Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Matthew 5:7

Works of Mercy

 

As we approach the Holy Season of Lent and all throughout this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us remember that acts of Mercy fall into two categories.  The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.  As a faith community we practice these virtuous acts and proclaim the mercy of Christ.  Let us contemplate how we can become active ‘bringers of mercy’ to those in need around us.

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Year of Mercy P FrancisYear of Mercy:  Outreach to Leopardstown Park Hospital

The Leopardstown Park Hospital has always had a special place in Sandyford Parish. The priests of  the parish are chaplains to the hospital – and in addition, over the years, a number of parishioners have volunteered  as musicians or Ministers of the Eucharist and in other ways.

We are strongly encouraged during the Year of Mercy to reach out to others both as individuals and as a faith community.  With this in mind and responding to the needs of the residents at the hospital,  the Parish Pastoral Council – acting on the suggestions of parishioners – have decided to engage more purposefully with Leopardstown Park Hospital.  We are calling on more parishioners to come forward for a number of ministries – for example as befrienders, as musicians/entertainers for social events, to assist with the Coffee Dock and also to become Plate Friends. There are a wide range of options available – and considering the level of interest so far, we will be arranging an Information Evening to explain more fully.  Please leave a name and contact number/email with the parish office/sacristan and we will get in touch.