12 June 2009
Vigil Mass, 7: 30 PM, 1. Willie Lamb. 2. Patrick Healy.
Sunday, June 14th, Corpus Christi, 9: 30 AM, Mildred and Bernard Morris.
11:00 AM, Ann Mitchell.
12: 15 PM, Margaret&Peter Joyce.
6:30 PM, 1. Bertie Collins. 2. Delia Rabbitte and her grandson, Tony Esposito.
Monday, June 15th, 10 AM, Catherine Keane.
Tuesday, June 16th, 10 AM, All our sick.
Wednesday, June 17th, 10 AM, Willie Corcoran&Thomas&Bridget McDonagh.
5:30 PM, Indian Community, Confessions and Monthly Mass.
Thursday, June 18th, 10 AM, Francis McDonagh, Recently Deceased&Mary Bridget McDonagh.
Friday, June 19th, 10 AM, Elizabeth Keane.
Saturday, June 20th, Vigil Mass, 7:30 PM, 1. Margaret Cooke. 2. Bridie Tedders.
Sunday, June 21st, 9:30 AM
11:00 AM, 1. Marge Dalton. 2. John, Martin Joe, Mary&Patrick O'Flaherty.
12:15 PM, 1. Ann Joyce. 2. Gillian Moloney Boxce.
6:30 PM, Michael Francis.
Monday, June 22nd, 10 AM, Deceased members of the Rabbitte family.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 10 AM, All our sick.
Wednesday, June 24th, 10 AM, Mary and Martin and Deceased of Curran Family.
Thursday, June 25th, 10 AM, Anne, Patrick, Michael and Edward Corcoran.
Friday, June 26th, 10 AM, 1. Winnie&Living&Deceased of Mongan&Ward Families. 2. Mickey Sullivan and Ronnie Murray.
Saturday, June 27th, Vigil Mass, 7:30 PM, William O'Connor.
Sunday, June 28th, 9:30 AM, Mary and Paddy Lenihan and Marty Lee.
11:00 AM, Delia Delaney&James Lee.
12:15 PM, 1. John and Mary Arnold. 2. Tom Daly.
6:30 PM, Nicholas Conneely.
Monday, June 29th, 10 AM, Joe Shiels and Patty O'Shea.
Tuesday, June 30th, 10 AM, All our sick.
Wednesday, July 1st, Josie Pender.
Thursday, July 2nd, 10 AM
First Friday, July 3rd, 10 AM
2. Those hurt and abused by the church.
4. Those preparing for Marriage.
Instead of the regular Saint of the Week we feature today a special feature on the Sacred Heart, to which our church is dedicated and St. John the Baptist.
Q: Why do we pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Although I include this in my daily prayers, I'm unsure how to explain this to others.
A: The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday after Corpus Christi (June 19th in 2009).
This devotion, promoted especially by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (d. 1690), was and is a way of softening the image of God as primarily lawgiver, judge and punisher.
The Scriptures use those images of God, but they also give ones less threatening. Devotion to the Sacred Heart says two things at the same time: Jesus is indeed fully human (people regard the heart as the seat of human emotions) and God forgives those who repent.
This devotion does not suggest that God is indifferent to good and evil. Jesus' description of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46) and the story of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16:19-31) remind us that God takes our choices very seriously. Heaven is full of people who cooperated with God's grace, using their freedom wisely.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart started to become popular in the late 1600s in France, perhaps as God's answer to Jansenism, which had begun there earlier in that century. In A Concise Dictionary of Theology, Gerald O'Collins, S.J., and Edward Farrugia, S.J., describe Jansenism as "a theological and spiritual movement, characterized by moral rigidity and pessimism about the human condition" (Paulist, rev. ed., 2000).
Devotion to the Sacred Heart can foster repentance and hope among people who might otherwise despair of ever pleasing God.
Like all popular devotions, this one is optional. You could be saved without ever saying a prayer to the Sacred Heart or even believing that Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
Private devotions approved by the Church, however, can help us recall fundamental gospel messages; in this case, God's unquenchable love and willingness to forgive.Devotion to the Sacred Heart reminds us that repentance, not despair, is the proper response to sin. No one can commit a sin exceeding God's ability to forgive.
The Birth of St. John the Baptist, June 24th.
Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: 'I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John....' But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: '[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he' (Luke 7:28).
John spent his time in the desert, an ascetic. He began to announce the coming of the Kingdom, and to call everyone to a fundamental reformation of life.
His purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus. His Baptism, he said, was for repentance. But One would come who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. John is not worthy even to carry his sandals. His attitude toward Jesus was: 'He must increase; I must decrease' (John 3:30).
John was humbled to find among the crowd of sinners who came to be baptized the one whom he already knew to be the Messiah. 'I need to be baptized by you' (Matthew 3:14b). But Jesus insisted, 'Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness' (Matthew 3:15b). Jesus, true and humble human as well as eternal God, was eager to do what was required of any good Jew. John thus publicly entered the community of those awaiting the Messiah. But making himself part of that community, he made it truly messianic.
The greatness of John, his pivotal place in the history of salvation, is seen in the great emphasis Luke gives to the announcement of his birth and the event itself, both made prominently parallel to the same occurrences in the life of Jesus. John attracted countless people (all Judea) to the banks of the Jordan, and it occurred to some people that he might be the Messiah. But he constantly deferred to Jesus, even to sending away some of his followers to become the first disciples of Jesus.
Perhaps John's idea of the coming of the Kingdom of God was not being perfectly fulfilled in the public ministry of Jesus. For whatever reason, he sent his disciples (when he was in prison) to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah. Jesus' answer showed that the Messiah was to be a figure like that of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah (chapters 49 through 53). John himself would share in the pattern of messianic suffering, losing his life to the revenge of Herodias.
Quote:"And this is not something which was only true once, long ago in the past. It is always true, because the repentance which he preached always remains the way into the kingdom which he announced. He is not a figure that we can forget now that Jesus, the true light, has appeared. John is always relevant because he calls for a preparation which all men need to make. Hence every year there are four weeks in the life of the Church in which it listens to the voice of the Baptist. These are the weeks of Advent" (A New Catechism)
John challenges us Christians to the fundamental attitude of Christianity,total dependence on the Father, in Christ. Except for the Mother of God, no one had a higher function in the unfolding of salvation. Yet the least in the kingdom, Jesus said, is greater than he, for the pure gift that the Father gives. The attractiveness as well as the austerity of John, his fierce courage in denouncing evil, all stem from his fundamental and total placing of his life within the will of God.
This time in June was very important in the Celtic Calendar as it was the time of the solstice. This is why bonfires were lit to celebrate light and life. When Ireland became Christian the feast was converted into the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, who leapt in the womb at the coming of The Light of the World.
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 21st.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 28th.
Read your bible: (Get a grown up to help you find the passages)
1. Feast of Corpus Christi, Mark Chapter 14: Verses 12 -16. 22 -26.
2. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mark Chapter 4: Verses 5 -41.
3. Thirteenth Sunday in ordinary Time, Mark Chapter 5: Verses 21 - 43.
Question Time: What does Corpus Christi mean?
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Lord work on my heart until it becomes like your Sacred Heart. Give me hope. Then I can love you and all my sisters and brothers with the respect, compassion, and forgiveness that you have for everyone. I ask this in your name. Amen. I ask you to grant my special request during this novena (here mention your intention). If what I ask is not for my own good and the good of others, grant me what will most help to build up your kingdom of justice, love and peace. I make this prayer with confidence in your love. Amen.
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9 June 2009
5 June 2009
There are some great retreats coming up at the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24, over the summer: Ring/ e-mail/ check out their website to find out more.
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Saturday 6th June 7.30p.m. 1. Peg & John McMahon
2. Patrick Holland & Nonie Cosgrave.
Sunday 9.30 a.m. Angela Feeney
7th June 11.00 a.m.
12.15 p.m. Margaret & Patrick Conway
6.30 p.m. Derek Lee
Monday 8th June 10.00 a.m. Owen and Celia Kenny
Tuesday 9th June 10.00 a.m. Sick
Wednesday 10th June 10.00 a.m. Stephen Nee.
Thursday 11th June 10.00 a.m. Bridie Whelan
Friday 12thh June 10.00 a.m. Eddie Ward
Saturday 13th June
11.00 a.m. Months Mind Mass, Marie Kyle.
7.30p.m. 1. Willie Lambe
2. Patrick Healy.
Sunday 9.30 a.m.
14th June 11.00 a.m. Ann Mitchell.
12.15 p.m. Margaret & Peter Joyce.
6.30 p.m. 1. Bertie Collins
2. Delia Rabbitte and her
grandson Tony Esposito
FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 4:32-34. 39-40 Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children may prosper and live long in the land that the Lord your God gives you for ever.' RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 32 1. The word of the Lord is faithful 2. By his word the heavens were made, 3. The Lord looks on those who revere him, 4. Our soul is waiting for the Lord. SECOND READING: Romans 8:14-17 Gospel Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia! GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20
Moses said to the people: 'Put this question, then, to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end of heaven to the other? Was anything ever heard? Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you heard it, and remain alive? Has any god ventured to take to himself one nation from the midst of another by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors - all this that the Lord your God did for you before your eyes in Egypt? This he showed you so that you might know that the Lord is God indeed and that there is no other. He let you hear his voice out of heaven for your instruction; on earth he let you see his great fire, and from the heart of the fire you heard his word. Because he loved your fathers and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out from Egypt, openly showing his presence and his great power, driving out in front of you nations greater and more powerful than yourself, and brought you into their land to give it you for your heritage, as it is still today.
Response : Happy the people the Lord has chosen as his own
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love. . Response
by the breath of his mouth all the stars.
He spoke; and they came to be.
He commanded; they sprang into being. . Response
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine. Response
The Lord is our help and our shield.
May your love be upon us, 0 Lord,
as we place all our hope in you. Response
Everyone moved by the Spirit is a son of God. The spirit you received is not the spirit of slaves bringing fear into your lives again; it is the spirit of sons, and it makes us cry out, 'Abba, Father!' The Spirit himself and our spirit bear united witness that we are children of God. And if we are children we are heirs as well: heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, sharing his sufferings so as to share his glory.
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
The eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'
Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc.
FIRST READING: Deuteronomy 4:32-34. 39-40
Understand this today, therefore, and take it to heart: the Lord is God indeed, in heaven above as on earth beneath, he and no other. Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and your children may prosper and live long in the land that the Lord your God gives you for ever.'
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 32
1. The word of the Lord is faithful
2. By his word the heavens were made,
3. The Lord looks on those who revere him,
4. Our soul is waiting for the Lord.
SECOND READING: Romans 8:14-17
GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20
Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice.
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Why not visit the Shrine of Saint Anthony in our church this week?
The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of Anthony's life. Over and over again God called him to something new in his plan. Every time Anthony responded with renewed zeal and self-sacrificing to serve his Lord Jesus more completely.
His journey as the servant of God began as a very young man when he decided to join the Augustinians in Lisbon, giving up a future of wealth and power to be a servant of God. Later, when the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the Good News.
So Anthony entered the Franciscan Order and set out to preach to the Moors. But an illness prevented him from achieving that goal. He went to Italy and was stationed in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks.
The call of God came again at an ordination where no one was prepared to speak. The humble and obedient Anthony hesitantly accepted the task. The years of searching for Jesus in prayer, of reading sacred Scripture and of serving him in poverty, chastity and obedience had prepared Anthony to allow the Spirit to use his talents. Anthony's sermon was astounding to those who expected an unprepared speech and knew not the Spirit's power to give people words.
Recognized as a great man of prayer and a great Scripture and theology scholar, Anthony became the first friar to teach theology to the other friars. Soon he was called from that post to preach to the Albigensian in France, using his profound knowledge of Scripture and theology to convert and reassure those who had been misled.
After he led the friars in northern Italy for three years, he made his headquarters in the city of Padua. He resumed his preaching and began writing sermon notes to help other preachers.
Anthony should be the patron of those who find their lives completely uprooted and set in a new and unexpected direction. Like all saints, he is a perfect example of turning one's life completely over to Christ. God did with Anthony as God pleased, and what God pleased was a life of spiritual power and brilliance that still attracts admiration today. He whom popular devotion has nominated as finder of lost objects found himself by losing himself totally to the providence of God.
In his sermon notes, Anthony writes: "The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ."
Rev. Martin Whelan, who was with us in the Sacred Heart last summer, who will be ordained a priest for our diocese on Sunday in The Church of St. Teresa of Avila, Labane, Ardrahan.
A girl who has had to make a difficult decision.
All our sick (Mass is offered every Tuesday).
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Teaching God's Love
You probably see your teachers as much as you see your mams and dads some days. But have you ever really thought about their jobs? What does it mean to be a teacher? What do teachers do?
That's right - being a teacher is a very important (and busy) job! Teachers do lots of things, but their most important job is to help you learn. They teach you to be readers and writers, mathematicians and scientists...the list goes on and on!
But there's something important that I want you to pay attention to as you watch them this week. Great teachers don't just tell us things - they show us how to do the things we're trying to learn. When teachers give us examples to follow, learning becomes much easier.
In this week's Gospel lesson Jesus asks his disciples to teach others about God - and to help bring new followers to Him through their teachings.
Wow - that's an important job! Did you realize that you are teachers too?
If we want to teach others about what it means to follow Jesus' teachings, what kind of examples will we need to set?
It sounds like you're ready to be teachers for God!
Will you pray with me?
We are ready to be your teachers in the world. Help us to be examples of your love so that others may come to know you better.
2 June 2009
A Corpus Christi Retreat (Open to Everyone) takes place in beautiful Ards Friary in Donegal.
The Eucharist- A source of life and goodness.
After being kidnapped by Columbian rebels in 1997, Marino who is a lay man,
had a conversion experience and has since dedicated his life to God's word
and devotion to Our Lady.
Marino will explore the core of our faith and how the Eucharist and
Confession both play an important role in our everyday life.
Cost: €85 Residential €60 Non Residential
Contact: Ards Friary 074 9138909 email@example.com Benito Colangelo
(manager) Ards Friary Retreat and Conference Centre Creeslough Letterkenny
Co.Donegal ROI Tel:00 353 (0) 74 9138909
The Canon Law Summer School takes place in The Milltown Institute in Dublin from 22 -26 June 2009. The subject matter should be of great practical value not only to priests but also to those involved in Parish Pastoral or Finance Councils.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Cotter IBVM
Vicar for Religious
The Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy
Fax: 01 2692528
National Rosary Rally takes place on Saturday next, June 6th, commencing at 2pm.
In the past approximately 3000 people have attended this annual rally and the aim/hope is to double that figure this year, given the fact that it is the centenary of Fr Peyton's birth. Special invitation is extended to all from the Dioceses of Achonry, Elphin, Killala,
The afternoon includes mediation on the Rosary, beginning at 2pm.
Archbishop Neary will be the Chief-Celebrant at the
'The family that prays together, stays together'.
1 June 2009
Galway Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
(Led by Bishop Martin Drennan)
July 1st to July 6th
Fr. Martin Moran - 091 550106
Chaplain to the Sick
Fr. Des Forde - 065 7077045
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