September 28th 2003 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Psalm
This psalm raises some pertinent questions. How can I detect all my errors?
What hidden faults have I? Does my presumption of goodness leave me blind to the faults that others might see clearly?
The law of God provides the light to penetrate the inner darkness. Where do we find this law? In the written word of scripture, in the teaching of the Spirit through the Church and in the voice of conscience. Today’s readings make the point that the power of the Spirit is not confined to any body of believers. The Spirit guides all people of upright intention.
The psalmist rejoices that God’s law revives the soul. It is a sure source of wisdom and holiness. It brings forth truth, justice and proper instruction.
Counselling can help me sort out the multiple layers of my experiences to find what I need to do. But it takes discernment to help me see what God wants me to do.
The precepts of the Lord gladden the heart.

This Saturday night we welcome
Fr. Liam Lawton & “Lorica”
to perform here in Concert at 8 pm.

* Monday 29 Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels:
a triple celebration of the glory of God.
* Tuesday 30 St. Jerome. He translated the Bible into Latin.
* Wednesday 1 October: St. Thérèse of Lisieux,
* Thursday 2 The Guardian Angels: honours the protecting angel every human being has.
* Friday 3 First Friday of October. (see below)
* Saturday 4 St. Francis of Assisi.

First Friday There will be exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 8 am Mass and after the
10 am Mass until 12.30 pm.

Q. Is i t true that the Holy Father has added five new mysteries to the Rosary?
A. The Rosary is a treasured way of meditating in Mary’s company on the mysteries of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pope John Paul II regrets the absence of the public ministry of Jesus from the traditional scenes, so he has suggested five‘ Mysteries of Light’ (prayed on Thursdays):
1. The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan;
2. The wedding at Cana;
3. The proclamation of the kingdom;
4. The Transfiguration;
5. The institution of the Eucharist.
We meditate on these mysteries so that we might obtain what they promise.

We welcome into the Christian Community:
Alan Michael O’Regan, Congress Road,
Emma Christine Thomason, Heatherton,
Rebecca Angela Sally O’Neill, Loreto Park.
who were baptised recently.

We remember in our prayers those who have died recently:
Patrick Corcery, Willow Court,
Jerry O’Neill, Sunville Terrace,
Mary Stevenson, Doyle Road,
Marie Moore, Glencarrig,
Paddy Murphy, late of Maiville Terrace,
and we extend our sympathy to their families.

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit Summerhill south, Windmill Road, and
Evergreen Road.
Fr. Kerry will visit O’Connell Crescent.

Lectio Divina Teacher visits Cork
Fr. Michel de Verteuil, the renowned Lectio Divina teacher from Trinidad, will be in Cork from October 13th to 16th 2003. He will conduct four sessions entitled “Deepening your Lectio Divina Practice” from Monday October 13th to Thursday October 16th each evening from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
The venue will be St. Aloysius School, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. For further details, please contact Sr. Elma Coakley, Tel. (021) 4811453.

Broadcast Mass
from Cork University Hospital 107.8 FM
Mon — Fri: 8.30 am, 12 noon
Sat.: 12 noon, 7.15 pm / Sun: 8.30 am.
Rosary each evening at 7.30 pm.

LOTTO DRAW Sept 22nd
Numbers drawn: 3, 15, 16, 25.
€35 CASH
M. Barry, H. Delea, P. Cremin, A. Heaphy
Last week’s net “take” €3,042
Last week’s second Collection €1,210
The Second Collection this weekend
is for the Education of Students for the Priesthood. Two students from our Diocese begin their studies this month.
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church.