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THIS WEEKS DIARY:

Thursday 9th April:HOLY THURSDAY

Friday 10th April:GOOD FRIDAY DAY OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

Saturday 11th April:HOLY SATURDAY

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Our prayers are requested for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time: Julia Smith, James White, Matt McCarthy, Patsy McAree, Bella Denvir, Brigid Doherty, Patrick Kearney, Eileen Denvir, Bill Byers, Margaret Riordan, John Smyth, Nicholas Curran, Nan Dogherty, James Curran, Elizabeth Collins, Brian McCarthy, Frank McCarthy, Anne McEvoy, Gennie McCarthy, Sean Smyth, Bernard Mullan, Willie Gordon, Joseph Smyth, Joe Whyte, Sean McCallum, Mamie McAllister, Robert Fitzsimmons, Nellie Mullan, Hannah Smyth, Isabella Lennon, James Magee, Marina Swail, Agnes Bailie, Robert & Sarah Braniff, Eamon McGrath, Bill Byers, Annie Thomas, Sarah Donaldson, Patrick Trainor.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, Amen.

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Mass Times from St Patrick’s Parish Webcam

Friday 3rd April: Mass 9.30am. 7.00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary, Benediction. 7.30pm Mass

Saturday 4th April: Mass 9.30am & 6.30pm Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday

Sunday 5th April: Mass 11.00am for Palm Sunday

Monday 6th April: Rosary 7.00pm Novena Mass 7.30pm

Tuesday 7th April: Mass 9.30am (From Ballygalget Webcam)

Tuesday 7th April: Short Penance Service 7.30pm

Wednesday 8th April: Rosary 7.00pm, Mass 7.30pm

SACRED TRIDUUM

Holy Thursday 9th April:7.30pm Mass of the Lords Supper (Simplified). Adoration until 9.00pm

Good Friday 10th April: Solemn Day of Fast and Abstinence, 9.30am Morning Prayer. 3.00pm Solemn Ceremony of the Passion of Our Lord (Simplified). 7.30pm ‘Standing vigil beneath the Cross’

Holy Saturday 11th April: 9.30am Morning Prayer. 8.30pm EASTER VIGIL (Simplified)

EASTER SUNDAY 12th April: 10.00am Mass of the Resurrection.


DAILY MASS SHEETS AND THE EASTER TRIDUUM BOOKLET CAN BE VIEWED/PRINTED

FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK

https://bit.ly/DailyMassSheets

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COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE has launched 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.

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An 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 the 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

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If the elderly or sick need assistance over this period contact the SVP helpline 07508549701 and we will try to assist as best as possible.


PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God restrain him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, thrust Satan into hell and with him all the evil spirits, who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

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THE MEMORARE

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help of sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence I fly to You, O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Of Mother of the word incarnate, despise not my petition, but in Your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.


You will be prayed for in Knock - Prayer in the time of the Corona Virus, by Father Brian Grogan SJ

Dear God, in 1879 the Apparition at Knock gave hope and courage to the people of Ireland in difficult times.

We ask that Our Lady may now protect your beloved people from the Corona Virus.

May its victims be strengthened by the spiritual support of the Christian community and restored soon to full health.

We also pray for the medical personnel who deal with the virus.

This we ask in confidence through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady of Knock pray for us.

Saint Joseph pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist pray for us.

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Bethany Support Group

This group offers support for anyone experiencing bereavement.

If you would like to talk to a member of the Bethany Support Group Please Telephone: 07564293692