TWENTY-EIGHTH sunday in ordinary time (A)








First Reading – (Isaiah 25:6–10) – The image of a banquet is used to describe the blessings God has in store, not only for Israel but for all nations.


Responsorial Psalm – In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.


Second Reading – (Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20) In this reading St. Paul says that for him poverty and riches, hunger and plenty, are all the same. With God’s help he can cope with anything that comes.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 22:1-14) The Gospel reading contains the strange story of the invited guests who refused to turn up for the wedding feast with the result that their places are given to others.


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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, God is continually inviting us to the banquet of a fuller, deeper and more spiritual life, a life worthy of our dignity as his sons and daughters. Let us now pray to God the Father for the wisdom and grace to accept that invitation.)


The response isLord graciously hear us.   


We continue to pray for all those gathered at the Synod in Rome: that they may be inspired by the Holy Spirit in their deliberations and find the path to renew our Church in its mission. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for peace in the world, especially in the Middle East: 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 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 missionaries who serve Jesus and his Church in places of danger or in the face of persecution or under difficult political conditions: that God may help them to faithfully proclaim the Good News and console them in times of loneliness and discouragement. 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, your Son Jesus invites us to a banquet of good living. Help us to accept his invitation with all our hearts and to hunger always for a life of goodness and holiness.

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.


ANNIVERSARIES – Monsignor Thomas Connolly, Thomas Burke (First Anniversary), Pearl McKenna, Mary Dolan, Ann Holmes, Graeme Hosie & The Welsh Family.


BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE – Catherine Hughes (60 years).





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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This Sunday (15th October 2023) we celebrate in our parish the World Day of Prayer and Giving for the Missions. We are asked to be earnest in our prayers that God’s word be brought to peoples in earth’s farthest corners who appear to be at a great distance from Christ. We are also encouraged to be generous in our contributions towards the work of the Missions. We have a marvellous record in St. Cadoc’s of helping the spread of the Faith in mission lands and I look forward to your continued generosity in our second collection at all Masses for the next two weekends. The amount gathered will go to support the Missions.  A box intended for the mission collections will be situated at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning this weekend. Please find enclosed in today’s bulletin a copy of the letter from Fr. Vincent Lockhart, National Director of Mission Scotland, the Pontifical Mission Societies.


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month of the holy souls


During the month of November it is traditional in the Church to pray for those who have gone before us and whose loss we feel. We do this in many ways but the most common is to remember them at Mass. If you would like your dead loved ones to be remembered at Mass during the month of the Holy Souls, then please complete a November list provided with today’s bulletin and return it to any of the two boxes provided at the back of the Church.


“The remembrance of the dead, the care for graves and prayers of repose are a witness of the confident hope, rooted in the certainty that death is not the final word on the human fate, since man is destined to a life without limits which has its roots and its fulfilment in God.” Please come to Mass more frequently during the month of November to pray for all the Faithful Departed. As we pray together for our deceased family members, relatives and friends, remembering also those who have no one to pray for them, we ask the Lord to continue to watch over and bless you, your family, and your friends.


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the annual mass census


The annual Mass census will take place during Masses at the weekend of Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th November 2023. I would like to thank all those who, through their presence Sunday after Sunday, faithfully and generously contribute to the spiritual and material welfare of Saint Cadoc’s parish. Please come and show your support to the parish by being present for any of that weekend Masses to register for our parish census.


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Tuesday is the memorial of St Ignatius Bishop of Antioch, a disciple of the apostles, who was condemned to be killed by wild animals in the Roman amphitheatre. On his journey in chains to Rome he wrote 7 letters to various churches, which provide us with a picture of the Christian Church of his time. On Wednesday we have the Feast of St. Luke, author of a Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles that is its sequel.  St. Paul speaks of ‘Our beloved Luke, the physician’, and he appears to have been with Paul on some of his journeys. He was a Greek, not very familiar with the Holy Land and is said by an early tradition to have ended his days in Greece. On Thursday we have the opportunity of celebrating the memory of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionist order, well-known to us from St. Mungo’s Church in Glasgow. On Thursday we can also celebrate the 17th-century French Jesuits – Jean de Brebuef, Isaac Jogues and others – who after a period of some evangelizing success among the Huron Indians in Canada were captured, tortured, mutilated, burnt and eventually eaten by Iroquois war-parties. The optional memorial of St. John Paul II is celebrated on Saturday. Elected Pope in 1978, he began his ministry as universal Pastor of the Church, making 104 international apostolic journeys. His teaching as pope was shared through numerous encyclicals and apostolic exhortations, constitutions and letters, his Wednesday general audience as well as a number of books which he authored.


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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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With the colder weather, please make sure the doors to our church are closed to keep the heat in, and the cold out. 


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right to life uk: praying for the unborn

& women facing crisis pregnancies


October 15th 2023 (28th Sunday of Ordinary Time) - “Let us pray for politicians and other decision-makers, that they would work to safeguard and increase provisions available to all vulnerable groups, including expectant mothers, newborns and the unborn.”


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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