“Prayer is the best gift of love you can give anyone you love.” - Teresa of Calcutta Dear Brothers and Sisters: During this Holy Year of Mercy, we have reflected on God’s mercy, revealed especially in the incarnation of his Son, and on our duty, as followers of Jesus, to be “merciful like the Father”. In Saint Matthew’s Gospel, the Lord tells us that we will be judged by the mercy we show to him, present in the least of our brothers and sisters. His words have inspired the seven traditional “corporal” works of mercy – feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, welcoming the stranger, healing the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead. The Church’s tradition also adds seven “spiritual” works of mercy – counselling the doubtful, instructing the ignorant, admonishing sinners, comforting the afflicted, forgiving offences, bearing patiently those who do us ill, and praying for the living and the dead. As expressions of living faith, these works are often carried out quietly and with simple gestures. Yet, as Saints like Mother Teresa of Calcutta show us, they reveal the merciful face of Christ and can change the culture around us. Let us keep them always in mind and strive to practice them daily.

Fr. Brendan,
Presbytery, Harbour Rd.,
Co. Westmeath

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 p.m. Pete Connaughton First Anniversary
Pat Joe and deceased members of the Ravenhill Family
James, Maimie and Gwen Murray
Michael and Bridget Gorry
9.30 a.m. Maurice and Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Ned and Cecilia Molloy

Friday 8 p.m. Bernie Dunne .

Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Summer Time Ends)
8 p.m. Tom O’Malley
9.30 a.m.
11a.m. Bridget O’Shea

There is a meeting of the Parish Centre Committee Monday 24th 7.30 p.m.
There is a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council Monday 24th 8 p.m.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Confessions.
For those who wish to go to Confessions, I am available in the Confessional before Mass each Saturday from 7 p.m. until Mass time. Jesus was extremely kind and merciful in the way that he forgave those who sinned against others. Jesus told the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven” (Mk 2:5); when a sinful woman bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair, Jesus said, “Your sins are forgiven” (Lk 7:48);



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