September 2nd 2007 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September –  New beginnings
Throughout our lives there will always be something new to begin. Some through choice, some through force of circumstance. Beginning school, a new job; moving house; the death of loved ones; new year resolutions, Lenten undertakings, birthday promises. We still expect a lot of our beginnings – you might call it the triumph of hope over experience. No matter what the past has shown, we will not let go of the idea that this beginning will change us – for the better.

And there is surely a value in beginning afresh. A beginning is an assertion of our own identity and capability.  In beginning, we take our future in our own hands.  To begin afresh is an overwhelmingly positive and joyful event. It enables us to become, to be more ourselves, to grow into what we might be. Staying put, we, our message, and our communities, grow stale. We bury our talents in the ground.

To begin is a thrill; to hear anew the Lord's call, in a different way and a different setting. To begin is to rediscover ourselves, to define new strengths, to face new challenges that bring a fresh sense of fulfilment.

Bishop calls for funds to help victims of Peru earthquake
Bishop John Buckley is asking the people of the diocese to respond generously to a special collection to be taken in all the Churches of the Dioceses this weekend 1st/2nd Sept.  for the victims of the earthquake in Peru on Aug. 15th. Pope Benedict last week urged the Faithful to respond generously to the crisis. He asked the people to pray for the victims and to support any special collections which could help in alleviating the suffering of the people. Our Diocese and this Parish has a strong bond with the people of Peru through the many priests and nuns who worked there and through the generosity of the people of the diocese. Your generosity this weekend will be much appreciated.

Talk in Turner's Cross Church on Sept. 10th
Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP an  authority on the New Testament (especially St. Paul) and the Holy Land, will talk in Christ the King Church on Monday 10th Sept. at 8pm.  His topic will be: "The Story of Paul of Tharsus"
The letters of St. Paul have exercised a decisive influence on the life of the Church. Pope Benedict XVI has declared this "The Year of Paul" to mark the 2000th anniversary of his birth.   All are welcome.

Viatores Christi
Would you like to use your skills to help others?
Have you ever thought about volunteering in the developing world?
Viatores Christi is an Irish Catholic lay missionary association, founded in 1960, which recruits, trains and places people in areas of need overseas and at home. We currently have requests for volunteers for assignments in Africa, Asia, South America and Ireland.  We recruit people from all types of backgrounds and professions.
If you would you like to make a difference, why not take the next step and come to our information session in Cork on Tuesday 4th September 2007 at 7.30pm in SMA  Parish Centre, Wilton,

First Friday
The sick and the housebound will be visited at the usual times on Thursday & Friday.
There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 10am Mass until 1pm on Friday.

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.  To assist the Hotel bookings, intending pilgrims please give your name(s)  in the Sacristy.  Further details in later Bulletins.

An Invitation to Pray
An opportunity to grow in knowledge and love of Jesus. A simple way to do this is to prayerfully read the Gospel in faith.
Each Monday  at 10.30am,   beginning this Mon. 3rd Sept. a group of people will be doing just that with the Gospel for the following Sunday. Join us, for one hour in the Parish Centre in Turners Cross. You will be very welcome.

We are 50 Years a Parish this weekend
On 1st September 1957, Bishop Lucey set up Turner's Cross as a separate  Parish (up to then it was part of the South Parish) and appointed  as its first Parish Priest the same priest who had been it's first curate in 1931  Canon Timothy Cullinane.  Happy Golden Jubilee.

Parish Steering Group
There will be a meeting of the Group on this Wed. 5th Sept. at 8pm in Fr. Kerry's house.

We offer sincere and prayerful sympathy to the Families of Fr. Joe Murphy PP, Ballinhassig and Jenny Dalton, Greenhills Court, Lord grant them eternal peace and joy, and to their families & friends strength and comfort.

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

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa Tramore Rd.
Access to Education for the adult returner.
See notice at  back of Church.

Ven. Edel Quinn (Legion of Mary)
A Commemorative Mass to celebrate the Centenary of the birth of the Venerable Edel Quinn will be held in "Our Lady of Lourdes" Church, Ballinlough on Thursday 13th. September at 8 p.m.   Legion of Mary prayers and Reflections from Edel herself at 7.30 p.m.   
There will be an audio-visual display on Edel Quinn at Mahon Point Shopping Centre on Friday 14th. and Saturday 15th. September.
This year's National Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 30th. September will especially honour Edel and it is hoped that the Archbishop of Nairobi will attend. If you are interested in travelling please contact local legionaries or phone Barry Warren at 4364474.

"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, 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. 

Dates for your Diary in September
5th Sept.: meeting of Parish Steering Group
10th Sept.: Talk by Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
11th Sept.: Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May.
12th Sept.: Meeting with Team – planning Parish Mini Mission in Nov.
20th Sept.: Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice.
22/23rd Sept.: Information display of Parish Profile in The Church.
30th Sept.: Enrolment of First Holy Communion Children.