Mission Sunday – 23rd October 2011

The picture shows a missionary priest Fr. John Marren from Sligo and a man from Sudan named Pio Lukuru. They are sharing faith together. Pio was baptised in 1941 and through the years he has been a missionary to his own people as a catechist. He suffered greatly during Sudan’s civil war. The Government accused him of “making the people feel strong” because he gathered the Christian community to pray on Sundays. Pio now 84 is still very active in his Parish

Celebrate Mission Sunday
Today Mission Sunday we unite  with all Churches worldwide, “together in faith”, to celebrate our faith and the spreading of God’s love to far distant missionary lands. Let us individually and as communities assist the missions by prayer and financial help so that they may continue their tremendous work of bringing people to Jesus. (Today’s Gospel)  The 1,762 Irish missionaries across the globe greatly appreciate your loyalty and support for their work in the spreading of the Good News, God’s word, to all corners of the world. On this special day they unite with us spiritually. We appreciate that in these very difficult economic times there are many pressures on our personal finances and ask you to please give as generously as you can. A little goes a long way – universally it will make a difference to World Missions.  May we all enjoy and share the comfort of God’s Word!
Mission Sunday Annual Collection will be taken up at all Masses today
Thank You for your continued support.

Pupils from Bunscoil Chríost Rí will lead us at all the Masses in a little ceremony for Mission Sunday. At the end of the ceremony we will pray this commitment together:

Lord Jesus, you love all children. We want to show our love for you by doing all we can to help all the children to come to know and love you. We promise to share our prayers, love and good things with others here and around the world.
Look kindly on Missionaries. Fill their hearts with perseverance and courage so that they may continue the work of the Apostles in our world today.  Amen.

Holy Souls
The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on Wed.. 2nd November and continues until 10th November.  Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered in the Novena are available at the back of the Church and may be returned to the box at the Altar Rails with the lists of your dead.

We remember in our prayers Celia Perrott, Greenhills Estate who died recently we extend our sympathy to her family

Dates to note

2nd-10th Nov.  Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls daily Masses 10am & 6pm
5th/6th  Nov. Remembrance Weekend  all Masses this weekend will be offered for our Dead.

November Blessing of Graves & Prayers

Sat. 5th Nov.
St. Olivers 2pm with Mass
Sun 6th Nov.  
St.Joseph’s Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
St. Finbarr’s  Glasheen Rd. 2.30pm
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney 3pm
St. James, Chetwynd  3pm
Sunday 13th Nov.
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm

Turner’s Cross Gramophone Society: recital will be held on Tuesday 25th Oct at 7.30om. in the Parish Centre Presenter: Tom Maher

Confirmation:  There will be a Mass of Enrollment for those who wish to be Confirmed
next May and their parents in Christ the King Church on next Wed. 26th Nov. at 7.30pm.

Turners Cross Community Association
will run a fundraising event aimed at boosting funds for the St Vincent de Paul will be held in the Evergreen Bar this Friday 28th Oct. and will give locals an opportunity to showcase their talents and help raise money for charity at the same time.  Basically anyone with a talent is invited to come and join on the night  All money raised will be ploughed directly back into the Turners Cross area by the local St Vincent De Paul Conference. As the event will take place on the Friday of the Jazz weekend we hope that a bumper crowd will be present.

Ministries of the Word & Eucharist & Baptismal Team.
We are inviting you to consider becoming a minister of either the Word, the Eucharist  or Baptismal Team in our parish joining the existing teams.  Following last weeks appeal a number have volunteered. You may wish to volunteer (leave your name in at the sacristy / the priest’s houses or to any member of The Parish Assembly) or you may wish to nominate another member of our community.  New ministers will be offered preparation sessions at a date to be announced.