14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

 

READINGS FOR THE 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

First Reading – (Ezekiel 2: 2-5) – God sends Ezekiel to preach repentance to the rebellious people.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Our eyes are on the Lord till he show us his mercy.

 

Second Reading – (2 Corinthians 12: 7-10) After God tells St. Paul that divine grace is sufficient for him, St. Paul does not rely on his own resources but on the grace of God.

 

Gospel Reading(Mark 6:1-6) Jesus teaches in het synagogue in his hometown and is rejected by his own people of Nazareth.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, with faith and trust in our loving God, we now place our needs and petitions before him.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

╬   We pray for those called to speak in God’s name today: that, like the prophet Ezekiel, they may have the courage to stand firm in the teachings of Christ and preach the true freedom that he brings. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for all our young people who are at this time experiencing the joys of summer holidays: that they get the sunshine they deserve and that, in a safe and happy environment, they may learn to appreciate the wonders of God’s creation and companionship of friends. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for all travellers and vacationers during this summer period: that their journeys will be safe and their time away. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬  We pray for each one of us here present: that, in our own lives, we do not allow familiarity to breed contempt for others, and that we treat all God’s children with love, honesty and respect. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬  We pray for all the sick of our families and our parish, those in hospital, in hospice or nursing home , those who are suffering from the Corona Virus and those for whom we are asked to pray: that God may be their strength and grant them health, and bless those who care for them. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for the souls of all those whose anniversaries and months mind we are asked to recall, as well as those who have recently died: that they may receive the reward of their faith and enjoy the happiness of heaven. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

CONCLUSION:  God our Father, we thank you for listening to our prayers. You know our needs better than our words can express. Grant what is for our good and for your glory. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE

IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK

 

SICK - Sr. Carmel (Poor Clare Monastery, Bothwell), Canon Michael Walsh, Canon Herbert Flack, Fr. Aidan D’Arcy, Fr. Thomas Toal, Peter Carton, David O’Hare, Betty Callaghan, Irene Farrelly, Anne Haveron, Ann & James Hannaway & Maureen Dolan.

 

I also ask your prayers for the sick and housebound

– those at home in our parish community, those in hospital,

and those in local nursing and care homes in Cambuslang, Halfway

& Blantyre and elsewhere. Our prayers for them

not only help in their suffering and pain but also reassure them

that they are not forgotten by our community of faith.

Our prayers help relieve their feelings of isolation and loneliness.

To be remembered before the Altar of God

brings them comfort and consolation.

 

Almighty and Eternal God, you are the everlasting health

of those who believe in you.

Hear us for your sick servants

for whom we implore the aid of your tender mercy,

that being restored to bodily health,

they may give thanks to you in your Church.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

Our Lady, Help of the Sick, pray for them.

 

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RECENTLY DEADBrenda Hobbs & Jordan Williamson.

 

ANNIVERSARIES – Kathleen Sherry (First Anniversary) & John Goodwin.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – JULY

 

Rev. Henry Corr 20.07.1954

Rev. Denis Hoban 06.07.1962

                                                 Rev. Charles McKinley 25.07.1963                                       

Rev. Pat Clarke 11.07.1969

Very Rev. John Canon McCrory 13.07.1972

Rev. Tom Egan 02.07.1973

Rev. Thomas Murray 02.07.1975

Rev. Bernard Oates 31.07.1988

 

May the Lord who chose them to serve him as priests,

number them among his chosen in heaven.

Requiescant in Pace.

 

We also continue to pray for those who have died of the Coronavirus,

for the recovery of those infected,

for the safety of those caring for those with virus,

for those working on a vaccine and its delivery

and for those who are still engaged in research.

We pray for those vulnerable to the virus, for those who are highly anxious

and for those who are isolated from family and loved ones.

We remember those people who work in different fields

 to help us live well and healthy.

 

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THANK YOU

 

We are now officially on summer holidays. Who would have thought we would be still living through a pandemic. Thank God! Things have started to change for the better at least in this part of the world and long may they continue. Hope you will manage to get some rest during the summer weeks even in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

 

Since this is our last bulletin until the beginning of August, once again I take this opportunity to say thank you to so many parishioners and well-wishers of St. Cadoc’s who are actively involved in the day to day running of the parish for their time, energy and commitment – Parish Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, our organists, those who look after the altar linens, altar servers, sacristans, flower arrangers and those who decorate the Church, the volunteers who clean the church and the presbytery, ministers of the Word and ministers of the Eucharist, SVDP members, volunteers & stewards, Women’s Guild, those who look after the church stall, pass keepers, offertory collection and 400 club organisers, children’s liturgy helpers, safe-guarding co-ordinators, website co-ordinator, crib builders, our bookkeeper, housekeepers, those who help in the garden and maintain church grounds, those who look after the opening and closing of the church, and to the many individuals who give their time in so many ways to St Cadoc’s and whose work ensures the smooth running of the parish.

 

In truth you are the heart of the parish. Your faith and commitment are an inspiration and I appreciate the involvement of so many people at so many different levels in parish life. Your loyalty to the parish coupled with your practical concern and initiatives contributing to its spiritual and material wellbeing are deeply appreciated.

 

Apologies if I have missed out anyone in my acknowledgements; it was not intentional or deliberate. Every contribution you make in any way to St. Cadoc’s community is very much appreciated and valued. If you think you can help our parish in any way or in any area of parish life, do not hesitate to speak to me. In the coming summer weeks and months, I hope you keep well and wish you all a safe summer! – Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues

 

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CALENDAR

 

On Monday we recall the memory of St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, founder of the Barnabites. Tuesday we recall the memory of St. Maria Goretti, whose canonisation in 1950 older parishioners may remember. She was the 12-year-old ‘Martyr for purity’ who was stabbed to death at Nettuno in 1902 because she resisted the violent advances of a youth. This man experienced a conversion many years later, and was present with Maria’s mother at the canonisation.  

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND THIS WEEKEND

 

This Sunday (4th July 2021), being the first Sunday of the month, the normal second collection will be taken up at all Masses to help support our Church Building and Maintenance Fund.

 

A box intended for the CHURCH BUILDING & MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION will be situated at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning next weekend. Please be generous towards our second collection as this greatly helps maintain our church and grounds, more especially when our collections have been very badly affected by the on-going pandemic.

 

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GIFT-AID

 

We have another two additional parishioners who have recently signed for the Gift-Aid Scheme. Thanks to them and all those who have answered our appeal.

 

We are still looking for new members. If you pay tax on income/pension the church can claim back the tax through the Gift-Aid Scheme. I would encourage those who may be eligible to give consideration to increasing the value of their normal weekly offerings by joining this worthwhile scheme. 

 

There may be parishioners who could help us increase the value of their current weekly offerings by joining the Gift-Aid Scheme. If anyone wishes to join this scheme, please contact Fr. Cirilo. Alternatively, you can contribute to the Sunday Mass collections via a direct debit or standing order arrangement with your bank. Thank you once again for your enduring generosity and support. 

 

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GRATEFUL THANKS

 

Thank you to all our volunteers who through their generosity, in volunteering last weekend and during the week, made it possible for us to keep our weekend & weekday Masses going. We are still looking for more volunteers to be stewards and to clean the church after every Mass. If you are able to help with at least one Mass, please contact Anne Lennon, the parish co-ordinator, or Fr. Cirilo.

 

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OFFERTORY GIVING

 

I cannot thank you enough for your continuing generosity and incredible support, in these difficult and tough times, for our parish church, presbytery and clergy, and the diocese and wider Church, when we are still experiencing a significant reduction in income. I know it has been an incredibly difficult year for many families, so I am aware not everyone can give as they would like. But if you do feel able to continue making your weekly, fortnightly or monthly offering, you might consider contributing to the parish by placing your offering in the box left at the back of the church or through your Gift-Aid envelopes, Standing Orders, Direct Debit or donations left at the church house.

 

In the words of Bishop Toal, “Great sacrifices were made in building our churches across our Diocese and successive generations of parishioners have looked after them well and contributed generously to support their parishes, the diocese and wider Church.” Your parish church dedicated to St. Cadoc’s very much depends on your contributions, and I thank you in advance for doing your best to support the parish.

 

 

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BOOKING FOR WEEKEND

& WEEKDAY MASSES

 

In line with the Government guidelines the Church is required to Track and Trace everyone who attends Mass. This means that as you enter the Church you will be asked your name and other contact details. [These numbers do not include clergy and the required minimum number of volunteers to ensure compliance with current directives.]

 

In order to facilitate this, since the beginning of April we have begun following a new method of booking for the weekend Masses. It is simple. You can book your place for Mass of the following weekend when you come to attend one of the weekend Masses. This new arrangement will be in place unless you hear otherwise.

 

If you haven’t been to church on a particular weekend, you can still phone on the parish number between Tuesday and Friday from 3pm & 5pm to find out whether there are any vacant seats. Importantly, if you turn up at the door of the church for a particular Mass without a booking, you will only be permitted to enter provided there is a vacant seat. This is at your own risk, and I cannot guarantee you a place using this method. Please let me know well in advance if you are unable to attend after booking a place so I can let someone else take your place.

 

There is no need to book for weekday Mass (Mass on Tuesday & Thursday only). The expectation is that the congregations at these Masses will be less than that of the weekend Masses.    

 

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GUIDELINES FOR SAFE USE OF THE CHURCH

 

Please note that the following guidelines will be in place when you come to church:

 

Please try and arrive in good time for Mass. This helps us ensure that Mass can begin on time. The church is open 25 minutes before Mass is due to begin.

 

Everyone who enters the church will be required to sanitise their hands with the provided sanitiser.  

 

In accordance with Scottish Government guidance, it is a lawful requirement to wear a suitable mask (even when wearing a face visor) by all those attending the church (except those children who are 5 or under and those who have certain medical conditions) and masks must be worn at all times in the church.

 

The two-metre social distancing rule will be in place when in the church.

 

Unfortunately, we are not permitted to have the church toilet open.

 

Votive candles will be available but you must ask a steward to light it for you.

 

If you have cold or flu like symptoms please refrain from coming to church until you are well again.

 

Conversation inside the church or even within the compound of the church is not allowed. Also, please resist the temptation to congregate inside or outside the church compound.

 

Stewards will be in attendance throughout to ensure that directives are adhered to.

 

The communicants (except the volunteers) should not stop or stay in the church after receiving Holy Communion. They should exit the church immediately after receiving Holy Communion unless they have difficulty walking, in which case they can leave the church once everyone is away.  Personal prayer should take place in their cars or at home.

 

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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

July 4th – “We pray for our Government that their ability to support pregnant women may increase and that they may anchor themselves on the desire to protect all human life.”

 

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AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

 

(St. Alphonsus Liguori)

 

(This is a simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion we are called to make in these times,

while we are unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist)

 

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace you as if you were already there

and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

 

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL

 

St. Michael the Archangel,

defend us in the day of battle.

Be our safeguard against the wickedness

and snares of the Devil.

May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,

and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts,

by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan, and all the evil spirits

who prowl the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

 

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HOLY MARY, MOTHER OF GOD,

ST. JOSEPH,

ST. MICHAEL & HOLY ANGELS

ST. CADOC,

PRAY FOR US