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Newsletter

St. Fergal’s Newsletter

THE DEEP END

How to welcome the child

In today’s gospel Jesus is presented as the courageous leader, instructing those who will follow on from him and carry on his work for future generations. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’Then he took a little child and said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

This September we are celebrating the Season of Creation. Pope Francis challenges us to reflect: ‘What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?’ (Laudato Si’,160). In the context of today’s gospel we might ask: how are we welcoming generations to come? Pope Francis urges us to remember that the goods of the earth are not meant to be exploited and states, ‘Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or distain. We may well be leaving to coming generations’ debris, desolation and filth.’ During this creation time let us reconnect once more with nature and restore our relationship with the environment. As parish communities we must play our part in ensuring that our world is liveable for generations to come.

‘Climate change is a global problem with grave implications; environmental, social, economic, political and for the distribution of goods. It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day.’

POPE FRANCIS, LAUDATO Si’,25

Jane Mellett

mellettj@gmail.com

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 MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 22nd Sept 2018

7.00pm     Christy Haugh (Anniv)

Sunday 23rd Sept 2018

8.00 am   Pat O’Donovan (Rec Dec)

 

10.30am  Vera Burke (Rec Dec)

Jane Hayes (Rec Dec)

Clare Prunty (Rec Dec)

Mary McGrath (Rec Dec)

John O’Dea (Rec Dec)

Joyce Matthews(Rec Dec)

Gretta McElroy (Anniv)

Margaret & Joseph Downey

(Anniv)

Finbarr May (Anniv)

Betty Burke (Get Well Int)

We are asked to pray for:- Daniel (Dan) Magee, and

Veronica (Vera) Burke who died recently.

We offer our sympathy and prayerful support to their families.

We are also asked to remember in our prayers:- Patricia Metcalfe

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 Family Offering Collection amounted to: €790.00

The Crosscare Collection which replaced the usual

Share Collection amounted to €2,180.00

Thank you for your generosity.

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass.

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The following of Christ is not for the ambitious and selfish.   Christians will inevitably find their goodness, gentleness, and love put to the test.   They will survive the test only if their life is based on trust in God as his Father.

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 SAINT FERGAL’S GOSPEL CHOIR

St Fergal’s Gospel Choir are looking for new members.  Choir Practice  takes place every Monday evening in the Church at 8.00pm.  If you would be interested in joining our group please come along to one of our rehearsals, or leave your name with Jenny in the Parish Office, or speak to Jean or Helen who are choir members.   We would love to have you be part of our group.

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St Vincent De Paul Clothing Appeal – 2018

The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul would like to express their most sincere thanks on behalf of those you have helped, to the generous parishioners of St Fergal’s Parish for their recent response to the Annual Clothing Appeal, and also for the tremendous support given by the Parishioners of this Parish to every collection and appeal throughout the year.

MANY THANKS

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Exposition of the

Blessed Sacrament

On Fridays from 10.00a.m.-1.00p.m.

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Parish Monthly Cake Sale

Our monthly Cake Sale & Raffle will take place THIS

Weekend, the 22nd /23rd of September.

 Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Bray Cualann Historical Society

On Thursday 27thof September, visiting American historian Joseph E.A. Connell Jr. will present a special one-off lecture on, ‘Michael Collins and the guerrilla warfare during the War of Independence’ at 8 p.m. in the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray – all welcome

Admission €5.

James Scannell

Hon. PRO

Bray Cualann HIstorical Society

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Old Dublin Society

Dr. Diarmuid Ó Gráda will present ‘Georgian Dublin: The Forces That Shaped a City’ at 6 p.m. on Wednesday September 26th  in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive,138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Dublin 2. All welcome – admission free.

James Scannell

Hon. PRO

The Old Dublin Society

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READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Mon 24th – Sat 29th  Sept 2018

Monday 24th Sept.

9.30am: Christy Devlin (Get Well Int)

Prov 3: 27-34. Ps 14: 2-5,

R/ v 1. Lk 8: 16-18.

Tuesday 25th Sept

9.30am: Danny Wheeler (Anniv)

Prov 21: 1-6, 10-13. Ps 118: 1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44, R/ 35. Lk 8: 19-21.

Wednesday 26th Sept.

9.30am Annie Doyle (Rec Dec)

Prov 30: 5-9. Ps 118: 29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163, R/ v 105. Lk 9: 1-6.

Thursday 27th Sept.

St Vincent de Paul (Priest)

9.30 am: Mary Murray (Anniv)

Ecc 1: 2-11. Ps 89: 3-6, 12-14, 17,

R/ v 1. Lk 9: 7-9.

Friday 28th Sept.

9.30 am: Tom & Eliz Allen (Anniv)

Eccl 3: 1-11. Ps 143: 1-4, R/ v 1.

Lk 9: 18-22.

Saturday 29th Sept

SS Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

9.30 am: Prayer Service

Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Apoc 12:7-12.

Ps 137:1-5, R/ v 1. Jn 1:47-51.

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PRAYER

O God, protector of the poor and de- fender of the just, in your kingdom the last become first, the gentle are strong, and the lowly exalted. Give us the wisdom from above, that we may find in your servant Jesus the pattern of true discipleship and the grace to persevere in following him, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever, and ever. Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

29th& 30th September 2018.

Ministers of the Eucharist:

7:00 pm     Anne Kiely

Eamon O’Dowd

Sylvia Meaney

8.00 a.m.    Peter Growney

Monica Cornejo

10:30 am    Margaret Ryan, Marie Kelly,

Margaret Foley, Goretti Maxwell

Marian Growney

Nursing Home Rota:

               Margaret Byrne

Marie Dunphy

Paul McHugh

Ministers of the Word

7.00pm     Mary Bolger

8.00am     Margaret Broderick

10.30am   Margaret Ryan

Altar Servers Rota

7.00p.m.

10.30a.m.

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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 thepreparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.

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