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Funeral Notice of Lucille (Lou) TURNER (née Flood)

Turner (née Flood) Lucille (Lou) (Rathfarnham, Dublin and late of Slane Road, Crumlin) 10th October 2019 (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of Kiltipper Woods Care Centre. Beloved wife of William, she will be sadly missed by her children David, Tracy, Lisa, Louise and Lesley, grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, many friends and neighbours.
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Funeral Notice of Gerry Sinnott

Gerry Sinnott, formerly of the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, took his final bow on the 10th October 2019. Late of Rathfarnham, Dublin and Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, he passed peacefully and bravely, surrounded by his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff of Cairnhill Nursing Home, Bray, Co Wicklow. Beloved Father to Tara, Fiona and Shane, Gerry will be forever loved and sadly missed by all his loving family including his siblings Eileen, Dolores, Therese and Tommy. Loyal, kind and generous, Gerry was a friend to many and will be missed by all of the lives he touched.
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Funeral Notice of Nora BERMINGHAM (née Tierney)

Bermingham, Nora (née Tierney) (late of Rathfarnham Post Office and Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary) 3rd October 2019, peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, beloved wife of the late Donal and loving mother of Mary, John, Declan, Anne, Edel and Donal, she will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, sister Bernie, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many friends.
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November Altar List Envelopes

Envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Envelopes will be delivered to all homes in the Parish and will be available for distribution from next weekend. Please take a bundle from the Sacristy and deliver to the homes on your road next weekend.
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Next weekend our parish will celebrate World Mission Sunday. It’s a way, chosen by Pope Francis, that gives support to those suffering within our Church family. On the 20th, every single parish worldwide will give what they can. It will be used to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Next week, if you can, please be
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Amazon synod organizers: "Voice of local Church" led to married priest debate

Amazon synod organizers: "Voice of local Church" led to married priest debate The cardinal noted that the controversial preparatory document is not papal magisterium, but that regardless, cardinals and others are welcome to criticize it because, “now more than before, there’s freedom of expression,” in the Catholic Church. The instrumentum laboris, he said, is merely a summary of a two-year listening process the Church did in the Amazon.

Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto Jimeno, spoke with a handful of reporters, including Crux, about the proposal of ordaining viri probati, meaning men of proven virtue, and the criticism the pope is receiving from some quarters.

“The synod is not a parliament,” Barreto said. “What we’re going to do is to present proposals to the pope. It is he who will decide, in accordance to what God asks of him, as the Successor of Peter – principal and foundation, perpetual and visible sign of the unity between the bishops and all the baptized.”

Despite the interest on the matter of ordaining married men to address the priest shortage in the Amazon region Francis himself has noted several times that this is a “side issue” in the discussion. Furthermore, the pontiff has repeatedly said that he has no intention of doing away with priestly celibacy.

On Wednesday, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, told journalists that he’s open to the debate but “skeptical,” and that he’s not the only one in the Vatican who is: “Above me there is someone who is even more skeptical who has authorized the debate, and that’s OK.” Asked point blank by journalists if he meant the pope, he simply smiled and said he didn’t want to put words in his boss’s mouth
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Open Gospel Choir Rehearsal

Come and celebrate National Singing Week at an open rehearsal with the Rathfarnham Gospel Choir on Monday 7th October at 8.15pm in Parish Centre. Come for a sing, stay for a cuppa and see how good it is to sing amongst friends. No experience necessary.

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