August 13th 2006 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus In My Life
This is the third Sunday in which we have John giving us an insight into what Christ means to us who follow him. A tragic misunderstanding has now developed with his hearers. His bread-of-life talk was going to get Jesus into trouble. The people would never be quite the same after this. And Jerusalem was waiting. He could now see a lot of people pulling away from him.
But he persisted. He shared the bread of men, women and children before indicating that he was the bread of life.
‘The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.’ It wasn’t easy for people then and it isn’t easy for us now either. But isn’t this precisely why we need to reflect on what Jesus can be in our lives?
He was trying to tell us that just as we need food to nourish our bodies, we need to draw his presence into our spiritual being. Otherwise we can become detached, leading to isolation and despair.
Jesus is the only centre around whom our life revolves. He is the life-giver for the Christian journey.
It is easy for us to relate to Jesus in the human stories but the bread of life story needs faith. In the religion of Jesus it is God who draws us towards his Son.
We pray today to deepen our faith in God and thank God for sending his Son.

Feast of the Assumption August 15th
Mass Times: Vigil Monday 14th Aug. 6pm. Tuesday 15th Aug.10am, 12 noon.

The Annual Devotions at Lee Road Shrine
The Holy Rosary Shrine on the Lee Road near Cork city will again be the venue for the annual devotions to mark the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady on August 15th.
This year is the 55th year in which the devotions in honour of Our Lady are held at the Lee Road.
Mass celebrated by Bishop John Buckley & Devotions are at 7.30p.m. on Tuesday August 15th – the Feast of the Assumption.
The homilist this year is Very Rev. Dean Denis O'Connor of Ballineaspaig Parish.
The organising committee invites those attending to assemble at Our Lady's Hospital Gate before 6.30p.m. and move along in groups reciting the rosary. The 15th decade will be recited at the Shrine itself.
Access by car is from the Leemount side (west) up to 7p.m.

We remember in out prayers Kay Kelly, Railway Place,  Jenny Lynch, St. Ann’s Park. and Iris Kenny, O’Connell Ave. who died during the week. We extend our sympathy to their families.  May they rest in peace.

Biblical Scholar returns to talk in Turner's Cross

Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, a Dominican priest born in Cork and a renowned authority on the New Testament and the Holy Land will continue his series of talks on the Life of Jesus in Christ  King Church, Turner's Cross, Cork on Tuesday 5rh Sept.
at 8pm.

His topic will be: "The Resurrection of Jesus"

Fr. Jerome has lived in Jerusalem for over 40 years and will be returning there shortly  to continue his work of teaching and writing, He is a frequent contributor to radio and television.
All are welcome.

Goat for Dinner
The young couple invited their elderly parish priest for Sunday dinner. While they were in the kitchen preparing the meal, the P.P. asked their son what they were having. "Goat," the little boy replied.
"Goat?" replied the startled P.P., "Are you sure about that?"
"Yep," said the youngster. "I heard Dad say to Mom, 'Today is just as good as any to have the old goat for dinner.'"