Parish of Our Lady and St. Brendan
Sunday October 20th - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C
First Reading The Lord promises that his deliverance will come soon, that all peoples will be invited to share in it, and there will be joy for all who join themselves to the Lord. This is the whole purpose of mission: the spreading of God’s Joy.
Second Reading Like the first reading, the second makes it clear that mission is about drawing all people into the unfolding plan of God. This unfolding plan is described as a ‘mystery.’ This does not mean a ’riddle,’ but refers to the fact that God’s unstoppable plan unfolds in a way that is beyond our grasp.
Gospel From where does the Church’s missionary work derive its credibility? Good works on behalf of the poor are always credible and admirable, yet Jesus described an even deeper source of credibility: when believers are one with Christ and with each other, the Gospel takes flight!
is available during weekend Masses for families with young children. Mass can be viewed on TV screen.
The envelopes for the November lists are being distributed to all households at present. They can be returned at any Mass or to the Parish Office.
wishes to thank all who generously supported his mission appeal on Sunday last.
Our week of Remembrance for the Dead will take place from Monday November 11th to Friday November 15th, with Mass each evening at 7pm. The Mass on the Friday evening will be offered for all who died since November of last year. If you want to include anyone in the Friday Mass who died outside the parish since last year, please give their names into the Parish Office.
for the Propagation of the Faith will take place next weekend October 19th & 20th. Throughout the Church there are many different countries where the work of Catholics needs to be supported and where the local community cannot yet provide for the needs of the local Church. Mission Sunday is celebrated throughout the world on next Sunday October 20th.
The awards were presented at a ceremony in the Rose Hotel last Tuesday night. We are delighted to announce that we have been included in the Public Buildings/Spaces Category again this year. Many thanks to our staff and also to our parishioners in supporting our work of keeping the grounds litter free.
From Monday, Sept. 16th weekday opening times will be 9.00am-12.30pm and 1.00pm-4.30pm. (Monday-Friday).
to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church. The Pastoral Parish Council has arranged a Mission to take place from October 18th to October 23rd 2020. Further details at a later date.