Paul in his letter to the Corinthians reminds us that it is most important to live out of a deep-felt conviction that we belong to God. We are also reminded that we house the Holy Spirit who always directs us to listen to God. Samuel is a prime example of one who heard the Spirit of God calling him. After
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At the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis proposed setting aside a Sunday given entirely to the Word of God. He declared that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time which this year will be celebrated next Sunday 24 January 2021. This Sunday is to be devoted to the celebration, study, dissemination of the Word of God. He notes
This year from the 18th-25th of January, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held. The theme for this year is ‘Abide in My Love…You Shall bear much Fruit’. This theme was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its origin in the Gospel of John(Jn15:5-9). In choosing this theme, the Community of Grand-champ desired
Contribution Boxes for 2021 will be distributed by the end of the month. Thank you to all who contributed during the year of 2020. Your generosity during these difficult times is much appreciated. Parishioners who received boxes numbered 551-600 will receive a different number for this year as we are recycling dormant numbers. Any Parishioner who is not in receipt
The Clooney Spancilhill Community Development (Environment) Group have entered a 3year partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The community of Clooney, Spancilhill and Maghera have signed up as a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) and have been successful in obtaining funding to carry out an energy master plan for the area. The aim is to be energy efficient,
Online sign language taster class, Tuesday 12th January at 7pm. Join ISL teacher, Adrian Rynne, together with interpreter Ide Barrett for an hour long taster workshop in Sign Language for people aged 18+. Topics covered will include the benefits of learning Sign Language, communication through sign and a taste of Sign Language in simple terms. Free event, places are limited,
From Monday, 11th January, we enter a period in the Church calendar known as Ordinary Time.
Besides the times of year that have their own distinctive character, there remain in the yearly cycle
thirty-three or thirty-four weeks in which no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated,
but rather the mystery of Christ is honoured in its fullness,
There will be two Masses in St. Mary’s Church, Quin for the Feast of the Epiphany. Vigil Mass on Tuesday Jan. 5th at 7pm and on Weds. Jan 6th at 11am.
We welcomed into the Christian Community recently through the Sacrament of Baptism: Eve Olivia Lynch.
Buíochas Dear Parishioners, I would like to thank all of you for making Christmas so beautiful, especially to all who participated in each of the Christmas Masses. Even though the crowds were small in comparison to previous years due to Covid-19, I do believe the liturgies assisted everyone in learning and celebrating the “Reason for the Season.” So again, thank you for all your time and talent. On this Holy Family Sunday let us pray for our own family, as well as for our parish family, that we may be open to the Lord’s direction in our lives. This is how the Holy Family became holy…they followed what God showed them to do in times of joy and in times of confusion and danger. Through the intercession of Mary Our Mother . may God teach to do what is good in life and be filled with God’s abundant blessings. Fr. Tom