22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE 22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)

 

First Reading – (Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 6-8) – Moses once again urges the people to be faithful to God’s law. It is not a burden to be endured, but a source of life and wisdom.

 

Responsorial Psalm – The just will live in the presence of the Lord.

 

Second Reading – (James 1: 17-18, 21-22, 27)For the Sundays of September, the second reading will be from the Letter of St. James. This is a collection of popular moral teachings, similar in style to the Sermon on the Mount. The faith is explained in a simple, down-to-earth way. In today’s second reading St. James says that it is not enough to listen to the word of God. We must put it into practice. He gives some concrete examples of what he means.

 

Gospel Reading(Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23) Having read from John’s Gospel for the last few Sundays, we resume the continuous reading of the Gospel of Mark today. Today’s Gospel passage contains a clash between Christ and the Pharisees. Christ tells them they have substituted their own law for the law of God, with the result that their worship of God has become lip-service.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, in the Gospel today we hear Jesus telling us that our worship of God is meaningless unless it proceeds from a sincere heart. We pray now to God the Father that he may create within us a clean heart and a steadfast spirit.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

╬  We pray for the leaders of the Church: that they will continue to encourage the faithful to nurture their faith and grow in their love of God. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬  We pray for the nation of Afghanistan thrown into greater suffering, for Haiti devastated by earthquake, and for Lebanon falling apart spiritually, economically and politically: that God will hear their cries as we pray with them. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for refugees and displaced persons: that God may guide to safety all who have fled violence and persecution, and help them find welcome in new communities. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

╬   We pray for each one of us here present: that we may experience ever deeper conversion of mind and heart as we allow God’s Word to instruct and free us. 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, change us from within. Help us to respond to your love with gratitude. May our lives bear witness to the faith we profess with our lips. 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 –  Sr. Joseph (Poor Clare’s Monastery, Bothwell), Mary Theresa Brannigan (mother of the late Fr. Joseph Brannigan), Sr. Clare Reynolds (a member of the Daughters of Charity) & Amanda Kinsella.

                                                                                

MONTHS MIND Elizabeth (Betty) Gregson (7 months).

 

ANNIVERSARIES Delia Grant & James Leonard.

 

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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THANK YOU

 

It will be seven years in four days’ time since I first arrived in your parish (2nd September 2014) as your parish priest. It has been a great privilege to be here, and I pray that the Lord will give me many more years with you. Thank you for accepting me as a member of St. Cadoc’s Parish family. This is a great parish in which to be a priest, and I am deeply grateful for the wonderful generosity, kindness and support you have shown towards me during my time in St. Cadoc’s. This is what makes our community such a welcoming one and it is hugely rewarding to be part of it. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and friendship.

 

I am also grateful for your concern and prayers for my well-being shown for the last 18 months of COVID restrictions, and I appreciate your ongoing support of our parish. Once again, thank you for your phone calls, cards, messages asking how I am doing and my family home, and if I needed any help! I am grateful to everyone (too numerous to mention) in the parish who helped me in and advised me on matters related to the parish.

 

I am thankful also to Bishop Toal and the other clergy who advise me during the year on different issues relating to the parish and other areas of life, more especially for their time, guidance, help and support since the start of the pandemic.

 

I normally don’t name individuals in the bulletin. But on this occasion I want to make mention of Joe McHenry who has been exceptionally good to me since the first lockdown (March 2020) in getting my messages and other things, and even taking me to hospitals for my routine appointments. I also would like to thank all others (too numerous to mention) who treated me so kindly with food, groceries and other things.

 

Please pray for me, as I will continue to keep you in my daily devotional prayers. May St. Cadoc watch over and guide you in the years ahead.  May God reward you all with his blessings. – Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues

 

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CALENDAR

 

This week in Scotland there are remembered three notable saints, Aidan, the monk of Iona who evangelised Northern England in the 7th Century; Giles, a hermit who became a great favourite saint in the Middle Ages and patron of Edinburgh’s main church, and Cuthbert, a charming and hardworking monk and bishop who preached in southern Scotland and the north of England, continuing Aidan’s work of evangelisation and finally being laid to rest at Durham. Our own sole celebration is on Friday, for Pope St. Gregory the Great. This was the deeply holy and highly talented 6th Century figure, for some years chief magistrate at Rome, later a monk and papal legate to the Eastern emperor at Constantinople, finally made Pope in 590, who set the papacy on the right path institutionally and politically as well as spiritually and liturgically. He negotiated peace treaties with the northern races which threatened Italy, sent the monk Augustine to evangelise the Southern English, and gave his name to Gregorian chant, the ancient liturgical melodic form in the Latin rite. We have 800 letters of his besides sermons and longer works, on subjects ranging from scriptural meditations to moral exhortations and a kind of instruction-book for Bishops. He is recognized as a Doctor of the Church.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH & MAINTENANCE FUND

NEXT WEEKEND

 

Next Sunday (5th September 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 as our collections are still badly affected by the on-going pandemic.

 

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HOLY COMMUNION, POST-COMMUNION PRAYER,

FINAL BLESSING & DISMISSAL

 

From next weekend (4th/5th September 2021), the practice 0f Post-Communion Prayer, Final blessing and Dismissal will once again be part of the Mass. This means that, instead of leaving the church straight after receiving Holy Communion, we will now wait for Post-Communion Prayer and receive a final blessing followed by the dismissal at the end of Mass.

 

Holy Communion will be distributed at the usual time and on the hand only. However, there will be no procession to receive Communion. Instead, we will continue with the current method of distributing Communion. The priest will come to you with Holy Communion. If anyone wishes to receive Holy Communion, please stand when the priest comes to you. The priest will start distributing Holy Communion first in the centre aisle, beginning with those sitting on the last pew and finishing with those sitting on the first pew. Then those sitting on the side aisles of the church will be distributed Holy Communion, beginning with those sitting on the left side aisle and then with those sitting on the right-side aisle. If you are not able to, or do not wish to receive Holy Communion, you may remain seated in your pew in prayer till we finish, reflecting on your relationship with God, or you can receive a blessing by crossing your arms in front of your chest to signal your desire for a blessing.

 

After the final blessing please leave the church in an orderly and prayerful fashion; do not rush at the same time. Those who have difficulty walking may leave the church once everyone is away.

 

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SINGING AT MASS

 

Now that congregational singing is permitted (unfortunately with masks on), we hope to start to reintroduce singing at Mass. It would be very much appreciated if you could contribute towards our music ministry of the parish.

 

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NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN 2021

 

This year’s National Pilgrimage to Carfin in honour of St. Joseph, in this year dedicated to him, will take place on Sunday 5th of September 2021 with Mass at 3pm. The chief celebrant and homilist will be Right Rev. Brian McGee, Bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles. If you are free that Sunday afternoon please go along and join the gathering of the Catholic Faithful of Scotland.

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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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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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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