This Sunday 18th October is Mission Sunday. The Theme this year is: Together We Can do More- Blessed are the Peacemakers. The collection on Mission Sunday builds up a SOLIDARITY FUND for the Pope to help dioceses throughout the world who are in need. This year because of the pandemic the needs are going to be more and varied. Each year representatives from the 120 international offices meet in Rome to review requests for mission dioceses around the world and to recommend those with greatest need. World Mission Ireland has a responsibility to ensure that all contributions and donations are justly distributed. Some of the contributions can even be used to buy as basic an item as a motorbike to carry a priest to a remote village to celebrate Mass. GIVE WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP.
The Autumn Offerings to priests are due at this time. We thank all who have contributed to the “support of their pastors” during the Autumn so far.
The priests do not get any of the Parish Sunday collections. These pay for the insurance, all the extra expenses due to Covid-19, lightning and heating, breads, wine and candles for altar, wages for lay staff, office expenses, maintenance of church and parish property etc. If you do not have the yearly box of envelopes and want to contribute, you may do so by using the Autumn Station envelopes at the back of the church. Many thanks.
“Very well, give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.” (Matthew 22: 15-21)
“Give back to God what is God’s.” You belong to Christ and Christ is God’s! How will you respond to so great a love? Is he asking you to follow Him by serving in the priesthood or consecrated life? If so, speak to your local priest, or call your Diocesan Vocation’s Director – Fr. Brian Boyle 025-30856 or email the National Vocations Office on email@example.com
Prayer of Intercession:
For a growth in reverence for the gift and mystery of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life and a readiness to give to God what is God’s in response to His call.
We pray to the Lord.
No Public Masses. Masses are on parish radio link and on line on our facebook page at Charleville Holy Cross Parish (New service from parish). The Bishops have asked to have Masses open to public.
Funeral Masses are restricted to 25 persons
Weddings are restricted to 25 persons.
No Baptisms until further notice.
Churches are open for private prayer during the day.
Churches will be closed during Mass and Funerals.
October: Month of the Rosary.
18th Oct: Mission Sunday
1st Nov: Feast of All Saints
2nd Nov: All Souls’ Day
6th Nov: All the Saints of Ireland
8th Nov: Prayers in the Cemetery after 12 noon Mass. (Pending Covid-19 regulations)
13th Nov: Annual Remembrance Mass for Deceased Parishioners. (May be online)