21st October 2012 – Mission Sunday

Celebrate Mission Sunday
The theme for Mission Sunday this year is “Growing in Communion,” as we celebrate our faith and the spreading of God’s love in distant missionary lands. The great tradition of missionary activity in the Irish church continues today as over 1,800 Irish missionaries help young churches in many parts of the third world. Over eight hundred Irish missionaries have died overseas in the last hundred years, many have suffered violence and forty nine have died violently. They have faithfully followed their Lord in his mission, his service and his suffering.

We also have a part in that mission as we allow our own faith to be deepened and as we spread the light of Christ by example, by the witness of a Christian life. The kingdom of God is built up as ordinary things and actions are made holy by ordinary people.  We also share in Christ’s mission as we help our missionaries by encouragement, by prayer and by material support.  We thank God for the life-giving gift of our faith and are anxious to share that gift with a world that needs it so badly, both at home and abroad. Let us individually and as a community assist the missions by prayer and financial help to continue their tremendous work of bringing people to Jesus.  On this special day they unite with us spiritually.

The Mission Sunday Annual Collection will be taken up at all Masses today.  We appreciate that in these very difficult economic times there are many pressures on our personal finances  – a little goes a long way – it will make a difference. Thank You for your continued support.

We will pray a Mission Pledge together at end of Prayer of Faithful:
Lord Jesus, you love all peoples. We want to show
our love for you by doing all we can to help all
to come to know and to love you.
We promise to share our prayers, love and good
things with others here and around the world.
Look kindly on our 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 Friday 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov.  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.  Novena Mass times 10am & 6pm

Date to note
3rd/4th Nov. Remembrance Weekend: all Masses that weekend will be offered for our Dead.

Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross
Your Local Co-Educational Primary School: Open Night  Tue. 23rd Oct.  7pm-8:30pm  All Welcome  Now taking enrolments for 2013-2014

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Maurice Noonan O'Connell Cres. and P.J. Sheehan, Connolly Rd. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

“Do this in Memory” meeting with the class representatives in Fr. Billy’s house on this Mon. 22nd Oct. at 7.30pm

A booklet DOORWAY TO FAITH – unlocking the Mystery of Faith, is available at all Masses, cost  €2.  A journey of Prayer through the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the Year of Faith 2012-2013, it is an excellent booklet

Fr. Charlie: The Parish Assembly organised a social evening and presentation for Fr Charlie Kiely in the School Hall, Bun Scoil Chriost Ri on this Saturday 20th Oct. after the 6pm Mass. Our thanks to all who contributed to the presentation and to those who donated cakes and scones.  We all thank Fr Charlie for his ministry in Turner’s Cross, he is greatly missed.  May God continue to bless his priesthood as he takes up his new diocesan role. 

Computer classes for beginners starting on Tuesday 23rd Oct. in Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road (next to Credit Union) from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.  The six week course costs €20. Contact Phil on 087-9897895.

Young Adults Group Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013, 18-35 year olds. An invitation to come and see, to be a helping hand.  From 11th to 16th June, 2013.  For more information contact Sr. Karen, Pastoral Development Office, Tel: 0214537601.

November Blessing of Graves & Prayers
The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. It is a time when we remember those who have gone before us, family and friends, whom we have known and loved.
The following is a list of some of the Blessing of Graves and prayers scheduled during the month of November.

Saturday 3th Nov.
St. Olivers 2pm with Mass
Sunday 4th Nov.  
St.Joseph’s Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm
Douglas  3pm
Sunday 11th Nov.
St. James, Chetwynd  3pm
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm
Sunday 18th Nov.
St. Finbarr’s  Glasheen Rd. 2.30pm
Rathcooney  3pm