Early March 2020 Church News
Church Cleaning Rota – April 2020: Maeve Thornton, Eileen Keenan, Brigid Traynor.
Mass Readers: Saturdays – March 7th: Kay Sheppard; March 14th: Seosamh Murphy; March 21st: Ann-Marie Lawlor; March 28th: Ann Vaugh. Sundays – March 8th: Fergal Hassett; March 15th: Irene Phelan; March 22nd: Declan Phelan; March 29th Stephanie Phelan.
Appeal for Readers, Cleaners and Eucharistic Ministers: Readers and Cleaners are needed to assist the present group who are doing great work reading at Mass and cleaning the Church weekly in the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow. The rota for Readers is two Masses every six months and the readings are given to you once we receive them in the Church. For more details contact Martin Lawlor who co-ordinates the readers at (087) 2185839.
The Rota for the cleaners is a couple hours once a week for a month and it reoccurs every four to five months depending on the number of cleaners. The number of cleaners has dropped in the past year and we appeal to anyone who has two hours a week in the morning for a month rota maybe twice a year to contact Angela Drennan or any member of the cleaners to get your name added to the list. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to Harold Lawlor and the Lawlor Family who were presented with the Benemerenti Medal and Scroll from Pope Francis in appreciation for over fifty years of giving flowers to the Holy Trinity Church, Durrow. The award was presented to Harold by Canon O’Doherty at the beginning of Sunday Mass on March 1st last. The Canon thanked the Lawlor Family for their generosity to the Parish for over half a century and Harold received a standing ovation from all present.
Diocese of Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020: The Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020 will take place from 17th to 22nd May, costing €790 per person. This year bookings must be made directly to Joe Walsh Tours at (01) 2410800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – All money must be paid by April 10th. Assisted pilgrims contact Anna Corr at (086) 0744675 or email@example.com by email.
Rome Pilgrimage: In the company of Bishop Dermot Farrell the Ossory Adult Faith Development group are leading a pilgrimage to Rome (August 24th – 29th 2020). These days in the eternal city are an opportunity through art and sacred sites to unlock knowledge of our faith and to deepen our understanding of God. Anyone interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 056 7753624. The cost of the pilgrimage is €859 pp sharing (€25pp/per night single-room supplement)
Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages (April-October 2020): A seven Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Telephone (01) 4434510 or email email@example.com for more information.
Invitation: A prayer vigil of reparation for Ireland’s turning from Christ: Black Abbey Dominican Church Kilkenny, Saturday 7th March 2.30pm to 5pm. Mass 3.30pm. Devotions, silent adoration, confession, relic of the Holy Face and blessed oil from international shrine Tours France available. Info: (085) 2525 612.
SUICIDE MEMORIAL SERVICE: A special service of commemoration for all who have been in any way touched by suicide will take place in the Augustinian Abbey , Fethard, on Sunday March 15th at 11.30 am. The service is open to all especially to anybody who has in any way been affected by suicide. It will be an occasion of closure and healing. Various community groups will participate including C- Saw a local suicide support group. Participants are invited if they so wish to bring along any mementos, photos etc on the day.
SYMPATHY: Sympathy is extended to the Lalor Family, Chapel St, Durrow on the recent death of Fr. John Lalor.
PRESENTATION CENTRE: The Presentation Centre beside the Catholic Church is available for hire. For further information please contact Angela on (087) 1928522.
NEW NUMBER FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Please note our new phone number (087) 6072617.
ANAM CARA: Anam Cara Tipperary, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Monday 16th March at 7:20pm in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or (085) 2888888.
HELPLINES: Everyone goes through a tough time at some point in their lives, it’s important to know who you can talk to and where you can get the help you may need.
If you’re going through a tough time please take that first step and talk to someone, or contact some of the help lines;
– Teac Tom Kilkenny: 056-7796592
– Pieta house 24/7: 1800 247 247
– Pieta house South East: 051 858510
– Laochas The Warrior Soul Project: 086 220 4441
– Childline: 1800 66 66 66
– Teen-Line Ireland: 1800 833 634
– Samaritans: 116 123
– SpunOut.ie: 01 675 3554
– Aware.ie: 1800 80 48 48
– Talk to Tom.ie: (0818) 30 30 61
The Pieta House 24/7 Suicide Helpline is a confidential and professional service providing telephone/SMS counselling, support, advice and referral for people who may be feeling suicidal, engaging in self-harm, bereaved through suicide and for concerned friends or family members.