27th October 2013 – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)


Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

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.

Remembrance Weekend
remembranceAll 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.

41361pZz1fL._AA160_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)

SA400015.lores November Blessing of Graves & Prayers

Saturday 2nd Nov.
St. Oliver’s  2pm

Sunday 3rd Nov.  
St.Joseph’s Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
St. Finbarr’s  Glasheen Rd. 2pm                                                                                    Douglas  3pm
St. James, Chetwynd  3pm
Rarhcooney 3pm

Sunday 10th Nov.
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s 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

time to changeWinter Time: begins this weekend don’t forget to put the clocks back one hour.


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.