There is a very tricky area of modern thinking that we have to look at, and that is what I hear said all the time: ‘We all worship the same God.’ The implication here is that the different understandings of God are purely external, like clothing, so to speak, and that underneath, God is the same. The same God for Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims. There are two issues here. The first is respect. In our world we are increasingly mixed together with people of dif
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 15th Sept 6 pm Vigil Mass Maria Sesenna, intentions Sun 16th Sept 8.30 am Bridget Cotter, RIP 10 am People of the Parish 12 noon Marie Bloom, intentions Mon 17th Sept 10 am Mary O’Malley, RIP Tue 18th Sept 10 am Roger Butler, RIP Wed 19th Sept 10 am
One of early the signs that Nazi Germany was evil came with its campaign to rid the country of the disable. They were deemed to be a 'drain' on resources. In addition they were considered to be of poor genetic stock, which eugenicists wanted removed. Eugenics believes that we can ‘breed’ an improved human race, rather like the breeding of cattle. And so, in the late 1930s, many of the German disabled were quietly put to death. It couldn't happen again, of course. And yet
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 8th Sept 6 pm Vigil Mass Pat Gleeson, RIP Sun 9th Sept 8.30 am People of the Parish 10 am Peter and Elizabeth Cullen and John Ennis, anniv 12 noon Norah Allison, anniversary Mon 10th Sept 10 am Bridget Cotter, RIP Tue 11th Sept 10 am Sylvia Barnachea and family, i
There are two ways of looking at the world in the Bible. One tells us that the world is a terrible place. The other tells us that the world is a wonderful place. Both are true, and we have to understand this and keep them together.
First the tradition that the world is a terrible place. This comes through quite clearly in today’s second reading, for example, where in the letter of James we hear that pure religion means ‘keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world’.
Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction: Thursday 10.30 am,
Saturday at 5.30 pm
Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Caddle, Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles. Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £ 1016.94
Many thanks. Funeral
The funeral Mass of the late Filomena Di Trolio will be here on Thursday 6th September at 10 am, followed