Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane Parish Newsletter July 20 2014

Parish Newsletter
July 20 2014
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from the book of Wisdom.
After sin you will grant repentance.
There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing, to whom you might have toprove that you never judged unjustly; Your justice has its source in strength, yoursovereignty over all makes you lenient to all. You show your strength when your sovereignpower is questioned and you expose the insolence of those who know it; but, disposing ofsuch strength, you are mild in judgement, you govern us with great lenience, for you have
only to will, and your power is there. By acting thus you have taught a lesson to yourpeople how the virtuous man must be kindly to his fellow men, and you have given your
sons the good hope that after sin you will grant repentance.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: O Lord, you are good and forgiving.
O Lord, you are good and forgiving,
full of love to all who call.
Give heed, O Lord, to my prayer
and attend to the sound of my voice.
[R]
All the nations shall come to adore you
and glorify your name, O Lord:
for you are great and do marvellous deeds,
you who alone are God.
[R]
But you, God of mercy and compassion,
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans.
The Spirit himself expresses our plea in
a way that could never be put into words.
The Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our mind,
so that we can see what hope his call holds for us. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
let them both grow till the harvest.
Jesus put a parable before the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s servants went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?” “Some
enemy has done this” he answered. And the servants said, “Do you want us to go and weed it out?” But he said, “No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it. Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn.”
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 – 12.00pm

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 20 2014

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Called to build the Kingdom of God with
diligence, patience and hope, we
pray for our own needs and the
needs of the world.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the gifts of
patience, attentiveness and co-
operation; that the Kingdom
might grow in surprising new
ways in our midst.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for our political
leaders; that they may sow
seeds of peace and harmony in
their words and actions.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for those who devote
themselves to a life of prayer;
that they might know the
presence of the Spirit who
prays within them for all in
need.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for all whose work is
hard but unseen; may we
recognise those who, in silent
ways, enrich our lives.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for the Dead – that
they might know the fullness
of peace.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, hear
these our prayers and the silent
prayers which the Spirit makes in
our hearts, through 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
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
26th July
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Field
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
27th July
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

ST. BRENDAN
20th July

Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
27th July
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
19th July

Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
20th July
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
26th July
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
27th July
Antoinette Long
Mary O’ Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
BLACKPOOL
19th July

Audrey Lettice
20th July
Siobhan Cotter
26th July
Audrey Lettice
27th July
Siobhan Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S
20th July

Bill Corcoran
27th July
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
19th July
Maureen Lehane
20th July
Anne Forde
26th July
Elizabeth Barry
27th July
Ellen Falvey

Plaques: €200 & €200
THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL,
THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE

LEAVING THE FINAL JUDGEMENT TO GOD
Ibn Saud, the first king of Saudi Arabia, was faced with a problem of judgement. A woman came to him demanding the death sentence for a man who had killed her husband. The man had been in a palm tree gathering dates when he had slipped and fallen, killing the woman’s
husband beneath. Ibn Saud inquired: was the fall intentional? Had the two men been enemies? The widow knew neither the man nor why he had fallen, but, in accordance with the law, she demanded the
blood price due to her. “In what form will you have the compensation? Ibn Saud asked her. The widow demanded the head of the guilty party. The king tried to dissuade her, pointing out that she needed the money and that the execution of this man would benefit neither her
nor her children. But the woman was insistent, arguing that it was not right that the man who had killed her husband should be allowed to live in the community of good people. He should be rooted out instantly.
Ibn Saud said: “It is your right in law to demand compensation, and it is also your right in law to ask for this man’s life. But it is my right in law to decree how he shall die. You shall take this man with you and he shall be tied to the foot of a palm tree; then you yourself shall
climb to the top of the tree and cast yourself down from that height.
In that way you shall take his life as he took your husband’s”. The king paused for a moment. “Or perhaps, he added, “you would prefer to take the blood money?” The widow took the money.

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Adam John O’ Callaghan
Kyle Ian Morey-O’Connell
Maximus Thomas Francis Wilkinson
Jake Derek Miller-Warren

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
RECENTLY DECEASED:
Peter O’Toole
Breda O’Neill

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Terry Burns
Daniel O’Callaghan
Maura O’Regan

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €2,265.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Diocesan Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €2,010.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

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.

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.

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