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St Matthew's Mission Sunday October


Posted on: 26 October, 2011


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Mission Sunday
Mission Sunday comes only once a year. Today we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere.
World Mission Ireland provides spiritual and practical assistance to the Church's mission worldwide. “Together in Faith” we can all play an active role in helping more than 1,100 dioceses and communities globally. This is the Church in action – communities supporting communities.
How can you help?
Support is needed by prayer as well as financially. On Mission Sunday, please pray for the universal missions of the Church and give as generously as you can to the Mission Sunday Collection.
All aid is greatly appreciated by communities less fortunate than ourselves and “Together in Faith” may we continue to spread the good news in God's name.

Church envelopes
Boxes in bundles of 50 are available for collection this weekend and can be distributed during the weekend. At the end of each year we draw attention to the fact that the number of collectors of the family offering is dropping! At the moment €1,100 approx comes in through the envelopes.
If you were willing to drop in a box to either neighbour and bring all 3 envelopes weekly in to the church either on the plate on Sunday or at a time convenient to you then the income could be greatly increased. 
The loan for the work done in the Church has dropped. It is now just over €330,000. This is thanks to your great support.

Coeliacs and reception of Holy Communion
The chalice is available for those who suffer from a severe gluten intolerance as normal. Just come up and receive (the Precious Blood) from the chalice set aside for you!

Saint Pio Devotions
will take place on Friday in connection with the Evening Mass at 7.30 finishing with Benediction. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is on all day Friday until 9pm).

Annual Mass for Deceased over past Year
Will be celebrated on Thursday 3rd November @ 7.30. Letters are available to be distributed throughout the parish. Please help and if you know of anyone near you who may died or family are all gone away get a letter to the family or give them a ring and let them know about the mass.

Altar Lists of the Dead
These will be distributed to all houses in the parish (including “No Junk Mail” houses). If you live outside the parish you might collect one yourself. This year again our thanks to George and his team for helping with delivering the letters!

Rosary Rally
Will take place on Sunday 30th Oct at 12 noon on the grounds of Sarsfield House (Sons of Divine Providence). All are welcome.

CD launch of the Palestrina Choir:
The Palestrina Choir of St. Mary's Pro Cathedral will launch their new CD “O Sacrament Most Holy” on Wednesday the 26th of October at 8pm. The new cd is now out and available to download from iTunes. For further information log on to www.palestrinachoir.ie

Readers Course in Lectio Divina
Will take place in St. Paul's church, Arran Quay over 4 Monday nights, Nov 14/21 & Dec 5/12. If interested contact Moya or leave name in sacristy.

Please pray for those recently deceased
Larry O Reilly, Ballyfermot Road.

Mass Intentions This Week
Sun: (Sat 6.30) Stephen Brady
9.00 Rita & Laurence Quinn
9.30 (convent) Patrick & Elizabeth Barry
10.30 Joseph & Mary Lynn & Alfie Hayes
12.00 Anthony Williams
6.30 People of the Parish
Mon James Dunne/ Brennan/ Flynn Family
Tue John Ward, Vera Rogers Kitty Moules/Robert Ryle
Wed: George & June Green/ Anne & Francis Devine
Thur: Patrick Dowd/ Caroline,Maureen & Tommy Davis
Fri: Maureen Mooney
Sat: Damien Smullen
Sun: 9 Pro Populo; 9.30 (convent) Joseph Sheils;
10.30 Dorothy O Reilly; 12 Jenny McAuliffe; 6.30 Lily & Michael Lawlor.

May they rest in peace.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Continues on Monday, Wednesday & Friday after 10 Mass until 9pm. Takes place in the Prayer room. Entrance through door near car park.

B.E. Beginning Experience:
B.E. is a support group for those coping with the pain of loss of their life partner, through death, separation or divorce. Do you find that you need more support than family and friends can provide?
The next residential weekend will be held on 4th - 6th November in All Hallows College, Drumcondra. For further information please contact 01-6790556 or email bedublin@gmail.com

Clocks go back NEXT weekend.... Don't forget. You have an extra hour in bed!!! 


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