Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday 20 September 2020

Mass Intentions

Sat 19 20.00 Anna (Ciss)& Sean McWeeney (1st anniv) Drimna

Sun 20 09.00 Joe Crossan Shannagh

. . . . . . 10.30 Padraig Higgins (1st Anniv), Corrigeen

. . . . . . 12.00 Eilish, Brid & Jack Nicholl & Patricia Curry

Mon 21 10.00 Pro populo

Wed 23 10.00 Lawrence & Katie McGovern & DFM

Sat 26 . 20.00 William & Agnes Maguire

Sun 27 .09.00 Teresa O’Reilly, Main St

. . . . . . .10.30 John Patrick & Aggie Butler & DFM, Corafora

. . . . . . .12.00 Tom & Josie McLoughlin, Drumgowna

 

Death

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Cafferty, Drumlowan & Dublin, whose funeral took place recently. May he rest in peace.

Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community Tilly Jane Gordon-Wright, daughter of James & Samantha, Dooneragh, also Maisie Lou Fowler, daughter of Marc & Joanna, Bettystown, who were baptised recently.

Vocations

“The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord”. (Romans 14: 7)

If the Lord invites you to follow Him in humble obedience as a priest or in the consecrated life, how will you respond? If the Spirit is prompting you to know Christ as a priest, or in the consecrated life, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie

Eucharistic Adoration

Just a gentle reminder of the great gift of Eucharistic Adoration that we have here in our parish church every Thursday from 10am Mass to 6pm. If anyone could spend an hour to adore Our Lord, we have some hours that are not fully covered, especially 4pm to 5pm, and 5pm to 6pm. Time spent with Our Lord brings peace of mind in difficult and confusing times.

Bingo in Mohill GAA Park

Drive-in Bingo on Monday at 7.30 in Mohill GAA Park. This is a fundraiser for the Club to keep the footballers playing and the Bingo Players happy. € 1500 in prizes. Everyone welcome.

 

Church leaders urge worshippers to wear face coverings to reduce the spread of coronavirus

At this time, the government has not formally made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship. This is, in part, due to the fact that as churches we are committed to maintaining 2 metre physical distancing between household groups and strict adherence to all government guidance on hand hygiene, cleaning, ventilation etc.

It, however, remains our responsibility to ensure that our services of worship are safe places for all who join with us. It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings, in conjunction with hand washing etc., is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others. Their use is therefore one way in which we can evidence protection for the most vulnerable, support for our health workers, and practical love for our neighbours.

Following further recent consultations with public health authorities, we join with Christian church leaders all over this island in formally recommending and encouraging the use of face coverings at all services of worship, along with the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing, from Sunday 30 August 2020, and earlier if practicable.

 

A prayer for our earth from Laudato Si’

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.
Amen.

 

The Season of Creation

or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.

 

Seeing your life through the Lens of the Gospel Matthew 16:21-27

1. ‘I was there first’. Envy easily comes to the surface when faced with the good fortune of others, especially when compared to what seems less favourable treatment of ourselves. Can you recall that feeling in yourself and what it did to you? Can you also recall times when you were content with your lot, even though it seemed others had greater gifts, better opportunities, etc.

2.  A parent or teacher who gives a lot of time to a difficult child does not love the others less, but if we are one of those other children, we may not see that. Recall a ‘Jesus person’ in your life who helped you to overcome feelings of envy and helped you appreciate that the apparently more favourable treatment of another did not mean a lessening of love for you.

3.  This leads us to the core message of this parable, namely, that God’s love is a free gift, and not earned. Recall moments when you were particularly conscious of the gifts that God has given you by counting all the blessings that you have, no matter how small.

4. ‘It is too late now’ are words sometimes uttered to justify doing nothing about a situation. This parable tells us that where love is involved, it is never too late. Can you recall times when you got a positive response after taking action when you thought it was ‘too late’?

 

 Money Matters

Offertory Collection …………… €1,500