THE CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA - WELCOMES YOU




IT'S NOT JUST THE ELDERLY WHO GET COVID 19
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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

Until we go back to Level 2 we will not have dates for these sacraments.

CHURCH CLOSED

As the whole country is being moved to Level 5, our church is now closed. The only Services permitted now are Funerals and Weddings. There is a limit of 25 people for weddings and probably 25 people for funerals. (to be confirmed) This number has to include the priest, sacristan, one singer and one musician.



The Sunday Service (18 October 2020)

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THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples: I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and how great is my distress till it is over! Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on a household of five will be divided: three against two and two against three; the father divided against the son, son against father, mother against daughter, daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.


Reflection

This passage from Luke's can sound strange. We associate Jesus with healing and peace. He is not talking of deliberately setting people against one another. He is talking of setting their hearts on fire with a real desire to live according to God's love. That will at times bring challenges. Not everyone will be pleased, because living according to God's love means living a selfless life, as Jesus did. In the context of the pandemic that means being conscious of protecting other people by our own behaviour. Keeping to the regulations is something that will not be applauded by everyone. Doing so may even be met with a degree of nastiness. Like Jesus we will persevere.




 


 

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Video courtesy RTE




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Office: 01-4530387 9.30am - 12noon, rita@francisstreetparish.ie
Outside Office hours: 01-5611390, franciss@francisstreetparish.ie