Through both the first reading and the Gospel we are reminded that God’s Spirit is a free gift. Those who question Moses and those who question Jesus about prophesying or curing soon come to see that neither Moses nor Jesus is concerned about this. Why? Because it is clear to them that God’s Spirit is a gift and comes to whomever wants it. What this calls forth from us is a spirit of respect for all whom God has gifted. And all of creation is gifted in some way or other by God. We need to recognise that fact and give thanks to God for each person and his/her giftedness. We likewise are called to show gratitude for the gifts that we have received. We give honour and glory to God by so doing. The Gospel also calls us to use our gifts for the good of others. We should be wary of not doing so or causing others scandal by the misuse of our gifts. Today look around and observe how others use their gifts and talents. Find a way to compliment them. Be grateful for your own gifts and talents. Thank God for all the ways in which God blesses our world through you and through all the other people
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COVID-19 Protocols: We ask all parishioners attending Mass, and other Church ceremonies that the wearing of masks and sanitising of hands is mandatory. Please exit the Church by designated exits. We are also permitted to have 50% of Church capacity. We thank everyone for your co-operation and to the teams of stewards who assist you.
First Friday: Friday next Oct. 1st is the First Friday of the month. A Priest from the Pastoral Area will visit the sick and housebound during the week. If you would like your name added to the list to receive the Sacraments please ring the Parish Office at 6825612.
Lough Derg Pilgrimage: Guided Pilgrimages on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path will be offered on Sunday 12th, Wednesday 15th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October, with Mass outdoors, weather permitting. The full route is a 12km loop, with a shorter 8km option. Advance booking is essential. For further information email [email protected] or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518. www.loughderg.org
A sincere thank you to all who subscribed to the Priests’ Autumn Collection. If you were away or forgot you can drop off the special white envelope with yellow top that is in your box of envelopes to the Parish House or drop it in the box at the entrance to Church Porches. Alternatively, if you would like to donate online go to the KIllaloe Diocesan website, find Quin Parish and use the special button on the website. Donations can also be dropped off at the Parish Office. We thank you for your generosity to this collection.
Congratulations First Holy Communion Candidates: Every blessing and congratulations to the boys and girls, families of Quin/Dangan School, who celebrated First Holy Communion over the weekend. To all the teachers & staff, parents, priests, our Church Sacristans, all who made this beautiful occasion a one to remember, sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped and supported the children on their faith journey.
Comhghairdeas! To all the Confirmation Candidates who received their Confirmation on Saturday. Sept. 11th. We also congratulate their parents, sponsors, and teachers and schools who put so much effort into the Ceremonies to make it a memorable day. Well done to all involved!
St. Stephen’s Church Maghera: Works are now complete on the church roof in Maghera. We thank the many people who have made one off donations towards this project. This week we would like to thank and acknowledge the donations of €200 & €100. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Are you interested in becoming a host carer? Home share Clare offer short respite breaks to adults and children with an intellectual disability in the county of Clare. No formal qualifications or experience is necessary and training will be provided. A payment is made to host carers for the service provided. If you would like to hear more about hosting
Interested in becoming a Samaritan volunteer? Samaritans Ennis and Clare are currently seeking new volunteers for the Autumn 2021 training programme. Volunteers offer their time (approximately 3 to 4 hours a week) to help deliver a 24-hour emotional support service to callers from all walks of life. If you are tolerant, open-minded, and willing to help others please call 085