Rahan Mucklagh and The Island Parish

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St Carthage Church, Killina

St Colman's Church, Mucklagh

St Patrick's Church, The Island

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4th Sunday of Easter Sunday 26th April 2015.

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations, a day when all of us are invited to reflect on
the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He
laid down his life for the flock, that is, you and me, the Church. In a general way he invites everyone in the Church to
share in the work of caring for the flock in our own place and in our own time. But he also calls some from among us to
a life-long commitment as priests and religious. Called to be Shepherdsof the flock of God. Priests and religious are
called to share in the life and work of Jesus the Good Shepherd. If today you should hear God’s voice calling you to be
a Diocesan priest or religious, harden not your hearts. And if you do not hear God calling you to this way of life, then
do everything in your power to encourage those who are called to it and who struggle even with faltering steps to
follow the footsteps of Jesus the Good Shepherd.

Reflection on Sunday Gospel Readings - by Don Fabio Rosini, broadcast on Vatican Radio. Translated by Kieran Troy, Newtown, Rahan

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Lynally Mass and Gathering Oct. 2014

Since 2007 a small number of parishioner, mainly from Lynally gathers for Mass or Rosary at the ruins of the old monastic church in and around the end of Sept. (Sept 26th is thought to be the Feastday of St Colman). Bad weather often kept people away but this year we were blessed with one of the loveliest evenings. It was sheer mystical and the setting sun shone across the 40/50 people who turned up to honour those who were buried in this cemetery. Those present were in no hurry to go home but lingered and chatted to one another for a long time after Mass. Once again thanks to Mattie Mooney and the Mooney Family for facilitating us each year for this event. But it is disappointing that the Council is no longer cutting the grass in this graveyard and if OPW does not act soon the walls of the old Monastery will come toppling down with the weight of ivy. And what a shame that would be. Can anyone champion the cause of LYNALLY. Please.

Dates to Remember

Confirmation for our Class 6s in both Schools - Sunday 19th April, 2015 at 1pm.
First Holy Communion Killina –Saturday May 9, 2015. First Holy Communion Mucklagh – Saturday May 16, 2015.

Why not take a short trip around the Old Monastic Churches at Rahan with Darrell Hooper and Sr Oliver by clicking on the following link


Useful Services available to keep in mind:
Aware see aware.ie or telephone 1890 303 302.Heads Up see headsup.ie free text 50424, Let Someone Know see letsomeoneknow.ie, Teen Ireland see teenline.ie, Samaritans see Samaritans.org or 1850 60 90 90, Living Links see livinglinks.ie or 087 4122052.

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