27th sunday in ordinary time (C)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE TWENTY—SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

 

First Reading – (Habakkuk 1:2-3; 3:2-4) – The prophet complains to God about the prevalence of injustice. God responds by promising to save those who trust in him.

 

Responsorial Psalm – O that today you would listen to his voice!

                                        Harden not your hearts.

 

Second Reading – (2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14) Timothy is urged to accept his share of suffering for the Gospel, and, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to bear these sufferings cheerfully as St. Paul did.

 

Gospel Reading(Luke 17: 5-10)A little faith, provided it be authentic, can do great things. The disciples are urged to serve God without any claim on a reward.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, aware that God cares for us more than we can imagine, let us now turn to God our Father and pray together for our own needs and those of the Church and the world.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for the Church: that she may continue to be a source of strength in the face of a culture that is often contrary to the ways of Christ. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those in positions of leadership: that they may be guided by God’s wisdom to work for and promote justice for the common good. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for people who are trying to find meaning, purpose and direction in life: that they may see a way through their darkness and discover light and hope. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for our parish community in this month of the Holy Rosary: that we may grow in faith, hope and love through deeper devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Rosary. 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 trust in your grace and rejoice in your word. Look kindly on those for whom we pray and grant us what we ask you in faith. 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, 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 – Molly (Mary) Gray (Funeral on Thursday 6th October 2022), James Lavelle & Margaret Clark (Mother of Fr. Jim Clark).

 

MONTHS MIND – Irene Farrelly.

 

ANNIVERSARIES – Bernard McLaughlin & Patrick Welsh.

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – OCTOBER

 

Rev. Francis Thomas Misset - 11.10.1956

Rev. James Butler - 10.10.1958

Very Rev. Patrick Canon Keating - 13.10.1963

Very Rev. Edmund Canon Macdonald - 16.10.1963

Rev. Thomas Kelly - 18.10.1963

Rt. Rev Mgr. Alexander Hamilton - 22.10.1963

Rev. Lawrence Connelly - 03.10.1964

Rev. Peter Murphy - 31.10.1969

Very Rev. John Canon Battel - 13.10.1978

Very Rev. William Canon Duddy - 08.10.1986

Rev. Michael Houlihan - 15.10.1986

Very Rev. Daniel Canon O’Doherty - 07.10.1992

Rev. Bartholomew O’Regan - 22.10.1997

Rev. Francis Kelly - 26.10.1999

Rev. Thomas Connelly - 16.10.2000

Rev. Augustine McCauley - 26.10.2006

Rev. Richard Higgins - 06.10.2015

Very Rev. Cornelius Canon O’Leary - 22.10.2020

 

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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OCTOBER DEVOTION

 

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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CALENDAR

 

Tuesday is the memorial of St. Francis of Assisi (+1226). The son of a wealthy merchant, Francis Bernardone was a fun-loving and adventurous young man who decided to embark on a life of poverty and holiness by forming a community of like-minded Friars – known today as the Franciscans. His simple approach to life and his love of God’s creation has made him an inspirational figure to people of every generation. Thursday is the memorial of St. Bruno, the 11th century founder of the Carthusians, a strict order who live a kind of hermits’ life, meeting only for Mass and liturgical prayer, and observing silence at almost all times. They also make the famous liqueur ‘Chartreuse’. Friday is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The date is that of the Battle of Lepanto (1571) in which a Christian fleet defeated a Muslim one and stopped further Muslim expansion in the Mediterranean. People of the time attributed the victory to the praying of the Rosary, something which remains to this day a great comfort to the faithful.

 

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

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR CHURCH BUILDING

& MAINTENANCE FUND

 

This 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 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

 

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.  

 

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OFFERTORY GIVING

 

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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PARISH HYMN BOOKS

 

An update on the purchase of new hymn books intended for the use of all parishioners and visitors in the church. Fortunately, I recently discovered 50 unused books in storage. As a result the proposed number of books to be ordered will be reduced to 80 at a cost of £850 (a saving of £250 on the initial price). Many thanks are extended to those parishioners who have already made monetary contributions to help defray part of this cost. Further donations would be warmly received. The hymn books will be brought in to use as soon as possible following delivery. Considered handling and use of the new books should, I am sure, result in them lasting as long (20 years) as the ones being replaced. Thank you to Joe McHenry for his help and time in placing the order for the hymn books.

 

 

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LITURGY ROTA

 

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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LOOKING FOR PASSKEEPERS

 

We look forward to welcoming back our former as well as new pass keepers from the beginning of December 2022. If anyone is interested in joining this ministry, please contact Fr. Rodrigues. The responsibilities of the pass keepers include welcoming people to Mass and other events in the church and ensuring any materials (e.g., weekly bulletins, hymn books and leaflets) are distributed to, and collected from, congregations. Pass keepers also provide practical support by ensuring that Offertory collections are undertaken with little disruption to the Mass and that proceeds are left in front of the altar.

 

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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

2nd October 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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bunch of flowers, bouquet de fleurs

 

 

Holy mary, mother of god,

 st. Joseph,

st. Michael and holy angels,

ST. CADOC,

Pray for us