Parish Newsletter July 06 2014

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Zechariah.
See now, your king comes humbly to you.
The Lord says this:
Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!
Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!
See now, your king comes to you;
he is victorious, he is triumphant,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will banish chariots from Ephraim
and horses from Jerusalem;
the bow of war will be banished.
He will proclaim peace for the nations.
His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: I will bless your name for ever, O God my King.
I will give you glory, O God my King, All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
I will bless your name for ever. and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
I will bless you day after day They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and praise your name for ever.
[R]
and declare your might, O God.
[R]
The Lord is kind and full of compassion, The Lord is faithful in all his words slow to anger, abounding in love. and loving in all his deeds. How good is the Lord to all, The Lord supports all who fall
compassionate to all his creatures.
[R]
and raises all who are bowed down.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
If by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live. Your interests, however, are not in the unspiritual, but in the spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his home in you.
In fact, unless you possessed the Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him. and if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living
in you.
My brothers, there is no necessity for us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end to the misdeeds of the body you will live.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
You are Peter, and I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus exclaimed,
‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children.
Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
‘Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.’
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: 11.00am – 12.30pm

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
July 06 2014

GLENTHORN CELTIC’S FAMILY FUN AND CHARITY MATCH FOR TEMPLE ST HOSPITAL.
The family fun day will take place
This Sunday 6th July in St Aidan’s pitch at 2pm.
Entertainment will include a bouncing castle, face painting, DJ, kiddies blitz and more.
For all in the community, no entry fee. EVERYONE WELCOME.

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Confident in the
one who calls all those who are
overburdened, we present to the Lord our
needs and our prayers.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Church; that she will
always dare to present to the world an
image of peace and harmony that can
be achieved through peaceful means.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for those ‘who labour and are
overburdened’. We remember the
sick, the lonely, those who live far
from loved ones, those who suffer
from depression or anxiety – that they
might find in Christ a friend who will
restore them to peace.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray that we may become more
and more a community that actively
cares for and protects the most
vulnerable members of society.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for the gift of Wisdom and
balance in our lives; that we might
appreciate the wonder of our creation
and our place in the harmony of this
world.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died; that
they might know the peace that comes
at the end.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, hear these
our prayers which we make through
Mary’s son, Christ 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 the Father.
Amen.

PENITENTIAL ACT
I confess to almighty God and to you, my
brothers and sisters, that I have greatly
sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in
what I have done and in what I have failed
to do, through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault; therefore I
ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels
and Saints, and you, my brothers and
sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

BLACKPOOL
5th July
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Field
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning

6th July
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

12th July
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Field
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning

13th July
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

ST. BRENDAN
6th July
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

13th July
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
6th July
Breda Healy
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley

6th July
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
12th July
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan

13th July
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
5th July
Audrey Lettice
6th July
Siobhan Cotter
12th July
Audrey Lettice
13th July
Siobhan Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S
6th July
Bill Corcoran
13th July
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
5th July
Mary Murphy
6th July
Kevin O’Riordan
12th Juy
Ann O’Donovan
13th July
Veronica Byrne

In his campaign for the presidency of the United States, the
socialist reformer Norman Thomas had many
distinguished supporters, but he lacked the popular
backing essential for his election to office. Looking back at
his record of failure, he commented: “While I’d rather be
right than president, at any time I’m ready to be both.” But
he never was. Like many people, he failed to achieve his
goal; but, unlike many people, he refused to allow his
personal failure to destroy his sense of purpose.
Although Jesus never ran for office or sought to join any
religious or political party, he had to face rejection and
failure. From the Gospel we learn that Jesus’ ministry in
his own province of Galilee has been largely unsuccessful;
but this is something he comes to accept as the will of the
Father. Jesus is able to face the failure of his work because
his inner purpose is to do his Father’s will. He has
something to fall back on. To face failure with no inner
resources is to face an empty self. But Jesus sees in his
failure a particular wisdom: that his Father is making a
positive choice to reveal his truth to the little ones, while
hiding it from the legion of the self-important.
Perhaps Jesus thought that the rabbis, who referred to
themselves as “the disciples of the wise”, would be quick to
see in his teaching the wisdom of God. Perhaps he
expected that those who had been educated in the word of
God would be first to recognise that word when it bumped
into them. But Jesus is frankly disappointed. There is,
however, a teaching in his disappointed; he learns that his
Father overlooks the learned and the clever to settle his
favour on the simple, on those who have received no formal
training in the Law. When it comes to revealing who he is,
the Father looks to those who exercise no power and enjoy
no prestige in the community. He looks to people like the
disciples.

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Ben John Cremin
Leon James Linehan

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Rona Duane

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to
€2,306. Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Peters Pence Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €2,000. Sincere
thanks for your generous support.
Sincere thanks for your generous support

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