Parish Newsletter August 03 2014

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
Come and eat. Thus says the Lord:
Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;
though you have no money, come!
Buy corn without money, and eat,
and, at no cost, wine and milk.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
your wages on what fails to satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and you will have good things to eat
and rich food to enjoy.
Pay attention, come to me;
listen, and your soul will live.
With you I will make an everlasting covenant
out of the favours promised to David.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: You open wide your hand, O Lord, you grant our desires.
The Lord is kind and full of compassion, The Lord is just in all his ways
slow to anger, abounding in love. and loving in all his deeds.
How good is the Lord to all, He is close to all who call him,
compassionate to all his creatures.
[R]
call on him from their hearts.
[R]
The eyes of all creatures look to you
and you give them their food in due time.
You open wide your hand,
grant the desires of all who live.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans.
No created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Nothing therefore can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked.
These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us. For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens! Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
They all ate as much as they wanted.
When Jesus received this news he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick.
When evening came, the disciples went to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place, and the time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the villages to buy themselves some food’. Jesus replied, ‘There is no need for them to go: give them something to eat yourselves’. But they answered ‘All we have with us is five loavesand two fish’. ‘Bring them here to me’ he said. He gave orders that the people were to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eye to heaven and said the blessing. And breaking the loaves handed them to his disciples who gave them to the crowds. They all ate as much as they wanted, and they collected the scraps remaining; twelve baskets full. Those who ate numbered about five thousand men, to say nothing of women and children.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Submissions for Newsletter: To be in by 10am on Wednesdays. You may email to info@blackpoolparish.com by same deadline.

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

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
We bring our needs before the Lord who
grants the desires of all who live.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Church; that it may
present the loving face of God to the
world.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray that our eyes may be opened
to see more clearly the beauty and
dignity of every human life, whether
healthy of sick, convenient of
inconvenient, born or unborn.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for those who feel isolated
and abandoned; may they be
comforted by the presence of Christ.
Lord hear us………..
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for our sick, especially those
who have asked for our prayers; that
they may experience the healing touch
of Christ.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for all who have died; that
they may be united with Christ in the
kingdom of heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven you are close
to all who call you with their hearts.
Grant us what we need today. We make
our prayers through 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.

BLACKPOOL
2nd August
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
3rd August
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
9th August
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
10th August
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter

ST. BRENDAN
3rd August
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
10th August
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
2nd August
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
3rd August
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
9th August
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
10th August
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sulllivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
2nd August

Geraldine O’Brien
3nd August
Eileen Jones
9th August
Geraldine O’Brien
10th August
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S
3rd August

Bill Corcoran
10th August
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
2nd August

Linda Cullen
3rd August
Ann Forde
9th August
Joan Dowling
10th August
Ellen Falvey

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 €1,920.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

We do not know how the death of John the
Baptist affected Jesus, but we do know that
John played a unique role in the formation
of Jesus’ life. His violent death must have
saddened Jesus and, by necessity, left him
wondering about his own future. From the
Gospel we learn that the news of John’s
death makes Jesus want to withdraw.
This is an important insight about Jesus.
He needs a time of peace and quiet, to gain
strength from his Father to face the forces
that will oppose him to death. He is not a
robot. He feels the need to withdraw, to
gather his thoughts, to marshal his
resources, to pray. Yet his need for peace is
not overriding; it is superseded by the needs
of others.
We can all readily sympathise with Jesus’
need to get away. We need our time of
quiet, our gateways, our holidays. If we
don’t answer that need, we can all become
burned out or burned up. And God has no
need of us as burnt-offerings. Like that we
are no good to anyone. We can only give
what we can, and the great teaching of
today’s Gospel is that even the little we give
can be more than enough.
Giving what we can

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Peyton April Hannigan O’Driscoll
Royce Babatunde Bangura

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Baby Eliza Jane Kavanagh

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
RECENTLY DECEASED:
Patrick O’Connor
Brendan O’Neill

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €2,211.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

ANNUAL DEVOTIONS AT LEE ROAD SHRINE
Friday, August 15th the Feast of the Assumption
is the 63rd year of the Devotions at the Lee Road Rosary Shrine.
Bishop John Buckley will be Chief celebrant
at the Mass and Fr Aidan Vaughan OFM
Cap. will preach the homily.
The annual churchgate collection for the
Rosary will take place at all weekend
masses on August 9th / 10th August.

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.

Weekend Mass Times for the Three Churches of the Parish
Blackpool Saturday night vigil 6pm Sunday 12 noon.
The Glen Sunday 10am
Ballyvolane Saturday night vigil 6pm Sunday 12 noon.

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