Pastor's Desk: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 29th October 2011 in Pastor's Desk

Welcome everyone. Our readings this week could easily apply to the church of today just as much as the time they were written. In our First Reading, Malachi is warning the priests of his day that they are not fulfilling the will of God by the way they live their lives. He calls them to repentance. And in the Gospel Jesus takes up this theme in relation to the Pharisees. They wear special clothes so the words of scripture are constantly before their eyes and yet they fail to heed its message.

The readings remind all of us that being faithful to Jesus Christ and his message means we have to allow it into our hearts and allow it to change us. It is not enough to pretend to be a follower; there must be substance to our discipleship. This message is for everyone but the religious leadership of our Faith need to take it to heart as much as anyone else.

Gerard Reilly called to Ministry of Lector

Gerard Reilly will be familiar to parishioners as the leader of our very successful RCIA group which has prepared adults each year for the past four years for the Sacraments of initiation into the Church. Gerard is married to Beatrice and lives in Clongriffin, and Archbishop Martin has called him to receive the Ministry of Lector on November 12th in Marino parish church along with other men preparing for Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate next summer. We congratulate Gerard on this important step to Ordination and I ask you to keep him in your prayers.

Fr. Gary’s last Sunday

Next Sunday, 6th November will be Fr. Gary’s last Sunday with us here in Holy Trinity Parish before starting his new appointment in Malahide parish. We will invite him back in a number of weeks to celebrate his time among us.

Have a great week.
Fr. Eoin

Mass times for the Feast of All Saints 1st November (Holy Day of Obligation)

Vigil Mass Monday 31st Oct 7.30pm

Tuesday 1st November 10.00am and 12.30pm only

All Souls Day 2nd November Mass at 10.00am

Annual Mass of Remembrance for those who died during the last year will be celebrated on Friday 4th November at 7.30pm

Meetings this Week

Baptism Preparation Team: Saturday 5th November at 10.30am

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