18th sunday in ordinary time (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

 

First Reading – (Ecclesiasticus 1:2; 2:21-23) – The writer points out that life makes no sense if it has no deeper goal than achieving worldly success.

 

Responsorial Psalm – O Lord, you have been our refuge

                                        from one generation to the next.

 

Second Reading – (Colossians 3: 1-5, 9-11) One consequence of death and resurrection with Christ (through Baptism) is that the Christian true home is now in heaven. Therefore, he must seek the things that are above by leading a good life in this world.

 

Gospel Reading(Luke 12:13-21) This reading contains a warning against greed. We are urged to make ourselves rich, not in the goods of this world, but in the sight of God.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, keeping our eyes on God and heavenly things is all the treasure we need. Let us now ask God the Father, through his Son Jesus, to keep us closer to him as we place before him 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 the treasures and pleasures of this world may not distract them from teaching and leading people to God. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for all the communities suffering from the wildfires and for the firefighters: that God may grant them and all of us protection against destroying fire and keep people, homes and countryside safe from its ravages. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those who try hard to unearth the hidden treasures of personal faith and prayer: that God may make their efforts fruitful. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for ourselves: that God may instil in us the virtues of prudence, justice and temperance so as to enable us moderate our quest for wealth and fame. 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 and thank you for your countless blessings, and we ask that, while pursuing the very best, we may maintain our spiritual focus and so make ourselves rich in your sight. 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, Roseanne Kennedy, Joseph Kennedy, Tony Kennedy, Brian Carolan, 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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MONTHS MIND – Elizabeth (Betty) Gregson (18th Months Mind).

 

ANNIVERSARIES – James Mullen, Johnny Mullen, Kathleen McClean, James McCafferty, Jane (Gallagher) Jarvis, Mary Cunningham, James, Martha & Molly Cunningham.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – JULY

 

Rev. Henry Corr 20.07.1954

Rev. Denis Hoban 06.07.1962

Rev. Charles McKinley 25.07.1963

Rev. Pat Clarke 11.07.1969

Very Rev. John Canon McCrory 13.07.1972

Rev. Tom Egan 02.07.1973

Rev. Thomas Murray 02.07.1975

Rev. Bernard Oates 31.07.1988

Rev, Aidan D’Arcy 05.07.2021

 

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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THANK YOU

 

It seems only the other day that we were looking forward to the summer holidays, and here we are having almost already forgotten how we spent them! Anyway, it won’t be long before the schools are back.

 

I take this opportunity to welcome you back and also to extend a very warm welcome to the many new people who have come to our parish of St. Cadoc’s over the past month or so. Whether you stayed at home, or travelled, I do hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable time and managed to find some rest, renewal and new strength in these summer weeks. As always, I would like to thank all those who, through their presence Sunday after Sunday, faithfully and generously contribute to the spiritual and material welfare of Saint Cadoc’s parish. Many thanks also to all who have worked during the summer weeks to keep our Parish going.

 

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CALENDAR

 

This week has a variety of festivals. Monday we celebrate St Alphonsus Liguori, the great moral theologian who founded the Redemptorists in 1732. The Redemptorists, chiefly known for their parish missions, are also distinguished in the field of Moral Theology, in which their founder worked for much of his long life to redress the pessimistic Jansenist view of human guilt before God. On Tuesday we have mention of St. Eusebius, bishop of Vercelli, who in the 4th century suffered exile for his defence of Christ’s divinity, and St. PeterJulien Eymard, 19th century founder of the Blessed Sacrament fathers and friend of St. John Vianney, the saintly Cure of Ars. On Thursday we remember the aforementioned St. John Vianney, the unscholarly late vocation whose utter dedication to his pastorate, especially in the confessional and in his holy life, made him the model of parish priests. On Friday we have the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. The church we see today is essentially the same great Marian Church, the first in the West, built by Pope Sixtus III in the aftermath of the Council of Ephesus (431) which defended Christ’s divinity by insisting on Mary’s right to be called ‘Mother of God’.  The Feast of the Transfiguration follows on Saturday. This year we hear the account of the Apostles’ wonderful experience on the mountain in St. Luke’s version. 

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND NEXT WEEKEND

 

Next Sunday (7th August 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 August. 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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OFFERTORY GIVING

 

Thank you to those who regularly contribute for the spiritual and material welfare of St. Cadoc’s Parish Church, presbytery, diocese and wider Church.

 

Although we are now permitted to pass on the baskets at the offertory time, we will continue, for some time, with the alternative method for parish offerings which we followed during the pandemic period, that is, placing your offerings in the boxes provided at the back of the church.

 

The numbers attending Mass have started to go up again and hopefully that trend will continue. For the attention of those who have started to come to Mass once again: there are two boxes placed at the back of the church - A box for the offertory collection for the parish & a box for special collections. Your generosity to our collections would be very much appreciated, especially at this time when we are still experiencing a fall in our weekly income which, when compared to pre-pandemic times, amounts to over £200 every week. It costs a lot to keep church buildings in use and accessible (insurance, heating, lighting, maintenance, cost of running church services, etc.) plus maintaining the church grounds. I have to think very carefully as to how I spend each pound I receive in the collections.

 

In the words of Bishop Toal, “Great sacrifices were made in building our churches across our Diocese and successive generations of parishioners have looked after them well and contributed generously to support their parishes, the diocese and wider Church.” Your parish church dedicated to St. Cadoc’s very much depends on your contributions, and I thank you for doing your best to support the parish.

 

 

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SICK & HOUSEBOUND

 

 

As a parish community it is very important to us that those who are genuinely sick and housebound (cannot get out at all, are not mobile) and all their lives have gone to Sunday Mass and Holy Communion should continue as active members of our parish and receive Holy Communion. Please inform me if you, or someone you know, would like a home visit from a priest, and also please provide me with the relevant name, address and phone number. – Fr. Rodrigues

 

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NAMES OF THE SICK

 

If you would like to have the names of those who are ill and who ask our prayers in the printed version of the bulletin and the version on the parish website, please ensure that you have the person’s blessing and permission for their name to be included. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect from 25th May 2018, we need to have direct permission from anyone who is sick if we are to announce their names at Mass on Sundays/or mention their names on our newsletter.  

 

 

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CHILDREN’S LITURGY

 

We thank God that the pressing challenges of the pandemic now have come to an end. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented us from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.

 

We are working at the moment to resume the Children's Liturgy of the Word at 10 am mass on Sunday 28th August 2022. However, we need volunteers to help! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Fr. Cirilo as soon as possible.

 

I encourage parents, guardians & carers to bring their children to this Mass where they can enjoy the children’s liturgy and experience the Word of God.

 

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NEW AND EXISTING ALTAR SERVERS

 

We also look forward to welcoming back former servers, as well as new servers from middle of August 2022. If you have made your First Holy Communion, you are welcome to serve. If anyone would like to become an altar server, please speak to Barbara Morris, or me (Fr. Cirilo) after one of the weekend Masses.

 

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50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

 

Congratulations to Jim McGeachie and Margaret McGeachie, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 29th July 2022. As we thank God for them and for all of the years that they have had together, we pray that God will continue to grant them many more years of happiness together and bless their family.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND

 

The Second Collection for the support of the Church Building & Maintenance Fund for July realised £1025.72. Thank you for your generous contribution.

 

 

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LITURGY ROTA

 

A new liturgy rota for readers (July - September 2022) for 5pm (Saturday) &10am & 11.30am (Sunday) Masses is available in the sacristy. Please collect a copy before or after any of the Sunday Masses. Thanks to Mrs Anne Moran for giving her time to prepare the readers rota. If you are able to be part of this important ministry, then please contact Mrs. Anne Moran or Fr. Cirilo.

 

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GIFT-AID SCHEME

 

Many thanks to Jim Cunningham, our parish Gift Aid organiser, for preparing the annual report to be sent to the Inland Revenue to make an annual claim on the Gift-Aid Scheme. Thank you for his time, help and hard work.

 

Thank you 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

 

13st July 2022: “We pray for all unborn children diagnosed with disabilities, we pray for protection for them and their mothers from the pressures of society to have an abortion, and that they would instead experience overwhelming support by all who surround them.”

 

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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 and holy angels,

ST. CADOC,

Pray for us