The decisions we’re now making weigh heavily on me. Perhaps that’s been my dominant feeling in recent days – just the pressure of making these decisions even if they’re not my decisions alone and due largely to circumstances beyond the control of all involved.
I’m aware too that I’m experiencing a deep sadness. Perhaps that’ll change in time but at the moment I’m deeply saddened to be participating in making decisions that impact on the lives of religious people in St. Senan’s Parish, good faithful people. To you, I’m truly sorry.
My workload is about to increase substantially. I’m fearful. It’s a daunting prospect. But it’s time to trust again.
Soon, together with my familiar face you’ll see two new priest-faces in the Shannon Chapel. If they’re received and looked after half as well as I have been, they’ll be two very blessed men!
In this, and in all things, Jesus be praised!
The new Mass schedule for the Pastoral Area of St Senan’s, St Aidan’s, Marshalstown and Castledockrell will be as follows:
Sunday Mass Schedule
St. Senan’s Church
Saturday Vigil 7.00pm
Sunday 11am only*
*We are losing the 9.00am Mass
St. Aidan’s Cathedral
Saturday Vigil 6.00pm
Sunday 10am & 12noon
Saturday Vigil 7.30pm
*Moving from 10.00am to 9.30am
Weekday Mass Schedule
St. Senan’s 7.00pm Mon – Fri
St. Aidan’s 10.00am Mon – Sat
Marshalstown* Tuesday only 9.30am
Castledockrell* Thursday only 9.30am
*Marshalstown and Castledockrell are losing three weekday Masses.
St. John’s To be confirmed
Castle Gardens To be confirmed
St. Aidan’s 10.00am & 12noon
St. Senan’s 11.00am (alternative time when possible)
Marshalstown/Castledockrell arranged as possible.