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Crochet and Craic

Restarts Tuesday 8th September, 7.30pm in St Comgall’s Minor Hall (previously known as The Youth Centre).

Want to learn or perhaps you already can and would like to crochet in the company of others. All welcome. Come along or contact Noreen on 07729050515

Friday Crafting Class

Sewing, crochet, upholstery, knitting and much more. Starts Friday 11th September, for 10 weeks, 10.30am o 12.30pm at our new venue in St Joseph’s Parish Hall. Cost £40 payable at the first class.

Expert tutor Patsy Gribben. Newcomers very welcome.

For information or to book a place contact Grace on 07882345523

Prayer for Peace by Pope Francis

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!

We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried…But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: “Never again war!”; “With war everything is lost”. Instil in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace. Lord, god of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister/ Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarrelling into forgiveness.

Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation.; In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war” be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”, and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam! Amen

Appeal for Readers

Proclaiming the Word of God is a great service to the Parish community and helps make our liturgy better. Six people are needed to read at this mass and if you are willing to be one, please contact Fr. Emerson. You will be asked to read for a month once or twice a year – training will be given.