17.42 Newsletter 21st /22nd October, 2017
HOLY FAMILY PARISH
Newsletter 21st /22nd October, 2017
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Mission Sunday - 22nd October
The annual celebration recalls the command of Jesus Christ.
‘Go make disciples of all the nations to spread the Good News and the Kingdom of God’.
The special Collection supports 1,069 dioceses in 157 countries around the world where the Universal Church is too new, young or poor to survive without our help.
The funds raised build much needed chapels and schools, orphanages, clinics and dispensaries and support the formation of priests, sisters, catechists and pastoral workers.
The October collection for the ST VINCENT DE PAUL amounted to €1,875.
Many thanks to all for your generosity
The FAMILY MASS will take place on Sunday 22nd October at 12 noon
MASS FOR PEACE
A Medjugorje Prayer group, and friends of Our Lady invite you to a Mass for Peace on
Thursday 26th Oct at 8 pm in the chapel at the Divine Master, Newtown park Ave
Rosary before Mass;
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayers for healing after Mass.
ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD FOR 2017/ 2018
Envelopes are available near the church doors. You might like to write a list of those you wish to include on the Altar List for the coming year and place it in the envelope, and return to the safe in the Church or hand it in at the Parish Office or Sacristy.
REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are requested for the souls of
recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time:
MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
October 2017 Mass times & Intentions
Michael Waters (Anniv)
Terry & Reg Myles (Anniv)
James Brady (Anniv)
Bill Curtin (3rd Anniv)
Noel Kinsella (Anniv)
Ian (Iano) Kinsella (Anniv)
Richard & Margaret McGlynn
Madge Kennedy R.I.P.
Marion Crossen (4th Anniv)
Phyllis Murphy (Anniv)
Suzanne Garnett (Months mind)
300 Club Draw - Week 7 - 16/10/2017
1. Audrey Donnelly € 100
2. Valerie Dunphy € 50
3. Sean O Kiersey € 30
4. Mona Felton € 20
GROWING BY REDUCING?
There is growth, and growth. Growing to adulthood is good. Growing into serenity is good. Buy when a cell grows uncontrollably, that is cancer. It is most definitely not good. Uncontrolled growth is using up non-renewable resources is not good.
Uncontrolled growth of throwaway items is not good. Uncontrolled growth in consumption of water, green areas, in production of pollution, in congestion, in noise, is not good. The Pope calls us urgently to question what sort of lifestyle we follow, whether consciously or unconsciously. Is it promoting a type of growth which is unsustainable, and increasingly damaging to our environment, to the climate, to the sustainability of life itself?
So to begin with we could each ask ourselves what we can reduce in our consumption. Surely there are things we can cut down on, or make last longer?
Then we can ask what more we can reuse – for example, by passing on to friends, family or colleagues, or to charities such as the St Vincent de Paul.
Lastly, we should try to recycle as much as we possibly can.
A reminder: parishioners are encouraged to take part for an hour in the litter clean-up in the roads and green areas around the Church on Sat 18th Nov at 11 am. Put it on your calendar. More details as we get nearer the day.