3rd March 2024
3rd Sunday of Lent
10.00 am in St Finian’s Church.
1.00 pm in at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church, Dublin Airport.
St Finian’s Church:
Saturday Morning: 11.00 am
Saturday Vigil: 5.30 pm
Sunday: 10.00am, 12.00 pm.
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church:
Sunday: 11.00 am
All Masses and other Services in St. Finian's Church
are available on our webcam.
St. Finian's remains open for visits from 8.00am until 4.00pm each day.
Mass intentions can be booked with Stephanie at email@example.com - or at 01 8409043.
Lent calls us to God-centeredness. Jesus hanging there on the cross is a sign not only of forgiveness of sin, but of atonement for sin. Jesus Christ teaches us the value of prayer and fasting in order to gain self-control and self-discipline. Let the words of the prophet Joel guide your spiritual journey during Lent: “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning for your sins. Rend your hearts, and not your garments, says the Lord God Almighty.” (Joel 2. 12:2).
The prophet Micah sums up what God requires of us: The Lord has told us what is good and what He requires, namely, to do what is just; to love tenderly; and to walk humbly with your God.” (Mic. 6:).
Thursdays of Lent
7.30pm Guided Meditation and Silent Prayer. Next Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm to 8pm - Part 2 Lectio Divina An encounter with sacred Scripture led by Angela Caulfield.
Fridays of Lent
6.00pm Stations of the Cross
MASSES ARE BEING OFFERED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Sat 2nd March
11.00am Annual Mass of the Sick
Margaret & Bill Hazzard (AN)
Eddie & Kathleen Hanley (AN)
Eileen McGuirk (ANN)
Christopher McGuirk (AN)
10.00am: Shirley Dorrity (RD)
12.00 Noon: Adrienne O’Neill (1st AN)
Michael, Bridie & Frances Leyden (AN)
Eitne Smith (RD)
Tess Cranston (RD)
Ann Cummins (RD)
Brendan Fitzpatrick (RD)
Billy Walshe (RD)
Andrew Murphy (RD)
Thomas & Joseph Reynolds (AN)
Angela Cahill (RD)
Seamus Cronin (RD)
Mary Dalton (RD)
Andrew Murphy (RD)
Kay McArdle (RD)
Linda Dowling (RD)
Liz Hayes (RD)
Tom Maguire (RD)
11.00am Colin Mc Gill (AN)
Angela Cahill (RD)
Margaret Turley (1st AN)
Muriel Goodwin (5th AN)
Gerard McDonagh (RD)
10.00am: John Finnegan (11th AN)
Muriel Goodwin (5th AN)
Gene Redmond (RD)
12.00 Noon: Tom, May , Marie Mullin (AN)
Evelyn Viale (RD)
Our Lenten campaign in the parish for 2024 will again have as its focus: The People of Rumbek in South Sudan. There will be donation envelopes around the church during Lent.
As part of our Lenten journey all are very welcome to St Finians church on Thursday 8th February from 7.30 to 8pm for guided meditation and silent prayer on a passage from Scripture.
Baptisms will take place
on the following
Sundays at 1.00pm:
March 10th /March 24th
St Finian’s will be hosting World Day of Prayer this year on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. The theme this year will be “I Beg you Bear with One another in Love”
Tea /Coffee afterwards in our Lady’s Oratory.
Please note. As we are holding the World Day of Prayer service in St. Finian's on Friday, our Thursday evening guided prayer session will not take place on Thursday, 29th February. It will resume on Thursday, 7th March when we will be learning about the Women of the Bible.
Since the night of Holy Thursday, spending quiet time in prayer with the Lord in the Eucharist has been central to the Christian way of life. Here in St. Finian’s, we have special times when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed so that you may come and pray.
Mon: 8am - 10am
Tues: 8.00am - 10am and 10.30am - 11.30am
Wed: 8am - 10am
Thurs: 8am - 10am
Fri: 8am - 10am and 5pm - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 11am
Come and spend some time with the Lord.
We continue to pray the Rosary during the week at 9.15 am before our 10am Mass.
NOVENA OF GRACE
A Novena of Grace to St Francis Xavier begins Monday 4th March until Tuesday 12th March. The Novena prayer will be said at all Masses in St Finians Church and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church.
St Francis Xavier Pray for us
PARTNERSHIP WORKING TOGETHER
As part of the Diocesan 'Building Hope' Initiative, we have entered into partnership with Brackenstown, Donabate and Swords parishes. The pastoral councils of each parish meet regularly and discuss how we can combine our resources for the benefit of us all. We will be posting notices of joint initiatives and events in our partnership parishes which you will be most welcome to attend.
Brackenstown Parish invite you to a Taizé type prayer service every Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, 16th February, at 7.30pm.
Confirmation students will have their Ceremony of light next Tuesday 5th March at 7pm and 8pm. We ask that you keep them in your prayers asking the Holy Spirit to guide them on their journey as they prepare for their special day. Confirmation in the parish is on Saturday 11th May.
Our next coffee morning at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church will take place on Sunday 17th March after the 11am Mass. All are very welcome.
Community Connect is a registered charity that helps pregnant mothers, parents with new babies and young children, who are in need. They provide baby equipment, clothing and essential items to these families. Here in our church car park on Sunday 10th March, we will host Community Connect’s ‘Drive & Drop’ donation day. Volunteers will be here in our car park from 11-1pm with their car boot open, to collect practical items. . We will also have a collection box in the church porch during the weekend of 9th & 10th, where you can place your donations. They are asking that you might pick up a few extra items from the list in your weekly shop, and drop them off to the church on March 10th. They are asking for NEW ITEMS ONLY, including things such as nappies, baby vests & babygros - a full list of the items they can accept is on the posters in the church porches.
This event is vital to allow them to continue to provide practical support to vulnerable families.
We had no winner this week of our Jackpot, we had no winner.
Next week's prize is €1,500.
Thank you to all who participate in the parish Lotto every week.
Don't forget to pick up your Lotto envelope at the church!
All Lotto envelopes must be submitted by 6.00pm every Sunday night. All funds from the Lotto draw will be used to complete works on both St. Finian’s Church and Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church - including renewal of ceiling and floors, and waterproofing and painting of exterior walls.
Please note that all Lotto envelopes should be posted through the Donation box on the wall just inside the church door and not through the parish office letterbox. Thank you for your support. Best of luck to everyone who enters our draw.
Click here to check the weekly LOTTO RESULTS
Venue: Radisson Blue Hotel Dublin Airport
Date /Time: Monday March 11th 10.00am to 5.00pm
Brendan Walsh (lay Person)
Don Devaney (Divine Mercy)
Frances Prendergast (Talk On Garabandel)
€50 per person - which covers a 3-course lunch with tea /coffee, rent of the room, car parking, and a donation to cover the expenses of the speakers and music ministry.
Limited places. Contact Pat O’Connor at 0872610405
FAMILY OFFERING ENVELOPES
New family offering envelopes will be ready for distribution soon. If you can help deliver boxes to households please get in touch with Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org All money that comes into the parish from these envelopes stays within the parish and helps towards the running and upkeep of our church.
If you would like to change from your family offering envelope to a standing order please see Steph in the office.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
St Vincent De Paul will have an outdoor collection this Sunday in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church.
A Mass leaflet with the correct readings for most Sundays can be downloaded here: Missalette
Instead of downloading every week, you may prefer a Sunday Missal of your own. If you get in touch with the parish office by emailing email@example.com we will gladly order one for you. They cost €15.
Couples intending to marry are required to give at least three months notice to the priests of the parish, whether the wedding will take place inside or outside the parish, so that the pre-marriage papers can be completed.
Confession is available every day after Mass.
MORNING STAR HOSTEL
€1,800 was given to the Morning Star Hostel this week from donations made to the crib from both churches.
Many thanks for all your kindness. The Morning Star provides food and shelter to those in need.