Tenth sunday in ordinary time (B)








First Reading – (Genesis 3: 9-15) – Adam and Eve were tempted and fell. This reading deals with the tragic consequences of that fall.


Responsorial Psalm – With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.


Second Reading – (2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1) In the midst of his trials St. Pauls looks to the world to come in which God will provide us with a permanent dwelling place instead of a temporary tent.


Gospel Reading(Mark 3:20-35) In this passage we see how Jesus was misunderstood by his family and slandered by the scribes, yet he was accepted by the ordinary people.


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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, with confidence in the knowledge of God’s love for us we offer up our prayers, for our needs and the needs of our world.)


The response isLord graciously hear us.   


We pray for Francis our Pope, Joseph our Bishop, bishops, priests, religious and deacons:: that they may know the guidance and strength of the Holy Spirit as they continue  to discern God’s will for us and for our world. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for those who are fleeing from their own countries because of war, persecution, poverty and hunger: that God may guide them to safety and help them find welcome in new communities. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for families going through tough times, especially in their faith journey: that the Holy Spirit may grant them the fortitude, resilience, and an overflow of God’s grace to triumph over the obstacles in their lives. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for the recipients of the Benemerenti Medal: that, as we give thanks to God for their long and exceptional service given by them to the Church, we implore God’s blessings upon them and their families. 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 give them strength and fortitude, 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 bring these prayers before you with confidence in your infinite mercy. Hear and answer them according to your holy will. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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SICK – John Clelland, Rose Gallagher, John Hegarty, Robert Kielty, Thérèse McKeand, Mary McCafferty, Edward McCafferty, Stuart Mason, Martin McGuire, 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 –  Sarah McLaughlin & Margaret Flannigan.


ANNIVERSARIES – Frank McGettigan, Jackie Reilly (5th Anniversary), Barbara Jordan, John & May Burns & JeaDonnelly.


Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let Perpetual Light shine upon them.

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.




Rev. Eugene Murray 26/06/53

Rev. Michael O’Brien 11/06/56

Rt. Rev. Bishop Edward Douglas 12/06/67

Rev. John Vincent Murray 27/06/72

Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Canon Rooney 09/06/74

Very Rev. George Canon Mullen 28/06/90

Rev. James McGlinchey 26/06/91

Very Rev. John Canon Moss 25/06/92

Rev. John McMurray 03/06/01

His Eminence Cardinal Thomas J Winning 17/06/01

Rev. John Joseph Delaney 20/06/01

Very Rev. Alphonsus Canon Woods 09/06/04

Very Rev. Michael Canon Ryan 03/06/16


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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We welcome Bishop Joseph Toal to our parish today (9th June 2024) to celebrate the Mass of Celebration at 9.30am Mass (Mass brought forward by half hour to give sufficient time for the celebration) and to present the Benemerenti Medals to Nancy Welsh, Anne Moran, Irene Savage, Barbara Morris, John Joseph Clark and Joe McHenry towards the end of Mass.


The Benemerenti Medal is a well-deserved honour given to people who voluntary give their time in the service of the Catholic Church. Nancy Welsh, Anne Moran, Irene Savage, Barbara Morris, John Joseph Clark and Joe McHenry deserve to be honoured by the award as they have supported the Church for most of their lives, not only at Parish level but also at Diocesan level and the Universal Church. We offer our sincere congratulations to them as we acknowledge their many dedicated years of service to the parish of St. Cadoc’s and to the Church. We implore God’s blessings upon them and their families. 


We thank Bishop Toal for giving his time to come to our humble parish to celebrate the Mass and to present the medals to our loyal and deserving parishioners. We continue to pray for Bishop Toal for his health and well-being and we seek God’s guidance and blessing in his ministry in the Diocese of Motherwell.


We also pray for the community of St. Cadoc’s that God may continue to bless us with firm faith, lasting hope and unfailing charity. We also thank all who have been involved in helping to prepare for this day.


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St. Barnabas the Apostle is remembered on Tuesday. Like St. Paul, Barnabas was not one of “the twelve” but is honoured with the title because of his preaching and missionary activity. A Jewish Cypriot by birth, and a cousin of St. Mark, he accompanied Paul to Antioch, and then returned to his native Cyprus to evangelise the people there.  The famous St. Anthony of Padua (+1231) is honoured on Thursday. He is one of the most popular saints in Catholic piety, is often petitioned to find lost articles. A native of Portugal, his Franciscan ministry took him finally to Padua, where he taught, preached and is buried.


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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 June.


A box meant for the church building & maintenance fund collection 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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Once a year Bishop Toal gives permission to a religious missionary order to appeal at all Masses for the work of their society. Our appeal is next weekend (15th/16th June 2024) and will be made by the Xaverian Missionaries Fathers (St. Francis Xavier Foreign Missionaries Society). There will be a Second Collection in support of their work. A box intended to help support the mission work of the White Fathers will be situated at the back of the church for the next two weeks beginning next weekend.  We have a marvellous record in St. Cadoc’s in helping the spread of the Faith in mission lands and the missionaries, and we look forward to your continued generosity in our second collection at all Masses next weekend. Thank you in advance for your generosity and your prayers.


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Children had a great day last Sunday. It was really wonderful to see so many young ones turning up for the party along with their parents, grandparents, guardians and carers. A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support our children on that day, and to those who donated the tasty home-baking and soft drinks, cakes, or helped and contributed to this parish social event.


A word of appreciation and gratitude also, to those who on the day, helped with setting up and tidying away the buffet food.   


Besides, a big thank you to all the Children’s Liturgy helpers for their valued support during the year. We currently have a dedicated team of 4 Children’s Liturgists who lead the Liturgy of the Word discussions with our young people on a weekly basis. Two Liturgists attend each week to work with our young ones.


Thanks also to the parents, guardians and carers who bring their children to the church to participate in our children’s liturgy. 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. We recognise that parents, guardians, carers are the first catechists of their children. They are obviously of supreme importance and influence. Parents, guardians, carers, therefore, have a great responsibility to give a good example to their children, since children will grow in faith only if they see their parents, guardians, carers practise it. 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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Thank you to Adrian Harkin, the co-ordinator and the driving force behind the diocesan “Wellspring project”, for speaking to our congregation during the week on the background and aims of “Wellspring”. Thank you also to all those (including Mrs Fallon and Mrs Kelly from St. Cadoc’s Primary School) who made an effort to attend the meeting.


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Our next pastoral planning committee meeting will take place on Tuesday (18st June 2024) at 7pm in the church house. Minutes of the last meeting and agenda for the next pastoral planning committee meeting can be found on the notice board at the back of the church.


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The Harkin Family would like to express their deep gratitude to the parishioners of St. Cadoc’s, family and friends for their wonderful tributes, thoughtful Mass bouquets and emotional support shown to them over the last few weeks following the passing of Andrew Harkin. They are so grateful for everything you have done to support them during their sad time. The Holy Sacrifice of Mass will be offered for all.


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Grateful thanks to Michael Hannaway for cutting the grass, trimming the hedges and tidying the church grounds, Charles Clements for tidying the church grounds at the entrance area of the church and William Mullen for his work at the back of the presbytery last week. These works have enhanced the outside appearance of the church and is very much appreciated by the parish as a whole. In addition, my thanks to all others who help in the garden and maintain church grounds during the year.



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parking in the streets

surrounding the church


Unfortunately, parishioners of St. Cadocs’ who drive to church are in a situation where there is no private parking within the church grounds. The streets surrounding the church   therefore invariably become congested with parked cars especially at weekend Mass times. Whilst acknowledging the limitations of parking in relation to the church, I would ask those drivers attending services to consider the needs of local residents to have unimpeded access to their properties when choosing where to responsibly park. You can also use our car park which is situated behind the church. It can accommodate 6 cars.



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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.


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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.






bunch of flowers, bouquet de fleurs



Holy mary, mother of god,

 st. Joseph,

st. Michael and holy angels,


Pray for us