8th October – First Day in new parish of Lettermacaward/Doochary

On the way up to Donegal yesterday I popped in to see my spiritual director and had lunch with him. In exchange for his wisdom I got his tablet computer working with the wireless again and changed a lightbulb that was stuck in its holder. I arrived in the parish of Doochary in good time for the 7pm Mass and had a very gracious reception. Afterwards I travelled to the Lettermacaward presbytery where I was admitted by a parishioner. I said 10am Mass this morning in the nearby church. I spent most of the day sorting out my “stuff” that came along in the back of the Fiat.

Below are some photographs.

THE MAIN CHURCH OF ST BRIDGET AT LETTERMACAWARD WITH PARISH HALL IN THE BACKGROUND.

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THE CHURCH SANCTUARY.

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THE PRESBYTERY NEXT DOOR TO THE CHURCH WITH MY TRUSTY 2000 FIAT NEXT TO THE GARAGE.

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THE KITCHEN

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I FOUND IN A CUPBOARD A LARGE SIZED MUG – GREAT FOR MORE-TEA!!!

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CEMETERY CLOSE TO THE CHURCH

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NEARBY LAKE.

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In today’s gospel we had the Luke version of the Our Father (11:1-4). Here is the reflection from www.jesuit.org.sg

Our Father Prayer – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us the most perfect of all prayers; the “Our Father.”  As Jesus loves His Father intimately, perfectly and totally, He prays that we too love His Father deeply.  Ponder on each phrase of the prayer and allow God’s Spirit to deepen your love for Him.

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, this is what to say: 

“Father, may your name be held holy, 

your kingdom come; 

give us each day our daily bread, 

and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us. 

And do not put us to the test.” ’

 

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