September 13th 2009 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday evening around Ten Thousand people, young and old will gather at Knock Shrine for the  Third National Grandparents Pilgrimage.  Grandparents hold a very important role within family life.  Pope Benedict XVI supports and encourages the important role of Grandparents in our present culture, and sees an important responsibility in their role as communicating values and morality that continue to be relevant to all generations. The organizer and indeed brain child of this great gathering is Catherine Wiley. Catherine is a native of Mayo, a Mother and Grandmother who passionately believes the important and necessary role, of the Christian family in the modern world. 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. Mrs. Wiley, a grandmother of 10 children said: “Many Grandparents may feel that they are taken for granted, this gathering at Knock seeks to put this right, and also to honor them for their role in helping to pass on the Catholic faith from “generation to generation,”. Grandparents are a strength, a treasure, and vitally important to the well being happiness of  society as a whole.  Children unconditionally love and value the very unique relationship that comes from a grandparent. May the good Lord bless all our Grandparents alive and those who have gone before us. (Pope Benedicts prayer for Grandparents see below)

The Parish Assembly
Will meet on this Monday 14th Sept. in the Parish Centre at 8pm

Prayer for Grandparents
Lord Jesus,
you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents protect them!
They are a source of enrichment for
families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them!  As they grow older,
may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardians of noble domestic ideals,
living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits
of their mature human and spiritual experience.

What is a Grandparent – a child’s idea – written by 8 year olds
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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.

Charity Concert in aid of Presentation Sisters Mission in Pakistan. South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill St.  Fri. 18th Sept at 8pmAdm €5.Teas served. Raffles on the night. Please support.

Douglas Badminton Club
Christ King Girls Secondary School Sports Hall beginners and experienced players are welcome.  If interested come to Hall at 9pm Mon. or Wed.  Contact Deirdre O’Shea  086-0512407

Important Dates 2010
Parish Confirmations:  22nd April
First  Confessions  
Girls 7.30pm  9th March
First Confessions Boys 7.30pm 10th March
First Holy Communion Girls  10.30am  8th May
First Holy Communion Boys 10.30am 15th May

Turner’s Cross Active Retired Group: are reopening on Tuesday 15th Sept. in the Social Services Centre, Capwell Rd. at 7.30pm. New members are most welcome.

September  Diary
14th Sept. Parish Assembly Meeting  Parish Centre 8pm
15th Sept. Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May in Church
16th Sept. Mass with the First Year Students of Colaiste Chriost Ri and their Parents 7.30pm in the Church.
17th Sept. Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass. Your support and  help will  be much appreciated.
22nd 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

Reconciliation (Confession)
Following  Saturday Masses  10am & 6pm or ask one of the priests at any time.

Cork Comogie Team:
We wish the best of luck to the Cork Senior Comogie Team who play Kilkenny in the All Ireland Final this Sunday

Coffee Morning
In aid of Marymount Hospice “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning” Come and support this great cause on this Thursday 17th Sept. in the Parish Centre, Turners Cross after the 10am Mass. All monies collected remains in Cork and will go to Marymount and towards the building of the New Hospice at Ballinaspig More, Waterfall Road, on the outskirts of Cork City.