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Trocaire As you know, it has not been possible to gather this year's Trocaire collection in the usual way & yet the important work TrĂ³caire does & projects it supports continue despite the pandemic. Parishioners may return their contributions in the coming weeks. If possible kindly convert the contents in their Trocaire box to notes and deliver them to the Parochial House, Islandeady or the Presbytery in Glenisland. Alternatively people can post a cheque.
Islandeady 2020 Yearbook/Magazine COVID-19 The Community Council want to document the events of the year related to the Corona virus lockdown. It's a major event in world history so it's important to record it from a Parish/Community perspective. Were you off school, college or work? Were you working in a different way? Maybe you were confined to the house? Had you a major event planned and couldn't go ahead with it? Are you a frontline worker? Were your sporting or social outings curtailed? Did you volunteer to help others? Did you do something new or learn a new skill? Why not write out the effect it had on your life and the lifestyle changes you had to make. Stories, poems & pictures welcome from all age groups. Email items to islandeadynewsletter@gmail.com
Corona Virus - No public Masses in Islandeady and Glenisland For the foreseeable future Masses in the parish will continue without a congregation. In these difficult and frightening times Fr Chris will offer daily Mass for the community & remember different intentions daily. These are different and difficult times. Many people are concerned and anxious. We are not alone; we have each other and we have God. It may be some time before we are able to gather together again to celebrate our regular community weekend Masses. You are invited to join us for Sunday Mass from your home and during these different times families are encouraged to avail of some prayer time together whether at home or by popping into one of the churches to light a candle. Even a simple Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be can be as meaningful as a full rosary! Dia is Muire Linn! Both Islandeady & Glenisland Churches will remain open every day from 9am - 9pm. If you are passing by either church anytime, pop in, light a candle & say a prayer for your intention.
A Parish Prayer

Lord, bless our parish community at this difficult time.

Give me patience with myself and others so that I will not make these times any more difficult than they already are.

Grant me the ability to acknowledge my fears so that I will not hide from acting in a responsible manner.

Give me courage to overcome any selfishness that hinders any concern for others.

Grant me the grace to reach out to others by safe means and in a helpful way.

Give me courage when I am feeling lonely and the knowledge that isolation is a good thing for now and that I am never fully alone.

Grant me the gifts of kindness, patience and love.

Give me your blessing: in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Funerals: THE Government has said that immediate family members can still attend funeral services of loved ones, including those who may have died from Covid-19, as long as social distancing is applied. No more than 10 people should attend in places of worship and at the graveside, but that this may be restricted further in smaller, enclosed spaces and individual churches may put in place special restrictions to respond to specific local circumstances. Department of the Taoiseach senior official Liz Canavan clarified the Government advice on attendance at funerals, burials and cremations on Tuesday at the daily briefing on the State's response to Covid-19. All this is subject to CHANGE.
Prayer Garden in St. Patrick's Church Islandeady The Prayer Garden in St. Patrick's Church Islandeady remains open as a place of Private PRAYER & REFLECTION. Pop in anytime, light a candle & pray for your intention in peaceful surroundings.
Fr. Brennan available to meet any individual BY APPOINTMENT As it is impossible to implement the present protocol of social distancing in both churches of the parish, therefore it is not possible to hold any public function in the church under the present circumstances. Fr. Brennan remains available to meet any individual BY APPOINTMENT in Saint Aidan's Room while observing and maintaining all the health and safety protocols of social distancing. If you wish to make an appointment with Fr. Brennan you can contact him at (087) 1962 674.
Faith Resources! Monica Brown is the Director of Emmaus Productions. They provide music and other audio visual resources, which enable children, youth and adults to connect with their faith. In response to the present virus crisis and the closing of our churches for Easter, Monica has kindly offered to make available much of her material free of charge to anyone who wishes to log on to the link below. They are very inspiring and should be of benefit to both adult and young people at these challenging times for our faith communities. www.emmausproductions.com
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Islandeady GAA

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Islandeady GAA Lotto: Draw held on Sun 23rd February - Numbers drawn: 19/ 26/ 27/ 29. No Winner. €40 winner: John Drury / €30 winners: Margaret Healy, Gerry Walsh & Eileen Durkan. Next Draw will be held next Sunday 8th March at 8:30pm in the Key West. Jackpot is €5,950.

 
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Islandeady Cycling Club

Islandeady Cycling Club

Indoor Cycling Fitness Classes for Beginners

The islandeady cycling club, based at their clubhouse in Jack's old cottage Islandeady. Islandeady CC are fortunate to have a 12 bike specialized indoor cycling equipment, which runs the Zwift training system that allows individualized training programs based on your current bike fitness.

Each class is made up of small groups of 12 and led by two instructors and is held indoors in islandeadys state of the art digital bike training facility. Please contact Ray on 087 7499530 or drop an email to islandeadycyclinggroup@gmail.com

Parish MassPARISH MASS Fr. Chris will say mass every morning in Islandeady behind closed doors. Each day Mass will be celebrated for a special intention and YOU will be remembered in Prayers. The Prayer Garden in St. Patrick's Church Islandeady remains open as a place of Private PRAYER & REFLECTION. Pop in anytime, light a candle & pray for your intention in peaceful surroundings.
Islandeady/Glenisland raising money for charity - Well done! Well done to all the people of Islandeady/Glenisland who are currently raising money for charity & who have recently raised money for charity. Ray Moylette's 1000 push-ups in 1 hour which raised money for HSE Frontline staff & Pieta House, Catriona Doyle, Mary Reidy Catherine Carney, Sephine Morris & Ger Deere on their 108km Mayo Pink Ribbon cycle & to Aishling O'Donnell who is raising funds for Mayo-Roscommon Hospice Foundation. When she reaches her target Aishling will shave off all her hair. Paul Carney for recently organising a fun Table Quiz online.
Church Weekly Collection and Envelopes - Standing Order Form Every possible measure has been taken to reduce parish expenditure and yet keeping the churches open, clean and safe for all to use for private prayer and reflection during the day. Yet there are ongoing expenses which cannot be eliminated. To keep the churches open and functioning and available for the future depends on the ongoing generosity of the people of the parish.

Anyone may make a donation to the parish at any time; envelopes may be placed into the letterbox of the Parochial house in Islandeady or the Presbytery in Glenisland. If you are using your own envelopes please put the number from your Church Collection Envelope on it so that we can claim the Tax Back as this forms an important part of parish income.

Alternatively you may set up a standing order with your Bank making a weekly or monthly donation once again it is important that you let us know your envelope number so that the tax may be claimed back. There is a Direct Debit Mandate available on the website which you may complete and send to your bank, the printed version of Direct Debit Mandate is also available in both Churches.
Islandeady Glenisland Churches Open as Usual Saint Patrick's Church Islandeady and Holy Rosary Church Glenisland remain open at the usual times, when possible the doors will remain open so that people may enter and exit without touching the doors. In Saint Patrick's Church a candle remains burning on the altar all day representing the prayers of all the people of the Parish before the Blessed Sacrament..
Church Functions As it is impossible to implement the present protocol of social distancing in both churches of the parish, therefore it is not possible to hold any public function in the church under the present circumstances. Fr. Chris remains available to meet any individual BY APPOINTMENT in Saint Aidan's Room while observing and maintaining all the health and safety protocols of social distancing. If you wish to make an appointment with Fr. Chris you can contact him by voice or text message on (087) 1962 674, or by E-Mail on brennan2islands@gmail.com.
COVID-19 - Are you Thoughtful? Are you Thoughtful? Some elderly & housebound parishioners in Islandeady & Glenisland have remarked how very much they appreciate it when a neighbour or family are thoughtful enough to bring them a copy of the weekly Sunday Bulletin ... & how much it helps to keep them in touch with life in the parish especially now with the Covid 19 restrictions. So... are YOU Thoughtful?
COVID-19 Support Line for Older People - ALONE has launched a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Corona virus). Professional staff is available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm, by calling 0818 222 024. Hours may be extended to meet the demand.
Radio Maria Ireland is at your disposal Radio Maria Ireland is at your disposal in this current moment of challenge for the faithful in Ireland. We are broadcasting 24 hours each day according to our threefold mission of prayer, catechesis and human formation. Daily Mass will be aired at 10am each day from our studio chapel, including Sundays for those who would like to tune in. Radio Maria Ireland is to be found on television - Saorview, Channel 210 or by downloading our free app for mobile devices - Radio Maria Ireland
Parishioners in Hospital If there is parishioners in Hospital or Nursing Homes at the moment and would like a visit from the priest, please call Fr. Chris on (087) 1962 674.
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