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Month Of the Sacred Heart
Heart of Jesus, human heart,
Thanks to thee for all thou art.
Where should we have been or be,
Fount of goodness, but for thee?
Heart so full of love for us
Would that we could love thee thus!
Heart of our saviour, heart of our friend,
Heart that has loved thine own to the end,
Heart of our king, heart of our Lord,
Be thou forever loved and adored!

Even children know about the heart as a symbol of love! Some of them even think the Sweet heart of Jesus hymn is about Jesus’ girlfriend—that’s TV.
Know that we are loved and all bought at a price. The feast is on 28th Friday. I will leave out some novena prayers nearer the time—doesn't begin until 20th.

Right now the exams are to begin soon. Fr Gear said the 11.30 Mass on Sunday 19th May and you will all be remembered at Mass each day during the exams. Do you know that he prays for you always at Saturday night Masses—wherever you may be, he says, the support is lovely. Think of that! We wish you all the best. It’s never as bad as you think. We’ll be praying for you all in any case..

We had lovely First Holy Communion and Confirmation Days. I’ll say, like Peter Power, “Ye are a credit to all belong to ye” and your teachers of course. etc. and the special needs children were as good as gold even though it might have been a bit long for them. Be good always and keep Him close. He’ll never leave and you will always need Him and He just loves you.

I’m just looking at the calendar for June, there is a quote from “Laudato Si”
“Because of us, thousands of species will no longer give glory to God by their very existence nor convey their message to us” (LS 33).put like that, it’s serious.

2nd. Ascension.  We celebrate the Ascension on Sundays now. God goes up with shouts of joy! The disciples aren’t to stand gazing at the sky but get ready for the coming of the Holy Spirit and make disciples of everyone.. Paul prays a lovely prayer for us—for wisdom and perception of what is revealed to bring us to full knowledge of him. He wants our minds’ eyes to be enlightened so as to see the hope his call holds for us. I’m sure God will answer him.
9th Pentecost. We give thanks for all creation. From the beginning till now the entire creation as we know, has been groaning in one act of giving birth, and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first fruits of the Spirit, we, too, groan inwardly as we shall be saved. The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. He puts words on prayers for us in such a way that God will understand perfectly, because it’s the mind of God. The earth is full of his riches! Come Holy Spirit Lord of Light—thy pure beaming radiance give. This is the Spirit that the Lord promised to pour out on all mankind. May you often feel his presence as he answers every prayer. May he keep you and protect you in the shelter of his care. We are all meant to be praying for a new Pentecost. Keep an eye out for the answer—it’s for everybody, and all creation maybe all the concern for climate and the environment is a start!
16th Most Holy Trinity. How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!  This is God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit the family he invites us into.  It’s Fathers’ Day too. We ask a blessing on all fathers everywhere.  It’s 25 years since we had the Year of the Family.
23rd Body and Blood of the Lord. The Eucharist. The Holy Spirit and the Eucharist envelop the world because they both come from Calvary and they extend upon earth the empire of the cross formed with love and suffering. How would the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit come to life in people without the circulation of the Blood and Body of Christ? We can’t talk about Eucharist without talking about those who make it all present for us day by day. Mass is our greatest treasure. It’s the one Liturgy at which all the neighbours surround us. I should write a poem about this if I had time!
 “Who welcomed your soul at he beginning of your life? The Priest. Who feeds your soul and gives it strength for the journey? The Priest. Who will prepare it to appear before God bathing it one last time in the Blood of Christ? - the Priest, always the Priest. And if the soul should happen to die (as a result of sin) - who will rise it up, who will restore its calm and peace? Again the Priest.. After God the Priest is everything. Only in heaven will he fully realise who he is”.  St Jean Vianney.
They shouldn’t be bunched together getting all that bad press.

24th Nativity of John the Baptist to whom Affane Church is dedicated.
Affane Cemetery Mass is on that day at 7.30 pm outdoors, weather

28th Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. All you who labour come to me and I will give you rest.

29th Ss Peter & Paul.
We have a few saints of our own this month too. St Kevin of Glendalough. St Jarlath of Tuam. St Colman who baptised St Declan. St Anthony, without whom I’d never find anything! All the Irish martyrs, 20th. Aloysius of Gonzaga, 21st and St Thomas More and St John Fisher, 22nd.plenty to intercede for us.

We will be remembering our exam students daily.



Please pray for those who have died.

Margaret Burke (née Hurley), Moneygorm
Michael Mc Grath, Clogheen
Joe Conway, Dungarvan (formerly Cappoquin
Michael Lynch, Graiguemore Modeligo
Mary Hallahan (née Hale), Melleray Road
Pad Joe Walsh, Ballyhane.
Teresa Kearns (née Burke), Boola Melleray
Helena ‘Lena’ Jeffries nee Kelleher, Tivoli Terrace, Cappoquin

May they all rest in peace.

Sat          1st           St Justin
Sun         2nd         ASCENSION
Mon        3rd          St Kevin
Wed        5th          St Boniface
Fri           7th          St Colman
Sun         9th          PENTECOST
Tue         11th         St Barnabas
Thu         13th        St Anthony of Padua
Sun         16th        MOST HOLY TRINITY
Thu         20th        Irish Martyrs
Sun         29th        CORPUS CHRISTI
Fri           28th         Sacred Heart



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