St. John The Baptist, Blackrock

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Holy Communion

There may be parishioners or visitors, who come to Mass here in St. John the Baptist, on Sunday, and Weekdays, who are unable to receive the Host in Holy Communion. Please feel free to receive Holy Communion from the Chalice, which is placed on the table in front of the Sacred Heart, on Sundays and on the side of the altar on Weekdays.

Pope’s Intentions

We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

Ash Wednesday

Next Wednesday 26th February is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Mass times are: 10.00 a.m. and 1.05 p.m.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed after the 10.00 a.m. and 1.05 p.m. Masses.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION - Saturday 7th March 2020

The Students of Willow Park School will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at 10.00 a.m.
The celebrant is: Bishop Eamonn Walsh.
Please note this will be the only Mass on that morning.

St. Benildus College, Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan

Open Day on Tuesday March 3rd 2020
Guided School Tours are offered
from 8.25 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. and
from 1.15 p.m. – 2.45p.m.
www.stbenilduscollege.com

Lenten Eucharistic Devotions

By way of preparing ourselves for the feast of Easter we will have an evening Mass each Thursday (commencing next Thursday 27th February) during Lent at 7.30 p.m. Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a short period of Silent Prayer, Evening Prayer of the Church and the personal blessing of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
We invite and encourage all of you to make an effort to join in this Lenten devotion.
Thursdays:
February: 27th
March: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,
April: 2nd

The Annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse will take place on Friday 28th February 2020, the first Friday of Lent.
The bishops of Ireland have blessed and dedicated candles of atonement for use in their Cathedrals and parishes throughout the country on 28 February and thereafter during the celebration of Mass and other liturgies.

Candle of Atonement Prayer

Lord, forgive us our many sins.
We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.
We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.
Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your Word.
May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church.
Amen.

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2020.

The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen's initiative and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The Women of Zimbabwe, have prepared the service for this year. The event will be held in Monkstown Parish Church (COI) on Friday, 6th March, at 3.00pm. The Theme is:

“RISE – TAKE YOUR MAT AND WALK”

All are invited to this hour of praise. The service will be followed by refreshments.
We invite you to attend this Interdenominational Service which is shared with eight of our surrounding Christian communities from Blackrock, Booterstown and Monkstown.