October 7th 2006 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Do This in Memory of Me"
This Sunday the children from our Parish Schools will be enrolled for their First Confession and First Holy Communion. We congratulate the children and their parents.

The new programme, Do This in Memory complements the school-based work and takes place outside the classroom in the context of the parish Sunday Mass. It is then continued in the home through the use of activities and resources for both parents/guardians and children. This highlights the importance of the Sunday Mass as a celebration where we are nourished by the Word and the Bread of Life, and are sent forth to live the Gospel. It also acknowledges the home as the most important and significant place, where the faith of our children is nourished and sustained.

As the families of the children preparing for First Holy Communion leave Mass today they will each receive a candle and a copy of “Grapevine”. This newsletter is designed to be used at home with your child and indeed with all the family. It is a very attractive and useful publication. The following are the dates of the Sunday Masses we will have with Children and Parents in the coming months: Mission Sunday 22nd Oct. Feast of Christ the King 26th Nov. Preparation for Christmas 17th Dec. Mass times: 10.30am.
A new copy of “Grapevine” will be given at each of these Masses.

We Pray Together
Loving God,
We call to mind the children who will prepare for
First Eucharist during the coming year
and all who care for them.
We ask your blessing on all of them
and on all of us gathered here.
May we always walk as children of the light
and be prepared to share that light
with those whom we meet.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society

The AGM of our Parish Branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in the Parish Centre on next Tuesday 10th Oct. Prior to the meeting Fr. Anthony O’Mahony, who was ordained to the priesthood in June, will celebrate Mass in the Church at 7.30pm. Fr. Anthony was recently appointed chaplain to Ballincollig Community School. All are welcome to attend.   
Our Parish Branch is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The members of the Branch are very grateful to the people of Turners Cross for their very generous support through the years and to the promoters and members for their diligent work for the Society. Members of the Society meet in the Parish Centre on the second Tuesday of every month and say the Rosary and the Prayer for Vocations every day before the 10am Mass.

On Sunday our Fr. Charlie travels to Sligo to represent the Diocese at the Annual National Conference on Vocations. The Promoters of our Parish Branch of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society collected €7,822.00 towards the education of priests at home and abroad in the past year. We say a sincere thank you to the promoters and those who contribute so generously.

Fr. Theobald Matthew and Venerable Matt Talbot
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the death of Fr. Matthew and the birth of Matt Talbot there will be a special Concelebrated Mass in Holy Trinity Church on this Sunday 8th Oct. at 2.30pm.
The chief Concelebrant is Bishop John Buckley. Turner's Cross Parish Choir will sing at the Mass. After the Mass there will be a procession to Fr. Matthew Statue, Patrick Street, led by the Band of The Southern Command, The Barrack Street Band, The Butter Exchange Band and The Carrigaline Pipe Band.

Cork Mended Hearts
Annual Thaksgiving and Remembrance Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Cork University Hospital on Wed. 11th Oct. at 7.30pm. Homily by Fr. James Good.
All are welcome.  Enquiries: 4961541.

We remember in our prayers Donal Kenneally, Heatherton who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

St. Aloysius School
The Principal and Staff of St. Aloysius School, St. Marie’s of the Isle, Cork, invite all interested third to sixth class pupils to visit the school on Open Night 2006 with their parents. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 18th October between 7.30 and 9.30 pm.
Phone 4316017. Website: www.st-als.com

C.U.H. Hospital Raido
CUH FM has changed to a new frequency and continues to bring a variety of specialised programming on the voluntary Cork University Hospital Station. It has moved from 107.8 fm to 102 fm. Religious services can be heard daily with Mass from the Hospital Chapel live at 8.30am & 12 noon. Rosary each evening at 7.30. Saturday Vigil Mass at 7.15pm. Church of Ireland service Sunday at 9.15am.

Important Dates 2007
28th March 2007    Parish Confirmations
12th May 2007    First Holy Communion Boys
19th May 2007    First Holy Communion Girls.