13th November 2011 – 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time –

It is by living that we discover our talents, and it is by using them that they grow. Sooner or later the harvest time comes for everyone. Then the question arises: ‘What have I done with my talents. Christ’s parable today is a positive one. After all, two of the three servants heard those encouraging words: ‘Well done!’ To all who are doing their best to live good lives, the Lord, through the voice of the liturgy, speaks those self-same words – Well done – It is up to each of us to ask ourselves if they are being said to me. Let my prayer this weekend  be – that I use to the full the talents, gifts and graces that God has given me and try to enrich my our own live and the lives of others.

Blessing of Graves and Prayers in Cemeteries:

Sunday 13th Nov. St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm  St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm

Feast of Christ the King
To mark the feast and the 80th Anniversary of the opening of our Church there will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament from 2pm until before the Vigil Mass at 6pm next Sat. 19th Nov. To ensure that there will be people in the Church during this time, there is a list at the back of the Church where you can indicate the time you would like to spend before the Blessed Sacrament.  The Lord said  “Can you watch one hour with me”.

Parish Assembly will meet on this Monday 14th Nov. in the Pariah Center at 8pm. Collect agendas in Sacristy.

Annual Mass for Deceased members of An Garda Siochana in Cork City Division will be held in St. Francis Church, Liberty St. at 7.30pm on Thurs. 17th Nov.

Marriage Support
The Diocesan Collection in support of the Cork Marriage Counseling Centre Paul St. takes place next weekend Nov. 19th / 20th.  Last year the counselors worked with 1271 couples preparing for marriage and with 1047 clients for counseling. We encourage parishioners to help and support the marriage preparation and marriage counseling centre in the diocese by giving to this special collection. 

Lourdes 2012: Young Adults
An invitation to young adults (18-35) to “come and see & be a helping hand” in Lourdes with the diocesan pilgrimage – 11th to 16th June, 2012. An opportunity taking time for prayer, for reflection, for service to others and for making new friends. For more details contact Sr Karen on 021 4537601

Cork Institute of Technology’s
Open Days will take place on Friday 18th Nov. from 2pm – 6pm and Sat. 19th Nov. from 10am – 2pm, on three of its four campuses; Bishopstown, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, and CIT Cork School of Music (Please note CIT CSM is Saturday only). The National Maritime College of Ireland, based at Ringaskiddy, will be represented in the Bishopstown campus.

Parish Choir: New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy  Phone 087-2290704 or any member of the Choir.

Nemo Rangers
The 6pm Mass on next Sat. 19 Nov. will be offered for all the living and deceased members of Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club

“Do this in Memory”

Meeting of Parent Class Representatives on this Mon. 14th Nov. at 7.30pm in Fr. Kerry's House. to prepare for the “Do this in Memory” Mass next Sunday 20th Nov. at 10.30pm

Concert:   Celebrate an Evening with The City of Cork Male Voice Choir at a concert in aid of the Ursuline-Kenyan Immersion Programme in St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Friday 2nd Dec at 8pm. Adults €10/Children and OAPs €6. Tickets available from Ursuline Secondary School  and at the door on the night.

Young People Gathering

An invitation to young adults (18-35) to gather for prayer discussion and reflection Wed. 16th Nov. 7pm – 9pm in the Parish Center – come, gather, meet others, invite your friends. More information contact Fr. Charlie

Volunteers urgently needed.

The Lough Meals-on-Wheels, based in the Community Centre in Green Street, delivers meals Monday to Saturday to about 75 elderly people in the Lough and South parishes. Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation and deliveries. If you have some free time, and particularly if you have a car, could you commit one or two hours a week to this valuable service?  Food Preparation: 9am – 11am  Deliveries: 11.30am – 1pm
If you can help please phone Meals-on-Wheels any morning 9 to 12.30 @ 021-4963251.