I am sending you out (Gospel)
Jesus sends out not only the Apostles, but seventy-two others. In fact, "missionary activity is a matter for all Christians" (John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 2). God's people are meant to be a sign of joy, peace, comfort and flourishing (First Reading). But the boast of God's people is in the cross (Second Reading). The joy we proclaim is no passing thing; it is the joy of a new creation that has passed through death with Christ.
First and foremost, there is the group of the Twelve. Then there is the community of believers, which in its way of life and its activity bears witness to the Lord and converts the Gentiles. In its origins mission is seen as a community commitment, a responsibility of the local Church (John Paul 11).
St Joseph's Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting on this Tuesday 10th July at 8pm in the Parish Centre
We welcome into the Christian community Shane Joseph Stack who was baptised recently
We offer sincere and prayerful sympathy to the Families of Kitty Cremin, Greenhills Court, and Violet Collins, Glendún, Loreto Pk. Lord grant them eternal peace and joy, and to their families & friends strength and comfort.
The quality of the tarmacadam on the Church Grounds has not been satisfactory – as a result at the expense of the Company it has to be replaced. The Church Grounds will be closed this Monday 9th July until Friday 13th July. The Church will be open as usual. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Drivers Ten Commandments
The Vatican recently issued a set of "Ten Commandments" for drivers, asking motorists to be charitable to others on the roads, to refrain from drinking while driving, and to pray for a safe journey before you buckle up.
It warned about the effects of road rage, saying driving can bring out "primitive" behaviour in motorists, including "impoliteness, rude gestures, cursing, blasphemy, loss of sense of responsibility or deliberate infringement of the highway code."
It urged motorists to obey traffic regulations, drive with a moral sense, and to pray when behind the wheel.
The 'Drivers Ten Commandments are:
1. You shall not kill.
2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
4. Be charitable and help your neighbour in need, especially victims of accidents.
5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fit condition to do so.
7. Support the families of accident victims.
8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
10. Feel responsible toward others.
Pope Benedict XVI has declared June 2007 to June, 2008 will
The year of St. Paul in celebration of the 2,000th anniversary
of the saints birth.
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