Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday /Sunday – 30th/31st October 2021
We are celebrating the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
The prayer found at the end of today’s first reading is known in Hebrew as the Shema, the first word of the prayer which means ‘hear’. It is a prayer which is very dear to the heart of the Jewish community and each Jew is urged to recite this prayer three times per day: in the morning, during the day and in the evening. Also, it is the prayer which the Jews hope will be on their lips in their dying moments. When so many Jews were sent to their death during the Holocaust it must have been recited by those who could bring themselves to think of God under such circumstances.
A Message from Pope Francis delivered on Mission Sunday.
Once we experience the power of God’s love and recognise His fatherly presence in our personal and community life, we cannot help but proclaim and share what we have seen and heard. Everything about Christ reminds us that He knows well our world and its need for redemption and calls us to become actively engaged in this mission. No one is excluded, no one need feel distant or removed from this compassionate Love.
Feast of All Saints
Monday 1st November is the Feast of All Saints. Mass will be celebrated here at 10.00am
NOTE:- Purgatorial Society Sheets and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Masses will be offered throughout November for the Holy Souls
We remember those for whom this Weekend Masses are offered:
Saturday 30th 7:00pm – Oonagh Bermingham RIP (A)
Seamus Byrne RIP (A)
The deceased members of the O’Doherty & Byrne families RIP
Sunday 31st 10:00am – For Leeann: the safe delivery of her baby
11:30am – Sean Ryan & Sonny Larkin RIP / Brian Begley RIP (A)
The Mass intentions for the coming week:
Monday 1st – All Saints 10:00am
Tuesday 2nd – All Souls 9:45am: Special Intention
The deceased members of the Murphy and Devaney families RIP
Wednesday 3rd – St Malachy 9:45am: Rita Lynch RIP
St Martin de Porres
Thursday 4th – St Charles Borromeo 9:45am: Gus Ryan RIP / Harry Body RIP (A)
Friday 5th – First Friday 9:45am: John, Nora & Rosemary Ireton RIP (A)
Saturday 6th – 31st Sunday 7:00pm:
Sunday 7th– 31st Sunday 10.00am:
11:30am: John McLoughlin RIP (A) / Sonny Larkin (A)
Note: All Masses are available online via church services
1. The Irish Catholic
Please support The Irish Catholic newspaper which is available at the back of the church at a cost of €2.50
2. 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;
- To make amends to You for all the outrages which You receive in this Sacrament from all Your enemies;
- 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
Message for Limerick Legion of Mary from Bishop Brendan Leahy
Let us pray that the inspiring spark of charity that filled the heart of Frank Duff and the early generations of the Legion will ignite anew here in Limerick for the good of the Church and society. Once again, I thank you for your commitment and perseverance. May God in his mercy grant you many graces. Every blessing. The full text of Bishop Leahy’s message is available here
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