August 28th 2005 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Students for the Priesthood
On this Saturday Aug. 27th, 19 first year seminarians commence their studies for the Priesthood in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. One of the new students for the Priesthood is for the Diocese of Cork & Ross.
The total number of seminarians in the College at the start of the academic year will be 75, compared to 63 last year. There will be a total of six people studying to be priests in Cork & Ross, including the most senior student, Rev. Anthony O’Mahony, who was ordained a deacon at Easter.
The first year student from Cork & Ross is from Cork City and is a graduate of UCC where he recently obtained a BCL degree (law). First year students begin their year at Maynooth with an introductory programme which lasts a few weeks. The rest of the seminarians return to the College at the end of September.

A Thought
'Wise sayings often fall on barren ground but a kind word is never thrown away.'   ~Arthur Helps
Negative and sharp words cut, wound and hurt.  These words are many and common today.  Sometimes they are said without even realizing it.  On the other hand kind words and especially those of encouragement give a great boost and do make a difference.
Lord, it can be easy to use the wrong words.
Help me to use more positive and kind words.
Many things get pushed to one side but never a kind word.
Help me to use such words throughout this week

Farewell Presentation to Fr. John O’Donovan
The farewell presentation to Fr. John will take place in Nemo Rangers Old Pavilion on Monday 5th September. Time: 8 pm.
If you would like to be part of this presentation you can give your contribution to your Dues area collector or hand in to the Priest’s House or Parish Office before Friday nest 2nd Sept.
The final Lotto Draw will take place in Nemo Pavilion on the night of the presentation to Fr. John.

Talk by Fr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor OP is cancelled
A talk scheduled for Christ the King Church, Turners Cross on Wednesday next August 31st by Fr. Jerome has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen sircumstances.

Viatores Christi
An information seminar will be held in Cork on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at the SMA Parish Centre, Wilton, Cork.
Viatores Christi is the only lay Catholic missionary association in Ireland. It recruits, trains and places people who are called to share their life and professional experiences with the poor and marginalised in areas of need in Africa, Asia, South America and some parts of the US, Canada and Europe.
The Association was founded in 1960 and to date has sent over 2,000 people on mission to 46 countries. At present, volunteers serve in 13 countries and the most recent member left for Southern Sudan in late July.
Volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions, usually serve overseas for two years and a training programme is provided by Viatores Christi. There is more information available from the website:

Weekday Morning Mass
The 8 am Morning Mass will not resume until November when a new priest will be appointed.
Mass as usual at 10 am.

Communion to the Sick
Fr. Kerry will be visiting the sick and housebound of Fr. John’s area on Thursday and Friday evening of this week. He will visit his own area at the usual times.

First Friday September  2nd.
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this First Friday after 10 am Mass until 12.30 pm.

Would you be interested in becoming a volunteer?
CURA, the organisation which caters for people with crisis pregnancy, is in the process of recruiting new volunteers for their service in Paul St., Cork. Tel. 021 4277544.
Information meetings will be held in Paul St. on Wedn. September 7th. Morning: 10.30 am. Evening:
7 pm.
You are invited along without any commitment. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

Good Luck Cork!
We wish the best of luck to the Cork Senior Football Team in the All Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Clune & Cork City Council
Invite you and your friends
to participate in Ireland’s biggest Coffee Morning in the Millennium Hall, City Hall
(entrance via Eglinton Street Foyer)
On Thursday 15th September 2005 from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm
All proceeds in aid of Marymount Hospice, Wellington Road, Cork.

Check out if you are interested in thoughts/reflections on the scripture readings for each Sunday 

LOTTO DRAW August 22nd.
Numbers drawn:  2,  6,  8,  16.
€35 CASH
D. Sisk,    P. Walsh,    B. Molloy,    Mrs. Kenny
Last week’s net “take”       €2,220
Last week’s second Collection       €1,160
Many thanks for supporting the Parish Lotto in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
The final Lotto Draw will be on Monday 5th Sept. 2005 in Nemo Rangers Pavilion.