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student prayingPrayers for Exams

Sometimes the pressure of a looming exam can seem overwhelming. It may be that your test is the culmination of a year (or even more) of study. Perhaps your future course, college or university place depends on the outcome. In such circumstances it can feel like what you are about write (or get wrong) will decide the outcome of the next chapter of your life.

Praying before an important exam enables us to gain perspective on our life.

What do we discover when we pray? That God has given us so much more in life that we can ever imagine. That when we trust Him, we are completely safe.

No matter what the result of the examination, God will still love us, protect us. and walk with us. We can trust Him with our lives because he has created us and ultimately knows what is best for us.

Prayer for Preparation to Study

Lord, I know you are with me and love me.
Give me peace of mind as I prepare for this time of study.
Help me to focus on my books and notes,
keep me from all distractions so that I will make the best use
of this time that is available to me.
Give me insight that I might understand what I am studying ,
and help me to remember it when the time comes.
Above all, I thank you for the ability to be able to study
and for the many gifts and talents you have given me.
Help me always to use them in such a way
that they honour you and do justice to myself.  Amen

Prayer Before an Examination

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and clam, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.  Amen

Bible Verses for Exams

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"

(Matthew 6:24-26)

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

(Matthew 6:34)

"I tell you, ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you."

(Luke 11:9)


"Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God." 

(Philippians 4:6)

Catholicism DVD Series

catholicism dvd series poster original page 001 1The final Showing of Catholicism will take place Wednesday the 8th June at 6:30p.m. in St. Brgids School.

All are most welcome.

A big congratulations to all the boys and girls of Redeemer and St. Brigid's schools who made there first Holy Commuion and Confirmation this year in Holy Redeemer Parish. A great occasion for the parish and we wish all the boys and girls the best and we hope to see them in Church very soon. 

ministryIn Holy Redeemer Parish we encourage and welcome active participation from all parishioners. This is your parish, you belong here and your role is significant to its life and survival. We encourage all, young and old to actively participate in the liturgies and upkeep of the Church.

You can take part in any number of ministries which we have on offer. Become more involved by saying yes and signing up for at least one ministry. You have many gifts and talents which God has given to you, so don’t be shy and share them with your parish. Like colours of the rainbow each Ministry adds light, life and beauty to our Church.

We provide training and information for all ministries, so don’t think you won’t know what to do as we will help you along the way. It’s great to be part of a team and ministry is an excellent way to participate as a member of a team and provide an essential service to your faith community. Remember we are all called to serve not to be served.

Each ministry has its own unique gifts and characteristics; each ministry challenges us in a different way. It’s not easy for some people to be in the public eye but the challenge brings with it its own rewards and graces.

There are many ministries which you may consider joining, Eucharistic Minister, Reader, Altar Server, Altar Society, Music Ministry and choir, dues Collectors, distributors, Legion of Mary  to name but a few. Remember that no ministry is greater or above another, all are parts working together in harmony.  Be brave and say Yes! Simply contact the parish office or any of the priests and let us do the rest.

Let me finish with a prayer from St. Teresa of Avila

“Christ has no body now, but yours. No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on this world.”

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16th May 2010.

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.

Priests of the Parish: Fr. Padriag Keenan & Fr. Patrick Rushe.


Our mission is to create a vibrant parish for the enrichment of all. Learning and

communicating with each other and, energised by the Spirit of Pentecost, we will work to build a spiritual community and witness to Jesus Christ.


The Parish Pastoral Council serves the needs of the Parish. We are indebted to all members who have faithfully served on our Parish

Pastoral Council from 2006—2010. The

election of a new Parish Pastoral Council must now take place.

A letter has been forwarded to each home within our Parish, inviting you to nominate, from your area, two parishioners, who will serve on the Parish Pastoral Council

commencing on 1st September 2010.

N.B. All outgoing members are eligible for

re-election with the exception of Tom Sheedy,

(Ardee Road) John Coggans (Carrick Road)

Eilish McNally (Beechmount Drive) Gerry Faulkner

(Oakland Park)  & May Grant (Cedarwood Park).

Nomination Forms to be returned to the

Parochial House or Sacristan of our Church by  Sunday 23rd May 2010.

Deirdre Kerr Chairperson.

Nomination forms available in Sacristy.

Mass: Mon - Sat: 10.00am.

Mass  in Honour of Our Lady of the

Miraculous Medal on Mon at 7.30pm.

CONFESSIONS: Sat: 6.45pm.- 7.15pm

MASS TIMES: Sat: (vigil) 7.30pm.

Sun: 10.00am. 11.30am. 12.30pm & 6.00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Tues. in the Church after 10.00am Mass until 11.30am

Pentecost Sunday 23rd May

A Healing Mass  in association with Family of God Community will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Redeemer at 6.00pm. The sacrament of the Anointing will be administrated after Mass.

St. Pio Triduum takes place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer on:

Mon. 24th May: Mass 7.30pm.

Tues. 25th May: Mass and Anointing of the Sick 7.30pm.

Wed. 26th May: Mass & Benediction 7.30pm

Rosary at 7.10pm & Blessing with relic after Mass each evening.

All are welcome.

St. Pio pray for us.

St. Brigid’s School.

40th Anniversary: 1970—2010.

A Mass of thanksgiving  will be celebrated on Friday 28th May at 11.00 am in the Church of the Holy Redeemer.


Most Rev. Gerard Clifford DD.

All parishioners & friends of the Parish of the Holy Redeemer & St. Brigid’s School are invited to the Mass.

Anniversary & Remembrance  Masses in the Church of the Holy Redeemer 

Sat 15th May  (vigil)                              7.30am.Av.              Frances McCrave.

Sunday 16th May                 10.00am. Av.            Kevin & Ciaran McKeever.

                                                                11.30am. Av.            Briege McHugh.

                                                                12.30pm. Av.            Daniel Dawe & Mary Ellen Woolsey.

                                                                  6.00pm. Av.           

Monday 17th May.                 10.00am.Av.            Seán McCartney.

Novena.                                     7.30pm. Av.            Dec. mem. Corcoran family.

Tuesday 18th May.                 10.00am. Av.     Edward Galvin.

Wednesday19th May.                            10.00am.Av.     Brigette Maguire.

Thursday 20th May.                                10.00am. Av.            Thomas Mulligan.

Friday 21st May                      10.00am. Av.            Mary Williams.

Saturday 22nd May.                                10.00am. Av.            

Saturday 22nd May (vigil)        7.30pm. Av.            Patrick & Annie Malone & Dermot Murphy.

Sunday 23rd May.                  10.00am. Av.            McKevitt family.

                                                                11.30am. MM.          Paddy McCoy.

                                                                12.30pm. Av.            Dec. mem McKeown family.

                                                                  6.00pm. Av.            Mary & Frank Donnelly & dec. family mem.

                                                                                   MM.       John Richie Short.  



Viatores Christi

Members of Viatores Christi will speak at all Masses next weekend on 22-23 May.

What is Viatores Christi?

Viatores Christi, Catholic lay missionary development workers, was founded in 1960 and recruits, prepares and facilitates the placement of lay people who wish to serve in areas of need in Africa, Asia and South America.

We welcome into our community those

recently baptised.

Lucas Francis Conway-Hubble.

We remember those who have died:

Karen Clarke, Willow Grove.

Frank Thompson, Castletown Cottages.

Seamus Mackin, Hillview.

Brendan O’Shea, St. Nicholas Ave.

Gretta McEnteggart, Fr. Murray Park.

Catherine McKeown, Riverside Cr/Park Street.

James Durnin, Cluan Enda.

Brigid Ferrick, Ballinrobe.

Essie McClernon, Hackballscross.

May they rest in peace.

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 30th May.


Parish Collections: 8th/9th May 2010

Envelopes: €1,230:00 Church: €1,568:00

Total: €2,798:00.

Family ResourceCentre Lotto. 10th May ‘10

Nos: 05101921. One Jackpot Winner.

Lotto Jackpot: €5,000:00

Parish Bingo on Monday at 8.30pm:


Little Flower Prayer Group: Wed at 11.00am

Catholic Newspapers on sale in the main porch of the Church.

‘Young People’  - ‘Walk by Faith’.

Catholic Youth

Knock Summer Festival of Prayer, Music,

Reflection, Talks, Workshops & more from 25th—27th June. (strictly 18—35’s)

Contact: 0949375035

St. Therese’s Special Olympic Club are

having a ‘Fun Day’ on Saturday 22nd May from 2.00pm—5.00pm in the

Redeemer Family Resource Centre to raise funds for five members of their club who are taking part in the Special Olympics Ireland, in Limerick in June.

All notices for  inclusion in the Parish Bulletin should be typed or written and submitted to the Holy Redeemer Parochial Hse by 6.00pm of  Tuesday each week.