September 12th 2010 – 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

This Sunday evening thousands young and old will gather at Knock Shrine for the  Fourth National Grandparents Pilgrimage.  Grandparents hold a very important role within family life.   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. Many Grandparents may feel that they are taken for granted, todays gathering 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 and happiness of  society as a whole. May the good Lord bless and reward all our Grandparents alive and those who have gone before us.

Prayer for Grandparents
Lord Jesus,
you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
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,
guardian 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.

Altar Servers
Are you in 3rd, 4th , 5th or 6th Class and interested in becoming an Altar Server?  If your answer is Yes, please call to the Sacristy with your parent to collect application and permission form,  Training for all servers will be announced later

Alzheimer Society: Saturday Club, from 2pm – 4pm on Sat. 18th Sept. at Bessboro Day Care Centre.  The new season starts with an afternoon of music. Light refreshments provided.  Free Admission.  All Welcome. For further information contact 021 4972504

Parish Assembly
: will meet on this Monday 13th Sept. in the Parish Centre at 8pm

"Turners Cross Youth Club is Back! Registration is on the 17th of September at the Turners Cross Community Center between 6-7pm. For more information visit the website : "  

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: meet this Tues. 14th Sept. in the Parish centre at 7.30pm

Planning  for the Christmas Carol Service will take place with representatives from the four Schools in the Parish and the Choir in the Parish Centre on this Tues. 14th Sept. at 8pm

Preparing for First Holy Communion:
There will be an Introductory Meeting and Registration of Children whose parents wish them to prepare and receive their First Holy Communion on this Wed.15th Sept. at 7.30pm  The meeting will be held in the Church. The meeting is for parents only.  The very successful ‘Do this in Memory’  programme will be explained.

Parish Confirmation Date:  6th April 2011

Cardinal John Henry Newman:
The most historic engagement of Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain will be next Sunday 19th Sept. when he visits Birmingham to beatify – the first step towards being made a saint – Cardinal Newman, the 19th Century English clergyman.   Newman was born in London in 1801. He was one of six children. He helped to pay for his own education by winning a £60 scholarship.  His academic career took him to, Oxford, he was subsequently ordained as a clergyman of the Church of England. He became the intellectual leader of the Catholic wing of the Church of England.  By 1840 it had become apparent to him, and to his family, that his real belief had shifted from Anglo-Catholic to a Roman Catholic commitment. He became a Roman Catholic in 1845 and was ordained a Priest in 1847. He founded a Catholic University in Dublin.  It was only late in his life that the Catholic Church realised the treasure Newman was. Pope Leo XIII elevated him to the College of Cardinals.  Newman believed one has to follow one’s own conscience to establish the truth. He always put the truth first.  Pope Benedict and many others have been influenced by Newman.  He was a man of the highest intellectual capacity and the highest integrity.

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

Coffee Morning

In aid of Marymount Hospice “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning” Come and support this great cause on this Thursday 16th 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.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Frank Cruise, Fr. Matthew Rd., Pauline Joy and Teddy Duggan, Greenlawn who died recently. Our sympathy and prayers to their families.

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane – Tuesday 28th Sep.  At 11.00a.m. Book Club meeting. New members welcome.    At 3.00p.m. Gramophone Recital with John O’Leary. All welcome.

'Know Your Neighbour' On Sat. Sept. 25th in the Turners Cross Community centre, Curragh Rd., The Community Association are hosting a 'Know Your Neighbour' morning from 11.00am to 1.00pm, with entertainment, local speakers and light refreshments. All are welcome.