TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER IN YEAR 1
The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 6.30 pm. Sunday Masses are at 10.00 am, 12.00 noon and 6.30 pm.
Masses during the week are at 9.30 am and 7.00 pm. Thank you for your presence at the Mass which you have requested.
Charlotte and Victor Mitchell
William and Elizabeth Loudon
Marietta Da Prato
Sunday 21 September
|9.55 am||Children's Liturgy|
Monday 22 September
|9.00 to 12.00 noon||Playgroup|
Tuesday 23 September
to 12.00 noon|
Saint Anne's Guild Cake and Candy and Books
Wednesday 24 September
to 12.00 noon|
6.00 to 7.00 pm
Thursday 25 September
to 12.00 noon|
1.30 to 3.30 pm
5.45 to 7.15 pm
7.15 to 9.00 pm
Friday 26 September
to 12.00 noon |
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Saturday 27 September
|12.00 to 5.00 pm||Irish Dancing|
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday from 2.00 to 2.30 pm and on Thursday from 10.15 am to 6.45 pm.
The Rosary will be said in the Convent on Wednesday from 1.30 to 2.30 pm.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
The Charasmatic Prayer Group will meet in the Convent on Thursday at 8.00 pm.
SAINT MUNGO'S CHOIR
Saint Mungo's Choir will sing at the 6.30 pm Mass next Sunday.
Families are asked to contact the priest personally before consulting the undertaker.
Please remember to put your collection in the boxes in the Church porch.
VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK
Vocations Awareness Week runs from 21 to 27 September. Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
School Boards continue to have a growing importance in the life of a school and it is important that parents play an active role in their formation. An active School Board enhances the life of the school. In Saint Andrew's Academy and Saint Peter's Primary School, there are three vacancies and I would engourage you to consider standing for election. Nomination forms are available from each school and must be completed and returned by 3.00 pm on 30 September. Saint Andrew's Academy School Board will meet in the Academy on Tuesday at 7.45 pm. Saint Peter's School Board will meet in the school on Tuesday at 7.45 pm.
Congratulations to the following winners who win £10 each:
week ending 7 September: George McGrattan 339 and Bryan O'Reilly 454
week ending 14 September: Maria Boyle 391 and Ralph Piacentini 472
If you have not already returned you covenant R185 form, please do so as soon as possible.
IGNATIAN PRAYER GROUP
The next meeting of the Ignatian Prayer Group will take the form of a social evening on Tuesday 30 September in the Presbytery at 7.45 pm. The main purpose is to celebrate the fact that the Group has just completed the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius.
YOUTH MUSIC GROUP
A meeting to organise a Parish Youth Music Group will be held in the Presbytery on Monday 29 September at 7.45 pm. If you are interested, please come along.
We welcome Carter Lothian into our Christian community. Please pray for him and his family.
FEAST OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
Saturday is the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul.
IF ONE OF YOUR FAMILY LAPSES FROM THE FAITH
Don't feel guilty. Nothing will be gained by examining the type of Christian upbringing that you gave to your child. You did your best according to your own abilities and insights. When your children became adults they became responsible for their own decisions and actions.
Don't argue. Arguments never brought any one back to the Faith. Arguments will only lead to unpleasantness, anger and resentment. Make clear your own firm convictions, quietly and unemotionally. Your children are bound to know that you are disappointed.
Do love them. Love them as you have always loved and cared for them. This continuing love will be a sign of the continuing love that God has for each one of us despite our infidelity. There must be no hint of rejection.
Do stay close to God. Don't blame God for this problem. Many positive things might emerge because of this difficulty. Give witness to your own life as a Catholic. Pray for your children and especially for those who seem to have rejected God. It may be that they are rejecting the practice of Faith but not God himself.
Do leave a door open. A lapsed Catholic may want to return but finds it difficult to come back. A time of mission or retreat may be the time for gentle encouragement. Try to preserve your young person's pride when they come back and don't make a great fuss if they suddenly come along to Mass one Sunday. Just thank God.
When the Pope visited Ireland it was, to be sure, a fine occasion for many a reconciliation and confession. Mike, being from a small island off the coast, didn't get to the mainland often and consequently not to confession often. However, he happened to be there at the time of the papal visit and, with so many others in the spirit of the event, went to confession. The priest urged him to go to confession more often, but Mike pleaded his remoteness on the island. But the priest persisted, reminding Mike that they now have those little planes what shuttle back and forth weekly, so there was no longer an excuse. "So" queried the priest, "how about the aeroplane, Mike?" Mike responded, "Nope. Too expensive for venial sins and too risky for mortal ones!".
The only response to true beauty is silence.
With God all things are possible.