Parish News for
Sunday 2nd November 2008
Sunday in Ordinary Time.
OF THE PARISH
Very Rev Michael Canny Adm
Rev David O'Kane CC
Rev Daniel McFaul CC
and trust in God can move mountains. Don’t be
discouraged by circumstances”.
of All the Faithful Departed - All Souls
The Church has
encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times
as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no
care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we
would not be in the habit of praying for them.”
Yet pre-Christian rites for the deceased kept such a
strong hold on the superstitious imagination that a
liturgical commemoration was not observed until the
early Middle Ages, when monastic communities began to
mark an annual day of prayer for the departed members
We were made
for God, by God, and to be with God. God so loved the
world that he gave his only begotten son so that we
might not perish but have eternal life. Our purpose
in life is to be happy in heaven with the God who made
us. Those who have arrived at this state of pure happiness
are saints. One thing is for certain whether we choose
to believe in God or not, we will all die. Will we cease
to exist? Will our souls continue to live after our
bodies have decayed? The truth as revealed by Christian
tradition is that a person is made up of body and soul.
The body remains in the grave but the soul continues
on. In baptism we died with Christ and we hope to share
someday in his resurrection.
Catechism of the Catholic Church states
Those who die in God’s grace and friendship and
are perfectly purified live for ever with Christ. They
are like God for ever, for they “see him as he
is,” face to face: By virtue of our apostolic
authority, we define the following: According to the
general disposition of God, the souls of all the saints
. . . and other faithful who died after receiving Christ’s
holy Baptism (provided they were not in need of purification
when they died, . . . or, if they then did need or will
need some purification, when they have been purified
after death, . . .) already before they take up their
bodies again and before the general judgment - and this
since the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
into heaven - have been, are and will be in heaven,
in the heavenly Kingdom and celestial paradise with
Christ, joined to the company of the holy angels. Since
the Passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, these
souls have seen and do see the divine essence with an
intuitive vision, and even face to face, without the
mediation of any creature.
All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but
still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their
eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification,
so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the
joy of heaven.
May the divine
assistance remain always with us and may the souls of
the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest
We offer our sympathy to the family and friends
McGonigle, 65 Osborne Street.
Agnes Doherty, 15 Northland Way.
they rest in peace.
as members of the Christian community
Katie Clara McKinney, 13 Oranmore Park.
Madie Margaret Strawbridge Coyle, 39
Readers on duty next Weekend
06.15 Brendan Burns
07.30 Charlie McDermott
09.30 Michael Roddy
11.00 Gatha McClintock
12.30 Carita Kerr
10.00 Neil McMahon
07.30 Adele McCauley
Team *C* begins its rota
at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass
Deceased Members of the Creggan Pensioners Snooker Club
will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday at St
Mary’s Church, Creggan.
honour of Blessed Alexandrina Maria Da Costa
in Termonbacca today (Sunday) at 7.30 pm.
Canny will visit the sick in his care this week:
Mon am: 10.00
Mon pm: 3.00 - William St, Columbcille Crt, Chamberlain
St, Brewster’s Close.
Wed am: 10.00 - Westland Ave, Westland St, Glenfada
Pk, Abbey Pk, Fahan St, Joseph Place, Cable St.
Thurs am: 10.00 - Limewood St, Beechwood St, Elmwood
Thurs am: 11.30 - Fr Mulvey Pk.
Thurs pm: 2.00 - Lisfannon Pk (Upper), Eglinton Tce,
Blucher St, Little Diamond.
will be a Concelebrated Mass at 7.30 pm on
Wednesday, 12th November for the deceased members of
each home in the parish. An invitation will be sent
to the families and friends of those buried from the
Cathedral during the past year asking each family to
nominate a representative to receive a candle in memory
of their loved one. If anyone has lost a close relative
who was buried from another church during the past year
please leave the deceased’s name in the Sacristy
or Parochial House so that they can be remembered in
the Mass and ask someone to receive a candle in their
Fr Canny acknowledges with thanks donations
Missions: £10. St Pio: £10. Trócaire:
£10. Moshi: £20.
Week’s Collection amounted to £3,684.
The Parish Draw will take place on 21st November
of tickets available from the Parish Office
9.30 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm Monday to
or contact Matt McColgan at 71268997.
7th November is the last date for contributions,
which will be collected from 6.30 to 8.30 pm
in the room above the Sacristy.
Readings: Ezek 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12. Ps 45. 1 Cor
3: 9-11, 16-17. Jn 2: 13 -22.
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