Church of the Assumption, Beauparc

 

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MASS INTENTIONS:  

Sunday 24th.10.30 a.m. Lisa, Sinead, Clare, Deirdre and Aimee

                                       James Sheridan

PRAY FOR: Jack Doyle

                                                                                          Length of days

is not what makes age honourable

nor number of years 

the true measure of life.

                                                                          Wisdom 4:8

Fr. Peter remember you in our prayers and Masses which we offer each day.     

Please pray for one another and for us.

 
Parish News

From Bishop Tom Deenihan:

Understandably, many parents and teachers are wondering about Confirmation and Communion ceremonies. I think we will have to wait until schools are reopened and church ceremonies are allowed before we can realistically answer these questions. September October may be a realistic estimate. 

There are about 30 Confirmation ceremonies to be celebrated, some parishes having more than one. 

I would propose consulting with each of these parishes before fixing a date but, again, it will be contingent on the State allowing significant gatherings in churches. 

I am thinking of Confirmations on the Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays from Mid September to the Mid Term break, given that most of the students will be in Post-Primary schools at that stage. However, that is an aspiration and is really outside our control. 

Funerals:

Basically, funerals of those who die of either Covid-19 or other causes can take place in Church, subject, of course, to there being no more than 10 mourners present. . We need to be very clear that as far as the HSE, the Diocese and the individual parishes are concerned, there are no reasons not to bring the remains to our churches for a Requiem Mass. 

It is important that the impression is not taken or erroneously created that the parish Diocese is prohibiting such Masses

 I also believe that when these restrictions are over, we will need to offer individual Memorial Masses to families, should they wish it, so that the community can gather and pray for the deceased.

 
Thought for the Week

THOUGHTS ON THE GOSPEL

¨‘Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time’. 

¨When someone we love dies – a parent, a spouse, a brother, a sister, a good friend - we remember the last time we saw that person and, especially, we remember the last words that person spoke. 

¨Before Jesus ascended to return to his Father in heaven his last words were ‘I am with you always’. 

¨Christ is with us always. He has been with us since he ascended into heaven and will be with us until time itself comes to an end. 

¨These words comfort us, especially if we feel depressed at the way of the world or our lives are going.

 

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now
receive You sacramentally,
come  spiritually into my heart. 

I embrace You already there 

and unite myself wholly with You. 

Never permit me 

to be separated from You.
Amen.