Aug 6

Saturday

6.00pm

6.45pm

19th Sunday of the Year

Confession

Intention - Frances Lyon RIP

Aug 7

Sunday

9.30 am

19th Sunday of the Year

Int - Ulahannan Thomas RIP & A Thanksgiving Int

Aug 8

Monday

9.30am

St Dominic

Special Intention - Seamus

Aug 9

Tuesday

9.30am

Word & communion Service

 

Aug 10

Wednesday

9.30am

St Lawrence

Special Intention - Anne Dineen

Aug 11

Thursday

9.30am

St Clare

Special Intention - Rev Phillip Swingler

Aug 12

Friday

9.30am

10 -10.30

Feria

Adoration & Confession

Special Intention - The Holy Souls

Aug 13

Saturday

6.00pm 6.45 pm

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Cofession

Special Intentions - Orla Walsh & Philip Costin

Aug 14

Sunday

9.30am

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Spl Int. Amelia Ghiuzam & Family & Our Parish

Children's Liturgy Every Sunday at the 9.30 Mass in the Church Room - All children are welcome,

Sunday School - Closed for the Summer - Sacramental preparation will resume in the Autumn

Scripture Readings 7th August 2022, 19th Sundayin Ordinary Time, Year C

Wis 18:6-9; Ps 32(33):1-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 12:32-48

The Lord our God - The Lord has chosen us to be his people.

Though a little flock, our history goes back to the dim and distant past. The God we worship is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We also look forward in hope to a glorious future in the Kingdom of our Father.

The Wisdom of Solomon was the last book of the Old Testament to be written. It was written in Greek, not Hebrew, so not in the Septuagint nor therefore in the Protestant Bible. The final chapters meditate on the Exodus, contrasting the woes visited on the Egyptians at the first Passover with the gifts given by God to the Israelites.

The Psalm celebrates God's faithfulness, power and wisdom, justifying our confidence in him.

The 2ndreadings in August from Hebrews describe faith, which gives assurance to our hopes. Abraham is the prime example of a man of faith: he obeyed God's command to go to a new land; he believed God's promise that he and Sarah would have a child in their old age; and he passed the supreme test of faith when God asked him to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. God's last minute reprieve for Isaac is seen as a return from the dead.

In Luke's Gospel, following the parable we heard last week about the rich man building a bigger barn, Jesus assures us that we will be given all the resources we need to meet the Lord's demands. He then urges us to have faith and to be prepared. Psalm Response:   Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the 'true goods of life,' Pope Francis says

Last Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of coveting wealth and possessions."Covetousness is the unbridled greed for possessions, it is an illness that destroys people. It is a "dangerous illness for society," pointing to the greed that fuels wars and in the "scandal" of the arms trade.

The pope continued: "Do I want to get rich according to God or according to my covetousness? What legacy do I want to leave? Money in the bank, or happy people around me, good works, people that I have helped. Francis concluded by asking Our Lady, who shared in God's riches, to "help us understand what

the true goods of life are, the ones that last forever."

Praying the Our Father - from Downside Abbey

'Thy kingdom come' Our prayer is one of desire for Him, an attraction to Him at the heart of the mystery of our own lives, our deepest desire is for Him, when we know ourselves as fully as God knows us. Prayer also responds to the world's need for Him, for his peace and his justice.

'Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven' In prayer we commit ourselves to God, and offer ourselves to Him as free human beings, with all the powers He has given us to live here and now the life we hope to enjoy for ever with Him in Heaven. Prayer is practical. By praying we seek to understand the world and our own lives as God sees them, to love as He loves, to want what He wants, and to live accordingly.

We pray in the Spirit to grow in the love of God.

Almighty and ever living God, your Spirit made us your children confident to call you Father.

Increase your Spirit within us and bring us to

our promised inheritance. Amen

Prayer is, in my opinion, nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends, it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. St Teresa of Avila

For Pope Francis = Loving Father, have mercy on your servant, direct him in your mercy into the way of everlasting salvation, that he may, desire by your grace those things that are pleasing to you, and perform them with all his strength.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Go forward in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go ahead without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always guided you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God,

for having created me. Clare of Assisi

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dominic Captainino who passed away on 27 July2022.

Dominic's Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 23 August at 2.00 pm at St Patrick's.

May he rest in Peace.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord will say' when it is time to retire

Pope Francis said last week he is "open" to the possibility of retiring if he discerns that it is God's will.

"The Lord will say when it is time to resign. It's one of the options. It is the Lord who commands."

Pope Francis acknowledged that he may need to slow down but added that he will try to continue visits to be close to people "because I think it is a way of service." In particular, Francis highlighted that he would "like to go to Ukraine in September to attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Based on a report by Courtney Mares CNA Rome Jul 30, 2022

Food Bank - Please continue your support for our Food Bank. Donations can be left at Church or taken to the United Reformed Church on Sat. or Mon. mornings between 10am - 12noon. Many thanks. God Bless.

If you are able to start or increase your weekly offering or make a donation you can do so directly

By Standing Order/Direct Debit/One-Off Donation - ask your bank to pay to

Account Name: RCDN St Patrick DustIon Branch Sort Code: 60-06-11 A/c No 59820640.

Please let Fr Benny know if as a tax payer, you want us to reclaim it -No cost to you-so valuable for the church.

Prayer to Mary - From the Catholic Prayerbook - Downside Abbey

Almighty and eternal God, you raised the body and soul of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, into the glory of heaven. Grant us the grace to keep our hearts and minds on the things of heaven, that we may one day share with her in glory, through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 15th August

Pope Francis - 'Confession is not a judgment but a meeting with God'

The Pope describes how God rejoices when somebody asks for forgiveness and at the same time He "forgets" or wipes out from his memory our sins. The reason for this, he explained, is because what matters for God is for us to meet with him."First of all, God always forgives us. He never tires of this. It's we who get tired of asking for forgiveness. But he does not tire of pardoning us.

"Confessions often seem like a procedure, a formality. Everything is mechanical! No! Where's the meeting in this? The meeting with the Lord who pardons you, hugs you and rejoices. This is our God who is so good.

We too need to teach others, our children and our youngsters to make a good confession, because going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to get a stain removed.

No! It's about going to meet with our Father who reconciles, who forgives us and who rejoices."