Parish Newsletter October 5 2014

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from prophet Isaiah.
The vineyard of the Lord Sabaoth is the House of Israel.
Let me sing to my friend the song of his love for his vineyard. My friend had a vineyard on a fertile hillside. He dug the Soil, cleared it of stones, and planted choice vines in it. In the middle he built a tower, he dug a press there too. He expected it to yield grapes, but sour grapes were all that it gave. And now, inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, I ask you to judge between my vineyard and me. What could I have done for my vineyard that I have not done? I expected it to yield grapes. Why did it
yield sour grapes instead? Very well, I will tell you what I am going to do to my vineyard: I will take away its hedge for it to be
grazed on, and knock down its wall for it to be trampled on. I will lay it waste, unpruned, undug; overgrown by the briar and the thorn. I will command the clouds to rain no rain on it. Yes, the vineyard of the Lord Sabaoth is the House of Israel, and the men of Judah that chosen plant. He expected justice,
but found bloodshed, integrity, but only a cry of distress.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel
You brought a vine out of Egypt; God of hosts, turn again, we implore, to plant it, you drove out the nations. look down from heaven and see. It stretched out its branches to the sea, Visit this vine and protect it,
to the Great River it stretched out its shoots.
[R]
the vine your right hand has planted.
[R]
Then why have you broken down its walls? And we shall never forsake you again: It is plucked by all who pass by. give us life that we may call upon your name. It is ravaged by the boar of the forest, God of hosts, bring us back;
devoured by the beasts of the field.
[R]
let your face shine on us and we shall be saved.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians.
The God of peace will be with you.
There is no need to worry; but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving, and that peace of God, which is so much greater than we can
understand, will guard your hearts and your thoughts, in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, fill your minds with everything that is true, everything that is noble, everything that is good and pure, everything that we love and honour, and everything that can be thought virtuous or worthy of praise. Keep doing all the things that you learnt from me and have been taught by me and have heard or seen that I do. Then the God of peace will be with you.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! I call you friends, says the Lord,
because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
He will lease the vineyard to other tenants
Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people :
kill owner‘Listen to another parable. There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad. When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce. But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third. Next he sent some more servants, this time a larger number, and they dealt
with them in the same way. Finally he sent his son to them. “They will respect my son” he said. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, “This is the heir. Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance.” So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?’ They answered, ‘He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease
the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the produce to him when the season arrives’. Jesus said to them, ‘Have you never read in the scriptures.” Jesus said to them, ‘Have you
never read in the scriptures: It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing
and it is wonderful to see? ‘I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who
will produce its fruit.’
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

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
In the Second Reading St Paul says, ‘if there is anything
you need, pray for it’. Taking this as our
inspiration we present our needs to the
Lord.
Intercessions:
1. We pray that the Church proclaims
the life of Christ to those who need
to hear it most – especially those
who live lives that are devoid of love,
hope and peace.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray that we may cherish and
celebrate the gift of life as individuals
and as a community; may we lead
others to Christ so they can share
the joy of his life.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for those who do not
recognise life as a gift from God; that
their hearts and minds may be
turned to see the miracle of life as
God’s free gift to us all.
Lord, hear us………
4. As the Extraordinary Synod on the
Family begins today in Rome, we join
our prayers to all around the world
who are praying for its success.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died;
that they may find eternal rest in the
peace of God.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven, give us life
that we may call upon your name. Hear
the prayer we make today in the name
of Jesus Christ, your beloved Son.
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
4th October
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Leahy
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
5th October
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien
11th October
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Leahy
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
12th October
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

ST. BRENDAN
5th October
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
12th October
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
4th October
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
5th October
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
11th October
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
12th October
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan

BLACKPOOL
4th October
Ger O’Brien
Audrey Lettice
5th October
Siobhan Cotter
11th October
Ger O’Brien
Audrey Lettice
12th October
Siobhan Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S
5th October
Bill Corcoran
12th October
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
4th October
Ann O’Donovan
5th October
Anne Forde
11th October
Maureen Lehane
12th October
Ellen Falvey
Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to € 2,342.
Sincere thanks for yourgenerous support.
Last week’s Annual Collection for the
Education of Students from the three churches
of the parish came to € 2,005.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL HISTORY COURSE
Blackpool Community Centre. 8 Week course.
Presented by Mark Cronin Author of ‘Blackpool to the
Front’ For more details contact 021-4501787.

KILLEENS, BALLINCROKIG/DUBLIN PIKE &
KILCULLY STATION MASS AREAS:
If some family would like to host the Autumn Station
Mass for the Killeens, Ballincrokig/ Dublin Pike & Kilcully
areas, would they please contact either Fr. John O’Donovan or Fr Damian O’Mahony, as soon as possible.
Telephone numbers are listed on this newsletter.

THE NOVEMBER NOVENA OF MASSES FOR THE
HOLY SOULS begins on All Souls Day
2nd November to 10th November.

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

THE NOVEMBER NOVENA OF MASSES FOR THE
HOLY SOULS begins on All Souls Day
2nd November to 10th November.

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 giveyou 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.

PENITENTIAL ACT A
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.
WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE RECENTLY
DECEASED:
Christina Manning
Finbarr Hennessey

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Connor Lee Martin
Caitlin Marie O’Keeffe
Kayden Donal Kenneally
Hayley Rebecca Rose Mooney

In 1970 Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Russian émigré
writer, published a prose poem entitled “Lake
Segden”. All roads to this lake are barred, guards with
swords and pistol protect it from intruders. The lake
is surrounded by a silent wood where no one
ventures; everyone has been frightened away. A secret
lake in a secret forest. It is a beautiful place, where
people could live in harmony with the elements and
be inspired. But it cannot be. Away beyond the wood
people sweat and heave, whilst all the roads leading
to the lake are barred. Solzhenitsyn finishes the story:
“Beloved, deserted lake. My native land….”
All imaginative writing, secular and sacred, uses
symbols and imagery to describe the beauty and the
pain of human experience. In biblical writing the
portrayal of the chosen people as the vineyard of the
Lord was a familiar prophetic image, and we have an
example of that in today’s first reading. Isaiah’s “Song
of the Vineyard”:
Let me sing to my friend
the song of his love for the vineyard.
My friend had a vineyard
on a fertile hillside.
He dug the soil, cleaned it of stones,
and planted choice vines in it.
With all the care and cultivation he lavishes on his
vineyard, the owner has a lively expectation of a good
yield at harvest time; but all he receives for his
labours are sour grapes. In his disappointment he
turns the vineyard into a wasteland, knocking down
its walls, leaving it unpruned, undug and overgrown.
The vineyard, Isaiah explains. “is the House of Israel,
and the men of Judah that chosen plant”.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES and
PRAYERS FOR OUR DEPARTED FAITHFUL
at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully
on Sunday 9th November at 3pm.

REMBRANCE MASSES
for all who have died since last November
BLACKPOOL:
Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm.
There will still be a 6pm Vigil Mass on that evening.
ST. OLIVER’S:
Saturday 8th November at 6.45pm.
ST. BRENDAN’S:
Sunday 9th November at 10am

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