16th September 2012 – 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

The Paralympic Games have come and gone. They were a great success. Over 4,200 athletes from 166 countries have taken part, with Ireland collecting a very impressive 16 medals. The lasting legacy of the Paralympics is how it will impact on people's attitudes towards disability. The story of every participant is special and in particular the huge effort and determination in getting to where they are today. If we at times are lethargic, ungrateful and take much for granted and grumble at the crosses we have to carry then the Paralympics should awaken in us a new awareness of doing our best and making the most of each day. We thank God today for the great blessings that these Games have brought to so many.

We remember in our prayers Pope Benedict during his Apostolic journey to Lebanon this weekend.

2nd Collection next weekend
The Annual Collection for the Education of Students for the Priesthood will take place on next Saturday and Sunday, Sept 23/24th.   The Diocese currently has five men in training for Priesthood. Four of  in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and one in the Irish College in Rome.   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.

Death: We remember in our prayers Paddy O’Callaghan. formally of Railway Place who died recently we extend our sympathy to his family.  May he rest in peace.

Coffee Morning In aid of Marymount Hospice “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning” Come and support this great cause on this Thurs. 20th Sept. in the Parish Centr  after the 10am Mass. All monies collected remains in Cork and will go to New Marymount Hospice

Bereavement Support: This is an 8 week self-help programme run by volunteers and can be helpful to some people who are coping with grief. Beginning Wed 26th Sept. at the S.M.A Parish Centre Wilton Time 8pm Room 10. Information Kathleen: 4544262 or Margaret: 4544429

Dog Fouling: A public meeting will take place on Tues. Sept. 18th at 7.30 in the Community Centre Curragh Road to discuss the  problem of dog fouling in our area and seek proposals to deal with it. Everybody welcome.

Turners Cross Youth Club : Registration for existing and new members takes place on Tue. Sept 18th in the Turners Cross Community Centre Curragh Road (next to credit union) between 6-7 pm Parent or guardian must attend to register child. Youth club returns on Friday 28th Sept. 6-7.30pm.   

Tea Dance:  will be held on Sun. Oct 7th in the new hall at Colaiste Chriost Ri . Music provided by the Bob Seward band. Time 3pm – 6pm cost €5 per person a great evening guaranteed. 

Choir: New Members are always welcome contact Paula Murphy  087-2290704 or Fr. Kerry.

Beginning Experience is a specially designed programme which gives widowed, separated and divorced people help and support  to deal with the grief process, and to discover for themselves that merely “existing” in life can be transformed into “living” a new life, though a different one  The next weekend is being held in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday Oct 12th to  Sun. Oct. 14th For Application Forms and any further information, please contact 087 9886480 or email:  beginningexperiencecork@gmail.com

RCIA group training starting 18th Sept.- 23rd Oct  Dennehy's Cross Crypt (six Tuesday nights).

Life in the Spirit Seminar  begins on this Wed. 19th September – 31st October, Turner's Cross Parish Centre all are welcome.  The objective of the series is to help those who come to the sessions to establish OR re- establish or deepen a personal relationship with Jesus.  More details on Parish Assembly notice board at back of Church

Young Adults:  are inviting you to gather once again to continue their conversation with a view to initiating some new projects to assist parishes and pastoral areas in their ministry and outreach to young people especially as we look towards the coming Year of Faith. We gather on Wed 26th Sept. in Frankfield Parish Centre, from 8pm to 9:30pm followed by tea/coffee – For more information or to book a place at the meeting contact Sr Karen 021 4537601 or email: karen.kent@corkandross.org.