The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.
Forgiveness of our sins is the ultimate proof of Gods love. In Jesus Christ we see the triumph of goodness over evil, of love over sin.
The instinct of fallen nature is towards resentment and anger . . . foul things, according to Ecclesiasticus. Todays Gospel makes the point that the forgiveness we receive from God is something we must pass on to others. Our Catechism reads: This outpouring of mercy cannot penetrate our hearts as long as we have not forgiven those who have trespassed against us.
People are encouraged to visit the memory of past hurts. But staying in the past brings no healing, Constant picking at the scars reverses the process. With the grace of the Holy Spirit we can reach a higher plane where the wrongs of others are seen in a different light.
Peter asked: How often should I forgive? As many as seven times? Jesus said to him, Not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
The Parish Office is now open
Located off the Porch at the back of the Church
Monday Friday 9 am 5 pm
Mass Cards, Get Well Mass Bouquet Cards
Weekly Shared Mass Cards available from Office
The Shared Mass will be every Friday at 10 am
Office Phone no. 4968198
We remember in our prayers:
* Br. Bartholomew Browne, Maiville
* Kathleen OSullivan, Sunview
* Tim Sheehan, late of Capwell Avenue
who died recently, and extend our sympathy to their families
in aid of the Hospice at Marymount, on this Thursday after the 10 am Mass. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
LOTTO DRAW September 9th.
Numbers drawn: 10, 21, 24, 25.
Giltinan, T. Moynihan, N. Kelleher, P. Green
THIS WEEKS JACKPOT : €1975
Last weeks net take €3,133
Last weeks second Collection €1,081
Anonymous Donations: €400, €50
Our thanks to all who have sponsored furnishings. Eight seats are still available: €400.
The Lotto Draw will take place on Monday 16th September at 7.30 pm sharp in the Parish Centre.
The Lotto results appear each week on the Parish Website www.turnerscross.com
With a Song in my Heart
City of Cork Male Voice Choir
Rowland Gregory Orpheus Singers Choir from Australia
Fiona OReilly (soprano)
David Watkin-Holmes (tenor)
Cork Barrack Street Band
Christ the King Church Wednesday October 16th 8 pm sharp
Tickets €12, available in the Parish Office this weekend
Sponsored by OShea Builders
Our lives revolve around time. Frequently we say: Have you time to listen to me? What time is the meeting at? I havent time to talk to you now. The following reflection contains food for thought.
Take time to live It is what life is for;
Take time for justice It is the beginning of peace;
Take time to look afresh It will fill you with surprise;
Take time to search It is the secret of perpetual youth;
Take time to laugh It is music to the soul;
Take time to pray It is the greatest power on earth;
Take time for solitude It revives the spirit;
Take time with the earth It speaks of harmony & balance;
Take time at home It renews the heart;
Take time to sow It gives perspective on life;
Take time to reap It brings gratitude;
Take time to heal It is full of hope;
Take time to love It is the reason for living.