Pastor's Desk: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 1st October 2011 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone and I want to begin by thanking everyone who took part in our liturgy last Monday evening when we hosted the Eucharistic Congress Bell. We were blest with a dry day and we gathered as planned at the site of the old Grange Abbey just off Donaghmede Roundabout. Dublin City Council ensured the area was suitably clean for our use so our thanks to them. It was wonderful to see so many people gathered there and making their way to the Abbey from all corners of the Parish. We began with the ringing of the Bell and a short service of prayer and then we processed down the pathway to Donaghmede Shopping Centre. The Bell was in the very capable hands of the 46th Trinity Scout Troup, Donaghmede who led us into the Shopping Centre and we rang the Bell there to extend the invitation to prayer. Our thanks to the management of the centre for facilitating us. And then we entered the church for a powerfully prayerful time reflecting on the Word of God; the icons that accompany the Bell; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Benediction. My thanks to Sr. Margaret for planning the service and to all who prepared the Altar, participated or attended, it made it so special.

Readings this Sunday

There is no mistaking the meaning of our readings today, the Lord has given each of us gifts, talents and abilities that are unique to ourselves and we are meant to produce fruit for the community of faith from those unique gifts. Jesus uses parables again this week to show how God is disappointed when that fruit is missing. Let us share our talents for the building up of the community of faith.

Have a great week.
Fr. Eoin

Meetings this Week

Parish Finance Committee: Tuesday 7.30pm in the Upper Room
Liturgy Group: Thursday 7.00pm in All Saints Chapel

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