November 9th 2003 – Remembrance Sunday

Our Masses this weekend, especially the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday, are times for reflection and prayer when we remember the previous times spent with our loved ones. It is an opportunity to recall the good days and the difficult days when we shared our hopes, dreams and our actions together. This weekend is also an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family and friendship.
Thank you for taking the time to come to share our Masses this weekend.

Handel’s Messiah
100 Voice Choir & Orchestra: in the Church in aid of the Restoration Fund, on sat. 29th Nov. at 8 pm.
Tickets €15 on sale After Mass today and in the Parish Office during the week.

Parish Christmas Card
Parish Christmas Card and Christmas Triduum Mass Cards are available in the Parish Office. Card on display on Notice Board at the back of the Church.

We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Autumn Dues in the Sacristy after Mass today.

Parish Mission
By now all homes in the Parish will have received the Leaflet with details of the Mission which begins next weekend. (Our thanks to those who delivered the Leaflets & Calendars to each home). Please ray for the success of the Mission. We have written to all the contemplative communities in the Country asking their prayers

Mission Prayer
God our loving Father
who made us your children in baptism
pour out on us afresh the gifts of your Holy Spirit.
Open our ears to hear your Word,
open our hearts to hear you in prayer,
that we may receive with ever deeper faith the Bread of Life.
Strengthened through these gifts
make us signs of your presence to the world of today.
Father, hear our humble prayer
|through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We remember in our prayers those who died recently:
Eily Connolly, Fr. Matthew Road,
Ann Hinchion, Glenview Cottages,
Eileen O’Donovan, Douglas,
Bridie O'Neill, Fr. Matthew Rd
and we extend our sympathy to their families.

We welcome into the Christian Community:
Heather Emily Morrison, who was baptised recently.

Our congratulations and good wishes to
Mark Maher, Curragh Rd & Elaine Weldon, Cathedral Rd, on the occasion of their marriage.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting in the Parish Centre on Tues, 11th Nov. after the 10 am Mass. Please note change of time.

Ballyphehane Pilgrimage to Fatima:
26 May — 2 June 2004. Cost €735. Meeting in Parish Centre Wed. Nov. 12th after 9.30 am Mass. Tel. 4966997.

O’Connell Court/Oakdeane House Annual Bazaar
Sunday 16th Nov. at O’Connell Court, Windmill Road, 2.30 pm — 6 pm.

Parish Visitation
Fr. Kerry will visit Beaufort Park & Hollyville.

I.C.A Guild
Richard Henchion (Author of “The Lord of the Finest Drop”)
will be guest speaker at the I.C.A. Guild on Nov. 13th.
Subject: “History of Townland of Ballyphehane”.
Venue: Turners Cross Parish Centre at 8.15 pm.

LOTTO DRAW Nov. 3rd.
Numbers drawn: 5, 8, 23, 25.
€35 CASH
E. O’Regan, M. Newman, M. Russell, P. Desmond
Last week’s net “take” €2,946
Last week’s second Collection €1,342
Anonymous Donations: €200, €20, €1,000
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church.

Everyone loves to be remembered,
But if we want to be remembered
We have a duty also to remember.
Memory is a powerful thing:
Wrongly used it can bring death rather than life.
It keeps the past alive.
Those we remember never die.
They continue to walk and talk with us.
Their influence is still felt among us.
There is nothing stronger or more helpful
than a good remembrance.
Dear departed friends, we wan you to know
that we haven’t forgotten you.
We remember you and your memory
most definitely brings life to us today.
May it also assure us of life for you,
that eternal life Christ came on earth to give us.