Archive for May 2018

Newsletter 27th May

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S.V.D.P. Shop Official Opening – Wednesday 23rd May

The Official opening of the new St Vincent de Paul Shop in Banagher, takes place at 2pm on Wednesday 23rd May.

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Prayer to St. Vincent de Paul

 

O Glorious Saint Vincent de Paul,
The mention of your name,
Suggests a litany of your virtues:
Humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice.
It also recalls
Your many foundations:
Works of Mercy,
Congregations,
Societies.

The Church gratefully remembers,
Your promotion of the priesthood.
Inspire all Charitable Workers,
Especially those who minister,
To both the spiritually
And the materially poor.

O Lord, give us the grace,
That You bestowed upon,
Your servant St. Vincent de Paul,
To relinquish the temptation,
Of material things,
In our holy effort,
To minister to the poor.

Amen.

Newsletter 20th May

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Vigil for Life (Love Both)

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Almighty God, our Father,
you who have given us life
and intended us to have it forever,
grant us your blessings.
Enlighten our minds to an awareness
and to a renewed conviction
that all human life is sacred
because it is created
in your image and likeness.
Help us to teach by word
and the example of our lives
that life occupies the first place,
that human life is precious
because it is the gift of God
whose love is infinite.
Give us the strength to defend human life
against every influence
or action that threatens or weakens it,
as well as the strength
to make every life more human
in all its aspects.

Give us the grace…
When the sacredness of life
before birth is attacked,
to stand up and proclaim
that no one ever has the authority
to destroy unborn life.

When a child is described as a burden
or is looked upon only as a means
to satisfy an emotional need,
to stand up
and insist that every child is a unique
and unrepeatable gift of God,
a gift of God
with a right to a loving
and united family.

When the institution of marriage
is abandoned to human selfishness
or reduced to a temporary conditional arrangement
that can easily be terminated,
to stand up and affirm
the indissolubility of the marriage bond.

When the value of the family is threatened
because of social and economic pressure,
to stand up and reaffirm
that the family is necessary
not only for the private good of every person,
but also for the common good of every society,
nation and state.

When freedom is used to dominate the weak,
to squander natural resources and energy,
to deny basic necessities to people,
to stand up and affirm
the demands of justice and social love.

Almighty Father,
give us courage to proclaim the supreme dignity
of all human life and to demand
that society itself give its protection.
We ask this in your name,
through the redemptive act
of your Son and in the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Newsletter 13th May

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Newsletter – 6th May

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Pope Francis has released a new video accompanying his prayer intention for the month of May

Pope Francis has released a new video accompanying his prayer intention for the month of May.

 

 

This month, Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray for the mission of the laity, saying, ‘Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church.’ It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his new prayer intention each month.

In his video message Pope Francis said, ‘Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church. We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.

‘Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized. Let us pray together this month that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, the mission that they received in Baptism, putting their creativity at the service of the challenges of today’s world.’

The month of May is also a time when special prayer intentions are made to Mary, the Mother of God.

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer developed ‘The Pope Video’ initiative to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father in relation to the challenges facing humanity

 

Pro-Life Rally

Pro-Life Rally

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The final Pro-Life rally before the referendum takes place on Saturday 12th May.

Join over 100,000 Pro-Life supporters in the shop of support for keeping the 8th amendment to protect mother and child.

A bus will leave Banagher on the day.

Be part of something historic.

Contact Fr Pierre : 087 6960542