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Vigil (Sat):
Cappoquin 7.30 pm  Affane  8.15 pm       Sundays: Cappoquin 11.30 am   Modeligo 10 am
Weekdays: Cappoquin: 10 am (Except Funerals or Feastdays: 11:am)

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You must bring him everything!
Your dreams, your successes, your rejoicing.
And if you have little to rejoice over, bring him that little.
And if your life seems only like a heap of fragments,
Bring him the fragments.
And if you have only empty hands, bring him your empty hands.
Shattered hopes are his material;
In his hands all is made good.            (Meister Eckhart)


We are well into Lent at this stage. What can Lent do for us and what can Lent do through us for others? We have an opportunity to renew our lives answering the call to holiness putting aside anything that prevents us from becoming who God wants us to be. All he asks is that we “ repent and believe the Gospel”. To put faith in him is to commit ourselves to him and embody his message in our lives.
We had the Transfiguration last week. I am sure we are all being transformed. We got a foretaste of the life to come when he will change our lowly bodies to be like his, before that though we must die with him and then rise with him.

This Sunday we begin with clearing the Temple, What about ours—temples of the Holy Spirit? How do we stray from God?  Everyone knows their own know as they say. There’s always a way back.. In the first reading we get the Law of Moses—that’s the message of eternal life! Remember “the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength

Sunday 11th 4th Sunday. Mothers’ Day. God bless them all – the best for making ends meet.
Did any of you see the programme on TG4 about the Mná Díbeartha? It’s easy for us now to criticize what went on in mother and baby homes. I think it must have begun  be around the Land Lords and Famine times.
Labourers, when evicted, had nothing only big families to feed and had to beg.  One of the women got 7 years transportation for stealing 12 potatoes! Now she had 4 children and begged for them to go with her. But they only allowed the eldest one and didn't care what became of the others, that’s how things were.
Van Diemen's Tasmania must be full of people of Irish descent! Those left behind were put in the Work Houses til they were big enough to be sent to work in the cotton mills in England .Anyway pray for all mothers today. The future depends on them.

O may my tongue cleave to my mouth if I remember you not Jerusalem!
“By the Rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept remembering Zion. On the poplars that grew there we hung our harps. For it was there that they asked us, our captors for songs, our oppressors, for joy.
“Sing to us” they said , “one of Zion’s songs" Weren’t they kind of like us!

God loved us so much and saved us, he brought us to life in Jesus and it’s all for free! We have only to accept the gift and live the good life as he meant us to, live by the truth, come out into the light. God will be praised. The wonderful way he saved us is something to rejoice and sing about.

St Patrick’s Day Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good news! I wonder what would it be like if he hadn't come . The only good thing about it would be the Church wouldn’t be blamed for everything bad!
Enjoy the Parade later!

18th 5th Sunday.1st Sunday of Passion A pure heart create for me O God!
A new covenant—the Law will be planted in our hearts deep within us. He’ll be our God and we will be his people. We will all know him and best of all he will forgive us and never call our sin to mind!
We have another manifestation of the Trinity the Father glorifies the Son and the prince of this world is overthrown.

25th 2nd Passion /Palm Sunday.
Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Saviour to take flesh and submit to the Cross, graciously grant that we may heed his lesson of patient suffering and so merit a share in his resurrection.
“My Lord, what love is this that pays so dearly
that I the guilty one may go free?
Amazing love, O what sacrifice, the Son of God given for me
My debt he pays and my death he dies that I might live.
And so they watched him die despised, rejected;
But O the blood he shed flowed for me.
And now the love of Christ shall flow like rivers;
Come wash your guilt away, live again!”


Please pray for those who have died

Peggy O Brien (née Collender), Mill St., Cappagh
Brigid O Keeffe, Tourin & Lismore
Eileen Tobin (née O Keeffe), The Cats, Boola
Marion Coleman, Lismore
Damien Delaney, Perth, W Australia
Brigid Foley (née Flynn), Carrigaun

May they all rest in peace.


Saturday 4th:
Care for our common home
St Paul’s Parish Centre Waterford City 9.30  - 1 pm

Wednesday 14th.
Listening Process for West Waterford and St Declan’s
with Bishop Cullinan
in Community Centre 7 pm—9.30.

Passion & Resurrection of Jesus
Thursdays, 15th & 22nd March, 7.30pm
St. John’s Pastoral Centre
John’s Hill, Waterford

Over two evenings Fr. Michael Mullins will reflect on the scripture readings for the Passion & Resurrection of Jesus

Cross Tomb

There will be Reconciliation services, Confessions as follows:

Monday 26th Holy Week—7.30 Cappoquin.
Tuesday 27th  7.30 Modeligo
Wednesday 28th         7.30 Mass in Affane Confessions after Mass.
So plenty chances to give up the “aul sins.”. There’s still time to do  something special. Choose a special person to pray for. Go to Mass. Say the Creed well, profess all we believe in. Pray at home, light a candle for all the intentions. Use the holy water font. Lent slipped away on us this year.


Palm Sunday Masses as at weekends

Monday  Reconciliation/Confessions on Monday at 7.30. in Cappoquin Please come along that’s a lovely gift He has for you so claim it and be thankful.

Tuesday Penitential service in Modeligo 7.30

Wednesday  Evening Mass at 7.30 followed by Confession.

Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper Cappoquin 7.30 Modeligo 7.30

Good Friday: Day of Fast & Abstinence

Stations of the Cross, Cappoquin 3 pm

  Affane 8 pm

Celebration of the Passion Cappoquin 7.30

Holy Saturday:
Blessing of Polish Food, Cappoquin at 12 noon
Mass of Easter Vigil,  Affane 8.15 pm, Cappoquin 9 pm

EASTER SUNDAY:  Modeligo  10 am & Cappoquin 11.30 am

Our Lord Jesus Christ...Praise the Lord who heals the broken hearted.! Poor Job is depressed. Depression isn’t new to this millennium! Paul is being faithful to his calling, so must we! Jesus begins his work on earth healing and preaching.
In the prayer after communion we ask that, made one in Christ, we may joyfully bear fruit for the salvation of the world.

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