19th August 2007 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Gospel takes us aback. The Prince of Peace has come to bring the fire and division to the earth. But the message of truth and life, the message of his Father’s love, can provoke opposition and rejection. Living as the community of his followers can demand courage.
Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defence of a just cause. "The LORD is my strength and my song" (Ps 118, 14). "In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (Jn. 16:33). (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Parish  Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 11th – 16th June, 2008.
We plan to have a Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes next June, The 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions. Early booking is essential as very large  number of Pilgrims are anticipated.  To assist the Hotel bookings, intending pilgrims please give your name(s)  in the Sacristy.  Further details in later Bulletins.

We offer sincere and prayerful sympathy to the Family of Breda Dullea, Lois Na Greine, South Douglas Rd. Lord grant her eternal peace and joy, and to her family & friends strength and comfort.

Ministers of the Eucharist
can collect their rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy after Mass

“Are you Listening”?
Discover the truth at Mount Mellary Abbey Youth 2000 retreat, Fri. 7th- Sun. 9th September.  Weekend retreat full of fun, laughter, craic and prayer for young people aged 16-35 years. Donation only!  All welcome! Bring sleeping bag an an open heart. Information & booking log on to www.youth2000.ie  or contact Mike 087- 2677214, Theresa 086-6061479 .

The Coping Programme
A gentle introduction to grief  – “The Beginning Experience”
It is a healing ministry for those who have lost a spouse through Death, Separation or Divorce.  A trained team who are themselves Widowed or Separated will facilitate this Support Group.
The next seven-week Programme is starting on Wed 10th Oct. at 7.30pm in Mardyke House, Cork.  Contact Kathleen at Family Ministry 021-4275136

“Run To Remember” in the
Women’s Mini Marathon  23rd September 2007
This year, to celebrate 25 years of caring,
why not join the A Team & raise funds for 
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Cork Services
For your free Tee-Shirt and Sponsorship Card, please call the Society  021-4972504   Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro,  Blackrock.

Badminton Club.
Are you interested in joining a FRIENDLY NON-COMPETITIVE
Badminton Club? If so why not join us. Mon. and Wed. nights in Christ King Girls Secondary School Sports Hall. Beginners and experienced players are welcome.  Come to the sports hall at 9pm on Mon. or Wed. at 9pm  information contact John Dunleavy 4895337, Marian Leong 4362139.  starting 3rd Sept. 

Catholic Papers:
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EWTN – Catholic Television & Radio.
EWTN Television is now available at Channel 815 for those who have Chorus.
EWTN Television is on SKY EPG 769 while AM/FM Radio is on SKY EPG 0147.