November 18th – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Choosing our Parish Assembly Members
Next weekend will be an important and special time in the life of our Parish. Each Parishioner is invited to nominate up to three Parishioners aged 18 and over to become a member.  Nominators should be over 18. If you would like to offer your time and talents to the Assembly, please nominate yourself. You do not need to ask the person you wish to nominate, the members of the Steering Group organising the nominations will do this.  The assembly will have 20-25 members.  The parish clergy will automatically be included in the assembly.

What kinds of people made the best Assembly members?
Anyone who cares about our Parish and its future.
Anyone who is willing to listen to the views and needs of others.
Anyone who has ideas as to how we might create a vibrant, welcoming community in our Parish.
Anyone who is willing to commit his or her time, talents and energy to the formation process and up to 3 years of membership.
Anyone who is willing to work closely and creatively with others.

The Nomination Process
The successful nominees will be invited to join and become a member of our first Parish Assembly. What the Assembly is all about is explained on the Nomination Form.

Nomination forms will be delivered to each home during the week  and will also be available in the Church. The completed form should be placed  in the  nomination boxes in the Church  before or after Mass on Sat 24th/ Sunday 25th November.  or postal nominations may be posted to the The Presbytery, Turners Cross Cork  to arrive no later than the weekend of 24/25th November. 

World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims
This Sunday 18th Nov. is World Remembrance Day for road traffic victims. Countless lives have been lost on roads because of an excess of speed and carelessness. Words can't describe the heartache and pain for so many families who won't have a loved one this Christmas because they died in a car crash.
As we pray and remember all those who have died on our roads, it is good to remember that speed is best left in the hands of world rally drivers. The message for all of us this weekend and indeed every day is to travel safely.

The Annual Mass for the Deceased Staff and Students of Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, South Douglas Rd. will be celebrated in the School on this Mon. 19th Nov. at 7.30pm.  Light refreshments served afterwards.   All are welcome.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
will meet this Tues. 20th Nov. after the 10am Mass in the Parish Centre

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Wednesday 21st Nov. We wish the Presentation Brothers and Sisters a very happy Feast Day.

New Altar Servers
The second practice for the new Altar Servers  will take place in the Church on Friday  next 23rd Nov. at 2.30pm

Knights of St. Columbanus
Faith  Development  Programme   The First talk will be given by Rev. Dr James Good on Wednesday, 21st November. Topic: “The Eucharist – to feed us on our way.” will take place in Bru Columbanus, Wilton at 8pm

Preparation for First Holy Communion We welcome children who are preparing for First Holy Communion and their parents to the 2nd Mass in the “Do This in Memory Programme”  this Sunday

Marriage Care Collection
The Diocesan Annual Collection for marriage care services will be taken up at all Masses this weekend Nov. 17th/18th. The Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, Paul St., worked with 778 couples in 2006 in the area of marriage preparation and 823 couples or individuals have been seen for counselling.
Your support in this collection will be appreciated to enable the organisation to continue the excellent service they provide to married couples and those preparing for marriage.

Parish Mini-Mission
It was great to see the big attendance at the Mission. Our thanks to all who were part of it – The Steering Group who were the organisers, Lillian who played the organ, the various groups in the Parish, Jack our Sacristan. and most important  our thanks to Fr. Dan and Henrietta who gave of their all, it was a most uplifting and memorable few days.

The Diocese of Cork & Ross will rejoice with the O’Sullivan Family next Saturday 24th Nov. when Billy O’Sullivan will be ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Buckley in Carrigaline Church. Our prayers and good wishes go to Billy as he prepares for Ordination and to serve in the Dioceses of Cork & Ross.

Parish Steering Group
will meet in the Parish centre on this Monday 19th Nov. at 8pm

Munster Club Senior Football S/Final next Sunday Nov. 25th  Nemo Ranger v Ballylanders at Kilmallock
The 6pm Mass on Sat. next 24th Nov. will be offered for all the living and deceased members of Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club

Turners Cross Community Association AGM
The AGM of the Turners Cross Community Association will be held on Wednesday 21st November in the Community Centre at 8pm. An updated report of planned activities will also be given on the night.
All are Welcome

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Terence McSwiney Branch)
“Presents Ceiliuradh An Da Chonntae”
“Corcaigh agus Portlairge”
Musicians, Singers & Dancers from both Counties
Special Guests: Ann Muhqueen Singer, Jim Barry Storyteller
Fear A Tighe: Sean O’Shea
Venue; Nemo Rangers, Trabeg,  Fri. 23rd Nov. at 8.30pm  €10
Phone 4506918  /  4961410

Parish Christmas Cards & Triduum Cards
Will be available in the Parish Office  during the coming weeks.
The office will be open after 10am Mass until 12noon

We welcome to our Christian Family  –  Conor Clehane, Oscar McGinn,  Harry Kavanagh & Jamie Dunlea. Congratulations to the Parents and Godparents. May they be the best of teachers in the ways  of faith and may the flame of faith always be alive in these childrens’ hearts. 

We remember in our prayers Mae Murphy 'Ferndale', Mt. Plesant Rd. and Denis O’Mahony, High St. who died recently and extend our sympathy to their families.