16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - No. 20/17 - 23rd July 2017
The Last Word
Whether it becomes historic or not this is the last word from my pen [or should I say lap top] in our little newsletter. Over the years I have seen this as a voice in the community as well as a voice for the Church and its teachings. Not just for spiritual ears but also for the sometimes deaf ears. A voice often on the side of those marginalized, vulnerable or neglected. A voice that perhaps some might like to have silenced. I am most grateful to those who acknowledged this voice and expressed their appreciation of it. Those who helped the word travel via the internet or taking it to their place of work. In all its success has perhaps been simply the knowledge that “the pen is mightier than the sword”. So this final one is by way of reflection with ‘soft’ rather than any ‘hard’ words.
Where there is Love
Where there is love the heart is light,
Where there is love the day is bright.
Where there is love there is a song,
To help when things are going wrong.
Where there is love there is a smile,
To make all things seem more worthwhile.
Oh, blest are they who walk in love,
They also walk with God above.
As my final words will be said at our Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday 31st at 6p.m. in the Parish Church I leave you for now with the words of St. Paul as he took leave of the people of Philippi –“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all, making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace”. [Philippians 1:3-7]
Fr. Alex invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving for his Ministry among you on Monday 31st July at 6p.m. in the Parish Church of Ss Alphonsus & Columba.
You are also invited to a reception in Killiney Castle Hotel following the Mass.
As it is necessary to have numbers for catering purposes. If you have not yet given the number attending from your family please indicate below the number who will attend the reception.Should you require a lift to the Church, the Hotel or both please indicate below.Please return the strip below to the Sacristy or Parish Office a.s.a.p.
__________ from my family will be attending the Hotel Reception.__________ from my family will be attending the Hotel Reception.
I do require a lift to Church/Hotel/Both ____________________
Name & Phone Number required only for Lifts _______________________
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