SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)

 

First Reading – (Acts 5:12-16) – This tells of the high regard in which the apostles were held by the ordinary people, and of the cures they worked on behalf of those sick in body or in spirit.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his love has no end.

 

Second Reading – (Apocalypse 1: 9-13, 17-19) John is the spokesman of the risen Christ who lives on among the congregations of believers. John is bidden to write a message, a message that has meaning for the Church until the end of time.

 

Gospel Reading(John 20:19-31) By seeing and touching the wounds of their risen Lord, the apostles, and especially Thomas the doubter are cured of their unbelief.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, the faith of the Apostle Thomas is also our faith. We believe that Jesus is both Lord and God, and through him we come to the Father. Let us now pray to God the Father, through Jesus, for our own needs and those of the Church and the world.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for the church on this Divine Mercy Sunday: that the Church may truly be a light radiating in the darkness and a faithful herald of the Easter message so that all may experience the healing presence and mercy of God. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We continue to pray for peace in war-torn countries and more particularly for those affected in Ukraine: that there may be an end to hatred and violence, and that people may live in safety and peace. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for our young parishioners who received the Sacrament of First Communion today (yesterday): that they may always love him with all their hearts and forever live faithfully. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We continue to pray for all those who work with the media on behalf of the Church and whose task it is to present the Church’s message in all its freshness and beauty: that they may always work to spread the truth in what they write and say. 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 Easter remembrances, anniversaries, months mind and birthday remembrances 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 acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and our God.  Through him, grant all that we have asked of you today. 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, Canon Michael Walsh, Fr. Thomas Toal, Martin McGuire, Helen Boyle, Peter Carton, David O’Hare, Betty Callaghan, Irene Farrelly, 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 – Fr. Jim Dean, Monsignor Desmond McGuire, Margaret McClenaghan, Mary (Moira) Black,  Danny Coyle, Johnny Cryans, Betty Colligan & Bill Hume.

 

MONTHS MIND – Elizabeth (Betty) Gregson (15th Months Mind).

 

ANNIVERSARIES Marjorie Callaghan, Joseph McLaughlin, Christina Kelly, Dennis & Mary Ann Brennan.

 

EASTER REMEMBRANCES – James, John, Manus & Margaret Coyle, Coyle Families, The Connor Family, James & Bella & John Connor, Neil & Christina Kelly.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – APRIL

 

Rev. John O’Callaghan 15.04.1955

Rev. Edward Lafferty 05.04.1958

Rev. Charles Doherty 23.04.1982

Rev. James Flynn 11.04.1985

Very Rev. Hugh Cahill 11.04.1990

Rev. Lawrence Kenny 13.04.1992

Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Conroy 20.04.1994

Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Gillen 16.04.1995

Very Rev. Christopher Condon 08.04.1996

Very Rev. Anthony McGurk 29.04.1997

Rev. Bernard Mahoney 03.04.1998

Rev. Denis Power 28.04.1999

Rt. Rev. Mgr. Alex Devanney 18.04.2004

Rev. Michael Gallagher 23.04.2007

Very Rev. Patrick Moss 18.04.2014

Rt. Rev. Mgr. Jack Burns 11.04.2017

Rev. Richard J. Rodgers 10.04.2020

 

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

number them among his chosen in heaven.

Requiescant in Pace.

 

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 

Today is the Octave Day of Easter and the conclusion of the eight days of solemn Easter celebrations. Eastertide, however, continues for another 42 days until the great Feast of Pentecost. In the ancient Church today was known as ‘Dominica in albis deponendis’, literally: ‘The Sunday of which the white garments are left aside’. This title reflects the fact that the neophytes (those who had been received into the Church at the Easter Vigil) who had worn their white Baptismal garments for the whole of the Octave, laid them aside today. in English-speaking world today it is sometimes known as ‘Low Sunday’ since it contrasts with the ‘High’ celebrations and festivities of Easter Sunday. More recently, it has acquired the title, ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’, relating to the renewal of an old devotion through the life and writings of St. Faustina Kowalska.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS

TO OUR FIRST COMMUNICANTS

 

Congratulations to those 13 young people from St Charles’ & 19 young people from St. Cadoc’s Primary Schools upon making their First Holy Communion yesterday (Saturday 23rd April 2022). The day was beautiful and the celebration was an uplifting, spiritual and memorable event. My thanks to the teachers, parent, guardians & carers and all those who supported our children as they prepared them for their special day. We continue to pray for our First Communicants that Jesus will always have a special place in their lives.

 

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THANK YOU MOST SINCERELY

 

 

A special thanks to the many people who contributed to the pastoral service of our community during Holy Week and also to all those who help during the year – 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. 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.

 

A sincere thanks too, to all who have sent me cards and gifts. May God bless you, and your family and friends, with peace in your hearts and in your homes this Easter. -- Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues

 

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WELCOME TO FR. EMMANUEL IKPA

 

We welcome to our community Fr. Emmanuel Ikpa, a priest of the Diocese of Jos, Nigeria, who will be with us in our parish from 25th April until 24th of May 2022. Fr. Emmanuel is the Chancellor of his Diocese and is on sabbatical. We thank Fr. Emmanuel Ikpa in advance for his help during my summer break. I hope he will enjoy his time with us.

 

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world day of prayer for communications

 

This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute to the annual collection to help support the Church’s efforts to spread the Word of God by every modern means of Communications.  

 

After the Message of 2021, which focused on going and seeing, in his new Message for World Communications Day 2022 Pope Francis asks the world of communication to learn to listen again. He has chosen the single word, “Listen!” as the theme for the 56th World Communications Day

 

World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration that encourages us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication (the press, motions pictures, radio, television and the internet) afford the Church to communicate the gospel message and to celebrate the achievements of the communications media and focus on how it can be best used to promote gospel values.

 

The pandemic has affected and wounded everyone, and everyone needs to be heard and comforted. Listening is also fundamental for good information. The search for truth begins with listening, and so does witnessing through the means of social communication. Every dialogue, every relationship begins with listening. For this reason, in order to grow, even professionally, as communicators, we need to relearn to listen.

 

A box intended to help support the work of the CATHLIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK is situated at the back of the church. Thank you very much in anticipation for your kind generosity in supporting this vital work.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING & MAINTENANCE FUND NEXT WEEKEND

 

Next Sunday (1st May 2022), 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 pay for essentials such as continued maintenance and much needed repairs to our parish buildings and existing facilities.

 

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THANK YOU MOST SINCERELY

 

Once again, a special thanks to the many people who contributed to the pastoral service of our community during the season of Lent and Holy Week and also to all those who help during the year – 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. A sincere thanks too, to all who have sent me cards and gifts. May God bless you, and your family and friends, with peace in your hearts and in your homes this Easter. -- Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues

 

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EASTER COLLECTION

 

Please support your parish’s ministry and help to maintain your Church and grounds by giving generously to our Easter collection. Special Easter Collection envelopes are situated in the porch. Gift-aid members should use the Special Offering envelope at the end of their books of envelopes; if they use a special Easter collection envelope, they should have their number added on it.

 

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BULLETIN

 

There will be no bulletin printed after the following Sunday for the next three weekends. Next bulletin will be printed on the weekend of 29th May 2022.

 

 

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SCIAF LENTEN ALMS BOXES

 

Thanks to those who have returned their SCIAF wee boxes. If you have not already returned the SCIAF box, can I encourage you to please return it to the sacristy/house as soon as possible. Thank you also to Jennifer Adams who sorted out coins and carried them to the bank.

 

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parish website

 

We thank Pat Moran for all his help in updating our parish website every week. Our website gets updated every weekend and, normally, includes a copy of the weekly Parish Bulletin.

 

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gift-aid

 

For those using offertory gift-aid envelopes, the new envelopes for the 2022-2023 tax year, which commenced on the weekend of 9th/10th April 2022, are available for collection at the stall. Gift-Aid members should put the date on the building fund envelope as the printer has not done this.

 

Thanks are extended to all those who have answered our appeal and have committed to gift-aid their offerings. This action generates much needed income for the parish at no extra cost to themselves. 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. Gift Aid forms are available in the church porch/sacristy and when completed can be returned to Jim Cunningham or Father Cirilo.

 

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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

& WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

April 24th 2022 – “This Wednesday marks 54 years since the 1967 Abortion Act came into effect. As we hope and pray for an end to abortion, we pray especially for our Government, that their ability to support pregnant women would increase and that they would 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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bunch of flowers, bouquet de fleurs

 

 

Holy mary, mother of god,

 st. Joseph,

st. Michael and holy angels,

ST. CADOC,

Pray for us