Parish Newsletter November 23 2014

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As
a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness.
I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.
As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between
rams and he-goats.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd; You have prepared a banquet for me there is nothing I shall want. in the sight of my foes.
Fresh and green are the pastures My head you have anointed with oil;
where he gives me repose.
[R]
my cup is overflowing.
[R]
Near restful waters he leads me, Surely goodness and
to revive my drooping spirit. kindness shall follow me
He guides me along the right path; all the days of my life.
he is true to his name.
[R]
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians.
He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, so that God may be all in all.
Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him. After
that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death. And when everything is subjected to
him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David! Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
He will take his seat on his throne of glory, and he will separate men one from another Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and
he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; 1 was thirsty and you gave me drink; 1 was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see
you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?”
And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For 1 was hungry and you never gave me food; 1 was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me
welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.” And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’
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:
We bring our prayers
and those of our parish before the Lord,
confident that he will hear our cry.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Church and its leaders;
that it will guide all people along the
right path and bring them to the Lord
who will revive their drooping spirit.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for all politicians and
governments; may they strive to bring
an end to inequality and injustice.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray that we may become more and
more a community that cares for and
protects the most vulnerable members
of our society.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for those who devote their lives
to caring for the poor, the hungry, the
sick and those exiled from their
homeland; may their work be rewarded
in this life and the next.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died; may
they be brought to life in Christ and
dwell in the Lord’s house forever.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, you are the
shepherd who guides us on the right path.
Grant us the grace we need to follow on
that path. We make 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
22nd November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
23rd November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
29th November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
30th November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter

ST. BRENDAN
23rd November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
30th November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
22nd November
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
Veronica Mulcahy
23rd November
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
29th November
Catherine Feehley
Breda Healy
Benny McGuckian
30th November
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
22th November
Ger O’Brien
23rd November
Eileen Jones
29th November
Ger O’Brien
30th November
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S
23rd November
Bill Corcoran
30th November
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
22nd November
Maureen Lehane
23rd November
Kevin O’Riordan
29th November
Elizabeth Barry
30th November
Veronica Byrne

THE BALLINCROKIG/DUBLIN PIKE STATION
MASS will be held in the home of Con and Theresa
O’Keeffe on Friday 28th November at 8pm.

ORDINATION TO PRIESTHOOD
This Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, Rev Marius O’Reilly will be ordained a Priest for service in the Diocese of Cork and Ross. The Ordination ceremony will take place in the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Rd. As you all know Marius spent
a part of his formation in this parish in Aug/Sept 2013, and has fond memories of this time here. Last Easter Marius was ordained a Deacon in Rome and has since been appointed Chaplain in UCC.
We, the faith community of Blackpool, the Glen, Ballvolane keep him in our prayers at this important time in his life. We also wish him God’s abundant blessings for a successful and fruitful ministry in the this Diocese.
The ceremony will begin at 2.30pm and is open to all. No doubt Marius would be delighted to see people from this parish join him and his family for this very special occasion. Marius will celebrate his first Mass on Monday 24th November at 7pm in the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen Road.
At a date to be decided Marius will celebrate Mass in this parish where a special presentation will be made on behalf of the parish and faith community.

AUTUMN DUES ENVELOPES
are available in the three churches of the parish and will be delivered to your homes in the coming weeks.

BLACKPOOL OVER 60’S CLUB
Next meeting Tuesday 25th November will start with Mass at 2pm followed by refreshments, music and dance. Please be there for 1.45pm. All welcome.

BLACKPOOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
A talk will take place on Tues
25th Nov at 7:30pm
at the Blackpool Community Centre.
The published author, Barry Keane, will talk on
‘The Rise and Fall of the Glen Distillery’
in Kilnap.

THE BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
Sunday 23rd November
St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road 2.30pm

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE RECENTLY DECEASED:
Liam Hawkins
WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Eamonn Harty

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Amelia Nora Mc Carthy
Bobby Alan Horgan-Nolan
Ollie McCarthy-Roche

Dedicated Plaques available in respect of the three Parish Churches at €200 each. Any parishioner who is interested in making a dedication for
Seat Plaques, please contact the Sacristans or Priests of the Parish.

Parish Golf Classic 2014
The Net Profit from the Golf Classic in
October came to €8,615.

Christmas Novena Mass Cards
available in all three Churches of the Parish from this
weekend. Also available in Blackpool Post Office.

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,408. Sincere thanks for your generous support.
Last weeks’ Marriage Support Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €1,765. Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Congratulation to Rhonda Dillane and Denis Sheehan who were married in St. Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane on Friday 14th November 2014.

Christmas Carol ConcertSunday 30th November 2014 at 4pm. Church of the Annunciation Blackpool.
Featuring Linda Kenny, Paud O’ Donoghue, Blackpool Church Choir, Carrigaline Singers, Scoil Oilibheir School Choir and the Butter Exchange Brass and Reed Band.
MC Gerry Manning

Tickets €10. Doors open at 3.30pm.

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