Today, the Diocese of Killaloe opens the door of its heart in welcome to Fr. Kieran OReilly SMA, who will be ordained as their new Bishop. It is a day of joy for Kieran, his parents Sean & Teresa, his family and the people of Turners Cross – out of the rock from which he was hewn. We all share in this moment as he becomes part of the bigger family that is the Diocese of Killaloe and a successor to the Apostles. We look forward to Bishop Kierans official return to Turners Cross in October.
We pray for him and wish him well as he assumes the role of Shepherd – Bishop. May he find happiness and fulfilment in the coming years.
Winston Churchill was once asked, "Doesn't it thrill you to know that every time you make a speech, the hall is packed to overflowing?" "It's quite flattering," replied Sir Winston. "But whenever I feel that way, I always remember that if instead of making a political speech I were being hanged, the crowd would be twice as big."
The common theme of todays readings is the need for true humility and the blessedness of generous sharing with the needy. The readings warn us against all forms of pride and self-glorification. They present humility, not only as a virtue, but also as a means of opening our hearts, our minds and our hands to the poor, the needy, the disadvantaged and the marginalized of society a personal responsibility of every authentic Christian.
We welcome to our Christian Family those who were baptised recently – Jason Rodrigues, Finn OShea, Emily Fleming, Adam Murphy, Logan Murphy, Vivienne OSullivan, Shay Bowens, Jude McCarthy, Kyle Carroll-Walsh, Alex OCarroll, Jayden Ward, Matthew Keane. Congratulations to the parents & godparents. May they be the best of teachers in the ways of faith and may the flame of faith always be alive in their hearts.
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On this Thur. & Fri. Fr. Kerry (Fr. Charlie will be away) will visit the sick and housebound of his area at their usual times.
The Alzheimer Society Carers Support Meeting Wed. 10th Sept. 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrpock. All are welcome.
Parish Choir: will resume singing next weekend. New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy Phone 087-2290704 or any member of the Choir.
Dates for your September / October Diary
13th Sept. Parish Assembly Meeting Parish Centre 8pm
14th Sept. Meeting to Plan Christmas Carol Service in Parish Centre 8pm
15th Sept. Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May in Church 7.30pm
16th Sept. Irelands Largest Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass
26th Sept. Enrollment of Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion at 10.30am Mass.
16th Oct. Parish Mission with Fr. Tom Ryan, Shannon
17th Oct. Parish welcome for Bishop Kieran OReilly
Gala Concert in aid of The Baby Jacob Fund in the Courtyard of the Flying Enterprise Complex with Billa & Paddy Comerford and many friends plus special guest Sean OSe. on 31st August. at 8pm sharp Tickets 10
Pakistan Flood Appeal: Our sincere thanks for your very generous response to the appeal over the past days – 6,900 has been sent to Trocaire for their team in Pakistan. May God reward your generosity.
Ministers of the Eucharist: can collect their rota for the coming weeks in the Sacristy.
The Prayer Group: meet in the Parish Centre every Monday after the 10am Mass, to reflect and pray on Sundays Gospel.
Viatores Christi: Take the chance of a lifetime and make a difference in the lives of others and change your own life forever. Since 1960, Viatores Christi has aimed to respond to needs overseas and at home by giving people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with those in need. If you want to explore such a challenge, we offer a part time training programme to prepare you for working in a new environment and facilitate you in finding a suitable project. If you are interested in learning more, please come along to our information and recruitment session in Cork on this Tues. 31st August from 7.30pm-9.30pm in the SMA Parish Centre, Wilton, Contact: Colette Rooney at Colette@viatoreschristi.com or Tel. 01-8689986
Cork South Parish Historical Society 9th Annual Exhibition The Exhibition will be open from Tues. Aug 31st to Fri. Sept. 3rd in the South Parish Community Centre Sawmill St. Viewing times for the many exhibits and photographs 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm & 6 pm to 8 pm Daily
At 8 pm each evening, the following events will take place: Tues. 31st: Female Transportation to Australia in the 1800s, told in Story and Song. Wed. 1st: A Talk on the Origins of the Famine. Thur. 2nd: A History of Kilmainham Gaol Fri. 3rd: The Clubmen & Guest Artists present an Evening of Music and Song Everybody Welcome No Cover Charge Donations Accepted Sponsored by St Finbarrs South Credit Union
"Do this in Memory" Programme 20010 2011
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Adult Morning Classes in Deerpark C.B.S. Subject include: Computers, Payrool, Accounts. No fees. Fetac Level 5 Qualification. Mornings only. Contact Michael 086 4022900