Year C Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, DELVIN.
||Angela Monaghan MM|
CHURCH OF ST. LIVINUS, KILLULAGH.
||DFM Callan Family|
Offertory Collection: ?.820. Ren. Fund: Weekly. ?285. Monthly ?100.
Bible Alive: August Issue on Sale. Cost ?2.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Adoration on Monday from 10am-2pm, and 6pm -10pm will take place in Adoration Room at Back of Fatima . Adoration in Killulagh every Wednesday Morning from 10am-11am.
Baptism Preparation Course: A course for parents with children for Baptism will be held in the Parochial House on Tuesday 9th August at 8pm.
Cemetery Day. Killulagh: Blessing of Graves in the Old Cemetery at 6.30pm this Sun 7th August. Mass in New Cemetery at 7pm. Please tidy up your graves. A collection will be taken up.
Crowenstown Cemetery: Prayers for the Dead and Blessing of Graves on Monday 8th August at 7pm.
Delvin Cemetery: Mass for the Dead on Saturday 13th August at 7pm. A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery. Plot holders are asked to tidy their plots in preparation for Cemetery Day. A skip will be provided in the Cemetery. A collection will be taken up to defray the cost of the upkeep of the cemetery. Anybody who would like to get their graves tidied, or require stone or chippings please contact Joe Mc Auley at 086-1718543.
Patron Day Offerings: Will be taken up next weekend. Please use the envelope that will be distributed to you.
Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock: Takes place on Sunday 14th August. Led by Bishop Michael Smith. Mass at 3pm. Preceeded by Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.
Delvin Pilgrimage to Lourdes: From 3rd Oct-7th Oct. It will be led by Fr. Seamus Heaney. If you are interested in going,
please contact Alice Reilly at 087-4147871. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 29th August.
Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Church Gate Collection: The Annual Lourdes Sick Fund Collection will take place this
weekend 6th/7th August. We appreciate your support.
Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: A One Day Parish Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Sat August 27th . It is being
organised as part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy. The cost of the Pilgrimage will be ?60. Bookings are being taken
at present. Contact Olive Power 087-9868125.
Knock Shrine: Novena will begin from 14th -22nd August. Details of events for each day are on Poster on Notice Board.
Delvin Hospice Homecare: We are having a Family Fun Day Walk on Sun 28th August. Registration will begin at 11.30am
in Delvin G. A. A. Pitch Walk will commence at 12.30pm. Afterwards there will be a Barbeque and Music at the Pitch.
Mental Health Association: Thanks to all who contributed to Church Gate Collection recently. Amount was ?194.
Family Carers Ireland: Are providing a one day training programme on understanding Dementia for Sept in Tullamore. If
you are interested Contact 0579370221.
World Youth Day
At times in our lives, we aim lower rather than higher. At those times, it is good to realise that God remains faithful,
even obstinate, in his love for us. The fact is, he loves us even more than we love ourselves. He believes in us even
more than we believe in ourselves. He is always ?cheering us on?: he is our biggest fan. He is there for us, waiting
with patience and hope, even when we turn in on ourselves and brood over our troubles and past injuries. But such
brooding is unworthy of our spiritual stature! It is a kind of virus infecting and blocking everything: it closes doors
and prevents us from getting up and starting over. God, on the other hand, is hopelessly hopeful! He believes that we
can always get up, and he hates to see us glum and gloomy. It is sad to se young people who are glum. Because we
are always his beloved sons and daughters. Let us be mindful of this at the dawn of each new day. Homily of Pope Francis for World Youth Day