We know from the Acts of the Apostles that after Jesus had left the
earth his followers assembled to remember him and reflect on
what he had said in order to begin their mission of proclaiming the
good news. From Acts we hear:

And all those who had believed were together and had all things in
common; and they began selling their property and possessions
and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day
by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread
from house to house, they were taking their meals together with
gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with
all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day
those who were being saved.

The simplicity of that beginning reminds us how far in one sense
we have distanced ourselves from what was anticipated by Jesus.

Today we need to return to the lay led liturgies of the first church. I
admit that in this case it is because of need but that does not
diminish the importance of lay led liturgies.

As I have said in previous newsletters with the reduction of the
priests and the age of some of our priests that from next week
each Tuesday at 10am there will be a Liturgy of the word service
with the distribution of Holy Communion led by volunteer
parishioners. There will be no funeral on Tuesday’s. For those who
prefer Mass there is 10am Mass in Kilmacud.
I wish to thank those who have volunteered and encourage those
who can to support them and the community