3RD sunday IN ORDINARY TIME (a)

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)

 

First Reading – (Isaiah 8:23, 9:3)The prophet Isaiah predicts future glory for an oppressed people: light will replace darkness; joy sorrow; and freedom, oppression.

 

Responsorial Psalm – The Lord is my light and my help.

 

Second Reading – (1 Corinthians 1: 10-13, 17)This shows that even among the first Christians there were divisions.  But St. Paul urges unity in Christ.

 

Gospel Reading(Matthew 4:12-23) Matthew recalls Isaiah’s prophecy that the people in darkness will see a great light; he announces the theme of Jesus’ ministry.

 

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

 

INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, with confidence and trust, let us now bring our prayers and petitions before God our Father.

 

The response isLord graciously hear us.   

 

We pray for all those suffering in the world: that Christians will proclaim liberty to captives, give blind people new sight, set the downtrodden free and proclaim the Lord’s year of favour. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for political leaders: that they may be unfailing in their efforts to ensure that the light of peace shines for those who live in the darkness of war and strife. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for the work of our Justice and Peace Commission in Scotland: that it may continue to succeed in spreading the message of the Church’s social teaching. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.

 

We pray for those in our own church and those who guide and lead Christian communities throughout the world as we come to the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: that they may put aside past differences and work together to proclaim the message of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 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 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 ask you to hear our prayers and grant what is in accord with your will for us. 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, Thérèse McKeand, Mary McCafferty, Edward McCafferty, Stuart Mason, Mary Toal, 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 – Canon Joseph Clements, Daniel McSorley, Michael Barchey, Janice Murray, Tony Crockwell & William McGregor.

 

NNIVERSARIES – Annie Haveron (First Anniversary), Lena Mochan, Betty Mancino & Elizabeth (Betty) Gregson (Second Anniversary).

 

Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

CLERGY ANNIVERSARIES – JANUARY

 

Very Rev. James Canon McKenna 30/01/1949

Rev. William J. Smith 16/01/1961

Rev. Patrick Plunkett 20/01/1963

Rev. Peter Aloysius Murie 11/01/1964

Rev. Thomas McGhie 13/01/1965

Rt. Rev. Patrick Monsignor McGonagle 20/01/1970

Rev. Daniel McGlinchey 21/01/1972

Rev. Thomas Sheehan 22/01/1975

Rev. Anthony Donnelly 30/01/1982

Rev. Gerald B. McColgan 25/01/1987

Very Rev. James Canon Kilpatrick 04/01/1989

Very Rev. Bernard Canon Keenan 02/01/1992

Rev. James Quinn 10/01/1994

Rev. James Boyle 31/01/1998

Very Rev. John Canon Sheridan 06/01/1999

Very Rev. George Canon Fryer 20/01/1999

Rev. Isaac McLaren 11/01/2001

Very Rev. John Canon Gallagher 22/01/2003

Rev. James Small 14/01/2014

Rev. Jeremiah O'Riordan 11/01/2006

Very Rev, Thomas Canon Barry 26/01/2006

Very Rev. Henry Canon Allison 03/01/2013

Very Rev. George Canon Boyd 22/01/2013

Rev. Joseph Brannigan 02/01/2014

Very Rev. Henry Canon McGinn 14/01/2014

Rev. Leo Muldoon 27/01/2014

Very Rev Edward Canon Glackin 18/01/2016

Rev. Brian Donnelly 26/01/2016

Rev. Patrick McGovern 17/01/2017

Very Rev. Noel Canon Carey 09/01/2018

 

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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CALENDAR

 

Tuesday is the memorial of St Francis de Sales, the holy Bishop of Annecy (near Geneva) in the late 16th century who is remembered both as a controversialist who helped to stem the tide of the Reformation and as a great spiritual guide to, especially, lay people. Wednesday is the Feast of the conversion of St Paul. The dramatic miracle on the road to Damascus was a turning point in the life of the early Church. On Thursday we remember at Mass Saints Timothy and Titus, the trusted younger followers of St Paul to whom are directed the so-called ‘Pastoral’ letters which bear their names. On Friday we recall the memory of St. Angela Merici, an Italian religious educator and founder of the Ursuline order, the oldest religious order of women in the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the education of girls. On Saturday we remember St Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican priest of the 12th century who was perhaps the greatest medieval philosopher and theologian of the middle ages. He developed the philosophical system of Aristotle to underpin the Christian view of God, the universe, and ourselves, as well as illuminating in his writings, all areas of Christian theology. With this he combined great personal saintliness and humility.

 

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR JUSTICE

& PEACE COMMISSION

 

This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute to help support the work of our own Justice and Peace Commission in Scotland. A box intended for the JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION COLLECTION is situated at the back of the church. I hope you will contribute with your usual generosity to this collection. 

 

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NEW ACTING HEAD TEACHER FOR ST. CADOC’S

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Kathleen Faloon on her appointment as Acting Head Teacher of St. Cadoc’s Primary School who took up the post on Monday of the last week. We wish her every success in her new endeavour.

 

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HOOVERS (CHURCH & PRESBYTERY) REPLACEMENT

 

The hoovers currently in use to clean the large areas of carpeting in the church and presbytery are now reaching the end of their working life and require to be replaced. If anyone has a modern corded hoover in good working order they no longer use and would consider donating to the church please advise myself (Fr.Cirilo).

 

 

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

OF ST. BRIDE’S & ST. CADOC’S

 

This year our Christmas appeal centered on all the school in the Cambuslang area. We had an overwhelming response for help from nearly all the schools in the area. We have been able to give 150 vouchers from a large supermarket to help to provide gifts for children. We have also supplied nearly a 100 vouchers from a well-known retailer to help with food during these terrible times. With the help of St Columbkille’s Parish we have been able to supply toys to 82 children within the Cambuslang area. All this wouldn’t have been able without the generosity of St Brides and St Cadoc’s parishioners whom we are very grateful. We thank you for your kind help and support. - John Patrick, St Brides and St Cadoc’s Conference.

 

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

 

The current climate of increasing cost of living coupled with continually rising energy prices has impacted on the ability of the parish to financially make ends meet. Our expenditure has remained the same over the past few years however, our income fell because of Covid-19.  The income we receive at present will not be sufficient to sustain the parish long term, taking into account increasing costs and the pending renovation works which would be required to maintain and improve the interior of St. Cadoc’s Church and Presbytery in years to come. I kindly appeal to your generosity to add an extra pound to your contributions to help the church cope with, in particular at this time, rising gas prices.

 

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 more so, in the face of these difficult economic times. Please support financially, according to your means, and the needs of your parish church by placing your offerings in the offertory collection boxes provided at the back of the church. Please also consider Gift-Aiding your contributions as we can claim a quarter of what you give, from HMRC, at no additional cost to you. Once again, I value your assistance in maintaining our wonderful parish church community.

 

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CHILDREN’S LITURGY

 

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place at 10am Mass (except school holidays). Thank you to the Parish Children’s Liturgy Team [Elizabeth Gray, & Bernadette Shepard] for leading the Children’s Liturgy last Sunday.

 

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 DO YOU WANT TO JOIN THE GIFT-AID SCHEME

& HELP THE PARISH

 

It’s so simple. If you are a tax payer, normally come to Church, and are prepared to put your money offering in a confidential numbered envelope (or pay by Standing order) and sign a simple form, then the parish can (at no cost to yourself) reclaim the tax you have already paid on that offering. For every pound you give, your parish will get back an additional 25 pence from the Inland Revenue. Thanks are extended to all those who have answered our appeal and have committed to gift-aid their offerings. Anyone wishing to join the scheme, please contact Jim Cunningham, our parish Gift Aid organiser 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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FROM the UNIVERSE CATHOLIC WEEKLY

 

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RIGHT TO LIFE UK: PRAYING FOR THE UNBORN

AND WOMEN FACING CRISIS PREGNANCIES

 

22nd January 2023: (3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) - “Let us pray for women who are now experiencing a difficult pregnancy, that, with the help of family, friends and the Church community, they may, in time, rejoice at the birth of their new baby.”

 

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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