This Week's Newsletter

A Few Words from Fr Joe……………….

October 1st is the Feast of St Therese, celebrated next Sunday and marks the 150th anniversary of her birth and the 100th anniversary of her Canonisation. What is it about this young woman, who died at 24, that captivates the human heart and has sustained the spiritual growth of her followers for all this time. That’s a question for each person to find an answer to themselves, for she certainly has a word for everyone.

I like this line, ‘Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the smallest thing right and doing it all for love’.

The parish of Mount Merrion will be celebrating her Feast Day with joy and extends a warm welcome for all in the partnership to pop in and join some of the celebrations. The Masses will all be an opportunity for prayers and petitions and to give thanks to God for her charisms. There will be a blessing of Roses at all Masses and all are welcome to bring a rose along and then carry the blessing home. There will be a Holy Hour from 2.00-3.00pm ending with Benediction and all are welcome.

Do come along at any time next Sunday and share the Feast Day with us.


Safeguarding Sunday

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the diocesan Child Safeguarding & Protection Service and consequently the theme of the occasion is very much “reflection”. We reflect on the journey that all of us have been on over the last twenty years, especially the victims of abuse in our Church. It is also a time to reflect on the ongoing commitment by all in our parishes to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults. A lot has been achieved; however, this work is never done. The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults in our diocese is central to the Gospel values that we embrace on a daily basis.





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