THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN

Mass Times and Other Services

 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

 

Saturday 25 October

5.30

 

pm


A Reg Thompson RIP

B Tom Hughes RIP

 

 

Sunday

26 October

9.00 

11.00

am

am 

Intentions of the Ashton Family

Philip Hennessey RIP 

   

Monday 

27 October

7.45 

8.00

11.30 

am

am

am

Morning Prayer

Ashton Family Intentions

Funeral Service for Terry Birchall RIP 

   

28 October

 


No Services Today

   

Wednesday

29 October

8.45 

9.00 

am

am

Morning Prayer

Liturgy of Word and Communion

   

Thursday

30 October

6.35 

7.00 

pm

pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Mona Denehy RIP

 

 

Friday

31 October

8.45 

9.00

am

am

Morning Prayer

Intentions of All Parishioners 


Solemnity of All Saints 

   

Saturday

1 November

5.30

pm

A James and Kate Murphy RIP

B Philip Gloady  RIP

   

Sunday

2 November

9.00 

11.00 

am

am

Intentions of Kath Hopkins

Maureen and Peter O'Connor RIP

NOTICES AND EVENTS

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Refelection

Loving one’s neighbour means doing right by any widow or orphan: seeing that the hungry are fed and the homeless sheltered, that the poor have their basic needs met, that the unemployed do not suffer from want, that the young are educated and the old are cared for.

 

To do less is to fail in our love for neighbour. To do less is also to keep us from singing with joy: “I love you, Lord, my strength.”

The commandments to love God with all one’s heart and to love one’s neighbour as oneself are the heart and soul of Christian morality. ... These commands point out the path toward true human fulfilment and happiness.

 

They are not arbitrary restrictions on human freedom. Only active love of God and neighbour makes the fullness of community happen. Christians look forward in hope to a true communion among all persons with each other and with God.

Notices

NOVEMBER REMEMBRANCE

 

All Souls Day on Monday 3 November will be marked by two Masses. One at 9 am and one at 7.30 pm.

 

Remembrance Sunday will be observed in our now customary manner with an appropriate act of remembrance at each of the weekend Masses. There will be added significance and poignancy given that it is exactly 100 years since the First World War began.

 

The Annual Mass for Deceased Parishioners will take place on Thursday 13 November  at 7pm. 

 

To ensure that your own deceased relatives and friends are included in our Book of Remembrance please take a copy of the blank November list 2014 this week for inclusion.

It may seem rather early for us to be thinking about Christmas when there are still weeks to pass before Advent. However, the gifts we donate with our giving tree to the families and individuals cared for through the Saint Joseph Family Centre need to be prepared for distribution at the beginning of December.

 

Please take one of the tags on our tree and bring the suggested gift over the next few weeks.

Faith incorporates the unknown into our everyday life in a living, dynamic and actual manner. The unknown remains unknown. It is still a mystery, for it cannot cease to be one. The function of faith is not to reduce mystery to rational clarity, but to integrate the unknown and the known together in a living whole, in which we are more and more able to transcend the limitations of our external self.

 

Faith is not just conformity, it is life. It embraces all the realms of life, penetrating into the most mysterious and inaccessible depths not only of our unknown spiritual being but even of God’s own hidden essence and love. Faith, then, is the only way of opening up the true depths of reality, even of our own reality.

 

(Thomas Merton  New Seeds of Contemplation, 1961)

 

Kindly Remember to Pray for

all died recently, all the faithful  departed and all those living with or recovering from illness or undergoing medical treatment including: Vera Allen, Marc Bailey, Sheila Barton (nee Owen), Molly Birchall, Mary Birks, Ken Boyes, Amanda Bradbury, Vera Bradbury, Archie Brocklehurst, Liz Carroll, Helen Clarke, Irene Clay, Ethan Connolly, Marian Cullen, John Daniels, Monica Dixon, Laurie Finn, Dave Gallop, Teresa  & John Glover, Carol Goodman, Joan Grant, Tom Hopkins, Mary Howard, Gillian Hunter, Graham Hutson, Joan Johnson, Lilly Kelly, Fulvia Large, Esther Lloyd Jones, Renaldo Marcella, Paul McGrath, Agnes McNamara, Abigail McNicholas, Eileen Moyse, Joan Murray, Lois Nicholas, Ron Norman, James O’Hara, May O’Rourke, Mary Pajak, Charles Pendry, Margaret Pickup, Fionuala Price, David Prince, Tony Potter, Margaret Quinn, Christine Rowe, Shelley Scott, Tommy Sharkey, Mark Stacey, Tom & Hazel Sudell, Michael Swift, Ronnie Thompson, Cecily Waite, Rose Walsh, Nancy Warburton, Ben Watson, Ann Weiss, Margaret Wightman, John Williams & Colin Wright.