NEWSLETTER Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21 2014
FIRST READING
A reading from prophet Isaiah.
My thoughts are not your thoughts.
Seek the Lord while he is still to be found,
call to him while he is still near.
Let the wicked man abandon his way,
the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him,
to our God who is rich in forgiving;
for my thoughts are not your thoughts,
my ways not your ways – it is the Lord who speaks.
Yes, the heavens are as high above earth
as my ways are above your ways,
my thoughts above your thoughts.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: The Lord is close to all who call him.
I will bless you day after day The Lord is just in all his ways
and praise your name for ever. and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord is great, highly to be praised, He is close to all who call him,
his greatness cannot be measured.
[R]
who call on him from their hearts.
[R]
The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures.
[R]
SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians.
Life to me is Christ.
Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or by my death. Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would bring me something more; but then again, if living in this body means doing work which is having good results-I do not know what
I should choose. I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and be with Christ, which would be very much the better, but for me to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need for your sake. Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would be unworthy of the gospel of Christ.
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 John.
Why be envious because I am generous?
Now the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage”. So they went. At about the sixth hour and again at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same.Then at about the eleventh hour he went out and found more men standing round, and he said to them, “Why have you been standing here idle all day?” “Because no one has hired us” they answered. He said to them, “You go into my vineyard too”.
In the evening, the owner of the vineyard said to his bailiff, “Call the workers and pay them their wages, starting with the last arrivals and ending with the first”. So those who
were hired at about the eleventh hour came forward and received one denarius each.
When the first came, they expected to get more, but they too received one denarius each.
They took it, but grumbled at the landowner. “The men who came last” they said “have done only one hour, and you have treated them the same as us, though we have done a heavy day’s work in all the heat.” He answered one of them and said, “My friend, I am
not being unjust to you; did we not agree on one denarius? Take your earnings and go. I choose to pay the last comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with
my own? Why be envious because I am generous?”
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: 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
September 21 2014

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Let us present our
needs before the Lord who will always
answer our cry and will always be our Lord.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for all who spread the gospel;
that they may share the magnitude of
God’s love with everyone they
encounter.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for justice in the world; that all
people may embrace the perfection of
justice which is to be found in God’s
love.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray that we may live in harmony
with our environment and with all
humankind. May we be gifted with
the spirit of understanding which
allows us to care for the earth and
help to renew it in Christ’s image.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for every child and especially
those who live in their mother’s
womb, that they will continue to grow
in the image and likeness of the God
who made them.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have gone
before us marked with the sign of
faith; that they may come to
perfection in the eternal life prepared
for them.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven you are close
to all who call to you. 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.
BLACKPOOL
20th September
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Breda St Leger
Peggy Manning
Joan Morrison
21st September
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan
27th September
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Breda St Leger
Peggy Manning
Joan Morrison
28th September
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan

ST BRENDAN
21st September
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
28th September
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
20th September
Breda Healy
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley
21st September
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
27th September
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
28th September
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan

BLACKPOOL
20th September
Audrey Lettice
21st September
Eoin Lettice
27th September
Audrey Lettice
28th September
Eoin Lettice

ST. BRENDAN’S
21st September
Alysha Hoare
28th September
Alysha Hoare

ST. OLIVER’S
20th September
Joan Dowling
21st September
Kevin O’Riordan
27th September
Mary Murphy
28th September
Veronica Byrne

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to € 2,336.
Sincere thanks for your
generous support.

THE ANNUAL COLLECTION FOR THE EDUCATION OF
STUDENTS takes place on Saturday/Sunday, September
27th & 28th September.
The Diocese is fortunate in having two priestly Ordinations
this year. Fr. Ben Hodnett was ordained in June and Reverend Marius O Reilly will be ordained to Priesthood on the Feast of Christ the King in November. In addition, we have one further Clerical student in the Irish College in Rome and three students in Maynooth. The cost
of educating each student for the Priesthood can be as much as €30,000 per year. We expect the Education of Clerical
students this year to reach €120,000.

WIDOWS SUPPORT GROUP
Every Tuesday1.30pm – 3.30pm
Glenfield Centre, Ballyvolane For more Details
Contact 021-4308395.

OPEN EVENING ST VINCENT’S SECONDARY SCHOOL
Monday 22nd September
2014 St Vincent’s Secondary School,
St Mary’s Rd (near North Cathedral), Cork.

TRIP TO HOLY LAND OCTOBER 2015.
Plans are been made to organise a trip to
the Holy Land in October 2015.
Presently awaiting costs and details. For
further information contact Breda Barry at
086-4083742.

SPECIAL TRIDUUM IN HONOUR OF ST.PADRE PIO
will take place on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th September
at the Holy Trinity Church, Cork. Preacher: Fr. Benignus
Buckley Capuchin.

AIB INTERNET BANKING
DEMONSTRATION
Date: Thursday 2nd October
Time: 11-12am
or 2-3pm. AIB are doing a presentation for anyone
who is looking to start using AIB internet
banking. AIB internet banking is a great
way to do your banking – hassle free!
Please contact Kenneth Barry @ AIB,
Blackpool to book your place.
021 4930788

THE SMA NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST THERESE
will begin on Tuesday 23rd September
at the African Mission Church,
Blackrock Rd, Cork and will finish
on the feast of St Therese, the 1st October 2014.
The Novena will be celebrate each
evening at 7.30pm (except Sat 27th at 7pm)
For more information please contact
SMA BLACKROCK AT 021-4292871or SMA WILTON AT
021-4541069

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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