4th December 2016 – 2nd Sunday Advent

The Jesse Tree Symbols for the Second Sunday of Advent
The fourth symbol is an ornament depicting the tablets on which the ten commandments were written.
The fifth symbol is a trumpet, reminding us of the rams’ horn trumpets blown before the walls of Jericho when Joshua led the children of Israel to victory.
The sixth symbol is a shepherd’s crook reminding us of avid, the Shepherd King, and of Jesus, the Good Shepherd who laid down his life for his sheep.

images-1Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday next 8th  December is a Holy Day of obligation.  Vigil Mass on Wednesday at 6.00 pm, Masses on Thursday at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament: after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am on Wednesdays of Advent.

Morning Prayer on Fridays of Advent:  Morning Prayer of the Church (Lauds) after 10.00 am Mass on each Friday of Advent.

Trocaire-Final2Christmas gifts with a difference. Trocaire Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during the Sundays of December.   You can buy a gift and get the card to send or give to a friend.

Parish Christmas & Triduum Cards  will be available in the Parish Office after Masses from this weekend   The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 December.

Christ King Girls Secondary School is presenting A Christmas Celebration in aid of Marymount Hospice, Monday 5th December in the School Main Hall, at 7.30 p.m.. Tickets €10 Available daily at School Reception

Christmas In The Cathedral: Liam Lawton in concert Thursday 8th December at 8.00 pm.  Tickets €20 from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cathedral Presbytery 021 4304325, Cathedral Sacristy 021 4210717.

Giving Sunday: Next  Sunday 11th December is Giving Sunday – when Santa will help our local St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Our Santa’s Giving Tree is in place. This year instead of toys, we request non-perishable foods to help struggling families.  Any of the following items: tea, coffee, sugar, Tayto, chocolates, selection boxes, biscuits, soup, may be placed at the Tree in the Church (no toys).

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: The November Church Gate collection amounted to €1,510.  The Christmas collection will take place on the weekend of 10th & 11th December to coincide with the Society’s National Christmas appeal.  Your support will make a huge difference in helping local families in need this Christmas.  The Christmas Collection will allow the Society to assist local families in need with necessities such as food, fuel, clothing and toys.  Please be generous in supporting those who need a helping hand this Christmas. Thank you again for your generosity.  Best wishes for a very happy and healthy Christmas

Do this in Memory: meeting with the parent class representatives in Fr. Billy’s house on this Monday 5th Dec at 7.30pm. Next mass on Sunday 11th December, at 10.00 am.

Christmas Market in Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane on Sunday 4th December from 2pm to 6pm.  €2 per adult and no charge for children. Local crafts, confectionery, Santa, a lucky dip and much more.  All welcome,

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th  December 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

A NET Ministry Team will speak at our Masses this weekend. They are a group of 5 young adults volunteering for 9 months in Cork City with NET (National Evangelisation Teams), working to “encourage young people to embrace the life of the Church and love Jesus.”  They are working with the help of the Dominicans and the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Cork, in primary and secondary schools, helping run retreats and religion classes, and also run youth groups and have young adult hangouts, prayer and fellowship!  They will be organising “Nightfever” on December 10th at St Augustine’s with mass starting at 8.00 pm when they go out to the streets and invite people into the church to light a candle, and pray. Their Youth Group will be starting again on January 5th at St Columba’s Pastoral Centre, Douglas, on Thursday nights from 7:00-8:30pm (ages 11-15). Anyone interested in Youth Events or Young Adult Groups can contact them at: corknetteam@gmail.com or on Facebook pages: Cork City NET Team (young adults) and Access Hub Cork (youth).

Infant Jesus Sunday: families are invited to bring their crib figure of the Infant Jesus to Mass next Sunday (Gaudete Sunday) for blessing.   After the  blessing you are asked to take your figure home and gift wrap it so that on 25th December it is the first gift the family open for Christmas, then place it in your family crib.

Cork Youth Orchestra Magical Christmas Matinees
(Presenting “The Snowman,” Seo Linn performing) at the City Hall, Saturday 10th December.  Matinees at 12 noon & 2pm. Tickets from €10.

Santa Claus arriving at Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road (next to the Credit Union Office) on Saturday the 10th of December 2016.  Doors open at 11:30 am, all welcome. Refreshments, and fun assured.

 

27th November 2016 – 1st Sunday Advent

3785635_fd9c17d2Advent:  This weekend marks the beginning of the Church’s year and the beginning of the season of Advent as we prepare to welcome the Christ Child at Christmas.  We look forward to the celebration of God made man, of Emmanuel, God-with-us.
In this parish we begin with our “Advent Mini Retreat” on Wednesday evening in St Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel at 7.30 pm..  We pray that this evening of prayer and reflection will be a source of grace for all in the parish and indeed in the wider community.
Jesus tells us in today’s gospel to be alert, to be ready for his coming at a time we do not expect.  St Paul tells us that the Day of the Lord is near at hand, and we live as it were in the dawn of that day.  We are children of the day, of the light and not of darkness, and are called to live accordingly.  This is an opportune time for new beginnings as we prepare for Christmas and renew our commitment to a life of Christian service to others, a time to enter into the joy of the Lord.

Advent Mini Retreat: There will be an evening of Prayer & Reflection in the Chapel of St.Finbarr’s Hospital on Wednesday next 30th November at 7.30pm for Parishioners and all those all who serve and help in our Parish.  Fr. Mike Carroll, retired Pastor of St Theresa of Avila Parish, Auburn, California, and now living in Turner’s Cross, will guide us through the evening.

The Advent Wreath
There are five candles on the wreath, reminding us of the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas. Three are purple, one is pink and one white. The first is  a symbol of HOPE, the second of FAITH, the third candle is pink and is lit on “Gaudete Sunday” and is a symbol of JOY, the fourth candle is  a symbol of  PEACE and the fifth (white) candle symbolises CHRIST and is lit at Christmas as we welcome the Christ Child.

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The Jesse Tree Symbols for the First Sunday of Advent
The first symbol is a dove, recalling the peace and harmony of creation as God intended.
The second symbol is an apple, representing original sin. Christ is called the new Adam who ushered in a new creation, forgiving sin and restoring humanity to God’s grace.
The third symbol of the ark reminds us that although God was displeased with the wickedness of the men and women he had created, he also sees the best in us and renews his covenant with us through forgiveness and mercy.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament: after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am on Wednesdays of Advent.

Morning Prayer on Fridays of Advent:  Morning Prayer of the Church (Lauds) after 10.00 am Mass on each Friday of Advent.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 3rd December after the ten o’clock Mass.

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Christmas gifts with a difference. Trocaire Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during the Sundays of December.   You can buy a gift and get the card to send or give to a friend.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Kitty Spillane, Ard na Gaoithe, South Douglas Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Turners Cross Senior Citizen’s Party will be held in Nemo Rangers H&F Club on Sunday, December 4th at 3.00pm.  Please hand in names before Tuesday, November 29th

Parish Christmas & Triduum Cards  will be available in the Parish Office after Masses from next weekend   The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 Dec.

Ministers of the Word may collect their copy of the 2017 St Paul Sunday Missal from the sacristy. Many thanks.

Christ King Secondary School present A Christmas Celebration in the School Hall, Monday 5th December at 7.30 p.m. in aid of Marymount Hospice. Special guests, Sopranos Fiona O’Reilly, Eimear Collins, Sinead Ni Mhurchu and The Barrack Street Youth Band. Conductor: Shauna McCullough. Master of Ceremonies: Evelyn Grant.  Tickets €10 Available daily at School Reception

East Cork Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah in aid of Marymount Hospice at the Church Of The Real Presence, Curraheen, Sunday November 27th @ 8pm. Tickets from Pro Musica, Marymount Shop and at the door on the night.

Christmas In The Cathedral: Liam Lawton in concert Thursday 8th December at 8.00 pm.  Tickets €20 from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cathedral Presbytery 021 4304325, Cathedral Sacristy 021 4210717.

Christmas Market in Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane on Sunday 4th December from 2pm to 6pm.  A great family day out and all welcome. €2 per adult and no charge for children. Local crafts, confectionery, Santa, a lucky dip and much more.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Advent Retreat: Saturday 3rd Dec 10am to 4pm Sisters of Bon Secours Convent, College Road, Cork, with Fr Damian Polly OP. Donation only. Booking essential. Contact Anne-Marie Whelan at eavopost@gmail.com or 0872209994

Blarney GAA Christmas Craft Fair at the Blarney GAA Pavillion. On Saturday December 10th from 12.00 noon  to 6.00 pm. Entrance is free and all are welcome.

 

20th November 2016 – Feast of Christ The King

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   Feast of Christ The  KIng

Advent Mini Retreat: There will be an Evening of Prayer & Reflection in the Chapel of st. Finbarr’s Hospital on Wed.30th Nov. at 7.30pm. for Parishioners and all who serve and help in our Parish. Fr. Mick Carroll retired Pastor of St Theresa of Avila Parish, Auburm, California and now living in Turner’s Cross, will guide us through the evening.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Ann Walsh, St. Anns Pk.  Aoife Kiely, Greenhills Court and  Jeremiah (Sonny) Leonard, Loreto Park who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

East Cork Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah  in aid of Marymount Hospice at the Church Of The Real Presence, Curraheen,  on Sunday November 27th@8pm. Tickets from Pro Musica, Marymount Shop and at the door on the night.

Garda Mass: The Annual Mass for Deceased Staff Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at SMA Church, Wilton, at 7.30pm.

Christmas Wellness and Craft Fair in Aid of Cork Penny Dinners: Gresham Metropole Hotel on Sunday the 20th of November 12 till 6pm. Different kinds of treatments, stalls with Jewellery, Natural Hand creams, Nail art, hair styling and Beauty Products, Music and much more.  Admission €5.

Advent Prayers of the Faithful: Would secondary school students who would like to help with the prayers of the faithful at Sunday Masses in Advent please give their names to Fr Billy or call Sharon on 087 7940507. 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.

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

Christmas In The Cathedral: Liam Lawton in concert Thursday 8th December at 8.00 pm.  Tickets € 20 from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cathedral Presbytery 021 4304325, Cathedral Sacristy 021 4210717.

Christmas Market in Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane on Sunday 4th December from 2pm to 6pm.  A great family day out and all welcome. € 2 per adult and no charge for children. Local crafts, confectionery, Santa, a lucky dip and much more.

Turners Cross Senior Citizen’s Party will be held in Nemo Rangers H&F Club on Sunday, December 4th at 3.00pm.
Please hand in names before Tuesday, November 29th

 Christmas gifts with a difference. Trocaire Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during the Sundays of December.   You can buy a gift and get the card to send or give to a friend.

FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:

kath-and-qumen-aLearning about the Mass with Kath and Qumen

WHO DOES WHAT AT MASS (1)?

At every Mass you will notice that some people have different jobs. We call these jobs ‘ministries’. Let’s look at some of them:

THE PRIEST: At Mass the priest leads us and encourages us to play our part in the celebration. How does he do this? He:

•          Leads us in prayer

•          Invites us to listen to God’s word

•          Helps us to understand the Word of God in our daily lives through his homily

•          Takes our gifts, the bread and wine, offers them to God and prays that by the power of the Holy Spirit they will become the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

THE SERVERS: Servers are normally boys and girls who have received their First Communion. Their job is to help the priest.

 MINISTER OF THE WORD: We sometimes call this person the reader, the proper name is ‘Minister of the Word’. The readings come from the Bible. They are the Word of God and we hear God speaking to us through the voice of the Minister of the Word.

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