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Holy Communion Ministers: Saturday 2nd July: Mary Phelan, Richard Murphy, Eleanor O’Connor. Sunday 3rd July: Bernie Mullally, Frances Mullally, Richard O’Neill. Saturday 9th July: Bill O’Donoghue, Dave Morrissey, John Phelan. Sunday 10th July: Bridget Murray, Kate Phelan, Una O’Dwyer. Saturday 16th July: Kathleen Aylward, Mary Dunne, May Cashin. Sunday 17th July: Ray Byrne, Kathleen Hanrahan, Louise Dollard.

Readers: 2nd/3rd July: Annette Comiskey, Siobhan Mullally. 9th/10th July: Hannah Comisky, Julie Ann Dowling. 16th/17th July: Margaret Doherty, Pat Dowling.

Altar Servers for 2nd/3rd July: Saturday: Emily Phelan. Sunday: Lily May O’Dwyer, Shauna Cummins.

Glenmore Altar Society: Mary Grennan, Ann Cody, Mary Doherty and Margaret Walsh will care for the Church this week.

Mass Times: Saturday Vigil: 7.30 p.m. Sunday: 11.00 a.m. Monday: 11.00 a.m. Tuesday-Friday: 10.00 a.m.

Mass Intentions: Monday: Glenmore N.S. Graduation Mass Friday: Nicolas Mullins Saturday (1st): Edward Kenny.

Friday next is the First Friday of July and Fr. O'Connor will visit the sick with Holy Communion.  Anyone wishing to be added to his list should contact him.  If you are not going to be at home at the expected time, please inform him also.

Graduation Mass: There will be an 11am graduation Mass for pupils of Glenmore N.S. on Monday 27th.  All are welcome

Next Sunday during our 11am Mass young children are invited to participate in their own liturgy in the room above the sacristy. Parents are asked to bring along their children and encourage them to participate.

Thank you to all who supported the Self Help Africa collection last weekend. The amount raised was €302.

St. Vincent de Paul will take up their monthly collection on weekend of 9th/10th July. Thanks to all who continue to support

The Alzheimer’s Tea Day collection raised €380. Your generosity was greatly appreciated.

If you are rostered to serve, read or distribute Holy Communion at a Mass that you cannot attend, please arrange you own replacement. It is not necessary to inform the celebrant that you cannot attend, just phone your replacement. Those who frequently cannot attend to exercise a ministry will be released from their obligation and replaced on the rota.

A collection for Viatores Christi, who recently visited our parish and spoke about its missionary work, will be held as a second collection on July 16th/17th.

Collection of Parish Funds  18th/19th June 2011: Offertory Collection: € 302.35 Weekly Envelopes: € 257.65

Anniversaries: Nicholas Mullins, Flemmingstown. Edward Kenny, Kilbride.

Glenmore Juvenile GAA: A committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th June at 9pm in Parish Hall.

Order you plants and shrubs now in time for Cemetery Masses:  Contact Tom on 086-3203058.  Will replant you old pots or containers.

Applications are welcome for a FAS C.E. placement as General Operative in Glenmore Parish. The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 29th June 2011.  If you are registered with FAS and would like to participate in the Scheme or require further information on the Kilmacow/Slieverue Community Employment Scheme please contact the FAS Office (Tel 051 – 881 – 984) or email kilmacowcentre@live.com.

Kilkenny Library Service will run a reading challenge for adults and children from July 4th to August 19th. The challenge is to read 6 books during this period.  The theme of the challenge is “The Circus”.  Children receive a 3D cardboard circus to start and incentives when they read each book. Entry to the challenge is free. Full details from local libraries and the Mobile Library and on www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Student, having completed college, is seeking part-time/full-time work. Cleaning, Housekeeper/Carer - older person, with FETAC Level 5 in Practical Home Care Skills. Reference available. Available for interview anytime.  Tel 085-7088325

St. Joseph's AC: Last weekend saw the club travel to Tullamore for the Leinster Juvenile Track and Field championships. Best performances over the two days were had by Jack Saunders and Paul Manning with both winning 3 gold medals. Jack dominated the sprints at u/19 level winning the 100mts, 200mts and 400mts. Paul was equally as dominant in the boy’s u/15 age group winning gold in the 100mts, 200mts and 800mts. Eoin Power also enjoyed great success with gold medal performances in both the hurdles distances. David Manning ran a great race to finish 2nd in the boy’s u/18 400mts hurdles. Aaron Fenlon who is having a great track and field season produced a great finish to win the 250mts hurdles, he also finished second in the triple jump. David O’Connor was unlucky not to win a medal in the boy’s u/13 600mts, finishing in 4th place. Helen and Marguerite Hoynes, Mia Griffin, Chloe Richardson, Fiona O'Shea and Siobhan Power competed well in the club colours but finished outside the medals. Weather permitting the club will hold its annual members Fun Day/BBQ on Thursday evening, June 30th, at 6.30. Donations on gate appreciated

Graveyard Masses 2011. Kilmackevogue: Monday 25th July Glenmore:     Friday 29th July all at 8pm (weather permitting)

Glenmore GAA: The June Silver Circle Draw will take place in the Glen Bar on Tuesday the 28th June at 8pm.

Dunnamaggin GAA World Record Attempt. They are aiming to set a Guinness World Record of 1000 ride-on mowers mowing at the same time to raise funds for The Camphill Community and Dunnamaggin GAA.  Anyone interested can get further information on the website www.rideonmowerworldrecordattempt.com or contact Eugene Griffin on 087 9395696 or Jimmy Walsh on 086 6027922. Cost of entry is €50 per person participating and each person who attends with a mower on the day will receive a ticket for a draw. Each club that sells 10 tickets will receive a ticket for a draw with a prize of a Husqvarna GTH260Xp tractor complete with 3 box collector VALUE Euro 6000 (mowers must attend on the day).  As well as having the world record attempt in progress it is a family friendly event with loads for everyone of any age to get involved in. Leinster Senior Hurling Final, Kilkenny V Dublin, Croke Park, Sunday 3rd July.  To Book Tickets, please contact Noel Doherty 087-9583770.  Tickets must be ordered before 10 am Monday 27th June

South Kilkenny Historical Society: A coach trip to the ecclesiastical sites at Clonmacnoise and Clonfert (which is celebrating 900 years as a diocese in 2011).will take place on Saturday, July 9th.  Departing the Rising Sun, Mullinavat at 7am.  Cost is €22 (including admission to Clonmacnoise visitors centre).  Booking and further information from Eddie Synnott at 086-8124349 Prior arrangements can be made for other pick-up points.

Pope Benedict XVI This Wednesday June 29th we celebrate the Solemnity of St.’s Peter and Paul – two great apostles. Peter was “the rock” whom the Lord chose on which to build his Church. St Paul spent his life and his energy preaching the Gospel to the nations. On June 29th Pope Benedict celebrates the 60th Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination (his brother Georg who is still alive was ordained to the priesthood on the same day also). The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has asked the faithful to pray especially for the Holy Father on this day and to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the sanctification of the clergy and for new and holy priestly vocations. Please remember these intentions in your prayer.

 

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SUNDAY'S READINGS

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Liturgical Readings for: Sunday, 26th June, 2011

FIRST READING:                Deuteronomy 8:2-3. 14-16 Moses said to the people: ‘Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, to test you and know your inmost heart - whether you would keep his commandments or not. He humbled you, he made you feel hunger, he fed you with manna which neither you nor your fathers had known, to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone but that man lives on everything that comes from the mouth of the Lord. do not become proud of heart.

Do not then forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery: who guided you through this vast and dreadful wilderness, a land of fiery serpents, scorpions, thirst; who in this waterless place brought you water from the hardest rock; who in this wilderness fed you with manna that your fathers had not known, to humble you and test you and so make your future the happier.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 147 Response : O praise the Lord, Jerusalem! or Alleluia!

1. O praise the Lord, Jerusalem! Zion, praise your God! He has strengthened the bars of your gates, he has blessed the children within you.          Response 2. He established peace on your borders, he feeds you with finest wheat. He sends out his word to the earth and swiftly runs his command.                         Response 3. He makes his word known to Jacob, to Israel his laws and decrees. He has not dealt thus with other nations; he has not taught them his decrees.               Response

SECOND READING:          1Corintians 10:16-17 The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ. The fact that there is only one loaf means that, though there are many of us, we form a single body because we all have a share in this one loaf.

Sequence

Sing forth, O Zion, sweetly sing The praises ofthy Shepherd-King, In hymns and canticles divine; Dare all thou canst, thou hast no song Worthy his praises to prolong, So far surpassing powers like thine.

Today no theme of common praise Forms the sweet burden ofthy lays- The living, life-dispensing food That food which at the sacred board Unto the brethren twelve our Lord His parting legacy bestowed.

Then be the anthem clear and strong, Thy fullest note, thy sweetest song, The very music of the breast:a For now shines forth the day sublime That brings remembrance of the time When Jesus first his table blessed.

Within our new King's banquet-hall They meet to keep the festival That closed the ancient paschal rite: The old is by the new replaced; The substance hath the shadow chased; And rising day dispels the night. Christ willed what he himself had done Should be renewed while time should run, In memory of his parting hour: Thus, tutored in his school divine, We consecrate the bread and wine; And lo - a Host of saving power. This faith to Christian men is given Bread is made flesh by words from heaven: Into his blood the wine is turned: What though it barnes nature's powers Of sense and sight? This faith of ours Proves more than nature e'er discerned.

Concealed beneath the two-fold sign,· Meet symbols ofthe gifts divine, There lie the mysteries adored: The living body is our food; Our drink the ever-precious blood; In each, one undivided Lord.

Not he that eateth it divides The sacred food, which whole abides Unbroken still, nor knows decay; Be one, or be a thousand fed, They eat alike that living bread Which, still received, ne'er wastes away.

The good, the guilty share therein, With sure increase of grace or sin, The ghostly life, or ghostly death: Death to the guilty; to the good Immortal life. See how one food Man'sjoy or woe accomplisheth.

We break the Sacrament; but bold And firm thy faith shall keep its hold; Deem not the whole doth more enfold Than in the fractured part resides: Deem not that Christ doth broken lie; 'Tis but the sign that meets the eye; The hidden deep reality In all its fullness still abides. *Behold the bread of angels, sent For pilgrims in their banishment, The bread for God's true children meant, That may not unto dogs be given: Oft in the olden types foreshowed; In Isaac on the altar bowed, And in the ancient paschal food, And in the manna sent from heaven. *Come then, good shepherd, bread divine, Still show to us thy mercy sign; Oh, feed us still, still keep us thine; So may we see thy glories shine In fields of immortality;

*O thou, the wisest, mightiest, best, Our present food, our future rest, Come, make us each thy chosen guest, Co-heirs of thine, and comrades blest With saints whose dwelling is with thee.

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven says the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever Alleluia!

GOSPEL:                          Luke 9:11-17 Jesus said to the Jews:

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.'

Then the Jews started arguing with one another: 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?' they said. Jesus replied:

I tell you most solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in him. As I, who am sent by the living Father, myself draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will draw life from me. This is the bread come down from heaven; not like the bread our ancestors ate: they are dead, but anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.'
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