Friday, 23 October 2015

30th Sunday of the Year

"Stay with us Lord on our Journey"

Please remember in your prayers:

Sick and housebound: June McCaffrey, Jessica Whelan, Jimmy O'Toole, Anne Barton, Martin & Jean Dwyer

Lately Dead: David Henry, Jim Woods, Vincent Walsh, Matt Allen, Amanda Allen

Anniversaries:  Varghese Manjooran, Nora McCarty, Rose Rushton, Margaret Kendall, Mary Berry, Margaret & Edward (Ted) Massey, Catherine Kehoe, Nora Madden, Raymond Hilton, Anthony Catlow

 

Masses this week. (Masses will take place in the Sacristy)

Tues – 9.30am Mass

Wed – Fri - No Masses (Fr John away)

 

Fr John away I will be away until next Sunday evening. Fr McLaughlin will be saying the Masses next weekend. Next Sunday is the Feast of All Saints.

There will be an evening Mass on the 2nd November for "All Souls" at 7pm

 

November Prayer List Please note that all lists need to be handed in by this weekend.

 

Remembrance Poppies These are available from the back and side of Church.

 

Monthly Newsletter Any articles for the November Newsletter need to be submitted by this Monday evening , 26th October.

 

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Sent in from someone in the parish!

 

An elderly Chinese man had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the man bringing home only one and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the man one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."

The old man smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?" "That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them." "For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!