There is a serious leak in the heating system in our church.
Ongoing repairs to under-floor heating system in progress. Church must be closed for this work.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused
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Pope Francis writes…
OUR LADY SAYS, ‘DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU’
The words Mary addresses to the servants come to crown the wedding of Cana: ‘Do whatever he tells you’ (v.5). These are her last words recounted by the Gospels: they are the legacy that she hands down to us. Today too Our Lady says to us all: ‘Whatever he tells you, do it’. It is beautiful! It is an expression that recalls the formula of faith used by the people of Israel at Sinai in response to the promises of the Covenant: ‘All that the Lord has spoken we will do!’ To serve the Lord means to listen and to put into practice his Word. It is the simple but essential recommendation of the mother of Jesus, and it is the programme of life of the Christian.
The wedding feast at Cana is more than a simple account of Jesus’ first miracle. Like a treasure chest, He guards the secret of his Person and the purpose of his coming: the awaited Groom starts off the wedding that is fulfilled in the Paschal Mystery. At this wedding Jesus binds his disciples to himself in a new and final Covenant. At Cana Jesus’ disciples become his family and at Cana the faith of the Church is born. We are all invited to the wedding feast, because the new wine will never run short!
PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH SYNOD
This prayer called the ‘Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus’, has been traditionally used before all Synods, Councils and other Church gatherings. The Vatican is suggesting this prayer is used across the world to pray for the Church Synod 2021 – 2023.
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path
nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID
Sincere thanks to Mairead Ruane, Kinsale Parish Assembly, for preparing Strategies for Improved Mental Health during COVID
CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP – RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO EXPLORE THE GOSPEL WITH CHILDREN
On the second weekend of each month, the Kinsale Parish Children’s Liturgy Group prepare resources for parents/guardians to explore the Gospel with younger children (pre First Communion). Please find attached the resources for this Sunday’s Gospel. Baptism of the Lord Cycle C – 09Jan22
BIBLE STUDY ONLINE
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet online to study the Bible every week. These groups are ecumenical and meet for about an hour. One group meets on Wednesday mornings and the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Newcomers are always welcome. Call David on 0861727747 or Ger on 0876775126 for more information.
IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LINE
Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times. It is a national freephone service 1800 807077, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
Thank you to everyone who returned their donations to the parish for Trócaire’s Lent Campaign. €5,033 was donated to Trócaire on behalf of Kinsale parish.
SVP KINSALE AREA
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
KINSALE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Applications for Pendant Alarm for the Elderly
Alarms are provided free. Only monitoring fee to be paid. Contact:
• Kinsale Neighbourhood Watch; or
• Your local Community Alert; or
• Kinsale Garda Station
COVID 19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
To volunteer your help, visit www.alone.ie