12 OCTOBER 2014 MASS INTENTIONS Saturday 11

12TH OCTOBER 2014
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MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday 11th October
10.00 John Brendan Ryan [R.D.]
6.00 Maura, Joseph & Celestine Gray [A]
Joe Soden [A]
John, Evelyn & their daughter
Mamie Farrell [A]
Jim Scully [A]
Tom Brick [A]
Sunday 12th October
10.00 Maureen & Eileen Craddock [A]
Brighid Murtagh [A]
11.15 John & Mary Donnellan [R]
Ned, Sheila & their daughter
Elizabeth Hughes [A]
7.30 Catherine & Thomas Collier [A]
Marcella & Hal McCarthy [A]
Monday 13th October
10.00 For all who are ill
Tuesday 14th October
10.00 Baby Jacinta Stafford [A]
Wednesday 15th October
10.00 Special Intention
Thursday 16th October
10.00
Friday 17th October
10.00 Dympna Cusack [A]
Saturday 18th October
10.00
6.00 Jack Burke [A]
Michael & Colette Quinlan [A]
Aidan Burns [A]
Evelyn, Andrew, Patricia &
Catherine Lynch [A]
Ned Dohney [A]
Eddie & Mary Cummins [A]
Sunday 19th October
10.00 Mary Kilroy 1st [A]
Eilish Walsh [A]
11.15
7.30
28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
Matthew 22:1-14
1 Scripture often speaks of the kingdom of God as a banquet. The image
of people being at a meal where everyone is happy and welcome and
where all hunger and thirst is satisfied gets across the idea that God
loves, accepts and welcomes us and wants us to make that experience
available to one another. Think of times in your life when you have had
‘banquet’ experiences and when you have felt accepted and loved?
2 The host enlists the help of his servants to invite people to the
banquet. We are commissioned by the Lord to invite people to the
banquet of the kingdom, to the fullness of life – as parents, teachers,
friends, etc. What has it been like for you to play a part in leading
others to a fuller life?
3 As in the parable last week there is a message about being alert to
invitations that offer a fuller life and the danger of losing out if we
neglect to respond to such invitations. Perhaps there have been
opportunities offered to you that you missed, and now regret. Think
also of the blessings you received because you seized the moment and
took an opportunity that presented itself.
4 The second parable puts the focus on how we respond to invitations.
Some invitations are ones that challenge us to change, to conversion, to
put on a ‘wedding garment’. What has been your experience of
changing in response to an invitation you received?
John Byrne OSA
Prayer
God of all goodness and kindness, you invite all peoples to the banquet
and offer them a feast beyond compare.
Give us your saving grace to keep unstained the robe of our baptism
until that day when you welcome us to heaven’s joyful table.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
MISSION SUNDAY
We welcome
Heidi Murphy, Robert Farrelly,
Sophie Scully & Lauren Fitzpatrick
who were baptised here this weekend
and congratulate them and their
families.
Next Sunday is
Mission Sunday and the
Share collection will be
replaced by a special
collection for the work of
Irish Missionaries in the
developing world.
12TH OCTOBER 2014
PARISH TEAM
Fr. Tony Coote
Administrator
79 The Rise
Tel. 2889879
[email protected]
Caroline Kehoe
Parish Catechist
Tel. 2881271
E. [email protected]
Fr. Conleth Meehan
Kilmacud
Tel. 2880545
Fr. Paddy O’Byrne
Kilmacud
Sr. Catherine Greene
Kilmacud
PARISH OFFICE
MONDAY – FRIDAY
9am – 11.30am
PARISH SECRETARY
Rosemary Dempsey
Tel. 2881271
E.mountmerrionparishoffic
[email protected]
COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tel. 2884485
E.mountmerrioncommu
[email protected]
SOCIETY OF ST.
VINCENT DE PAUL
Helpline 086 6009857
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YOUTH 2000
will be hosting a Catholic youth retreat for 16-35 year olds in St. Raphaela's Secondary
School, Stillorgan, Co Dublin from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of October 2014.
The weekend will consist of talks, music, workshops, prayer, dramas and
testimonies. Retreat starts on Friday at 8.00pm. Drop into the retreat at anytime over the
weekend or bring a sleeping bag if you choose to avail of accommodation.
Online booking necessary.
For more information see www.youth2000.ie
SPECIAL MASS FOR VOCATIONS
at Holy Family Residence,
Roebuck Road,
Dublin 14.
Thursday 16th October at 7.30pm
Celebrant: Fr. Michael Twomey
You are most welcome to join us in
praying for this special intention.
Refreshments in Tearoom afterwards.
MOUNT MERRION FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The Annual Church Gate Collection for Mt.
Merrion Friendship Club will take place NEXT
WEEKEND the 18th and 19th of Oct. 2014.
Please give generously to support our senior
citizens. Funds are always needed to
continue with our Social Day Care Service.
Thank you.
A parishioner, Sinead McSweeney, will collect outside the Church this weekend after
the 6pm, 10am and 11.15am Masses for PLAN IRELAND. This charity attempts to promote
children's rights as a means of ending child poverty in the poorest countries in the world.
This November Sinead will run the Ethiopian Great Run in aid of this charity.
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