18th September 2011 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr Kerry and  50 parishioners left Cork airport last Tuesday afternoon on a 10 Day Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Each morning during their 10 days we here in Turners Cross will make a special connection to where they are/will be each  day as we read the appropriate readings and gospels where they will be on that day. As they pray and remember us we too as a parish pray that they will have a safe and a truly spiritual experience as they journey in the footsteps of Jesus.

Priesthood Sunday
Next Sunday is known as Priesthood Sunday and is a day of prayer for all priests throughout the world. Here is Turner’s Cross we have been very fortunate to have two priests who serve in our parish, and as we know all too well this is a luxury for us here because some parishes have one priest and others have none. Whilst Vocation Sunday is held in May each year does not mean that we just promote and pray on that day. We as parishioners and lay people together with our priests need to continuously pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life especially from our own parish community – if someone has or is showing an interested in priesthood or religious life they need every bit of support and encouragement from us, and Fr Kerry and Fr Charlie are always available to give the advice, help, and support that is needed.

2nd Collection next weekend
The Annual Collection for the Education of Students for the Priesthood will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th/25th.  The Diocese currently has six men in training for Priesthood. Five of these students are in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and one is in the Irish College in Rome.  This year, one man, Anthony Buckley, was ordained and is now serving in Skibereen.  This month, two men commenced their studies in Maynooth for the Diocese, where they will join the other three who are at various stages of their formation.  This Collection is the principal source of funding for the education of our students. This collection has also been used to subvent a number of lay people from the Diocese, who are involved in their parishes and are studying Theology.

Friends of St Finbarr’s Cemetery.
An Ecumenical Service will be held on September 24th at 4.30pm, where those buried in the cemetery will be remembered. Relatives and friends are invited. Further information 087-6384381.

The annual pilgrimage to St Finbarr’s Oratory will take place next Sunday 25th September. St Finbarr is the patron saint of Cork. Rosary will be recited at 2.30pm and the Chief Celebrant of the Mass 3pm will be Bishop John Buckley.

First Holy Communion Enrolment: will take place during the 10.30 Mass next Sunday for the children of  2nd class of Bunscoil Chríost Rí who are  to receive their First Holy Communion on 12th May 2012.

Members who are not on email can collect their minutes from the sacristy.

New Area Collectors are required for the following areas so if you reside in or near any of these areas: Kings Bridge Apts, Lios na Greine, Park Avenue, Part of Loretto Pk  & Woodgrove Pk on the Cross Douglas Rd, and who would like to help please contact Fr Charlie on 4313103 or 087-2610276.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their Rota for weeks beginning 17th-18th Sept. in the Sacristy.

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 take place shortly.

We extend our sympathies to the families of Jack McGorman of Mercier Pk., and Mary O’Brien of Curragh Rd, who died during the past week, may they rest in eternal peace.

Let the HEALING begin.
An Evening of Healing for all who have been wounded by the reality of abuse will take place on Sunday,16th October at 3pm, in the SMA Hall, Wilton, Cork. Further details on Church Notice Board.

will be help in the Evergreen Bar in Friday next 23rd @ 9.30pm €40 per table of 4, Raffles on the night.

The Sacraments: Life-Giving
An opportunity for a closer look at the sacraments, their meaning in our lives, and how they lead us to a deeper encounter with Jesus and one another. 1.An Introduction to the Sacraments. 2.Baptism and Confirmation. 3.Eucharist 4.Reconciliation and Anointing 5. Marriage and Holy Orders – Five Monday Nights, September 26th – October 24th.8.00-9.30pm, Frankfield Parish Centre.  Contribution €5 per night.  Details and Bookings: Anne Francis abfrancis@eircom.netT 087-228-2134 Christy Fitzgerald  liturgy@corkandross.org

at Christ King Girls Secondary School on Thursday next 22nd September (6.30-8.30pm) Principals Address at 7.30pm. All parents and prospective students welcome.

Coffee Morning
In aid of Vicki Fitzpatrick who will be doing 5 weeks volunteer work in an orphanage in Napal, the coffee morning will be held at 1Woodlawn, South Douglas Rd on this Sunday 18th from 12.30pm  to 2.30pm.
Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane –
UCC Short Course. 10 weeks duration.
Thursday 29th September “Ways & Means with Words” – a Course in Creative Writing. Fee €150.00, concessions are available. Closing date for applications is Monday 19th September. Application forms are available from Tory Top Library.

Culture Night – Cork 2011
Church of Christ the King, Turners Cross
Time: 5pm—6pm
Explore the architecture of this modernist church with Thomas Spalding of Cork Heritage Forum. Part of Cork City Council’s ecclesiastical art and architecture series.