November 16th 2008 – 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

It is by living that we discover our talents, and it is by using them that they grow. Sooner or later the harvest time comes for everyone. Then the question arises: ‘What have I done with my talents. Christ’s parable today is a positive one. After all, two of the three servants heard those encouraging words: ‘Well done!’ To all who are doing their best to live good lives, the Lord, through the voice of the liturgy, speaks those self-same words – Well done – It is up to each of us to ask ourselves if they are being said to me. Let my prayer this Sunday  be – that I use to the full the talents, gifts and graces that God has given me and try to enrich my our own live and the lives of others.

Marriage Care Collection
The Diocesan Annual Collection for marriage care services will be taken up at all Masses next weekend Nov. 22nd/23rd. The Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, Paul St., worked with 808 couples in 2007 in the area of marriage preparation and 1047 couples or individuals have been seen for counselling.
Your support in this collection will be appreciated and will enable the organisation to continue the excellent service they provide to married couples and those preparing for marriage.

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,846  Thank you for your generosity

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

Afternoon of Prayer
You are invited to join with St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society for an afternoon of Prayer on this Sun 16th Nov. at Ballinlough Church to pray for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary and Prayers of Intercession from 1pm-5pm, Everyone Welcome

Prayers and Blessing of Graves
Sunday 16th Nov.
St. Finbarr’s Wilton 3pm

Nemo Rangers
The 6pm Mass on next Sat. 22nd Nov. will be offered for all the living and deceased members of Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Club

Christ King Girls' Secondary School
The Annual Mass for the Deceased Staff and Students will be celebrated in the School Library on this Mon. 17th Nov. at 7.30pm.  Light refreshments served afterwards.   All are welcome.

Holy Land
A number of people have been enquiring about a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next Autumn direct from Cork. If there is sufficient interest a pilgrimage is possible. Give your name in the Sacristy if you are interested.

Choirs and Music
This weekend we welcome The Choir of St. Mary’s Pope’s Quay who will be singing at the 12 noon Mass. Our Parish Choir will be singing in St. Mary’s.  The newly formed Southern Gospel Choir are singing at the 6pm Vigil Mass this evening and will be singing regularly at our weekend  Masses. We welcome them.
The New Organ was put in place during the week at the cost of €29,350 may it give many years of service.  A Raffle for a Super Christmas Hamper is being organised to help defray the cost of the Organ.

Parish Christmas Cards & Triduum Cards
Will be available in the Parish Office  after the  Masses this weekend and during the coming weekdays for a short while after the 10am Mass,

We remember in our prayers Anne Kiely (Fr. Charlie's mother), Brian Heaphy Jr. and Nora O’Flaherty who died recently and extend our sympathy to his family.

Turner’s Cross Day Care Centre
Urgently requires voluntary drivers for approx. one hour per week. Contact Kathleen 4323435

Parish Baptismal Team
A meeting of the team will be held in the Parish Centre on Thurs. 20th Nov. at 7pm

“Do this in Memory”
Meeting of Parent Class Representatives on this Mon. 17th Nov. at 7.30pm in Fr. Kerry's House. to prepare for the “Do this in Memory” Mass next Sunday 23rd Nov. at 10.30pm

Feast of Christ The King
Next weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, there will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 10am Mass next Saturday until before the vigil Mass at 6pm. The Lord said “Can you watch one hour with me”

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.

Tramore Athletic F.C.
Our  congratulations to Tramore Athletic who are celebrating the 60th  Anniversary  of their Club this weekend.  The Club founded in 1948 has served the community well.

Cork Institute of Technology Open Day
Saturday 22nd November 2008 10am-4pm Bishopstown Campus
All welcome.

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane
Tuesday 25th November 2008
At 11.00a.m. Book Club Meeting. New members always welcome.
At 3.00p.m. Gramophone Recital presented by Jim Ahern. Admission free and all are welcome.
At 6.30p.m. Cúpla Focal Eile Group. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.

Priest in the Diocese of Cork & Ross.
Thinking of Priesthood? For information about being a priest in Cork & Ross, please contact:
Rev. Fr. Bertie O’Mahony,P.P. Carrigaline. 021-4371684
Rev. Dr. Tom Deenihan, 021-4301717
Rev. Fr. Charles Kiely, C.C. Turners Cross. 021-4313103

Christmas House
Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton.
Official Opening on Thursday, 20th November, at 7.30.p.m. by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Brian Bermingham with a special performance by the Cork Tenors.
Opening Hours
Thursday, 20th November.         7.30.p.m. to 10.p.m.
Friday, 21st November.              10.a.m. to 9.p.m.
Saturday, 22nd November         10.a.m. to 6.p.m.
Sunday, 23rd November.           10.a.m. to 6.p.m.
Flower Demo with Jill O’Keeffe on Sunday, 23rd at 4.p.m.
Admission €10 (includes mulled wine and festive mince pies)
Brú Columbanus provides free accommodation to the relatives of patients in Cork Hospitals & Hospice.  They rely on donations and fundraising to cover the running of the house.  For further details please contact Anne-Maria at 021-4345754

A Thought
Take time to laugh
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think
It is the source of power.
Take time to play
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray
It s the greatest power on earth