St Cadoc’s Services over Christmastide

 

The Christmas period is a wonderful opportunity to take a complete break and reflect on life.  Try and take the opportunity to attend one of our non-Sunday masses this year as part of your reflection.  Each day is special!

Saturday 24th Christmas Eve

Mass at 10am.  Vigil Mass at 5pm.

Carol Service and Blessing of the Crib 8.30pm

First Mass of Christmas 9pm

Sunday 25th Christmas Day, The Nativity of the Lord

Masses at 10am and 12noon.

NB There will be NO Mass in the evening of Christmas Day

Monday 26th Feast of Saint Stephen the Proto-martyr

Mass at 10am.

Tuesday 27th St John, Apostle and Evangelist

Mass 10am.

Wednesday 28th Feast of the Holy Innocents

Mass 10am

Thursday 29th  St Thomas Becket

Mass 10am

Friday 30th Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Mass at 10am

Saturday 31st , 7th day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

Mass at 10am. Vigil Mass at 5pm

Sunday 1st January 2017 Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Masses at 10am, 12noon and 6.30pm.

NB There will be Mass in the evening of New Year’s Day

Schedule thereafter as normal

Prayers of Intercession: Fourth Sunday of Advent

Prayers of Intercession

Let us prepare a way for the Lord during the last week of Advent.

Our prayer response is, “Lord, graciously hear us.

  1. May we be as humble as Mary and Joseph, and do God’s will in all the circumstances of our lives. Lord, hear us.
  2. May we see all people as chosen and blessed by God. Lord, hear us.
  3. May Bethlehem be secure, and her people live in peace. Lord, hear us.
  4. May God’s will for justice and mercy be realised in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, and in South Korea and Thailand. Lord, hear us.
  5. We pray that the Lord will come and save those who have died recently especially, John Boland, Sally Watson, John Allan Stewart, Rose Mitchell,  Malfalda Fella, Agnes McKissock, Mary Kerins, Robert Minnery and 2-year-old Lucas Smith. Lord, hear us.
  6. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan.   Hail Mary……

Almighty God,  give us true joy and peace as we welcome into our hearts your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  Amen.

Requiescat in Pace: John Boland and Agnes (Nancy) McKissock

It is with great sadness that the parish is holding two funerals this week.  Please keep the deceased and their families in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. amen.  May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession: Third Sunday of Advent

Prayers of Intercession

Let us prepare a way for the Lord during the last two weeks  of Advent.

Our prayer response is, “Lord, graciously hear us.

  1. We pray that Pope Francis, who will celebrate his 80th birthday next Saturday, will be kept safe from the hands of his enemies. Lord, hear us.
  2. We pray that those who suffer persecution or discrimination because of their faith in Jesus may be strengthened in their courage. Lord, hear us.
  3. We pray that the victims of war and persecution in places like South Sudan, Nigeria, Syria and Iraq, may soon be free of their suffering. Lord, hear us.
  4. We pray that the Lord will come and save those who have died recently especially, Sr. Helena Logue, Pius Michael Baines and Margaret Robertson Gibson. Lord, hear us.
  5. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan.   Hail Mary……

Almighty God,  give us true joy and peace as we welcome into our hearts your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Notice: Children’s Liturgy Group Christmas Party

The annual Christmas Party for the children who attend Children’s Liturgy takes place this Saturday – 10th December from 2pm – 4pm in the Parish Hall.

If you wish your child/children to attend the Party and haven’t as yet returned your consent form to one of the Leaders please send it to stcadocs@stcadocscatholicchurch.org or hand it in on the day.  There will also be forms available at the party for you to sign when you arrive.

Have a great time!

Prayers of Intercession: The Second Sunday of Advent

Prayers of Intercession

Let us prepare a way for the Lord during these sacred days of Advent.

Our prayer response is, “Lord, graciously hear us.

  1. That there will be peace on earth,  particularly in those places torn apart by violence, especially in Iraq and Syria. Lord, hear us.
  2. That the families of the parish will not be anxious about Christmas in regard to food and gifts. Lord, hear us.
  3. That we will be tolerant with one another, and united in mind and voice, as we use these days to prepare for the birth of Christ. Lord, hear us.
  4. We pray for those who, in death, await the return of Jesus and their own resurrection. We remember especially, Fr. Peter Hans Kolvenback, Canon James Simcox, Francie Hinton, Mrs Carmichael, Mrs. Venturi, Jimmy McDade, Gerry McDaid, Alison McKinley and Kay Galloway. Lord, hear us.
  5. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan.   Hail Mary……

Almighty God, let your justice flourish in our times and let the fullness of peace come to all nations.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.