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SUNDAY READINGS CYCLE A. WEEKDAYS CYCLE 2.
This Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be the third ever held; previous Extraordinary General Assemblies were held in 1969 and 1985.
What is the theme of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: "The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization"
What are the dates of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops? October 5-19, 2014
Where will the III Extraordinary Synod take place? Vatican City
Who will represent the Irish church at the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops? Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin and Sister Margaret MULDOON, ex superior general of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux.
What is the purpose of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops? The Preparatory Document described the purpose of the III Extraordinary General Assembly as "to define the current situation and to collect the bishops' experiences and proposals in proclaiming and living the Gospel of the Family in a credible manner." The Instrumentum Laboris said that the III Extraordinary General Assembly "will thoroughly examine and analyze the information, testimonies and recommendations received from the particular Churches in order to respond to the new challenges of the family." The theme of the two week assembly will gather 253 men and women representing the Universal Church to discuss and reflect on the theme: “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization.”
Pope Francis has asked each Parish to pray for the success of the Synod at all Masses this weekend.
A Prayer of Pope Francis for Peace:
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love,
you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace;
enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister.
Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us
to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace,
our trepidation into confident trust,
and our quarrelling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope,
so that with patience and perseverance
we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation.
In this way may peace triumph at last,
and may the words “division”, “hatred” and “war”
be banished from the heart of every man and woman.
Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands.
Renew our hearts and minds,
so that the word which always brings us together will be “brother”,
and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
Remember a prayer for neighbours of other faith traditions who are sheltering their Christian friends during these dark days in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East.
Please encourage your children and godchildren, parents and godparents to pray for those who do not enjoy religious freedom, a good night’s sleep or the comforts which we take for granted.
Lourdes 2014 The Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes travelled to Our Lady’s Shrine from Sunday 7th to Friday 12th September. 175 sick pilgrim including one from our parish travelled, staying at the Accueil Notre Dame, where they were very well looked after by a team of volunteer doctors, nurses, chaplains and lay helpers, including some from our parish. Fr. Martin Noone and Fr. Gerard Tyrrell, both natives of this parish, are respectively Director and Secretary of the Pilgrimage. Canon John Flaherty heads the Team of Chaplains to the Sick. Many thanks to all those parishioners who have supported the Associate membership of the Pilgrimage this year and Marie O'Reilly who organised it. The amazingly generous amount of just over €1,800 was raised at the weekend Masses during the months of July and August to support the work of the Pilgrimage. All Associate Members and their intentions were remembered at all the Masses and Prayers of the Pilgrimage. Our Lady of Lourdes, Pray for us. Saint Bernadette, Pray for us.
A Student's Prayer for a New School Year
Lord Jesus, I ask for Your help as I begin this new school year.
Allow me to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before me.
Open my eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.
Open my heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.
Give me a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with my studies and courage to accept new opportunities.
Help me to be attentive to my teachers and let me experience Your presence in my new friends.
Jesus, inspire me to do my best this year!
Prayer after Receiving Exam Results
Dear Lord, as I receive these exam results, with my friends and so many others; I thank you that our value is not based on how we did in this test, but on your Eternal Love for us.
We can walk through this time together.
May the breath of your Loving kindness,
the Holy Spirit, be my helper and guide
in the decisions that lie ahead of me,
knowing that no matter what happens today you are always with me.
Help me to relish
the particular talents you have given me and to embrace your gift of life in all its fullness.
With you there is help and patience.
The path ahead may not be easily seen
but I trust that you'll find the Way for me through Christ our Lord. Amen
Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us.
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Prayer to the Holy Family
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer!
(Taken from the Instrumentum Laboris)
Divine Mercy Sunday was marked this year by the Canonisation of Saint Pope John XXIII and Saint Pope John Paul II. This historic and significant event was celebrated at all our Masses over that week end up.
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