11th November 2012 – 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

The Widow’s Mite
The widow’s mite symbolises generosity. A small gesture bursting with meaning grabs the imagination and immortalises itself. Today’s Gospel notes that the widow has two coins. She could give one, keep the other, and still be considered generous. But no! Her generosity is not half measure. Her reverence for God and her respect for the Law and its requirements are total. The spotlight is on the quality of her giving.
When we respond generously to life’s demands we discover we have to give; and, not only are those who receive enriched, so too are those who give.
As we consider what we give to God, we ask ourselves these questions:  Are the time and money I give to God an adequate expression of GRATITUDE  for all that God gives to me?  Does the time and money I give to God  accurately represent  my LOVE for my Lord and Savior who has given me life?

Logo for Year of Faith (above) The image of a ship symbolises the Church. The mast of the vessels a cross with full-blown sails which form the monogram of Christ (IHS) and in the background is a sun representing the Eucharist.  Faith grows when it is lived as an experience of love received and when it is communicated as an experience of joy and grace. 

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society: Monthly meeting in the Parish Centre this Tues. 13th Nov. after the 10am Mass.

Parish Assembly: Meeting on Mon. 12th Nov. in the Parish Centre at 8pm. Agenda can be collected in Sacristy

Biblical Reflection on the Eucharist
Following our Life in the Spirit Seminars, a short series of Biblical Reflections on the Eucharist is being held on Wednesday Nights in the Parish Centre at 8 pm from Wed.
next 14th Nov. to the 12th Dec..  These will examine the Biblical foundations of the Eucharist and reflect on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Christian life.  All are welcome.

T&YouCat :   Next monthly gathering for young adults (18-35) Thurs. 15th Nov. in Ballyphehane at the Pastoral Development Office. Tea and sandwiches at 5:30pm and discussion on the youth catechism (YouCat) from 6 pm to 7:30pm.  All welcome and invite a friend too!  For more info: Fr Charlie  4537603

November Blessing of Graves & Prayers
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

Liam Lawton in Concert in Christ the King Church on Thurs. 6th Dec.  at 8pm with Ballinora Church Choir.  Special guests Christ The King Church Choir and  Bunscoil Chriost Ri Choir . Tickets €20 available from Busscoil Chriost Ri.  Tel 4963629

Nemo: The 6pm Mass  Saturday 17th Nov will be offered for living and deceased members of Nemo Rangers.    Senior Football League Final (Kelleher Shield):  Nemo v Castlehaven  Pairc Ui Rinn  7.45 pm  this Sat. 10th Nov.

Fundraiser Bazaar – SMA Hall, Wilton
Sunday, 25th November at 2.00 p.m.  Raffles, refreshments, great buys  – new and old!
All proceeds in aid of Down Syndrome Cork supporting speech and language services etc.

Ministers of the Eucharist: can collect their rota of the coming weeks in the Sacristy.

Death: We remember in our prayers Christine Murphy who died recently and extend our sympathy to her family.

Job Opportunities – FAS Community Employment Scheme. See notice on Parish Assembly notice on board at back of Church.

Garda Mass: The annual Mass for deceased Members of An Garda Siochana of the Cork City Devision will take place in St. Francis Church on Thurs. 15th Nov. at 7.30pm

Year of Faith:  Do You Still Believe? In Who? In What?  Question we all grapple with today. To find answers and to help deepen your personal faith join our 3 week Seminar at St Augustine’s, Washington St.  15th, 22nd & 29th. Nov. 7pm-9pm.  All welcome.

Fuaimlaoi Concert: 8.15pm, Sat. 17th Nov. Sacred Heart Church, Western Road.
Fuaimlaoi is a group of singers and instrumentalists producing liturgical music rooted in our native Irish tradition. Hosted by the Presentation Brothers to mark the Year of Faith.
Proceeds to SHARE and Presentation Brothers missions. €10. Contact 4392160

The Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa: (Our Lady Queen of Poland) is coming to Ireland  having travelled across 20 Countries. The Icon of the Mother of God is coming as Pilgrim inviting us to pray for the Defence of Life and the Family. The Icon will be in St. Augustine’s Church on Sat.  24th of Nov.  between 9 am – 12 noon  Copy of Icon with program of visit at back of Church