Mission Sunday is next Sunday 19th Oct. The annual collection for the Missions will be taken up at all Masses. There are approximately 1,500 Irish born missionaries working in more than 80 countries. They continue to spread the Gospel through their work, their deep commitment to the people they serve and their Faith. In essence, they lead by example and have helped to change, for the better, millions of lives all over the globe. It is fitting then that the theme for this years’ Mission Month of October is ‘that they may have life’..life in all its richness and dignity. The richness of knowing the Gospel and Jesus Christ and the dignity of having food to eat, a roof to sleep under and work to go to. Through their work, our missionaries strive to make all this a reality for the people they serve
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: have invited the recently ordained Fr. Ben Hodnett to celebrate Mass here in our Church on Thursday next the 16th Oct. at 7.30pm. All are very welcome. He will give his first blessing after the Mass and then He will attend their AGM in the Parish Centre.
Rosary: During the week we celebrated the Feast of The Rosary. Every weekday the Rosary is prayed before the 10am Mass. We would appreciate if some people would volunteer to lead the Rosary each day. If we had six volunteers you would be on duty once a week. Give it a thought and phone Ann her number is 086 3262320.
Prayer for Synod: Holy Family of Nazareth, may the Synod taking place in Rome make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Bless and guide Pope Francis. Amen.
Grand Parents: The 6pm Mass this Saturday 11th Oct. we will be remembering all Grandparents they and their Grandchildren will lead us in the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and the Offertory Procession The 6pm Mass will be offered for all Grandparents and elderly living and deceased.
Charismatic Renewal Conference: Sat. & Sun. 18th & 19th October at Cork International Airport Hotel. Sat. 10.30an – 9pm . Sun. 10.30am – 5pm. Speakers: Fr. Jim McManus CSsR and Sr. Mary O’Duffy PSMG Information: 086-8136701
Autumn Dues: Our thanks to the Area Collectors would have collect the envelopes for the Autumn Dues. Many thanks,
Parish Assembly: Will meet in the Parish Center on this Monday 13th Oct. at 8pm
Holy Souls The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on Sun. 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered in the Novena are available at the exit doors.
Date to note 1st & 2nd Nov. is Remembrance Weekend: all Masses that weekend will be offered for our Dead. Prayers and blessing of the Graves in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Tory Top Rd. will be on Sun. 2rd Nov. at 2.30pm
The new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults: Sr. Karen of the Pastoral Development Office is offering 3 sessions using three different chapters of the book to give you a taster of a discussion group using this new publication. The sessions will be in the Pastoral Office in Ballyphane on Tuesdays 4th, 11th , 18th November beginning with coffee at 10:30am and then a session from 10:45am to 11:30am. For these sessions you will be provide with photocopies of the chapters.
Iinformation and open night in the Turner’s Cross Community Centre on Curragh Rd. (next to the credit union) will take place on Friday Oct. 17th between 7 and 9 pm. Everyone is welcome to see what’s available in our centre. Refreshments will be served.
Keep your Marriage Healthy Would you like to have more joy, fun and laughter in your marriage? If your answer is ‘YES’, then a Marriage Encounter Weekend is the answer. Next weekend takes place in “The Lake Hotel” Killarney Nov. 14th – 16th 2014.
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