November 28th 2004 – 1st Sunday of Advent

As a circle begins and ends at the same point the liturgical year begins and ends at the final judgement. God is at the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega. All time belongs to him and all the ages. The Advent Wreath represents the circle of life’s journey from God as creator to God as final destiny. Evergreen leaves express the hope based on God’s everlasting love.
Three times we hear that the Son of Man is coming. Advent will focus on three stages of his coming. We look back to his historical coming at the first Christmas. We look forward to his final coming at the end of our earthly sojourn. We are called to be vigilant in prayer to the many ways that God communicates with us each day. Prayer is not so much talking to God as learning how to listen to God before talking.
Be vigilant, on the watch, attentive to God.

First Friday: December 3rd
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 9 am – 12.30 pm.

Monthly Mass for Pioneers
will take place on the First Friday Dec. 3rd at 7.30 pm in The Way of the Cross Church, Togher. A cup of tea will be served afterwardds.

We remember in our prayers Michael O’Mahony, St. Joseph’s, Derrynane Rd., Peg Sheehan, Tonyville, High St., Eileen Walsh, Doyle Rd. Catherine O’Sullivan, Farmers Cross and Noel (Michael) Jordan, Murphy's Gardens who died during the week, and we extend our sympathy to their families.

Hearing Loop
The whole Church is served by a hearing loop. Users should turn their hearing aid to the setting marked T.

Senior Citizens Party
Turners Cross Senior Citizens Party will be held in Nemo Rangers Club on Saturday Dec. 18 at 7.30 pm. Names to be given in to the Parish Office or Nemo during the week.

Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
Recital this Tues. 30th Nov. at 7.45 pm in Parish Centre.
Presenter: Dave Hallihan.

The Parents & Friends of Scoil Chríost Rí are holding a Tutored Wine Tasting Evening Thurs. 2 Dec. 8.30 pm. to raise funds for the refurbishment of the computer room.

Coláiste Chríost Rí Parents Council hold a fund raising Table Quiz in Nemo Rangers Thurs. 2 Dec. 8.30 pm.
Table of 4 €20. Proceeds to School Redevelopment Fund.

Christmas Concert
Wednesday 15th December 2004

Majella Cullagh, Soprano

Breffni Horgan, Tenor

also featuring The Garda Choir, The Wilcollane Singers
& The Cork School of Music Sinfonietta Orchestra
Tickets €20 on sale in Parish Office, Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St, Veritas Bookshop, Carey’s Lane.

Parish Christmas Card
There has been a big demand for the Parish Christmas Card and Christmas Triduum Mass Card  —  available in the Parish Office after Mass today and during the week.
The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 Dec.

Christmas Day Swim
in aid of the Restoration Fund
If there are people who would like to be part of the Swim — contact Fr. John or Fr. Kerry.
Sponsorship Cards available in the Parish Office after Mass today and during the week.

Santa to help St. Vincent de Paul Society
Santa, whose real name is St. Nicholas, is probably the best loved saint of children. His feast day is Dec. 6th. Next weekend he will be here with a basket of letters. In his letter he will tell us to prepare well for the Birthday of Jesus and will ask us to bring a specific item the following weekend 11/12 Dec. and place it in his basket. Santa will deliver your gifts to the members of St. Vincent de Paul who are always helping those in need. Don’t forget to collect your letter next weekend.

Comhar Creidmheasa Chríost Rí AGM
in Scoil Chríost Rí Monday 6 Dec. at 8pm. Each member is earnestly requested to attend. The election of 3 Directors and an Auditor will take place. Bring Passbook for identification.

Rehab Care Open Day & Craft Display
Brandon House, Dosco Industrial Estate South Douglas Rd. on Thursday Dec. 2nd 2 – 7 pm. Everyone welcome.

LOTTO DRAW Nov. 22nd
Numbers drawn:  4,  21,  25,  26.
€35 CASH
S. Delea,    P. O’Donovan,    J. Roche,  ‘Nora’
Turkey Vouchers    A. Cronin,  Din. Minie
Two turkey vouchers will be drawn each week from all Lotto tickets.
Last week’s net “take”      €2,538
Last week’s second Collection      €1,255
Anonymous Donation    €50   
Old Money still welcome. Box at back of Church.