13th November 2016 – 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

J6FjzuPwn7teQPye9zHUIvYHAQtTr1TZ_s7SXX2G5KbuzZcrm4c287oF_JtuR7TVi2fL0A=s128 The Jubilee Year of Mercy is drawing to a close.  Bishop Buckley closed the Diocesan Holy Door in St Francis’ Church on Saturday 12th November.  The Jubilee ends on Sunday next 20th November, the Solemnity of Christ the King, with the closing of the Holy Door in St Peter’s Basilica by Pope Francis.  We thank God for the grace of the Jubilee of Mercy and pray that the work of mercy will continue to be the lived reality of the Church’s mission in proclaiming the Gospel to the world.

Reality
Our standard of living in absolute terms is far better than anything that can be hoped for by the great mass of humanity living on the earth at this time. Yet many of the things we worry about, things covered by the incessant economic commentary,
are passing material things. Whilst many among us suffer real hardship and deprivation, some of us need to get real.
The disciples marvelled at the size and magnificence of the temple in Jerusalem, but Jesus tells them it will all be destroyed, pulled down, nothing left.  The temple was in fact destroyed about forty years later and the remaining lower part of its western wall, the Wailing Wall, is venerated to this day.  The world as we know it will not last forever either, and of course for each of us it ends at the moment of our own death, however long it may last without us.   We may ask ourselves what really matters, in the context of eternity, in the context of our own death.  Such things as family love and connectedness, friendship and generosity are of primary importance and value, and should be unaffected even by an economic recession.
So while we wait for an uncertain future, we pray for the grace to live a Christian life in our time, place and circumstances; to be loving, other-centred and generous, to reach out to those who suffer, to help and comfort.  And that means to live in happiness, with the peace of Christ, a peace that the world cannot give.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Michael (Micky) Daly, St. Anne’s Park, who died on Thursday, and Patrick Finbarr (Barry) Marrett, late of Friars Road, who died in London, Funeral 17th November to St Marylebon Crematorium, London. We extend our sympathy to their families.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
13th Nov. St.Catherines Kikcully   3.00pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

Parish Assembly meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Monday 14th November at 8.00pm

Garda Mass: The Annual Mass for Deceased Staff of An Garda Siochana in Cork City Division on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at Saint Joseph’s (SMA) Church, Wilton, at 7.30pm.

Christmas Wellness and craft fair in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners at the GreshamMetropole Hotel McCurtain, Street Cork on Sunday the 20th of November from 12 till 6pm.  On the day you can pamper yourself with different kinds of treatments. Stalls:  jewellery, Natural Hand creams, Nail art, hair styling and Beauty Products, Music and much more.  Admission €5.
All proceeds on the day go to Cork Penny Dinners

Autumn Dues:  We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for their areas after Mass in the Sacristy. Many thanks.

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

Do this in Memory: meeting with the parent class representatives in Fr. Billy’s house on this Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. Our next Mass will be on Sunday 20th Nov. at 10.00 am, the Feast of Christ the King.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: will be taken us at all Masses next weekend. 19th/20th November.   This collection supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives. The central fund of the diocese is currently operating at an annual deficit of approximately € 300,000.

CHRISTMAS IN THE CATHEDRAL: Liam Lawton in concert in the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne on Thursday 8th December, 2016 at 8.00 pm.  Tickets € 20 available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, James Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cathedral Presbytery tel: 021 4304325, Cathedral Sacristy tel: 021 4210717.

 

Manchester United Player becomes A Dominican

mulryne-prostrate-300x200 From MU to OP – a Red Devil becomes a Black FriarA former Manchester United player, Philip Mulryne, who was capped 27 times for Northern Ireland, was ordained a deacon last week and is due to become a priest next year.       Mulryne, who was an accomplished striker, midfielder and right-winger, was part of the Manchester United squad between 1996 and 1999. Because of the dominance of established players such as David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Andy Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, he made few first team appearances. He only played one league match for United, on the last day of the ’97–’98 season, in a match against Barnsley.

In a bid to get more first-team playing opportunities, Mulryne transferred to Norwich in March 1999. He missed most of the 1999–2000 season after he suffered a broken leg, but he was part of the squad that secured promotion into the Premier League for Norwich in 2004. Subsequently, he played for Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Legia Warsaw, and Barnsley. In 2008, it was announced that he was training with Cliftonville.

A year later, in 2009, he began training for the priesthood and studied at the Irish Pontifical College in Rome. In September 2015, he made his profession to become a Dominican friar at St Saviour’s Priory in Dublin. It was there, last week, that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin ordained him deacon. God willing, he will be ordained a priest next year.

As a professional footballer, it is reckoned that his career earnings were in the region of £500,000. As a Dominican, however, he is living according to a vow of poverty.

In a video interview posted by the Daily Mail, the 38-year-old deacon said: “To give oneself completely to God through the profession of the evangelical councils, to take him as our example and despite our weakness and our defects, trust in Him that he will transform us by his grace, and thus being transformed, communicate the joy in knowing him to everyone we meet – this for me is the ideal of Dominican life and one of the major reasons of what attracted me to the order.”

He is not the first clergyman to be associated with soccer. As a youth, Saint Pope John Paul II was devoted to ‘the beautiful game’ and played many times as a goalkeeper.

6th November 2016 – Remembrance Weekend

purgatoryRemembrance Weekend:   Those who lost loved ones during the past year are remembered in a special way at all our Masses this weekend.  Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the  wonderful gift of family, kind neighbors and friendship.   All of us are shaped and  influenced by what has happened in the past.  That is why today and during November we  remember and pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our lives.

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls continues until Thursday 10th Nov.  Masses each day at 10am & 6pm    We all love to be remembered but if we wish to be remembered one day we have a duty now to remember.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
5th Nov.   St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm
6th Nov.   St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2.20pm
St James Chetwynd
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

13th Nov.  St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of our Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

A time to remenber
The great consolation of our November  remembering is that our connections are never broken.  When we face the emptiness, pain and  sorrow that come with grief we can feel  useless but our Church reminds us that we  are not powerless in the face of the tragedy  of the loss of someone we love. There is still  something we can do. Our prayers and acts  of remembrance and charity can assist our  loved ones on their journey back to God. November is always a reminder to us of how important is that we live fully in the present moment. If we live to give as much love as we can then death will never be the end of our human story. To love is to live eternally because it means we will have left a mark on others that will be passed on and shared with generations yet unborn.  The Christian faith is about living, not dying. We need to understand that. It is about living confident, courageous lives here and now. Christian faith is about living. It is about loving God and loving people. It is about making sure that the entire world knows the reason for the hope we have in our hearts. Jesus Christ was victorious over   the grave. And because he lives we too shall live.

Reflection 
In the rising of the sun and its going down………………….  We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter…..We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer…We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn..We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends…………….. .We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength………………..We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart…………………………….We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share ………………………..We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live for they are part of us…We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful we still know………..God remembers them

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30th October 2016 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

images-1Feast of all Saints Tuesday 1st November.  Masses:  Vigil Monday 6.00 pm.  Tuesday 10.00 am & 6.00 pm

 Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls from Wed  2nd  Nov. to Thurs. 10th Nov, Masses each day at 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Novena envelopes available at the exit doors can be placed in the box at the altar rails.

 A Plenary Indulgence for the souls of the departed may be gained by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed between noon on November 1st and midnight on All Souls’ day (November 2nd), by all who confess their sins during the weeks before of after All Souls’ Day, receive Holy Communion  between the 1st and 8th November and pray for the Pope’s intentions.  The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain also gain a plenary indulgence once per day from Nov 1st to 8th.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 Remembrance Weekend 5th & 6th  November. All Masses will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2015.  Nightlights available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rail in their memory.   Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

imagesPRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
5th Nov.   St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm
6th Nov.   St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2.20pm
St James Chetwynd
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

13th Nov.  St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of our Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

 South Parish Historical Society monthly meeting Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Guest Speaker Gerry White will speak on Ireland, Cork and the Battle of the Somme.  All welcome. Non-members €2

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 5th November at the ten o’clock Mass.

 Coffee Morning: This Wednesday 2nd Nov. after the 10.00 am Mass in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

 Prayer for Syria
Lord our God, father of all humanity; change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, so that peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.
May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria and upon our world until all conflicts cease and peace reigns on earth. AMEN

FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Learning about the Mass with Kath and Qumen

kath-and-qumen-aWhat do we do at Mass?There is a special name for all the people gathered together for Mass. They are called the Assembly or the Congregation. Everyone present helps to make the Mass a celebration of God’s love for us by:
• Joining in the prayers

• Standing, kneeling and sitting together at the right times

• Singing when there is music

• Listening carefully

• Offering our gifts to be shared

• Coming to the altar to receive holy communion or a blessing.

We are all part of the action!

In ‘full, active and conscious participation’.

23rd October 2016 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time

 Mission Sunday.  A second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend as we support missionary activity abroad through our prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected help Churches who need financial support and are directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially.  Last year Irish Catholics contributed more than €1.7 million on Mission Sunday, and this collection was distributed to more than 1,000 young Churches in need. Contributions are used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians and female religious novices, and for the formation of catechists and lay leaders. Our Mission Sunday gift may also be used for building health facilities and for emergency aid. We remember the work of missionaries throughout the world including more than 1,300 Irish born missionaries.

Holy Land: Fr Kerry and the Turners Cross Parish pilgrims are near the end of their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Their weekend activity will include the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Calvery, visit to the Church of the Dormition of Our Lady and the Wailing Wall, Mass in the Ecole Biblique where Fr. Jerome Murphy O’Connor lived and worked for 47 years, and a visit to Fr. Jerome’s tomb. On Monday they return to Cork.  We pray that the pilgrimage will be a time of grace for our pilgrims and for our Parish.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Br. Enda (Matthias) O’Donovan, Br. Michael (Denis) McAuliffe, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, and Br. Terence Hurley, Presentation Brothers, Killarney who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families and community.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses:  All Souls’ Day, the Commemoration all the Faithful Departed, falls on Wednesday week, 2nd November.  The novena of Masses starts on that day and runs to Thursday 10th November with an extra Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays.  Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered at the Novena are available at the Exit doors and may be placed in the box at the altar rails.

Remembrance Weekend 5th & 6th  November. All Masses offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2015.  Nightlights available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rail in their memory.  Those who lost loved ones during the past year will be remembered in a special way at all our Masses. Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

“Do this in Memory”   There will be a meeting of the Parent Representatives in the Parish Centre on this Monday 24th Oct at  7.30pm.  Our next Mass will be Sunday 30th October at 10.00 am

Safeguarding Children Policy: The Parish recognises and upholds the rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being at all times. A copy of the policy is posted on the Parish Assembly notice board.  Our Parish  Safeguarding Children Officers are Deirdre Healy  and Rose Fitzgerald they can be contacted about any Child Safeguarding issues/ concerns on the parish mobile 087 2610276.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES

5th Nov.  St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2.00 pm
6th Nov. St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30 pm   (Bring container to for Holy Water)                                        St. Finbarrs, Glasheen Rd   2.30 pm
St James Chetwynd 3.00 pm
Douglas  3.00 pm
Rathcooney   3.00 pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3.00 pm

13th Nov.        St.Catherines Kikcully   3.00 pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

Support for Bereaved Parents: Anam Cara is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd November from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton. Open to all bereaved parents regardless whether the death was recent or not.

Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turner’s Cross Your Local Co-Educational Primary School. Open Night, Tuesday, 25th October. View our extensive campus facilities 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
All Welcome.  Enrolment closing soon for 2017 – 2018.

 

16th October 2016 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

 PRAYER
Commenting on the parable of the Unjust Judge, Pope Francis says if the widow can bend the will of the Unjust Judge, then God, who is a good and just Father, will do justice to those who cry out to him day and night. All of us experience moments of fatigue and discouragement, especially when our prayers seem ineffective.  But Jesus assures us that unlike the unjust judge, God promptly answers his children, although this does not mean he does it in the time and manner that we would like. Prayer is not a magic wand, continues the Pope, it helps to preserve our faith in God, and to trust in Him even when we do not understand his will. In this, Jesus himself in his prayer at Gethsemane is our example.

Mission Sunday.  A second collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend as we support missionary activity abroad through our prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected help Churches who need financial support and are directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially.  Last year Irish Catholics contributed more than €1.7 million on Mission Sunday, and this collection was distributed to more than 1,000 young Churches in need. Contributions are used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians and female religious novices, and for the formation of catechists and lay leaders. Our Mission Sunday gift may also be used for building health facilities and for emergency aid. We remember the work of missionaries throughout the world including more than 1,300 Irish born missionaries.

Frankfield/Grange Parish are holding two talks on the Eucharist given by Fr. Christy Fitzgerald P.P., Diocesan Director of Liturgy and Dr. Anne Francis, “The Eucharist, A Way to Pray, A Way to Live.” On  Monday 17th and 24th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre, Frankfield.

World Missions Ireland’s theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary.’    We are called in baptism to bring Christ to others, the gift we have been given, we are asked to give, as our Irish missionaries continue to bring the joy of the Gospel to people throughout the world. For further information on World Missions Ireland or to make a donation please visit <http://www.wmi.ie> .

Collection of Clothing:  Both Cork Simon and SVP greatly appreciated the items of clothing donated last week.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Noel Daly, High Street and Br. Enda (Matthias) O’Donovan, Presentation Brothers, Maiville,  who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families and community.

Focus Ireland:   There are over 6,000 people homeless in Ireland today and 1 in 4 now experiencing homelessness is a child. Focus Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with their annual bucket collection on Saturday the 5th of November in Cork city, to help raise vital funds to provide services for those experiencing homelessness. If interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret on 086 6042854 or colemanm@focusireland.ie

Marriage Encounter Weekend for married couples presented by Marriage Encounter Ireland at the Lake Hotel, Killarney 18th-20th November.  For more information or to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie <http://www.marriageencounter.ie>  or call 086-6670418/086-8334382

 

9th October 2016 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

 LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD OUR GOD
In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises the leper who returned to express his gratitude for being healed. It is good to give thanks and indeed giving thanks should be part of our daily life. Gratefulness is a way of life that can be developed, one single gift acknowledged in gratitude has the power to begin a change in us. Grateful living is prayerful living.

Eucharist means thanksgiving. We come to Eucharist as a community, to celebrate life together and to give thanks to God who has graced our lives, during the past week. At the end of the celebration, we are sent forth to love and serve the Lord in one another. Jesus, present in the bread and wine we have shared, challenges us to share life with others and to let the light of Christ shine forth from our hearts. Gratitude is an essential quality of faith.

Month of the Rosary
It’s probably fair to say, that for many younger Catholics, saying the rosary is something associated with an older generation. But at this time every year we are encouraged to see the rosary not as something of a bygone era, but as a real prayer. We are encouraged to use the rosary to reflect on different aspects of the life of Jesus. It is a Bible based prayer and invites us it to think about the principal parts of Christ’s life and the way in which we are is called to follow him. Some years ago Pope Benedict XVI commented on the month of the rosary saying: “It is as if every year Our Lady invited us to rediscover the beauty of this prayer, so simple and profound.”

Mission Month of October: The National day of Prayer for Children takes place on Friday next, the 14th October. Organised by the Society for Missionary Children, the occasion gives children a good opportunity to think of those children who are less fortunate, to pray for those less fortunate and to share with those less fortunate.Children have generous hearts, missionary hearts and so are open to the idea of including other little children in their thoughts.  The National Day of Prayer is now in its ninth year. For further information on the Society of Missionary Children or to make a donation please visit <http://www.wmi.ie> .

World Homeless Day 10th October: To mark this day we have  facilitated a clothes collection in the Parish Centre before and after all Masses on last weekend and this weekend, for either Cork Simon or SVP – you will choose which you want to support.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

Aging Well Group for over 65’s. Find out more about physical and mental health, sleep habits, routines and interests, ways to overcome loneliness and safety in home and community. Meeting on Tuesdays starting 11th October for 8 weeks from 11am – 12.30pm at Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane. Free of Charge. Contact: Olivia 086-7871746  to book a place.

Ministers of the Word may collect copies of the Rota for October to November from the sacristy.                                                                                                                              Pilgrimage: Fr Billy will be on pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Thursday October 6th to Friday October 14th

Focus Ireland. There are over 6,000 people homeless in Ireland today and 1 in 4 now experiencing homelessness is a child. Focus Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with their annual bucket collection on Saturday the 5th of November in Cork city to the homeless. Please contact Margaret on 086 6042854 or colemanm@focusireland.ie.

Frankfield/Grange Parish invites you to two talks on the Eucharist given by Fr. Christy Fitzgerald P.P., Diocesan Director of Liturgy and Dr. Anne Francis: “The Eucharist, A Way to Pray, A Way to Live.”  Monday 17th and 24th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre, Frankfield.

The Catenians. The Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of Catholic laymen who meet socially, at least once a month, in local branches, known as Circles. Founded in 1908 in Manchester, there are over 10,000 members in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, Africa, India and Bangladesh.  The Catenians are non political and are from all sections of professional and business life. The Cork Circle meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) in the Rochestown Park Hotel. For further information see www.thecatenians.com <http://www.thecatenians.com>  and contact Ger Lowney on 086 3736691

 

2nd October 2016 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

increase our Faith
The apostles said to the Lord, increase our faith. We too are conscious that our faith is small, is weak and fragile. Jesus assures us that even a small faith small but sincere, to do things that seem impossible. Pope Francis recalls “many missionaries, men and women, who have overcome all sorts of obstacles to spread the Gospel. They have truly given their life”, but equally, “each one of us, in his or her everyday life, can bear witness to Christ, with the power of God, the power of faith, the small faith that we have, which is nonetheless strong”. We obtain this strength “from God in prayer. Prayer is the breath of faith: in a relationship of trust, in a relationship of love, dialogue cannot be lacking, and prayer is a dialogue of the soul with God”.

Mission Month of October: Mission Sunday falls on October 23rd and World Missions Ireland’s theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary.’ We are called in baptism to bring Christ to others, the gift we have been given, we are asked to give, as our Irish missionaries continue to bring the joy of the Gospel to people throughout the world. For further information on World Missions Ireland or to make a donation please visit www.wmi.ie <http://www.wmi.ie> .

World Homeless Day 10th October: To mark this day we will facilitate a clothes collection in the Parish Centre before and after all Masses on this weekend and next weekend, for either Cork Simon or SVP – you will choose which one you want to support.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

South Parish Historical Society monthly meeting on Wednesday 5th October, 2016 at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street. Guest speaker Antoin O’Callaghan will speak on “The Churches of Cork City – All welcome, Non-members €2

Aging Well Group for over 65’s.Find out more about physical and mental health, sleep habits, routines and interests, ways to overcome loneliness and safety in home and community. Meeting on Tuesdays starting 11th October for 8 weeks from 11am – 12.30pm at Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane. Free of Charge. Contact: Olivia 086-7871746  to book a place.

Ministers of the Word may collect copies of the Rota for October to November from the sacristy.

South Central Community Safety Meeting Wed. 5th  October at 7.30 p.m. in South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street.

‘Unlock the Word’ a 6 week opportunity for young adults to unlock the treasure of scripture. Starting Tuesday 4th Oct 7.30pm in Casa Maria – opposite the Bon Secours Hospital, College Road. Further details: Anne-Marie Whelan, Evangelisation & Vocations Officer 0872209994 or www.bonsecourssisters.ie <http://www.bonsecourssisters.ie> .

An Invitation to Remember … Pregnancy or Infant loss.
Cork University Maternity Hospital Service of Remembrance on Friday 7th Oct. at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Western Road. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss welcome.

The Parish Assembly: meeting this Monday 3rd October in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm, note date.

Pilgrimage: Fr Billy will be on pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Thursday October 6th to Friday October 14th

First Friday: As we now have only one priest on full time duty in the parish, calls are more difficult to complete.  Fr. Billy was unable to complete the September calls. He will visit as many as possible in the coming week before his departure to the Holy Land on Thursday, and will complete the remaining calls on his return.

Bunscoil Chríost Rí.  Annual Walk on Saturday 8th October from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.

25th September 2016 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

South Chapel 250th Anniversary
Congratulations to the South Parish community who celebrate the 250th anniversary of St. Finbarr’s South Church, affectionately known as the South Chapel and the oldest Catholic church in the city.

World Homeless Day 10th October: To mark this day we will facilitate a clothes collection in the Parish Centre before and after all Masses on the next two weekends, for either Cork Simon or SVP – you will choose which one you want to support.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Brenda Cronin, Derrynane Road, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Gougane Barra Sunday:  Bus leaves Bunscoil Chriost Ri at 12.30pm

The annual collection for the Education of Students to Priesthood & Diaconate takes place at all Masses this weekend 24th/25th September.  This collection is the principal source of funding. Your support is very much appreciated.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  The September Church Gate collection amounted to €1,265.  The local conference spends more than that providing assistance in our parish.  Without your help the Society could not function and we thank you for your generosity and looks forward to your support with the October collection next weekend.

Marymount Coffee Morning.  Sincere thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre on Thursday 15th September, which raised over € 900.  A special thanks to Chris Fitzgerald and her hardworking team.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next1st October at the ten o’clock Mass.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Following successful completion of the first two year programme and commissioning of Parish Catechists, applications are invited for the course to begin in January 2017.  This is offered in partnership with Maryvale Institute over two years with four course days per year and supported distance learning.  Participants complete 12 assignments over 2 years.  Parish Catechists are commissioned by the Bishop.The course is also open to those who wish to deepen their understanding their faith.  Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

The Pro Life Amendment. Bishop William Crean of Cloyne will speak on “How to argue in defence of the Pro Life Amendment” at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Monday Sept 26th at 7:30pm. Speakers include Margaret Hickey and Patrick Carr of Family & Life. Former TD/Senator Paul Bradford will chair the event.

Turner’s Cross Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Due to family circumstances including a bereavement, a few places have become available on the Pilgrimage from 16th to 24th October. Application for these should be made immediately, a current passport not expiring before April 30th 2017 is essential.

Anam Cara, supporting bereaved parents: Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday October 5th 7.30 – 9.30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork, guest speaker Pat McCarthy. This is a free event. As they  will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 4th October or call 085 2888 888.

 

Parish shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel

FullSizeRenderParish shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel
The Parish of Christ the King, Turner’s Cross  expresses horror, shock and sadness over the killing of Fr Jacques Hamel and the wounding of another during Mass in the Church of Saint Etienne du Rouvray in Normandy.                                               Prayers were offered  at the daily Mass at Christ the King.  The Priest said  “We  offer our condolences and  express the prayerful solidarity of our Parish Community  following this horrific incident.
“Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the murder victim and with all of those affected by this horrific incident.”