Parish Newsletter October 19 2014

Twenty-Nineth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING
A reading from prophet Isaiah.
I have taken Cyrus, by his right hand to subdue nations before him
Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whom he has taken by his right hand o subdue nations before him
and strip the loins of kings,to force gateways before him
that their gates be closed no more:
It is for the sake of my servant Jacob,
of Israel my chosen one, that I have called you by your name,
conferring a title though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, unrivalled; there is no other God besides me.
Though you do not know me, I arm you that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that, apart from me, all is nothing.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: Give the Lord glory and power.
O sing a new song to the Lord, Give the Lord, you families of peoples,
sing to the Lord all the earth. give the Lord glory and power,
Tell among the nations his glory give the Lord the glory of his name.
and his wonders among all the peoples.
[R]
Bring an offering and enter his courts.
[R]
The Lord is great and worthy of praise, Worship the Lord in his temple.
to be feared above all gods; O earth, tremble before him.
the gods of the heathens are naught. Proclaim to the nations: ‘God is king.’
It was the Lord who made the heavens.
[R]
He will judge the peoples in fairness.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians.
We constantly remember your faith in action, your love and yor hope.
From Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonika which is in
God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; wishing you grace and peace.
We always mention you in our prayers and thank God for you all, and constantly remember before God our Father how you have shown your faith in action, worked for love and persevered through hope, in our Lord Jesus Christ. We know, brothers, that God loves you and that you have been chosen, because when we brought the Good News to you, it came to you not only as words, but as power and as the Holy Spirit and as utter conviction.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! You will shine in the world like bright stars
because you are offering it the word of life. Alleluia!
GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to
God. The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said. And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, Give to Caesarto say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because a man’s rank means nothing to you. Tell us your opinion, then. Is it permissible to pay taxes to Caesar or not? But Jesus was aware of their malice and replied, ‘You hypocrites! Why do you set this trap for me? Let me see the money you pay the tax with.’ They handed him a denarius and he said, ‘Whose head is this? Whose name?’ ‘Caesar’s’ they replied. He then said to them, ‘Very well, give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord

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

Parish Mobile: 086 8527997

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
With confidence
we present our needs before the Lord
who guards us as the pupils of his eye.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Church throughout
the world; may it be animated by a
missionary spirit to help it advance
on the way of the New
Evangelisation.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for peace; peace in our
world, peace in our homes, peace in
our hearts.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for vocations; that those
whom the Lord calls may come to
know the strength and joy of serving
as followers of Christ.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray that our eyes may be opened
to see more clearly the beauty and
dignity of every human life, whether
healthy or sick, convenient or
inconvenient, born or unborn.
Lord, hear us………
5. As the Extraordinary Synod on the
Family concludes today in Rome, we
pray for families; may they be places
of communion and prayer, may they
be small domestic churches.
Lord, hear us………
6. We pray for those who have died;
may they experience eternal life with
the angels and saints in heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven, you know
us more intimately than we know
ourselves. Grant us what we need
today. We make these and all our
prayers 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
18th october
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Leahy
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
19th October
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien
25th October
Con Delea
Breda St Leger
Mary Leahy
Bobby Field
Peggy Manning
26th October
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Cotter
Maureen Lehane
P Harrington
Michael O’Sullivan
Lena O’Brien

ST. BRENDAN
19th October
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
26th October
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
18th October
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
Veronica Mulcahy
19th October
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
25th October
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
Benny Mc Guckian
Kathleen Foley
26th October
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan

BLACKPOOL
18th October
Ger O’Brien
Audrey Lettice
19th October
Siobhan Cotter
25th October
Ger O’Brien
Audrey Lettice
26th October
Siobhan Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S
19th October
Bill Corcoran
26th October
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
18th October
Elizabeth Barry
19th October
Ellen McCarthy
25th October
Mary Martin
26th October
Kevin O’Riordan

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,295.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Diocesan Quarterly Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €1,880. Sincere thanks for your generous support.

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 ENVELOPES
for our faithful departed are available in the three
churches.

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

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Raymond Monahan

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Amyleigh Dwyer
World Mission Sunday takes place on the second
last Sunday of October each year. Since 1926, the
Church has traditionally remembered its
universal mission during the month of October.
This year Mission Sunday will be celebrated
throughout the world on the 19th October 2014.
In Rome the celebration of Mission Sunday will
take place at the conclusion of the Synod of
Bishops on the “Pastoral Challenges to the Family
in the Context of Evangelization” which is
scheduled to take place in Rome from October
5th to 19th. Throughout the world the faithful will reflect on
the universal call to Mission of all the baptized
and they will be invited to contribute what they
can to support the development and growth of
the young churches throughout the world.
Mission Sunday is celebrated by every Church
throughout the world, including the poorest.
This special Sunday in October provides
Catholics with the opportunity to unite with
their missionary sisters and brothers overseas,
and to recommit themselves to bringing the Joy
of the Gospel to everyone they meet in their daily
lives at home and at work.
In October and especially on Mission Sunday
Catholics are invited to be specifically conscious
of the Church’s missionary activity abroad (ad
gentes) through prayer, sacrifice and financial
contributions. The funds collected in all
Churches throughout the world on Mission
Sunday, is coordinated by the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith, founded by Pauline
Jaricot 190 years ago. The funds are used to assist
Churches who need financial support and
directed towards communities in need, both
spiritually and materially.
In October 2013, Irish Catholics contributed
more than €1.6 million on Mission Sunday. The
Mission Sunday collection is made available, in
its entirety, to be distributed to as many as 1,100
young Churches who are supported by the
generosity of Churches that have been blessed
with a greater quantity of financial and material
gifts.Contributions will be used to build simple
mission churches, to educate seminarians as well
as female diocesan religious novices. Your
support also assists in the formation of catechists
and lay leaders. The Mission Sunday gift may also
be used for building health facilities for children
and adults as well as for providing emergency aid
in times of war or natural disaster or to assist
missionaries in their efforts to care for refugees.
The theme for World Mission Sunday in Ireland
this year 2014 is “That they may have Life”. A very
appropriate theme as we look forward to the
Synod on the Family later in the year. The theme
also goes to the heart of “Evangelii Gaudium”
(The Joy of the Gospel) published by Pope
Francis on November 24th 2013.
On Mission Sunday, in a special way, we celebrate
the work our c. 1,300 Irish born missionaries and
all missionaries throughout the world. We thank
God for them, for all who support them in our
own country and during mission month we unite
ourselves in prayer with them and with the
communities with whom they work.

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

SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2014
The blessing of the graves in RATHCOONEY Cemetery
will take place at 3.00 pm.
The blessing of the graves in TEMPLEISQUE Cemetery
will take place at 2.00 pm.

REMEMBRANCE 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 6.00pm.
ST. BRENDAN’S:
Sunday 9th November at 10am

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