THIRTIETH sunday in ordinary time (A)








First Reading – (Exodus 22:20–26) – In this reading God tells the Israelites that there must be no exploitation of or discrimination against the weak members of their society.


Responsorial Psalm – I love you, Lord, my strength.


Second Reading – (1 Thessalonians 1:5-10) St. Paul tells the Thessalonians that their exemplary lives have become known far and wide.


Gospel Reading(Matthew 22:34-40) In this reading Jesus tells us that the whole of religion can be summed up in the twofold commandment: love of God and love of our neighbour.


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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus gave us the commandment to love God above all things and to show love for our neighbour to the same degree that we care for ourselves. We now pray to God the Father for the grace to live out this commandment in our Church and world.)


The response isLord graciously hear us.   


We pray for the Church: that we may proclaim the fullness of the Gospel with our words and with our lives and bring the light of Christ to the world. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We continue to 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 families and especially families suffering from division, strife and deceit: that the peace of Christ may heal wounded hearts. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for each one of us gathered here today: that together we may grow in love of the Lord our God and show that love in action by reaching out to our neighbour. 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 has helped us to see our neighbour in everyone who is in need. May we live the Gospel command fully by loving God and our neighbour. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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SICK – Fr. Thomas Toal, Beth Regan, 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 – Annie McLaughlin and Robert Chisholm.


ANNIVERSARIES – Pat Welsh, John, James, Danny & Manus Coyle, Helen Goodwin, Bernard Morris & James McLaughlin.




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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Wednesday (1st November 2023) is the commemoration of the countless men, women and children of all times and places who are now with God in the New Jerusalem. It is a Holyday of Obligation. There will be two Masses to celebrate the Feast of All Saints: Vigil Mass at 6pm (Tuesday) & Mass at 10am (Wednesday).


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The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed takes place on Thursday (2nd November 2023). Mass will be celebrated at 10am. 


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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 at all Masses next weekend (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 weekends’ Masses to register for our parish census.


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After the important feasts of Wednesday and Thursday we have an optional memorial on Friday of the mixed-race Dominican laybrother St Martin de Porres, who devoted himself to the service of slaves and the poor in 17th century Lima. On Saturday we remember St Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan, who in the late 16th century re-evangelised that part of Italy according to the mind of the Counter-Reformation Council of Trent.


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Reconciliation and Healing Service will take place this Sunday 29th October 2023 at 2.30pm in St. Columbkille’s Chapel Hall, Kirkwood Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow. Speakers: Canon James Duggan and Joe Livingston.


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This Sunday (5th November 2023), 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 September.


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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Please note the changes in our weekday Masses. There will be a Mass at 10am Monday to Friday of this week, then, from Tuesday 14th November 2023 to Tuesday 5th December 2023, a Mass at 10 am from Tuesday to Friday. No Daily Mass on Monday or Saturday mornings during this period. 


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Thank you to the parents, guardians and carers of our children from St. Cadoc’s and St. Charles’ Primary Schools for attending the sacramental meetings during the week. My thanks also to the teachers, school staff and all others who support and do their best to help our children in their faith formation. Once again, I wish to remind parents, guardians & carers of candidates for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation of the importance of attending the Mass faithfully each week.


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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 29th 2023 (30th Sunday of Ordinary Time) - “As the Church commemorates the Feast Days of All Saints and All Souls this week, we ask Almighty God to specially care for all the babies who never had the chance to be born.”


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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