TWENTY-SEVENTH sunday in ordinary time (A)








First Reading – (Isaiah 5:1–7) – Israel is compared to a vineyard which fails to produce fruit in spite of the fact that the owner (God) has lavished the utmost care and attention on it. It is destined to become a wilderness.


Responsorial Psalm – The vineyard of the Lord    

                                        is the House of Israel.


Second Reading – (Philippians 4:6-9) In this reading St. Paul gives us a very good picture of the kind of fruit we should produce in the vineyard of our lives.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 21:33-43) This takes up the same theme as the first reading, except here it is the leaders who are reproached for their failure to produce the goods.


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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 present to him 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 the fertile and nourishing ground enabling a harvest rich in justice and compassion, and in mercy and forgiveness. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for all participating in the Synod: that they may explore together its themes of communion, participation and mission, and so build up the People of God in holiness. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for our parish community in this month of the Holy Rosary: that we will 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 each one of us here present: that we may be a fruitful garden, producing a harvest rich in compassion, mercy, justice and forgiveness. 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, you call us to go out and bear fruit in your name. Watch over us with your unfailing providence, compassion and wisdom, so that we may dutifully yield the good fruits that you rightly expect. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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SICK – Fr. Thomas Toal, Rose Gallagher, Mary Robertson, John Hegarty, Robert Kielty, Thérèse McKeand, Mary McCafferty, Edward McCafferty, Stuart Mason, Martin McGuire, 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 – Michael Cunningham, Rena Thomson (Mother of Fr. Jim Thomson) & Stephen Quinn.


MONTHS MIND – Luiza Maria Nazareth, Shawn Michael Fernandes, Abigail De Souza & Veldrofe De Souza,


ANNIVERSARIES – Rendentor Advine Nazareth (First Anniversary), Thomas Burke (First Anniversary)  & C.U. Jose Chennattu.







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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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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Next Sunday (16th October 2020) we celebrate in our parish the World Day of Prayer and Giving for the Missions. You are asked to be earnest in your prayers that God’s word be brought to earth’s farthest corners and to people who appear to be at a great distance from Christ, and generous in your contribution for the work of the Missions. We have a marvellous record in St. Cadoc’s in helping the spread of the Faith in mission lands and we look forward to your continued generosity in our second collection at all Masses next weekend. The amount gathered will go to support the Missions. A box intended to support the collection for the missions will be situated at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning next weekend. 


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On Monday we remember Paris’ patron saint, the martyr Denis & his companions, and St John Leonardi, a 16th-17th century figure, dedicated to resisting Reformation ideas through the order he founded and inspiring the church’s missionary efforts. Wednesday of this week is the memorial of Blessed Pope John XXIII, the beloved, humble pope who catapulted the Church into the modern age by opening the Second Vatican Council at the beginning of the 1960s. On Saturday we remember the 3rd Century Pope and martyr Callistus I (+222). He extended forgiveness to those who had lapsed from their faith but wanted to return.  He also opened the first Christian cemetery in Rome, part of which can be visited today.


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Please note the following changes in our weekday Masses. There will be a Mass at 10am from Monday to Friday. No Daily Mass on a Saturday morning. This new arrangement will come into effect from tomorrow (Monday 9th October 2023).


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This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute to our normal Church Building and Maintenance Fund Collection for the month of October. A box meant for the Church Building & Maintenance Fund Collections is situated at the back of the church. 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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A new liturgy rota for readers (October – December 2023) 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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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 24th October 2023: First Reconciliation (Confession) Meeting at 6pm, First Holy Communion at 6.35pm & Confirmation at 7.05pm. I ask all parents, guardians & carers of the children to be at this meeting.


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Our annual insurance renewal premium invoice for the Church and House for the 29th September 2023 to 28th September 2024 is 2,811.95.



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The Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place at 10am Sunday 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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parking in the streets

surrounding the church


Please avoid parking your cars on local resident’s driveway, corners or bends. You can use our car park which is situated behind the church. It can accommodate 6 cars.


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right to life uk: praying for the unborn

& women facing crisis pregnancies


October 8th 2023 (27th Sunday of Ordinary Time) - “Let us pray for all those in hospices, that they may receive the appropriate palliative care to ease any physical pain, and the psychological and spiritual care to relieve their mind and soul.”


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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