corpus christi SUNDAY (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY (C)

 

First Reading – (Genesis 14: 18-20) – A pagan priest-king by the name of Melchizedek gives bread and wine to Abraham and makes a profession of faith in the one true God. In Christian tradition this bread and wine were taken to prefigure the Eucharist.

 

Responsorial Psalm – You are a priest forever; a priest like Melchizedek of old.

 

Second Reading – (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26) When we celebrate the Eucharist, we do not merely make Christ’s Body and Blood, but we re-enact the death by which he saved us.

 

Gospel Reading(Luke 9:11-17) Jesus provides an extraordinary meal for the people who followed him to a lonely place. In the Eucharist the Church continues the mission of Christ to teach, heal and nourish the People of God.

 

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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 an end to the war in Ukraine: that its people can live in peace, and that those elsewhere in the world suffering from food shortages as a result of this conflict, be save from famine and loss of life. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for all who are fathers and foster fathers: that on this Father’s Day they may be affirmed and strengthened in their calling. 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 – Jean Donnelly (Funeral on Monday 27th June).

 

ANNIVERSARIES – James Connor, Daniel Connelly, John Templeton Junior (First Anniversary) and Elizabeth Gregson.

 

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 BODY

AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

 

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, formerly known as Corpus Christi Sunday – a feast celebrating the enduring presence of Our Lord on earth through the gifts of his Body and Blood. St. Pope John Paul II reminded us in his Apostolic Letter, Dominicae Cenae, (The Lord’s Supper) that “the Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love; let us therefore be generous with our time in going to meet him in adoration and contemplation.”

 

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CALENDAR

 

St. Aloysius Gonzaga (+1591) is remembered on Tuesday. As a teenager he joined the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits) and was noted for his simplicity and piety. During a plague he cared for the sick. These efforts brought on the illness that claimed his life at the age of 23. The Jesuit Church in Garnethill, Glasgow is dedicated to him. On Wednesday we honour two English saints: St. John Fisher (+1534), bishop and martyr, and St. Thomas More (+1535), married man and martyr. Both became influential figures under successive Tudor monarchs and suffered martyrdom during the reign of Henry VIII. While Bishop John Fisher was locked in the Tower of London, Pope Paul III announced that he had made him a cardinal, hoping that this honour would help spare his life. Thomas was a husband and father, an author and ultimately Lord Chancellor of England. He too refused to recognise the King’s autonomy in spiritual matters and suffered arrest and eventually martyrdom. The last years of his life are captured in the powerful and deeply moving play ‘A Man for All Seasons’. Thomas More is the patron saint of Politicians. Also, on the same day, we remember St. Paulinus of Nola, a Roman senator who converted to a severe monasticism in 394. He eventually became Bishop of Nola, helped to resolve the disputed election of Pope Boniface, and was recognised a saint. Thursday is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. This solemnity celebrates not an event, but the love of God manifested in the Heart of His Son. Please note also that the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist is transferred this year to Thursday 23rd because of the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is on Friday. Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This solemnity celebrates not an event, but the love of God manifested in the Heart of His Son. Devotion to the Sacred Heart grew throughout the late Middle Ages and was made popular by two French Saints: the religious sister Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque and the priest Saint John Eudes. On Saturday we honour the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

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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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WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2022

 

Rome 22-26 June 2022 - In preparation for this event in Rome the Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Agency has put together a schedule of Events: Corpus Christi Procession of the Blessed Eucharist on Sunday 19th June: Beginning at 3pm from St Theresa’s Church, Newarthill. It will process to the Grotto in Carfin, and Bishop Toal will give the Benediction at 3.30—4pm. ONLINE CATECHESIS (22nd-26th June): Being Catholic TV will broadcast a talk each night from the World Meeting of Families. It will be available on diocesan social media feeds and the diocesan website.

Diocesan Mass for the closing of World Meeting of Families will be celebrated by Bishop Toal on Sunday 26th June 2022 at 3pm in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral. Two families from each parish are invited for this Mass. If any families wish to participate in this Mass, please let me know as soon as possible.

 

 

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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 this 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 this 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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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 4th/5th June 2022 & 11tj/12th June 2022, realised £720.30 (out of which £238.00 came Damien Curley from W & J CURLEY BUTCHERS, Halfway). Thank you for your generous contribution.

 

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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

 

19th June: “As we celebrate Father's day, we pray for all fathers who are expecting a child. That they would find peace in their changing circumstance, and would be a source of support for the child’s mother as they prepare for their child to enter the world.”

 

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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