PENTECOST SUNDAY (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE PENTECOST SUNDAY (C)

(Alternative Readings from Year A)

 

First Reading – (Acts 2: 1-11)Here we have an account of the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles on Pentecost Sunday and the effects of that coming on them.

 

Responsorial Psalm – Send forth your Spirit, O Lord,

                                        and renew the face of the earth.

 

Second Reading – (1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13)People have different gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives these various gifts for the building up of the Christian community, which is the Body of Christ.

 

Gospel Reading – (John 20:9-23)On Easter Sunday evening Jesus breathes the Holy Spirit upon his apostles, a Spirit of forgiveness and of peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, the Holy Spirit who gave life and purpose to the disciples in Jerusalem is the same Holy Spirit who renews the Church in every generation. Prompted by the same Spirit, let us now ask God the Father to accept our offering of prayers for the Church and for the world.)

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for the leaders of the Church: that they may be filled anew with God’s Holy Spirit for the service of all God’s people. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for Elizabeth our Queen: that God may continue to give her the strength to guide our land in the way of justice and peace. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for peace in the many trouble spots of the world, especially for the City of Jerusalem: that, filled with the Holy Spirit as it was on that first Pentecost Sunday, it may become again the City of Peace for her own people and for the world. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for all gathered here today: that we may receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially the spirit of fortitude needed to do good and resist evil. 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, 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, in every generation you send forth your Spirit to breathe on the world and make it come alive again. Pour forth this same spirit on your Church gathered here in prayer 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 – 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  Anne McMenemy, John Gormley & Andrew Hardie.

 

MONTHS MIND – Canon Willie Dunnachie.

 

ANNIVERSARIES  Jackie Reilly (3rd Anniversary), Jenny McCafferty & John McTamney (17th Anniversary).

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – JUNE

 

Rev. Eugene Murray 26.06.53

Rev. Michael O’Brien 11.06.56

Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Douglas 12.06.67

Rev. John Vincent Murray 27.06.72

Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Canon Rooney 09.06.74

Very Rev. George Canon Mullen 28.06.90

Rev. James McGlinchey 26.06.91

Very Rev. John Canon Moss 25.06.92

Rev. John McMurray 03.06.01

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas J Winning 17.06.01

Rev. John Joseph Delaney 20.06.01

Very Rev. Alphonsus Canon Woods 09.06.04

Very Rev. Michael Canon Ryan 03.06.16

 

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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SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST

 

Today, the fiftieth day since Easter Sunday, is the Solemnity of Pentecost, when we recall the coming of the Holy Spirit on Our Lady and the Apostles, recorded by St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles. Eastertide ends this evening and tomorrow sees the resumption of the Ordinary Season, Week Ten.

 

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CALENDAR

 

On Monday we mark the memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, a new Marian feast to be observed on the Monday following Pentecost instituted in 2018. As Mary is mother to the Head of the Church (Christ), so too is she Mother to His Body, of which we all are a part! The Gospel reading for the feast, which technically is called a ‘memorial’, is John 19:25-31, which recounts how from the cross Jesus entrusted Mary to his disciples as their mother and entrusted his disciples to Mary as her children. As a caring guide to the emerging Church Mary had already begun her mission in the Upper Room, praying with the Apostles while awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:14). In this sense, over the centuries, Christian piety has always honoured Mary with various titles, in many ways equivalent, such as Mother of Disciples, of the Faithful, of Believers, of all those who are reborn in Christ and as “Mother of the Church” as is used in the texts of spiritual authors as well as in the magisterium of popes Benedict XIV and Leo XIII. Tuesday is the feast of St. Columba or Columcille, leader of the monastic life in Ireland who in self-imposed exile evangelised much of Scotland from his centre in Iona. St. Barnabas the Apostle is remembered on Saturday. Like St. Paul, Barnabas was not one of “the twelve” but is honoured with the title because of his preaching and missionary activity. A Jewish Cypriot by birth, and a cousin of St. Mark, he accompanied Paul to Antioch, and then returned to his native Cyprus to evangelise the people there. 

 

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S PLATINUM JUBILEE YEAR

 

This weekend (4th/5th June 2022) we honour in our parish at all Masses Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Platinum Year.

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne on 6 February 1952, aged just 25. She is the longest serving living monarch. We pray that God may continue to give her the strength to guide our land in the way of justice and peace.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND

 

 

This Sunday (5th June 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 for the month of June. 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 this 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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mrs. harris retires as head teacher from

st. charles’ primary school

 

Current head teacher Mrs. Harris is retiring this month after 12 years at St. Charles’ Primary School. We thank her for the dedicated service to our children and our parish. We wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement.

 

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church cleaning

 

Thank you to all our volunteers who generously gave of their time to clean the Church last Saturday. It makes all the difference! We could do with more people willing to give of their time every three weeks to help with general cleaning of the church which takes place on a Saturday morning. If you would like to help with cleaning, please contact Anne Lennon, the parish co-ordinator, or Fr. Cirilo. 

 

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CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION

 

The Second Collection for the support of the Church Building & Maintenance Fund for the month of May, which was taken up on the weekends of 1st/2nd May 2022 & 8tj/9th May 2022, realised £468.35. Thank you for your generous contribution.

 

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collection for the APOSTOLATE OF LIFE

 

Thank you for your generous contributions to the Collection for the Apostolate of Communications which was taken up on the weekends of (14th/15th May 2022 & 21st/22nd May 2022). The amount realised was £304.80.

 

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WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2022

 

In 1994 St John Paul II celebrated the inaugural World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in Rome. Since then, such gatherings have become a regular feature in the life of the Church held in different cities. The purpose of the WMOF is to celebrate God’s plan for marriage and family life and to allow precipitants to join in prayer, catechesis and testimony. The climax of these celebrations had been a Mass with the Pope, the last one taking place in Dublin in 2018.

Pope Francis has called the next World Meeting of Families to take place in Rome June 26-29, 2022, with the theme “Family Love: a Vocation and Pathway to Holiness.” This year a smaller scale gathering will be held in Rome with its own program. At the same time local Churches are being encouraged to make the family the centre of pastoral attention in the same week, culminating in the Sunday Mass on June 26.

 

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GIFT-AID SCHEME

 

Many thanks to 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 the parish Gift Aid organiser, Mr. Jim Cunningham or 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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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

5th June: “As we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, we recall the fruits of the Spirit that are present in our lives. We pray that in our church's mission to serve the poor, broken and unborn, it would be anchored in love, joy, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

 

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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