17th October 2010 – 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

This weekend we extend a warm welcome to our Missioners Fr.Tom Ryan & Fr. Brendan Quinlivan who will be with us for our Parish Mission. We pray it will be a time of great grace and blessing for us all. So regardless of past or current experiences of Church, God and Religion, we invite you to come as you are to this Mission. You will be made most welcome. You will be given a listening ear and God’s Blessing and Forgiveness.  We look forward to welcoming Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on his first official visit to his home parish since he became bishop on this Sunday evening at 6.30pm. All will be very welcome.

Mission   Programme
Sun. 17th Oct. 3 p.m.  Blessing of New Life for expectant mothers
in Parish Centre

6.30pm  “Come Home Rejoicing”  
Opening of Parish Mission and
Welcoming of Bishop Kieran.  
Followed by reception in Scoil Chríost Rí  
School Hall.  All  are welcome

Mon. 18th Oct. 10 a.m. Mass and Sermon
2.30 pm Sacrament & Blessing of the Sick
7.30 p.m. Evening Mission & Eucharistic Healing

Tues. 19th Oct . 10 a.m. Mission Mass & Sermon
7.30,  Evening Mission & Reconciliation

Wed. 20th Oct. 10am Mission Mass & Sermon
11.30 a.m. Mass for Girls & Boys Primary Schools.
7.30 p.m.  Evening Mission. The Word of God
in our lives.  Close of Mission.  

We remember in out prayers Pat Lynch, late of South Douglas Rd, Derry Lynch, Greenhills Estate & Elsie Phelan, Heatherton, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their their families.

Confirmation: The Parish Preparation Programme for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins with the Enrolment Ceremony on next Sat 23rd Oct. in the Church at 6pm. All parents with a desire for their child to receive this Sacrament in this Parish are invited to come to the Enrolment Mass. (Confirmation Day is 6th April 2011)  

United in Prayer: The Parish Assembly have written to the contemplative orders, around Ireland asking their prayers for the success of our Parish Mission. We have had some beautiful and heartfelt replies from the 22 Communities. They will remember all of you in their prayers in a special way during our Mission. Our parish is linked in prayer across the country……in return let us pray for them.
Mission Prayer        
God our loving Father You made us your children in baptism
pour out on us afresh the gifts of your Holy Spirit.
“Your Word is Truth”
Open our ears to hear your Word.  Open our hearts to hear
you in prayer, that we may  receive with ever deeper  faith the Bread of Life.
Strengthened through these gifts make us signs of your presence
in our homes, places of work and our schools.
Father hear our prayer as we  prepare for our Parish Mission.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.
Our Lady, Mother of the Church.  Pray for us.

Novena for the Holy Souls
The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on Tues.  2nd Nov. Envelopes are available at the back of the Church. Please return them to box at Altar Rails.

Mission Alert: Mission Sunday comes only once a year. On this special day we are given the opportunity to express our unity with and support to Christian communities everywhere. It will be celebrated next weekend 24th Oct. The annual collection  provides financial assistance to Young Churches and Missionaries, allowing them to meet the spiritual and human needs of some of the world's poorest people. In essence, some give to the missions by going, others go to the missions by giving and praying.

A Celebration of New Life   A special service of blessing for all expectant parents will take place on this Sunday in the Parish Centre 17th Oct. at 3pm
There is a welcome for Grandparents to this event

“Do this in Memory”  Because of the mid-term break and Bank Holiday there will be no meeting with the Parents representatives on Mon 25th Oct. The monthly Mass will be on Sun. 31st at 10.30am  First Holy Communion this coming year for the Boys & Girls will on Sat. 14th May 2011

Scouts and Guides Scouting Ireland (Doyle Road) and The Irish Girl Guides (Ballyphehane Community Centre) are currently recruiting new members. There are a small number of vacancies in both associations.  In the Guide association girls from 6 ½ years upwards may join at the Community Centre, Tory Top Rd. on Sat. 23rd October from 10:00 a.m. The Leader to look for is Vicky Lane 086-8747507. In the Scout association boys aged 6 and 7 may join on any Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. The leader is Margaret Goulding  086-3307975. Older boys aged nearly 9, 9 and 10 may join on Mondays or Thursdays, (Monday) Stephen McCarthy, 087-1402247 and (Thursday) Maureen Donovan. 087-9906829 (Mark Keane).