23RD sunday in ordinary time (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE TWENTY--THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

 

First Reading – (Wisdom 9:13-18) – Faced with the mysteries of the universe, the meaning of history, and the mind of God, we are ignorant. But God has not left us in our ignorance. He has given us the gift of knowledge.

 

Responsorial Psalm – O Lord, you have been our refuge

                                        from one generation to the next.

 

Second Reading – (Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Philemon was a Colossian, converted by St. Paul. His slave Onesimus ran away and somehow reached Paul in prison, where he was converted. Paul urges Philemon to take him back, not as a slave, but as a brother.

 

Gospel Reading(Luke 14: 25-33)This contains two very short parables dealing with the theme of self-renunciation or the cost of discipleship.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, it is not easy to be a Christian, and Jesus himself is very demanding in what he asks of his disciples. Let us now make our prayers to God our Father that he may give us his grace to live as true disciples of his Son Jesus.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for the leaders of the Church: that they, by word and example, may continue to show forth an example of discipleship in the Church. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for all those affected by the floods in Pakistan: that those who have died may have eternal life, and that families and friends may have the support to rebuild their homes and livelihoods. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life: that men and women may be inspired to dedicate their lives to the work of service in the Church and may respond generously to God’s call. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for ourselves: that we may keep our eyes fixed on Christ and follow him with unwavering commitment. 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, as you call us to follow you, you also tell us how costly it is to do so. Grant us the strength and constancy to reach where you want us to be – even if it is through Calvary and the cross. 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, Terry McDonnal, Martin McGuire, Helen Boyle, Peter Carton, David O’Hare, 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 – Robert Taggart, Katherine Carroll, Jim (James) Reid & Jean Ward.

 

ANNIVERSARIES – James Leonard, Neil Kelly, Patricia Wood & Garry Cairns (7th Anniversary).

 

BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE – David O’Hare.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – SEPTEMBER

 

Rev. Michael Sweeney 03.09.1959

Rev. Samuel McIsaac 03.09.1960

Rev. Thomas McCann 05.09.1972

Rev. Dominic McGlynn 22.09.1972

Rev. Michael Dooley 14.09.1974

Rev. Peter Gorman 15.09.1986

Mgr. Thomas Canon Fehily 16.091987

Very Rev. Daniel B. Canon White 01.09.1990

Rev. Dr. John McQuade 22.09.1990

Rev. Gerry Mackle 06.09.1996

Rev. James Boyle 14.09.2005

Rev Robert Curley 15.09.2005

Rev. William White 18.09.2005

Rev. Francis F. Darroch 11.09.2009

Rev. Martin O’Grady 30.09.2009

Very Rev. James Canon Foley 23.09.2015

Canon John Healey 29.09.2019

 

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

 

Friday of last week it was 8 years (2nd September 2014) since I came here as your parish priest. It has been a great privilege to be here, and I pray that the Lord will give me many more years with you. Thank you for accepting me as a member of St. Cadoc’s Parish family. This is a great parish in which to be a priest, and I am deeply grateful for the wonderful generosity, kindness and support you have shown towards me during my time in St. Cadoc’s. This is what makes our community such a welcoming one and it is hugely rewarding to be part of it. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and friendship.

 

Please pray for me, as I will continue to keep you in my daily devotional prayers. May St. Cadoc watch over and guide you in the years ahead.  May God reward you all with his blessings. – Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues

 

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CALENDAR

 

Monday we recall the memorial of St. Teresa of Calcutta, better known as Mother Teresa, an Albanian nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India and who founded the Missionaries of Charity to serve the “poorest of the poor.” Teresa was beatified on the 19th 0f October 2003 and canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016. She is the patron of World Youth Day, Missionaries of Charity and the Archdiocese of Calcutta. On Thursday is the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady.  Scripture tells us nothing about Mary’s infancy, but the story of Joachim and Anne and Mary’s birth was part of very early (2nd century) devotion to the Mother of Jesus, and by the 7th century today’s feast was established as a major Marian celebration in East and West. The liturgy’s emphasis is on Mary being chosen by God from all eternity to be the means of fulfilling His purposes and the longing of His people for their saviour. Friday is the memorial of St Peter Claver, a native of Spain, who, due to his remarkable life and work, became the patron saint of slaves, of Colombia and of African America.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING & MAINTENANCE FUND

 

This Sunday (4th September 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 September. 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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CHILDREN’S LITURGY

 

We begin the Children’s Liturgy of the Word once again at 10am Mass (except school holidays) from this Sunday (4th September 2022). I encourage parents, guardians & carers to bring their children to the church to participate in our children’s liturgy. Our young ones are the future of our parish. Their participation in parish activities, such as the children’s liturgy, is an important step in their faith formation. Once again, it is my humble and hearty request to parents, guardians & carers that you bring your children to a Sunday Mass on a regular basis.

 

We currently have a dedicated team of seven Children’s Liturgists (Andrea Burns, Elizabeth Gray, Linda Duffy, Marie Claire Faller, Anne-Frances McLaughlin, Gillian Zagroba & Bernadette Shepard) who will lead the Liturgy of the Word discussions with our young people on a weekly basis. Two Liturgists attend each week to work with our young ones. Thanks to all those who have helped us in the Children’s Liturgy matters in previous years. If any of you are interested in helping with the Children’s Liturgy Ministry on a Sunday, please contact Fr. Cirilo as soon as possible.

 

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PREPARATION FOR THE SACRAMENTS

 

There will be a meeting of the parents, guardians & carers of St. Cadoc’s and St. Charles’ Schools children who are going to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion & Confirmation. This meeting will take place in St Cadoc’s Church on Tuesday October 4th 2022: First Reconciliation (Confession) Meeting at 6pm, First Communion at 6.30pm & Confirmation at 7pm. I ask all these parents, guardians &carers to be at this meeting.

 

 

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MARY’S MEALS

 

A volunteer from Mary’s Meals Charity will speak after Holy Communion at next weekend’s Masses, giving an update on their work providing school meals to children living in poverty amidst the current global hunger crisis. There will be no collection taken up, but if you want to support them in any way you are most welcome to do so in your individual capacity.

 

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DIOCESAN LOURDES HOSPITALITY DAY & THE KNIGHTS

OF ST COLUMBA PILGRIMAGE TO CARFIN

 

The Diocesan Lourdes Hospitality Day and the Knights of St Columba Pilgrimage to Carfin will be celebrated jointly this Sunday 4th September 2022 with Mass at 3pm. Please advertise and encourage attendance. The Sacrament of the Sick will be celebrated during Mass.

 

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PARISH HYMN BOOKS

 

The hymns books we have been using in our church for the last 20 years have passed their sell-by date and must be replaced soon as we are going to start using hymns book at Mass in weeks to come. We have decided to get 115 copies of the hymn book for the church which is going to cost the parish roughly £1000.00. This is an extraordinary expense for the parish and any contribution you would like to make to help reduce the cost would be gratefully accepted. Please note that these copies will be purely for the parish use only.

 

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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 please provide me with the relevant name, address and phone number. – Fr. Rodrigues

 

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ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE FOR BEATIFICATION OF VENERABLE MARGARET SINCLAIR

 

The Annual Pilgrimage for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair 2022 will take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at St Patrick’s Church, Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA. It opens at 2pm and Holy Mass will be celebrated at 4.30pm. 

 

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GIFT-AID TAX RECLAIM SCHEME

 

Weekly contributions from the 60 parishioners currently members of this scheme have, in the 2021-2022 tax year, enabled the parish to reclaim the sum of £7,893.62 (compared to £5,471.18 in 2020-2021) from the government.

 

Grateful thanks are extended to this group of parishioners for their commitment which generated much needed income for the parish at no extra cost to themselves, more especially when we are still experiencing a significant fall in income accelerated by the pandemic. Their practical support to the parish will provide much needed help and financial stability in the months to come.

 

The Gift Aid scheme can be utilised by parishioners who are taxpayers and contribute to the weekly collections. 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 and when completed can be returned to Jim Cunningham or Father 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. We are also very grateful to Mr. Jim Cunningham, our Gift-Aid organiser, for giving his time to deal with Gift-Aid envelopes.

 

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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

4th September 2022: “Tomorrow, we celebrate the feast of St Mother Teresa of Calcutta, patron saint of the pro-life movement. We ask for her intercession as we, the church, seek to support all pregnant mothers through their pregnancies, and that, like her, we would become models of support and charity to all in society.”

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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