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The Church of St Nicholas of Myra is now open on Saturdays for 6pm Mass and Sunday for 11.30am Mass. We are also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10am Mass. The church will open 30 minutes before each mass. The maximum number of people permitted to attend is 50. This has to include the priest, the sacristan, ministers and stewards. Please note, to ensure getting a seat at any mass please arrive no later than 15 minutes before mass begins.
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Some 'Lockdown' Liturgies here

SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

Hymn: Bread to Share - Marty Haugen


Penitential Rite

As we begin our celebration,
let us remember the inclusive love of God.

For our lack of compassion and welcome.
Lord have mercy

For our willingness to exclude those who are different.
Christ have mercy

For our failure to see you in the poor and marginalised.
Lord have mercy

May our great and gracious Lord,
who has conquered selfishness, have mercy on us,
forgive us our sin and bring us to life everlasting. Amen


Liturgy of the Word

A reading from the prophet Isaiah 56:1. 6-7

Thus says the Lord: Have a care for justice, act with integrity, for soon my salvation will come and my integrity be manifest. Foreigners who have attached themselves to Yahweh to serve him and to love his name and be his servants -- all who observe the sabbath, not profaning it, and cling to my covenant -- these I will bring to my holy mountain. I will make them joyful in my house of prayer. Their holocausts and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar, for my house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God


Gospel Acclamation 
   
Alleluia, Alleluia
Jesus proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
Alleluia


A reading from the Gospel of Matthew 15:21-28

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon. " But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us. " He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. " But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me. " He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs. " She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table. " Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish. " And her daughter was healed instantly.

This is the Gospel of the Lord


Prayer of the Faithful

God our Father and Mother, your love gives meaning to our lives. We bless you. Lord hear us

Lord Jesus, you are the Living, Prophetic Word of God. You challenge us to live beyond our own hopes and dreams. We bless you. Lord hear us

Holy Spirit of God, you are the source of our inspiration and courage, drawing us together as One People. We bless you. Lord hear us

In a broken world, where violence, hatred and greed seem to triumph, may we have the courage to reject such thinking, and instead, live by the values of the Gospel. Lord hear us

Lord, in our personal lives, help us to proclaim your compassion, in particular for those whom society and our Church would rather forget. Lord hear us

We remember, with joy and thanksgiving,
all those who have died and especially those who have died of COVID 19. May the bereaved families and friends find peace. Lord hear us

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


Communion Hyman: All Are Welcome - Marty Haugen

Final Hymn: We are God's Work of Art - Marty Haugen


 


 

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