November 1st 2009 – All Saints Day.

Our Saints
All around us there are men and women whose stories guide us on our journey. These are people in whom the two great commandments, love of God and love of neighbour, have been joined to an extraordinary degree. We draw encouragement and inspiration from these men and women who have gone before us. Each one has made the path that bit easier for the rest of us. And when we experience weariness and a sense of failure and futility, it's as if they are saying to us, 'We are with you. Don't give up.' They are reminders to us of what life is about. They inspire us, encourage us and give us hope. And of course, they also intercede for us.

Novena for the Holy Souls
The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on this Mon. 2nd -10th Nov.
During the Novena daily Masses at 10am & 6pm
Envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Make  out the list of your dead and return them to box at Altar Rails.  Names will be placed at the Altar during the novena.

Remembrance Weekend 7th & 8th Nov.  
At all our Masses next weekend we as a Community will have an opportunity to come together to remember all our loves ones, especially those who have died since November last year and to support one another in our loss. Family members are invited to light a light in memory of their loved ones and place it on the altar rail before Mass. Lights will be available at the back of the Church at the Masses.  All Masses next weekend will be offered for our Dead.

Indulgence for the Holy Souls
You can gain an indulgence for the Holy Souls from 1st to 8th November by visiting a cemetery, (The Priests’ Graves in Church grounds is a cemetery) pray for the dead and say the Our Father, Hail Mary and a prayer for the Pope’s intentions.

Pope Benedict on YOUTUBE:

Praying for loved ones departed
Pocket sized prayers books available at the Garden of Remembrance ~ these prayer resources may be of help to those who are mourning at this time and a helpful way of praying.  The cost is €1 each.

We remember in our prayers Harry Bray, Slievmish Park who died recently and extend our sympathy to his family.

All Night Vigil of Reparation & Adoration
South Presentation Chapel, Douglas Street, on the First Friday of
of the month – Friday 6th November.  Rosary starts at 10pm  First Friday
Mass at 10.30pm    First Saturday Mass at  6am

Last weekend: Offertory Collection came to €2,371.  Many thanks for your generosity.

Cura – Would  you be interested in becoming a volunteer?
CURA the organisation which caters for people with crisis pregnancy is in the process of recruiting new volunteers for their service in 34, Paul Street, Cork. Tel. No. 021 4277544 or email Information meetings will be held in 34 Paul Street on Monday, 2nd. November  Morning – 10.30 a.m. Evening – 7.30 p.m. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

First Friday
Friday next is the First Friday, Fr. Kerry & Fr. Charlie will visit the sick and the housebound at the usual times on Thursday and Friday

New Book
Book tells the story of 25 years of the Cork & Ross Mission in South America
Children of the Sun, a newly published book, by Mgr. Leonard O’Brien, Parish Priest of Clonakilty, spans the twenty five years of the Cork & Ross Mission to South America.  The book details the new life, culture and challenges the missionaries encountered on their arrival to the infamous land of the Incas.   Beginning in Cork, where the mission was founded by Bishop Lucey in the 1960’s, the story travels thousands of miles to the Diocese of Trujillo in Peru, the Andes, and later on to Ecuador. Book is on sale in Veritas for €14.95.
Cork South Parish Historical Society
Monthly Meeting on Wed. 4th  Nov. 7:45 p.m. St John’s College Sawmill Street, Guest Speakers Gerry White & Brendan O’Shea  topic The Kilmichael Ambush  All Welcome  Non-members €2

Youth Mass
The Dominicans have asked our assistance in publicising that they are arranging on a monthly basis at St. Mary's, Pope's Quay.  The Mass will be candlelit, with traditional and Taize-style hymns and the celebrant will be Fr John Walsh OP, an enthusiastic preacher who has experience working with young people.  The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Dominican Centre, where a warm welcome will be extended to all. First Tuesdays of each month at 7.30pm  beginning 3rd Nov.

Free Pre School: opening in Christ King Girls Primary School on 7th Jan. 2010.  The school will maintain a programme that meets the highest standards of developmentally appropriate practices for Early Childhood Education meeting each child’s particular needs. Children that are 3 years and 7 months  from Jan. 2010 will be accepted. Bookings are now being taken, places limited. Open to boys and girls. Please contact 087-6871238 / School 4963695

Christ King Secondary School:
Annual Mass for the deceased staff and students will be celebrated in the school library on Thurs. Nov. 5th at 7.30pm

Table Quiz:   Turners Cross Community Association will hold  a Table Quiz on Wed. Nov. 11th at 7:30pm, Evergreen Pub. €25 per table. All are welcome.

Ardfallen Fair.
Saturday 14th November 10.30am-2pm in Ardfallen House, Douglas Rd. A day for all the
family – admission €2 – children free.

Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life.
If you feel you have a calling to priesthood or religious life ~ please feel free to contact Fr Kerry or Fr Charlie.

Blessing of Graves and Prayers in Cemeteries
Sunday 1st November:
Rathcooney 3pm
St James – Chetwynd 3pm
Curraghkippane with Mass 3pm
Sunday  8th November:  
St. Joseph’s, Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
St Finbarr’s – Glasheen Rd  2.30pm
Douglas 3pm
St Michael’s – Blackrock 3pm
St Catherine’s – Kilcully 3pm
Saturday 14th November:
St. Oliver's 2pm with Mass
Sunday 22nd November.
St. John’s – Ballinrea 3pm
Sunday 29th November
St Mary’s – Carrigaline 3pm.


Prayers for Our Dead

Saints of God, come to their aid.  Come to meet them, angels of the Lord. 
Receive their souls and present them to God the Most High.
May Christ, who called them, take them to himself;
 may angels lead them to Abraham's side.
Give them eternal rest, O Lord and may your light shine on them for ever.
May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful Departed
 through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.