21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

First Reading – (Joshua 24: 1-2, 15-18) – Joshua tells the people that now that they have arrived in the Promised Land they have a vital decision to make – to serve the one true God or to serve idols.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Taste and see that the Lord is good.

 

Second Reading – (Ephesians 5: 21-32) St. Paul uses the image of a marriage relationship to express the bond of love that exists between Christ and the Church.

 

Gospel Reading(John 6:60-69) Many of Jesus’ disciples leave him because they cannot accept his teaching. Jesus then confronts his apostles with same choice: “Will you also leave us?”

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, confident that God the Father, who feed us, will hear our prayers, let us now turn to him and place before him our own needs and those of the Church and the world.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

╬  We pray for the Church: that, like Peter, we may always be blessed with the faith to recognise that Jesus is the Holy One who will bring us with him into eternal life. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬  We pray for the people of Afghanistan: that they may know stability, justice and peace. We also pray for the people of Haiti following their earthquake: that those who have died may have eternal life, and that families and friends may have the support to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬  We continue to pray for students returning to school in these days: that they may draw wisdom and knowledge from the Holy Spirit, and fulfil their duties diligently and safely. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for each one of us here present: that we may daily choose to follow Christ and find the fulfilment of all our deepest longings in him. 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, in Christ your Son, you not only gave us the hope of eternal life, but you made him the bread of our journey there. Strengthen our belief in him, so that with his help to sustain us, we may make steady progress towards your Kingdom. 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 - Canon Willie Dunnachie, Sr. Carmel, Canon Michael Walsh, Canon Herbert Flack, Fr. Thomas Toal, May Carey, 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 DEAD – Barrie Jones & Thomas Queen.

 

ANNIVERSARIES – Canon Niall Hayes (1st Anniversary), Paulina McMaster (2nd Anniversary), Con and Bridget Duffy, Leslie and Nan McKenna & William McCafferty.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – AUGUST

 

Rev. William Boyle 23.08.1953

Very Rev. Peter Canon Sexton 10.08.1962

Rev. William White 26.08.1962

Rev. Stephen A Keane 14.08.1963

Rev. Herbert G Rogers 25.08.1973

Rev. Patrick Hoey 22.08.1974

Rev Andrew Tunn 07.08.1975

Rt. Rev Mgr Gerard Rogers 10.08.1975

Rev. Hugh McGurk 15.08.1979

Rev. Edward Docherty 23.08.1991

Rev. Peter McCann 01.08.1994

Very Rev. Michael Canon McCarthy 30.08.2000

Rev. Colin Smith CSSp 08.08.2001

Rev. Deacon James Douglas 09.08.2001

Rev. Deacon Francis Scally 16.08.2002

Rt Rev. Mgr Hugh Beattie 24.08.2002

Rev. James Shields 14.08.2004

Rev. Thomas Gibbons 20.08.2016

Very Rev. Niall Canon Hayes 26.08.2020

 

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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CALENDAR

 

This week has a variety of festivals. We remember St Rose of Lima (+1617) on Monday. The Peruvian Isabel de Oliva was nicknamed ‘Rose’ because of her beauty. A young woman of holiness and penance, as well as a practical concern for the poor, she was the first canonised saint of the Americas. Tuesday is the feast of the Apostle St. Bartholomew. Tradition says that he preached the Gospel in India where he was flayed or skinned alive. In the Last Judgement fresco on the Sistine Chapel wall, Michelangelo painted his self-portrait on the face of Bartholomew’s skinned hide. We have two saints to commemorate on Wednesday: St Louis IX of France (+1270). Husband and father of eleven children, he led the Second Crusade to the Holy Land. St. Louis, Missouri USA is named after him. The Spaniard St. Joseph Calasanz (+1648) is remembered for founding the Piarists, a religious order dedicated to educating the poor of Rome. Thursday we honour our own St Ninian, the great evangeliser of southern Scotland from his base at Whithorn. On Friday we recall the memorial of St Monica, a saint specially revered by mothers because of her tireless prayers for the conversion of her wayward son, St Augustine. On Saturday we recall the memorial of St Augustine of Hippo. Augustine was a brilliant young man whose early life was wild and unsettled. He was converted by the prayers of his mother, St Monica, and baptised by Saint Ambrose, bishop of Milan, in 387. He returned to Africa, and lived an ascetic life. He became Bishop of Hippo. His many writings present a theology and a spirituality that are exceptional, and have had great influence.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR ST. ANDREW’S HOSPICE

 

This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute towards the annual collection to help support the work of St. Andrew’s Hospice.  

St. Andrew’s Hospice (Lanarkshire) has been supporting patients and their loved ones living throughout North and South Lanarkshire for the last 35 years. The mission and value of St. Andrew’s Hospice are to provide best specialist palliative care to patients and their families from across Lanarkshire at a time when they need us most. A box intended to help support the work of St. Andrew’s Hospice is situated at the back of the. Thank you very much in anticipation for your kind generosity in supporting this vital work.

 

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ANNUAL DIOCESAN MASS FOR VOCATIONS

 

The Annual Diocesan Vocation Mass for the Diocese of Motherwell will be celebrated in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell, on Thursday 26th August 2021 at 7pm. Please increase your prayers that more young people may respond to the call of Christ.

 

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BOOKING FOR MASS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED

 

Please note that the regular pre-booking seats before attending Mass is no longer needed unless you hear otherwise, although we are still required to keep a record of who is in church to comply with Track & Trace legal requirements. So, as you enter church, please tell the steward at the entrance area who you are. If you are attending the Mass, along with your family, you may just give one person’s name. Thanking you in anticipation for your co-operation and support.

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BELATED WISHES TO FR. VIVIAN HAYES

ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY

 

Our congratulations and best wishes to Fr. Vivian Hayes, who helped us in St. Cadoc’s in previous years, on celebrating his 90th birthday last Sunday (15th August). May God continue to bless him with good health, peace and happiness! And may the good Lord continue to bless him in the work he called him to and may his constant love guide him along his future way.

 

 

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GRATEFUL THANKS

 

Grateful thanks 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 & weekdays’ Masses going.

 

We are still looking for more volunteers to be stewards and to clean the church after every Mass. Help is needed to wipe (sanitize) pews, entrance and exit door handles and any touchable surfaces in areas occupied during Mass. We rely heavily on your good will, kindness and precious time. 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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VISIT TO THE SICK & HOUSEBOUND FROM THE PRIEST

 

I hope to begin home visits to our sick and housebound parishioners. Visiting will consist of only one home per day. If you, or someone you know, would like a home visit, please provide me with the relevant name, address and phone number. I will contact the sick by phone first to find out if they wish me to call with Holy Communion and I will also want to be sure that their families are happy for me to do this. – Fr. Rodrigues

 

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THANK YOU FROM SSVP

 

Throughout the Pandemic, although we have been unable to arrange meetings in either St. Cadoc’s or St. Bride’s, we have been in communication as a conference online or via Phone. We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the parishioners of St. Cadoc’s and St Bride’s for your support and generosity during this period. Without that support we could do very little.

 

During the Christmas period we raised over £5000 from the generous donations from the parishioners of both churches. We visited nearly all the primary schools within the Cambuslang area and received multiple requests from the schools. With the donations we were able to arrange for 103 vouchers to a value of £50 to all the schools we were in communication with for each child who was in need. We also arranged for 80 large toy hampers to be delivered the families as well.

 

We would also like to thank the Mini Vinnies of St. Bride’s for their impressive donation of £350. We appreciate their hard work and caring commitment for our local community.

 

Finally, we wish to formally thank our Parish Priests for their continued support and encouragement as we strive to bring some small relief and comfort for those in need in our local community of Cambuslang and Halfway. – John Patrick (President, St. Bride’s & St. Cadoc’s Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul).

 

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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