Parish News for
Sunday 12th October 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”.
Day of Prayer
Today is ‘Emigrant
Sunday’ and we are asked to think about and pray
for our Irish Emigrants. Emigration is no abstract notion.
One in seven Irish adults have spent more than a year
abroad, one million Irish born are still there. So many
know of it first hand and nearly every family has someone
away. Of those born between 1931 and 1941, those not
in their sixties, no less than four out of five of them
emigrated. The fifties then saw a huge exodus - 57,000
left in one year alone.
again saw too many go - we lost the equivalent of all
Connaught with the exception of Galway in that decade.
It is not true to say that all this has finished, that
emigration has been conquered like TB. What has happened
is that, and thank God for it, there are more people
coming home than leaving. 44,000 returned and 29,000
left last year. That’s still a lot of people leaving
and 18,000 of those were aged between 15 and 24. Too
many are still leaving without any advice or information.
Of course we should not lose sight of the positive side
of emigration. From Columcille to the present day we
have contributed enormously to the countries who received
us. For the individual Irish person and whole families
this has brought success and better life. The complexity
of modern Irish emigration is shown in such contrasts
as the Irish being among the highest earners in London
and being still the most deprived minority in that city.
Prayer for Emigrants
O Jesus, who
in the very first days of Thine earthly life was compelled,
together with Mary, Thy loving Mother, and Saint Joseph,
to leave Thy native land and to endure in Egypt the
misery and discomforts of poor emigrants, turn Thine
eyes upon our brethren, who, far away from their dear
country and from all that is dear to them, are not infrequently
constrained to struggle with the difficulties of a new
life, and who are likewise often exposed to grave dangers
and snares for their immortal souls.
Be Thou their
guide in their uncertain journey, their help in trouble,
their comfort in sorrow; keep them safe in their faith,
holy in their lives, and faithful to their children,
their wives, and their parents; grant, O Lord, that
we may be able to embrace them affectionately once more
in their native land, and hereafter to live inseparably
united to them at the foot of Thy throne in our heavenly
of the downstairs of the Parochial House is now complete
and the front door is in operation again.
are from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.30
for your patience and support.
We offer our sympathy
to the family and friends of:
McGuinness, 5 Elmwood Street.
Eamon Anderson, 42 Corrib Court.
John Kelly, London. May
they rest in peace.
We welcome as
members of the Christian community
Lucy Jean Friel, 9 Epworth Street.
Ronan Charles Nelis, 61 Elmvale, Culmore.
on duty next Weekend
06.15 Roisin Bonar
07.30 Stephen Orr
09.30 Michael Roddy
11.00 Gráinne Nugent
12.30 Michael Wilson
10.00 Eugene McClintock
07.30 Charlie McDermott
Team *B* begins its rota at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass next
National Statue of Our Lady of Fatima which
was specially blessed by Pope Paul VI for Peace For
Ireland will visit St Eugene’s Cathedral on Monday.
This date is of significance because it was the last
Apparition of Our Lady to the children of Fatima. There
will be a procession of the statue at 7.00 pm, followed
by Mass at 7.30 pm and afterwards enrolment in the Brown
McFaul will visit the sick as follows:
am: Forest Pk, Kerrs Tce, Helen St, Marlborough
Rd, Oakfield Rd, Marlborough Ave, Marlborough Tce, Beechwood
Ave, West End Tce
pm: Creggan St, Queen St, Princes St, Clarendon
Manor, Great James St, Crawford Sq.
Mass for the Beatification of Matt Talbot will
be celebrated on Monday at 7.30 pm in Termonbacca.
Sunday is Mission Sunday - the annual
worldwide Catholic celebration of Mission Sunday. Our
prayers and donations on Mission Sunday help to support
missionaries and those they reach out to in countries
where the Church is new, young or poor. Our support
allows Catholic communities throughout the world to
become self-sufficient and progress according to their
own needs and traditions.
A special collection
will be taken up next Sunday in aid of our brothers
and sisters currently on mission allowing them to continue
their difficult but vital work reflecting the theme
for Mission Sunday 2008: ‘Go and Tell.’
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for:
St Pio: £25.
India: £40. Darfur: £40. Haiti: £40.
Charity of Adm’s Choice: £10.
Father Canny will
forward donations totalling £65 to LASCO.
Collection amounted to £3,640.
***Limited number of tickets remaining***
1st Prize - £25,000
2nd & 3rd Prize - £5,000
9th - 18th Prize - £2,000
19th - 28th Prize - £500
10 x £100
First Friday, 7th November, left for contributions.
To purchase a
ticket contact Matt McColgan at 71268997 or Fr Michael
the Golden Rule
both the deserving and the undeserving.
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