Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 4 October 2020

Mass Intentions

Sat 3 20.00 . . Kevin Moran (1st anniv), Treanmore

. . . . . . . . . . . Celine Keating, Paddy & Monica Keating

Sun 4 09.00

. . . . . 10.30 . Sean, Christina & Charlie O’Beirne

. . . . . 12.00

Wed 7 10.00 .Mary Margaret & Bernard Reynolds & DFM Leitrim Upper

Sat 10 20.00. Chris Reynolds, & DFM, Main St

Sun 11 09.00 Charlie Duignan Treanmore & DFM

. . . . . .10.30 Jim & Rosaleen Foley, Tulcon

. . . . . .12.00 Dympna Reilly MM, Gortfadda

 

Death

Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Cox, Townyeely, whose funeral took place during the week. May he rest in peace.

 

World Missions Ireland - Mission Month

The world is in crisis. In many poorer parishes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, it is overseas missionaries who are on the front line. These women and men already do so much. Walking hand-in-hand with marginalised communities, long before and long after any emergency. Right now, they desperately need your help. Show missionaries you care by supporting their life-giving work. Donate €4 by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. Alternatively donate at www.wmi/mission or call Fiona in World Missions Ireland on 01 497 2035.

World Missions Ireland is Pope Francis’ charity for overseas mission. It is part of a global network serving the Church in over 120 countries. Internationally they are known as Missio or the Pontifical Mission Societies and together, with your help, they support overseas missionaries through all challenges, struggles and hardships.

 

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

 

October Family Rosary Crusade Against Covid

Dear brothers and sisters,

I invite you to join with families all over Ireland this October in praying together the Rosary, or even a decade of the Rosary, in your homes each day for God’s protection during this time of coronavirus.

These past six months have reminded us of the importance of the “domestic Church” – the Church of the sitting room and kitchen – the Church that meets every time a family stands or kneels down, or sits down to pray together!

It has also helped us realise how important is the vocation of parents to be the primary teachers and leaders of their children in faith and prayer.

That is why I am calling for a “Family Rosary Crusade against Covid” during October – encouraging you to pray the Rosary, or even a decade of the Rosary, each day during the month of October. Pray for your own family and loved ones and for all those whose health or livelihood is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

I was inspired to make this call during a visit to the Missionaries of Charity here in Armagh who reminded me of what Mother Teresa, St Teresa of Calcutta, once said:

“Cling to the Rosary as the creeper clings to the tree – for without Our Lady we cannot stand”.

God bless you all.

Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh

 

Day for Life prayer

Holy Mary, Mother of Love,
holding in your arms, the fruit of your womb,
graciously look upon our earth and remove from it
all that hardens our hearts and dims our eyes
to the preciousness of human life,
from the moment of conception to natural death.

Through the example of your tenderness
teach us the ways of compassion and love
that we may build up the civilisation of love among us
and a society that is truly worthy of the human person.

Help us to reject all that contributes to a culture of death,
and to work with others of goodwill
in promoting the culture of life.

Bring us ever closer to your Son,
so that we may know the fullness of life that he offers us
and come to know that life more perfectly,
with you, and all the angels and saints,
in the eternal life of Heaven. Amen

 

Cusack’s Hospice Coffee Morning

A big thanks to you for supporting the Hospice Coffee Morning. Together we raised €2,125. A sincere note of thanks to Bewleys’ Avonmore, the most fabulous Bakers and such generous donators. Without your support this couldn’t have happened. And it is such a worthy cause. Thanks again.

 

Seeing your life through the Lens of the Gospel Matthew 21:28

1.  The target audience of this allegorical parable are the Jewish chief priests and elders portrayed here as rejecting Jesus and his teaching and, as a consequence, losing out on what God was offering them. It is a story of opportunity for life presented and rejected, and they lose out in the process. How important have you found it to recognise and accept opportunities for growth, development and new life when these were presented to you?

2.  The parable is also a cautionary tale about the destructive effects of greed – doing violence to the rights of others and eventually destroying the greedy themselves. What attitude towards possessions has helped you to be at peace in yourself and at peace with others?

3.  The vineyard of the Lord is an image for God’s people. As we look at the vineyard we have been given, we can ask ourselves ‘are we good tenants?’ Recall times when you have been a good tenant, and reached out caringly for those around you.

4.  ‘It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone. This was the Lord’s doing and it was wonderful to see’. Sometimes a person not highly regarded plays a key role in a project, and it is wonderful to see. Can you recall examples of this?

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection …………… €1,595