seeing your life through the lens of the gospels Luke 19:1-10
1 Zacchaeus showed himself open to the call of Jesus, to the surprise of his contemporaries who thought there was no good in tax collectors. Sometimes the people who give us lessons in goodness may be people we previously disregarded. Recall when this happened for you.
2 It was the eagerness of Zacchaeus to see what kind of a man Jesus was that opened him up to conversion. When you consider moments of change in your life what were the interests or desires that prepared you for change?
3 The decision of Jesus to eat in the house of Zacchaeus broke the social norms of his day and scandalised those who saw him. When have you found table fellowship a useful way of breaking down artificial boundaries between people?
John Byrne OSA (Intercom)
Monday 1st November is Feast of All Saints
We are all invited to participate in the celebration of Mass that day.
Mass Times will be
Saggart 9.00 am and 7.30pm
Newcastle 10.30am and 8.00pm
Rathcoole 12.00 am and 7.00 pm
(There will be no vigil mass on Sunday)
“it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead”
The Envelopes for the Altar List of the Dead are available a the back of the church. They will be presented at the altar on every first Friday and kept in our prayers throughout the year.
The November Mass of Remembrance for the deceased and their families will take place in Saggart on Thursday 11th November at 7.30.And in St. Finian’s Parish, Newcastle on Sunday 7th at 10.30 am.
The next meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society will take place in Rathcoole church at 6.30 on Friday 6th November. All are very welcome.
On behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul, thank you to everyone who contributed to their clothing appeal. They will be going to a worthy and worthwhile cause.
Eucharistic adoration takes place every Friday between 7.30 and 8.30. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend some quiet time in the presence of God. You will be very welcome.
The Pope John Paul II Awards: Catholic Youth Care, in association with the Dublin Archdiocesan Office of Evangelisation is delighted to announce a new pastoral programme for young people in the diocese as part of the Year of Evangelisation. The Pope John Paul II Awards will be run by CYC in Dublin. CYC will be supporting parishes, schools and young people in this new Award. This is an exciting new project that has the ability to show young people how to actively live out their faith. All young people between the ages of 16 and 18 years in schools and parishes throughout the Diocese are welcome. For more information visit www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com or contact Anna Keegan firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01 8725055
ORLAGH RETREAT CENTRE
Saturday, November 13: Where can you turn when things get bad? This question, which is the theme for the DAY FOR YOURSELF in Orlagh on November 13th, resonates with the current economic and political climate. However, its focus is elsewhere. It will look at the personal and faith resources we have at our disposal when we are in any difficult times. The day will be led by Bernadette Toal and John Byrne and runs from 10.00 am to 430 pm with the opportunity os staying on for Mass at 4.30pm Cost €50 (including lunch)
Sunday, November 14: The gospel for the coming liturgical year is the Gospel of Matthew. On Sunday, November 14th, Sean Goan will lead a study day on this gospel under the title Emmanuel–God with us–Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The day runs from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (including lunch and Mass) Cost €55.To book for either of these events contact Fr. John Byrne OSA, Orlagh Retreat Centre, Old Court Road, Dublin 16 Tel (01) 495 8190; Email: email@example.com