Living the Sunday Liturgy
Give us strength and joy in serving
What difference would 'strength' and
'joy' make in your life now?
Questions for Action for the week.
For your marriage:
What do you want for yourselves as a couple this coming
Share this with each other.
What is your ambition for your parish at this time?
What can you do to make this come to fruition?
Sunday, 18th October, 2009
29th Sunday of the Year
First Reading Isaiah 53;10-11
By his sufferings shall my servant justify many,
taking faults on himself.
Second Reading Acts 13:46-49
I have made you a light for the nations.
Gospel Mark 10:42-45
Anyone who wants to become great among you must
be your servant.
7.30pm. Anniv. Eddie McElroy and all deceased members
of the McElroy family.
7.30pm. Anniv Vera and Gloria Corrigan, Oriel Park.
24th 7.00pm. Rory McCarey, Edwina McKenna,
10.00am. Mark McNally, Caolan McGee, Kyle Hughes.
25th 11.30am. Andrea Rafferty, Ciara McCarron,
Conor Griffiths, Carol Ann
Mulligan, Christopher Treanor.
24th 7.00pm. Mary Hughes, Paul Reynolds.
25th 10.00am. Liam Holland, Michelle McGonnell
25th 11.30am. Paudie Donohue, Margaret Treanor,
Young Priests Society (Truagh)
like to extend warm thanks to the parishioners of Truagh
and Donagh who attended the Healing Mass in Clara Chapel
last Sunday afternoon. We thank Emily & Grania for
their beautiful music and singing. Thank you to Fr.
Sean Nolan, Father Hubert Martin, Father Brendan Ward
and Father John Skinnader for your ministry. Thank you
to Josie, Joe and John for setting up the hall and helping
with refreshments after Mass.
Young Priests Society
Retreat on Sunday 25th October, 09 in St. Michael’s
College, Enniskillen, commencing at 2.30pm and ending
with Mass at 5.30pm. Celebrant Fr Frank Cowl.
Doherty, Emyvale & Padraig McKenna, Truagh
their recent Handball success in United States.
Youths FC will be holding a fully supervised
Halloween Disco on
Saturday the 31st of October in Emyvale Leisure Centre
from 3 to 5pm.
There will be prizes for Best Halloween Costumes on
the day. All ages welcome.
you have any old mobile phones? St.
Mary's N.S. Parents' Association are asking for
your help in collecting old mobile phones so they
can swap with the Jack and Jill Foundation for a
new Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) for the school.
The children of St. Mary's N.S. will benefit enormously
from the IWB which is a large computerised touch-interactive
screen/whiteboard. Every mobile donated is greatly
appreciated and will bring them closer to their
300 target. Collection points: McQuaid's shop, Treannor's
shop, Wrights or St. Mary's N.S.
on today Sunday 18th October from 12-2pm at Riverbank
Centre, Emyvale. Come along and treat yourself!
in aid of our after-school club.
Message From Fr. Cathal Deery:
Since I was last
in contact I have had a few baptisms and had my first
funeral last week. Both are very similar to Ireland
with a few differences where funerals are concerned.
I've done a bit of traveling to various places - Dunedin,
the cathedral city of the diocese, a city of more than
100,000 people about a three hour drive from here. It's
on the east coast and has many fine attractions. I also
spent two days in a very scenic area called the Catlins
and stayed along the coast at a place called Nugget
Point. Two weeks ago I had a tour around western southland
which is a beautiful part of the south island. There
is just one big scattered parish in this area with four
churches and a combined Sunday congregation of less
than 100 people. I've never yet celebrated a Sunday
mass for just five people but that's the norm in one
of these churches! Over the next few weeks I will return
to Dunedin and then in early November I plan to spend
some time in Queenstown, one of the most popular tourist
areas of New Zealand.
I was invited to speak to a local Rotary Club in the
city and so I gave them something on the history of
Ireland. They seemed to like it but they looked a bit
lost when I began my presentation in Irish. Sensing
their unease I switched to the Queen's English and they
began to smile!!
are now underway for First Holy Communion which I will
celebrate with 35 children on Sunday 22nd November.
By the time you read this I will have had a meeting
with their parents in preparation for the big day. This
evening I attended a parish council meeting where many
of the same issues and problems that we have in the
Irish church were discussed - falling mass attendance,
youth, maintenance of buildings, getting more people
Anyway, as you
can see, life is good and who knows, I might like it
too well here!
now take care, Fr. Cathal
40 Perth Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand