August 23rd 2009 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

National Heritage Week
Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Present
Lecture and Tour of Christ the King Church. In the Church.
Speaker: Aidan O’Shea
this Mon. 24th August at 8pm Admission Free. All welcome.

Talk in Turner's Cross

Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP will speak in Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross on Wednesday 9th Sept. at 8pm.
His topic will be “Learning the Scriptures"
Fr. Jerome has spent most of his life studying and teaching the Scriptures in Jerusalem.
and around the world.  All are very welcome.

See also..'Connor

We remember in our prayers Fr. Michael McCarthy Parish Priest of Crosshaven who died on 15th Aug.
May God reward him for his  42 years of service as a priest two of them were spent with us here in Turner’s Cross.

Mass of Remembrance in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock on  this Wed. 26th Aug at 7.15 pm Celebrant: Extra Parking in St. Michael's GAA grounds.

Viatores Christi (Travellers for Christ)
Bring your skills to the Developing World!
If you are interested, information meeting on Tues. 1st Sept. at 7.30pm in the SMA Parish Centre Wilton, Cork

Can you spare the time?
Pope Benedict has announced A Year for Priests. In response the Capuchins in Holy Trinity Church invite you to Holy Hour on Sundays at 7pm. Can you spare the time for silent adoration followed by rosary and benediction. Time to pray for your own needs and the needs of the Church at this time. All welcome.

Lourdes: Cork & Ross Weekend Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2009 2nd-4th Oct. See notice at back of Church.

2009 National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine
Sunday 13th September 2009
2.00pm – Anointing of the Sick with music and song  3.00pm – Pilgrimage Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration
Chief Celebrant – Cardinal Seán Brady Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland
Guest Singers
Fr. Liam Lawton & Dana
Choral Singing
Mayo School of Music Youth Choir,
Cill Aodáin Choral Society &
Our Lady’s Choir, Castlebar
Children’s Prayer Appeal
Invitation to all Grandchildren to write a prayer for their Grandparents. All prayers will be blessed at the pilgrimage.
Background to Pilgrimage
Catherine Wiley, the chief organiser, explains the background to the pilgrimage as follows –
I got the idea for the pilgrimage when I started to realise just how important a part grandmothers and grandfathers play in so many families. They are baby-sitters when parents are so busy with their working lives, and they also have a unique relationship with their grandchildren.
Many Grandparents today are struggling with the effects of divorced, separated, second union, or single parent families on their children and their children’s children. I have ten Grandchildren and I know the special relationship that exists between grandparents and grandchildren. Grandparents are there from the birth of the child, they are ever-present and they enjoy the trust of their grandchildren from a very young age.
Many grandparents may feel they are taken for granted, and my pilgrimage sought to put that right, and also to honour grandparents for the part they play in helping to pass the Catholic faith from generation to generation.