September 21st 2008 – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Annual Collection for the Education of  our Seminarians
will take place at all Masses this weekend 20th/21st Sept.  There are seven men in training for the priesthood, one of whom is a deacon. This year, four students commenced studies in Maynooth for the Diocese. This is our largest intake for many years.  We thank the Lord for this blessing and we thank the men concerned for their generosity in responding to God’s call. The students range in age from 20 to 40 years and come from a wide range of academic and employment experiences; two have post-graduate degrees.  The Bishop asks us to pray  for vocations at  Mass every day.

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,368 – Thank you for your generosity.

Dates for your Diary in September
22nd Sept.:  Baptismal Team Groups from 6 Parishes meet in our Parish Centre at 8pm
28th Sept.: Enrolment of First Holy Communion Children at 10.30am Mass.  The first of the “Do this in Memory” Masses for this year.
28th Sept.: Priesthood Sunday
28th Sept.: The annual pilgrimage to Gougane Barra and the ancient monastic site associated with St. Finbarr. The concelebrated Mass is at 2.30 pm in the Oratory. Bishop John Buckley will be principal celebrant.

Parenting Course
A course will begin in our Parish Centre, Turner’s Cross on this Thursday 25th Sept. 7.30pm-9.30pm. The programme is being organised by the Parish Assembly. The trained facilitator will be from the Family Centre Paul St.  It will last 8 week. What is it about ?  Week 1. What is your child looking for. 2. Responsible Parenting.
3. Encouraging. 4 Listening 5. Communicating.
6. Disciplining children. 7 Talking things out together.
8. Bringing it all together.
Parents who have been part of this course have found it very helpful and informative.  Give your name to Fr. Kerry or Fr. Charlie.  Parish Mobile:  087-2610276

NAOMI – Pre- marriage Courses
Vacancies for the following dates:
November 15th
December 6th
Time 10am-5pm
Information also on Natural Family planning
Contact NAOMI 119, Patrick St. (Entrance Drawbridge St.)
Phone 4272213. Mon-Fri.  9.30 – 1pm

We extend our prayers and sympathy to the families of Maureen Hennebry, Capwell Rd.,  Ann Lynch,  Derrynane Rd., Lena Tyner  O’Growney Cres. and Ellen Westwood, late of Friar’s Rd. who died recently.  Lord grant them eternal peace and joy – and to their families and friends strength and hope.

and good wisher to Mary Keane and John Culhane on their appointments as principles in Christ King Girls Secondary School and Colaiste Chriost Ri. and  to Lena O’Shea who recently received a Bardic Award from Comhaltas Ceol Toiri Eireann in appreciation for her promotion over the past 50 years of Traditional Singing, Music and Dancing.

Coffee Morning
The organisers of the Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice sincerely thank all who supported the Coffee Morning last Thursday. The great sum of €1,650 was raised for The Hospice in Wellington Rd.    Many thanks.

Important Dates 2009
Ash Wednesday : 25th Feb. 2009
Parish Confirmations: Wed. 25th March 2009
Easter Sunday: 12th April 2009
First Holy Communion  Boys:  Sat. 9th May 2009
First Holy Communion Girls:  Sat. 16th May 2009

to the Cork Comogie Team on their great win in the All Ireland Final last Sunday.

Do this in Memory”
The Parent Representatives of the four First Holy Communion Class will meet in Fr. Kerry’s house on this Mon. 22nd.  at 7.30pm.

Ministers of the Word
can collect their Rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy after Mass.

Papal Nuncio to make first visit to diocese for special Mass at Cathedral
The first visit to our Diocese since his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland (the Pope’s Representative) will be made to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Cathedral.
His Excellency, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, will be a special guest at the Mass to mark the Cathedral's bicentenary which will be celebrated on Sept. 25th at 7.30pm.  All Parishes will be represented at the Mass, our Parish will be represented by the Chairman and Secretary of the Parish Assembly.

The Beginning Experience
17th/19th October 2008 in Ennismore Retreat Centre,
This is a residential weekend specially designed to help
participants deal with their grief in a group situation
following the death, separation or divorce of a spouse. It is from 7pm on Fri. to approximately 4pm on Sunday.
Participants must be at least 12 months widowed, separated
or divorced to avail of this weekend, and to have reached a
point of desiring a new beginning.
Details on Notice Board at back of Church or Phone
Family Ministry, 34 Paul St.    Tel. 021-4275136

NAOMI – Pre- marriage Courses
Vacancies for the following dates:
November 15th
December 6th
Time 10am-5pm
Information also on Natural Family planning
Contact NAOMI 119, Patrick St. (Entrance Drawbridge St.)
Phone 4272213. Mon-Fri.  9.30 – 1pm

St. Dominic's Retreat Centre, Montenotte
Bookings –  Phone – 4502520
Mid – Week Meditation  5 Wednesdays commencing Oct. 8
7.30p.m.- 8.30pm.  Donation €5.00
Stress Release and Healing: Saturday Oct. 11 – 10.30 – 4.30
Cost €30.00 – including light lunch.
Facilitator : Martina Lehane-Sheehan