Owning Retirement Homes. Formerly Sue Ryder Homes
A sea of yellow rapeseed. Rich growth of April May
PARISH NOTES: Piltown daily Mass from Tuesday to Friday at 10. a.m. and Vigil Mass every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. available on the internet webcam on templeorumparish.com.
Parish Radio. In addition to the webcam, Radio broadcasts of masses will again be available by tuning to the FM Band on 105.00 MHz.
Churches remain open for private prayer; Funeral attendance limited to 10 persons; Baptism bookings are being taken again through the Parish office, three weeks minimum notice required. For the moment all Baptisms will be performed in Piltown Church with a maximum attendance of 6 persons.
Short extract from Bishop Denis Nulty’s Pastoral Letter to the Diocese.
Lent is a time of turning back to God. It is forty days of re-examining our lives through the lens of our Faith. It is forty days of pushing the reset button on how we live in relationship with God, with one another, and with ourselves. The “lockdown” for some has been a traumatic time with hospitalisations and death, for more a time of inconvenience working from the end of a kitchen table while also trying to home-school. No matter who you are or how this has been, know that you are in my prayers as we set out on our Lenten journey. Lent reminds us that no matter what our circumstances the Lord is with us. This Lent, God is calling all of us to “return to Me with all your heart”. Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is a time of choosing. Let’s all strive to make a choice for Christ this Lent.
Confirmations and First Holy Communions will hopefully take place after mid-May but no dates have yet been set.
St. Patrick’s Day and Easter arrangements are also pending.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Owning each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and in Piltown each Wednesday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Exposition is for individual and private adoration.
Trocaire boxes are available in each church and this year a special appeal is being made to support the people of Sudan.
Fr. John Condon was ordained in 1981 and served this Diocese in the parishes of Mooncoin, Durrow, Lisdowney and Templeorum.Fr. John has now taken up residence in Owning House Care of the Elderly. We thank him for his dedicated service in our parish for almost twenty years. We wish him well and we hope and pray that he will have many happy and peaceful years ahead of him. It is important that we respect his retirement and not put unnecessary demands on him.
Fr. John wishes to thank all our parishioners who were kind and caring to him. He assures us of his prayers.
Thank you, Fr. John; we too will remember you with gratitude in our prayers.
The Sacristans and Cleaners in each church are to be commended for their constant dedication to the additional duties imposed by Covid 19.
Thanks to everyone who faithfully support the Priests and Parish by dropping their weekly envelopes in to the Parochial House/ Parish Office. Lenten Contributions are now due and your continued support is needed and much appreciated.
We remember the following who have died this year and extend our sympathy to their bereaved families and friends;
Kitty Coffey Billy Murphy Maureen Kirby
Joe Condon Joan Conway James Phelan
James Darmody Tom Walsh Jim Sheehan
Dr. Rodger Reynolds John O’Sullivan Anne Tierney