THE CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS OF MYRA - WELCOMES YOU

Mass twice during the week: Tues & Thurs at 10am. Weekend masses: Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Attendance will be limited to 50 people. All will have to sanitise hands, wear masks and socially distance both outside and inside the church. Looking forward to meeting up again. There are no baptisms being celebrated and First Communion & Confirmation will not take place until the Autumn.



 

SUNDAY 20 JUNE -12TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME (text)

Penitential Rite

As we begin our celebration, rejoicing in the Lord,
let us remember God’s immense love and his hopes for us.

You challenge us to seek new possibilities.
Lord have mercy

You challenge us to be hopeful in the face of despair.
Christ have mercy

You challenge us to be creative in facing our life’s journey.
Lord have mercy

May our loving and creative Lord, give us confidence in his mercy, forgive us our sin and accompany us on the journey of our life. Amen

 

Book of Job 3:1.8-11

From the heart of tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said: Who pent up the sea behind closed when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb, when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands; when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate? Come thus far, I said, and no farther: here your proud waves shall break.


2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Now the new creation is here. The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them. From now onwards, therefore, we do not’ judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.


Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Alleluia


Mark 4:35-41

With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are going down!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They were filled with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’


Prayer of the Faithful

God our Father and Mother, you are the God of compassion, of love and of hope. We praise you and thank you. Lord hear us

Lord Jesus, when the storms of life threaten to overcome us, give us the courage and strength to trust in your loving presence with us.
Lord hear us

Holy Spirit, gather us together as One people, ready to offer our support and love to all in need. Lord hear us

Give us courage Lord, to work for an end to violence of all kinds; to seek justice and fairness for all, but especially for those at the margins of society. Lord hear us

We remember with joy, those who have died. We pray for those who grieve for them. Unite us again in your Kingdom. Lord hear us

In silence we call to mind all who need our prayer and support…..........Lord hear us


Reflection

Tribulation

Calamities can bring growth and enlightenment,
said the Master and he explained it thus:
Each day a bird would shelter
in the withered branches of a tree
that stood in the middle of a vast deserted plain.
One day a whirlwind uprooted the tree,
forcing the poor bird to fly a hundred miles
in search of shelter –
till it finally came to a forest of fruit laden trees.
And he concluded: “if the withered tree
had survived, nothing would have induced
the bird to give up its security and fly.”

Anthony De Mello - "One Minute Wisdom"


Those Remembered this weekend

John Dempsey (Recently Deceased)
Fr. Gerry Doyle (3rd Anniversary)
Detective Colm Horkan (1st Anniversary)

 






 

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Office: 01-4530387 9.30am - 12noon, rita@francisstreetparish.ie
Outside Office hours: 01-5611390, franciss@francisstreetparish.ie