Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 08, 2009

We have four main relationships – to ourselves, others, the world and God. We tend to act the same in each area. If we are critical and resentful towards others, we will be critical towards God, and will probably find it hard to be accepting of ourselves.
Most of our suffering comes from refusing to accept things as they are. We have great plans for God, we know exactly what we should do and we get annoyed when he does not comply! We know what our family should do, but they do not do it. We have high expectations of ourselves and are frustrated when we do not measure up.
Perhaps love – charity – can begin at home by learning to be at ease with our imperfect selves. Then we can become more tolerant of our family’s foibles and increase in respect for our fragile world.

Céilí Dancing
A Céilí will take place on Friday, February 13 at 9.30pm in the Parochial Hall in aid of Mooncoin Girls School. Music will be provided by Jerry McCarthy & Curra Céilí Band. For info contact Mary Murphy, 873851, or Elaine, 895617.

€200 - John Grace, Main Street. €100 - Maudie Holden, Carrick Road. €50 - Catherine McDonald, Trim. €20 - Cliff Dean, Filbuckstown; Martin Power, c/o Promoter; Frankie Fitzgerald, Polerone; Seamus Kearns, c/o P.J Rowe; Laura Dillon Dunphy, Tubrid; Jean O’Hanlon, Pollrone Green; John Foley, Main Street; Tommy Walsh, Clogga; P.J. O’Keeffe, Polerone; Patricia Conway, Rathcurby; Nuala Osbourne, Wicklow; Tom Murphy, Aglish; Mark O’Neill, Ballinlough; Cissie Crowley, Barabehy; Catherine Dunphy, Suir Crescent; Joe Mylett, Suir Crescent; Mary Quinn, Skelpstown; Ann Byrne, Dournane Road; Noreen O’Keeffe, Main Street; Sr. Maura, Presentation Convent.

Sowing the Seed
A Gospel Prayer Journey
Jesus asks
“Who do you say that I am”?
He invites “Come and see”.
All welcome.
First Session in the
Nagle Chapel.
Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 9.45 a.m. Contact Sr. Mary, 895114, or Chris, 087 6970083.

St. Vincent DePaul
Monthly collection next weekend February 14/15. Thanking you for your continued support. Conference Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 8.00pm.

READERS: Feb 15/22 (11am) Elaine Delahunty, Marjorie Godinho.
CLEANERS: Feb 14/21 - Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Margo O’Brien, Martina O’Reilly.

MINISTERS: Feb 14 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Anne Walsh (C). Feb 15 (10am) Catherina O’Reilly, Eileen Williams.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 14 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

MINISTER: Feb. 15 - Richard Hogan.
READER: Feb. 15 - Richard Hogan.

Neddie Kenny, Lr. Corluddy.
Seamus Doran, St. Judes.
Willie Rowe, Kilcraggan.
James O’Keeffe, Clonassy, Mullinavat.