Parish Newsletter August 31 2014
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the prophet Jeremiah.
The word of the Lord has meant insult for me.
You have seduced me, the Lord, and I have let myself be seduced;
you have overpowered me: you were the stronger.
I am a daily laughing-stock, everybody’s butt.
Each time I speak the word,
I have to howl and proclaim: ‘Violence and ruin!’
The word of the Lord has meant for me
insult, derision, all day long.
I used to say, ‘I will not think about him,
I will not speak in his name any more.
Then there seemed to be a fire burning in my heart,
imprisoned in my bones.
The effort to restrain it wearied me,
I could not bear it.
This is the word of the Lord.

[Response]: For you my soul is thirsting, O Lord my God.
O God, you are my God, for you I long; So I will bless you all my life,
for you my soul is thirsting. in your name I will lift up my hands.
My body pines for you My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
like a dry, weary land without water.
my mouth shall praise you with joy.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary For you have been my help;
to see your strength and your glory. in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.
For your love is better than life, My soul clings to you;
my lips will speak your praise.
your right hand holds me fast.

Offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice.
Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to God.Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modelled by your new mind. This is the only way to discover the will of God and know what is good, what it is that God wants, what is the perfect thing to do.
This is the word of the Lord.

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!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself
Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to
Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. ‘Heaven preserve you, Lord;’ he said ‘this must not happen to you’.
But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my path, because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it. What, then, will a man gain if he wins the whole world and ruins his life?
Or what has a man to offer in exchange for his life?
‘For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and, when he does, he will reward each one according to his behaviour.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.

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

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.

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

Parish Mobile: 086 8527997

Celebrant’s Introduction:
We present our needs, the needs of the
Church and the needs of the world before the
Lord from whom every good thing comes.
1. We pray for the Church and its leaders;
may it continue to preach the gospel of
Christ in faith, hope and love.
Lord, hear us………
2. It is the very nature of God to bless and
protect; we pray for a renewed
commitment on the part of us all to
protect and nurture our children.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for ourselves that we may
increase in faith, be filled with hope and
grow in love.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for people across the world who
suffer persecution because of their faith,
may they be strengthened by the Lord
and granted freedom to worship.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for all who have died; that they
may be raised to fullness of life with the
angels and saints in heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Heavenly Father, you are good
and forgiving, full of love to all who call.
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.
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
31st August
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
6th September
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Breda St Leger
Peggy Manning
Joan Morrison
7th September
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan

31st August
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
7th September
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

30th August
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
Benny Mc Guckian
31st August
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
6th September
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
7th September
Antoinette Long
Mary O’ Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

30th August
Geraldine O’Brien
31st August
Eileen Jones
6th September
Audrey Lettice
7th September
Eoin Lettice

31st July
Alysha Hoare
7th September
Alysha Hoare

30th August
Elizabeth Barry
31st August
Anne Forde
6th September
Mary Martin
7th September
Ellen Falvey

Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from
the three churches of the parish came to €1,800.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.
Last weeks’ Offertory
Collection from the three churches of the parish
came to €2,259.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

A COFFEE MORNING will take place on Friday September 5th
2014 from 8.30am to 11.30am at McCarthys Bar & Bistro
on the Model Farm Road in aid of the CORK
Tea, coffee and scones will be on offer with all
money raised going towards essential repair and refurbishment work at the CAAs service centres.
The CAA provides support services to adults on the Autistic Spectrum. Services provided by the CAA include
Residential Living, Respite care, Home Support,
Day Service and an Asperger Syndrome Support Service.
Service centres are located at Greenville House in
Carrigtwohill and Crobally House in Mogeely, East Cork. A
Day service opened in Bishopstown in 2013 and the Asperger Syndrome Support Service runs from Penrose Wharf.
For more details on this coffee morning contact McCarthy ʼ
s Bar on 021 434 6755 or log onto
for more details on the Cork Association for Autism

Recruiting for Holy Family Blackpool Conference &
SVP in General. Training sessions in Cork
Sept/Oct/Nov. For further details, please contact
Ellmarie Spillane Dowd, members support officer,
Tuckey St, Cork at 021 4270444.

North Cathedral Cork on the first Friday of each month
commencing Friday 5th September 7.30pm
recitation of the Rosary,
8pm Mass. Benediction and Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Re-opening next Tuesday2ndSeptember 2-4.30pm.
We are looking for new members, so come on
Tuesday and see for yourself. Enjoy Bingo,
songs, dance and afternoon tea.

The Diary for the booking of Masses for the months
October, November and December will be available
in the three churches of the parish on Sunday 7th

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.

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.


DECEASED:Thomas Duane
Stephanie Ward

What would an advertisement for Christianity look
like? If you had to design an ad to sum up your faith,
what would you include? On the one hand we are
called to be joyful – to sing, shout, clap our hands
and rejoice! But faith is not always so
straightforward. There are many obstacles and
temptations, and sometimes we are afraid to stand
up for what we believe in. And then there’s today’s
Gospel, which speaks of suffering, and tells us that
following Jesus involves taking up our cross. How do
we make sense of all this in the context of our faith
The good news is we are not alone in our struggles.
In today’s First Reading, Jeremiah struggles with his
faith in one of his many ‘laments’. His faith has
caused him to be a laughing stock. He feels
conflicted; although his faith is inviting insult and
derision, it is also a fire burning in his heart. In spite
of people’s hostile reactions, he has been ‘seduced’ by
God, and he cannot but speak out.
Is this how we feel about our faith? Is it like a fire
burning within us, in our commitment? Following
Jesus is a radical choice, now more than ever perhaps.
Today’s readings teach us to be less concerned with
what people think, and more concerned with living
according to Jesus’ teachings – however others may

Performing live at the Cork Opera House.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to
listen to “music that makes sense”.
Date: 10th October, 2014.

The international musical outreach of Jesus Youth
The Parish Assembly are currently looking for
volunteers, aged 18 – 35, to represent our
Parish on the 2015 Cork and Ross Pilgrimage
to Lourdes.
If you are interested or know of
anyone who may be willing to take part please
contact Fr. John or Fr. Damian or any member of
the Parish Assembly by the end of October. For
more information visit
The Parish Assembly would like to invite any
parishioners that would like to become a
Minister of the Word or a Minister of the
Eucharist in any of our three churches to come
forward to Fr. John or Fr. Damian or any member
of the Parish Assembly. Training will be provided
for both ministries.

Geraldine O’Brien (Chairperson)
Audrey Lettice (Secretary)
John O’Connor
Teresa Manning
Sr. Mary B O’Sullivan
Ann O’Sullivan

Bill Corcoran
Mary Hoare

Culm Long
Bernie Taylor
Theresa O’Keeffe
Benny McGuckin
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Breda Barry
Catherine Feehily
Marie O’Mahony
Marie Cronin

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