26th sunday in ordinary time (C)








First Reading – (Amos 6:1, 4-7) – Amos speaks to the wealthy of both Judah and Israel. Their crime is that they could not care less for the plight of the poor. Besides, their conduct will bring ruin on the whole nation.


Responsorial Psalm – My soul, give praise to the Lord.


Second Reading – (1 Timothy 6:11-16) As Jesus was faithful to his call in face of an hostility that led to his death, so Christians facing persecution should be faithful to God’s call.


Gospel Reading(Luke 16: 19-31)This contains Jesus’ parable of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus.


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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, in today’s Gospel Jesus tells us that whatever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters we do it to him, and whatever we refuse to do to them we refuse to do to him. We are all God’s children and so we pray together 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 always give witness to the values of Christ’s kingdom in their preaching of the gospel. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for world leaders: that they may be more attentive to the needs and aspirations of the people they serve, especially the less privileged and marginalized among them. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for the poor, needy and refugees who dwell at our gates: that they may be treated with compassion and fairness, and given the help they need to live new lives. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for ourselves: that we may be a responsible Christian community committed to the cause of our neighbours and friends, whose joys and sorrows we willingly share. 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, thank you for creating this world with enough food for all to share. Help us to play our part in making sure that all people can have their fair share of food to eat. 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 – John Lynch, Tommy Mullen & Jim Bulloch.


ANNIVERSARIES – Elizabeth (Betty) Gregson, Martha Murphy & Agnes Kelly.


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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The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others. A plenary indulgence is granted when the rosary is recited in a church or oratory or when it is recited in a family, a religious community, or a pious association. A partial indulgence is granted for its recitation in all other circumstances.


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This week has a variety of festivals. A permitted memorial on Monday is that of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Their names have been included since the early centuries in the first list of Saints, and there is good evidence that saints of these names were martyred at Cyrrhus in Syria early in the church’s life. Later legend made them saintly doctors who treated the poor and died for the faith after terrible torments. Tuesday is the memorial of St Vincent de Paul (+1660). The influence on the life of the Church of this 17th century French figure was great. The foundation of the Vincentian Order (present for many years in St. Mary’s, Lanark) dedication to parish missions and to seminary education, and the establishment of the Daughters of Charity, were only a part of the work of this humble parish priest.  100 years after his death in 1730 he became the inspiration of the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society. On Wednesday we are permitted a memorial of either the Czech prince and martyr Wenceslaus or St Laurence Ruiz, who suffered martyrdom in Nagasaki in the 17th century. Thursday is the feast of the Archangels - Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. St. Jerome (+440) is remembered on Friday. Saturday is the memorial of the Little Flower - St. Therese of the Child Jesus (+1897).  As a teenager she joined a Carmelite monastery in her native Normandy and made a strong impression on the community. Her autobiography, written under obedience, reveals the simplicity and profundity of her faith. She died aged 24, and with St. Francis Xavier, is the co-patroness of the Missions. 


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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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This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute towards the annual collection to for the education of our future priests and permanent deacons.  A box meant for the Ecclesiastical Students’ Fund Collection is situated at the back of the church. Please consider giving generously to the special collection.



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Next Sunday (2nd October 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 October. 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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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 Elizabeth Gray, Anne-Frances McLaughlin, Gillian Zagroba & Callum Gray for leading the Children’s Liturgy last Sunday.


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Offertory Giving is an act of making an offering to God whereby we express our thanks for his rich generosity to us. Any financial help we receive from the offertory collections is used towards resourcing the priestly ministry and the work of the church, and upkeep of the church building and other structures. Thank you to those who regularly contribute for the spiritual and material welfare of St. Cadoc’s Parish Church, presbytery, diocese and wider Church.

We will be re-introducing the offertory baskets on the first weekend in December 2022. In the meantime, we will continue with the alternative method of placing the offerings in the boxes provided at the back of the church.

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. Financially, the life of the parish depends entirely on your generosity for its survival in the face of these difficult economic times. Please support your parish church by placing your offerings in the offertory collection boxes provided at the back of the church according to your means and the needs of the parish, and to consider Gift-Aiding your contributions, we can claim a quarter of what you give from HMRC at no additional cost to you.


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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.


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Mary’s Meals have passed on their thanks on behalf of their charity to all parishioners and well-wishers of St. Cadoc’s for welcoming so warmly their volunteers, Martin Morris and Jim Rundell, to the parish and allowing them to give an update on their work of providing school meals to children living in poverty amidst the current global hunger crisis. Although there was no special collection taken up for this worthwhile cause, thank you to all those who voluntarily gave donations towards Mary’s Meals which amounted to £388. Well done!!!


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25th September 2022: “Today we celebrate International Daughters Day. We bring to mind all daughters currently developing in the womb. That they would be loved and protected at all costs, and that they would all be given the opportunity to experience life outside the womb.”


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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