September 5th 2010 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly
The Irish Church, The Diocese of Killaloe, & Turner’s Cross rejoiced last weekend as 1,800 people packed into Ennis Cathedral to witness Bishop Kieran’s Ordination. The Ceremony was very prayerful, uplifting and encouraging, a truly memorable occasion.
Some of Bishop Kieran’s words at the end of the ceremony   “To my parents, here present: Sean and Theresa, my many family members, relatives, friends, teachers, classmates, neighbours, and fellow missionaries. In particular, I would like to recall those  who have sown the seed of faith in my life and who have inspired and loved me, those here present and those already with the Lord.”      
“In his well known work, the poet Robert Frost speaks about choosing “the Road less travelled”.  Perhaps that is the road that we, members of the Church are asked to travel into the future, a pilgrim road.  A road that offers us opportunities and challenges in preaching the message of love and hope brought by Jesus Christ. While it may be the road less travelled – without prestige and power, different from what we have known in the past, for us, disciples of the Risen Lord, it is the road to Emmaus where we journey together with our Lord as he unfolds the mystery of life and love that we have received though his life, death and resurrection.”
Our Parish welcome home to  Bishop Kieran will be on Sunday 17th Oct. at 6.30pm the opening night of our Parish Mission.

Turner's Cross Active Retired Group are reopening on Tuesday next 7th Sep. in Turner’s Cross, Community Centre, Curragh Rd. at 7.30 pm.  New members are most welcome.

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane  offers a housebound service to people in the community who cannot access the library. Books, audio books on CD and tape, videos & DVDs are delivered to those who, because of mobility problems or poor health, find it difficult to visit the library. This service is free of charge. The van, manned by library staff, calls to individual homes on a regular basis. Customers may select items from the shelves in the van or can have items delivered to them in their houses. The van is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to avail of this service please contact John O'Leary on 4924934.

The Alzheimer Society Carer’s Support Meeting Wed. 8th Sept.
3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Bessboro Day Care Centre Blackrock All are welcome.
Parish Choir: We welcome back the Choir after the Summer holidays  New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy  Phone 087-2290704 or any member of the Choir.

Dates for your Diary September/October
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 O’Reilly

Pakistan Flood Appeal:  The final figure – €7,925 – 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 Sunday’s Gospel.

A Prayer  of New Beginnings:  Spirit of Wisdom and Love, Bless the pupils,  teachers who have returned to school. Bless those who are making new beginnings; Be with the children and parents during the first  days in primary school. Help us to build our schools into communities of faith and love.  Guide parents and teachers to discipline with love.  Help them to combine knowledge with education of the heart, with understanding, reverence and compassion. May we honour each student as a miracle of God's creation, creating space for mind, body and spirit to grow into fullness of life. Amen

Wed.8th Sept. is the Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady