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MISSION SUNDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2021
World Mission Sunday is the one Sunday of the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission.
On World Mission Sunday we pray for and remember all our sisters and brothers around the world who gather this weekend to celebrate Mass often in difficult circumstances, sometimes facing oppression or persecution. It is a moment in time, when we can pause and reflect on the essence of the Gospel preached by Jesus which continues to change and liberate our world. The call to discipleship, by virtue of our own baptism, beckons us as Christians to proclaim the gospel message of love and compassion through our own words and deeds while respecting others.
Missio Ireland (Pontifical Mission Societies) coordinates World Mission Sunday. We are the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission; his chosen instrument for sharing the Gospel and building the Church throughout the world. This weekend, thousands of people in Ireland will contribute to World Mission Sunday. Through the generosity of parishioners and donors, we can reach out to offer aid to struggling communities helping them to grow and thrive by bringing hope to places where there is often turmoil, poverty and uncertainty. We can provide mission dioceses with the essential support they need to become self-sufficient. Working through the local bishops, churches and missionary congregations, we ensure resources are distributed equitably and justly, based on need – local church directly helping local church! We thank people for their great generosity and kindness.
All donations from this worldwide papal collection support churches, hospitals, schools and vocations in countries where the churches are too new, young or poor to sustain themselves fully.
[Source: Liturgical Calendar for Ireland 2021]
Sally Simpson, Kinsale Parish Assembly writes…
WHAT IS COP26 AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO US?
The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference is an opportunity for the world to make good on the historic Paris climate agreement and establish new targets that protect our common home. But what exactly will happen in Glasgow in October and November, and why is this meeting so vital for all of God’s creation, including humankind? COP stands for Conference of the Parties. The “parties” refer to the signatories of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). 2021 will have relevance in our future since, after the COVID-19 pandemic that has devastated millions of people in the world, it is necessary and urgent to take immediate actions in the care of creation and raise our voices to implement immediate actions to overcome the climate crisis. The climate crisis has worsened and continues to threaten life on Earth, being the greatest risk we face today. Considering the various risks arising from climate change, the aim of this conference is for countries to present ambitious emission reduction targets for the year 2030, and to keep the temperature increase to 1.5 °C, in order to reach zero by mid-century. These goals require strong actions such as divestment from fossil fuels, adaptation measures, ecosystem restoration, early warning systems and disaster risk prevention to increase the resilience of populations, as well as financial aspects to be considered. It is necessary and urgent to work together to achieve these goals and turn ambitions into actions, accelerating collaboration between governments, businesses and civil society to meet our climate targets more quickly, which is why as Catholics we raise our voice to care for our common home.
What can we do?
- Sign the Catholic petition, this is a unique opportunity to be heard by the world’s great leaders and actively participate in the care of creation https://thecatholicpetition.org/
- Pray, as a family and join the prayer service being organised by the Parish Assembly.
- Fast, perhaps consider fasting from red meat during the COP meeting.
- Kinsale Candle for COP, switch off electric lights for 10 minutes each day, light a candle and pray.
- Check the Beacon and parish Facebook page for updates.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP – RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO EXPLORE THE GOSPEL WITH CHILDREN
On the second weekend of each month, the Kinsale Parish Children’s Liturgy Group prepare resources for parents/guardians to explore the Gospel with younger children (pre First Communion). Please find attached the resources for this Sunday’s Gospel. 28th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B – 10Oct21
BIBLE STUDY ONLINE
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet online to study the Bible every week. These groups are ecumenical and meet for about an hour. One group meets on Wednesday mornings and the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Newcomers are always welcome. Call David on 0861727747 or Ger on 0876775126 for more information.
IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LINE
Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times. It is a national freephone service 1800 807077, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
Thank you to everyone who returned their donations to the parish for Trócaire’s Lent Campaign. €5,033 was donated to Trócaire on behalf of Kinsale parish.
SVP KINSALE AREA
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
KINSALE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Applications for Pendant Alarm for the Elderly
Alarms are provided free. Only monitoring fee to be paid. Contact:
• Kinsale Neighbourhood Watch; or
• Your local Community Alert; or
• Kinsale Garda Station
COVID 19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
To volunteer your help, visit www.alone.ie