Bob Church, Edmond Grant

Anne McKenna, Wilfred Pinto, Leo Fernandez

Bridie Seingier, Nicholas D’Lima, Frances Roughton

John Higgins, Roma Battle, Pauline Wloch

Patrick Riordan, George O’Grady

May They Rest in Peace


Please remember in Prayer

the following who are ill

Ann Higgins, Rosanna Joseph

Richard Lamb, Jonathan Eley, Annie Childs

Karen Oates, Kim Nichol, Rachel Antonella Rizzo

Michael & Joan Clements, Leslie Sebastian, Gloria Soar

Micky Bennett, Rizzo Enzo, Wesley Leachman

Connie Hall, Mary May

As of the 4th July parishes will begin to resume public masses.

Please check individual parishes for times of opening.

Sunday Evening Mass Times in Neighbouring Parishes

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Special Intention


Thomas Byrne jnr RIP

Joan & Michael Clements RIP

Special Intention

Nicholas D’Lima RIP

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Readings for Mass

Ezekiel 33:7-9

If you do not speak to the wicked man, I will hold you responsible for his death. The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, warn them in my name. If I say to a wicked man: Wicked wretch, you are to die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked man to renounce his ways, then he shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death. If, however, you do warn a wicked man to renounce his ways and repent, and he does not repent, then he shall die for his sin, but you yourself will have saved your life.’

Romans 13:8-10

Your only debt should be the debt of mutual love. Avoid getting into debt, except the debt of mutual love. If you love your fellow men you have carried out your obligations. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbour as yourself. Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments.

Matthew 18:15-20

If your brother listens to you, you have won back your brother. Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge. But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community; and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector. ‘I tell you solemnly, whatever you bind on earth shall be considered bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth shall be considered loosed in heaven. ‘I tell you solemnly once again, if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them.’

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 6th September

Notes for Readings

Fraternal correction became an important issue for the early Christian Church: how were the followers of Christ to deal with the brothers and sisters who harmed the community by their behaviour? In obedience to the teaching of Christ, and inspired by his example, the Christian community looked beyond justice to mercy, in order to absolve and reconcile.

Ezekiel 33:7-9

Jerusalem was attacked and sacked by the Babylonians in Ezekiel's own lifetime. The prophet likens his vocation to that of a sentry, a watchman who fore-warns of impending danger. Here, however, he alerts the People of Israel to the consequences of their moral impropriety, as the sentry would alert them of physical danger: he warns  them of the consequences of their sinfulness and encourages them to turn back to authentic life with God.

Romans 13:8-10

The short, pithy sentences of this reading are intended to be a straight-forward and direct instruction on how the Christian life is lived. The norm of all Christian living is that of mutual love and respect: love has no limits and the Christian is never freed from the command to “Love one another, as I have loved you.”

Matthew 18:15-20

The Gospel speaks of the need for fraternal correction and direction. Matthew places the responsibility for judgement within the wider context of the community, whose acts are to be understood as the acts of Christ himself. Therefore, it is Christ who instructs, corrects, rebukes scandal and promotes reconciliation in and through the actions of the church. The Lord assures the community of his abiding presence in its midst and of his constant intercession on its behalf before The Father.

Pope Francis Teaches .....

Healing the world - Solidarity needed to rebuild post-pandemic community

I express my joy for the possibility of once again meeting with the faithful face-to-face - instead of “screen-to-screen”

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted our interdependence, for better or worse.

I urge everyone to combine authentic solidarity with the virtue of faith in order to heal social ills in the post-pandemic world.

Solidarity, therefore, is the key to emerging from the crisis better than before.

Dependence vs interdependence

All humanity has its common origin in God. We dwell together in our common home, a garden-planet where God has placed us, and we have a common destination in Christ.

But when we forget all this, our interdependence becomes dependence of some on others,  increasing inequality and marginalization; it weakens the social fabric and the environment deteriorates”

Solidarity is a mindset

The word “solidarity” may seem a little worn and poorly understood.  Solidarity is more than a few sporadic acts of generosity. Rather, solidarity involves creating a mind-set which thinks in terms of community and the priority of life of all over the appropriation of goods by a few.

More than that,  solidarity is a matter of justice.

A healthy and fruitful interdependence needs strong roots in the humanity and nature created by God; it needs respect for faces and for the land.

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