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St. Fergal’s Newsletter

The Deep End

Kingdom Economics

 If you think that all the parables Jesus told were nice stories about people of integrity then today’s Gospel might make you think again.  The manager has been put on notice by his CEO and he decides to even up the tables, while he still can, for those who are struggling to pay their debts to the company.  He is happy to let debt go and redistribute the finances.  The only value the money really has is in the way it is disposed of.  Yes, he is a bit of a scoundrel, but Jesus liked scoundrels, once their efforts were put to good use.   

During this past year we have seen young people rise up and challenge the governments of the world to take immediate action on climate change.  In March 2019, the Global Protest for Climate involved over 1.2 million young people worldwide.   Initiated by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the climate protests shine as a beacon of hope in dark times.  Greta stands up to world leaders and calls them to account.  She is a modern prophet inspiring millions of young people into political action and challenging all of us to raise our voices for our common home.  During the Season of Creation, what can your community do to support these young people? As church, what do we have to say to this powerful movement?  The manager in today’s parable invites us to ‘holy mischief’.

What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to the children who are now growing up? – Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with disdain.  We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth.  Laudato Si, 160-161.

 Suggestion for the week:  Explore how you might join with the eco-groups in your community to rejoice in the gift of creation, to share eco-stories and hear other good news of what is already happening. Perhaps you can explore becoming an ‘eco-parish’? (www.ecocongregationireland.com) and ask young people in your area to help you

THE NEWSLETTER OF ST FERGAL’S PARISH, BALLYWALTRIM, BRAY, CO WICKLOW.  Parish Website: www.stfergalsbray.ie

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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 21st Sept., 2019

7.00pm.  Gretta McElroy (Anniv)

               Confirmation Prep Mass

 Sunday 22nd September 2019

8.00am  Dr Eddie Prendiville (Rec Dec)

10.30amMichael McKenna( Rec Dec)

               Derek Breen (Rec Dec)

               Paddy Conlon(Rec Dec)

               Johnny Reade (Rec Dec)

               Teresa Purcell (Rec Dec)

               Mary Cartwright (Rec Dec)

Margaret & Joseph Downey    (Anniv)  

Mary McGillicuddy (Get Well)                     

Cecil Walsh (Get Well)

We are asked to remember in our prayers Colman (Colie) Sharkey who died recently, we offer our sympathy and prayerful support to his family.We are also asked to remember in our prayers:- Finbarr May.         Those who die in grace go no further from us than to God, and God is always very near.

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LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Last weekend The Share collection amounted to €752.00.

The Family Offering Collection amounted to €565.00,

all monies from this collection go directly toward the running costs of the Parish.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Twenty- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus lamented the fact that the ‘children of light’ are not as astute at doing good, as the wicked are at looking after themselves.  it may be that some of our ineffectiveness in doing good arises from a lack of total commitment to God.   We cannot have it both ways; self-concerned and love of God don’t mix.

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Alcoholics Anonymous:  

An open meeting will be held in Iona Pastoral Centre, Knocklyon for people and families who are struggling with alcohol addiction on Tuesday 24thSeptember. This meeting is open to all members of the public. Members from Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon family groups will be there to share their experience and answer any questions you may have. The meeting will provide lots of information and help for suffers, family and friends.  For more information contact Máirín Keegan, PPW – 01 8115414.

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Friday Mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass

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Thought for the day

The banking crisis is only one example of a wider “honesty deficit” in public life. Even people working for charities are sometimes found, unfortunately, to be lacking in integrity. As a result, the story of dishonest management will not lack contemporary echoes. It also means that the shock of story—‘the manager continues to fix the books for his own benefit’—is just as much a shock today as it would have been in first-century Palestine.

If that were not enough, the ironic teaching drawn in v. 9 borders on the sarcastic, not to say caustic. No missing the meaning, in any case! But what is the meaning? It can’t be simply copy that distressing example of the manager. To act, not to delay, seems to be at the centre.

PRAYER

I truly believe and I know, God of our hearts, that you love and desire all that I am. May your great love penetrate even the darkest parts of my life, that I may know true conversion of heart, and love you with my whole self.

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St. Peter’s Parish Centre, Little Bray.

“Save the date! Mon 23rd September at 8pm

Talk on Public Health and the Use of Wireless Technology: how to use it more safely in the workplace, at home and in public places.

Of interest to everyone & especially where it concerns children, pregnancy and people with health devices.” 

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St Mary’s Parish

Enniskerry

1859- 2019

CELEBRATING 160 YEARS

Display of Floral Decorations in the Church for this special occasion

THEME: THE FOUR SEASONS

Beginning this weekend, Friday 20th of September and continuing throughout next week.

The Church will remain open each day and all are welcome to view the displays and spend some time in prayer or reflection.

Please see posters in the porch.

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September on Lough Derg:

Standard One Day Retreats in September: Sat 21, Sun 22 & Sun 29. Special Living with Suicide DayRetreat, Sat 28 September. Advance booking is essential for any of these dates. Tel 071 9861518 or email: info@loughderg.org

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Cake Sale & Raffle 2019

NEXT weekend the 28th & 29th of September, the ninth of our Monthly Cake Sales and Raffles, will take place.   The proceeds of these events go toward the day-to-day running costs of our Parish.   If you could bake a cake (or two) for us we would be most grateful.     Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Mon 23rd – Sat 28th Sept 2019

Monday 23rd Sept

St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

9.30am  Dr Eddie Prendiville (Rec Dec)

Ezra 1:1-6. ps 125, R/ v 3. Lk 8:16-18.

Tuesday 24th Sept

9.30am Patricia Metcalfe (Anniv)

Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20. Ps 121:1-5,

R/ v 1. Lk 8:19-21.

Wednesday 25th Sept

St Finbarr, Bishop.

9.30am John & Margaret Hayden

             ( 60th Wedding Anniv)

Ezra 9:5-9. Ps Tob 13:2, 4, 6-8,

R/ v 1. Lk 9:1-6.

Thursday 26th Sept

Ss Cosmas & Damian Martyrs

9.30am James & Michael Boyle (Anniv)

hg 1:1-8. Ps 149:1-6, 9, R/ v 4.

Lk 9:7-9.

Friday 27th Sept

9.30am Mary Murray (Anniv)

Hg 1:15-2:9. Ps 42:1-4, R/ cf. v 5.

Lk 9:18-22.

Saturday 28th Sept

Blessed Virgin Mary

9.30am – Morning Prayer of the Church

Zec 2:5-9, 14-15. Ps Jer 31:10-13,

R/ v 10. Lk 9:43-45.

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 PRAYER

God our saviour, you call us into your service. Make us wise and resourceful: children of the light who continue your work in this world with untiring concern for integrity and justice.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the HolySpirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

Ministers of the Eucharist:

28th & 29th Sept 2019

7:00pm     Anne Kiely

                Eamon O’Dowd

                Sylvia Meaney

 8.00am    Peter Growney

                Monica Cornejo

10:30am   Margaret Ryan

                Marie Kelly

                Margaret Foley, Marian Growney,

                Goretti Maxwell

Nursing Home Rota:

Margaret Broderick

Vicky Byrne

Margaret Ryan

 

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm   Margaret Byrne

8.00am   David Grant

10.30am Betty Prenter

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ST FERGAL’S PARISH

Moderator, V. Rev Larry Behan

The Parochial House, St. Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.

Sacristy: Tel. 2768194 

Parish Office: Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10.00am-3.00pm, 

Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm

Friday:- CLOSED Tel: 2860980

Email:info@stfergalsbray.ie  Web:www.stfergalsbray.ie

Masses:Sundays – Saturday 7.00p.m. Sunday 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Holy Days – Vigil 7.00p.m., Holy Day 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Weekdays – 9.30a.m.

Baptisms: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.00Noon.  Three weeks notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.

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