Sunday 17th November 2013

posted 19 Nov 2013, 03:22 by mary sutton
Posted by Dorothy Heydon 19 November 2013

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                       (46/13)

 

Archbishop of Dublin launches Diocesan Food Appeal

For the first time since he became Archbishop of Dublin almost 10 years ago, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has launched a food appeal for Dublin families who are struggling to cope this winter.  THE DUBLIN DIOCESAN-CROSSCARE FOOD APPEAL will take place over the four weeks of Advent, beginning on 1st December.

Archbishop Martin launched the appeal in response to a request from Crosscare.  The Crosscare food bank is struggling to cope with demand for basic food items, from families and charities around the city.  Archbishop Martin said, ”None of us should be satisfied that we really see the poverty around us,” he added, “We can so easily get caught up in our own concerns, placing them first, that we do not notice that our sight has become blurred towards poverty and suffering.  The poor rarely clamour.  They just try to survive.  When they cry out, the ears of the mainstream may well be too distracted to hear them.”

Last week, the Food Bank had requests for food from 120 individuals and families in one community.  They were only in a position to give parcels to 40.

At the current rate, Crosscare will distribute 750 tonnes of food by the end of this year.  The figure for 2012 was 500 tonnes.

They need urgent help sourcing food supplies or more people could be turned away in the coming weeks.  Crosscare supplies food directly to those who need it, and also to 10 charities working to help people who are marginalised, excluded or living in poverty, including the St. Vincent de Paul.

In response to this need, Archbishop Martin is asking all Dublin parishes to help collect food for the food bank over the four weeks of Advent.  Parishioners will be able to bring food supplies to their local parish at weekend Mass times.  Crosscare will collect and redistribute the food every Monday and Tuesday.  Food items may be left into the Sacristy on the Sundays of Advent and on Tuesday and Wednesday 26th/27th Nov., 3rd, 4th ,10th 11th 17th and 18th December (between 10.30am and 12.30pm)

Types of food urgently needed include pasta/rice, fruit juice, tea/coffee, soup, sugar, powdered milk, tinned meat/fish, tinned veg/fruit, packaged dessert, biscuits, and hygiene products.  Please do what you can to support those most in need in our communities at this difficult time for so many.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION – REPLACING SHARE - SYRIA AND THE PHILIPPINES

 

The Share Collection this weekend was to be replaced by a special collection for the relief effort in Syria.  However, as news continues to arrive concerning the disastrous situation in the Philippines, caused by the devastating typhoon Haiyan, Archbishop Martin has decided that the Special Collection at all Masses this weekend will be for both disasters: 50% going to relief in Syria and 50% for immediate relief in the Philippines. 

 

Confirmation Programme 2013/14

“You shall be my Witnesses…”- Parish Preparation for Confirmation Programme

Today at 10.30a.m. Mass, we welcome the young people of the parish who will make their Confirmation this year.  They come to the Church with their families and will promise to take part in the Parish Preparation Programme “You shall be my Witnesses…” which complements their school programme. Let us as the parish community remember them in our prayers and give them any support we can.  We thank their parents and teachers and all who are supporting this programme.

 

 

Scripture Readings for the Thirty Third Week in Ordinary Time

Monday 18th Nov

1 Mac 1:10-15,41-43,54-57,62-64. Ps 118:53,61,134,150,155,158. Lk 18:35-43

Tuesday 19th Nov

2 Mac 6:18-31. Ps 3:2-7. Lk 19:1-10

Wednesday 20th Nov

2 Mac 7:1,20-31. Ps 16:1,5-6,8,15. Lk 19:11-28

Thursday 21st Nov

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Zec 2:14-17. Ps Lk 1:46-55. Mt 12:46-50

Friday 22nd Nov

St Cecilia      Memorial

1 Mac 4:36-37,52-59. Ps 1Chr 29:10-12. Lk 19:45-48

Saturday 23rd Nov

St Columban Memorial

1 Mac 6:1-13. Ps 9:2-4,6,16,19. Lk 20:27-40

Sunday 24th Nov

2Sm 5:1-3. Ps 121:1-5. Col 1:12-20. Lk 23:35-43

 

ANNUAL AUCTION IN AID OF SAINT FRANCIS HOSPICE, RAHENY

The Annual Auction in aid of Saint Francis Hospice, Raheny will take place – TO-DAY  - Sunday, (17th November) in the Abbey Tavern, Howth, starting at 1.30 p.m.  The organising Committee are asking for your generous and kind support once again for this deserving cause.  Please come along to bid and buy and make it a great day for everyone. 

 

PARISH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, BALDOYLE

The Annual Irish Choir Carol Service this year will be held on 22nd December.  Rehearsals for this Service will take place in the hall beside SS Peter and Paul's Church, Baldoyle, each Thursday at 8.00pm, beginning 21st November.  Perhaps you would like to play an instrument and/or sing - You will be most welcome.

 

IS FAIR TRADE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST?

As part of One World Week YCW Ireland invites you to an evening talk on Fair Trade in Ireland on Thursday 21st November at 7pm. Johnny Sheehan of Fairtrade Ireland will be the guest speaker for the evening and there will be an opportunity for Questions and Answers.   All Welcome.

 

Vocations Weekend: A weekend of information for men interested in religious life: 11am Saturday 30th Nov. - 2pm Sunday 1st Dec. at Presentation Brothers, Glasthule.  For full details contact Br Anthony at 086-0898120, vocation@PresentationBrothers.org or visit www.PresentationBrothers.org

 

CAPUCHIN DAY CENTRE FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE
Brother Kevin Crowley, OFM cap., has thanked the local ladies who organised a fund-raising Bric-a-Brac and Cake Sale recently. The amount raised was €4,216.30  Thank you so much to all who supported this most deserving cause.

 

 

CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Sunday 10th Nov. – First Collection  €880 and the special collection for Crosscare/Catholic Youth Care €1,715

 

SPECIAL NOVEMBER MASSES

SPECIAL MASS FOR ALL LIVES LOST AT SEA

Saturday 23rd November

Annual Mass for all those lost at sea in the Sea Angling Centre on the West Pier at 3.00 p.m.

 

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

This Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 23rd November at 7.00 p.m. in the Church.

 

ANNUAL MASS FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN THE PAST YEAR

This Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 28th November at 8.00 p.m. in the Church.

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation continues in St. Columbanus Hall Monday 18th Nov at 7.30 p.m. with Joe Clarke.  All are welcome.

 

MASS INTENTIONS 17th – 24th Nov

Sunday 17th November

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 16th Nov)           Reg Murphy

 8.30am                                        James Ratcliffe, Kathleen Ratcliffe

10.30am                                       William “Son” McLoughlin (51st Anv)

12noon                                         Gerard Moore

Monday 18th Nov

10.00 a.m.                                    Tom and Nora Whyte

Thursday 21st Nov

10.00 am                                      Jackie O’Reilly

Friday 22nd Nov

10.00 am                                      Rita Hogg (Month’s Mind)

Saturday 23rd Nov

10.00 am                                     Tom Moore (10th Anv)

Sunday 24th November

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 23rd Nov)  Deceased Ministers of the Eucharist

 8.30am                                        Moira Tuite (9th Anv) and Frank Tuite

10.30am                                       Robert Hennessy (4th Anv)

12noon                                         A Special Intention

 

Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 18th –22nd Nov

Monday                       J. Morton

Tuesday                       S. McInerney

Wednesday                 Kay Burke

Thursday                     Kay Burke

Friday                          J. Morton

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 18th – 23rd Nov

Monday                       T. Boyle

Tuesday                      J. Comiskey

Wednesday                 J. Stewart

Thursday                     M. Connaughton

Friday                          J. Clarke

Saturday                      J. Towers

WEEKEND MASSES Sat 23rd /Sun 24th Nov

Saturday 7.00pm         B. Lynch

Sunday 8.30am           D. O’Cathasaigh/V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30am         Family Mass Reader

Sunday 12noon           N. Cronin

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