The Meaning of Life: Today’s second letter to Timothy gives us the perspective of Saint Paul: “I have kept in the race, I have persevered, I trust in the Lord”. The race is simply to live our life here on earth with this trust in God, no matter how often we fail or turn aside. We know the truth of this life: God loves us. We know the path of this life: love of God and love of our neighbor, especially our enemy. We know that He will always give us the strength to believe if we only ask Him. God invites us to see ourselves as we are. The more humbly we live, the more confidence we have in His love and compassion – our Gospel today. Let us take the time to pray as did the Tax Collector: “Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.”
Feast of all Saints: Friday next 1st Nov. is the Feast of all Saints (Holyday of Obligation) Masses: Vigil Mass Thursday 6pm Friday 10am & 6pm.
All our Masses next weekend will be offered for our dead. It is a time for reflection and prayer, when we remember our dead and the times we spent with them. It is an opportunity to recall the good days and the difficult days when we shared, our hopes, dreams and our actions together. Those who lost loved ones during the past year will be remembered in a special way at all our Masses. Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbors and friendship. All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past. That is why during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our own lives.
Remembrance Weekend 2nd / 3rd November, all Masses next weekend will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2012. Lights will be available at back of Church for you to light and place at the altar in their memory
First Friday; Fr. Kerry and Fr, Billy will visit the Sick and the housebound on this coming Thursday & Friday at the usual times. .
Baptism: We welcome into our Christian Community Mason Bermingham who was baptised recently.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Rodney Dennehy, Hyde Park and Michael Geary Derrynane Rd. who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families
Holy Souls: The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on next Sat. 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead rememberedin the Novena are available at the exit doors Gather as a family and make out the list of your loved ones who have died. St. Joseph’s Cemetery: Prayers and blessing of Graves on Sun. 3rd Nov. at 2.30pm. (bring a little container for Holy Water that will be blessed during the ceremony)
Saturday 2nd Nov.
St. Oliver’s 2pm
Sunday 3rd Nov.
St.Josephs Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2pm Douglas 3pm
St. James, Chetwynd 3pm
Sunday 10th Nov.
St. Michaels Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherines Kilcully 3pm
Alzheimer Society meeting of the Saturday Club, Sat. 9th Nov. at Bessboro Day Care Centre. 2pm. Live music featuring: The Bradley Sisters. All Welcome Information contact 4972504
Norms for Indulgences at the Commemoration of All Souls From 12 noon on Nov 1 to midnight on Nov 2nd all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father & Holy Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice), can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father & the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made any time within the week preceding or the week following Nov 1. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from Nov 1st to 8th. The conditions mentioned above, apply also for this.