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The St. Teresa’s Parish Bulletin for Sunday, 11th September 2022


Sunday 11 September 2022,

Twenty Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

(Year C)

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.


Sunday Gospel The story of the prodigal son has great advice and teaching for those who are the followers of Jesus. It is a story of sin and forgiveness. The young man recognises that he has sinned against God and against his father's house. He offended his father on many different levels. But what is interesting is that he never forgot his father and what he did for him. He knew in his heart that he had a deep bond with his father, something that went well beyond property and possessions. The father also recognised this deep bond and waited for his son to return. When they met all talk of pride and possessions were forgotten and they were reconciled. It teaches us that no matter what happens to us in life, what we think or feel about ourselves, God always waits on us to return to him so that there will be reconciliation. As for the older son who is jealous and unforgiving, we are called not to be like him, but to be generous enough to allow others to be forgiven.


Sunday Masses Holy Spirit Vigil 5pm (Saturday), St Matthias’ 10am, St Teresa’s 12noon.


Weekday Masses St Teresa’s Monday to Saturday 10am, St Matthias’ No 10am Masses during the week.


Confessions Before Saturday Vigil Mass and on request.


To book a wedding or baptism, please contact the parish office (better to email).


Recently Deceased Marie Gribben.


Months Mind Ken Greene, Francis McGuigan, Patrick Molloy.


Anniversaries Mary McDermott (First) Anniversary, John & Rosemary McWhirter, Moya Lynch, Jack & John McIlroy, Harry Holland, Anto & Danny McArdle.


Offertory Collection £1 372. Thank you.


The Legion of Mary if interested in joining, please contact Maria on 02890 629 545 with your details or contact the Parish Office.


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St Teresa’s Church Friday 16 September 2022 from 11am to 6pm.


Season of Creation 1 September – 4 October 2022, Listen to the Voice of Creation. This is a time for us to celebrate the gift of creation, exercise our duty to support the poor of developing countries most affected by climate change and offer hope for a sustainable future for our young people into the future. Pope Francis says “In the heart of this world, the Lord of life, who loves us so much, is always present. He does not abandon us, he does not leave us alone, for he has united himself definitively to our earth, and his love constantly impels us to find new ways forward. To mark the closing of the Season of Creation a special Prayer Service will be held in St Oliver Plunkett Church on Tuesday 4 October 2022 7pm. Everybody from the Pastoral Community is welcome to attend.


St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ GS Open Night 15 September 2022 from 7pm to 9pm with principal’s address at 8 30pm, GL registration available. wwwstmarybgs.com


Men for Christ Conference 2022 Catholic Conference for Men will be live on Radio Maria Ireland Saturday 17 September 2022 from 2pm. Speakers for this year’s conference are Fr Jamie Twohig SAC, John Pridmore, David Quinn and Fr Marius O'Reilly.

Poor Clare Sisters Galway are holding a monastic experience day on the 24 September 2022 for young women who might be interested in their way of life. Enquiries at vocations@poorclares.ie


Lough Derg Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine One Day Retreat on Sunday 25 September 2022, will have the focus of praying for an end to the conflict in Ukraine. Guest Speaker, refugee, Halyna Tesluk, Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Ukrainian Catholic University. More information at www.loughderg.org. Boats from 9.15am | Retreat Programme begins at 10.15am Boats return at 4.30pm Morning coffee & lunch included. Booking essential. Special discounted rate of €25 for Ukrainian refugees (must be booked by telephone: +353 (0)71 9861518). Full cost €45.


Trócaire is responding to the devastating floods sweeping across Pakistan, which have so far killed more than a thousand people and left thousands more injured. The floods have left a trail of destruction in Pakistan, causing some 33 million people to suffer the loss of their homes, livelihoods, and belongings. At least 313 children have lost their lives to torrential rains and floods across the country since the beginning of the monsoon season in mid-June. Trócaire, through its partner Caritas Pakistan, has launched a Rapid Response Appeal to help those affected. There is currently an urgent needs for humanitarian assistance in the shape of tents/shelter kits, food, WASH and health services. You can help the aid efforts by making a donation www.trocaire.org/donations/now

Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.


Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of other’s pains, but help me to endure them with patience. I dare not ask for improved memory, but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.


Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a saint – some of them are so hard to live with – but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the Devil. Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And, give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen.


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