General notes

Phone Directory

Eir 2019-2020 Printed Phonebook Directory

 The eir 2019/2020 printed phonebook directory will not be delivered to you unless you pre-order it. You have the right to request one for the geographical location of your home phone number, between 1 April 2019 and 30 June 2019, by:

·         calling Freephone 1800 273 246;

·         emailing phonebook@eir.ie;  or

·         writing to eir Phonebook, PO Box No 13044, Tallaght, Dublin 24

If requested in advance, you can collect a copy free of charge between 1 September 2019 and 31 October 2019 from your nearest eir retail store or have it delivered (for a pre-notified distribution charge) to your primary place of residence or business.

Alternatives to the printed phonebook directory are electronic directories, which are available online. More details at www.comreg.ie/printed-phonebook-directory

New Catholic news website for Ireland

Check out www.catholicnews.ie  The new “news” website from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference featuring news and features for the Catholic Church in Ireland. Accompanying social media pages are also available on Facebook as ‘Catholic News Ireland’ and on Twitter @CathNewsIreland.

Free Listening Support

Are you supporting someone close through a difficult time? Free listening support for Carers, Relatives or Friends who support people going through mental health issues. Carers Liaison and Support Service (CLASS) provides free support through a team of trained volunteers who may have been through similar experience. The support is provided on a one to one basis in a safe, neutral and confidential environment. Areas we cover are Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal. If you would like to receive support, please contact Family Carers Ireland at 071 9143123 or 087 8188716 for more information.”

Triple P

Triple P is a FREE parenting programme. It gives practical tips and strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising children and managing misbehaviour making family life more enjoyable. It is flexible and allows parents to choose what they need at a particular time : a seminar, a workshop on a specific topic or to attend a group for a number of weeks.  Details of courses are advertised in your local community, schools, creches and healthcare settings.  Courses and updates on Triple P will be posted  on  Sligo Leitrim Parent Hub facebook –https://www.facebook.com/SligoLeitrimParentHub/

To Book into a group or workshop or for further information, phone Kay on 071 9148860 or email kaysligochildcare@gmail.com

Vocations

(from Tourlestrane parish website, but simply could not be worded better)

Every single person has a vocation, a calling, a dream held for us by God as to who God would have us be and what God would have us do with our lives. When we speak of “praying for vocations” it is somewhat inaccurate. Vocations are freely given by God. What we are really praying for is God’s help to find and follow our own particular call.

At this time in our part of the world, the call to a life of service and ministry in the Church is not very popular, for a variety of reasons. It’s not so much that God is not calling, so much as people might not be tuned in too well to listening! Another element is that whilst God does the calling, it is up to us to do the informing and inviting; that is telling people about religious life and priesthood – the fulfilment and joy it can bring – and actively inviting/encouraging them to think about it as a possible choice.

Imagine if, in every parish and faith community, people were encouraged to spend a few minutes discerning who in their midst might be a possible candidate for religious life/priesthood? Then, if they gently and sensitively shared the fruit of their reflection with that person, saying what they saw in the person and then left it for him/her to think and pray about it? What would happen? Only God knows!

As well as full time ministry, every community has a need for willing people to serve as readers, ministers of the Eucharist, Mass servers, catechists or members of various committees. God’s Kingdom needs people willing to say yes and give their hands, feet and hearts.

God is saying, “Whom shall I send?”

What are you saying in reply?