October 26th 2008 – 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

God and Neighbour
This Sunday’s Gospel talks about the two great commandments, and states that they must not be separated. In practice, they are often separated. It is easy for us to make the same mistakes that the scribes and Pharisees made – to think that there is only one commandment, namely to love God. We can easily deceive ourselves. Our love for God can so easily be mere love of self. To love self is only to be loveless, and lovelessness cannot be kept hidden. A loveless life is essentially unhappy and can even be destructive.
While we might do all our religious duties, and do them in the name of religion and the love of God, we might forget the second commandment: that we are to love our neighbour as ourselves. Christ showed us how to live the total Gospel, that is, how to love God and our neighbour as well.

Feast of all Saints  1st Nov  (Day of obligation)
Friday 31st October –  Vigil Mass at 6pm
Sarurday 1st November – Masses 10am, 12noon
Vigil Mass for Sunday at 6pm

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,218
Mission Sunday Collection €4,070  Thank you for your generosity

Dates to note
2nd-10th Nov.  Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls daily Masses 10am & 6pm
2nd Nov. Prayers &  Blessing of Graves in St. Joseph’s at 2.30pm.
Times in other Cemeteries will be on Church Notice Board shortly
9th Nov. Remembrance Sunday all Masses this weekend will be offered for our Dead.

We extend our prayers and sympathy to the families of Teddy O’Leary & Phil Terry  who died recently.  Lord grant them eternal peace and joy and to families and friends strength and hope.

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.

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 by Sunday next 2nd Nov.

Invitation to Pray
Every Monday after the 10am Mass in The Parish Centre.

Novena for the Holy Souls

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on next Sun. 2nd Nov. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Please return them to box at Altar Rails.

Cake Sale
on  Sun. 9th Nov. in the Parish Centre after the Masses in aid of the St. Finbarr's Scout Hall Renovation Fund.   Please support

Blessing of Graves and Prayers in Cemeteries
Sunday 2nd Nov.   
St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney 3pm
Curraghkippane  3pm with Mass
St. James, Chetwynd  3.30pm
Saturday 8th Nov.
St. Oliver's 2pm with Mass
Sunday 9th Nov.
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm
Sunday 16th Nov.
St. Finbarr’s Wilton 3pm

Church Choir
The church choir is currently recruiting new members, both male and female.  If you have an interest in music, and would like to join the choir in singing at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday mornings, contact Paula Murphy on 087-7954256, or visit the gallery after Mass. It is hoped the new Organ costing €29,000 will be installed in the coming weeks.

Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
will meet in the Parish Centre on this Tues. 28th Oct. at 7.30pm. Presenter: Billy Collins. All are welcome.

Cork Methodist Church – Ardfallin Fair
Saturday, 8th November, Family Day.  Stalls: Books, Cakes, Country Produce, Brick A Brac, Household, Plants, etc. Snacks throughout the day.  Adm. Adults €2  Children: free.  All welcome.

Members of the Parish Assembly preparing for Remembrance Sunday will meet in Fr. Kerry’s House on Tues. 28th at 7pm

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Oiche Cheoil Amhranaiocht agus Rinnce in Nemo Rangers, Trabeg on Sat. 8th Nov. at 8.30pm  A great nights  assured – including the Wexford Mummers. Fear a Ti: Sean O’Shea

Meeting with Child Protection Representative
There will be a meeting with our Parish Child Protection Representative and Parish Groups on Wed. 29th Oct. at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre. It is important that all groups who use the Church and Parish Centre are represented.   Parish Policy on Parish website:    http://turnerscross.com/smf/index.php?topic=526.0