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Thirty-First Sunday – 31 October 2010

Gospel: : Luke 19: 1-10. Year C There was a man named Zaccheus…. He is a small man … he will have to climb a tree to see Jesus! Zaccheus: his name means ”God remembers”. Rightly, You will remember him, Jesus, all the more so because Your preferences are for the small people … and also for sinners, as in the case of Zaccheus. His profession cast him in the category of sinner, because there was the permanent temptation to make money at the expense of others, and it put him in contact with pagans, the Roman occupiers. For You, Lord, he is a lost sheep who must be brought back to the fold… he is a son of Abraham whose dignity must be restored. Grant us this same insight, Your insight, for seeing others, and not to “categorise”...

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Glasgow Group of Life in the Eucharist Movement

This is a momentuous day for the Glasgow Group.  At long last we are able to be part of the Blessed Sacrament Communication...

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Thirtieth Sunday – 24 October 2010

Gospel : Luke 18 : 9 – 14 Year C Certain people prided themselves on being virtuous… The Evangelist does not specify who these people are, Lord… It’s easy to rush to thinking about the Pharisees of Your day …. and to forget that Your words are addressed to every one of us to-day! Could I not also be one of these people? My God, I thank You…. It is a good thing to know how to give thanks … and it is important to do so, provided we remain in truth and humility. The Pharisee of the parable gives thanks because he is not like the others …. He contemplates himself in the deforming mirror of his pride; it is not a prayer that this man has come to say at the Temple. Faced with God, he looks...

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St Anthony’s Newsletter 24/10/10

LIVE NOT IN A JUNGLE The Pope wants Catholics to hack their way out of the surrounding jungle of false ideas. How to begin? One way is to attend the course of five classes being held at St Gregory’s, Maryhill during November, 2010. Each class lasts one hour, between 6pm and 7pm. Topics include: * Monday 1st November: Is religion just for stupid people? * Monday 8th November: Is science objective & impartial? * Monday 15th November: Does ‘progress’ really exist? * Monday 22 November: “Religion poisons everything.”? * Monday 29 November: Favouring reason and disfavouring superstition ALTAR SERVERS Would any boys or girls like to be an altar server? If interested practice on Sunday after 11:15 Mass for 20 minutes or speak to John Paton. NEWMAN ASSOCIATION There will be a talk on “How Genesis Supports Darwin” by...

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Today is Mission Sunday. A Second collection will be made for MISSIO Scotland. MISSIO is the Church’s official support organisation for overseas mission, raising awareness and funds for missionary and pastoral work worldwide. Support for MISSIO Scotland is secure, reliable, and consistent – the basis of the Church’s life and outreach, sharing God’s love and changing...

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For Brothers Zaldy Norba, SSS (Philippines), Ferdinand Tomo, SSS (Philippines), Paul Nguyen Van Dong, SSS (Vietnam), Hashendra Diroshana Perera, SSS (Sri Lanka), Anscar Lawrence Wijeratne, SSS (Sri Lanka), Anthony Marcus Fernando, SSS (Sri Lanka), John Christman, SSS (USA) and Anthony Marshall, SSS (USA), October 17, 2010 was a memorable day for them. It was on this day that they made their perpetual profession of vows of poverty, chastity and obendience in the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, founded in 1856 by Saint Peter Julian Eymard. The solemn profession was presided by Fr. Fiorenzo Salvi, SSS, Superior-General of the congregation. He was assisted by his Vicar, Fr. Sabastian Luistro, SSS. The ceremony was held in St. Philip Neri Church, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The profession ceremony was the culmination of the three-month IP4 (International Preparation for Perpetual Profession Program) which was...

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Twenty-Ninth Sunday – 17 October 2010

Gospel : Luke 18 : 1 – 18 Year C You need to pray continually …. You remind us to-day of an important message, Jesus. Prayer is the breath of our spiritual life; it is the dialogue between a child and his father. In prayer, anything goes, everything is food for this dialogue : love, praise, thanksgiving, requests also… You have given us the example of this throughout Your life, and You continue now through the Mystery of the Eucharist. There, You invite us to be united with You, to praise You and to intercede with You. Pray without becoming discouraged …. The motif of this prayer is the fatherly goodness of God. If a judge without either faith or law ends up by doing justice for a poor woman … in order to get rid of her, how...

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Twenty-Eighth Sunday – 10 October 2010

Gospel: Luke 17: 11-19 Year C Jesus was crossing Samaria and Galilee You go up to Jerusalem, You go towards death and resurrection…. to bring the whole world with You into the Father’s house. Samaria and Galilee which You cross are the image of the world. Samaritans are the foreigners; in Galilee, Jews and pagans are mingled. You have come to free us all from leprosy of sin and offer divine life to everyone. Jesus, Master, have pity on us! The lepers express their distress; they don’t ask for either healing, nor alms …. They put their trust in You, Lord…. In this alone they are already a model of prayer. In my hardships, in my difficulties, do I know how to look to You? Do I know how to submit myself to You… completely? Go and show yourselves...

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Twenty Seventh Sunday – 3 October 2010

Gospel: Luke 17: 5-10 Year C Increase our faith! Lord, You have just recalled for the Apostles the requirements of fraternal love; You invite them to pardon seven times a day, a brother who repents. (Lk. 17:4). But is this above their capacity? They sense the need for a stronger faith to accept such efforts, hence their prayer: increase our faith! How the understand it! We encounter the same difficulties …. Also, we address the same prayer to You. If you had faith the size of a mustard seed! You don’t respond directly to their request. In accordance with Your custom, by drawing in images which seem impossible, (here, a tree to be planted in the sea), You draw our attention to what is essential, to the mysterious power which is faith. The question is not to know the...

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