October 24th 2004 – Mission Sunday

Proclaim the Message
“Mission Sunday is important in the life of the Church. Mission cannot be left to a group of ‘specialists’. It is a matter for all Christians, dioceses, parishes, Church institutions and associations . . . to pray for and encourage offerings for the missions” (Pope John Paul). Please be as generous as possible in the Mission Collection to be taken up this weekend.
On this Mission Sunday the Children will lead us in reflection and prayer for the Missions. They will also be part of a special offertory procession. They will ask us to join in this pledge of care —
Leader A: Will you try to pray each day for the suffering children of our world?
All: I will try.
Leader B: Will you try to be ready to help those in need?
All: I will try.
Leader A: Will you try to proclaim the message of love by your words and actions?
All: I will try.
All together: Lord Jesus, you love all children. We want to show our love for you by doing all we can to help all children to come to know and love you. We promise to share our prayers, love and good things with others here and around the world. Look kindly on missionaries. Fill their hearts with perseverance and courage so that they may continue the work of the Apostles in our world today. Amen.

The Message
Newspapers, TV and Radio are cluttered with messages from the ‘guaranteed’ health cure to the ‘best’ beauty product to the ‘safest’ car. Text messaging on the mobile is ever growing.
Millions of messages, but for Luke and Paul there is THE message: “The Son of God came on earth, suffered, died and rose again so that every human would have the possibility of eternal life”  through ‘conversion and forgiveness of sins in the name of Christ.’
In a world often without light, this message must be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. How can they hear unless a missionary proclaims the message by word or witness?
Young Churches are now producing many missionary vocations but lack the financial resources to support them. The Church in Ireland can help. Every offering on Mission Sunday  goes entirely to a missionary Church.
There are many ways of being the Good Samaritan (Mission Sunday Poster). One way is caring for those hungry for God, by personal involvement in proclaiming the message.

Liam Lawton Concert in Turners Cross Church
A priest who has gained international reputation as a composer of inspirational music and song will perform in the Church of Christ the King, Turners Cross, Cork, on Friday next Oct. 29th at 8 pm.
A native of Co. Kildare and a priest of Kildare & Laughlin Diocese, Liam Lawton is responsible for the emergence in recent years of a new style of music for use in church, school and home.
A special night is in store for all. Many remember his sell-out concert last year. One reviewer has said that “Liam Lawton’s lyrics are inspired and poetic, yet the spirit-filled melodies are what stir the soul.”
Tickets for the Concert are €20 and are on sale in the Parish Office, Veritas, Carey’s Lane and Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St.
The Concert is in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
Parking will be available in Girls & Boys Primary Schools, Evergreen Rd. Parking in Church grounds for invalids only.

Liam Lawton

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on 2nd November and continues until 10th Nov.
Box for envelopes and the list of your Dead is at the altar rails.

Congratulations to Nemo Rangers on winning the U21 County Title, beating O’Donovan Rossa. The Intermediate Footballers meet Carbery Rangers in the County Final on Sun. 7th Nov.

Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
Recital on this Wed. 27th Oct. at 7.45 pm in the Parish Centre.
Presenter: Paddy Murphy (Blarney).

Tramore Athletic FC
FAI Cup Final. Best of luck to our former schoolboy player Mark Clifford, a valuable member of Waterford Utd. panel for this weekend’s Final v Longford Town at Lansdown Road.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Coiste Co. Chorcaí
Oiche Cheoil, Amhráin is Rince
Bishopstown GAA Club Saturday 6th Nov. 8.30 pm
Celebration of Cork’s Fleadh Cheoil & Oireachtas Winners.  Fear a’ Tí: Seán Ó Sé.

Spiritual Life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Guest Speaker : Joe Heffernan.
Wednesday 3rd Nov. after 10 am Mass at Ballinlough Pastoral Centre (next to Church). Everyone welcome.

We remember in our prayers
Jerry Collins, late of Hollyville, who died recently, and we extend our sympathy to his family.

Christmas Cards
A Parish Christmas Card and Christmas Triduum Cards are available in the Parish Office.

Do you Sing? — Just a Little!
Come & join our Parish Choir in Rehearsal for  up-coming Concert with Cara O'Sullivan. Vacancies in all lines.
Rehearsal in Primary Girls School
Ladies Thursdays 7.30 — 8.30. Gents 8.30 — 9.30.
Full Choir Saturday morning 11 am — 12 noon.
Believe me, you will enjoy it!
Give a ring —  4964519. Michael Murphy, Conductor.

Because of the Bank Holiday no 8 am Mass this Monday.

LOTTO DRAW Oct. 18th
Numbers drawn:  1,  4,  7,  18.
Winner of €6,200 Jackpot:  S. Wolfe
€35 CASH
C. Dennehy,  M. McCarthy,  M. O’Shea,  R. Creech
Last week’s net “take”       €2,817
Last week’s second Collection       €1,205
Anonymous Donation:    €50
Because of the Bank Holiday this week’s Lotto Draw will take place on Tues. 26th Oct. at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.   
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.