September 19th 2010 – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Beatification of Cardinal Newman
Arriving in Scotland on the first leg of his visit to Great Britain, Pope Benedict  appealed for preservation of the country's long Christian tradition and warned against "aggressive" forms of secularism and atheism  The most historic engagement of Pope’s visit will be this Sunday Morning when he visits Birmingham to beatify Cardinal Newman – the first step towards being made a saint – the event it will be televised at 10am on RTE 1 also on, SKY News and BBC.  Deacon Jack Sullivan of Massachusetts whose healing from a crippling spinal condition in August 2001 was the miracle that allowed for Cardinal Newman's beatification, will read the Gospel during the beatification Mass today in Birmingham. 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 – a saintly man.
Cardinal Newman’s Prayer for A Holy Rest: O Lord support us all the day long  Until the evening comes. The shadows lengthen and the busy world is hushed,  The fever of life is over and our work is done. Then Lord in your Mercy,  Give us a safe lodging, A Holy rest and peace at the last. Amen.

YOUTUBE on Cardinal Newman!

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

Gougane Barra, the sacred place associated with St. Finbarr, hosts the annual pilgrimage on Sunday next, Sept 26th, with Mass at 2.30 pm at which Bishop John Buckley is the principal concelebrant. The homilist is Canon Micheal O Dalaigh, PP Curraheen.

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

Good News: Building work at Turners Cross Day-Care Centre  is now complete. It will remain closed on Mon. 20th and Tues. 21st of Sept.  to facilitate the fitting out of the centre.  We look forward to re-opening on Wed. 22nd of Sept.

Parish Confirmations:  will be on the 6th April 2011

Trocaire: the Director of Trocaire has written – “I would like to thank you and your parishioners for your generous donation of €7,925 in response to our Pakistan emergence appeal.  The support of Turner’s Cross Parish has helped bring vital assistance to families affected by the worst floods in eighty years.  Having been based in Pakistan for over 30 years, Trocaire was well positioned to respond quickly to the disaster. Thank you again for your loyal support and for helping to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world are not forgotten.”

Coláiste Chríost Rí: Information Evening for 5th & 6th class boys and their parents. Wed. 22nd Sept. at 7pm.  Application Forms and Prospectus available on the night.  Phone:  021-4274904 or  e-mail:   Mass for for the 1st year students and their parents will take place  here in our Church on Thurs. 23rd Sept. at 7.30pm

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

Annual Collection for the Education of  our Seminarians
will take place at all Masses next weekend 25th/26th Sept.  There are five men in training for the priesthood for our Diocese.   We thank the Lord for this blessing and we thank the men concerned for their generosity in responding to God’s call.   Let us pray  for vocations every day.  

'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.

Your Choice:
Last Sunday evening Frank McKevitt Chairman of the Parish Assembly Fr. Charlie & Fr. Kerry travelled to the Town of Shannon to meet and plan the Mission with Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan who will conduct our Parish Mini Mission from the 16th – 20th Oct. and also plan the welcome home for Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on 17th Oct.  As we planned the days of the Mission the Missioners asked would we like an early morning Mass during the days of the Mission. At  the end of Mass today we will ask for a show of hands of those who are genuinely interested in coming to an early Mass at 7am, the Mass will be over by 7.25am giving time for breakfast and to work or school.     There will be each day a Mission Mass at 10am and the Mission Service without Mass at 7.30pm.  On Sun 17th the opening of the Mission and the welcome for Bishop Kieran will be at 6.30pm.
If you would like to contribute towards a Parish Gift to Bishop Kieran an opportunity will be given at the weekend of 2nd/3rd October.

Football Finals: The best of luck to the Cork Senior and Minor Football Teams who play in Croke Park this evening.

“Do this in Memory” the class representatives of the three First Holy Communion Classes will meet in Fr. Kerry’s house this Mon. 20th Sept. at 7.30pm  to prepare for next Sundays Mass at 10.30am At this Mass the children will be enrolled as candidates for First Holy Communion.