Parish of Our Lady and St. Brendan
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.
There w ill be a gathering for all those involved in various parish ministries and committees, to acknowledge their commitment to the parish. The gathering will take place in Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday Oct. 17th at 7.30pm.
Sunday October 13th - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading Namaan, powerful commander of the Syrian army, suffered from leprosy. Initially, he was annoyed that the prophet Elisha asked him merely to take a dip in the river Jordan. Surely something more dramatic was needed, for the healing of a great man? But God’s power works through the simplest of actions!
Second Reading The wonderful confidence of the apostle: he may be in chains, but God’s Word cannot be chained. Our circumstances may seem to oppress us, but nothing can tie down the Word of God.
Gospel Jesus, especially in Luke’s Gospel, loves to tell stories that portray the despised in a good light. Our respectability is of limited significance to the Lord, who has a special place in his heart for the wretched and the outcast.
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).
Our Parish Office will take bookings for 1st Anniversary Masses Thursday, September 26th. All other bookings will be taken from the following day Friday, September 27th.
This was discussed at the recent Parish Pastoral Council Meeting. While the shared Anniversary Mass has proved to be popular with families wanting to have an Anniversary Mass at a weekend, it has become increasingly difficult with the long list of names to be read at the start and again at the middle of Mass. It was decided to read out the list of names and addresses at the start of Mass only, beginning from Saturday, June 8th.
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.