Welcome to our Parishes

During the Pandemic Pope Francis has been writing and publishing a lovely book titled ‘Let Us Dream’. It is a timely reflection on what we have all gone through these past 12 months and provides inspiration and food for thought. As this edition of the newsletter comes in between the Ascension of Our Lord and the celebration of Pentecost we have a short quotation from the book encouraging us to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit when we make decisions:
When we face choices and contradictions, asking what God’s will is opens us to unexpected possibilities. I describe these new possibilities as ‘overflow’, because they often burst the banks of our thinking……To enter into discernment is to resist the urge to seek the apparent relief of an immediate decision, and instead be willing to hold different options before the Lord, waiting on that overflow. You consider reasons for and against, knowing Jesus is with you and for you. You feel inside the gentle pull of the Spirit, and it’s opposite. And over time, in prayer and patience, in dialogue with others, you reach a solution, which is not a compromise, but something else altogether. [Page 21]

Service times and Sacraments

Attending Mass

Due to social distancing (2m) there is a restriction on the number able to attend masses. To book a place use the new mobile booking system.

The Sunday obligation has been lifted because of the pandemic. This means that you do not need to attend mass on a Sunday and can attend on another day of the week.

Living with the virus has been challenging but we have also found new ways of living our faith. May we continue to journey together with generous hearts and growing trust in the presence of the Lord in our lives. God Bless, Fr Desmond.

Streamed Services

The Saturday 6pm evening Mass at the Immaculate Conception and the 11am Mass at St Gerard's on Sunday are streamed live.

We hope that these opportunities will help people who are house bound, living in Nursing/Residential Homes or in hospital/hospice. Any friend interested in what goes on in our churches might also find these live recordings helpful as well as members of our parish communities who may be travelling.

Mass Times

St. Gerard's
Saturday 11am
Sunday 11am
Wednesday 10am
The Immaculate Conception
Saturday 6pm
Sunday 9am
Monday 10am
Thursday 7pm
Friday 10am

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