In line with government guidelines, there will be no public celebrations of Mass until further notice.

Apart from those times
the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:


All Masses will be livestreamed at 9.30am Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays

Please note that the words for the hymns for the Sunday Mass will now be posted as part of the newsletter as will the Mass Sheet.

WEEK: JULY 5TH  - JULY 11TH  2020


‘Come unto me all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.
(Matthew 11.28)


YOUR  CHARITABLE  PRAYERS are requested for our parishioners andfriends, especially those whose names appear below.
SICK : Sr. Catherine; Vivien Higgins; Breda Barret; Margaret Lawless; Lesley Hayes; Emma  Golden;   Michael  Guilfoyle; Martha McGlade;,   Dominic Boardman.  Antonia Patra, Kath Green, John Green, Cyril Clarke, Joan Wilson. 
LATELY DEAD: Danny Heap; Alan Devine; Patricia Ann Cosgrove;
ANNIVERSARIES: Mick McGinn; Des McMahon; Joe Glenfield; Robert and Mary McFall; Jean Franklin; Mary Frances Park, Amy Sexton

COLLECTION:Envelopes: £86.00
Monthly payments directly to the bank:
to 29th May 2020:  One off donations £300.00. Standing Order:  £467.00

DONATIONS  /COLLECTIONS:many thanks for the following donations:
CAFOD: £5.00; Foodbank:£20.00; Parish Funds £7.71
Many thanks for your kind generosity

Cheque Payment:  Please note ALL cheque payments for offertory / donations to the parish or any charities eg. CAFOD, should be made out to ‘Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish’, not to Fr. Phil, unless they are meant to be a personal gift.  Many thanks. 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES:  Offertory Envelopes for 2020/21 are available from the table at the back of the church.  Please take yours BUT remember to observe Social Distancing at all times, which means one person at a time at the table please.  If you would like envelopes for the first time, please contact Fr. Phil who will gladly make the arrangements



Entrance Hymn:
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
lay down, thou weary one, lay down
thy head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
so weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am this dark world's Light;
look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
and all thy day be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found
in him my Star, my Sun;
and in that light of life I'll walk,
'til trav’ling das are done.

All make the Sign of the Cross as the Priest says:
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.        Amen.
The Priest greets everyone present.
The people respond:And with your spirit.
The Mass of the day may be introduced.

Penitential Act
The Priest invites the people to repentance using one of the Penitential Acts.

I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault,
though my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

The Priest says the absolution. All reply: Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.

The Collect
O God, who in the abasement of your Son
have raised up a fallen world,
fill your faithful with holy joy,
for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin
you bestow eternal gladness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the
Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

First Reading
A reading from the prophet Zechariah 9:9-10

The Lord says this:
'Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!
Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!
See now, your king comes to you;
he is victorious, he is triumphant,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will banish chariots from Ephraim
and horses from Jerusalem;
the bow of war will be banished.
He will proclaim peace for the nations.
His empire shall stretch from sea to sea,
from the River to the ends of the earth.'
The word of the Lord.

The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God..

Psalm Ps 144:1-2.8-11.13-14. R.v1

R) I will bless your name for ever,
O God my King.

I will give you glory, O God my King,
I will bless your name for ever.
I will bless you day after day
and praise your name for ever. (R)

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to all his creatures. (R)

All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God. (R)

The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises all who are bowed down. (R)

Second Reading
A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans 8:9.11 -13

Your interests are not in the unspiritual, but in the
spiritual, since the Spirit of God has made his
home in you. In fact, unless you possessed the
Spirit of Christ you would not belong to him, and
if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead
is living in you, then he who raised Jesus from the
dead will give life to your own mortal bodies
through his Spirit living in you.
So then, my brothers, there is no necessity for
us to obey our unspiritual selves or to live
unspiritual lives. If you do live in that way, you are
doomed to die; but if by the Spirit you put an end
to the misdeeds of the body you will live.
The word of the Lord.

The word of the lord.
Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclamation
Parishidhan Mahonadaha Devan
Paramenkum vilankum maheshan
Swargiya sainyankal
Vaazhthi sthuthikunna
Swarloka Naadhenaam mishiha
Ha ha ha--- Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Hallleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha ha ha----Halleluia
Ha  ha  Aa  Amen

Gospel Acclamation Stand
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you, Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to
mere children.

The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus exclaimed, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of
heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from
the learned and the clever and revealing them to
mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it
pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted
to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son
except the Father, just as no one knows the
Father except the Son and those to whom the Son
chooses to reveal him.
'Come to me, all you who labour and are
overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder
my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and
humble in heart, and you will find rest for your
souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light. '

The Gospel of the Lord,
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Homily                         

The Nicene Creed                                                                                                       Stand
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten not made,
consubstantial with the Father,
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit                    (all bow)
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man:
For our sake he was crucified under
Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death, and was buried,
and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated on the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and His kingdom shall have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, Giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son:
Who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
Who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,
and I look for the resurrection of the dead
and life of the world to come. Amen

The Prayer of the Faithful
Response example: Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

After the concluding prayer all say: Amen.  


The offerings are brought to the altar. A hymn may be sung. If the Priest says the two prayers of offering aloud the response both times is:
Blessed be God for ever.


Osthiyil  vaazhum Dhaivame            
snehathin Avatharame
Aathmavin Bhojjaname
aaradhana paathrame
aaradhana paathrame       (Repeat)

Ella naamathilum
Melaayi njangal
Vaashtheedunnu               (Repeat)

Ella Muzhankaalum
Nin Munpil
Aadharavode                      (Repeat)

Ellam  Bharichidum
Dhaivame Njangal
Ninthiru munpil
Veroru Naaman
Maana varkkaalamba maayi (Repeat)

Jesus of the bread, You are love
You are my soul, I worship you
I worship you

Bigger than all names
and above all Your name
we sing.
Everyone kneels for you
With great respect

Ruler of all, God, we bow in front of you. 
In this world there is no-one like you to help us.     


The people reply:
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his holy Church.

May this oblation dedicated to your name
purify us, O Lord,
and day by day bring our conduct
closer to the life of heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.


The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right and just.

Preface Ill of the Sundays in Ordinary Time
The salvation of man by a man
(The Priest may use a different Preface.)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For we know it belongs to your boundless glory,
that you came to the aid of mortal beings with
your divinity
and even fashioned for us a remedy out of
mortality itself,
that the cause of our downfall
might become the means of our salvation,
through Christ our Lord.
Through him the host of Angels adores your
and rejoices in your presence for ever.
May our voices, we pray, join with theirs
in one chorus of exultant praise, as we acclaim:

Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana ( 2 )
Parishudhan, parishudhan,
Nirandharam muzhagunnu
Ehaparakailavum makhileswara
Mahimayal nirayunnu  nirupamame
Oshana, Eshanu sathatham
Oshana, oshana, oshana


(The Priest may use a different Eucharistic Prayer.)
You are indeed Holy, O Lord,
the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit upon them
like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
At the time he was betrayed
and entered willingly into his Passion,
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying:
In a similar way when supper was ended, he took the chalice, and giving you thanks, he said the blessing, and gave the chalice to his disciples saying:
The mystery of faith,

The people continue, acclaiming: 
We proclaim your Death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Therefore, as we celebrate
the memorial of his Death and Resurrection,
we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray
that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ,
we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world,
and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop
and all the clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters
who have fallen asleep
in the hope of the resurrection,
and all who have died in your mercy:
welcome them into the light of your face.
Have mercy on us all, we pray,
That, with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God,
with blessed Joseph, her Spouse,
with the blessed Apostles,
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages,
we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life,
and may praise and glorify you
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through him, and with him, and in him,
O God, almighty Father,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,
for ever and ever.

The people acclaim: Amen

THE COMMUNION RITE                                            
The Priest invites all to join in the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

The Priest continues alone:
Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and forever.

The Priest
Lord Jesus Christ,
who said to your Apostles:
Peace I leave you, my peace I give you,
look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and graciously grant her peace and unity
in accordance with your will.
Who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And with your spirit.
The Deacon, or the Priest adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
The Priest takes the host and breaks it.

Meanwhile the people say or sing:

Agnus Dei:
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the
grant us peace. Kneel


The Priest shows the host to the people and says:
Behold the Lamb of God,
Behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the support of the Lamb.
Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.

The Priest or other minister says to each communicant:
The Body [Blood] of Christ.
Each communicant answers: Amen

Come to me, all who labour and are burdened,
and I will refresh you, says the Lord

Communion Hymn:
Oh let all who thirst
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without price
Why should you pay the price
Except for the Lord?

And let all who seek
Let them come to the water
And let all who have nothing
Let them come to the Lord
Without money without strife
Why should you spend your life
Except for the Lord?

And let all who toil
Let them come to the water
And let all who are weary
Let them come to the Lord
All who labor without rest
How can your soul find rest
Except for the Lord?

And let all the poor
Let them come to the water
Bring the ones who are laden
Bring them all to the Lord
Bring the children without might
Easy the load and light
Come to the Lord

Grant, we pray, O Lord,
that, having been replenished by such great gifts,
we may gain the prize of salvation
and never cease to praise you.
Through Christ our Lord.

Announcements may be made.
Priest:The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you,
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Then the Deacon, or the Priest, says:
Go forth, the Mass is ended.
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. 

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.                                    
Go in peace
Thanks be to God.

Recessional Hymn:
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesu, thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast,
Let us all in thee inherit,
Let us find thy promised rest.

Changed from glory into glory
Till in heaven we take our place
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love and praise.

“There is no true love without the cross, that is, without a personal price to pay...And when borne with Jesus, the cross is not scary because He is always at our side to support us in the hour of the most difficult trial, to give us strength and courage. Nor is it necessary to get agitated to preserve one’s own life through fearful or egotistical behaviour.”

When going to receive Holy Communion it will be necessary for us to approach the altar row by row from the front, the benches on the sacristy side going first.  Those sitting in the benches against the wall, should follow the people sitting in the centre block immediately at the side of them.  Move down the centre aisle, returning by the side aisles.  Maintain social distancing!    Communion will be given under one kind only and placed onto the hand.

The OBLIGATION to attend Mass on Sunday remains SUSPENDED.  Therefore, we ask you to consider the possibility of continuing to follow the Mass online or to attend Mass on a weekday.  This will ease the pressure on numbers for the Sunday Masses, and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

Because of the restrictions of government regulations regarding Social Distancing, the number of seats available for the Sunday Masses is strictly limited.  Therefore, it is necessary to allocate seating, so that families can be accommodated together, and those who do not have internet access can be given priority.  To book seating please phone or e-mail Fr Phil (details on front page).  Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis each week.
When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual.
The method of receiving Holy Communion will also be somewhat different (see facing page).
None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.

Saturday 11th July: St. Benedict: is known as the ‘Father of Western Monasticism’.  Born in Norcia in 480, he gathered followers in Subiaco before moving south to Monte Casino in 529.  Here, he founded his most famous monastery and composed his Rule, still the indispensable guide of the Benedictine Order, and the basis of many later monastic rules.  He died in 547AD.

Receiving Holy Communion under one or both kinds:
The ability to receive Holy Communion under both kinds (Consecrated bread – the Body of the Lord and Consecrated Wine – the Precious Blood) may seem like a recent development within our lifetime.  However, it is really the restoration of the practice of the Church for the first 11 centuries of her existence. 
While the priest must always consume both species of the Eucharist, the lay faithful may receive under just one of the forms.
The true body, soul and divinity of Christ is present in both species of the Eucharist.  So, when we receive the Body of Christ under the form of bread, we also receive his Precious Blood, and vice versa.

A drunken man staggers into a Catholic church and sits in the confessional.  He sat there but said nothing.  The priest coughs to attract his attention, but the man remains silent.  The priest then knocks on the wall three times in order to get the man to speak.
Finally, the drunk replies: ‘No use knocking mate, there’s no paper in this one either’.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Fr Murphy went into a local pub and asked a man ‘Do you want to go to heaven?  The man said. ‘I do father’.  The priest said, ‘Stand over by that wall then’.  The priest did the same to another man with the same result.  Then he went to O’Toole and said, ‘Do you want to go to heaven?’ O’Toole said, ‘No I don’t’.  The priest said, ‘You don’t want to go to heaven when you die?’  O Toole said,’ Oh when I die, of course I want to go to heaven, but I thought you meant NOW!’   

“Stay With  Us  Lord  On  Our  Journey”

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