Parish of Our Lady and St. Brendan
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. January 26th 2020
First Reading: In the opening words of this reading, there is an entire history of God’s workings: God is always doing a new thing. There are days now past, with their successes and their failures, their humiliations and their ‘learning curves.’ Yet we are assured that ‘in the days to come,’ God will act anew. There is no stagnation for those who look to God.
Second Reading: St Paul’s first task, in writing to the immature Christians at Corinth, is to urge them to overcome their factions and divisions. This is very telling! Paul wants them to hear the rest of his exhortations as a single, united, listening community.
Gospel: If the Gospel is called ‘Good News,’ then why is ‘repent’ the first word Jesus speaks in his public ministry? There is no contradiction here, because ‘repent’ is not a threat; it is an invitation to turn to God’s grace, to leave the darkness and walk in the light.
begins this Sunday, January 26th. It is a week to celebrate our faith schools, the good work they do and their importance. Mindful that all our schools have recently renewed their Boards of Management, it is good to appreciate and to say a sincere thanks to the Boards and all their members. The theme this year is "Living in Harmony with God’s Creation"( with God, Neighbour, All Generations, the Earth and in our Catholic School). I pray God’s blessing on every school community, staff, students and their families. Bishop Ray Browne
As part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church this year, the parish hopes to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the history of the Church over the past 50 years. We would be delighted to receive photographs and memorabilia. All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied.
You may return your Christmas Dues Envelope at Mass or to the Parish Office. Your generous support of the clergy collections during the year is very much appreciated.
is available during weekend Masses for families with young children. Mass can be viewed on TV screen.
to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church. The Pastoral Parish Council has arranged a Mission to take place from October 18th to October 23rd 2020. Further details at a later date.