September 3rd 2006 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mission Awareness
Every year on one weekend a missionary group speak at our Masses. Next weekend Bro. Brian Johnson who is a member of the Franciscan Brothers will speak at our Masses. Bro. Brian is living and working in Kenya. The Franciscan Brothers were founded in Galway in the early 1800’s to work with the rural poor in the West of Ireland. They have a mission in Kenya where they now live and work with the poor in the very interior of the country. They are working to eliminate poverty through education, sustainable agriculture and rural development.

We remember in our prayers Seán Minihan, 'Lisheen', Loreto Park, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

Talk at Turners Cross Church

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 5th 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.

A Thought: All Ireland Hurling Final Sunday
Sport is certainly a gift from God. It unites communities, it encourages participation especially among young people and it fosters relationships and friendships. Like any team, no one player does it on his/her own. They work together for the greater good. Similarly with each of us, if we work together and for each other then many things are possible.
Lord, thank you for the gift of sport. It has so many advantages, especially a unique ability to unite and build communities when fostered in the right way. May sport continue to be a positive influence in our world every day.

John Allen and Roy Keane
We send our good wishes to both these great sportsmen and managers this weekend. Early last July John invited Roy to talk to the Cork Hurling panel. Roy carried  the room for two hours so impressively in Páirc Uí Rinn that Friday night, it left no doubt Roy has the dressing room presence to be a success at Sunderland. Keane outlined everything from what motivated him, how he set and achieved goals, how he prepared and how they should stop focusing on three-in-a-row and think of five-in-a-row instead!!! We wish him well and hope he may get to Croke Park on Sunday.

To John Allen and all the team: We wish you the very best of luck on Sunday — 3 in a row will be great.

Cork Simon
Cork Simon Community is recruiting new members to its friends of Simon City fund raising committee. The aim of the committee is to run a number of fund raising events throughout  the year, such as pub quizzes, coffee mornings and supermarket bag packing.
Come along to an information evening at St. Nicholas House, Cove Street (behind the tax office on Sullivan’s Quay) on Wednesday 13th September at 6.30pm to find out more about the work of Cork Simon Community and the Friends of Cork City committee.
For more information please call Leona on (021) 4929 407 or Email

Basketball News
Fr. Matthew’s Basketball Club, based in Douglas and Ballyphehane provide basketball training and matches for children and teenagers under 18 years of age. The Club are resuming training for the 2006–2007 season at the following times and venues:
All Girls – Sunday 3rd September. from 10am to 12 noon in Ballyphehane Community Centre.
Boys – Saturday 2nd Sept. in Douglas Community School Gym
Cost of registration €40 (€30 for second child). A passport sized photo is required.
All players will need to register on Sat. 2nd OR Sun.3rd. Sept.
Enquiries: Contact Ger Gibboms head coach 087 6489134.

You can do it
‘Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.’
   — St. Francis of Assisi
Sometimes we aim for the impossible and get nowhere. What we need to do is to start from basics. Each day it is important to do what’s necessary. Then we can aim for what’s possible.
We may not get there today but having made a start on what’s possible means we are making mighty progress. With God on our side then the impossible is very much possible.
Lord, I must always remember that you are on my side.
Help me to do what is necessary and help me to do what I can do well.

"The Migraine Association of Ireland
is holding an Information day onmigraine on Sunday 10th September at 2pm in the Imperial Hotel Cork. The seminar features local and international experts including
Dr. Edward O'Sullivan, Director of the Migraine Clinic in Cork University Hospital. For more information, call the Migraine Association of Ireland's Helpline at
1850 200378 or see"