Document 317680

Priest: Almighty and loving Father, as we have received your Son in this Holy
Eucharist, we ask you to hear our prayer for our brothers and sisters:
All: Give your healing, Lord, to those who are sick and housebound.
May those who take the Body of Christ to them
also be a loving sign of our prayers and thoughts.
Keep us united with them in all their sufferings
so that we will grow together
as one community with the presence of Christ among us.
Please Pray For
Margaret Agnew, John Casey, Patrick Connelly, Ryan Coyle, Andrew Dick,
Reane & Brenda Dick, Stacey Docherty, Catherine Donaghey, Anne Doyle,
Mary Dunion, Helen Evans, Eric Forster, John Harkins,
Frank & Anne Hilley, John Howell, Brian Kane, Maddie Kelly, Marcella Kyle,
Felix McAleese, Cody McAllister, Bobby McCafferty, Nicola Marie McCrory,
Mark McCulloch, Josephine McDade, Andrea McGeechan, Mary McGeough,
Les McGhee, Charles McGlynn, Geraldine McGrath, Sarah McShane, Toni Molloy;
Christine Morris, Joe Oakes, Mary O’Donnell, Christine O’Hara, Eleanor O’Neil,
Rosemary O’Neill, Alice Rea, Mamie Reid, Nancy Rookes, Linda Slevin,
Elizabeth Sludden, Theresa Smith, Hugh Strain, Annie Sweeney, Anne Toal,
Karen Thompson, Margaret Traynor, Danielle Trower,
Helen Watson and Ronnie Whitelaw.
St. Monica's
C oat b r i d g e
28th Sunday of Year
1st reading
Isaiah 25:6-10
The Lord will prepare a banquet for all peoples.
Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 22)
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
for ever and ever.
2nd reading
Philippians 4:12-14. 19-20
There is nothing I cannot master with the help of
the God.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
The Word was made flesh and lived
among us; to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of
God. Alleluia!
Matthew 22:1-14
Wullie Croly; Peter Quinn Jnr; James McAuley; Hugh McStay; Sarah McGreevy;
John & Margaret O’Hara; Emma Lochran and Mhairi Claire Meade.
Vigil: 5:30 pm (Sat), 10 am,
Noon and 6:30pm
Monday 9:30am,
Tuesday 7pm,
Wednesday to Friday 10am
Michael Mitchell; The McIntosh Family; The Croly Family; The Boyle Family;
Helen Docherty; Annie, Kate & James Gallacher; Sarah Quinn; Peter Quinn Snr;
Hugh & Ellen McHugh; Jim Burns; John & Ellen McKeown; Susan Carrr;
Winnie McKendrie; Alex Mckenna; Michael Gallacher; Sadie Reilly; Hugh Quinn;
Jim Logue; Michael McAuley Snr. & Jnr; Mary & Peter McAuley; Minnie O’Hara;
James & Elizabeth Prunty; Frank, John & Patrick Meade and Elizabeth Battersby.
Invite everyone you can find to the wedding.
Betty Allan (Torridon Place) and Joseph McDade.
Saturday at 10am
after 10am Mass & 5 - 5:20 pm
ail, holy Queen,
Mother of mercy,
hail, our life, our sweetness
and our hope.
To thee do we cry,
poor banished children of Eve:
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping
in this vale of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit
of thy womb, Jesus,
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.
Sharp Avenue, Coatbridge ML5 5RP
Telephone: 01236 421750
Email: [email protected]
Parish Staff: Fr. Vincent Lockhart & Sr. Kathleen Owens
First Holy Communion
When a child or adult makes
their First Holy Communion
it is the moment when they are fully
welcomed into the life of the parish
community and the whole Church.
First Holy Communions will take
place on Sundays, 10th and 17th May
2015 at 2pm.
Any parents who wish their child to
make their first Holy Communion
next year should contact Fr. Vincent
or Sean to make an appointment.
Mass of Blessing
for the Primary One children
all the families of P1 children are
invited to a Mass on Tuesday,
28th October at 7pm.
Interested in becoming
a Catholic?
If you or anyone you know
would be interested in joining
the Catholic Church please
contact Fr. Vincent or Sr.
Kathleen to find out details of
the Rite of Christian Initiation
of Adults programme.
Let the Children Live
is a charity which seeks to help street
children in the poorest part of the city of
Medellín in Colombia. Christmas Cards to
raise funds for the charity will be on sale
after Mass in the porch.
500 Club Winners (5th October 2014)
1st Prize:
360 L. McDonald
2nd Prize: 495 J. Hackland
3rd Prize:
78 M. McCall
Hall Bookings Phone Agnes on 431502
Tue 14th:
Wed 15th:
Thu 16th:
Fri 17th:
Sat 18th:
Feasts this week
St. Callistus
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Ignatius of Antioch
St. Luke the evangelist
We wish all those going on the trip to
Ireland a safe journey and good time.
Those going are asked to take note:
Departure time
Monday 13th October @ 7.30am prompt
Friday 17th October @ approx. 9pm
Welcome to
Caden Christopher James
who will be baptised this weekend.
Congratulations to his parents.
October 2014
‘I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me will never be
hungry, and whoever believes in me will
never be thirsty’ (Jn 6:35).
Copies are available in the porch.
Scottish Catholic Youth
All teenagers are asked to take a leaflet
about the Youth Festival next year and
about the World Youth Day in 2016.
Next Sunday is
World Mission Sunday
There will be a 2nd
collection at the end of all Masses
Last Sunday’s collection: £1,068.29
Many thanks
Two beautiful images of our God are
put before us today. The first tells us
that God has already prepared a
sumptuous banquet of food and fine
wine for us. The second is that on the
day we are called to share in this
everlasting feast he will wipe away
every tear from our eyes and take away all our shame.
Everyone likes a good feast but rich food and drink were especially
welcomed by people who lived in the arid desert. So Isaiah’s words from
God were eagerly received by the Jewish people whose nation had been
overrun by a foreign power and who had been taken captive into exile.
Despite all their present troubles God promises them that in the end they will
be triumphant and that he will never abandon them.
The Eucharist that Christians celebrate every Sunday is the “starter course”
of this promised banquet. What God has promised us for eternity in heaven
has already begun. The Eucharist is the sacred meal shared by those who
have been baptised into Christ’s death and who now await a full share in his
resurrection. The rich food and fine wine is the body and blood of Christ who
is really present among us when we gather in his name.
So our liturgy puts us in contact with the eternal presence of God and is not
something that we do alone. Here on earth we join the heavenly liturgy of
saints and angels who already see God face to face and are moved to constant
praise. And that’s why God has already begun to wipe away the tears from
our eyes, for in our worship we are joined in communion with those who
have gone before us and whom we once mourned and grieved for. But liturgy
is not simply what our parish or community is doing. Liturgy is cosmic. We
join our voices with choirs of angels and saints of all time in our hymn of
praise. Scripture tells us that those of our family and friends who have died
are not dead for ever but are indeed alive in Christ. Liturgy joins together the
communion of saints on both sides of the grave.
Our Lady's Musical Society Present: 'Anything Goes'
in Motherwell Theatre from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th November 2014 each
evening at 7.30pm (with a Matinee performance on Saturday at 2.30pm)
Tickets priced £13 - £16 available from members or from our Tickets Manager
Christine Kelly on 01698 733502 or [email protected]