November 8th 2009 – Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Weekend
Our Masses this weekend are times for reflection and prayer when we remember our dead and the  times we spent with  them. It is an opportunity to recall the good days and the difficult days when we shared our hopes, dreams and our actions together. Watching a memorial service recently  on TV for the victims of the Italian earthquake.  I realised that those who survived, those who lost their loved ones and the traumatised were also being remembered in a special way. The same will be the case at all our Masses this Remembrance Weekend. It is also an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbors and friendship.
All of us are shaped today by all that has happened in the past.  That is why during this month of November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our own lives today.
Thank you for taking the time to come to share our Masses this weekend.

Reflection (you answer “We remember them”)
In the rising of the sun and its going down………………….
  We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter…..  
  We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer…..
  We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn..
  We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends………………    
  We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength………………..
  We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart……………………………  
  We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share ………………………..
  We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live for they are part of us…….    
   We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful we still know …….  
  That God remembers them

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls continues until Tues.-10th Nov.
During the Novena daily Masses at 10am & 6pm

St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society
Monthly meeting on Tues. 10th Nov. after the 10am Mass in the Parish Centre.
(note change of time)

Coláiste Chríost Rí
will launch a comprehensive account of its history in a new book to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The publication which contains over 800 photographs of school life throughout the decades – will be launched Minister Micheál Martin on Friday 13th Nov. at 7:30pm in the school's newly built sports complex. All are welcome.

Charity Concert in Aid of L'Arche  
on Sun. Nov. 22nd in St Mary's Church Popes Quay, featuring Majella Cullagh accompanied by Eleanor Malone with John Gibson, Amanda Neri, St Mary's Church Choir  and the 4th class choir of Togher Girls School. Tickets €20 from Pro Musica or at the door

Last weekend: Offertory Collection came to €2,354.  Many thanks for your generosity.

Parish Assembly will meet in the Parish Centre on this Mon. 9th Nov. at 8pm

Alzheimer Society, meeting of the Saturday Club, from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 14th November at Bessboro Day Care Centre.   A musical afternoon
with Sean O’Shea Light refreshments provided.  Free Admission.  All Welcome  For further information contact 021 4972504  

Table Quiz: Turners Cross Community Association will hold  a Table Quiz on Wed. Nov. 11th at 8pm, Evergreen Pub. €40 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.

A Thought
It is  difficult to understand death or make sense of the loss of a loved one. Death is not an end, only a beginning.
We trust, hope and pray that all who have died are at peace and happy. Today and throughout this month of November
we remember them in a special way.
Lord, we miss our loved ones who have died.
Sometimes words fail to express the sadness we feel,
particularly when our loss is recent.
We trust and believe that they are now in a loving relationship
with you.  May all our loved ones who have died rest in peace.

Blessing of Graves & Prayers in Cemeteries
Sunday 8th Nov.
St. Joseph's Tory Top Rd.   2.30pm
St. Finbarr’s  Glasheen Rd.  2.30pm
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
Douglas  3pm
St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm
Saturday 14th Nov.
St. Oliver’s with Mass 2pm
Sunday 22nd  Nov.
St John's  Ballinrea  3pm