Parish Newsletter June 22 2014

Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane
Very Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna He
ights, Ballyvolane, Cork.
Parish Offices: Blackpool 4300518 | Ballyvolane 4221977 | e-mail: info@blackpoolparish.com website: http://www.blackpoolparish.wo
rdpress.com | Parish Mobile: 086 8527997.

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

FIRST READING
A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.
He fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known.
Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to
humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart – whether you would keep his commandments or not.
He humbled you, he made you feel hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had
known, to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone but that man lives on everything that
comes from the mouth of the Lord. do not become proud of heart.
Do not then forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery:
who guided you through this vast and dreadful wilderness, a land of fiery serpents, scorpions, thirst; who in
this waterless place brought you water from the hardest rock; who in this wilderness fed you with manna
that your fathers had not known, to humble you and test you and so make your future the happier.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem! He makes his word known to Jacob,
Zion, praise your God! to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has strengthened the bars of your gates, He has not dealt thus with other nations;
he has blessed the children within you.
[R]
he has not taught them his decrees.
[R]
He established peace on your borders,
he feeds you with finest wheat.
He sends out his word to the earth
and swiftly runs his command.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
There is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body
The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many
of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.
This is the word of the Lord.

SEQUENCE
Behold the bread of angels, sent
For pilgrims in their banishment,
The bread for God’s true children meant,
That may not unto dogs be given:
Oft in the olden types foreshowed;
In Isaac on the altar bowed,
And in the ancient paschal food,
And in the manna sent from heaven.
Come then, good shepherd, bread divine,
Still show to us thy mercy sign;
Oh, feed us still, still keep us thine;
So may we see thy glories shine
In fields of immortality;
O thou, the wisest, mightiest, best,
Our present food, our future rest,
Come, make us each thy chosen guest,
Co-heirs of thine, and comrades blest
With saints whose dwelling is with thee.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven says the Lord.
Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink.
Jesus said to the Jews:
“I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’
Then the Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ they said.

Jesus replied: I tell you most solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him. As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord.

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SACRISTY / OFFICE HOURS:
Blackpool: 021 4300518
Tues, Wed. & Thurs: 9am-10.30am
Friday: 8.45 – 9.45am | Sunday: 10.00am – 12.00pm
St Brendan’s and St Oliver’s: 021 422 1977
Before and after all masses.

PRIESTS OF THE PARISH:
V.Rev. John O’Donovan PP,
Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool.
Tel: 021 4501022
Rev. Damian O’Mahony CC,
1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane.
Tel: 021 4909912

PRIEST ON DUTY:
Parish Mobile: 086 8527997
June 22 2014

SHARING THE FAITH
WITH THE NEXT GENERATION
A one day conference with Bishop Frank J.
Caggiano from Bridgeport, Conneticut at
Clongowes Wood College, on Friday 4th July
from 9:00am to 4:30pm – conference repeated on
Saturday 5th July at same venue, same times. Buses available
from St Patrick’s Church,
Lower Road. Full details from Mairin 087 7950325.

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
We present our
needs before the Lord, confident that he will
hear and answer.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Church and its leaders;
that they may inspire all people to life
through the words of God and the
sacraments of the Church.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for our political leaders; may
they strive to build peace and unity
between all nations and peoples.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for vocations; that those whom
God calls to service of the gospel may
respond generously.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pause and pray for our needs; and
for the needs of anyone who has asked
us to pray for them.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died; that
they may be raised up to eternal life on
the last day.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven, you brought
your people out of slavery in Egypt and
sent us your Son to be our saviour. Hear
the prayers we make today in the name of
Jesus, your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Rota for Ministers of the Word & Eucharist
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Eucharist
If you are unable to attend your allotted ministry
please contact another minister to cover for you.

GLORIA
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God he Father.
Amen.

 

 

Rota for Ministers of the Word & Eucharist
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Eucharist
If you are unable to attend your allotted ministry
please contact another minister to cover for you.

BLACKPOOL
21st June
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Rita Kiely
Lena O’Brien
Joan Morrison

22nd June
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan

28th June
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Rita Kiely
Lena O’Brien
Joan Morrison

29th June
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan

 

ST. BRENDAN
22nd June
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
29th June
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
21st June
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
22nd June
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
28th June
Sheila O’Donovan
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
29th June
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
21st June
Geraldine O’Brien
22nd June
Eoin Lettice
28th June
Geraldine O’Brien
29th June
Eoin Lettice

 

ST. BRENDAN’S
22nd June
Bill Corcoran
29th June
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
21st June
Linda Cullen
22nd June
Ellen Falvey
28th June
Joan Dowling
29th June
Ellen McCarthy

THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL, THE GLEN
AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection
from the three churches of the
parish came to €2,005.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Remembering Jesus
Most of us don’t have to remember to eat: our stomach
has it own way of telling us when its time. But we do
have to remember to eat in the name of Jesus – which is
why the Church asks us to gather in community each
week to keep the memory of Jesus alive. Our eucharist
is a celebration of thanksgiving for what Jesus has done.
Lest we forget what he has done, we assemble to hold
that memory sacred. That is why after the consecration
we pray in the Eucharistic prayers:
Father, we celebrate the memory of Christ, your
Son…(I)
In memory of his death and resurrection…(II)
Father, calling to mind the death your Son
endured…(III)
Father, we now celebrate this memorial…(IV)
Each of the Eucharistic prayers expresses the purpose
of our gathering:
The refusal to forget what Jesus has done in his body.
We keep the memory fresh; we celebrate it anew; and in
celebrating we receive new life for our own journey in
faith. Whether we live in the midst of affliction or
affluence, we come together as a community to profess
that what Jesus did for us has a continuing importance.
Today. Our celebration of the eucharist keeps us from
being a thankless people.
In celebrating the eucharist we celebrate a dangerous
memory: the memory of suffering, passion and death.
We recall Jesus’ radical values that put him in
opposition to so many of his own people: his talk about
God and the kingdom; his insistence on forgiveness; his
opposition to religious sham; his commitment to peace;
his willingness to die to overcome sin. In receiving the
body and blood of Christ we become his body in our
world. As St Paul says: “Though there are many of us,
we form a single body because we share in this one
loaf.” In communion we share with Christ and with one
another; we become one with his memory. That way, his
memory never dies.

Eucharistic Procession 2014
Parishioners are asked to assemble outside the Church of the
Annunciation, Blackpool at 2.30pm, to walk in the Procession
to the North Cathedral.

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
RECENTLY DECEASED:
Michael Goulding

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Ethan Christopher O’Sullivan
Ava Ellen O’Neill
Helen Elizabeth Kiely

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR
THOSE WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Julia Daly

SATURDAY NIGHT VIGIL MASS IN ST OLIVER’S
After consultation with Bishop Buckley, the Pastoral
Development Office, the Parish Assembly/Parish
Finance Committee, the Faith Community of St
Oliver’s and the Pastoral Area Coordinating Group,
the parish has been granted permission by the
Diocesan Office for the reinstatement of the
Saturday Vigil Mass in Ballyvolane from 6.45pm
to 6pm.This change will come into effect on
Saturday 5th July.

 

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