Sun 7pm (Sat. Vigil) 10am, 12 noon
Holy Days: 7pm (Vigil) 10am & 7pm
Mass for the Sick – St. Peregrine devotion 7.30p.m. 1st Monday of month
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sat: 10.30-11am: 6.15
& on request.
Last Sunday of the month. (two weeks notice please)
Every Day from 4.00 – 5.00
Also Tuesdays 10.30 – 11.30
and 3.00 to 7.00
Primary (Jnr) 8216916
Primary (Snr) 8212288
Community School 8215522
St. Louis Sisters 8217432 / 8214488
Prayers for the sick
Those who are ill at this time: –
Richard (Dick) Gorman
Sr. Felicity McEnnis
Sr. Dolorosa Minogue
If there is someone sick in the Parish let the priest know and if they would like to be remembered in the Mass please pass on their name.
Ministers of the Word
19th/20th September 2015
Ministers of Holy Communion
19th/20th September 2015
Family Offering: €240.00
THIS WEEK’S FEAST DAYS
Sunday 20th September – Twenty Fifth Sunday in ordinary time –
Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gô n, priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions, martyrs
Monday 21st September –
St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist
Wednesday 23rd September –
St. Eunan (Adomnan), St. Pio (Padre Pio)
Friday 25th September
– St. Finbarr
Saturday 26th September –
Ss Cosmas and Damian
The Deep End *
Who is the greatest?
In Pope Francis’s recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, he acknowledged that for so long human beings have treated the planet as if it were there solely for our use and exploitation, as if we were the greatest. He urges us to see the deep connectedness that exists with nature. ‘Nature cannot be regarded as something separate from ourselves or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of nature, included in it and thus in constant interaction with it.’ (139). Pope Francis refreshingly speaks of an ‘integral ecology’, that dealing with climate change involves an approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded and at the same time protecting nature. We can no longer treat any of these in isolation.
We are all an integral part of nature and are called to respect nature not simply because of its use for us, but because of the countless relationships that exist between the environment and ourselves. The earth is calling to us to act. We can make a real difference to people’s lives through the small choices we make: the promise to live more simply and more sustainably. It is up to us and we can choose to be part of the solution rather than the problem. Like the disciples in today’s Gospel, we are called to examine how we relate to one another, and that includes our relationship with nature. We must start listening to what the earth is saying to us, and like the child in today’s Gospel, respond with humility.
The annual CROSSCARE collection supporting services to homeless and needy in our Diocese will take place at all Masses this weekend 19th/20th September. This will replace the Share collection. Please given generously.
Faith Fest 7
for teenagers takes place from 6.00-9.30p.m. on Friday 2nd October at Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3 see www.evangelisation.ie for details
Parish Pastoral Council
There will be a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council on Tuesday night at 7.30p.m.
As the term of office is up for some members we implore people to offer their support as members of the Council for the next three years. Actions speak louder than words
Cluster Parishes Pilgrimage to Clonmacnoise on Saturday 26th September.
Adults €20 children €5. See notice on notice board in porch.
Next Week’s Gospel
Anyone who is not against us is for us.