BULLETIN                                                      10 JULY 2005                    



Saturday 9 July
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 10 July
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 11 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Andy McVeigh
Tuesday 12 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Jeanie Brown
Wednesday 13 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Francis and Mary Ellen Breslin
Thursday 14 July
Mass at 7.00 pm for Robert Macrae
Friday 15 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Thomas Dorby
Saturday 16 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Kathleen Croser


Sunday 10 July
11.00 am Tea and Coffee after mass
Monday 11 July
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers
Tuesday 12 July
7.30 pm
7.30 pm
Keep Fit
Ignation Prayer Group
Wednesday 13 July
5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.30 to 8.30 pm
Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
The Best of Health
Thursday 14 July
Friday 15 July
Saturday 16 July

Please remember in your prayers:
   Ian Moran 1975, Peter McEvoy 1967, Donald Newall 1998, Catherine Teggart 1998,
   Alexander Quigg 1999, Andrew McVeigh 2000, Mr and Mrs Francis Brown 1976,
   Margaret McAteer 1992, Father Donal Burke, Annie O'Kane 2001, Agnes Conaghan 2002,
   Robert Macrae 1986 and Sally Walsh 1957 whose anniversaries occur at this time;

   Leo Thomas Gallagher who was baptised recently
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £669.23 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £251.09 - many thanks.

Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.

50-50 CLUB
Congratulations to the following 50-50 Club prizewinners:
206 Ella Cavani £25, 75 Anne Kennedy £25, 102 Mrs W Boyle £25, 193 Jean Smith £25
June: 58 Maureen Kelly £25, 136 Elizabeth Petrie £25, 137 Kathleen Moran £25, 48 Cecilia Morman £25
Bonus: 122 Robert Kelly £100

Many thanks to all who helped with the liturgy and to the ladies for the lovely buffet in the Parish Centre. It was a very fitting tribute. Father Lynch's brother, Noel, his wife Theresa and their daughter Katie also express their thanks to the community of Saint Peter's for their hospitality and friendship. It was very much appreciated.

Today is Sea Sunday. Please pray for seafarers and their families. Donation envelopes are available at the stall and can be returned next Sunday.

You don't get rid of your temper when you lose it.

You are writing a gospel - a chapter each day
By deeds that you do, by words that you say
Men read what you write,whether faithless or true
Say, what is the gospel according to you?

Lord, I shall be very busy this day.
I may forget You but do not You forget me.

If you want to hurt people, just be too busy to take
any notice of them; don't take time to hear what
they want to say - more especially if life for them
at that particular time is pretty tough.

The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages
including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.

Reading           Isaiah 55:10-11
Thus says the Lord: As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.

Second Reading           Romans 8:18-23
I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons. It was not for any fault on the part of creation that it was made unable to attain its purpose, it was made so by God; but creation still retains the hope of being freed, like us, from its slavery to decadence, to enjoy the same freedom and glory as the children of God. From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free.

Gospel           Matthew 13:1-23
Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables. He said, "Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they found little soil and sprang up straight away, because there was no depth of earth; but as soon as the sun came up they were scorched and, not having any roots, they withered away. Others fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Others fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Listen, anyone who has ears!" Then the disciples went up to him and asked, "Why do you talk to them in parables?" "Because" he replied "the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven are revealed to you, but they are not revealed to them. For anyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough; but from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case this prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled: You will listen and listen again, but not understand, see and see again, but not perceive. For the heart of this nation has grown coarse, their ears are dull of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, for fear they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and be converted and be healed by me. But happy are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! I tell you solemnly, many prophets and holy men longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it. You, therefore, are to hear the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the evil one comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the man who received the seed on the edge of the path. The one who received it on patches of rock is the man who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But he has no root in him, he does not last; let some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, and he falls away at once. The one who received the seed in thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the lure of riches choke the word and so he produces nothing. And the one who received the seed in rich soil is the man who hears the word and understands it; he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty."