November 13th 2005 – Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday
Our Masses this weekend 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.Watching the memorial service recently in St. Paul’s on TV for the victims of the London bombings last July, I realised that those who survived, those who lost their beloved and the traumatised were being as remembered as those who died. The same will be the case in our Masses this Remembrance Weekend. It 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.

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
There is nothing stronger or more helpful
than a good remembrance.
Dear departed friends, we want 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.

In the rising of the sun and its going down…………………. We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter…..  We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer…  We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn..We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends………………We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength……………. We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart………………………… We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share ……………………We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live
for they are part of us ………………………………………….We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful we still know…God remembers them

Sunday Evening Mass
From the 1st Sunday of Advent 27th Nov. there will be Mass every Sunday in The Church of the Way of the Cross, Togher at 6.30 pm.

Church Restoration & Grounds Fund
Anonymous Donation:    €100

Feast of Christ the King
To mark the Feast of Christ the King next weekend and the end of the Year of The Eucharist there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 10 am Mass on Sat. 19th Nov. until before the Vigil Mass at 6 pm.

Handel’s Messiah
East Cork Coral Society with Seafield Singers, Dublin
on Sat. 26th Nov. 2005 at 8 pm
in Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
in aid of the Church Restoration Fund
Soloists: Deirdre Moynihan, Breffni Horgan, Pauline Frizelle, Jeffery Ledwidge
Conductor: Colin Nicholls
East Cork Orchestra: Leader Phillipa Lees
Tickets €15 from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St., Veritas, Parish Office, Choir Members.

Parish Christmas Card
Parish Christmas Card and Christmas Triduum Mass Cards are available in the Parish Office after Mass and during the week.

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

Marriage Care Collection
The Diocesan Annual Collection for marriage care services will be taken up at all Masses next weekend Nov. 19/20. The Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, Paul St. worked with 800 couples in 2004 in the area of marriage preparation and 828 couples or individuals have been seen for counselling.
Your support in this collection is essential to enable the organisation to continue the excellent service they provide to married couples and those preparing for marriage.

Nemo Rangers
The best of Luck to Nemo who play in the Munster Club Championship against Ardfinnan at 2.30 pm in Ardfinnan.

South Presetation Convent, Douglas Street
has been selected to participate in a European project to highlight the rich heritage of monasteries across Europe. “South Pres.” as it affectionately known in Cork, is located in Douglas Street and is the founding monastery of the Presentation Sisters associated with Nano Nagle. The “Converting Sacred Spaces” project seeks to raise awareness of the spiritual and cultural contribution of Religious to society. Visitors from across Europe will visit the exhibition and the Sisters are extending a special invitation to Cork people to visit during the multi-media exhebition. The exhibition runs from 17th Nov. 2005 to 8th Jan. 2006 and is open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am — 4 pm at the Old Boys Primary School, Evergreen Street, Cork.

A Thought
‘Winners never quit and quitters never win.’  —  Vince Lombardi
It is easy to quit and easy to throw the towel in when the pressure is on. It is an easy option and always attractive.
But we can lose out on so much by taking the easier option.
We have much to gain by not quitting. This will require courage and sometimes a brave step on our part.
Lord, it is so easy to quit.
As you walked the road to Calvary, you could have quitted at least three times but you kept going.
During this day I may need your help to keep me going.
I may need you to help me not to quit.
    Fr. James Mc Sweeney