THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OF YEAR 2
Saturday 1 July
on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm|
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm for Anne McCabe
Sunday 2 July
Mass at 10.00 am|
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 3 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Father Michael Lynch|
Tuesday 4 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Hang Heng|
Wednesday 5 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for a special intention|
Thursday 6 July
|Mass at 7.00 pm for Ellen Hamilton|
Friday 7 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Peter Walsh|
Saturday 8 July
|Mass at 10.00 am for Sam Bannon|
Sunday 2 July
Monday 3 July
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Tuesday 4 July
Wednesday 5 July
9.00 to 5.00 pm
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
Burakudo Karate Club
YOU ARE HERE ON HOLIDAY, YOU ARE VERY WELCOME; IF
YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY, ENJOY YOUR BREAK.
Please remember in your prayers:
Michael Fitzpatrick, Margaret Burns, Henry Boyle and Gerry Tracy who died recently;
Father Michael Lynch 2004, Mary Tonner 1936, James Brennan 1963,
Kathleen Robertson 2005, Oliviero Agostini 1940, Thomas Magee 1995,
Margaret Fisher 2005, Rosetta McKay 1994, Ian Moran 1975, Ryan Fleming 2002,
and Joseph Armstrong 1998 whose anniversaries occur at this time;
and those who are sick.
Last weekend's collection amounted to £689.22 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.
Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £312.46 - many thanks.
Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.
TO MONSIGNOR PETER MAGEE
The community of Saint Peter in Chains offers its congratulations to Monsignor Peter Magee on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood. Ad multos Annos.
Free copies of the Galloway Newsletter are available at the stall.
ORDINATION OF MARK KELLY
We offer congratulations and prayers to Mark Kelly who was ordained to the Priesthood on Friday at Saint Quivox Church, Prestwick.
LYNCH ANNIVERSARY MASS
Mass will be celebrated for the second Anniversary of Father Michael Lynch's death on Monday 3 July at 7.00 pm followed by tea and coffee in the Parish Centre.
Next Sunday is Sea Sunday. Please pray for all who work at sea and their families. Envelopes are available at the stall for anyone wishing to make a donation to the Apostleship of the Sea.
A bracelet has been found in the church and can be claimed at the stall.
ANDREW'S ACADEMY NEWSLETTER
Copies of Saint Andrew's Academy newsletter are available at the stall.
CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF SAINT PETER AND PAUL ON 29 JUNE 2006
Father Matt wishes to offer his personal thanks to everyone who made the Feast day, and the official opening of the new presbytery, such a happy event. Bishop Cunningham was prevented by illness from attending, Bishop Taylor had a pre-arranged appointment but Cardinal O'Brien and so many of the 'native' and local priests were most welcome guests. The thanks of the parish community go to Shaun McLaughlin of D McLaughlin and Sons, Builders, Iain Kirkpartick the Diocesan Property Manager, Paddy Cronin of McMillan and Cronin Architects and to the many site workers for their kindness and efficiency during the building process. Father Matt is most grateful to everyone who works so hard for the parish and who kept 'the show on the road' over the past two years.
Everyone assumes that the opposite of love is hate but a moment's reflection will lead us to see that the true opposite of love is not hate but indifference. However bad hate may be, it still treats people as people, whereas indifference treats them as things, not people at all. One thing is worse than the evil we see around us and that is indifference to it. The lowest point to which any man or woman can sink when confronted with the effects of evil is to say, "I couldn't care less.". The great virtue of live is that it does care and furthermore, want to do something about the evil, even if the doing is a costly business.
Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it becomes due.
The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.
First Reading Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24
Death was not God's doing; he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living. To be - for this he created all; the worlds created things have health in them, in them no fatal poison can be found, and Hades holds no power on earth; for virtue is undying. Yet God did make man imperishable, he made him in the image of his own nature; it was the devils envy that brought death into the world, as those who are his partners will discover.
You always have the most of everything - of faith, of eloquence, of understanding, of keenness for any cause, and the biggest share of our affection - so we expect you to put the most into this work of mercy too. Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake, to make you rich out of his poverty. This does not mean that to give relief to others you ought to make things difficult for yourselves: it is a question of balancing what happens to be your surplus now against their present need, and one day they may have something to spare that will supply your own need. That is how we strike a balance: as scripture says: The man who gathered much had none too much, the man who gathered little did not go short.
Gospel Mark 5:21-43
When Jesus had crossed in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered round him and he stayed by the lakeside. Then one of the synagogue officials came up, Jairus by name, and seeing him, fell at his feet and pleaded with him earnestly, saying, "My little daughter is desperately sick. Do come and lay your hands on her to make her better and save her life." Jesus went with him and a large crowd followed him; they were pressing all round him. Now there was a woman who had suffered from a haemorrhage for twelve years; after long and painful treatment under various doctors, she had spent all she had without being any the better for it, in fact, she was getting worse. She had heard about Jesus, and she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his cloak. 'If I can touch even his clothes,' she had told herself,"I shall be well again"' And the source of the bleeding dried up instantly, and she felt in herself that she was cured of her complaint. Immediately aware that power had gone out from him, Jesus turned round in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?"' His disciples said to him, "You see how the crowd is pressing round you and yet you say, 'Who touched me?'" But he continued to look all round to see who had done it. Then the woman came forward, frightened and trembling because she knew what had happened to her, and she fell at his feet and told him the whole truth. "My daughter," he said, "your faith has restored you to health; go in peace and be free from your complaint." While he was still speaking, some people arrived from the house of the synagogue official to say, "Your daughter is dead: why put the Master to any further trouble?" But Jesus had overheard this remark of theirs and he said to the official, "Do not be afraid; only have faith." And he allowed no one to go with him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. So they came to the official's house and Jesus noticed all the commotion, with people weeping and wailing unrestrainedly. He went in and said to them, "Why all this commotion and crying? The child is not dead, but asleep." But they laughed at him. So he turned them all out and, taking with him the child's father and mother and his own companions, he went into the place where the child lay. And taking the child by the hand he said to her, "Talitha, kum!" which means, "Little girl, I tell you to get up." The little girl got up at once and began to walk about, for she was twelve years old. At this they were overcome with astonishment, and he ordered them strictly not to let anyone know about it, and told them to give her something to eat.