Let us keep up our tradition of honouring Our Lady during the month of May. On May
13th 1917, during the First World War Our Lady appeared to three little children
in Fatima. She requested the daily recitation of the Rosary to bring an end to the
terrible war. During the present reign of terror in the world we feel helpless but
we should remind ourselves about the power of the Rosary and the power of Our Lady’s
intercession. Let us heed her request and make a special effort to pray the Rosary
during the month of May.
Marriage is important - Reflect before you change it:
Marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society
- all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it. Ahead of the referendum on
22nd May, Bishops ask the faithful to carefully consider that:
Married love is a unique form of love between a man and woman which has a special
benefit for the whole of society.
Our understanding of marriage is deeply rooted in all cultures: it is not intended
to exclude or disadvantage anyone.
To seek to re-define the nature of marriage would undermine it as the fundamental
building block of our society.
Marriage should be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship between
a woman and a man from which the generation and upbringing of children is uniquely
Parish Pastoral Council:
At a meeting of the Nominees on Tuesday night last, 16 Parishioners have decided
to go forward and form the Council, 9 women and 7 men. The meeting was conducted
by Elizabeth Garry-Brosnan from Killavullen. A further meeting will be held in two
weeks time, to reflect together on the aims of the Council and to clarify a deeper
understanding of its purpose. All the priests of the Parish will be members of the
Council. We would like to thank the Nominees who considered joining the Council and
all who participated in the process so far. Please continue to ask the Holy Spirit
to guide and help us and help our Parish to grow ever stronger in His great love.