January 20th 2013 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

Important Visitor:
Turners Cross Parish extends a warm welcome to Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland who will be visiting Bunscoil Chriost Ri on Friday.  He is a native of New York was ordained a priest in 1989 in St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York. Prior to his appointment  to Ireland Monsignor Brown has worked with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, which was headed by the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger now Pope Benedict. During his visit The Nuncio plans to meet and talk to the children, parents and staff. We hope his short visit will be a happy and a memorable one.
Interview with Papal Nuncio: http://www.kandle.ie/interview-nuncio-brown/

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013 begins this Friday, Jan. 18th and ends on Jan.25th, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The text for reflection this year comes to us from an ecumenical group in South India. The key verse  from Micha 6:6   “He has told you O mortal what is good and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”   This Sunday, 20th Jan. at 7pm in St. Columba’s Church, Douglas the representatives of the Church of Ireland, Methodist, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic Church, will gather for an ecumenical service.   All are most welcome to attend.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: will be taken us at all Masses this weekend. 19th/20th January.  This collection financially supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives, The central fund of the diocese is currently operating at an annual deficit of over €300,000.

Catholic Newspapers: The Irish Catholic,The Catholic Times & Catholic Herald are on sale each weekend

 following on from our meeting  before Christmas where a number expressed a willingness to make the project happen in Cork for the Year of Faith,  there will be a meeting for the City & surrounding parishes  here in our Parish Centre, Turner’s Cross on Tues. 29th Jan.  8pm-9.30pm

Parenting Course: 
Those who wish to participate in the Parenting Course to be facilitated by Mary Ryan. in the Parish Centre, Turner’s Cross. on Tuesday nights beginning 5th Feb. until the 12th March Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30pm   please contact Beth O’Sullivan at 085-2832707. or  one of the Priests: 087-2610276    Let us have your Name and Phone  no as soon as possible.

Alpha Course begins in February here in our Parish Centre.  This is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly environment.  The course starts on Wed. Feb. 6th, and continues on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm  for ten weeks until April.      Contact: Marie Long, at  085132597    Fr Billy,  at 4313103

“Do this in Memory”: 
the next Mass will be next Sunday 27th Jan. at 10am,  Meeting of parent class representatives  on this Mon.21st Jan.  at 7.30pm in Fr. Billy’s house.

Pastoral Area Coordinating Group; 
(Ss.Peter & Pauls, St. Francis, Holy Trinity, South Parish, St. Augustines & Turner’s Cross) will meet  in Turner’s Parish Centre on this Tues. 22nd Jan. at 8pm

Mass Cards: 
Mass cards and cards for the shared Mass celebrated every Friday are available in the Sacristy.

Safeguarding Children: 
The Parisn Policy Statement is displayed on notice board at back of Church   The Parish recognises and upholds the rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing at all times. The Safeguarding Children representatives for our  Parish:  Rose Fitzgerald  & Deirdre Healy  – Parish Mobile: 087-2610276,    H.S.C; 4923001,  Garda:  4522000.    Mary Ryder our former representative has been appointed to the Diocesan Group,  our thanks to Mary for her work over the past  three years.

Thank You: The Director of Trocaire has written to thank the People of Turner’s Cross Parish for their generous contribution to the Trocaire Christmas Gift Campaigna €1,030.

Ministers of The Eucharist: Can collect their Rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy