TRINITY SUNDAY (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE TRINITY SUNDAY (C)

 

First Reading – (Proverbs 8: 22-31) – This is a reading in praise of wisdom. We are not dealing with mere worldly wisdom but with the wisdom of God. This speculation about wisdom was a groping towards the revelation of the mystery of the Trinity.

 

Responsorial Psalm – How great is your name, O Lord our God, through all the earth!

 

Second Reading – (Romans 5: 1-5) Christ made it possible for us to have a relationship of love with the Father. This gives us the hope of sharing in his glory, a hope which sustains us even in time of suffering. It is the Holy Spirit who helps us to recognise the Father’s love for us.

 

Gospel Reading(John 16:12-16) The Holy Spirit carries on in the Church the work of Jesus. He helps us to grasp the full meaning of all Jesus said and did. What Jesus did was to reveal the Father to us.

 

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, with trust, and guided by the Holy Spirit, we turn to God the Father, praying through his Son, Jesus Christ, for our own needs and those of the Church and the world.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for the leaders of the Church: that they may continue to let themselves be inspired by the Holy Spirit to lead and guide the People of God. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We continue to pray for all those to be ordained as priests and deacons in our diocese this summer, especially to Deacon Christopher Morris and Colum Martin: that they may be true to their vocation and be filled with zeal to be fishers of men. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for our brothers and sisters who were attached in Nigeria as they celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, along with all traumatized by mass shootings in schools, shopping malls and churches in the United States in recent times: that they may be sustained by the love of God, which is poured into their hearts. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for each one of us here present: that the Holy Spirit may help us in our efforts to live like Christ, and so do the will of God the Father in our lives. 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, we praise you for revealing to us the mystery of your inner life. As you hear our prayers, help us grow in faithfulness to you at all times. 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 – Denis Doohan, John O’Neill, Domenica Barbiera, Jean Donnelly, Derek Burns & Catherine Anne Craig.

 

ANNIVERSARIES – Bridget Welsh, Frank McGettigan & Andrew Black.

 

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 THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

 

Today we honour the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three persons, equal in majesty, undivided in splendour, yet one Lord, one God, ever to be adored in everlasting glory. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

 

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CALENDAR

 

The famous St. Anthony of Padua (+1231) is honoured on Monday. He is one of the most popular saints in Catholic piety, is often petitioned to find lost articles. A native of Portugal, his Franciscan ministry took him finally to Padua, where he taught, preached and is buried. 

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ORDINATIONS

 

Deacon Christopher Morris, son of Michael & Barbara Morris, will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Toal on Thursday 30th June 2022 at 6.30 pm in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell. All are welcome to join Christopher at the reception afterwards in St Bride’s Hall.

Deacon Christopher will be celebrating a Mass as a newly ordained here in St. Cadoc’s on Sunday 3rd July 2022 at 10am. There is an open invitation to all our parishioners to attend this special Mass.

Colum Martin will be ordained as a Deacon on Saturday 25th June at St Mary’s College Oscott.

We all wish both our ordinands well and continue to pray for them on this important day in their lives.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND

 

This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute to our normal Church Building and Maintenance Fund Collection for the month of June. A box meant for the CHURCH BUILDING & MAINTENANCE FUND COLLECTION is situated at the back of the church.  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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PETER’S PENCE

 

The annual collection known as ‘Peter’s Pence’, which is traditionally taken up on the Sunday closest to the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, will be taken up at all Masses for the next two weekends (18h/19th June 2022 & 25h/26th June 2022) beginning next weekend.

The purpose of this Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond with emergency assistance to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster and disease. This collection was started centuries ago to provide financial support for the Pope and has evolved to fund the Holy See’s charitable actions for those in need. Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Holy See with your generosity and please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in faith who are facing adversity.

A box intended to help support the ministry of Our Holy Father and the Work of the Holy See will be situated at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning next weekend. Thank you very much in anticipation for your kind generosity in supporting this important cause.

 

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DAILY WEEKDAY MASS

 

Please note that the Sunday Obligation has now been restored. I invite all our parishioners and well-wishers of St. Cadoc’s Parish to return to the regular practice of their faith by attending Holy Mass again every weekend.

From Monday 4th July 2022, we will increase the number of Daily Masses during the week. In effect, this means we will now have a Daily Mass from Monday to Friday morning at 10am. No Daily Mass on a Saturday morning.

 

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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

 

12th June: “We pray for all women going through unexpected pregnancies, that they may experience peace and support in this circumstance and recognise the many blessings that motherhood brings.”

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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