Pastor's Desk: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 6th November 2010 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone, our readings this Sunday reflect the fact that we are fast approaching the end of the Liturgical year and deal with the “Last Things”, or our understanding of the next life. The Sadducees were being very cynical in their questioning of Jesus because they do not believe in the resurrection of the body. They want to know if a woman marries a man and he dies before they have children and then marries his brother, as the tradition of Moses suggests, and he also dies, then to whom is the woman a wife in the next life?

They were probably very proud of themselves thinking they had caught Jesus out and anyone else who believed in resurrection after death. But Jesus has an answer for them. Heaven is different from our earthly existence and relationships are therefore different in Heaven. There is no need to take wives or husbands in eternal life.

In this month of November the church reflects on our mortality and calls to mind our loved ones who have gone before us to the Lord. The church doesn’t do this to be morbid or sad but because it is a very human thing to remember our dead and to reflect on their New Life in Christ that He has promised to all believers.

On Friday we had our annual Mass for those who died in the last twelve months and it was a beautiful celebration to their memory and of prayerful support for their families who grieve their loss. We will continue to remember the Holy Souls for the rest of the month and ask their intercession for our needs. May they rest in peace.

Have a great week
Fr. Eoin

Church Notices: 7th November 2010

  1. The annual clothing appeal on behalf of the St. Vincent DePaul takes place today. Filled sacks will be collected after all Masses.
  2. Next weekend, the annual collection for Catholic Youth Care (C.Y.C.) will be taken up at all Masses instead of the usual SHARE collection. Please be generous to that collection next week.
  3. The Altar List of the Dead: All names on the Altar List will be remembered at our Masses during November and on the First Friday’s right through the year. There is a special box in which to place your Altar List at the top of the church near the Sacristy door. Spare Altar List envelopes are available at the doors of the church.
  4. We wish to thank all who were involved, in any way, in Our Annual Mass of Remembrance which was celebrated on Friday just gone. Your work and participation was much appreciated.
  5. The new boxes of envelopes for the Family Offering Collection begins this week. Collectors should call to the Sacristy today to take away the boxes for their area.
  6. If your group has an article for the next edition of Trinity News or you would like to advertise in the Newsletter, please contact the Parish Office this week.
  7. A Cake Sale, coffee morning, bric a brac will be held in Donaghmede House next Sunday 14th November from 10.30 - 1.30pm, in aid of Holy Trinity Senior Citizens. All are welcome.
  8. There will be a benefit night for Francis Lawlor R.I.P. (late of St. Donagh’s Road) in the Donaghmede Inn next Friday 12th November at 8pm. Tickets cost €10.
  9. The Irish Catholic, The Word Magazine and the November issue of the Sacred Heart Messenger are available at the Repository.

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