March 8th 2009 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

The Transfiguration
‘Jesus took with him Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light.’  This piece from Mark's gospel is often called 'the transfiguration'.  Right throughout the Gospel stories Jesus himself transfigured people, the broken, the wounded and those lost by the wayside.  He touched in on the deepest parts of people and transfigured them by the power of God's love. How can this story apply to us?  If we understand the story as all about some form of change then we are presented with opportunities each day for us to changed and be touched by the power of God's love. God's love can penetrate the deepest of darkness. No story is hopeless or lost especially ours.  The invitation this Lent is to be open to the power of God's love in our lives.
Weekday Masses during Lent 10am & 6pm
Family Fast Boxes
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes are available at the back of the Church.
Parish Bereavement Support Group will meet in the Presentation Convent, Evergreen Rd on Mon. 16th March 7.30pm.
Offertory Collection last week €2,588  many thanks for your generosity.
The Alzheimer Society
Carers Support Meeting, 11th March in The Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock from 3p.m to 4.30pm 
We welcome into the Christian Community:  Jessica Carmel McCarthy and Adam Christian O’Sullivan  who were baptised recently
Mothers Day: Sunday 22nd of March.   That day there will be a special Mass for all our Mothers living or deceased at 12 noon. Special cards are available in the Sacristy after Mass and in the Parish Office next weekend
Easter Triduum Cards will also be available.
Parish Assembly: Will meet in the  Parish Centre this Mon. 9th March at 8pm.
We remember in our prayers  Betty O'Regan, Derrynane Rd., Agnes O’Sullivan, Doyle Rd. and Mary McGovern, Fr. Matthew Rd who died recently.  We extend our sincerest sympathies and prayers to their families.
There will be a special Mass and Service of Light for those preparing for Confirmation and their Parents in Christ the King Church on Tues. 10th March at 7.30pm.    Confirmation Day is on the  25th March.
Over 60's Talent Competition
Contestants are being sought for the Turners Cross heat of the over 60's which will be held on 26th March. If you would like to take part, please contact 087-6973206
Summer Scheme, Turner’s Cross /South Parish A.G.M.
Mon. 9th March  8.15pm  Community Centre, Sawmill St.  The scheme ha been a great success for over 30 years, due to great support from parents and friends. To ensure another fantastic year, your attendance is essential.
The Bishop’s Commissions:  This second collection to be taken up this weekend helps fund the work of the Irish Bishops Conference and its agencies and commissions.  These include Emigrants, Justice & Peace, Communications, CURA, etc.
Catholic Papers on sale at the back of the Church. The excellent series of articles on St. Paul by Fr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor continues in The Irish Catholic.
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Monthly meeting on Tues.10th March in Parish centre after the 10am Mass
World famous Monica Brown will be in Christ the King, Turners Cross on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm   Monica will be singing the songs, hymns and mantras that have accompanied so many on their journey….. Sharing the stories behind the songs that have touched so many hearts.  A concert for all whose hearts know the Sacred in music and song – not to be missed.
Spring Dues
We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Spring Dues in the Sacristy after Masses next weekend 15/16th March
Thinking of becoming a Priest ?.
Talking, listening, discussing, praying and reflecting will help you explore whether you want to fan the flame… It is still your decision
Information Day about becoming a priest in Cork & Ross is on Sat. March 28th at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte. 11 am – 5 pm, with lunch included. There is no charge. People who hope to attend are asked to contact:   Fr. Tom Deenihan:  021 4301717 ,  Fr Bertie O’Mahony: 021 4371684 or Fr Charlie Kiely:  021-4313103
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Frankfield/Grange Parish Mission.
8th-14th March, conducted by The Redemptorist Team, full details on Our Parish Noticeboard