Parish Mission – 17th – 21th October 2015

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To prepare for the Holy Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis  beginning on the 8th December.  There will be a Parish Mission    in Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross beginning Sun. 17th Oct.  with Fr. Michael Burgess, OFM Cap. of  Holy Trinity Friary, Cork.  Fr.  Mike has ministered for many years in New Zealand as well as in Dublin and Cork.     The theme of the Mission is:
   “The loving kindness of the heart of our God –  preparing for the Year of Mercy.”

17th/18th Oct.  Fr. Mike will preach the homily at all weekend Masses
Vigil 6pm. 10am & 12 noon  and at the 10am  Mass on Mon. Tues. & Wed.

18th Oct.  Sunday: 7.30pm Jesus, the Face of God’s (or the Father’s) Mercy
       19th Oct. Monday: 7.30pm  Mary, the Mother of Mercy
                                             20th Oct  Tuesday: 7.30pm  Celebrating Mercy – Second rite of Reconciliation
     21st Oct.  Wednesday: 7.30pm Mass.  The Church – Being a Community of Mercy.

A WORD FROM POPE FRANCIS

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“Let the CHURCH
always be a place of
MERCY and HOPE
where everyone is WELCOME,
LOVED and FORGIVEN”

4th October 2015 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

MARRIED LOVE
Jesus tells us that from the beginning God’s plan for humanity included an exclusive man/woman relationship, a faithful life-long union of love.  God’s creation was good, and the Incarnation affirms the essential goodness and wholesomeness of human nature in all its aspects, including human sexuality.  Nowadays the exclusive nature of the man/woman relationship is challenged on many fronts and we are faced with a widespread rejection of the sexual morality of the entire Christian tradition.  This has had disastrous social consequences and has led to loss of respect for and understanding of intrinsic human values. A crass and permissive culture offers freedom and pleasure to our young people.  The offer is a lie. Young people are hopelessly short-changed in the area of healthy sexuality and risk being cut off from the full realisation of their human potential.
Married love is a real and wonderful gift from God, but growth to maturity where the gift can be appreciated in all its richness is a slow process, joyful but at times painful.  We older Christians need to reach out to young people to present an ideal of Christian marriage that is wholesome and authentic. The ideal is not realised by married couples at all times, and Christians seeking holiness approach the Lord in our brokenness, relying on his love and mercy rather than on our own worthiness. The starting point for Christian thinking about marriage must be the aspect of mutual love and faithfulness, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament.

Mass of Thanksgiving for the Presentation Sisters here in Christ the King Church, Turners Cross on Saturday 10th October at 6.00 pm for the presence of the Presentation Sisters in our Parish since 1937. The Sisters have contributed enormously to the education and formation of young people in Turners Cross and beyond and were also very much involved in parish life. The decision to close the Convent this year was taken due to the decline in the number of Sisters living there.  With gratitude and fondness we remember the Sisters who were part of our lives down the years. After the Mass there will be a gathering in the Nano Nagle Hall in the Primary School to meet the Sisters and old friends and have a cuppa, all are very welcome.

Cake Appeal!  Cakes (dry cakes, no cream), biscuits, goodies etc. for the Thanksgiving Mass on Saturday 10th October may be handed into the Parish Centre on the Saturday of the Mass between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Parish Mission: Our Mission will run from Saturday 17th to Wednesday 21st October, 2015, with Fr. Michael Burgess, OFM Cap. of  Holy Trinity Friary, Cork.  Fr Mike has ministered for many years in New Zealand as well as in Dublin and Cork and we are delighted to welcome him to Turner’s Cross for our 2015 Mission, as we prepare for the Holy Year of Mercy decreed by Pope Francis. The theme of our Mission is: “The loving kindness of the heart of our God – preparing for the Year of Mercy.”

Autumn Dues:  We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Autumn Dues and  our Parish Mission Leaflet in the Sacristy this weekend, 3rd – 4th October.  Time is a little critical because of the date of the Mission, many thanks.

Library open this week end  3rd – 4th October.

Ministers of the Word & Eucharist can collect their Rotas in the Sacristy

Co Senior Football Championship Semi Final  Nemo v Carbery Rangers
Sunday 4th October, Pairc Ui Rinn @ 2.00 pm

Cork South Parish Historical Society Monthly Meeting on Wed. 7th Oct  at 7:30 p.m. in St John’s College Sawmill Street.   James Murphy will speak on “From Passage to Everest and Beyond, the Story of Richard Hingston.”  Non-members €2, all welcome

Dates to Note:                                                                                                                  10th October: Mass of Thanksgiving at 6.00 pm for the presence of the Presentation Sisters in our Parish over the years.
13th October: “Bridge” Faith Session for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion, Ten ways to help your family grow in faith, 7.30 pm in the parish centre.
15th October: Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony.
17th – 21st October:  Parish Mission with Fr. Mike Burgess, OFM Cap.
7th – 8th November:  Remembrance Weekend.
19th April, 2016:  Parish Confirmations.
14th  May, 2016:  First Holy Communions.

25th Sept. 2015 – 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)


“Do this in Memory ”
We welcome the children of 2nd class in Bun Scoil Christ Ri
and their parents to the opening Mass in our “Do this in Memory” programme.  They will be enrolled as candidates for the Sacraments of First Penance & Eucharist at the 10am Mass this Sunday.      We pray Gods blessing on the children, their parents & teachers.

Altar Servers:  
New Altar Servers are being recruited. If  you do not attend Bun Scoil Christ Ri  and in third class up and would like to be a server collect your application form in the Sacristy

The annual collection for the Education of Students to Priesthood & Diaconate 
takes place this weekend  26th/27th. Sept. The Diocese has four seminarians in Maynooth and Rome and three men are preparing for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese.   The overall cost in the coming year will reach approx. €100,000, and this collection is the principal source of funding. Your support is very much appreciated.

Mass in Colaiste Chriost Ri.
for First year Students and their Parents Thurs. 1st Oct:  at 1.45 pm

Annual Pilgrimage to Gougane Barra  this Sun. 27th Sept. Rosary: 2.00pm
Mass: 2.30pm  Homily: Mons  Aidan O’Driscoll PP, Clonakilty

The Library will be open next week end  3rd/4th Oct.

Irish Catholic:  price increase of 30c to  €1.80 from 1st Oct.

Ministers of the Word can collect their Rotas for Oct. & Nov. in the Sacristy

Lourdes: 
Fr. Kerry travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage this coming Friday 2nd  until Sunday 4th Oct.  If you  have intentions you would like to have placed at the Grotto  place them in the Box  (no money) at the altar rail before Thursday 1st Oct. He will be celebrating Mass at the Grotto at 7.30am on Sunday  for all your intentions.

Mass in Colaiste Chriost Ri. for First year Students and their Parents Thurs. 1st Oct:  at 1.45 pm

17th – 21th October Parish Mission:  with Fr. Mick Burgess  OFMCap.

Autumn Dues:  We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Autumn Dues a leaflet with details of our Parish Mission next weekend    3rd – 4th Oct.     Many thanks,

First Friday; 
This coming week Fr. Kerry – because of traveling to Lourdes – will visit the sick & housebound on Wednesday  & Thursday.   Fr. Billy on Thursday & Friday

Irish Catholic:  price increase of 30c to  €1.80 from 1st Oct.

The Sacrament of Anointing:  will take place on Sat. 3rd Oct.at the 10am Mass

Dates to note:
17th-21st October  Parish Mission with Fr. Mike. Burges OFM Cap.
7th-8th November  Remembrance Weekend
19nd  April 2016   Parish Confirmations
14th May 2016     First Holy Communions

The Sun Flowers  seeds  planted by by the First Holy Communion Children last May near the back gate are now blooming (see photo on www.turnerscross.com)  They are a symbol of our hope for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life in our community. We will gather the seeds and distribute them for planting next year.

Saint Vincent de Paul:
This Sunday is his feast day.  He  was  dedicated to serving the poor. He  founded the congregation of the Mission  (Vincentians) and The Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. The most  flourishing lay Catholic charitable group is also named after him. We thank God for the members of The St. Vincent de Paul Society in our Parish  and their work amongst us.

Songs of Faith 2015: A Project for Young People
A music project of one band, two choirs, three workshops, and sixteen liturgical songs – culminating in one concert. An opportunity for teenagers (13-18) and young adults (18-35) who love to sing and play and music – we are seeking singers and musicians to join us in singing our Songs of Faith 2015. An opportunity to work with professional composers, musicians and conductor. Workshops on Sun 18th Oct, Sun. 8th Nov. 2:30pm to 5:30pm  followed by third workshop and concert on Sun. 22nd Nov. – all at Our Lady Crowned Church in Mayfield.   Enrolment forms for under 18’s from Sr Karen, if you are 18-35 and want to get involved in singing (choir and/or soloist) or join the band contact Sr Karen to put in your name phone Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

20th Sept. 2015 – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

images At our 12 noon Mass this Sunday we remember all Grandparents
 A Special Kind of Love:  There’s a special kind of love that grandchildren have for their grandparents.  It’s filled with respect for their wisdom and accomplishments; With gratitude for the values they’ve given us with delight in the stories of our family that they remember and share. It’s a special kind of love that’s built on a lifetime of caring and giving. It’s the kind of love that’s felt for you our dear grandparent, today and always.
Congratulations and good wishes to Peter & Marjorie Winning and Tim & Betty Cosgrove who recently celebrated 60 Years of Marriage

“Do this in Memory” First Holy Communion Class parents’ representatives will meet in Fr. Kerry’s house on this Mon. 22nd Sept at 7.30pm.    The. Enrollment  Mass for the  Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion will be on Sun. 27th Sept. at 10am.

Altar Servers:  New Altar Servers are being recruited. If  you do not attend Bun Scoil Christ Ri  and in third class up and would like to be a server collect your application form in the Sacristy

Parish Assembly: will meet this Mon.  21st Sept. to plan the Thanksgiving  Mass for the Presentation Sisters  on Sat 10th Oct at 6pm and the gathering is the Nano Nagle Hall in the School after Mass.  We will be calling on your generosity  for cakes etc  nearer the event. !!!

The annual collection for the Education of Students to Priesthood & Deaconate  takes place next weekend  26th/27th. Sept. The Diocese has four seminarians in Maywood and Rome and three who are preparing for the Permanent Deaconate in the Diocese.   The overall cost in the coming year will reach over €100,000, and this collection is the principal source of funding. Your support is very much appreciated.

Thank You:  They Coffee in aid of Marymount Hospice held on Thursday raised €1,480. Our thanks to Chris Fitzgerald and her Team who organized the event and to all who contributed so generously. Well done to all.

Mass for the beginning of School Year for Bun Scoil Chriost Ri  will be held in the Church on Thurs. 24th Sept. at 11am.    Parents are welcome to attend.

Gougane Barra Sunday 27th Sept In the event of insufficient numbers for a bus, we would  ask if anyone is travelling  by car and may have a seat or two free would they let us know please.

Mass in Colaiste Chriost Ri. for First year Students and their Parents Thurs. 1st Oct:  at 1.45 pm

Parish Mission: 17th -21st October  with Fr. Mick Burgess  OFMCap.

JMAC1914_0Songs of Faith 2015:  A Project for Young People
A music project of one band, two choirs, three workshops, and sixteen liturgical songs – culminating in one concert. An opportunity for teenagers (13-18) and young adults (18-35) who love to sing and play and music – we are seeking singers and musicians to join us in singing our Songs of Faith 2015. An opportunity to work with professional composers, musicians and conductor. Workshops on Sun 18th Oct, Sun. 8th Nov. 2:30pm to 5:30pm  followed by third workshop and concert on Sun. 22nd Nov. – all at Our Lady Crowned Church in Mayfield.   Enrolment forms for under 18’s from Sr Karen, if you are 18-35 and want to get involved in singing (choir and/or soloist) or join the band contact Sr Karen to put in your name phone Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

Pope Francis  in a message to the People of Cuba where he travels to this Sunday     “IAP2716033_Articolo wish to be among you as a missionary of God’s mercy and tenderness, but allow me to encourage you too to be missionaries of God’s infinite love. May no-one lack the witness of our faith and our love.  I ask all to accompany me with prayer, invoking the light and the strength of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Our Lady as I set out on my journey.”   Our prayers and good wishes go with Pope Francis.  You can follow His journey on EWTN  Sky TV 589   each day.

U21 A County Football Championship Friday 25th September Replay Nemo v Valley Rovers Pairc Ui Rinn @ 8.00 pm  Best of luck to the lads,

Irish Catholic:  price increase of 30c to  €1.80 from 1st Oct.


13th Sept. 2015 – 24th Sunday 0f Ordinary Time (B)

16-7f95bff9Today’s Message:  Jesus tells his disciples that He must suffer and die, a revelation which prompts immediate protest from Peter and, in turn, a strong rebuke from Christ. The spectre of the cross is a reality in all of our lives – and never a welcome one. The problem of human suffering remains a stumbling block to faith in a benevolent God. And yet C.S. Lewis (who lost his wife to cancer) reminds us that, while suffering is never good in itself, it can nevertheless prompt good actions in others, including the multiple acts of compassion of those who attend to the person who  suffers.       In the Second Reading St James encourages us to look at our attitudes and actions and how they can affect those around us: ‘I, by my works, shall show you my faith’. We have a responsibility to be a positive influence in the community.

Parents & Friends Assoc. of Bunscoil Chriost Ri  invite everyone to their Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice on Tues. 15th  Sept in School’s Edmund Rice Hall from 08.45-1.30pm. Please support.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers the following who died recently.  Rita Lynch,  Evergreen Rd.  John Linehan, Capwell Avenue, Brother Paul O’Donovan OFM Cap, Rochestown Friary. Hugh Maguire, Green Lawn .We extend our sympathy to their families and community.

Gouganne BarraGougane  Barra:  The Parish Pilgrimage will take place on  Sunday 27th Sept. if there are sufficient numbers, cost  €10.  The bus leaves from outside Bun Scoil Chriost Ri at  12.30pm, Booking by Sunday 20th Sept is essential, booking list in the Sacristy, please give names and phone numbers.

 Dates for your diary.
17th  Sept.
Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass. Your support and  help will  be much appreciated.
20th Sept. Mass for Grandparents at 12 o’clock, all grandparents and grandchildren welcome.
24th  Sept. Mass for the beginning of School Year for Bun Scoil Chriost Ri in the Church at 11am.    Parents are welcome to attend.
27th  Sept. Enrollment of Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion at 10am  Mass.
27th Sept. Gougane Barra Sunday:   Mass will be celebrated at 2.30pm. by Bishop Buckley.  Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll, Parish Priest of Clonakilty, will preach the homily.
1st  Oct: Mass in Colaiste Chriost Ri. for First year Students and their Parents at 1.45 pm
10th  Oct.  Mass of Thanksgiving:  the 6pm Mass will be offered for the Presentation Sisters in Thanksgiving for their presence and involvement in Parish Life and Education over the years. A gathering in Nano Nagle Hall in the Primary School after Mass to meet Sisters and old friends and have a cuppa.
17th  – 21st Oct.  Parish Mini Mission with Fr. Michael Burgess  OFM Cap.

Turner’s Cross Active Retirement are reopening on this Tues. 15th Sept. in the Centre. Capwell Rd. at 7.30pm. New members welcome

Christ King Girls Secondary School:  Open Evening  Oct 8th from 6.30 – 8.30.

Senior Football Championship: Nemo v St Nicks  this Sun. 13th  Sept. Pairc Ui Rinn @ 2.00 pm

Pope-Francis-prayingPope Francis Visit to Cuba & The United States:     He leaves Rome for Cuba next Saturday, he will be there from the 19th – 22nd and in the  U.S.A. from 22nd – 27th.   For Pope Francis, one of the key issues for Catholics in the US and Cuba is the obligation to “go out”, proclaiming the Gospel and bring God’s mercy to the poorest and most disadvantaged people.  His final Mass will be in Philadelphia on Sun 27th Sept for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families.   Our thoughts and prayers are with Pope Francis for the success of his Apostolic Visit.  May He continue to be a source of great inspiration, a living testament of Jesus’ teachings in our troubled world.  May God give him health and keep him safe.

image[1]Our Sunflowers are Blooming
The Sunflower seeds planted in the grounds of Turners Cross Church in early June  after our Vocations Prayer Gathering in Blackrock   are now blooming. This is a reminder that when we do the planting the Lord will make the seeds to grow and blossom. Just as when we have the courage to plant the seeds of vocation in the hearts and minds of our young parishioners so God will help the seed to grow!  Let these flowers be a constant reminder to us of the need to pray for and encourage vocations in our parishes.

6th Sept. 2015 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

FullSizeRender Pope Francis said during the week “We need to reach out to those who have turned away from the practice of the faith, many of whom are in our own families and parish communities. How can we walk with them in a way that will help them to see once more the beauty of following Jesus?  We are called to step out from the doors  of the Church to bring Christ to all we meet.   This is our mission:  to be filled with Christ and to  bring Him to others.    Christ has no body now but ours. He has placed Himself in the position of a genuine dependence on His members.  We are His present-day means of action and expression.  Through us, He continues to lead His life on a far wider scale than He did long ago in Galilee, in word and deed.    Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during his 19th-27th Sept. visit.  He has asked us to pray for Him.

Preparing for First Holy Communion: on this Wed. 9th Sept. at 7.30pm There will be an Introductory Meeting and Registration of Children whose parents wish them to prepare and receive their First Holy Communion in May 2016.  The meeting will be held in the Church. and is for parents only.

Tues. 8th Sept. is the Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Kieran Bullman, Connolly Rd. Phyllis Kelleher, High St. &  Pauline O’Hara. South Douglas Rd. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families

Alzheimer. Society Saturday Club:  Sat 12th Sept  2 pm to 4 pm  Bessboro Day Care Centre Live music   Light Refreshments Provided

The Library is open next this weekend to return a book and get one  !!

Beginning Experience is a support programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process, and to discover for themselves that merely “existing” in life can be transformed into “living” a new life, though a different one.   Next weekend in Ennismore Retreat Centre, from Fri. 2nd Oct. to Sun. 4th Oct.  Details 0879886480

Parish Choir; We welcome back our Choir.  New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy  Phone 4964519 or any member of the Choir.

September  Diary
7th Sept
. Parish Assembly Meeting  Parish Centre 8pm
8th Sept. St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Meeting. Parish Centre 7 30pm
9th Sept. Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May in the Church at 7.30pm
17th Sept. Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass. Your support and  help will  be much appreciated.
24th Sept. Mass for the beginning of School Year for Bun Scoil Chriost Ri  in the Church at 11am.    Parents are welcome to attend.
27th Sept. Enrollment of Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion at 10am  Mass.
27th Sept.   Gougane Barra Sunday:   Mass will be celebrated at 2.30pm. by Bishop Buckley.  Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll, Parish Priest of Clonakilty, will preach the homily.

imagesMass of Thanksgiving:  on Saturday 10th Oct. the 6pm Mass will be offered for the Presentation Sisters  in Thanksgiving for their presence and involvement in Parish Life and Education over the years.  After the Mass there will be a gathering in the Nano Nagle Hall – which was the Hall of the Girls Primary School.

Parish Mini Mission: 17th – 21th October  with Fr. Michael Burgess  OFMCap.  More details later

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:  monthly meeting in Parish Centre on this Tues. 8th Sept at 7.30pm

Rose of Tralee   Elysha Brennan the 2015 Rose volunteered as a helper in the Hospital in Lourdes  in July,  looking after sick pilgrims.  She said “I have great faith and I wanted to give something back and to give thanks”.

 

30th August. 2015 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

Jesus_the_Teacher002Jesus’ message today is very simple and clear, though not always easy: Does my religious practices and lifestyle lead me to a greater concern for my family and neighbors?  Do it lead me to forgive my enemies, help me to be non-judgmental etc.  Does it, above all, help me to come to a deeper awareness that God is a loving Father and will give us the gifts we need to help us to be happy, free and at peace.

 

S .F. C. Replay this Sat. 29th August. Nemo v Douglas,  Pairc Ui Rinn @ 7.45 pm

Parents of First Holy Communion Children:  A meeting in Christ King Church on Wed. 9th Sept at 7.30pm.  for parents of the second class pupils of Bunscoil Chriost Ri who wish their children prepare to receive their First Holy Communion in May, 2016.

Parish Choir: will return next weekend.  New members are always welcome

The Sacrament of the Anointing after the 10.00 am Mass next Sat. 5th Sept.
First Friday:  On Thursday & Friday of this week Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy will visit the sick & the housebound at the usual times.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Phyllis Kelleher , High St., Theresa Curtin, Curragh Rd. & Kieran Bullman, Connolly Rd. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Positive psychology – mindfulness +relaxation classes ,commencing in Turners Cross Community Centre ,Curragh Road,(next to credit union)  on Monday 7th September from 7.30 to 9pm. Total cost 70euro for 6 week course. Contact Judy Phelan  at 085 7142944
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The Library will be open next weekend to return a book and get one  !!

23rd August 2015 – 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

lord+to+whom+shall+we+goLord, to whom shall we go.
This is the last in the series of five Sunday gospel readings from Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John, the bread of life discourse.  It is a sort of crunch time, the teaching is hard and many of Jesus’ followers ask how anybody could accept it.  They leave him, and Jesus turns to the apostles.  He does not say: “please stay,” but “do you want to go away too?” God invites us but does not force us to be disciples.  Peter’s answer lifts our hearts, as it lifted Jesus’ heart at the time:  “Lord, who shall we go to? You have the message of eternal life, and we believe; we know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

Annual Famine Commemoration this Sunday 23rd August at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Famine Plot at 3pm.  Lord Mayor Cllr. Chris O’Leary, will attend with Clergy and The Friendship Singers and their conductor Eddie Goggin, who will render appropriate music and hymns for the ceremony.

Marriage Support A second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 23rd/24th August for Diocesan Marriage Support services.

Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on this Wednesday 26th August at 7.00 pm at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock for all buried in the Cemetery. In case of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Mahon

Ennismore Retreat Centre:
Late applications are being taken for our Spiritual Accompaniment Course – to reach us by Friday 28th August 2015.
“Some Enchanted Evening” An evening of Musical Nourishment of Body and Soul (including High Tea) – Thursday 03rd Sept at 7pm – Cost €25.

16th August 2015 – 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

eucharist_fraction Eucharist
Jesus gives us Himself in Holy Communion and calls us to share his life and his mission to the world.  As we thank him from our hearts for so great a gift, he gives us a joy and a peace that the world cannot give.

 Mass in Remembrance on Wed. 26th August at 7pm at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.  In case of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Mahon.

Annual Famine Commemoration on Sunday 23rd August at St. Joseph’s Cemetery at 3pm.  Lord Mayor Cllr. Chris O’Leary will attend with Clergy and The Friendship Singers and their conductor Eddie Goggin.

Viatores Christi Information & Recruitment Session on overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission.  Saturday  22nd August at 10.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7; phone 01-868 9986 or info at ww.viatoreschristi.com <http://ww.viatoreschristi.com>

Marriage Support Second Collection at all Masses next weekend 22nd /23rd August for Diocesan Marriage Support services.

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Run Alpha: Alpha Ireland Conference on running Alpha and Youth Alpha Courses and Marriage and Parenting Courses. Saturday 22nd August 11.00 am to 4.00 pm at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney,

9th August 2015 – 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

Today’s Good News is that Jesus came to nourish us on all levels of life and he still comes to us, not just at Sunday Mass, but through the people and experiences of our daily life.  ‘Lord Jesus, may each one of us who claims to be a disciple of yours show to others that you still come to us through our love, concern, compassion, forgiveness and service of all people we meet”. Give us your Holy Spirit to help us to do this.

Assumption1Feast of the Assumption  15th August. – Holy Day of Obligation.-  Masses:  Vigil Friday at 6pm  & Saturday at 10am.   Devotions will take place at the Lee Road Shrine on the Saturday.    Mass will be celebrated at the Shrine at 7.30p.m. by Bishop John Buckley,
Fr. Billy O’Sullivan will preach the homily.

 

Mass in Remembrance  on  Wed. 26th August at 7  pm at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.  In case of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Mahon

 Death; We remember in our prayers Veronica (Ronnie) McCarthy, Friars Rd. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Senior Football Championship: Sun.9th Aug.  Nemo v Douglas in Pairc Ui Rinn @ 3.pm