October 28th 2007 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Feast of all Saints  1st Nov  (Day of obligation)
Wednesday 31st October –  Vigil Mass at 6pm
Thursday  1st November – Masses 10am, 12noon & 6pm

Remembering The Holy Ones
During the coming week, we celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls.
We remember the saints who have been canonised by the church and those whose names are not widely known. Saints are not perfect people; they have their faults and weaknesses, their struggles and difficulties. Even the canonised ones have been known to be difficult to live with!! Yet the saints are people of integrity who had a central focus at the core of their lives: the love of God.
So as we celebrate the feast it is a time to remember all those whose lives were focused on God and on sharing God’s love, those whose goodness has inspired us and drawn us to God. We are reminded of Jesus’ words:
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under a basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to God…”
November is traditionally a time for lighting candles and remembering our loved ones who have died. We give thanks for them and recall how each one brought a touch of God’s light into the world. We remember their loving deeds and rejoice in their faithfulness. As we thank God for their witness and inspiration, let us renew our desire to live lives that reflect God’s love.

Remembrance Weekend 3rd & 4th November
At all our Masses next weekend we as a Community will have an opportunity to come together to remember all our loves ones, especially those who have died since November last year and to support one another in our loss. Family members are invited to light a light in memory of their loved ones and place it on the altar rail before Mass. Lights will be available at the back of the Church at all the Masses.

Prayers and Blessing of Graves
will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Rd. next Sunday 4th Nov. at 2.30pm. Bring a small container to take some of the water blessed at the ceremony to bless your family grave.
Times of Prayers & Blessings at other Cemeteries next Sunday
Douglas Cemetery 3.00pm. St. Michael’s Cemetery  3.00pm   St. James’ Cemetery,  Chetwynd, – 3.00pm.  St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Road  3.00pm

Indulgence for the Holy Souls
You can gain an indulgence for the Holy Souls from 1st to 8th November by visiting a cemetery and saying the Our Father, Hail Mary and a prayer for the Pope’s intentions.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses
The Novena of Masses for your Dead begins on Fri 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov. Masses each weekday of the Novena at 10am & 6pm. Extra Mass on Fri 2nd Nov. at 9.30am. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered in the Novena are available at the back of the Church and may be returned to the Box at the Altar Rails.

We welcome into the Christian Community Baby Oscar Oisin McGinn who was baptised recently at Christ the King Church.

We extend our sympathies and prayers to the family of Michael Coghlan, Palaceanne whose funeral took place during the past week.  May he rest in eternal peace.

First Friday
Fr. Charlie and Fr. Kerry will visit the sick and the housebound on Thursday & Friday of this week .
There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Friday after 10am Mass until 1pm.

Winter Time
Clocks go back one hours tonight (Saturday).

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.

County Final

The very best of luck to Nemo our Parish team who play  Ilen Rovers in the County Senior Football Final on this Sunday 28th Oct. in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. at 3.15pm
What a record – 15 Senior County titles, 13 Munster crowns and 7 All-Irelands
since 1972

Important Dates
2nd Nov. Holy Souls Novena begins
3/4th Nov. Remembrance Weekend
11th Nov. Mini Mission begins
24/25th Nov. Nominations for Parish Assembly

Turners Cross Community Association
Turners Cross Community Association would like to thank all who attended the open meeting which was held recently. The attendance was very encouraging. Ideas about possible uses for the centre were submitted from those who attended the meeting. The next step is to put these ideas in place. Anybody interested in helping to set up groups, courses, social clubs, etc. is encouraged to attend the next meeting of the community association. This will be held on Thursday 1st November at 8pm in the Community Centre. All are most welcome to attend, regardless of how much or little time you can give. For further info contact Emmet O Halloran on (087)7855241 or Alan Kennedy on (087) 6973206

Cork South Parish Historical Society
Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 7th November @ 8pm full details on Church Noticeboard.

Church Choir
New Members are invited to join our Church Choir.  If you are interested please contact: Michael on 087-2816771 or Paula on 087-7954256. or feel free to call up to the Choir after Mass for further details. All are welcome.

Your Help Needed
We would appreciate your help in distributing Invitation Leaflets to the homes of the parish in relation to our forthcoming Parish Mini Mission.  Your help will be greatly appreciated. Please leave your details at the Sacristy, The Parish Steering Group, or the priests of the parish. Many thanks in advance.

Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
will meet in the Parish Centre on this Tues. 30th Oct. at 7.30pm. Presenter: Jo. Casey. All are welcome.

Cork Methodist Church – Ardfallin Fair
Saturday, 10th November, framily.  Stalls: Books, Cakes, Country Produce,
Household, Plants, etc. Snacks throughout the day.
Adm. Adults €2  Children: free.  All welcome.

St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Restoration Fund.
  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.