Antiphon Cf. Ps 26: 7,
O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called
to you; be my help.
Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my
Saviour! 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
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of
you take away the sins of the
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the
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,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of
God the Father. Amen.
O God, strength of those who hope in
graciously hear our pleas, and, since
without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in
following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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.
The Lord says this:
From the top of the cedar,
from the highest branch I will take a
and plant it myself on a very high
I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.
It will sprout branches and bear fruit,
and become a noble cedar.
Every kind of bird will live beneath
every winged creature rest in the shade
of its branches.
And every tree of the field will learn
that I, the Lord, am the one who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow, who
withers green trees and makes the withered green.
I, the Lord, have
spoken, and I will do it.
Resp It is good to give you
thanks, O Lord.
Second reading 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
We are always full of confidence when we
remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by
faith and not by sight we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to
be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body
or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be
brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the
things he did in
the body, good or bad.
Alleluia, alleluia! I call you friends, says the
Lord, because I
have made known to you everything I have learnt from
Jesus said to the crowds, This is
what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he
sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its
own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the
ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest
He also said, What can we say the kingdom
of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the
time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is
sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the
birds of the air can shelter in its shade.
Using many parables like
these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He
would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they
I believe in one God, the Father
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from
(At the words that follow up to
and including and
became man, all bow)
and by the Holy Spirit was
of the Virgin
Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified
under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand
of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom
will have no end.
And in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the
I believe in one, holy, catholic
and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the
of the dead
and the life of
the world to come. Amen.
Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to
God, the almighty Father.
the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our
and the good of all his holy Church.
Prayer over the Offerings
O God, who in the offerings
presented here provide
for the twofold needs of human nature, nourishing us with food and renewing us
with your Sacrament, grant, we pray, that the sustenance they provide may not fail us in
body or in spirit. Through Christ our
The Lord be with you.
with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
is right and just.
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of
Heaven and earth are full of your
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the
name of the Lord.
in the highest.
The mystery of faith.
When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup
proclaim your death, O Lord
until you come again.
the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those
called to the supper of the Lamb.
R. Lord, I am not worthy that you
should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be
Ps 26: 4
There is one thing I ask of
the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the
Lord all the days of my life. Prayer after Communion
As this reception of your
Holy Communion, O Lord, foreshadows the
union of the faithful in you, so may it bring about unity in your Church. Through Christ
June 16: John & Margaret Kennedy, Craan
June 23: Fr. Aidan Kavanagh PP (1st
June 24: James and Bridget McLoughlin, Ballybrennan
June 16: Breda Dunne
June 17: Eddie Dunne
June 23: James Doyle
24: Jim Wilkinson
The Envelope collection
last weekend amounted to 504.94. Thank you to all contributors.
Irish Catholic is on sale at the rear of the church. Cost:
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Bree Macra Table Quiz
Bree Macra are holding a Table Quiz in Ryans Lounge,
Galbally on Friday next, 22nd June at 9.30pm. Team of 4 is 20. All support greatly
Athletic Finals Best wishes to all of the following qualifiers who compete for
Bree Davidstown Community Games in the Athletic Finals on Saturday next 23rd June in
Craanford. U8 Ryan Whelan, Conor Hassey, Aaron OConnor, Oisin Rochford, Colm Dunne,
Finley Crampton, Amy Doyle, Ciara Byrne, Gracie Kehoe, Leah Nolan, Emer Kervick and Holly
Furlong; U10 Leon Sinnott, Ciallian Doyle, Shane Kehoe, Conor Rodgers, Christopher Reidy,
Liam Doyle, Ben Harrington, Darragh Kehoe
Katie Whelan, Claudia ONeill. Kaci OConnor, Roisin Kennedy, Ciara Rossiter,
Sophie Codd, Caoimhe Doyle and Lucy Kehoe. U12
John Kehoe, Daire Cloke Rochfordm Paul Roche, Peter Rodgers, Alan Doyle, Cian Wickham,
Eamonn Doyle, Matthew Browne, Cian Rochford, Anna Browne, Katie Mai McCabe, Kate Fenlon,
Ava Dempsey and Amy Miller; U14 Peter Kelly, Dean Doyle, Enda Minogue, Shane Fenlon, Ryan
Murray, Katelyn Furlong, Annalise Crean, Aoife Cloke Rochford, Nicole Furlong, Olivia
Howe, Chloe Whelan; U16 Annie Stafford, Aideen Kane and Niamh Cloke Rochford. Training takes place on
Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm. For further details contact the local Sec Una Doyle
Bree United Open Soccer
Evening We are holding a Barbeque and Presentation evening at Macmine
Pitch on Friday June 29th. Everybody is very welcome. There will be Mini 5 A Side Games
etc on the night !! Come along and join in the fun !!!
Well done to the youths who won the league title, to the U16
boys(runners-up)to the U14 boys A-team(runners-up) and the U14 boys B-team who won the
title. Bree Utd Agm will be held on Monday
July 9th in meeting room in Bree Community Centre at 8pm.
Active Retirement June Outing
Outing on Tuesday
June 2012 to Deerpark Knitwear Monasterevin Co. Kildare seeing at first hand the
manufacture of garments from wool to finish. Also
visiting Castlecomer for lunch and a visit to the Discovery Park Bus leaving Bree Community Centre at 10.00 a.m. and
returning at 6.30 p.m. Cost 35 including lunch. For
further information please contact Kitty 089-4616413
Pantomime Society Summer Musical Rathnure Pantomime Society
present their 3rd Summer Musical "When I Grow Up", in Rathnure Hall on 25th,
27th & 30th June, and 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th & 9th July. All shows start at 8pm
nightly. This a heart warming and enjoyable experience not to be missed. Call
053 9255429 or 087 0687801 to book your tickets.
Day Prayer They say wings are a gift, coming from heaven above
handed down by God and given out of love
They say wings are a gift, given to Gods precious few, to those who are selfless,
caring and true
Knowing this, I can only pray that I will get my wings one day.
Should I receive this gift from above I will give these wings to you, with love.
For God has given a gift to me I have written it down for you to read; To get my wings I
must be selfless, caring and true.
These are things I have learned from you
You see, Gods special gift, granted to me is you are my dad, and forever
They say wings are a gift, coming from heaven above, handed down by God, and given of His
They say wings are a gift, receive by Gods precious few. If God gave me wings
would give them to You.