Parish News for
Sunday 20th Sept 2009
Sunday in Ordinary Time
OF THE PARISH
Very Rev Michael Canny Adm
Fr Peter Raftery CSSp
Rev Daniel McFaul CC
Your love, insofar
as it is from God, is permanent. You can claim the permanence
of your love as a gift from God. And you can give that
permanent love to others. When others stop loving you,
you do not have to stop loving them. On a human level,
changes might be necessary, but on the level of the
divine, you can remain faithful to your love.
One day you will
be free to give gratuitous love, a love that does not
ask for anything in return. One day also you will be
free to receive gratuitous love. Often love is offered
to you, but you do not recognise it. You discard it
because you are fixed on receiving it from the same
person to whom you gave it.
The great paradox
of love is that precisely when you have claimed yourself
as God’s beloved child, have set boundaries to
your love, and thus contained your needs, you begin
to grow into the freedom to give gratuitously.
Excerpt from The Inner Voice of Love, Henri
J. M. Nouwen
Numbers 11:25-19. Ps. 18: 8, 10, 12-14.
Gospel: Mark 9
Chapter 9:Vs 38-43, Vs 45, Vs 47-48.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Hegarty -
16th to 21st July 2010: Cost £629. Payable in
instalments. Regular forms available from the Parish
Office/Pilgrimage Office. Forms for those in need of
care or those aged 80+ available only from the Pilgrimage
Office, telephone 71260293 - open on Tuesdays from 11.00
am to 1.00 pm, Thursdays from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm and
Saturdays from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Life will hold their Monthly
Life Mass in Termonbacca on Monday at 7.30 pm.
our sympathy to the family and friends of:
52 Beechwood Avenue.
4 Meadowview Crescent.
12 Harvey Street.
1 Glenbrook House.
2 Hawthorn Terrace.
68 Beechwood Avenue.
they rest in peace.
the anniversaries of:
Dolly McGill, Dan Roddy, Bridie Orr and Hugh Brady.
they rest in peace.
If you wish
to have the name of your loved one placed in the newsletter
contact the Parish Office before 12.00 noon on Thursdays.
as members of the Christian community:
24 Chamberlain Street.
Therese Agnes Ward,
80 Grangemore Park.
10.00 James Garvin
07.30 Charlie McDermott
Readers on duty next Weekend
06.15 pm Sharon Duffy
07.30 pm Stephen Orr
09.30 am Rita McCauley
11.00 am Sarah Henderson/
12.30 pm Piaras O Meallain
Team *A* begins its rota
at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass
Fr Canny will
hear confessions at 7.00 pm and celebrate Mass at 7.30
pm on Monday in Abbey House.
Fr Canny will
hear confessions and celebrate Mass on Wednesday at
2.00 pm in Foyleville Residential Home.
Servers Required: If your child is in P5 or
P6 and wishes to be an Altar Server in St Eugene’s
Cathedral - please leave his/her name, address and contact
number in the Parochial House.
Young Priests Society will hold their next
meeting on Thursday at 8.00 pm in the room upstairs
in the Sacristy.
Mass in honour
of Blessed Alexandrina Maria Da Costa
today (Sunday) at 7.30 pm in Termonbacca.
Canny acknowledges with thanks donations for: St Vincent
de Paul: £20. Trócaire: £15. Altar
Flowers: £10, £20.
Fr Canny will forward a donation of £30 to LASCO.
Week’s Collection amounted to £3,477.
is offering a new residential programme for
young people from the age of 11 upwards who have been
bereaved by suicide in the Residential Centre, Ulster
American Folk Park from 8.00 pm on Friday, 25th until
5.00 pm on Sunday, 27th September. For further information
and application forms contact Bridie or Pat at 71377227,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website
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