FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
9 January 2011
MASS INTENTIONS BALLINLOUGH
|Sat||8||Jan.||8 pm||Bernard Crosby, Mountain Lower, 1st Anniv.|
|11||Jan.||10 am.||Deceased members of the Donnellan family, Ballinlough|
|12||Jan.||10 am.||Mass for all the people of the Parish.|
|Sat||15||Jan.||8 pm.||Patrick Hunt, Carrick, 2nd Anniv.|
|Eucharistic Ministers:||Church Readers:|
|Sat 15 Jan. 8 pm.||Teresa Cunningham, |
|Sun 16 Jan. 12 noon.||Mary Birmingham, |
Offertory Collections:Sat & Sun. 1st & 2nd January.
Ballinlough: € 1152. Granlahan: €1261.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Cregg, Derryvounge, who died during the week, also for the soul of Paddy Cooney, brother of Bridie Keane, Altore, who died in England.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Ballinlough: - Monday 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Granlahan: - Monday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.As the worst of the cold weather is over the adoration will continue as usual in the main church, not in the sacristy as it was during the cold spell.
MASS INTENTIONS: GRANLAHAN
|Sun||9||Jan.||12 noon||Margaret Moran, Lisnagroobe 3rd Anniv. Mary Pauline Flynn, Rathlena.|
|Fri||14||Jan.||8.15 pm.||Private Intention.|
|Sun||16||Jan.||12 noon||William and Elizabeth Lyons and deceased members of the family.|
We need more Eucharistic Ministers and Readers in all our churches, also people to take part in the adoration, the times are set out in the Newsletter this week.
Message of His Holiness
POPE BENEDICT XVI
for the Celebration of the
World Day of Peace
1 January 2011
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, THE PATH TO PEACE
At the beginning of the New Year I offer good wishes to each and all for serenity and prosperity, but especially for peace. Sadly, the year now ending has again been marked by persecution, discrimination, terrible acts of violence and religious intolerance.
I offer heartfelt thanks to those Governments which are working to alleviate the sufferings of these, our brothers and sisters in the human family, and I ask all Catholics for their prayers and support for their brethren in the faith who are victims of violence and intolerance. In this context, I have felt it particularly appropriate to share some reflections on religious freedom as the path to peace. It is painful to think that in some areas of the world it is impossible to profess one’s religion freely except at the risk of life and personal liberty. In other areas we see more subtle and sophisticated forms of prejudice and hostility towards believers and religious symbols. At present Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith.
Respect for freedom of religion fosters inner/personal and societal peace.