TWELFth sunday in ordinary time (B)








First Reading – (Job 38: 1, 8-11) – God alone is able to exercise control over the sea. In this way we see God’s care for the human family.


Responsorial Psalm – O give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures for ever.


Second Reading – (2 Corinthians 5: 14-17) St. Paul says that since Christ died for all, we are to live, no longer for ourselves, but for him.


Gospel Reading(Mark 4:35-41) Jesus, awakened from sleep, calms a stormy sea with a word and criticizes the apostles for their lack of faith.



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INTROUCTION: Dear brothers and sisters, let us now make pray together to God who is with us always.


The response isLord graciously hear us.   


We pray for the leaders of the Church: that the power of the Lord’s presence may continue to guide them in the storms and crisis that face the church. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We continue to pray for the Xaverian Missionaries, especially for those who are at present working in difficult and dangerous conditions: that they may be encouraged by our spiritual and material support. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for all looking forward to summer holidays at home or abroad: that God may protect them on their travels and grant them renewal of body, mind and spirit. Lord, hear us; Lord graciously hear us.


We pray for the calming of the storms in our lives: that God may sustain us through the challenges of each day, give us courage to make right decisions and an enduring hope when we cannot foresee tomorrow. 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 know that your love never fails, and that you constantly surround us with your kindness. Be with all who are afraid at this moment and sustain them in their trials. We make this prayer and all our prayers through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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SICK – Mary McKenna, 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 – Fr. John Lochran, Marie McDade, Richard Campbell, John Clelland & James Rafter.


ANNIVERSARIES – Patrick Welsh, John Maguire & Joseph Cullie.


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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Next Sunday, 30th June 2019, is the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul. The day commemorates the martyrdom of these two saints, the two great apostles, assigned by the tradition to the same day of June in the year 67.


[With effect from 2 December 2018, the First Sunday of Advent, the Bishops of Scotland have made some changes to our calendar of Holy Days of Obligation - the first amendments in 32 years – and have been approved by the Holy See. The days are: Feast of SS Peter and Paul (29 June) and Feast of the Assumption (15 August).Where the Holy Days of SS Peter and Paul and the Assumption fall on a Saturday or Monday they will be transferred to the Sunday. All Saints Day will move to the Sunday if it falls on a Saturday, but not if it falls on a Monday, this is to ensure that All Saints and All Souls fall on consecutive days.]


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This will be the last weekend if you would like to contribute to help support the mission work of the Xaverian Missionaries Fathers (St. Francis Xavier Foreign Missionary Society). 


A box intended to help support the mission work of the Xaverian Fathers is situated at the back of the church.  We have a marvellous record in St. Cadoc’s in helping the spread of the Faith in mission lands and the missionaries, and I look forward to your continued generosity in our second collection today. Thank you in advance for your generosity and your prayers.


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Monday is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. Friday is the memorial of the martyr St. Irenaeus (+202AD).  He was a disciple of the great St. Polycarp of Smyrna (in modern-day Turkey), who was himself a disciple of the ‘Beloved Disciple’ St. John.  Irenaeus studied in Rome and later became bishop of Lyons in France. His theological works, including ‘Against the Heresies’, are amongst the most influential of the second century.     

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Summer holidays are upon us and in the next few days and weeks many of us will be going away to recharge our batteries with a few weeks of well-deserved change and rest. My hope is that you will manage to get some rest during the summer weeks.


I take this opportunity to say thank you to so many parishioners and well-wishers of St. Cadoc’s who are actively involved in the day to day running of the parish for their time, energy and commitment – Parish Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, our organists, those who look after the altar linens, altar servers, sacristans, flower arrangers and those who decorate the Church, the volunteers who clean the church, ministers of the Word and ministers of the Eucharist, SVDP members, those who look after the church stall, pass keepers, offertory collection organisers, children’s liturgy helpers, safe-guarding co-ordinators, website co-ordinator, crib builders, our bookkeeper, housekeepers, those who help in the garden and maintain church grounds, those who look after the opening and closing of the church, and to the many individuals who give their time in so many ways to St Cadoc’s and whose work ensures the smooth running of the parish.


In truth you are the heart of the parish. Your faith and commitment are an inspiration and I appreciate the involvement of so many people at so many different levels in parish life. Your loyalty to the parish coupled with your practical concern and initiatives contributing to its spiritual and material wellbeing are deeply appreciated.


Apologies if I have missed out anyone in my acknowledgements; it was not intentional or deliberate. Every contribution you make in any way to St. Cadoc’s community is very much appreciated and valued. If you think you can help our parish in any way or in any area of parish life, do not hesitate to speak to me. In the coming summer weeks and months, I hope you keep well and wish you all a safe summer! – Fr. Jose Cirilo Rodrigues


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The End of Term & Leavers’ Mass for St. Cadoc’s Primary School will take place this Monday, 24th June 2024 at 10am in St. Cadoc’s Parish Church. All are welcome to attend. 



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As we come to the last week of the school term, I wish our children and young people, their families and staff of our Primary Schools of St. Cadoc’s and St. Charles’ and the associated Trinity High School, a restful and peaceful summer holiday. May they return from the summer break feeling refreshed and ready to take on new challenges in the new academic year in August.


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Thank you to all those parishioners who joined me on Tuesday (18th June 2024) evening for our pastoral planning committee meeting and for all of their feedback on the topics discussed.


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Liturgy rota for Readers (July-September 2024) 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. If you are able to be part of this important ministry, then please contact Anne Moran or Fr. Cirilo.

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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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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