Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of The Universe
Saturday /Sunday – 20th/21st November 2021
We are celebrating the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Kink of The Universe
Today’s feast instituted in 1925 occurs on the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical year. At his trial Jesus was questioned about his claim to be king. The enigmatic sentence, ‘My kingdom is not of this world’ throws the focus on the world of the Spirit. Unlike the popular perception, Jesus’ kingship is one of service.
Powerful words of encouragement taken from a Homily given by Pope Francis recently:
Jesus, the God-with-us, gives us strength, his Heart gives us courage in adversity. So many uncertainties frighten us: in this time of the pandemic, we have found ourselves to be smaller, more fragile. That is why we need consolation. The Heart of Jesus beats for us, always repeating these words. Courage, courage, do not be afraid, I am here! Courage, sister, courage brother, do not lose heart, the Lord your God is greater than your ills. He takes you by the hand and caresses you, He is close to you, He is compassionate, He is tender. He is your comfort.
Mass for Deceased Members of Our Parish
Mass for the deceased members of our parish who died in the last two years will be celebrated here in St. Mary Magdalene church at 7pm on Thursday 25th November. The names of those who died will be announced and a family member is invited to bring a lighted candle to the alter. If you would like the name of a loved one, whose funeral was not celebrated here, to be included please let us know.
Prayers for the Dead – Ballysimon Cemetery.
Prayers for the dead will be offered in Ballysimon Cemetery at 3pm on Sunday 28th November.
To remember our beloved dead in the presence of God is wholesome and it is natural to remember them in love and thanksgiving. We thank God for the gifts bestowed on us through them – signs of his grace and presence. We entrust our beloved to the love and mercy of God because, even though we do not grieve as those who have no hope, remembering the dead is holy and devout. All they have meant for us is not lost forever, for God, the God of the living, is their life now and always.
NOTE:- Purgatorial Society Sheets and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Masses will be offered throughout November for the Holy Souls
Trócaire Emergency Appeal
It is still possible to donate to the Trocaire Emergency Appeal, to aid the people of Somalia, South Sudan, Ethopia and the State of South Kordofan who are struggling to survive a devastating hunger crisis by clicking here
We remember those for whom this Weekend Masses are offered:
Saturday 6th 7:00pm – Bartholomew Laffan RIP (A)
Sunday 7th 10:00am – Jeremiah and Bridie Duane (A)
Johanna O’Brien & Julia O’Connor RIP (A)
11:30am – Deceased members of the O’Brien & Hurley Families
Ann Cleary (nee Dowling) RIP
The Mass intentions for the coming week:
Tuesday 23rd – St Columbanus 9:45am: Tom Kelly RIP, Bridie Harrington RIP
and deceased members of the
Harrington & Williams families RIP
Wednesday 24th – St Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions
9:45am: Michael Brett RIP
Thursday 25th – St Clement I Pop, Martyr 9:45am: Jack Walsh RIP
Friday 26th – of the day 9:45am: Eileen Bailey RIP
Saturday 27th – 1st Sunday of Advent 7:00pm: Darren Egan RIP (A) & Special
Sunday 28th – 1st Sunday of Advent 10.00am: Joan Compelli RIP (A)
Patrick Lonergan RIP Month’s Mind
11:30am: John Moloney RIP (A)
Jack O’Sullivan RIP Month’s Mind
Note: All Masses are available online via church services
- The Irish Catholic
Please support The Irish Catholic newspaper which is available at the back of the church at a cost of €2.50
- Eucharistic Adoration
In this parish we have the privilege of Eucharistic Adoration every day – on Tuesday from 10am until 10pm and on the other six days from 6pm until 10pm. This is a wonderful devotion from which flows transforming graces for those who take part and for our whole parish. All are welcome and indeed we earnestly encourage your participation. In order to ensure its continuation, please consider committing yourself to a particular hour on one or more days a week.
PRAYER WHILE VISITING THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
My Lord Jesus Christ, for the love which You bear to men, you remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion and of love, awaiting, calling, and welcoming all who come to visit You. I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar: I adore You from the abyss of my nothingness, and I thank You for all the graces which You have bestowed upon me and in particular for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me your holy Mother Mary for my advocate, and for having called me to visit You in this chapel. I now salute Your most loving Heart: and this for three ends:
- In thanksgiving for this great gift; 2. To make amends to You for all the outrages which You receive in this Sacrament from all Your enemies; 3. I intend by this visit to adore You in all the places on earth in which You are the least revered and the most abandoned.
– by St Alphonsus Ligouri
Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.
A Celtic Journey with St Joseph – Contemplating His Life with Harp, Voice and Strings:
Music by Vox Hiberniae – a group of musicians that serve as organists, directors of music, cantors and instrumentalists across parishes in the Dublin Archdiocese. To view please click on this link
For details of the decree issued with regard to a plenary indulgence for the year of St Joseph please click on this link