Second Week of Lent – Sunday, 28th February 2021
|Fr. Declan Kelly P.P.
|Second Sunday of Lent
Sunday, 28th February 2021
|c/o Secretary: Carol
Due to Covid restrictions we will continue to upload Mass from the Parish on the YouTube channel at 10 am on Sunday.
Parishioners can go to the Parish website: www.sjparish.ie and scroll down to the bottom left- hand side of the screen. Click into the YouTube channel.
This Sunday’s Mass will be offered for:
Maura Tiernan (MM)
Margaret Hughes, Patrick & Josephine Hughes and William and Mary Kathleen Brangan
Sunday, 7th March – Next Weekend’s Mass will be offered for:
Tom Stack and Agnes & Willie Russell
Rose Martin & Seamus Rowley
- Mass is available every Wednesday on the YouTube channel at 10 am. This mass can be accessed any time from then.
During Lent we are asked to support Trócaire’s campaign which benefits those living in Third world and poorer countries and help to provide them with the basic neccessities of life that they need, and the provision of catechists, teachers, agricultural advisors, doctors, nurses that will help educate the world’s poorest in using better their own resources. Please be as generous as you can in Trócaire’s collection this year.
How to Fast
Fast from judging others, from apparent darkness, from pessimism, from thoughts of illness; from words that pollute, from anger, from unrelenting pressure, from complaining, from hostility, from bitterness, from anxiety, from sin. For Lent:
We continue our “Begin Again” programme
We invite everybody to start something new for Lent and if you miss a day or a few days to Begin Again.
Sunday: Tune in to weekend Mass on-line via webcam or Facebook.
Monday: Reach out to someone via text or phone call who may need your support.
Tuesday: Cook something nice for yourself or family and enjoy.
Wednesday: Contribute some monies to Trócaire and helping the poor and needy.
Thursday: Pray privately and remember three things to be thankful to God for.
Friday: Abstain from meat.
Saturday: Do some physical exercise on your own or with family if you can.
Each Day: Offer Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be for family, our sick and departed.
Schools begin re-opening
We welcome back some of our school children and teachers next Monday. It will be good to have them back. It fills us with hope and thoughts of better days ahead.
On the mountain you were transfigured, O Christ God, and your disciples beheld your glory as far as they were able so that when they would behold You crucified, they would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, and would proclaim to the world, that You are truly the radiance of the Father.
The Transfigurations gives us a brief and fleeting glimpse of Jesus in all his glory. It is a taste of what is to come. It is offered to us encourage and challenge us in our daily lives. It reminds us that our lives are far more than what see, hear and experience every day. It is not just a matter getting through the day. Being a follower of Jesus is about living with meaning, purpose and hope.
The transfiguration not only offers us a glimpse of Jesus in all his glory, it also offers each of us a foretaste of what God promises each of us in the fullness of the Kingdom. We may never experience anything as powerful as the Transfiguration. But every day in countless and seemingly small ways God does break into our world and our daily lives. Every time we experience a moment of peace, joy, reconciliation or forgiveness, God is with us. Every time that we reach out to help another person is a moment of transfiguration both for ourselves and for those we help.
Each time somebody shows care and concern for us is a moment when God is reaching out to us.
This week let us open our hearts so that we may hear Jesus speaking to us.
May we slow down and look for moments of small but important times of transfiguration in our own ordinary daily lives.
Prayer as we continue through Lent
Loving Jesus, As I place on my forehead the sign of your saving cross,
You say to me, repent and believe in the Gospel.
Walking into Lent My heart is set on you. May my fasting fill me with hunger for you,
May my prayer draw me deeper into your presence.
May my acts of charity bring your love to my home and community. Lord of life,
Grant that by turning back to you in these forty days I will re-awaken the joy of my Easter faith;
For you raise me up from fear and despair and call me to hope and trust in God who is with me always.
With you, I will rise again. Amen
Thank you to all who continue to drop weekly envelopes to the church/parochial house. Your support is very much appreciated.
- Cheques: If you prefer to send cheques – please make them payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.
- If you wish to contribute to the church by bank transfer, you can e-mail your request to the parish at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.
- Parishioners can also donate through the parish website sjparish.ie and click the give button in the red box.
- We would like to advise Parishioners, that should they wish to place envelopes in the Postbox at the Parish House, please be assured this box is monitored and overlooked by a security camera so it is very safe.
We are grateful to all who support our Parish especially in these difficult times when there is no Offertory Collection at Mass.
- Despite Churches not being open, they still need to be maintained. Each parish also supports our Diocese as regards to expenses for Marriage Tribunal, Catechetical support at Primary and Post Primary level, contribution towards the Irish Episcopal Conference as well as the general expenses of running the Diocese.
Part time cleaner wanted for St Patrick’s NS for immediate start
Hours of work would be Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Rate of pay €10.20 per hour. Duties include (but are not limited to):
- Wiping down/cleaning tables and chairs daily
- Wiping down/cleaning light switches and door handles
- Other light cleaning jobs in the classroom
- Refilling soap and sanitiser dispensers
If you are interested please contact us with your details at email@example.com by 12 pm on Friday, 5th March.
The parish office remains closed. You can contact Fr. Declan on 01-8412647.
Parishioners are also invited to e-mail requests or queries to the Parish Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. (We are checking e-mails regularly and will respond as quickly as possible, but please allow at least a week for replies).
Diocese of Meath Vocations
Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (Jn 12:32).
Is the Lord drawing you to Him in a call to the Sacred Priesthood? Please join us for an hour of Adoration and reflection on the call of Jesus who wants to lift you to Himself on Thursday 4th March at 7pm by Livestream on the ‘Diocese of Meath Vocations’ Facebook Page.
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You, Amen.