October 6th 2002 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Emigrant Sunday
Emigration has traditionally been seen in a negative light, and it is important to be aware of Irish people living abroad who may be experiencing loneliness and deprivation. We can help them by keeping in touch. There is also a positive side, which is that we now have connections with people all over the world.
The other side of the coin, of course, is immigration, and it should be natural for us to have sympathy with people who have come to this country for the same reasons for which Irish people emigrated in the past. In an Ireland grown selfish and materialistic, the Church may be the only body reminding people of this.
Tell members of your family living abroad of the Parish Website: www.turnerscross.com. They can log on and get the Parish news. The site is updated every weekend.

Advance Notice
There will be a Parish Christmas Card again this year — more information shortly.

The Vineyard
Visit this vine and protect it . . .
Whenever I pray this psalm about God’s vineyard, my thoughts are for the Church. I grew up in a church proud of its great calling and holy saints: very fruitful in vocations and spreading its branches in vigorous mission.
How things have changed! Our walls of confidence are broken down, we are ravaged by scandals and devoured by hostile critics. Our age profile is alarming and our missionary outreach bled dry.
Yet we believe it is God’s Church, planted by his hand and nourished by his grace. So, we call on God to visit us once more, to protect and renew us:
Let your face shine on us
and we shall be saved.
On our part we repent of our sins and promise we will never forsake you again.
Our help is in the name of the Lord. And the way forward is in the contemplation of Jesus Christ, the human face of God.
In aid of the Church Restoration Fund

City of Cork Male Voice Choir
Rowland Gregory Orpheus Singers Choir from Australia
Fiona O’Reilly   (soprano)
David Watkin-Holmes  (tenor)
Cork Barrack Street Band
Christ the King Church Wednesday October 16th, 8 pm
Tickets  €12 available from the Parish Office (weekend & weekdays) and from Pro Musica (weekdays).
Sponsored by O’Shea Builders

We remember in our prayers our late Bishop Michael Murphy who died on 7th Oct. 1996, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Three in a Row !!
Our good wishes to Nemo Rangers who play Bishopstown this Sunday evening in Páirc Uí Caoimh at 4.15 pm
Come out and support our team

LOTTO DRAW Sept. 30th
Numbers Drawn:  7,  14,  25,  26.
€35 CASH
B. Collins,  C. Connolly,  E. O’Connor,  B. Noonan
Promoters Prize:    Sheila Golden
Concert Tickets Winners:    Helen O’Leary, Phil Barry
Last week’s net “take”       €3,164
Last week’s second Collection       €1,185

Old Money if still out there can be changed in aid of the Restoration Fund. Box at the back of the Church.

The Lotto Draw will take place on Monday 7th October at 7.30 pm sharp in the Parish Centre.
The Lotto results appear each week on the Parish Website  www.turnerscross.com