August 30th 2009 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

New beginnings
Back to school after the Summer holidays. For some children and their parents  it will be a very exciting day as they begin school for the first time. For others they will make the transition to secondary school and began a whole new journey there. Traffic will get back to its normal crazy levels again particularly in the morning. For nearly everyone it is good to be back to a routine again. Routine allows us to be comfortable with what we have to do and what we like to do. Stress levels rise when the list of things we have to do becomes unmanageable. As we begin our journey through this month of September we ask God's blessings on all of us. We ask God to help us with our daily routine. We pray that we will get through all those necessary things we have to do and also to help us find the time for those things that we enjoy as well. Throughout our lives there will always be new beginnings.

First Friday.
Next Friday 4th Sept – Fr. Kerry and Fr. Charlie will visit the sick and housebound at their usual times on Thursday and Friday.  (Should you like a visit from one of the priests please let them know.)

Talk in Turner’s Cross
Fr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor OP will speak in Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross on Wed. 9th Sept. at 8pm. His topic will be “Learning the Scriptures"   All are very welcome
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Gala Concert in Ss. Peter & Paul’s  to mark it’s 150 Anniversary.
of the opening of the Church on Sat. 26th Sept. – Joe Corbett Baritone, Mary Hegarty Soprano, Breffnie Horgan Tenor, Cork Male Voice Choir & Kinsale Choral Group.  Tickets are available in our Sacristy €15.     Please support.

Parish Choir: We welcome back our Choir this weekend.  New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy  Phone 4964519 or any member of the Choir.

"Do this in Memory"  Programme  2009 – 2010
Visit our Parish Website for details

Dates for your  September Diary
7th Sept. Meeting to Plan Christmas Carol Service in Parish Centre 7pm
9th Sept Talk in Church By Fr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor OP  8pm
14th Sept. Parish Assembly Meeting  Parish Centre 8pm
15th Sept. Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May in Church 7.30pm
17th Sept. Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass
22th Sept,: Mass for the beginning of School Year for the Girls & Boys Primary Schools  in the Church at 10.30am.    Parents are welcome to attend.
27th Sept. Enrollment of Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion at 10.30am  Mass.
27th Sept. Priesthood Sunday

Baptisns:  We welcome into the Christian Community – Martyna Szybowicz, Kevin Hickey, Andrew Hurley, Samuel Fleming, Clodagh Sheehan, Niamh Bermingham, Nia O’Kane, Ryan McCarthy-Collins and Phelim Hanley who were baptised recently.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Canon Liam O'Mahony, retired parish Priest of Murragh also Frank Cotter, Christine O’Mahony, James O’Shea. Rosarie Fuller, Catherine Condon, Bernard Maher, Madge Ramsey, Donncadha O’Flynn, Charlie Hamill, John O’Riordan, John Birmingham, Peg Murphy, Leo Murphy, Irene McGee, Nellie Kelleher Fr. Michael McCarthy all who died recently. May they rest in peace.

Adore is a program that aims to strengthen the conviction of young adults towards the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary through the practice of Eucharistic Communion and Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the meditation of the Holy Rosary. For three days, young adults will be drawn to the sacred for spiritual renewal and guidance in the morals and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Who: Young Adults (18-35)
What: Adore Eucharistic Youth Conference
Where: Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork.  When: Sept. 11-13th, 2009      
Click this link for more and for the registration form.  

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
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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.

International Eucharistic Congress Dublin, June, 2012
Know Your Catholic Faith
In preparation for the International Eucharist Congress, a series of studies on the:
Catechism of the Catholic Church   will  be  held  the  SMA Parish Centre, Wilton.
Introduction: Tues. 8th Sep. 2009 from  7.30.p.m. to 9.30.p.m.
Spiritual Director: Fr. Tomás Walsh, SMA

Study Theology from Home
The Dominicans are offering a theology programme specifically for lay people, offered by distance learning.  This means that one can study for a certificate, diploma or degree in theology, and even more importantly, become more educated in the Faith, all from the comfort of home.
For further information, please contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Tel: 01-4048124/7 or       Email:
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