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The "Go, Make Disciples" Pastoral Plan        A message from Bishop Cullinan

Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

We hope to have Alpha in Autumn. Our job is to get to know and love God whom no one has seen. But we do know a lot about Jesus and the way he loves us. We have to become like him. So get to know him as soon as possible. The best way to get to know God is through prayer. The Holy Spirit helps us with that. Mary will too. We have only to ask and use the Scriptures where he is hidden in plain sight.

Well done to all the Leaving Cert students, and continued success in the future. Everywhere we look we are reminded of the end of the holidays, schoolbooks, and school uniforms and expenses. It was always the case but we always survived.

I would like to remind you of the barque of Peter, not a naomhóg nor a curragh, more like Jacques Cousteau, the explorer’s “Calypso”. "To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm To work on the service of life and living in search of answers to questions unknown To be part of the movement and part of the growing Part of beginning to understand
Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to The things that you’ve shown us, the stories you tell Aye Calypso I sing to your spirit The men who have served you so long and so well 
Like the dolphin who guides you, you bring us beside you To light up the darkness and show us the way For though we are strangers in your silent world. To live on the land we must learn from the sea To be true as the tide and free as a wind swell Joyful and loving in letting it be. Aye Calypso."

Of course our dolphin is the Holy Spirit, he lights up the darkness and shows us the way. Who remembers the song? By John Denver? Anyhow it’s a modern take on our journey. Keep the Bishop’s New Pastoral Plan in mind in mind, and if anybody thinks they would like to train for Alpha contact Keith. It will be offered to Parents of First Holy Communion and Confirmation children as part of the Do this in Memory Programme that goes on for nine months.

This month We have the Cemetery Masses to remember our dear departed. In Cappoquin it will be the Vigil Mass, 7.30pm on Saturday Aug 3rd I hope the weather will be nice like last year. It was just beautiful. In Modeligo it will be on Thursday 8th at 7 pm


Please pray for those who have died.

Rose Sargent (née Daly) Abbey Glen

Billy Hogan (Lismore Printers) Abbey Glen.

Brigid Cullimore (née Casey) Waterford

Paddy Cahill, Main St. Cappoquin

Michael Morrissey Aglish & London

May they all rest in peace.



18th Sunday



Dedication of St Mary Major






19th Sunday






Our Lady of Knock



20th Sunday



St Bernard
St Bartholomew Apostle
21st Sunday
St Augustine
Passion of John the Baptist

4th  18th Sunday. O that today you would listen to his voice! All is vanity, what of all the laborious days, cares of office, restless nights? We must look for the things that are in heaven and only make ourselves rich in the sight of God.

5th Dedication of Basilica of St Mary Major. Special Church dedicated to Our Lady—the first in the west. A shower of snow fell in August to show where it was meant to be built. It has relic of the Manger of Bethlehem and houses the miraculous image of Mary Salus Populi Romani. Our lady of this image saved the people of Rome during the plague. A copy of it is carried around on World Youth Day—gifted to the young people by St John Paul.

6th Transfiguration.  Wouldn’t we love to have been on Mt Tabor! Our purpose on earth is to become like him, so stay close. Our transfiguration has begun but we must go back to our work and make a ladder to heaven of it bringing up as many as we can.

11th 19th Sunday. Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own! He made us glorious by calling us to him. Look after your faith, be like Abraham who when tested offered to sacrifice his only son, confident that God could give him back Isaac from the dead. Faith/ Knowing/ longing and belonging, but you’d have to know who said what in the first place.

15th Assumption of Our Lady. This is a Holy Day of obligation

18th 20th Sunday. O Lord, come to my aid! He will too, put us back on the straight and narrow. Jeremiah got rescued from  a well. We have to throw off everything that hinders us and have eyes only for Jesus.

20th St Bernard.

22nd Queenship of Mary and she loves her ‘Crown’ Mhuire. Give her one today.

24th St Bartholomew Apostle . We first met him under the fig tree. But he didn't stay there. He died for Jesus.

25th 21st Sunday. Go out into the world; proclaim the Good News. He is coming to gather us all. He trains those he loves. And don’t forget , this is an upside down, inside out kingdom were the last will be first!

27th St Monica. Mother of St Augustine. She did what she could, she prayed and prayed for his conversion and her prayers were answered.

28th St Augustine. “Late have I loved thee, beauty ever ancient and ever new”

29th Beheading of John the Baptist,  “He must increase and I must decrease” That must be our motto too.

Here’s a quote from DH Lawrence of all people — ‘some men can see life clean and flickering all around, and some can see only what they are shown; some men look straight into the eyes of the gods, and some men see no gods, they only know the gods are there because of the gleams on the face of the men who see’



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