Parish Newsletter July 14 2014

Parish Newsletter
July 14 2014
Fiftheenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The rain makes the earth give growth.
Thus says the Lord:
As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return
without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.
You care for the earth, give it water, You crown the year with your goodness.
you fill it with riches. Abundance flows in your steps,
Your river in heaven brims over in the pastures of
to provide its grain.
[R]
the wilderness it flows.
[R]
And thus you provide for the earth; The hills are girded with joy,
you drench its furrows, the meadows covered with flocks,
you level it, soften it with showers, the valleys are decked with wheat.
you bless its growth.
[R]
They shout for joy, yes, they sing.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans.
The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons.
I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:
you have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
A sower went out to sow Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables.
He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!’
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
July 14 2014

PRAYERS OF THE
FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Gathered in the
presence of the Lord whose word carries out
what it is sent to do, we present our needs and
our prayers.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for all who spread the gospel; that
they may plant seeds in rich soil, which
will lead to a bountiful harvest.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for the gift of faithfulness; that we
might never give in to pessimism or
negativity but persevere with hope to sow
the seed of God’s word in our daily lives.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for expectant parents – that they
might know hope as they prepare for the
birth of their children.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for the ability to listen to the
wisdom that is offered to us in daily life –
that we might never grow in attentive and
blind to the words that show us truth.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for the Dead – that they might
reap the rewards of their faithfulness.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Faithful God, whose word is true,
hear these, our prayers, and come to our aid
in the name of Christ, Our Lord.

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
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
19th July
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Field
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
20th July
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

ST. BRENDAN
13th July
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
20th July
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
12th July
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
13th July
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
19th July
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
20th July
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan

BLACKPOOL
12th July
Audrey Lettice
13th July
Siobhan Cotter
19th July
Audrey Lettice
20th July
Siobhan Cotter
ST. BRENDAN’S
13th July
Bill Corcoran
20th July
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
12th July
Ann O’Donovan
13th July
Veronica Byrne
19th July
Maureen Lehane
20th July
Anne Forde

THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL,
THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE
Donation: €500
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection
from the three churches of the parish
came to €1,190.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the
parish came to €2,231. Sincere thanks for your generous
support.

This second collection this weekend is for Diocesan Needs.

THE CREATIVE WORD OF GOD
From time to time we all bump into the truth about ourselves that there is gap between what we say and what we do, between what we profess to be and how we actually behave. Often we notice this inconsistency more easily in others. One of life’s disappointments is to discover people who will promise you anything without holding themselves accountable for what they say. Their word is worthless. But sometimes our own words are no bargains either: we lie, we draw back, we decorate the truth with so many disguises
that it becomes unrecognisable.
In sharp contrast to the fragility of the human word, the word of God is seen to be always effective because of who God is:
God is no man that he should lie, No son of Adam to draw back.
Is it his way to say and not to do, To speak and not to fulfil? (Numbers 23:19) For God, to speak is the same thing as to do, to promise is the same thing as to fulfil. God’s word creates what it says; he speaks the world into existence; when he says” Let the be …”, there is. From today’s first reading we hearabout the great power of God’s word. As the rain waters the earth and makes
all things grow, so the word of God accomplishes what it is sent to do. It is not an empty word; it is a powerful word which brings about the purposes of God. As God’s word made the first beginning, so it also makes new beginnings.

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Emily Mary Beakey
Fionn Joseph Mulcahy-O’Sullivan
Victorica Adeyeye
Benjamin Adeyeye
Abigail Adeyeye

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY
FOR THOSE RECENTLY
DECEASED:
Mary Dorrington
Dan Murphy

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY
FOR THOSE WHOSE 1ST
ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Nora Flaherty
William Jones

BLACKPOOL OVER 60’S CLUB
Next meeting Tuesday 15th July
2-4.30pm at Blackpool Community Centre. We will be on holidays in August, the Club will re-open in September.

Congratulations to
Roisín and Meadbh Scanlon
who made their 1st Holy Communion
on Sunday 6th July in the Church of the
Annunciation, Blackpool. It was a lovely occasion for all who were present at the 12noon mass last Sunday.

CHILD PROTECTION
POLICY
We in the Parish of Blackpool / The Glen / Ballyvolane value and
encourage the participation of children and young people in all
parish activities which enhance their spiritual, physical,
emotional and social development. We recognize the dignity
and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their
protection and support.
In keeping with this, we will work to do all in our power to
create safe environments for children and young people in our
parish by making information available to parents, children,
workers and volunteers regarding best practice in keeping
children safe.
_________________________________________
If you or anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to
report a concern or an allegation in relation to any member of
Church personnel / volunteer / leader,
the Parish ChildProtection Representatives are
Anne O’Donovan, Sean O’Dwyer, Patricia Harrington & Bernie Taylor.
For contact details on either of the above please contact the
Parish Office / Sacristy.
____________________________________________
If you or anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to
report a concern or an allegation in relation to any member of
Church personnel directly to Church authorities, please contact
the person delegated by the Diocese:
Director of Child Protection:
Very Rev. Canon Liam O’Driscoll
Diocesan Director of Child Protection,
Cork & Ross Offices,
Redemption Road, Cork.
Phone: 021 – 4301717
(Office) 021 – 4342728
(Home) Email: liam.odriscoll@corkandross.org
If you or anyone has a child protection concern or wishes to
report an allegation directly to the statutory authorities, i.e. the
local Health Centre or Social Work Department (the Duty
Social Worker) or the Garda Síochána, the contact details are:

HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE
North Lee Community Centre, Blackpool, Cork.
Tel 021 – 4927000

SOUTH LEE COMMUNITY CARE
St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork.
Tel. 021 – 4923000

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA,
Anglesea Street, Cork

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