17th Sunday of the Year (b)
17th Sunday of the Year. (b)
Times of Mass and Confession:
Sundays: Vigil Mass (Saturday) 6.00 p.m. & 10.00 a.m.
Weekday: 9.00 a.m. (Monday – Friday )
10.00 a.m. (Saturday)
Confessions: After 10.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday.
Other times by arrangement.
Please remember the following parishioners, relatives and friends in your prayers:
Sick: Sally McDermott, Catherine Wilson, John McPartland, Mary McPheely, Annie O’Donnell, Molly Weir, baby Vladeeslaff Russia
Anniv: Owen Brannigan, Billy Wilson, Josie Wilson, Theresa Malone.
Died: Josephine Dugan.
Today: A new readers’ rota has been prepared. Existing readers please take your copy home with you today.
Sunday: Over the holiday period, the normal coffee morning in the hall will be suspended but some parishioners and one of the normal groups have agreed to run a simplified session with teas coffees and biscuits/croissants available. Many thanks to them for agreeing to provide this service. So why not go round to the hall and find out what is on offer.
As the holiday season is now upon us will all Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers please remember to ensure they have arranged cover if they are going to be away. This is especially important when a visiting priest is here to celebrate Mass. Please use the ‘post its’ in the sacristy to let me know about any swaps you make. Please don’t write on the rotas themselves.
Holidays: If you are going away, I hope you have a safe journey and come back refreshed and relaxed. If you are staying at home, I hope you find some time to relax and take a break from your usual routine.
If you are a visitor, you are welcome to our Parish, our city and our country.
From the ministry of useless information:
Next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children-last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it-hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.”
Houses had thatched roofs — thick straw — piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof — hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
A man was praying to God. He said, “God!?”
God responded, “Yes?”
And the guy said, “Can I ask a question?”
“Go right ahead,” God said.
“God, what is a million years to you?”
God said, “a million years to me is only a second.”
“Hmmm,” the man wondered. Then he asked, “God, what is a million pounds worth to you?”
God said, “a million pounds to me is as a penny.”
So the man said, “God. can I have a penny?”
And God cheerfully said, “Sure!!…..just a second.”
If you can do any better please send suggestions to the email address at the top of the bulletin.
With every best wish and blessing
to you, your families and those
who are dear to you