Due to painting works being carried out in Ferbane Church from Monday 18th September for a period of two/three weeks, there will be no weekday masses from Monday to Friday in Ferbane. Mass will take place in High Street Church at 10am on the weekdays instead. There will be no Eucharistic Adoration during this time.
Weekend Masses will continue as normal in Ferbane.
‘The first son thought better of it and went’.
In a sense, both brothers were wrong. The actions of the first son is more commendable. At first, he refused his father’s request to go to work in the vineyard. Then he found his better self and went. His change of mind reminds us that first reactions aren’t always the best. Second thoughts are worthwhile. It’s never too late to do the right thing. To change one’s mind is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. The second son agreed to go to the vineyard, but he didn’t go. He broke his promise. The world survives on the basis of people keeping their word. The destruction of our planet, the growth of division between peoples, the loss of confidence in institutions, the deepening uncertainty with regard to the future can all be traced back to broken promises. For every promise there is a price to pay. The ideal for the Christian is to make promise and practice rhyme. When deeds and words are in accord, the world is transformed. Both brothers fell short
Our Lady of Clonfert
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE
Loving God we pray for the people of Ukraine, for
all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to
them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for
compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.
We pray for the world, that in this moment of crisis we
may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters
in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and
justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and
for all the world. Amen.
“May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the
madness of war.” (Pope Francis
St.Ciaran's Pastoral Area