25th sunday in ordinary time (C)








First Reading – (Amos 8:4-7) – Amos was a great champion of social justice. In this short reading he depicts the ‘religious’ employers waiting impatiently for the Sabbath to end so that they can get on with their lucrative but dishonest trading.


Responsorial Psalm – Praise the Lord, who raises the poor.


Second Reading – (1 Timothy 3-1-8) St. Paul urges Christians to pray for everyone especially those who hold public office, because God wants everyone to be saved.


Gospel Reading(Luke 6: 1-13)This contains the parable of the astute steward who used his ill-gotten money to gain admittance into people’s homes. Christ says we can learn something from him.


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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus calls us to be servants of all. With this in mind we now pray for our own needs and those of the Church and the world.


The response isLord graciously hear us.   


We pray for the Church: that we may be good stewards of the gifts that God has given us and use these gifts for the good of others. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her funeral: that God may grant her eternal rest. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for peace in war-torn countries and more particularly for those affected in Ukraine: that there may be an end to hatred and violence, and that people may live in safety and peace. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray at the conclusion of Vocations Awareness Week: 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 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 thank you for your goodness. May we, in our own lives, reflect something of that same goodness to others. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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SICK – Fr. Thomas Toal, Terry McDonnal, Martin McGuire, Helen Boyle, Peter Carton, David O’Hare, 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 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Irene Farrelly & Joseph Montgomery.


ANNIVERSARIES – Lizzie Bradly, Joe McCauley & Mathew Thekekutta.


Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.




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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vocation awareness week


Today we conclude the National Vocations Awareness Week (11th – 18th September 2022). Every year, the Catholic Church in Scotland sets aside a week in which we are all asked to reflect on our vocation within the Christian family, a vocation which flows from our shared Baptismal vocation to grow in holiness and in service of others. In particular, we are asked to pray, for those who are considering the possibility of a vocation to priesthood, permanent diaconate, religious or consecrated life - that they may follow in our Lord's footsteps and answer His call to serve His people in ministry; to remember those in formation who have answered the call as we pray for their perseverance and the gifts they need to minister effectively and graciously to Christ's people. The need for vocations has never been greater. May the Catholic Church of Scotland, at the conclusion of Vocations Awareness Week, continue to receive the gift of priests, deacons, religious and dedicated lay women and men for the building up of God’s Kingdom.


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Monday is the optional memorial of St Januarius, Bishop & Martyr, a 4th century Southern Italian saint most remembered for the strange phenomenon of the liquefaction of a relic said to be his blood. Tuesday is the memorial of the Korean Martyrs Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon (+1846) and Paul Chong Hasang (+1839) and their 103 companions. The evangelisation of Korea by French priests began in the 17th century. A strong Christian community flourished until the bitter period of persecution of the19th century. St. Paul was the first Korean ordained to priesthood; St. Andrew was a lay catechist; the other 100 martyrs were lay people: men, women, married, single, children and the elderly. Pope John Paul II canonised them in 1984. Wednesday is the feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.  The one-time tax-collector is regarded as the author of the Gospel that bears his name, the longest of the four Gospels. On Friday we celebrate the memorial of St Pio of Pietrelcinafirst stigmatized Capuchin priest in the history of the Catholic Church.


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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 that the parents, guardians &carers of the children attend these meetings.


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The annual second collection for the education of our future priests and permanent deacons will be taken up at all Masses for the next two weekends (17th/18th September 2022 & 24th/25th September 2022) beginning this weekend to help towards the costs of this essential need.


This year we have two students – Matthew O’Neill of St Mary’s and St Bernard’s Parish and Aidan Kelly of St Ninian’s and St Cuthbert’s - who have completed their Propaedeutic Period in the Royal Scots College, Salamanca, and will continue their formation in the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, from mid-September.


We wish them well and pray for them and our other three seminarians, Chris Furmage, Kieran Burt and Christopher Igwe. We do not have anybody beginning the Seminary Applicants Year or the 2023 Propaedeutic Period.


A box meant for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund Collection will be out at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning this weekend. Please consider giving generously to the special collection.


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The Annual Pilgrimage for the Beatification of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair 2022 will take place this 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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The Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place at 10am Mass (except school holidays). 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. Thank you to Andrea Burns and Marie Claire Faller for leading the Children’s Liturgy last Sunday.



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The annual national pilgrimage to Carfin Grotto will take place on Sunday 25th September 2022 with Mass at 3pm, followed by a Rosary Torchlight Procession, in the presence of the Relics of Saint Bernadette to mark the Centenary of the Grotto Holy Mass. The main celebrant will be Rt. Rev. Joseph Toal. All are welcome. 


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A new liturgy rota for readers (October – December 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 Anne Moran for giving her time to prepare the readers rota. 


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Please help your parish. New readers are required for weekday & weekend Masses. If you are willing to be part of this important ministry, then please contact Anne Moran or Fr. Cirilo. All readers should be in the church at least ten minutes before the beginning of Mass to check the readings and bidding prayers.



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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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 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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18th September 2022: “We pray for all women going through unexpected pregnancies, that they would experience peace and support in this circumstance, and recognise the many blessings that motherhood brings.”

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(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.




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.






bunch of flowers, bouquet de fleurs



Holy mary, mother of god,

 st. Joseph,

st. Michael and holy angels,


Pray for us