July 6th 2008 – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,445.  The Annual Peter's Pence Collection came to €2,365 – Thank you for your generosity.

Could You Be A Healer?
Are you suffering the pain of loss in your life?  Have you ever experienced the grief of death or separation of any kind?  Perhaps you know someone who is suffering at this time.  Getting assistance from trained people can lighten the burden and help us to find healing and growth. The Parish Assembly would like to get in touch with people who are prepared to undertake a training course with a view to setting up a Parish Bereavement Team comprised of people who have experienced and processed grief and loss in their own lives.  The course is held here in Cork City and entails one night a week for eight weeks.  Prior to selection for the course an information night will be arranged for those who are interested. If you would like to accompany others in their grief and are interested in this course, please leave your contact details in the sacristy in an envelope marked Parish Assembly Support Group.

St Joseph's Young Priests Society
MONTHLY MEETING: Tuesday, July 8th at 8pm in the Parish Centre.

We extend our prayers and sympathies to the families of: John O'Sullivan, Congress Rd. Philomena Hayes, Friars Rd. And Claire and David Broughall of Dingle & late of Greenhills Est who died tragically during the week. Lord grant them eternal peace and joy – and to their families and friends strength and hope.

We welcome to the Christian Community: William Sean Donegan, Tommy Jack Higgins and Rebecca Mary Murphy who were baptised recently.

Priesthood in Cork and Ross
If you are thinking about priesthood and have questions at this time Please feel free to contact at any time: Fr Bertie O'Mahony, (021-4371684), Fr Tom Deenihan (021-4301717) or Fr Charlie Kiely – Turner's Cross on 021-4313103.

Vocation Prayer
God of our lives
you are always calling us
to follow you into the future,
inviting us to new ventures, new challenges,
new ways to care, new ways to touch the hearts of all.
When we are fearful of the unknown, give us courage.
When we worry that we are not up to the task,
remind us that you would not call us if you did not believe in us.
Renew in us your call to serve.
May we have the courage to invite and
encourage others to reflect on Priesthood or Religious Life
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.