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Mass Times from 13 September to 26 September
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: Mass at 10am. Weds & Sat: Full Eucharistic Service at 10am. Weekends: Sat: 6pm Mass, Sun: 11.30am

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New regulations regarding church attendance take effect from Monday 6th Sept. Baptisms, First Communions, Confirmations, Weddings & Funerals can proceed with 50% of venue capacity subject to appropriate protective measures including social distancing as much as possible, hand sanitising, face masks etc. All other measures designed to minimise necessary physical interaction during services should be maintained.
 

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SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER - 25TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME

Penitential Rite

Our God is a God of openness and generosity.
As we begin our celebration let us call to mind that openness and generosity.

You make us poor in spirit, to serve the world.
Lord have mercy

You make us mindful of all in need, to serve the world.
Christ have mercy

You make us bearers of your vision, to serve the world.
Lord have mercy

May the God of generosity and openness fill us with compassion, forgive us our sin and bring us
to life everlasting. Amen


Wisdom 2:12.17-20

The godless say to themselves, ‘Let us lie in wait for the virtuous man,  since he annoys us and opposes our way of life, reproaches us for our breaches of the law and accuses us of playing false to our upbringing. Let us see if what he says is true, let us observe what kind of end he himself will have. If the virtuous man is God’s son, God will take his part and rescue him from the clutches of his enemies: Let us test him with cruelty and with torture, and thus explore this gentleness of his and put his endurance to the proof. Let us condemn him to a shameful death since he will be looked after – we have his word for it.’


James 3:16 – 4:3

Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony, and wicked things of every kind being done; whereas the wisdom that comes down from above is essentially something pure; it also makes for peace, and is kindly and considerate; it is full of compassion and shows itself by doing good; nor is there any trace of partiality or hypocrisy in it. Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness. Where do these wars and battles between yourselves first start? Isn’t it precisely in the desires fighting inside your own selves? You want something and you haven’t got it; so you are prepared to kill. You have an ambition that you cannot satisfy; so you fight to get your way by force. Why you don’t have what you want is because you don’t pray for it; when you do pray and don’t get it, it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.


Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, Alleluia
I am the light of the world, says the Lord,
anyone who follows me will have the light of life.
Alleluia


Mark 9: 30-37 

After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him. They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.‘ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.


Prayer of the Faithful

God of love, you cherish all of us, responding to our unique needs. We praise you and thank you.  Lord hear us

That women and men of all ages may find joy in putting the service of others ahead of personal gain. Lord, hear us.

We pray in thanksgiving for those generous volunteers who work in our community and in particular for the members of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. Lord hear us.

We pray that our politicians will work to create equality of opportunity for all in our society. Lord hear us

We remember all who have died recently and all whose anniversaries occur at this time; may they enjoy the eternal happiness of heaven.
Lord hear us.

In silence we remember all who need our prayer and support………....... Lord hear us


Reflection

Service is a smile.
It is an acknowledging wave,
a reaching handshake,
a friendly wink,
and a warm hug.

It's these simple acts that matter most,
because the greatest service to a human soul
has always been the kindness of recognition.

Richelle E. Goodrich


Those Remembered this Weekend

Christopher & Esme Poole
Bridget Delaney (Birthday Remembrance)
John Joyce (14th Anniversary)
Fr. Tom Early (8th Anniversary)
Margaret Malone (3rd Anniversary)
Jimmy Byrne (22nd Anniversary)
Jane Tynan
James Tynan (Birthday Remembrance)
Phyl Tynan (Birthday Remembrance)


 


 


 


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Office: 01-5157512 9.30am - 12noon, rita@francisstreetparish.ie
Outside Office hours: 01-5611390, franciss@francisstreetparish.ie
 

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