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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Parish Newsletter November 16 2014

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
FIRST READING
A reading from the books of Proverbs.
A perfect wife – who can find her?
A perfect wife – who can find her? She is far beyond the price of pearls. Her husband’s heart has confidence in her, from her he will derive no little profit. Advantage and not hurt she brings him all the days of her life. She is always busy with wool and with flax, she does her work with eager hands. She sets her hands to the distaff, her fingers grasp the spindle. She holds out her hand to the poor, she opens
her arms to the needy. Charm is deceitful, and beauty empty; the woman who is wise is the one to praise Give her a share in what her hands have worked for, and let her works tell her praises at the city gates.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: O blessed are those who fear the Lord.
O blessed are those who fear the Lord
and walk in his ways!
By the labour of your hands you shall eat.
You will be happy and prosper.
[R]
Your wife like a fruitful vine
in the heart of your house;
your children like shoots of the olive,
around your table.
[R]
Indeed thus shall be blessed
the man who fears the Lord.
May the Lord bless you from Zion
in a happy Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
[R]
SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians.
Let not the Day of the Lord overtake you like a thief.
You will not be expecting us to write anything to you, brothers, about ‘times and seasons’, since you know very well that the Day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night. It is when people are saying, ‘How quiet and peaceful it is’ that the worst suddenly happens, as suddenly as labour pains come on a pregnant woman; and there will be no way for anybody to evade it. But it is not as if you live in the dark, my brothers, for that Day to overtake you like a thief.
No, you are all sons of light and sons of the day: we do not belong to the night or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping, as everyone else does, but stay
wide awake and sober.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! Even if you have to die, says the Lord, keep faithful, and I will give you the crown of life Alleluia!
GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
You have been faithful in small things, come and join in your master’s happiness.
Jesus spoke this paroble to his disciples:‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third is one; each in
proportion to his ability. Then he set out.
Now a long time after, the master of those servants came back and went through his accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents came forward bringing five more. “Sir,” he said “you entrusted me with five talents;
here are five more that I have made.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness”.
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:
Let us present our
needs before the Lord who listens to us
when we call.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for all who spread the gospel;
may they present the caring face of
Christ to the world and inspire others
to follow on the way of truth and life.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for the Spirit of Wisdom; that
it will enlighten the minds of all
people and lead to a growth in
awareness and determination to put
an end to all acts of violence and
abuse.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for vocations; may all people
called by the Lord be generous and
serve God in faith and love.
Lord, hear us………
4. As Restorative Justice week begins, we
pray for prisoners; may they be treated
with justice and respect.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have gone
before us marked with the sign of
faith; may they know the joy of the
presence of the Lord in eternal life
wearing the crown of light of the
faithful.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
God our Father you have called us all to be children of light. Listen to 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
15th November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
16th November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
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
ST. BRENDAN
16th November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
23rd November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
ST. OLIVER’S
15th November
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
16th November
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
22nd November
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
Veronica Mulcahy
23rd November
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
BLACKPOOL
15th November
Ger O’Brien
16th November
Eileen Jones
22th November
Ger O’Brien
23rd November
Eileen Jones
ST. BRENDAN’S
16th November
Bill Corcoran
23rd November
Bill Corcoran
ST. OLIVER’S
15th November
Ann O’Donovan
16th November
Ellen McCarthy
22nd November
Maureen Lehane
23rd November
Kevin O’Riordan

CALLING ALL PAST PUPILS OF BLACKPOOL NATIONAL SCHOOL.
The sixth class children in Scoil Oilibheir are doing a
History project on Blackpool National School.They are looking for past pupils of the school who would be interested in sharing their memories with them. They would also like to hear from people who grew up in Blackpool and would like to tell them about life in
Blackpool long ago. The children will be in The Church of The Annunciation, Blackpool on
Wednesday Nov 19th at 10am and in St. Olivers Church, Ballyvolane on Thursday Nov 20th at
9am and would love to talk to you after mass. Please bring any old photos or memorabilia that you may have that the children could look at.
We look forward to seeing you all.

SHANDON AREA HISTORY GROUP
(www.shandonareahistorygroup.com) invite you to a
talk on CORK AND THE GREAT WAR.
Talk will be given by Gerry White THURS. 20th Nov. @ 7.30 p.m in COFFA House, Church St. (Near Shandon). Everybody welcome!
No charge but all donations welcome.
THE KILLEENS STATION MASS
will be held in the home of John and Marie Hyde on
Friday 21st November at 8pm.
THE BALLINCROKIG/DUBLIN PIKE STATION
MASS will be held in the home of Con and
Theresa O ‘Keeffe on Friday 28th November at
8pm.
KILCULLY STATION MASS AREA:
If some family would like to host the Autumn
Station Mass for the Kilcully area, 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.
AUTUMN DUES ENVELOPES
are available in the three churches of the parish and will be delivered to your homes in the coming weeks.
ORDINATION TO PRIESTHOOD On Sunday
next, 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.

FRIENDS AND PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF
ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE
meeting on Tuesday 18th November at 7pm
in the school.
Past Pupils and Parents welcome to attend.

CIT OPEN DAY
Cork Institute of Technologys annual open day
takes place on Friday November 21st from
10am to 6pm at the Bishopstown Campus.
This is the ideal time for prospective students to
sample the wide range of courses and facilities
on offer.

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

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE RECENTLY DECEASED:
Noel Cashman

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
Alan Coleman
Breda McSweeney

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Lilly Mary Foley
Dylan Jason Moroney
Rodgers

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.

Work will begin on the railings in St. Brendan’s Church on 24th November.

Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,025.
Sincere thanks for your support

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €3,377.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Second Collection this weekend is for Marriage Support.

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

Christmas Carol Concert
Sunday 30th November 2014 at 4pm
Featuring
Linda Kenny, Paud O’ Donoghue, Carrigaline Singers, Blackpool Church Choir, Scoil Oilibheir School Choir, Butter Exchange Brass and Reed Band.
MC Gerry Manning
Tickets €10.

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Parish Newsletter November 09 2014

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples, a banquet of rich food. On this mountain he will remove the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, he will destroy Death forever. The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek; he will take away his people’s shame everywhere on earth, for the Lord has said so. That day, it will be said: See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation;
the Lord is the one in whom we hoped. We exult and we rejoice that he has saved us.
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, there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit.
[R]
He guides me along the right path, he is true to his name.
If I should ever walk in the valley of darkness no evil shall I fear.
You are there with a crook and your staff,
with these you give me comfort.
[R]
You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil,
my cup is overflowing.
[R]
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.
[R]
SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter of St. John
We shall see God as he really is.
Think of the love that the Father has lavished on us, by letting us be
called God’s children; and that is what we are. Because the world
refused to acknowledge him, therefore it does not acknowledge us.
My dear people, we are already the children of God, but what we
are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is, that
when it is revealed; we shall be like him because we shall see him
as he really is.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia!
Happy are those who die in the Lord!
Now they can rest forever after their work,
since their good deeds go with them. Alleluia!
GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust
in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my father’s
house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to
prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a
place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you
may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going, so
how can we know the way?” Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth
and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
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

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
8th November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
9th November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
15th November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
16th November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S
9th November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
16th November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
8th November
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
9th November
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
15th November
Benny McGuckian
Kathleen Foley
Diarmuid O’Donovan
16th November
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
8th November
Ger O’Brien
9th November
Eileen Jones
15th November
Ger O’Brien
16th November
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S
9th November
Bill Corcoran
16th November
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
8th November
Mary Murphy
9th November
Ellen Falvey
15th November
Ann O’Donovan
16th November
Ellen McCarthy

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to € 2,560.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

THE KILLEENS STATION MASS
will be held in the home of John and
Marie Hyde on Friday 21st November at 8pm.

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

KILCULLY STATION MASS AREA:
If some family would like to host the Autumn Station Mass for the Kilcully area, 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.

BLACKPOOL OVER 60’S CLUB
Next meeting Tuesday2-4.30pm
Blackpool Community Centre All new and old members welcome.

CHRISTMAS CARDSon sale from next Monday
10th November 2014.

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Training and Education for early school leavers. 5
courses to chooses from: Digital Media Arts, Crafts and Design, Computer Applications, Catering, Multi-skills, Hairdressing. All course are open to both male and female aged 16 – 21years. For more details contact 021-4395447
or email blackpoolgftc1@eircom.net

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE RECENTLY
DECEASED:Ita Lane • Kathleen Murphy

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Ellie Sophia Hornibrook
Ryan Jason Homan
George James Power
Cuchuilann Joseph Kelly

THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL, THE GLEN AND
BALLYVOLANE RESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE
Plaques: €200, €200 & €200
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €1,938.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.
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.

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Let us present our petitions
to the Lord, confident that they will be heard.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the Christians of Rome and the
Pope; that the Church may continue in the
footsteps of Peter, the first Pope.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for the diocese and our bishop; that we
may stay in communion with the Christians of
Rome.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for our parish; that it may be a dwelling
place of the Spirit of God.
Lord, hear us………
4. On this Remembrance Sunday, we pray for
peace; may countries beat their swords into
ploughshares and strive to build unity among
all nations.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died, especially as a
result of war. On the 100th anniversary of
World War One, we remember in a particular
way those from our country who fought in the
trenches during the ‘Great War’; may they be
received into the loving embrace of our Father
in heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven, you are our refuge
and our strength. Hear the prayers we make this
day through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Everyone loves to be remembered
but if we want to be remembered
We have a duty also to remember,
memory is a powerful thing.
Wrongly used it can bring death rather than life.
It keeps the past alive.
Those we remember never die.
They continue to walk and talk with us,
there is nothing stronger or more helpful
than a good remembrance.
Dear departed loved one, we want you to know
that we haven’t forgotten you.
We remember you and your memory
most definitely brings life to us today.
May it also assure us of life for you,
that eternal life
Christ came on earth to give us.
In Remembrance

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
Sun 9th November:
St. Michael’s, Blackrock 3pm
Sunday 23rd November:
St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road 2.30pm.
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
At St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully
on Sunday 9th November at 3pm

We pray for those who have died and have been buried
from our Parish since November 2013.
In Remembrance
BLACKPOOL
John Mackey
Eamonn Harty
William O’Riordan
Breda McSweeney
Alan Coleman
Joseph Crowley
Elizabeth Crotty
Essie Quinlan
Seamus Kearney
Ann McCarthy
Jimmy Moore
Michael Cosgrove
Tadgh Buckley
John Stout
Con Crowley
Michael O’Sullivan
Mary Cronin
Sheila Creedon
Paddy Peters
Rosarie O’Neill
Peter O’Donovan
Tadgh Sheehan
David Kenny
Seán Connolly
Noel Boyle
Edward O’Callaghan
Teresa Aherne
Seán O’Sullivan
Kathleen O’Connor
Hugh Hurley
Hannah Murphy
Arthur Cooke
Bernie Hackett
Anita Geaney
Michael Goulding
Dan Murphy
Peter O’Toole
Paddy O’Connor
Jovan Dukic
Larry Murray
Eileen Evans
Noirin Lynch
John (Jack O’Donoghue)
Thomas Duane
Jim McElroy
Angela O’Brien
Mark Fitzgerald
Michael O’Donovan
Margaret Kenny
Christina Manning
Finbarr Hennessy
Hannah Healy
Ita Lane
Christy Desmond

THE GLEN
Rose Mannion
Tony Shaw
Tereasa McCarthy
Edward O’Calaghan
Mary Dorrington
Brendan O’Neill
Peter O’Toole
William Cambridge
Stephanie Ward
Catherine O’Rourke
Donal O’Brien
Donal Hanlon

BALLYVOLANE
Des Furlong
Anne O’Sullivan
Elizabeth O’Shea
Daniel Mulcahy
Noelle O’Driscoll
Paddy Cronin
Sheila Hayes
Breda O’Neill
Niall Considine
Micheal Healy
Margaret Mary Delaney
Micheal Mc Sweeney
Mary Jorgensen
Theresa O’Flynn
Lily Kelleher
Kathleen Murphy

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Parish Newsletter November 02 2014

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
FIRST READING
A reading from the prophet Isaiah.
The Lord will destroy Death for ever.
On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food. On this mountain. He will remove the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, He will destroy death for ever.
The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek; he will take away his people’s shame everywhere on earth, for the Lord has said so. That day, it will be said: See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation; the Lord is the
one in whom we hoped. We exult and rejoice that he has saved us.
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: The Lord is my light and my help.
The Lord is my light and my help; O Lord, hear my voice when I call; whom shall I fear? have mercy and answer.
The Lord is the stronghold of my life; It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; of whom shall I be afraid?
[R]
hide not your face.
[R]
There is one thing I ask of the Lord, I am sure I shall see
for this I long; the Lord’s goodness
to live in the house of the Lord in the land of the living.
all the days of my life, Hope in him, hold firm
to savour the sweetness of the Lord, and take heart,
to behold his temple.
[R]
Hope in the Lord.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans.
Having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he would now fail to save us from God’s anger?
Hope is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us. We were still helpless when at his appointed moment Christ died for sinful people. It is not easy to die even for a good person – though of course for someone really worthy, one might be prepared to die – but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us
while we were still sinners. Having died to make us righteous, is it likely that he would now fail to save us from God’s anger? When we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, we were still enemies: now that we have been reconciled, surely we may count on being saved by the life of his Son? Not merely because we have been reconciled but because we are filled with joyful
trust in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have already gained our reconciliation.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! It is not my Father’s will, says the Lord, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me, and that I should raise it up on the last day. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
I am gentle and humble in heart.
Jesus exclaimed, “I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes,
Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, just as no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.
Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest.
Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light.”
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:
Let us make our
petitions to the Lord who hears our voice
when we call.
Intercessions:
1. We pray that the leaders of the
Church may be guided by the voice
of the Lord.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray that those who feel that they
are overburdened may have a weight
lifted from their shoulders and
receive strength and support from
the Lord in troubled times.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray that our parish community
may be a place where faith is
nourished and hope shines.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray that families may receive
strength and comfort from the Lord.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray that those who are
mourning the loss of a loved one
may have their tears wiped away and
their mourning veil removed by the
compassionate touch of the Lord.
Lord, hear us………
6. We pray that all our brothers and
sisters who have died may share in
the Lord’s resurrection.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, hear our
prayers and console us. We make these
and all our prayers through Jesus
Christ, 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
1st November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
2nd November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
8th November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
9th November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter

ST. BRENDAN
2ndNovember
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
9th November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
1st November
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
2nd November
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
8th November
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
9th November
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
BLACKPOOL
1st November
Ger O’Brien
2nd November
Eileen Jones
8th November
Ger O’Brien
9th November
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S
2nd November
Bill Corcoran
9th November
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
1st November
Joan Dowling
2nd November
Anne Forde
8th November
Mary Murphy
9th November
Ellen Falvey

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to €2,676.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

BLACKPOOL MENS SHED ASSOCIATION
Meeting on Tuesday4th Nov2014, 8pm
sharp at Blackpool Community Centre. All welcome. Contact: John 085- 1853882/Paddy 086-8777144

A DAY OF SONG, PRAYER AND DISCUSSION
WITH IAN CALLANAN
Workshop Leader, Composer, Liturgist and Musician
Ballincollig Community Centre, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
November 22nd, 2014, 10am-5pm – Cost €20.
Booking: workshops@iancallanan.com or (087) 954 0091 Featuring New Music by Ian and many others for Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time. Ian and his team, are well known for their ability to get people excited about being music ministers.
During the workshop you will be brought on a musical journey from Advent through Christmas to Ordinary Time, finding out about the liturgies for the these significant feast days of our faith. You will learn a whole new repertoire of music to compliment your existing one. The practical advice which you
will gain will stand with you throughout your music ministry, whether you are just a member of a group or its director. Please spread the word to your friends involved in Sacred Music!

PARISH CHILD SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVES
The role of Parish Child Safeguarding is to ensure that all information about child safeguarding procedures is available and that Diocesan procedures for safeguarding children are implemented in the parish, thus ensuring that each parish is committed to best practice in respect of children and young
people. People who may be interested in becoming Parish Representatives for this Parish are invited to give their names to the parish office or to one of the priests of the parish by Sunday 9th November 2014.
Parish Office: 021 4300518. Parish Mobile:
086 8527997
An updated training course will take place shortly for both existing and new representatives.

KILCULLY STATION MASS AREA:
If some family would like to host the Autumn Station Mass for the Kilcully area, 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 KILLEENS STATION MASS
will be held in the home of John and Marie Hyde on
Friday 21st November at 8pm.
The BALLINCROKIG/DUBLIN PIKE STATION MASS
will be held in the home of Con and Theresa O’Keeffe
on Friday 28th November at 8pm.

THE NOVEMBER NOVENA OF MASSES
FOR THE HOLY SOULS
begins on All Souls Day 2nd November to 10th November.
THE BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
Sunday 2nd November 2014
Templeisque Cemetery
2.00pm.
St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
St. James’, Chetwynd (Bandon Road) 3pm
Rathcooney Cemetery at 3pm
Saturday
8th November
St. Oliver’s, Model Farm Road 2pm

9th November
St. Michael’s, Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s, Kilcully 3pm
Sunday
23rd November
St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen Road 2.30pm

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE RECENTLY DECEASED:
Ita Lane
Christy Desmond

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHOSE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OCCURS:
John Mackey
William O’Riordan

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Blake Vincent O’Mahony
Brooke O’Donoghue
Angel Chinwe Olumba

THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL, THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANERESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €1,879.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Blackpool / The Glen / Ballyvolane
PARISH ASSEMBLY In Remembrance
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully
on Sunday 9th November at 3pm

The November Novena Envelopes
for our Faithful Departed
are available in the three churches.
Please take one and return as soon as possible
so that they can be prayed for during the Novena

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Parish Newsletter October 26 2014

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
FIRST READING
A reading from the book of Exodus.
If you are harsh with the widow, the orphan, my anger will flare against you.The Lord said to Moses, ‘Tell the sons of Israel this: “You must not molest the stranger or oppress him, for you lived as strangers in the land of Egypt. You must not be harsh withthe widow, or with the orphan; if you are harsh with them, they will surely cry out to me, and be sure I shall hear their cry; my anger will flare and I shall kill you with the sword; your own wives will be widows, your own children orphans.
“If you lend money to any of my people, to any poor man among you, you must not play the usurer with him; you must not demand interest from him.
“If you take another’s cloak as a pledge, you must give it back to him before sunset. It is all the covering he has; it is the cloak he wraps his body in, what else would he sleep in?
If he cries to me, I will listen, for I am full of Pity.” ‘
This is the word of the Lord.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: I love you, Lord, my strength.
I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
My God is the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.
The Lord is worthy of all praise;
when I call I am saved from my foes.
[R]
Long life to the Lord, my rock!
Praised be the God who saves me.
He has given great victories to his king
and shown his love for his anointed.
[R

SECOND READING
A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians.
You broke with idolatry and became servants of God: you are now waiting for his Son. You observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you, which was for your instruction, and you were led to become imitators of us, and of the Lord;
and it was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you. This has made you the great example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia since it was from you that the word of the Lord started to spread – and not only through Macedonia and Achaia, for the
news of your faith has spread everywhere. We do not need to tell other people about it; other people tell us how we started the work among you, how you broke with idolatry when you were converted to God and became servants of the real, living God, and how you are now waiting for Jesus, his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven to save us from the retribution which
is coming.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
You must love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourself.
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question. ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your
God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commendments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets also.’
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:
The Lord hears
our cries when we call, for he is full of pity.
We present our needs before the Lord
with confidence.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for all who spread the
gospel; like Paul, may news of their
faith in God spread everywhere.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for our political leaders; may
they make decisions built on the
foundation of justice and for the
benefit of every member of society,
especially the most vulnerable.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for all who come from
foreign lands to make their home
here; may they receive a warm
welcome and may their contribution
of society be recognised and
acknowledged.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for the dying and those who
care for them. May they be
encouraged by these words of
scripture ‘Come you whom my father
and has blessed, inherit the kingdom
prepared for you’.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have died;
may they be welcomed into the
warm embrace of the angels and
saints in heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven, you are the
friend of the stranger and the
oppressed. 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
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
1st November
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
2nd November
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
ST. BRENDAN
26th October
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
2nd November
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S
25th October
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
Benny Mc Guckian
Kathleen Foley
26th October
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
1st November
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
2nd November
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell

BLACKPOOL
25th October
Ger O’Brien
Audrey Lettice
26th October
Siobhan Cotter
1st November
Ger O’Brien
2nd November
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S
26th October
Bill Corcoran
2nd November
Bill Corcoran
ST. OLIVER’S
25th October
Mary Martin
26th October
Kevin O’Riordan
1st November
Joan Dowling
2nd November
Anne Forde

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,515.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Mission Sunday Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,385.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

PARISH CHILD SAFEGUARDING REPRESENTATIVES
The role of Parish Child Safeguarding is to ensure that all information about child safeguarding procedures is available and that Diocesan procedures for safeguarding children are implemented in the parish, thus ensuring that each parish is committed to best practice in respect of children and young people. People who may be interested in becoming Parish Representatives for this Parish are invited to give their names to the parish office or to one of the priests of the parish by Sunday9th November 2014.
Parish Office: 021 4300518. Parish Mobile: 086 8527997
An updated training course will take place shortly for both existing and new representatives.

SOUTH PRESS PAST PUPILS UNION
Annual Lunch on 29th November
12.30pm for 1pm Gresham Metropole Hotel,
Mac Curtain St. Cork. Tickets €25 021-4508014/021-4311354

BLACKPOOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
presents an evening with the Butter Exchange Brass and Reed Band Tuesday 28th October2014
at Blackpool Community Centre.
Time 7.30pm

WELLNESS AND CRAFT FAIR
in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners at the Gresham Metropole Hotel McCurtain Street Cork City on Sunday the 2nd of Novemberfrom 12 till 6pm.
On the day you can pamper yourself with different kinds of treatments. Stalls: jewellery, Natural Hand creams, Beauty Products, Clothes and many more plus Kids Corner. Face painting.
Admission €2. All proceeds on the day go to Cork Penny Dinners.

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

BLACKPOOL OVER 60’S CLUB
Next meeting Tuesday 28th October
2 – 4.30pm in the Community Centre. All new and old members welcome.

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:
Eddie O’ Donovan

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN
FAMILY THOSE RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Ayden O’Neill Kumar

The Love That Conquers
In the Gospel Jesus speaks of the conquering power of love when he asks his followers, “You must love your neighbour as yourself.” As the Israelites were asked to love the stranger as themselves, so Christians are asked to love their neighbours. The ultimate offer of hospitality is the offer to love. Often the real stranger is not the person we don’t know but the person we don’t want
to know, the person we refuse to love. That person could be a neighbour or a member of our own family. We can all have strangers in our own house, still waiting to be welcomed and loved. We are often scared to take people in because we are afraid of being taken in ourselves. We don’t want to be duped, taken for a ride. Hospitality, like everything else, has a price. Jesus knew that when he opened up his heart to receive people: after a while the reception room begins to look like an emergency ward. People make demands on you; they bleed you. But remaining secure behind our locked doors has its own penalty: people die
from being unvisited, people die behind locked doors and locked hearts, from caring only for themselves. We all need strangers and neighbours to test the quality of our mercy. When we respond, we have the assurance that we minister to Christ: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Christ still comes to us not only in the forms of bread and wine but in the form of the stranger seeking welcome. That is Gospel

LOURDES YOUNG ADULTS PILGRIMAGE 2014
My name is Conor Foley and I was part of this year’s youth pilgrimage to Lourdes. I didn’t know what I had let myself in for, but I quickly realized it was going to be one of the best things I’d ever done.
Lourdes is a very special experience and I would encourage any young adult (or old) to take part in next year’s pilgrimage, you won’t regret it.
___________________________________________
My name is Ciara Harrington, I live in Ballyvolane. I am a second year student in Social Care in C.I.T.
On the 11th June, 42 youths from different parishes around Cork and Ross started on their pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our days began at eight each morning working in the Hospital providing care and assistance to the sick. Each day we attended Mass, blessings, processions and rosaries. I found the trip to be soul satisfying. The group started out as strangers and ended as best friends.
As this was not my first time in Lourdes, I travel yearly with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust during Easter but from this experience, I felt a very heart warming feeling and I got a more detailed insight to the story of Lourdes.
I would like to thank the Parishioners of the parish who supported us, the Parish Assembly, the Finance Committee and Fr. John and Fr Damian for giving me the opportunity to travel to Lourdes this year.

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Pope at Santa Marta: Jesus Renders Us Children of God

Pope at Santa Marta: Jesus Renders Us Children of God

VATICAN CITY, October 21, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Pope Francis reminded the faithful that God has given us an identity as his beloved children, and, therefore, we are to break down walls of division between our brothers and sisters.

Speaking to those gathered at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father stressed that “without Christ, we have no identity,” reported Vatican Radio.

Recalling the Gospel of Luke, the Pope explained that what Christ came to do “was to give us citizenship, a belonging to the people, a name and a surname.”

As a result, from “being enemies without peace,” Christ instead “has turned us into one by his blood, breaking down the walls that divide.”

“We all know that when we are not in peace with others, there is a wall. There is a wall that divides us,” he said, noting, however, that Jesus offers us his service to break down this wall so we can meet.

“And if we are divided, we are not friends: we are enemies. And he has reconciled us all in God. He has reconciled us as friends, as enemies, as strangers, as sons and daughters.”

The Holy Father also said we are to await Him, like servants awaiting their master.

“Waiting for Jesus. He who does not await Jesus, who closes his door to Jesus, does not allow him to go forward with his work of peace, of community, of citizenship,” for Jesus, he noted, “gives us a name.”

What he does, he noted, is “renders us children of God.”

Urging the faithful, he said, “We need to adopt an attitude that contains Christian hope. A Christian is a man or a woman of hope. He or she knows the Lord will come.”

“We do not know when, we do not know at what time,” Francis continued, “but He will come and He must not find us divided.”

Rather, the Pope said, the Lord must find us as “He rendered us with His service: friends living in peace.”

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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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