St Carthage Church, Killina
St Colman's Church, Mucklagh
St Patrick's Church, The Island
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4th Sunday of Advent 21st December 2014.
Mary is not merely a virgin but the Blessed Virgin, prepared to be God’s house as promised to David (first reading). It
is the work of grace. The virginal conception is the story of divine power because the child conceived is a person who
already exists. ‘If a God had to be born, it could only be of a virgin and if a virgin had to give birth, she could only give
birth to a God’. The divinity of the child necessitated a virgin birth.
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
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