Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday /Sunday – 13th/14th November 2021
We are celebrating the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Church wants to remind us of the need to remain prepared, not in worry and fear, but in love of God and his people. We need to read the signs of the times. The events of everyday life like natural and man-made calamities should lead us to think of the shortness and vulnerability of our life on earth.
A piece taken from a general audience given by Pope Francis on November 3rd.
In effect, to believe in Jesus Christ means to follow him, to go behind him along the way, just as the disciples did. And at the same time, it means avoiding the opposite way, that of egoism, of seeking one’s own interests. The Spirit is the guide for this journey along the way of Christ, a stupendous but difficult journey that begins in Baptism and lasts our entire lives. We can think of it as a long excursion on the mountain heights, it is breath-taking, the destination is attractive, but it takes a lot of effort and tenaciousness.
We commemorate all the Faithful Departed, especially during 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
Pilgrimage to Knock – Sunday 14th November 2021 – In Memory of all who have died during the pandemic
To support pastorally everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic, and in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on Sunday, 14th November at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families. At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic.
This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now channel. The bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.
We remember those for whom this Weekend Masses are offered:
Saturday 6th 7:00pm – Christy Murphy RIP (A)
Sunday 7th 10:00am – Richard (Dick) Mitchell RIP (A) / Johanna O’Brien & Julia O’Connor RIP (A)
11:30am – Tommy & Mary Sheahan RIP / Tomás, Betty & Barry Sheahan RIP / Pat & Tommy Sheahan RIP
The Mass intentions for the coming week:
Tuesday 16th – St Margaret of Scotland 9:45am: Ellen & Patrick O’Brien RIP (A)
Wednesday 17th – St Elizabeth of Hungary 9:45am: Jack O’Sullivan RIP / Anne Cusack RIP
Thursday 18th Ded of Churches Ss Peter & Paul– 9:45am: Pat & John Hume RIP
Friday 19th – of the day 9:45am: Brendan O’Brien RIP
Saturday 20th – Christ The King 7:00pm: Bartholomew Laffan RIP (A)
Sunday 21st – Christ The King 10.00am:
11:30am: The deceased members of the O’Brien and Hurley Family
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