October 14th 2007 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday. Christians are invited to support the work of missionaries as they reflect God’s love on the five continents.  People are asked to give generously to the Propagation of the Faith Collection next weekend – which will be sent in its entirety to a Young Church.
The Society for the Propagation of the Faith was founded in 1822 by a French laywoman Pauline Jaricot.  She wished to help not only French missions and missionaries but all missions and missionaries, especially the poorest.
In 1922, it became the primary organisation of the Church for supporting the activity of missionaries.  Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday in 1926 and ordered that it be observed in all churches and oratories throughout the world as a day of prayer and material support for mission activity.
It was Pauline who drew up the basic plan of the Society. It is one of prayer, offering of suffering and making financial contribution for the spread of the Faith.  Missionaries need your help in their mission to reflect God’s love.

Parish Steering Group
Meeting in the Parish Centre Monday 15th October at 8pm.
This weekend we welcome Con Leddy, John Ryan, Lorna Downey and Maggie Egan from the Glanmire Parish Assembly and who will address us this weekend. 

Church Choir
We invite parishioners to join our Church Choir.  If you are interested please contact: Michael on 087-2816771 or Paula on 087-7954256.

Altar Servers
If you are in third class or above and not in our Parish Schools and would like to be an altar server in Christ the King Church, you can collect your application form in the Sacristy. Current Altar Servers are invited to renew their commitment for the year ahead.  All completed forms are to be returned this Sunday 14th October.

Ministers of The Word & The Eucharist.
New Rotas are now available from the sacristy.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses

The Novena of Masses for your Dead begins on 2nd November.  Envelopes are available at the back of the Church for the lists of your Dead. They should be returned to the box at the Altar Rails.

Time Out

The Presentation Brothers are inviting men who are trying to figure out God’s plan for their lives to a weekend of reflection and information at Mount St. Joseph’s in Cork on Saturday 20th October 11am to Sunday October 21st at 2pm.  Accommodation and meals provided.  Further details and information form Brother Andrew Hickey on 01-2300824.

Community Centre Open Meeting

Turners Cross Community Association will be holding a public meeting on Thursday 18th of October at 8pm. The meeting will take place in the new Community Centre on Curragh Road. This will be a chance for the public to view the new facility. An Open Forum will be held at the meeting, allowing members of the public to voice their opinions on the running of the New Community Centre.
All are Welcome.

Discernment Saturdays for those interested in Priesthood & Religious Life.
We invite you to join with others and take time out to reflect on what is important to you in life.  Venue: Cork City, Dates: 20th October & 17th November, Time: 10.45pm to 3pm.  Further information 087-9391669.

Invitation to Pray

Every Monday at 10.30am in The Parish Centre.

Mass Cards
Mass Cards are available from the sacristy any morning after the 10am Mass, also if you wish to include an intention for the weekly 10am Shared Mass on Fridays this is also available.

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

Festival of Peoples:
Sunday the 21st of October will be the occasion when theDiocese remembers that Christ has called us from every tribe and tongue and peoples and nations‚ Rev 7:9.  You are invited to attend this Diocesan event during which Bishop Buckley will lead a special Multicultural Liturgy that celebrates the gift of diversity and the richness that different cultures bring to the Church.  Mass will take place in Holy Cross Church Mahon at 12.15pm.  This will be followed by a social event in Mahon Community Centre celebrating the food, music and cultures of the many ethnic groups who now make up our community. 

Variety Concert
In aid of St Columban’s Missions held in the City Hall on Sunday October 21st . Full details on the Church Notice Board or by contacting 021-4272694.

St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Restoration Fund.

GALA CONCERT ~ featuring Mary Hegarty accompanied by Eleanor Malone with The Cork Airport Singers.  On Thursday, November 1st at 8pm in St Michael‚s Church, Blackrock.  Tickets: €25 Concessions €20.  Tickets available from Pro Musica Telephone 4271659 or Parish Church, Credit Union and local shops in Blackrock, or from Mahon Point S.C.

Important Parish Dates

November 2nd * Novena for the Holy Souls Begins
November 11th to 14th * Parish Mini Mission
November 25th * Feast of Christ the King. 
* Nomination Sunday.