples in Christ. We are
market!’ sanctuary, and in three days I will called to become holy as God is Holy.
raise it up.’
As we continue on our journey towards Easter, let us
reflect on the cleanliness of our Temples. Let us
The Jews replied, ‘it has taken forty-six years to
reflect on what God has said to us when He spoke to
build this sanctuary: are you going to raise it up in
us today in the Gospel.
three days?’
Let us now make a firm commitment on cleaning
But he was speaking of the sanctuary that was his
our Temples for the glory of God. During his stay in
Jerusalem for the Passover many believed in his
body, and when Jesus rose from the dead, his
disciples remembered that he had said this, and they name when they saw the signs that he gave, but
Jesus knew them all and did not trust himself to
believed the scripture and the words he had said.
them; he never needed evidence about any man; he
This is the Gospel of the Lord. could tell what a man had in him.
A reading from
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of Jesus during his Sunday Angelus address of
February 22.
Through Christ’s victory over Satan’s temptations,
“we have all conquered but we must protect this
victory in our daily lives,” said the Pope. “Look at
what Jesus has done and go with Him. This path of
Jesus passes through the desert.”
He added:
The desert is the place where the voice of God and
the voice of the tempter can be heard. In the noise,
in the confusion, this cannot be done; only
superficial voices can be heard. Instead we can go
deeper in the desert, where our destiny is truly
played out, life or death.
And how do we hear the voice of God? We hear it
in his Word. For this reason, it is important to know
Scripture, because otherwise we do not know how
to respond to the attacks of the evil one. And here I
would like to return to my advice of reading the
Gospel every day. Read the Gospel every day!
Meditate on it for a little while, for ten minutes.
The Lenten desert helps us to say no to worldliness,
to the “idols.”
Following his Angelus address, a booklet entitled
“Guard the Heart” was distributed to those gathered
in St. Peter’s Square. The booklet included “the
seven sacraments, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the
Ten Commandments, the virtues, and works of
charity,” the Pope said.
To distribute the booklet, the Vatican enlisted the
services of 100 homeless people, who had
volunteered for the task. They were recruited by
Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, who heads the
office of papal charities, and has been working
regularly with the homeless of Rome.
Turin 2015
Shroud Exhibition
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announced by the Holy See as follows –
April 19th to June 24th, 2015
“The exposition of the Holy Shroud in Turin in
2015 will be held from 19 April to 24 June, the
feast of St. John the Baptist (the patron saint of
Turin) and St John Bosco, founder of the Salesian
order. A recent press release from the Vatican
stated that Pope Francis would visit the Shroud on
May 24th, feast of Mary Help of Christians,
patroness of the Salesian order. The origin of the
Shroud has never been established but the Church
teaches that it is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
Further details on the Shroud can be found at
www.shroud.com
Archdiocese of Dublin
Statement on Avalon marriage DVD
Many parishes have been contacted recently with
information regarding a pre-marriage DVD course
being marketed by Avalon RC Limited.
The information and the Avalon website suggest
that this course meets the “Bishops’ Guidelines”.
This DVD course and online questionnaire cannot
meet the Irish Episcopal Conference Criteria for
Courses of Preparation for the Sacrament of
Marriage and is not an acceptable course of
marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Dublin.
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Ukrainian Church leader:
'we expect the whole Christian
world to take our side'
ANNA MARIA KEAVENEY BSc IAMH
Hidden Talents ...
Most times we take the things around us for
granted. If it is there now then it was always there
or if I use it for that then it was always so. But
sometimes great gems are hidden in plain sight and
we only have to look afresh to see them.
So what am I talking about? Well would you
consider pepper something special. That spice you
put on your food? Sure pepper is only used to
flavour your food?
Well maybe pepper has a bit more up, its sleeve.
The peppercorn is in fact the dried fruit of the plant
Piper nigrum which grows extensively across Asia
including India and Vietnam. The different types of
pepper are the same plant but harvested at different
times and processed differently, for example black
pepper is the cooked and dried unripe fruit, green
pepper is the dried and unripe fruit while white
pepper is the ripe fruit seeds).
The majority of people are familiar with the taste
and smell of pepper which is strong and pungent,
mainly due to volatile-oils, such as piperine.
Pepper itself is a good source of minerals like
potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, and
magnesium all of which have important and critical
functions within the body. Pepper also contains
many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as
Pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin and niacin. It is in
addition a good source of many anti-oxidant
vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.
It also contains other chemicals which are known
to have disease preventing and health promoting
properties. As such pepper has been used
traditionally for a wide range of conditions
including upset stomachs, malaria, bronchitis,
cholera and cancer.
The effects on the stomach and digestion are
thought to be due to carminative actions which
reduce wind and bloating including an increase in
gut motility as well as improved digestion by
increasing gastro-intestinal enzyme secretions. It is
also considered to have properties which reduced
inflammation. Topically, it is sometimes used
directly on the skin for nerve pain.
As I mentioned above we are probably most
familiar with pepper on our food, however, even
here it can surprise us in what this plant can do.
Did you know that piperine can increase absorption
of a wide range of nutrients from food including
selenium, B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene. For
me this is the most exciting. To think that when
you put pepper on your food it is increasing the
absorption of all the good nutrients in your food,
So the humble peppercorn has lots of hidden
talents. Next time you use it think of that.
Anna-Maria Keaveney BSc., MSc., is a qualified
Medical Herbalist and member of the Irish Institute
of Medical Herbalists (IIMH, www.iimh.org).
She can be contacted on 087 237 8183 for further
information.
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk has insisted
that the struggle in Ukraine is the result of “direct
aggression and invasion,” and not a civil war.
The leader of the Byzantine-rite Ukrainian Catholic
Church spoke to reporters after the Ukrainian
bishops completed their ad limina visits to Rome.
In his official address to the visiting bishops, Pope
Francis had referred to the violence in Ukraine as a
“fratricidal conflict,” and called for action to restore
peace, without pinning the blame on Russia.
But Archbishop Shevchuk said that his country has
been the victim of Russian aggression, and “we
expect the whole Christian world to take our side.”
He added that the Russian Orthodox Church has
been a “powerful weapon” for Moscow, and the
stand taken by the Moscow patriarchate—which has
blamed the Ukrainian Catholic Church for stirring
up the conflict—has been an impediment to
ecumenical work.
Archbishop Shevchuk said that the Ukrainian
Catholic Church wants to be “good neighbors,” and
hopes for a restoration of talks with the Russian
Orthodox Church. But at the moment there is no
dialogue, he said. He also said that all Christians
should work for an end to the bloodshed in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Catholic leader said that he and his
fellow bishops were encouraged by their meeting
with Pope Francis. Although the Pope avoided any
hint of political involvement in the conflict, and
insisted that his appeal for peace was aimed at all
parties, Archbishop Shevchuk reported that the Pope
had told the Ukrainian bishops: “I’m shoulder-toshoulder with you; I’m at your service.”
Novena to The Sacred
Heart of Jesus
Dear Heart of Jesus; in the past I have
asked You for many favours, but today
I ask You for this special one mention request… Take it Dear Heart of Jesus, place
it in Your own broken heart, where Your Father sees
it, then in His merciful eyes it will become Your
prayer not mine. Amen. Recite 3 times each day for
3 days; promise to promote.
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A Postcard from Oz …
Reason ...
"Use your brains!" they say, which is telling us
to think. We think with our mind, the brain being
the extraordinary tool it uses. Thinking goes to a
higher plain when we start reasoning - 'putting two
and two together.'
We're always doing that, working out all sorts of
things, many of which don't matter that much. The
big day will come for each of us, however, when
the God who gave us life will want to know what
we did with it.
As we know, there is the Particular Judgement,
when we will stand alone in Heaven's spotlight, and
the General Judgement, when we will all stand
before Him.
The Particular Judgement will come, even for
those who don't believe in it. What is true does not
come from what a man believes: it is objective, and
independent of what any human being thinks.
In Australia we have a rock - you might have heard
of it - it's ancient name being Uluru, given it by our
aborigines, or Ayer's Rock, after the first white man
to see it. It is six miles around the base, and 1,000
feet high, and that's only the tip of it. I was telling
someone in England, Ireland or somewhere about it,
and they didn't believe me.
The Rock didn't disappear because he wouldn't
believe it was there: neither does God.
We know about God from two sources: Reason
and Revelation. We know so much about Him
because He revealed Himself to us, starting way
back with Abraham and culminating in coming here
Himself in the person of Our Divine Lord, Jesus
Christ, who is as much an historic figure as Julius
Caesar or St. Patrick, and can be known as such
from undeniable sources.
Those who have never had the advantage of
knowing Revelation will still have to answer to
Him, for He will expect them to know a fair bit
about Him from using their brains.
St. Thomas Aquinas, of course, gave us his five
proofs for the existence of God: from motion,
cause, contingency, perfection and design. I always
liked the last one - it was simple, the proof from
design.
I had the joy of being in St. Patrick's Cathedral,
Armagh. It's got to be as beautiful as any in the
world. Had someone told me all that carved stone
and marble, and all that fine mosaic which covers
nealy all the interior just came together when an
earthquake threw all the stuff into the air, and it
landed in that beautiful order, I would have called
his psychiatrist.
So, perhaps, when He judges us, He will expect
each to have known at least something about Him
and about good and evil.
Ignorance of these things does not make innocence
John W. Ó Néill, PP,
New South Wales, Australia
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Prayer, Fasting and Mercy
by St. Peter Chrysologus,
Early Church Father
Saint Peter Chrysologus declares that Prayer knocks
at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. His
sermons were so inspiring that he was given the title
"Chrysologus" (Greek for "Golden-worded) and was
eventually declared a "Doctor of the Church."
‘There are three things, my brethren, by which faith
stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue
endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer,
mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give
life to each other.
Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood
of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they
cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or
not all together, you have nothing. So if you pray,
fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your
petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If
you do not close your ear to others you open God’s
ear to yourself.
If you want God to know that you are hungry, know
that another is hungry. If you hope for mercy, show
mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If
you want to receive, give. If you ask for yourself
what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery;
show mercy to others in the same way, with the
same generosity, with the same promptness, as you
want others to show mercy to you.
Therefore, let prayer, mercy and fasting be one
single plea to God on our behalf, one speech in our
defence, a threefold united prayer in our favour. Let
us use fasting to make up for what we have lost by
despising others. Let us offer our souls in sacrifice
by means of fasting. There is nothing more pleasing
that we can offer to God, as the psalmist said in
prophecy: A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; God
does not despise a humbled, contrite heart.
Offer your soul to God, make him an oblation of
your fasting, so that your soul may be a pure
offering, a holy sacrifice, a living victim, remaining
your own and at the same time made over to God.
To make these acceptable, mercy must be added.
Fasting bears no fruit unless it is watered by mercy.
Fasting dries up when mercy dries up. Mercy is to
fasting as rain is to earth. However much you may
cultivate your heart, clear the soil of your nature,
root out vices, sow virtues, if you do not release the
springs of mercy, your fasting will bear no fruit.
When you fast, if your mercy is thin your harvest
will be thin; when you fast, what you pour out in
mercy overflows into your barn. Therefore, do not
lose by saving, but gather in by scattering. Give to
the poor, and you give to yourself. You will not be
allowed to keep what you have refused to give.’
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If anything has become clear over the last couple of
years, it is that the media is the main driver for
abortion. But in the past few months it has reached a
point where we cannot afford to ignore it any longer.
In the space of a fortnight recently, 33 articles
appeared in national newspapers pushing hard for
more abortion. In the same period, only 1 pro-life
article was published. We are now expected to take
this level of bias as normal. That’s just not acceptable.
It is a waste of time complaining about the media and
then doing nothing practical to address the problem.
That’s why we are holding an event outside the Dáil
on 11th March to challenge the media on their bias. It
will be the start of a campaign to take the message of
media bias to every corner of the country.
But the size of the turnout on 11th March is
critical to the future success of this initiative.
The event will be positive in focus not negative. It will
be respectful while resolutely calling the media to
account. It is being held from 7-8pm on a Wednesday
at a time when TDs and journalists are in the Dáil.
I am asking you to make every effort to attend this
important event. Please encourage family, friends and
colleagues to join you as well. We need a strong
united show of strength at this time.
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Is current CO2 regulation really a success story? What impact would further continuous tightening of
emission limits have on the industry and the economy? What are the future alternatives? Experts, including
some from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the European Centre of Economic
Research (ZEW), recently tackled all of these
questions at a workshop in Brussels hosted by Opel
and the Hessian Ministry for Federal and European
Affairs. Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann
called for future CO2 regulations for the automotive
industry to be scrutinised. Dr. Neumann proposed a
model based on sensible fleet consumption limits and Dementia is associated with older people. But
factors such as the integration in the European
people as young as forty can sometimes be
emissions trading scheme. “The future of CO2 targets
diagnosed with early onset dementia.
beyond 2020 is a key topic for the entire industry.
The symptoms may be similar regardless of
Opel wants to start an impartial discussion,” he said.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented age. But younger people will have different
needs and require different supports. They may
its study which looks into the current systems of
regulation. The results show that the current
still have children at school/college. They will
regulation, that only considers emission targets of new probably be working, have a mortgage, going on
cars, has weaknesses. It is neither effective in regards family holidays etc. Under these circumstances
to the climate nor under macroeconomic aspects.
Representatives of the European Centre of Economic the shock is compounded not just for the person
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Research (ZEW) from Mannheim and Professor
Diagnosis : Getting an accurate diagnosis can
Andreas Löschel from Münster University showed
possible alternatives. “The emissions trading scheme take a long time. Medics often misdiagnose
looks an especially viable possibility. This trade
younger people as being depressed, experiencing
scheme has already been applied to power plants and relationship difficulties, stress related or the
energy intensive industries – why not use it in the
menopause. The contribution of family members
transport and traffic sector,” explained Löschel. John
and carers is most important in helping to reach a
Reilly from the MIT added that including the
emissions trade scheme in the CO2 regulation would correct diagnosis. Family members may notice
save the EU economy 25 to 60 billion euro every year. that the person “didn’t seem quite themselves” or
The current CO2 regulation for passenger cars and
they started to make uncharacteristic mistakes.
light commercial vehicles within the European Union Specialist diagnostic services for younger
concentrates on the average consumption of the new
people tend to be run by neurologists with a
car fleet of each manufacturer in the European Union.
special interest in cognitive function and
Targets of 130 grams per kilometre for this year and
95 grams for 2021 have been fixed. Because this only dementia. Unfortunately there are not enough
specialists. Younger people with dementia
takes the new car fleet into consideration it ignores
require specialist services able to meet their
most of the actual CO2 emissions. The same can be
said about the actual performance and way of driving. complex needs. Specialist services should strive
In addition, the industry is being treated a lot harsher to help people to maintain their day to day skills,
than other industries. “We need a fair playing field for friendships, hobbies and interests. This in turn
CO2 regulation. The time has come to work on the
will help people to continue to live an active life
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Pope to Mafia: Jesus or Evil
- You Cannot Choose Both
Pope Francis has exhorted mafia to open their hearts to
the Lord. Speaking to pilgrims in the Vatican's Paul VI
Hall, the Holy Father reminded them how those
involved in organized crime are choosing evil over
Christ. Reflecting on his pastoral visit to their diocese
on June 21, he recalled how he called out mafia at that
time, and reaffirmed his stance today. During that visit,
the Holy Father said Mafiosi “are excommunicated.”
This message sparked reactions in Calabria.
In the Calabrian diocese of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi in
early July, a statue of the Virgin Mary was made to
“bow” before a mob boss and the diocese's bishop
suspended all processions in the area. An anti-mafia
prosecutor in the area called the act a “challenge to
Pope Francis."
In his remarks to the audience this weekend, the Pope
said “Those who love Jesus, who hear and receive the
Word and who live in a sincere response to the call of
the Lord, cannot in any way give the works of evil,” the
Pope said. Jesus or evil!” the Pope stressed, noting you
can’t choose both. Those who violate the dignity of
persons, he said, cannot call themselves Christians.
“External gestures of religiosity, not accompanied by
real and public conversion,” the Pope said, “are not
enough to be considered in communion with Christ and
his Church.” Neither are such gestures sufficient, he
underscored, for those with malice, arrogance, and
lawlessness to call themselves believers.
“To those who have chosen the path of evil and to be
involved in criminal organizations,” the Pope said, “I
renew the pressing invitation to conversion.”
“Open your heart to the Lord! Open your heart to the
Lord!” he said. “The Lord is waiting for you and the
Church welcomes you if,” he said, "just as you
willingly served evil, now you serve the good."
In addition to these exhortations against organized
crime, the Pope spoke about all the good their diocese
is doing and reflected on the many positive aspects of
his pastoral visit there this summer.
“Dear brothers and sisters of Cassano, the beauty of
your land is a gift from God and a heritage to preserve
and pass, in all its splendor, for future generations,”
Francis reflected. “Therefore, it must be the courageous
commitment of all, starting from the institutions, that it
is not scarred beyond repair by narrow interests.”
"Oppose the culture of death and be witnesses of the
Gospel of Life!" he said.
The Holy Father concluded, inviting those present to
join him in saying a Hail Mary, asking them to pray for
him, thanking them for their visit, and imparting his
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First, the fish must be dried thoroughly with
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the fish in the hot fat on both sides – it is only
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“Humanity needs justice, peace, love, and can
have it only by turning with all its heart to God,
who is the source of all these things!" (Feb 22, 2015,)
To follow Christ, we must confront life's
deserts, Pope says
The 40 days of Lent are a reminder that we face
spiritual deserts, and we must confront them
with courage and the aid of Scripture, Pope
Francis said during his weekly Angelus
address.
Delivering the Feb. 22 address from the papal
apartments to a sizable crowd gathered in Saint
Peter's Square, the Pope's remarks came on the
first Sunday of Lent, hours before he embarked
on a week-long Spiritual Exercises retreat with
members of the Curia.
The pontiff began his pre-Angelus reflection by
speaking on the Gospel reading of the day, in
which St. Mark gives an account of Christ's 40
days in the desert following the Baptism in the
river Jordan. During this period, he recalled,
Jesus was “tempted by Satan,” and “was with
the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to
him.”
This “voluntary test confronted by Jesus” is one
from which he “emerges victoriously and
which prepares him to proclaim the Gospel of
the Kingdom of God,” the Pope said.
During the period in the desert, Jesus engaged
in “hand-to-hand” combat with Satan,
“unmasking his temptations” and being
victorious against them, the Holy Father said.
“Everyone has triumphed” in Jesus through this
victory; however, “it is up to us to protect this
victory in our daily lives.”
Lent is a time of “spiritual battle against the
spirit of evil,” Pope Francis said. “And as we
cross the Lenten 'desert', we fix our gaze
toward Easter, which is Jesus' definitive victory
against Evil, against sin, and against death.”
This is the significance of the first Sunday of
Lent, the Holy Father continued: “to decisively
lose ourselves on the path of Jesus, the path
which leads to life.”
He went on to highlight the desert as a place for
listening to “God's voice and the tempter's
voice,” which cannot otherwise be done amidst
noise and confusion, in which “one only hears
superficial voices.”
Since God's voice is heard in His Word, the
Pope reminded those present of the importance
of reading the Scriptures daily, “because
otherwise we do not know how to respond to
the hidden dangers of evil.”
This desert, he continued, “helps us to say no to
worldliness, to idols,” while helping us “to
make courageous choices in conformity to the
Gospel,” reinforcing “solidarity with our
brethren.”
“Therefore, we enter into the desert without
fear, because we are not alone: we are with
Jesus, with the Father, and with the Holy
Spirit.”
In particular, Lent is a time of becoming “ever
more aware of how much the Holy Spirit, (who
we received) in Baptism, has worked and is able
to work in us.”
Before leading the crowds in the recitation of
the Angelus, Pope Francis turned to Mary, the
“model of docility to the Spirit,” who “helps us
to allow ourselves to be guided by Him who
wishes to make each one of us a 'new creation'.”
The Pope prayed in particular for Mary's
intercession during “this week of Spiritual
exercises” in which he and members of the
Curia were to take part, beginning Sunday
afternoon.
He then appealed to the faithful to pray for
those taking part in the Exercises, they may
“listen to the voice of Jesus and correct” their
many defects, and “confront the temptations”
which attack them daily.
“Lent is a journey of conversion,” he said,
adding that “our heart must be converted to the
Lord.”
For this reason, Pope Francis took the first
Sunday of Lent as an occasion to distribute
small prayer booklets entitled “Custodisci il
cuore” – “Guard your heart” – to those in Saint
Peter's Square.
Each booklet, distributed by volunteers in the
square, contains various tenants of the faith,
including the Seven Sacraments, Ten
Commandments, a list of the virtues, and the
works of mercy.
The Pope said those in the square should carry
with them this “richness of our doctrine,” in
order “to guard the heart.”
“Humanity needs justice, peace, love,” he said,
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Let’s talk about spring cleaning! When the spring gets into
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cleaning in the home is obvious.
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We also like to freshen up our home so that we feel good
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However, it is not enough to organise ourselves on the
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This is why we need our Peace Corner in order to provide
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Viatores Christi, a
There, in the quietness of our own hearts, but also in the
Catholic association,
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presence of The One who loves us infinitely, we will ask for
founded in 1960, recruits,
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the grace and the enlightenment to go ahead and do so much
trains and places people
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good to ourselves and those around us.
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All over the world these days, the TV and radio are
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This week, as we continue
our trek through Chesterton’s
works in order of publication,
we come to his first
published fiction, The
Napoleon of Notting Hill.
As a debut novel—indeed, by
any standards—it is a bravura
performance. All of
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Chesterton’s novels could
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improbable events and long speeches. Chesterton’s
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dialogue and characterization are not particularly
strong, but his novels are like sustained fireworks
displays of wild originality.
Would you give a young person with an Intellectual
The Napoleon of Notting Hill reflects Chesterton’s
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relevant insurance and full range of support free of
armies. The novel is set in 1984, eighty years after
charge on commitment from you.
Please call Breda Claffey on 087 6775068 the book was written. (There is some speculation
that it is more than a coincidence that George
Mobile Phones wanted
Orwell, who was no fan of Chesterton, took that year
Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhálaigh has registered
as the title of his own famous novel. I’m not
with the Jack and Jill Foundation for the
convinced by the argument, though.)
"phonesforboards" scheme. Please help us to
The plot of Napoleon is simple and ridiculous. In the
achieve our target by sending your old mobile
England of 1984—which has hardly changed from
phones in to us for recycling.
the England of 1904, as Chesterton blithely
Tá Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhálaigh cláraithe sa
scéím 'phonesforboards' de chuid The Jack and Jill announces in the preface—England has developed a
Foundation. Bhéinn an bhuíoch as aon seanfón atá political system whereby one citizen is chosen as
agaibh a sheoladh chugainn le bhur dtoil.
absolute monarch at near-random. As the novel
opens, the honour happens to fall on Auberon Quin,
a practical joker who doesn’t take anything
Health & Social Care
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person both on campus and within the
take part in complicated, bizarre rituals. He does this
community in the following areas;
for his own amusement, and nobody takes all this
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local pride seriously except the young Provost of
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an attempt to build a highway through his home.
Considering this is a comic novel, the war is
surprisingly bloody. (Chesterton had a rather
romantic view of warfare, and was hostile to the idea
A social club for people with an intellectual
disability is in search of new volunteers with an of ‘abolishing war’. In his view, one could not
abolish war without abolishing freedom, too.)
outgoing personality and a genuine interest in
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and, obviously, had not entered Heaven. This shows
the belief in a place where these souls were detained,
as Scripture also tells us that nothing imperfect can
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In
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work in co-operation with the
of
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clergy and others to lead young people into the
you
will
not
be
released until you have paid the last
infinite mystery of the unique love that God has
penny."
Now
we
know that no last penny needs to be
for each person.
paid in Heaven and from Hell there is no liberation at
Through an experience of the Person of Jesus,
all; hence the reference must apply to a third place.
present in the Blessed Sacrament, they are
We know this place to a gift of God’s Divine Mercy –
awakened to the individual plan that God has for Purgatory
each one of them to live as His children.
Rabbinic (Jewish) interpretation of Scripture also
The charism of Youth 2000 is to draw young
points to this belief. In the Book of Zechariah, the
people through the Immaculate Heart of Mary to
Lord spoke, "I will bring the one third through fire,
a deep and lasting union with the Eucharistic
and I will refine them as silver is refined, and I will
Heart of Jesus. In short, Youth 2000 is youth
test them as gold is tested" (13:9); the School of Rabbi
leading youth to the heart of the Church.
Shammai interpreted this passage as a purification of
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it for eternal life.
In Sirach 7:33, "Withhold not your kindness from the
dead" was interpreted as imploring God to cleanse the
in St Raphael’s
souls of the deceased. The Old Testament clearly
Celbridge
attests to a purification process of the soul of the
Positions for Care Assistants are available on the imperfect deceased person who has not gone to hell.
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1478: An indulgence is obtained through the
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loosing granted her by Christ Jesus, intervenes in
favour of individual Christians and opens for them
the treasury of the merits of Christ and the saints to
Naas: Mondays 8 15. Ballycane Church,
obtain from the Father of mercies the remission of
(Tuesdays on Bank Holiday weekends).
the temporal punishments due for their sins. Thus
Blessington Parish Centre, Fridays 8.15pm .
the Church does not want simply to come to the aid
Portarlington: Tues 8.00 Mt. St. Anne’s Retreat
of these Christians, but also to spur them to works
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Newbridge: Wed 8.30 Parish Ctr, Station Rd.
1479: Since the faithful departed now being
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purified are also members of same communion of
Raphael’s, Clane Road, Celbridge.
saints, one way we can help them is to obtain
Kildare: Thurs 8.30 Aras Bhride Parish Ctr.
indulgences for them, so that the temporal
Athy: Thurs 8.00 Kare Ctr, Woodstock St.
punishments due for their sins may be remitted.
Portlaoise: Thurs 8.00 St Fintan’s Hospital, ‘The Holy Mass is the most powerful gift for our
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it happens in Baptism but, if Baptism is
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times, by the venues which gave us permission to
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teaching?
When people ask you the
question, “Why do Catholics
worship Mary as God?” there
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If you play, sing or dance you are welcome or
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about Luther. He had an extremely high regard for
Mary that most Protestants today are totally unaware
of.
Here is one of Luther’s statements: “If our
This is the title of Frances Hogan’s new book.
Lady were to enter Jerusalem today in a golden
It is a cry from the heart asking our people to
coach drawn by 4,000 horses it would not be an
rebuild the Church and the Nation. Both Church
and Nation are interwoven, so must be dealt
honor to great enough for she who bore in her
with together, since they involve the same
womb our Savior”
people.
(Protestantism and our Lady, Fr. George Rutler).
The Book is divided into two parts: 1) The
I once had someone come up to me and literally yell at
Problem, and 2) the Solution. In order to point
the way to healing and new life, a diagnosis of
me saying; “Why do you Catholics put Mary on such
the problems discussed is given in the first half, a high pedestal?” I retorted back, “Oh, you mean
which also includes pointers towards new life,
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health and wholeness for the Nation. In fact the or even greater then God, is that what you mean?”
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Naples. Visiting all areas
The second half (The Solution) is also a journey two thousand year history has the Church ever deified
connected to life of St. Pio.
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looking at me and then walked away. He later came
Also visiting the shrine of
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against Catholics in the 20th century.
“Naturally, I am glad that the issue of Father Josef
Toufar is starting to be resolved in which it will be
shown how the political regime in our country
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During the season of Advent in 1949 – the early
phase of the communist era in Czechoslovakia –
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saw a cross at the altar in the church moving from
one side to another several times. The event has
come to be known as “the Cihost' miracle.”
To prevent the news of the phenomenon from
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Toufar, demanding that he say that he had moved
the cross himself.
The priest, however, refused. In response, the
police beat him so drastically that he was unable
to speak, walk or sit. He died two months after the
miracle took place.
After Fr. Toufar's death, the Church along with
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A series on food & health
Bone health ... part 2
From the age of approx 25 our
bones can start to deplete in density
Usually though for women they
remain fairly stable until the age of menopause, when
the oestrogen levels in the body can drop rapidly for
some, certainly not all women.
So what can you do to keep your bones in tip top
shape? The good news is a lot but the secret is putting
it into action NOW, not in 5 or 10 years time. Many
assume their bones are fine because they have had no
incidents, accidents, falls or breakages. This is not an
accurate or reliable source of bone health. Literally ,
you could be a walking ‘honeycomb’ in waiting for an
accident to happen. There are four main methods used
to check bone health.
Dexa scan.( Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) It is
X-Ray based, unfortunately it is radiation ( and i’m
certainly not a fan of x-rays but at this time it is the
lesser of two evils) but you can take precautions
against it such as taking barleygrass,NAC, Yellowdoc
herb, fennel etc which help move the toxicity from
your body. The world Health organisation defines
osteoporosis measurements as a T-Score compared to
that of a young adult.A T-score of more than (-1) is
considered normal. A score of between -1 and -2.5 is
classed as osteopenia ( bone thinning, which can be
reversed which is why early detection is so important.)
and a score lower than -3.5 is categorised as
osteoporosis.
Ultrasound Bone scanner : passes an ultrasound though
the heel bone.Results can vary on it and therefore it is
not as reliable as the Dexa. It can act as a guide to tell
you what zone you are in but I firmly believe the Dexa
scan to be the best giving you specific area scores.
Bone Turnover analysis. This test is more rare and
only tells you how quickly your bone turns
over/breaksdown. It does not tell you the bone quality
or density. it is measured through a urine sample and is
more used in cases where the treatment of osteoporosis
through medication is being monitored
Blood calcium levels. This is not a very reliable way of
telling the health of your bones as it is only
determining the level of calcium in the blood and can
indicate other things such as the health of
your parathyroid etc. Lots of my clients are misled
with these results. Normal blood testing limits for
calcium medically must fall between 2.152.55mmol/L. The higher the level of blood calcium the
greater the risk of the calcium deposits hardening
arteries and muscles, which is exactly why calcium
supplements got very bad press a few years back. I will
explain more about that very important subject later.
Your calcium blood levels have to be maintained
within a fine balance therefore your body will do what
it has to , to maintain this level even take calcium form
your blood if so be needed.
LOTS more to come on bone health in the coming
weeks so please stay tuned! You can request a bone
scan to be carried out independently at many health
clinics now such as the Blackrock, Beacon, etc. or
discuss it further with your doctor if you are very
concerned about it. Knowledge is power so knowing
your bone health is a great place to start in making
changes if be needed.
Gertrude Lawler, Health for life practitioner, Food
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The Ten
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The 4th Commandment …
HONOUR YOUR FATHER
AND YOUR MOTHER
God has willed that, after Him, we should honour
our parents to whom we owe life and who have
handed on to us the knowledge of God.
We are obliged to honour and respect all those
whom God, for our good, has vested with His
authority.
This commandment constitutes one of the
foundations of the social doctrine of the Church.
The fourth commandment is addressed
expressly to children in their relationship to
their father and mother because this
relationship is the most universal.
It likewise concerns the ties of kinship between
members of the extended family.
It requires honour, affection and gratitude
towards elders and ancestors.
Firstly it extends to the duties of pupils to
teachers, employees to employers,
subordinates to leaders, citizens to their
country and to those who administer or
govern it, (provided the laws they enact are
in keeping with the Law of God.)
‘This commandment includes and presupposes
the duties of parents, instructors, teachers,
leaders, magistrates, those who govern, all who
exercise authority over others or over a
community of persons.’
While the 4th Commandment obliges children to
be obedient to their parents or legal guardians, it
does not oblige them to obey them in a situation
where they would break the law, either of God or
of the state.
As the Bible tells us, those who look after their
parents will have a long and prosperous life.
Not a bad deal!
It’s also good to remember that our day will also
come when we will be getting on in years; life is
very short and time runs by very quickly…
(Continued next week)
Based on the Catholic Catechism
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Heart
to Hand
The Registered Charity “Heart to Hand” was set
up to care for the poorest of the poor in countries
like Albania, Bosnia, Moldova, Romania and
other countries where the need arises, providing
food, medicine, clothes and other humanitarian
aid; education and training to help these people
fend for themselves has been put in motion. It is
non-denominational, voluntary and therefore
what comes in goes out to help the poorest of the
poor. Without the help and generosity of the Irish
people we could not survive.
• Call Kieran Byrne, 087-2745570, 0402-37260.
e-mail: [email protected]
Irish Countrywomen’s Association
At the Heart of the Community since 1910
ICA Liffey Valley Guild
Palmerstown
We meet on Monday nights at 8 pm in
St Bridget’s Girls National School.
The ICA is open to all women over the age of 16.
Come and find out how ICA can offer you Fun
Friendship &Support. New members welcome.
For details of activities and how to become a
member contact us at [email protected]
or text ICA, your name and contact number to
087-240-6508. www.ica.ie and is on Face Book.
• On behalf of the premature babies in the
Coombe Hospital we would like to thank
everyone who supported our appeal - so far we
have sent in up to 200 blankets and hats. Please
continue the good work!
Mary Duffy PRO
ICA Clondalkin
Ladies of Clondalkin and surrounding areas, the
Clondalkin Guild of Irish Countrywomen’s
Association (I.C.A.) is now open with a great
programme of events - crafts, talks on interesting
subjects and of course, great outings! Do come
along on the first three Tuesday’s of the month.
We meet in St Joseph’s Boys School, Convent
Road, Clondalkin at 8pm and will make you very
welcome. Bernie Dunne P.R.O.
Adoration of the
BLESSED SACRAMENT
Church of Irish Martyrs, Naas.
Mon 10am-9pm, Tues 10am-9pm
Wed 10am-9.30pm; Thur 8pm-9pm
(silent prayer for priests) - Drop in any time –
The Lord is always present to welcome you!
Celbridge Youth Café
Bereavement
Support
Dunboyne
The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a Parish
based ministry to help those bereaved and those
suffering loss of any kind. We offer one-to-one
support, group support if desired and home visits.
Meetings are held in: 41 Avondale Square, Dunboyne.
On first Wednesdays of every month at 8pm.
Contact Mary/Gerry 086-8497176
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St Conleth’s Community College, Newbridge,
A course for people who have been in the home for a
number of years or people who are unemployed and
wish to update their computer skills. All welcome.
Enquiries (045) 431417, [email protected]
Indoor bowls
Within the Kildare West
Wicklow Indoor bowls
association there are almost 30
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Contact Phyllis Burke at 045 879167 the
development officer of the KWWIA for more
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adult students from every part of the English-speaking
world following Maryvale’s catechetical programmes.
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Oscott Hill, Birmingham, B44 9AG. UK.
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Celbridge Bridge Club
The Mill, Celbridge
•
Open invitation to all players
We play every Thursday night at 7.30 and welcome
• Volunteers needed!
participation by all players, especially novice/B
Could you spare a couple of hours once a month? players. You are assured of a warm welcome and a
We invite applications to join our team of adult
good game. Car parking is available in the Mill. Please
volunteers helping in the Cafe on Thursday and
contact Brid at 086 8343671 for further information.
Friday evenings. Training provided. Call Lynn
087-9872856, [email protected]
Celbridge Meals on Wheels
Celbridge Meals on Wheels delivers 38/40 meals
in the Celbridge/ Straffan/ Ardclough area on a
twice weekly basis.
All meals are delivered by a team of voluntary
drivers working on a 3-week rota. If you would
like to be involved in this very valuable work
please contact Mairéad Byrne Tel 087-2239410
WITTY
KNITTERS
Meet on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of
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Our objectives are to provide
a focal point for active people
(ladies and gents) to meet and
engage in educational,
cultural and social activities.
Our meetings begin with Tea
and Coffee before we
introduce guests.
Visitors are always welcome
to drop in for a cuppa.
Further information from
Thomas at 01-4573269 or
email
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Community
Cenacolo
Is addiction controlling and
ruining your life?
Would you like to discover
hope and joy?
The Community Cenacolo
helps people suffering from
addiction to change…
The Community Cenacolo
was founded by an Italian
nun, Mother Elvira Petrozzi,
in 1983. For many years she
had been concerned by the
destruction she had seen
among young people through
drug abuse and she longed to
help them.
To-day there are houses world
wide with over 2,000 young
men and women in the
programme. The house for
men in Ireland was opened in
Knock, Co. Mayo in 1999. As
yet there is not a house for
women in Ireland but women
who wish to enter the
Community are accepted in
Cenacolo houses in Europe.
Meetings are held every
Wednesday evening at
7.30pm at St. Peter’s Parish
Centre, St. Peter’s Church,
Phibsboro, Dublin 7.
For further information
please contact
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a nutritious meal in school. However, the recent
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charity’s feeding programme in the country,
with all schools now closed.
Founded in 2002, Mary’s Meals runs school
feeding programmes in 12 countries – across
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923,572 hungry children every day they attend
school. Whilst delivering school meals is the
charity’s prime focus, it has a long history of
providing emergency relief assistance.
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A major issue that Protestants have with Catholic Church
is Baptism. Some view Baptism as optional, labelling the
Catholic position as “Baptismal regeneration.” Catholics
do indeed believe that we are born as children of God
through the waters of Baptism; but as with other Catholic
doctrines, the Bible clearly and emphatically teaches it!
Evangelicals have several terms for what is required for
salvation: "Accept Jesus as personal Saviour"; “Ask Jesus
into your heart"; etc. While the concept is correct, these
terms are found nowhere in Scripture. Protestant
theology teaches that faith alone is sufficient for
salvation; and it is true that "believing" is necessary for
salvation (John 3:16; 1:12), some passages state that
believing alone is not enough (James 2:14-26; John
2:23,24; Acts 8:9-24). Church teaching reflects all the
Scriptures; one must repent, believe, and be baptized.
It is intriguing that so many Evangelicals who claim to
hold to Sola Scriptura believe that Baptism actually does
nothing. Therefore many who "get saved" at an
evangelistic meeting will never touch the waters of
Baptism.
Consider what Scripture clearly states: "He that
believes and is baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16)
"Repent and be baptized.. and you shall receive the
gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38), "Go and teach all
St. Padre Pio's glove will be
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the
in Malone's, Shindella,
Son and the Holy Spirit" (Matt. 28:19), "Be baptized,
Rathangan, Co. Kildare on
washing away your sins" (Acts 22:16), "Likewise,
baptism also now saves us" (1 Pet. 3:21), Baptism
Sunday 29th March from
places you "in Christ" (Rom. 6)
12am to 5.30pm.
A
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misused passage is John 3:3: "Unless a man
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Items of St Pio will be
Ministers preach on this passage, giving a stirring call to
"accept Jesus as personal Saviour" , though the term is
available on the day.
un-Scriptural. The Greek word for “again”, anothen, can
Contact Betty 045-525094.
also mean "from above." Nicodemus took it to mean
Padre Pio, now a canonised saint, bore the
"again", and asked how he can return to his mother's
womb (v.4). Jesus clarified that being born anothen is to
stigmata for many years and used gloves to
be born of water and Spirit (v.5). Thus, when someone is
cover the wounds in his hands. Relics of
born of water and Spirit, he is born from above and
saints, through the merciful power of God
becomes a child of God. In verse 31, anothen clearly
and faith, can provide spiritual or physical
means "from above", and is translated as such. Scripture
healing, based on the person’s faith.
is clear: to be "born from above" is to be born of water
On June 16, 2002, Pope John Paul II canonized and Spirit in baptism.
At Jesus' own baptism (John 1), He was (ritually)
Padre Pio. There are saints who have been
cleansed, the Holy Spirit came upon Him in the form
known for healing; there are saints who could
of a dove, and the Father declared Jesus as His Son
"read" souls; there are saints who were known
(Matt. 3:17). Christians believe that while Jesus did
for levitation; there were saints who bore the
not need baptism, His was baptized as a model and
stigmata, or were seen in apparition, or who had
example for us. In Baptism, God imparts to us the
the “odour of sanctity.” There are saints who
same things: cleansing (from sin); the indwelling of
could understand languages they didn't know.
the Holy Spirit; and Divine sonship.
Scripture clearly supports Catholic teaching on Baptism.
But Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who died on
September 23, 1968, had all these charisms, and
Michael Matthews is a Catholic evangelist, apologist,
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Mental & Physical Exercise
The following is a extract from an article by Prof.
Brian Lawlor, Clinical Director of the NEIL
Research program at TCD.
When you ask older people what is their greatest
fear they will say it is getting Alzheimer disease.
This is a very understandable and totally legitimate
fear. We have no drug treatment or way of
preventing Alzheimer disease and we still do not
know the exact cause. However we do have a
greater understanding of the underlying brain
changes and the risk factors associated with
Alzheimer disease.
Alzheimer – the most common form of dementia –
affects over 40000 people in Ireland. That figure
is expected to rise to over 80000 by 2030. The
overall cost of dementia care each year is 1.7B.
A recent study of the risk-factors suggest that one
third of cases are potentially preventable. We need
to reduce risk-factors such as low levels of
exercise, high blood pressure, depression, obesity,
diabetes and smoking. Whilst
these findings are enlightening
there is no guarantee that the
implementation of such
findings will prevent
Alzheimers.
There are however a number
of interventional trials presently
being carried out at TCD.
Large numbers of older people
are taking part in trials that
reduce the risk-factor. These
are being compared to another
group of older people where
the risk factor remains the
same. When completed these
trials will tell us whether riskfactor reduction – such as
increased exercise etc – can
prevent or delay the onset of
Alzheimer disease.
Irrespective of the findings
older peoples’ health will
benefit greatly from these
lifetime changes – regular
exercise, a healthy diet, brain
stimulation and social
interaction.
Alzheimer Cafe is held in
McAuley Place Naas (beside
Main Church) on the last
Wednesday of each month (79pm). All are welcome.
Dementia Choir is also held in
McAuley Place every Tuesday
(11-1). Enquiries 045-897833.
Grandparents’
Association
The Association has been recognised and
approved by both the Pontifical Council for the
Family and by the Pontifical Council for New
Evangelisation in The Vatican.
Pope Francis, on many occasions, has applauded
the role which Grandparents play in the life of
The Church.
The vocation of Grandparents to Pass on The
Faith is now recognised everywhere and
Grandparents find that membership of the
Association is a great support to them in
that role because the Association offers practical
as well as spiritual ways of passing on the Faith..
For information Phone 098 24877
www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org
[email protected]
Catholic Grandparents Association,
Castlebar St, Westport, Co Mayo
VOLUNTEERING
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in Celbridge
Dara Residential Services is
situated in Celbridge and provides
Residential and Respite to young
adults with Intellectual Disability.
We are looking for caring,
energetic people to provide a
regular social contact by
volunteering with people we
support in our service.
Anyone who would like to share an
interest such as walking, football,
cookery, swimming, karate,
cinema and photography, contact
Michael Stokes 01 6271484 / 086
3582134,
[email protected]
Carers’ Association
If you care at home for an elderly
or disabled person, we can help
with information, training and
short respite breaks.
Please call or phone- Carers
Association, Carers Association
C/O Aras, Main Street, Newbridge,
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SACRAMENT, LEIXLIP
Takes place in Our Lady's
Nativity Church, Leixlip,
Monday to Friday,
10am to 2pm, 7pm to 10pm
• All welcome
Meals on Wheels
Celbridge Meals on Wheels
require volunteer drivers for
Celbridge , Straffan,
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For further information
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Youth 2000
PRAYER MEETING
Newbridge
Where: Cill Mhuire Church,
Ballymany, Newbridge, Co.
Kildare --When: ThursdayS @ 8.00pm
& weekly at same time
thereafter.
Contact: Adam- 087 9744482
Divine
Mercy
Prayer Meeting
Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting
in Rathcoole Parish Church
each Saturday morning
following the 10am Mass.
All are welcome.
Adult
Folk Group
Rainbows
Musicians
and singers
wanted
St Finian’s
Leixlip
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We practice
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their
lives through bereavement, parental
We sing every
second
at 7pm vigil
separation
or any
otherSaturday
painful transition.
Mass.
If
you wish your child to take part please contact
We are
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Islamic State begins killing
more hostages; 5,000
Christians flee in Syria
The Islamic State has begun killing some of the 150 or
more Christians taken hostage after the capture of
several villages in northeast Syria, Aid to the Church
in Need reports.
Meanwhile an estimated 5,000 Christians in the region
Celbridge Community Centre have fled their villages in the days following the
Islamic State’s offensive, according to a report from
The Mill Parent
Agence France-Presse. Most have fled to Al-Hasakah,
is from 1.45
to 2.30
and 2.30 Group
to 3.15 on Sundays the regional capital, or to Qamishli, a city of 180,000
and
Toddler
in St Raphael’s Pool. We are contactable on 086 on the Turkish border. There are reportedly no
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Christians remaining in the villages taken by the
Parent
&
Toddler
Group
who meet here at the
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Islamic State, except those who are being held
Centre
Tuesday
mornings
10am – 12noon.
A
reminder
to ALL
those involved
in the club
hostage.
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20 yearsplease
- our contact
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If youthe
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The Centre
party
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Leixlip
Manager John Kenny at 01-6288556
“Around 15 young Assyrians were martyred,”
from 4pm to 8pm approx on Saturday 29th
reported Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana, who
September- everyone is welcome, just please
added that the number of Christians in captivity now
contact us beforehand. Thank you
may be as high as 350. He said that at least one
Unit 3 Leixlip Shopping Mall (opposite post
woman had been beheaded and two men shot.
office)
It was unclear, from early reports, whether the
ARC
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Turkey has allowed Islamic State militants to cross the
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Christians have seen no improvement in the
Our monastic day aims to facilitate those who
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at 4pm way
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Postural Evaluation
Dear Grace
Now that we are in the Season of Lent I would like
to know more about the Stations of the Cross. I am
curious about how the devotion began.
Indeed, one of the most beautiful ways to prepare
during Lent for the glorious Resurrection of our Lord
Jesus Christ at Easter is meditate on the Stations of the
Cross. This devotion goes back to the earliest times of
the Church and has evolved over time. The object of
the Stations is to help the faithful to make, in spirit, a
pilgrimage to the major scenes of Christ's sufferings
and death. Today, it has become one of the most
popular of Catholic devotions. It is carried out by
passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at
each and devout meditation on the various events of
Jesus’ Passion, His suffering and death.
Although it cannot be confirmed, it is believed that
the Blessed Virgin Mary made daily visits to the
places where her beloved Son suffered so much for
the sins of the world. This should not be difficult to
believe. What mother would not have done so?
Blessed Anna Catherine Emmerich describes also, in
great detail, how the Virgin Mary erected a ‘Way of
the Cross’ near Her home in Ephesus where She lived
with St John until Her Glorious Assumption into
Heaven.
The stations can be seen today in all churches,
although some of the modern depictions of the
sorrowful Way of the Cross are not conducive to
proper meditation and leave a lot to be desired as
regards their art content! Nevertheless, it’s the thought
that counts and it is most pleasing to Jesus when we
meditate on His sacrifice. For those who cannot get to
a church there is a little booklet called ‘The secret of
happiness’ which gives a very powerful meditation on
the Way of the Cross
The fourteen stations:
1. Pilate condemns Jesus to death;
2. Jesus receives the cross;
3. Jesus falls the first time;
4. Jesus meets His Blessed Mother;
5. Simon of Cyrene helps carry the cross;
6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus;
7. Jesus falls the second time;
8. Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem;
9. Jesus falls the third time;
10. Jesus is stripped of His garments;
11. Jesus is nailed to the cross;
12. Jesus dies on the cross;
13. Jesus is taken down from the cross;
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.
Grace
Postural Analysis - Linkage between
Biomechanics and Emotional Expression
It has been said that your mood can influence your
posture. For example, a typical depressed, defeated
or submissive feeling can make you slump and
hang your head.
On the contrary, feelings of being confident and
happy will cause musculature in the body to be in a
relaxed state, will cause the chest to rise thus
improving breathing and you may walk taller.
It is clear that the body’s emotional state reflects
itself in the body’s orientation in space.
If such a correlation exists between posture and
mood, then should the relationship in fact work in
reverse?
A Research Study will take place in B-Active
Fitness Club in Celbridge on 15 Mar 2015.
The study will be carried out by an Osteopathic
Medicine student – Pamela Coffey – who will be
looking for volunteers to participate in the study for
her final dissertation.
Aim of Study: to gather data from a sample of the
population and to use this data to investigate if
there is a relationship between mood and posture.
What will happen on to you if you take part?
You will come to a room in the gym at an allocated
time and complete a questionnaire that contains 24
questions. Then you will be asked to stand against
a tiled backdrop with a plumb line at your back.
Measurements will be taken to assess your posture.
Photographs will be taken from front and side
angles. No names/face shots will be used in the
final report. It will not be possible to identify you
in the final report. The total time you will be in the
room will not exceed ten minutes. This research is
being undertaken on healthy adults changed
between 21 and 40 years of age. Non gym
members are also welcome to take part in the
study. Information packs (containing information
leaflets and consent forms) will be available from
the gym and will be available on the dates of the
data collection.To sign up for the study please call
into the gym on the 15 Mar from 10:30 and ask for
Pamela. If you require information please contact
[email protected] or call 0861251077
(A large sample size is required in order for the
data to be statistically significant so participation
is greatly appreciated.)
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Parish of St. Martin de Porres,
Old Bawn, Tallaght;
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri 10am to 12. Wed & Thur 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The Lord is always present to
welcome you
Turas le Chéile
Voluntary bereavement
support group providing
support for people who have
experienced bereavement
including suicide.
It is a free & confidential
service conducted by trained
personnel.
Contact Mary at 086-566819
9am – 5pm Mon to Fri.
Young
Adults
Prayer group for young adults,
18-35 year olds in Newbridge
Co Kildare. The prayer group
takes place on Thursday
nights, in the Dominican
Oratory, Newbridge College,
Co Kildare at 8 pm.
The hour of prayer includes
adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament, Rosary, silent
prayer and gospel reflection
for the coming Sunday, and
Benediction.
All are welcome and we have
refreshments and time to chat
after the meeting.
Spiritual Director Fr John H Walsh O.P.
Feeling lonely, lost, Suicidal?
Contact The Samaritans
If you would like to talk to a Samaritan
volunteer call 1850 60 90 90
Calls are directed to the nearest free branch.
Phone; 1850 60 90 90
This connects a caller anywhere with a
Samaritans Branch in Ireland.
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Donate Blood
3,000 donations are needed every week and during the
Summer months there is no decrease in the demand
for blood. There are two Dublin permanent blood
donor clinics in Dublin
D'Olier Street Clinic
Monday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: Closed
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For information on blood donation, text "Blood" to
53377. Patients always need our blood and this need
never stops regardless of what else is going on in the
world. Please help us make the difference!
CELBRIDGE DAYCARE CLUB
@ the Mill, Celbridge
We are open on:
Tuesdays 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursdays 10.00am - 1.00pm
New members welcome … Indoor bowls, bingo,
outings, and other fun activities.
Light refreshments served… For information
contact Sylvia Cummins 01 6275518
It takes COURAGE TO BE A
PRIEST! Do you have what it takes?
Priesthood in the Dublin Diocese
Contact:Director of Vocations
Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
www.priest.ie [email protected]
Ph. 01-8373732 ext 253.
Le Leche League, Dunboyne
meet on the second Tuesday of every month at
8.30pm. For further information contact Mairéad
@ 8251798 or 8200687 / 8257167.
Church of Holy Family
Rathcoole- Eucharistic Adoration
Fridays 7.30 to 8.30 pm. All welcome.
The Little Way Association
The Little Way Association’s brief is to support religious and other charitable
work, especially overseas, and to upkeep the Association's centres at Lourdes,
Fatima, Walsingham and Knock in Mayo.
‘At present, more money than ever goes overseas to mission countries, yet
missionaries themselves are still in need. Your Mass offerings are the means
by which missionaries can be helped to keep going. We like to send them a
minimum offering of €7.50 for each Mass and all intentions and offerings
are sent to the Missions in the safest way, usually by registered mail.
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you’d like a receipt
Assuring you of a remembrance in our daily Mass and prayers.
The Little Way Association Sacred Heart House, 119, Cedars Road,
Clapham Common, London SW4 OPR
IN THE BIBLE!
The Church is the
Pillar & Ground
of Truth… (1 Tim 3, 15)
The Bible points to the
one True Church!
Why Sunday?
On the first day of the week we
gathered together to break bread… Acts 20:7
It is true that the Catholic Church, through the
authority of Christ, replaced the Hebrew Sabbath
(Saturday) with the Lord's Day (Sunday). This
occurred very early, well before the time of
Emperor Constantine in the fourth century.
For Christians two important events happened on
Sunday. First, the Resurrection of Christ occurred
on Easter Sunday (John 20:1ff). Secondly, the Holy
Spirit descended upon the Church on Pentecost
Sunday, fifty days later (Acts 2:1ff).
Also after His Resurrection, Jesus appeared to the
Apostles twice, each on Sunday (John 20:19 & 26).
As a result, Sunday was known as the Lord's Day.
(It is necessary here to bear in mind that
our modern calendars have switched
Monday to the place of Sunday as the first
day of the week!).
There are many claims that there is no evidence in
the Bible for the shift from Saturday to Sunday.
However in the fourth century, St. John
Chrysostom cited Acts 20:7 as testimony.
According to this verse in the Bible, the disciples
assembled together on Sunday, the first day of the
week, to celebrate the Lord’s Supper: On the first
day of the week, when we were gathered together to
break bread, Paul talked with them... [Acts 20:7]
It is interesting to note that St. Paul had spent a
week with the community in Troas (Acts 20:6), and
he celebrated the "breaking of bread" (Mass) with
them on ‘the first day of the week’.
One would expect St. Paul to object to this
practice, if it were not rooted in the Church
founded by Jesus.
According to St Paul, [Col. 2:16-17], the Hebrew
diet, festivals and Sabbaths are no longer
obligations for Christians. These were only a
foreshadowing of things to come in Christ. The
focus now is Christ (2 Cor. 3:7-17).
Elsewhere St. Paul told the Corinthians to
contribute money to the Church each Sunday (1 Cor
16:1-2). This would be a strange request, if
Christians assembled on Saturdays!
Proving once again that the Catholic Church,
founded by Jesus Christ, has got it right!!
Continued
MIDLANDS SUPPORT GROUP
- For Friends and Family Affected by Suicide.
This new support group in conjunction with
HOPE(D) has commenced at Aras Building (next to
Fás) Main Street, Newbridge.
Serving all areas in Kildare. Please feel free to
come along. Counsellors will be available on a one
to one basis if required.
Please contact Damian on 087 2450881 or Jacinta
on 087 2229695 for information.
Celbridge Mill
Community
Sports Centre
Ph 01- 6288556; fax 01-6276259
[email protected]
www.celbridgemillcommunitycentre.ie
Face- book "The Mill Community Centre".
Mon-Fri 9am-10.30pm, Sat 9.30-6pm, Sun 9.30-6pm
Centre Notes
The Centre for all the Family
New Exclusive 7 weeks to Fitness Weight
Loss course. 35 classes –Morning & Evening –
Tues- Friday. Super Value Only €70– Works
out at €2 per class. Starts Tues March 2nd -10%
Discount for Slimming World & Weight
Watchers Members & Centre Members.
Fancy a Monday Spin at Lunch- time? We are
commencing a lunchtime Spin Cycle Class on
Mondays 1.15 -1.45pm for those who want to
kick start their week. Interested ? Then just
pop up to our attic studio.
Children’s Easter CampActivity & art Camp plus egg painting & egg
hunt, mini sports, ball racquet sports, karate,
bingo, board games etc March 30th –April 2nd 10am-2.30pm.Cost €50 .Ages 5-12 years.
Basketball Camp- Tues 7th – Fri 10th April
,10-2.30pm for ages 6-14 years.
Course Director David Donnelly. Cost €50.
Skills, fundamentals, & fun for all with this
exciting new camp.
Basketball -Men’s Open Basketball Session
for all. Tuesdays at 9pm.
Soccer -Open Indoor soccer Kick-A-Bout
every Monday night at 8pm- All welcome if you
fancy a game or you might be new to the area
& may not know anyone in your area.
No Strings Attached Adult Badminton for all.
Monday Evenings 6-8pm & Wednesday
Mornings 10-12noon. All players welcome to
come along if you fancy a fun session with lots
of fun & if you fancy a game of this fast &
exciting sport.
Also Available Birthday Party Service, Hatha
Yoga, Stott Pilates, Fully Equipped Gyms,
Sauna, Steam, Fitness Classes, Circuits,
Spinning, TRX, Zumba, Drama, Art, Music,
Playschools, Day Care for the elderly, Youth
Café, Bridge, Whist, Men’s Shed, Units &
Rooms for hire. Weight Watchers, Pigeon Club,
Parent & Toddler , Table Tennis, Archery,
Bowls, Judo, Karate, Kick Boxing, Rugby
School, Camps. Education...
Our Free Crèche facility is available for
customers attending centre organised activities.
Mon – 9.30am – 12.30pm (12noon Fridays)
The Community Centre for all the Community!
Men's Shed
CELBRIDGE MILL, UNIT 20
The Men’s Shed is ideal for men who are keen
to meet up, chat, work on projects, develop
ideas, to socially integrate with other men.
Catering for 18 - 80 years the Men’s Shed is
ideal for men - retired, unemployed, on shift
work, with time on their hands, new to the area,
on long term sick leave or recuperation etc &
may want to contribute in any way possible.
• They meet presently on Wednesdays
2-4.30pm & require new blood... 087 9447515
Kildare County Council
Grant Scheme 2015
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th
March 2015
Kildare County Council are now inviting applications
for the following Grant Schemes:
The purpose of the grant schemes is to provide financial
assistance to groups/ organisations engaged in various
community activities in County Kildare.
Community and Festival Grants
Applications forms and guidelines for these grants are
available on our website:
www.kildarecountycouncil.ie/community or by
emailing [email protected] or from our public
counter on level 7, Aras Chill Dara, Naas.
Arts Grants and Bursary Awards
Application forms and guidelines at
www.kildarecountycouncil.ie/artsservice or by emailing
[email protected]
Community Heritage Grants
Application forms and guidelines are available at
www.kildarecountycouncil.ie/community or contacting
Celine at 045 980239 [email protected]
Residents Association Grants - Private Estates
Application forms and guidelines for these grants are
available at www.kildarecountycouncil.ie or by emailing
[email protected] - 045 980556
Resident Association Grants - Local Authority
Estates
Applications forms and guidelines are available at
www.kildarecountycouncil.ie or by contacting 045
980692
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th
March 2015
Community Heritage Grant Scheme
Kildare County Council is pleased to announce the
Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2015. Applications
are invited from groups/organisations or individuals who
are carrying out local heritage projects. The closing date
for applications is Wednesday, 18 March 2015.
Applications forms can be downloaded from
http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Heritage/Grants/.
Heritage can include monuments, archaeological
objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora,
fauna, wildlife habitats, geology, heritage gardens, parks
and inland waterways. All projects funded must have a
community benefit and applicants must organise an
event during Heritage Week 2015 (22 - 30 August 2015
or Biodiversity Week May 2015).
Projects which have been funded in the past included the
creation of a wildflower meadow in Castledermot,
habitat survey, heritage signage in Clane, conservators
assessment of collection, audits of local heritage,
heritage signage and biodiversity signage boards.
For further information including application forms
visit http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Heritage/Grants/
or contact Celine O’Neill at [email protected] or
045 980239.
Maynooth Bethany
Bereavement Group
Maynooth Bethany Bereavement Support Group: will
hold support meeting last Thursday of each month in
Community Space, Maynooth at 8pm. All
Welcome. Please contact: 086 2700740
Special talk on the Grieving Process
Brid Carroll: Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Venue: Glenroyal Hotel, 8pm Wednesday 11th March.
Admission: FREE. Organised by Maynooth Bethany
Bereavement Group
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St Raphael’s,
St John of God
VACANCIES
for Care Assistants
to join their Community
Employment Project.
To check your eligibility for
the vacancy, applicants
should register with their
local Fás office and have
their name put on the
submission list.
Please contact Frances
Walsh, Fás Supervisor, on
5058257 and
[email protected]
BUILDING
ENERGY
RATING
ASSESSOR
Energy rate your home
SEAI registered.
Planning applications –
Drawings for extensions,
Conversions, renovations
Contact: John Doyle
01 4459153 / 086 7722892
Support
Group
for Carers
in Ballyfermot
and surrounding areas
A new support group for
carers meets on a monthly
basis at the Ballyfermot/
Chapelizod Partnership
offices on 4 Drumfinn Road.
If you are feeling alone or
isolated by your role as a
carer, why not come along to
the support group. You can
share with other carers, enlist
their knowledge and support
and partake in training
sessions.
For information, please
contact Catherine on 018989165 or Cathy on 086 040
3481.
This programme is
supported by The Carers
Association and Ballyfermot
Chapelizod Partnership.
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Sunnyside Stables Equestrian Centre, Castledillon,
Straffan. Riding lessons for all levels from children to
teens. Contact Delia 087-9578627
House Maintenance: Painting inside / outside, attic
insulation, garden maintenance and general clean up
12 euro per hour. Phone Tony 087 9455460.
Biology grinds available. Weekends only.
Experienced teacher. Top class study aids and exam
preparation. Call 0851046602.
Communion dress and accessories for sale, tall girl,
worn once 120 euro. Phone: 0863547807.
Full time childminder wanted in Leixlip for 6mth
old baby boy from May 2015. Please contact Mary on
086 8302687.
Appliance repairs. Washing machines, cookers, dish
washers, tumble dryers & refrigeration. No call out
charge on repairs. All areas, all brands, fast efficient
& affordable. Servizmagic. 087-6154234
Chatterboxes - Relief and holiday staff required for
Chatterbox Crèche. Please ring between 2 - 4pm
Monday to Friday. Phone 01-6102427
TV REPAIRS, DVD, HI FI, Video repairs. Will
collect & deliver. Phone 087 6432710, 01 4447468,
www.tvvideorepairs.ie
Wanted to rent – house or flat to suit a quiet gent;
non drinker, non smoker. Phone 087 9381997
Religious items / statues WANTED - Church items,
statues (all sizes or damaged), pictures, Stations of the
Cross, artefacts, etc. Wanted Phone 087 2662098
Electrician: House rewires, extra lights, sockets &
showers, new fuse-boards, grant work for OAPs.
Member of ECSSA, Kevin Moffett 0872077081
Patient School of Motoring 5 driving lessons get
the 6th one free. Phone: 087-2514295.
Bed & Breakfast: Greenacres, Dublin Rd,
Celbridge, Ph/Fax 016271163. [email protected]
Spain, Alicante, Torrevieja 2 bed apt available to rent.
Suit family, Airport pick-up, 016284171
Custom made FURNITURE, Millicent
Woodcraft Specialists in sitting room, bed room/
kitchen furniture. Mick Manning - 087 9972823
FEASTDAY March 17th
A novena (from Latin: Novem, meaning Nine) is
an act of religious pious devotion in the Catholic
Church, consisting of prayer offered for nine
successive days for a special intention.
The first Scriptural account of a nine day novena
can be found in Acts 1; 14, where, after the
Ascension of Jesus to Heaven, the eleven
Apostles – with the Mother of Jesus – prayed for
nine days and on the 10th day the Holy Spirit
descended on the eleven and the rest is history!
NOVENA PRAYER – 8th to 16th March
Saint Patrick patron saint of our land, chosen by
God to bring the faith to Ireland, come walk among
us again and intercede for us to the most kind
Father, through His only begotten Son, for an
outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our nation.
Inspire the leaders of our country and elected
representatives to enact just laws, which will be in
accordance with the Holy Will of God.
Protect and guide our bishops, priests and
religious and those who devote their life to
spreading the Gospel. Keep them safe in God's
love and service.
• Volunteers needed!
Guide your flock on the right path, dissolve the
Could you spare a couple of hours once a month? We hatreds, the injustices in our country; melt all
invite applications to join our team of adult volunteers
helping in the Cafe on Thursday and Friday evenings. hearts and make them one.
Training will be provided. Call Lynn 087-9872856 or Grant us an increase in vocations to the priesthood
email [email protected]
and religious life. Amen.
Celbridge Youth Café
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Third Week of Lent
Third Sunday of Lent
• Sunday 8
Ex 20:1-17, Psalm 18:8-11, St John 2:13-25
The by which we live gives life and brings
God’s love to the whole world. The Ten
Commandments are put before us today as the
basic morality. The death and Resurrection of
Christ leads to an understanding of a deeper
way through self giving love.
• Monday 9
2 Kgs 5:1-15, Psalms 41:2-3, 42:3-4,
St Luke 4:24-30
Naaman, the Syrian, learned to obey God’s
will, and went and washed in the Jordan. He
was cleansed. Jesus reminds us that salvation is
a gift of God. These are reminders to us, the
baptised, and to those preparing for Baptism.
St Francis of Rome, d. 1440, lived a happily
married life and founded a society of women
with the Rule of St Benedict and became a
member of it after her husband’s death.
• Tuesday 10
Dn 3:25, 34-43, Psalm 24:4-9,
St Matthew 18:21-35
It is in the memory of past favours that Azariah
has the confidence to pray to God. His prayer is
suitable for all ti:17-19mes. God is faithful to
his covenant, and Jesus Christ intercedes for us
always.
• Wednesday 11
Deut 4:1, 5-9, Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20,
St Matthew 5
The law is a great treasure to be safely guarded
and to be handed on as a sacred trust. In the
new Jerusalem, the Church, the laws of Christ
are not to be seen as burdens or out of date but
are the evidence of the love of Christ for us.
St Aengus was a monk in Clonenagh, Co.
Laois, who came to the monastery at Tallaght
at the end of the eighth century during the
abbacy of Maelruain to spend a period under
his direction. He was renowned for his
devotion to both foreign and native saints and
composed two martyrologies. He returned to
Clonenagh, where he became abbot and bishop.
He died around 824.
• Thursday 12
Jer 7:23-28, Psalm 94:1-2, 6-9,
St Luke 11:14-23
Hardness of heart is the characteristic of those
who have refused to listen to God. Listening to
the lies of Satan led human beings to disobey
God in the beginning. Satan still acts in our
world out of hatred of God and in his kingdom
in Jesus Christ.
• Friday 13
Hos 14:2-10, Psalm 80:6, 8-11, 14, 17,
St Mark 12:28-34
We are called to return in faithfulness to God
who made us. We are reminded not to have
other gods before him. ‘We will say no more,
“Our God”, to the work of our hands.’
Today is the anniversary of the election in 2013 of
Pope Francis as Supreme Pastor of the Church. An
intention for the Holy Father should be included in
the Prayer of the Faithful at all Masses.
• Saturday 14
Hos 5:15-6:6, Psalm 50:3-4, 18-21,
St Luke 18:9-14
‘Only when we humbly acknowledge that “we
do not know how to pray as we ought” are we
ready to receive freely the gift of prayer. “Man
is a beggar before God”’ (Catechism, 2559).
Copyright Irish Episcopal Commission for Liturgy
first published by Veritas Publications.
Used with permission
The Pope’s Intentions
for March 2015
Universal: Scientists
That those involved in scientific research may
serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women
That the unique contribution of women to the life
of the Church may be recognized always.
Teams of Our Lady
‘Equipes Notre-Dame’ was founded by Fr. Henry
Caffarel over 60 years ago and since then, Teams
has spread to more than 70 countries.
It is a Movement for Christian Married Spirituality
with more than 100,000 members. There are 15
Teams in the Dublin region; each team consists
generally of 4-6 couples and a Teams Chaplain.
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Members of Equipes Notre-Dame unite and place
themselves under the patronage of Mary the
Mother of God in bearing witness to the richness of
the Sacrament of Marriage and their Christian
married spirituality. Couples come together to form
a team of four to six couples and a spiritual
counsellor. The members of the team are united by
their desire and commitment to live their married
lives according to the Gospel.
A team has the principal objective of helping the
couples to live fully their Sacrament of Marriage.
The Miracle Prayer
Lord Jesus, I come before You, just as I am; I am
sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins; please
forgive me. In Your Name, I forgive all others for
what they have done against me. I renounce Satan,
the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my
entire self, Lord Jesus.
I accept You as my Lord God and Saviour. Heal
me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and
spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your
Precious Blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I
love You Lord Jesus, I praise You Lord Jesus, I
thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of
my life. Mary, My Mother, Queen of Peace and all
the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.
Say this prayer faithfully, no matter how you feel.
When you come to the point where you sincerely
mean it with all your heart, Jesus will change your
life in a very special way. You will see!
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Well after my last couple of columns I hope the
“problem” drinkers have taken a deadly honest look at
their drinking and its consequences. Please ask for
help – I’ll leave it at that for today! Today’s column is
going to concentrate on some very serious research
results emerging from a major scientific study.
Scientists will soon be able to predict whether
teenagers are likely to become heavy drinkers, by
looking at whether they carry a particular gene linked
to thrill seeking – this all comes from a detailed
scientific study. The researchers said the first findings
will help them to develop better ways at identifying
children who are at risk of misusing alcohol. A study
involving hundreds of teenagers found that a gene
called RASGRF-2 plays an important role in
predisposing some individuals to heavy or frequent
drinking. The same gene is also known to be involved
with “demand and anticipation of the brain”! Scientists
believe this research will give a greater understanding
of how alcohol affects people in different ways.
People seek out situations which fulfil their sense of
reward and make them happy so if your brain is wired
to find alcohol rewarding you will seek it out. This
comes from Professor Schermann of the Institute of
Psychiatry in Kings Hospital, London. Previous tests
on laboratory mice has shown that the RASGRF-2
gene influence whether particular animals seek out
alcohol and their behaviour is tied in to alcohol
providing a sense of reward - what they had to do to
get it didn’t seem to matter. The most up to date part
of the study looked at variations of RASGRF-2 gene
among 663 boys aged 14 years. In this we found that
RASGRF-2 plays a vital and crucial role in controlling
how alcohol stimulates the brain to release dopamine
and hence trigger the feelings of reward.
“So” he said, “people who have a genetic variation of
the RASGRF-2 drank much more frequently and much
more heavily. The research was Pan European and
followed boys from fourteen to sixteen. Interestingly
they found that their contempories who did not have
the gene consumed almost 41% less alcohol and
consequently got themselves into 41% less trouble!
Another way of looking at this is my own drinking
story. I certainly drank as a reward but I also got a
destructive buzz out of it. I became very selfdestructive and couldn’t seem to see what I was doing.
In particular I lost all sense of feelings for other
people. At the end of the day I was the only one that
counted! Self-centred wouldn’t do it justice.
So how can the above help you? Well you can keep a
close eye on the various aspects shown about. If you
can teach them that not everyone in life is a reward
candidate for them and encourage them to start caring
and sharing with their siblings. Try and moderate the
‘reward’ factor – much of what children do around the
house should be expected of them anyway!
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