12th July 2015 – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

WitnessWitnesses :The prophet Amos was sent to bring the word of God to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and experienced rejection.  Jesus tells his apostles that not everybody will want to hear his message, that they will be rejected by some.  As we try in our day to day lives to be witnesses to Jesus’ message of life and love, we too experience rejection.  St Paul reminds us that we have been chosen by God for this task, Lord, help us to be faithful.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses next weekend. 18th/19th July for the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives. The central fund currently operates at an annual deficit of over €250,000

Gramophone Recital: on Wed 15th July in Parish Centre at 7.30pm. Presenter:  Josie Casey.  All welcome

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet in the Parish Centre  Tues.14th July at 7.30pm

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Thurs.16th July enrolment in the Brown Scapular after 10.00 am Mass. Scapulars available free of charge.

Year of Consecrated Life: Invitation to girls and young women to St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford on 25th July, 2:30pm – 6:00pm.  You are invited to meet the sisters, find out more about life in a Cistercian monastery and celebrate this year of Consecrated Life with prayer, song, friendship and tea (part of the Rise of the Roses Tour of Ten Convents).

000abc82-642Thank You;   The People of  The Parish of Foxrock in Dublin  thank the people of Turner’s Cross for the Book of Condolence that was sent on the occasion of the tragic deaths of the six young people when the balcony collapsed in Berkeley.  Their families deeply appreciate your thoughts and prayers.