16th October 2011 – 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Volunteers needed for various Ministry Groups in our Parish  Within our hearts do we hear God’s call, is it something we can ignore, is it something real to us?  Has the hustle and bustle of our daily lives muted, in a way, that call? These are thought provoking  questions.   Within our Parish at this moment you can almost hear the sound of the Parish Assembly and all the Parish Groups  coming together after a well deserved summer break. We know it’s time to begin when we see letters and notices about First Communion & Confirmation Programmes. 
The four sub- groups of the Parish Assembly are planning the year ahead. Throughout our Parish  there are many groups  those who care for the Church.  Ministers of Word and Eucharist, the Choir, Altar Servers, Church Collectors, Parish Dues Collectors,. St Vincent de Paul Society, St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society. Legion of Mary, The Parish Baptismal Teams.  Our Child Protection Representatives all answering that call within themselves, to make a  difference in our Parish. The Prophet Isaiah  said  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: “Whom shall I send?  I answered, “here I am Lord, send me”. If you would like to serve in any of the above miniseries – give it a try – we would love to hear from you. Have a word with any member of the Parish Assembly or one of the Priests.

Cork Mended Hearts Association: 27th Annual Mass will take place on Wednesday 19th October 2011 in Church of, The Way of the Cross, Togher, at 7.30 pm. Celebrants  Rev. Fr. James Good, with  Frankfield Gospel Choir

Death:  We extend our sympathy and prayers to the family  of Rose Buckley, High St. who died recently  May she rest in peace.

Mission Sunday Collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 22nd & 23rd Oct. in aid of our brothers and sisters currently on mission allowing them to continue their difficult but vital work. Last year €2.2 million was donated by the Irish public and this money assisted 1,100 mission dioceses in various projects, giving the bare essentials for the missionaries, refugee projects, the building of schools, chapels, community/pastoral centres, and supporting the work of lay catechists were there are few or no priests. The theme of this year’s Mission Sunday is ‘TOGETHER IN FAITH’ 

Turner’s Cross Parish Assembly:
Minutes from last Monday nights meeting available in the sacristy for those not on email.

Autumn Dues
We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes in the Sacristy after Mass today.   Many thanks.
St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society,
held her Annual Mass and AGM last Tuesday evening, and was attended by members and promoters of the local branch and neighbouring parishes. In its annual report 2010-11, the branch through its members and promoters raised a total of €8,014 which they sent to the Central Fund in Dublin. The moneys raised by the society help fund and educate seminarians both at home and abroad. Our local branch of St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 10.30 in the Parish Centre. New members are always very welcome.

An Evening of Healing for all who have been
wounded by the reality of abuse ~ Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 3.00 pm. At the SMA Hall, Wilton, Cork.
Those who have been affected by sexual or other abuse, in all its manifestations, within the family, in institutions, in the church or in any other setting as well as their families, their carers and supporters are welcome to attend. The evening is carefully designed and focused so as to respond to the need for healing and renewal.  It includes appropriate chant, singing, music, dance, readings, ceremonial and symbolism.  It is structured so that those who participate will leave with a sense of hope in their own worth as individuals and as valued members of the community. The Organising Committee includes the following:
Dave Dineen, founder of the Lámh Healing Foundation (www.lamhhealingfoundation.com <http://www.lamhhealingfoundation.com> ) and initiator of this Healing Event; Fr. Liam O’ Driscoll, Director of Safeguarding, Diocese of Cork and Ross; Michael Joyce, Psychotherapist;  Josephine Fitzgibbon, Psychotherapist; Redempta Furney, a parish Safeguarding Representative, Jim Connolly, a former parish Safeguarding Representative.