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 hought for the Week
“”There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter”
Pope Francis
THE DEEP END • ‘I want to see, really see’
The man in the Gospel story today has had his sight restored. Notice how his sight grows more clearly throughout the account until he finally worships Jesus. We can be blind in many ways through our refusal to believe that we can contribute to positive change in the world. Too often we dismiss these realities by thinking we can do nothing about situations such as the global water crisis. This is blindness. We sometimes hide from the evidence before us and take refuge in prayer. Prayer is important but we must also be open to action. What we do, what we buy, how we use the plentiful resources at our disposal; these all affect the wider global community. Words attributed to Oscar Romero read: ‘We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.’ How can we as parish communities work for justice for our brothers and sisters who are in need? We need to see them, to see their struggle, to see the systems which contribute to this crisis. This week can you gather a small group in your parish and tell the stories used in this year’s Trócaire resource? This is one small way in which we can open our eyes and open the eyes of others. It is not simply about giving money. We must open our eyes. Today we pray that we can have our sight restored so that, like the man in the Gospel, we can truly worship Jesus.
 ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ Margaret Mead
 Jane Mellett Email janemellett@yahoo.com
Empowering Parents Programme
Empowering Parents is a new 8 week programme for parents of children with disabilities, aged birth to 12 years.
Venue:Oblates Basketball Hall, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8.
Find out about the programme:  Wed 9th April, 10am-11am. Programme starts: Wed 30th April 10 am to 12.30
Lucy on 086 0229389  or 4732196
Canal Communities Partnership, lucy@canalpartnership.com Or
Catherine, Ballyfermot/ Chapelizod Partnership on 6238088 or
email    clane@ballyfermotpartnership.ie
Mother’s Day
Do you know the origins of Mother’s Day? I believe it grew out of the Feast of The Annunciation which is celebrated on March 25th each year. On that day Mary had the courage to say ‘yes’ to the Angel Gabriel. By saying ‘yes’ she became the Mother of Jesus—The Incarnation. It was originally known as ‘Mothering Sunday’, but was taken over by the commercial world and is known now as Mother’s Day.
May all mothers be loved and supported by their families and as the Yanks say
‘Have a Nice Day’
S.F.O. Meeting
Takes place Monday, 24th March from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.  
Columban Convent
(back of Fr Kitt Court)
Lectio Divina, Divine Office
Prayers of Intersession before the Blessed Sacrament
Third Order Franciscans
Aifreann Gaelige Daily Irish language Mass takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Church, Bachelor’s Walk, Monday to Fridays during Lent at 1.15pm
Music Ministry in St. Agnes’
“To sing well is to pray twice” – St. Augustine
Each one of us is called to play our part in the life of the Church. There are many ways in which we can live a life of service in the Church; as evangelists, as carers, as ministers of the Word and of the Eucharist.
Would you consider serving the Church through music ministry?
There are currently a number of different roles available. If you are interested in being involved please contact the director of music for the parish- Maghnus Monaghan on 086-3728443.
An expression of interest does not mean a commitment.  If it is the Church Choir you have interest in please be advised that the practice times are 7.45pm – 9.15pm each Tuesday to sing at 12.30pm Sunday Mass.   Full vocal/instrumental training will be provided for those who wish to be involved.
Congratulations to the pupils of St Damian’s  School who were Confirmed on Saturday. May the Spirit always guide their young lives.
There will be a Liturgy Group Meeting on Monday 31st March at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre
Perrystown Manor Estate Variety Group
Perrystown Manor Estate Community Centre Limekiln Lane, Dublin 12
(Buses 150 & 15A)
Wed. 9th / Thur. 10th
Fri. 11th / Sat. 12th
APRIL @ 8.00pm Sharp
Tickets available from Box Office Tel: 085 1060 133
Admission: €10.00    Children: €8.00 Groups of 10: €8.00 each
Coffee shop open from 7.00pm
Recently Baptised

Lukas Dapsys
Leo Dapsys
Mya Hailey Walsh
Katie Lily Eustace
Rosa Fiadh McCormack – Doyle
Max Thomas Murray

We welcome them into our Christian Community and wish them every blessing in their lives ahead.
Legion of Mary.
The MemberS of the Immaculate Cuiria of the Legion of Mary invite you to their Aceis Ceremony in St Agnes Church on Saturday 5th April at 3pm.  Refreshments will be provided in the Parish Centre after the Ceremony if you wish to attend.
The Now and Then Production Company proudly presents Jesus Christ Superstar the 20thAnniversary.
It will take place on the 1st-4th April in St. Mary’s Priory, Tallaght (doors open at 7.30pm) show at 8.00pm Tickets are priced as follows: adults €10, child €5,
concessions €5. For all enquiries contact 085-8206973
We would like to explore the possibility of a Pilgrimage to Santiago next August.  Please find the proposed details below.  If you are interested please contact the Parish Office and leave your name and contact details and from there we will see what the expression of interest is.
Treasures of Galicia based in Santiago
Proposed dates: Saturday 16  – Saturday 23 August 2014
You will be based in Santiago for the week and from here you can explore the region.
Proposed hotel:  Hotel Compostela 4* or similar
Proposed day excursions from Santiago: Lugo and a taste of the Camino ~ Day excursion to the Rias Baixas (Lower Estuaries) ~ Cape Finisterre (Lands End)
Price:-  €875.00 per person sharing

Price to include:  Return flight Dublin – Santiago (This tour is based on a specific airfare – a surcharge may apply if the fare is unavailable at time of booking) ~ One carry on bag max 10 kg ~ Return airport transfers with assistance ~ 7 nights accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis ~ Half day guided walking tour of Santiago ~ Day excursion to Lugo ~ Day excursion to Rias Baixas (Lower Estuaries) to include boat trip and wine tasting ~ Day excursion to Finisterre
Extras: Airport taxes €72.00 ~ Checked in bag max 15 kg  €40.00 ~ Travel insurance €36.00  (+66 years –  double premium )~  Sole occupancy supplement €35.00 per night (limited availability) ~ Entrances where applicable