Giving thanks should be part of our daily life.
We don’t have to have something special happen in our lives in order to give thanks. Thanksgiving is what Eucharist is about and it is what our daily living can reflect each day. Sometimes life can only be endured. Yet even then, we can thank God for the gift of endurance. Sometimes our personal pains and sufferings threaten to overwhelm us. Even then we can give thanks that He is with us.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” St. Paul
Mission Sunday: next Sunday 20th Oct. The annual collection for the Missions will be taken up at all Masses. Pope Francis, in his message for Mission Sunday is exhorting us “in this complex situation, where the horizon of the present and future seems threatened by menacing clouds, it is necessary to proclaim courageously and in every situation, the Gospel of Christ, a message of hope, reconciliation, communion, a proclamation of God’s closeness, his mercy, his salvation and a proclamation that the power of God’s love is able to overcome the darkness of evil and guide us on the path of goodness The celebration of Mission Month this year has a very special meaning as we come to the end of the Year of Faith. “Faith is a gift that is given to us to be shared.” Pope Francis
From the Mission report : €50 will cover the cost of food and accommodation for one month for a Priest in training in Nigeria, €250 will fund parish pastoral activities for four months in the Philippines, and €5,000 will fund the annual running costs of an orphanage in India. Please be as generous as you can in your gift for the universal church. A sincere “thank you” for your prayers and for your gift.
Dedication of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary On this Sunday October 13th Pope Francis will dedicate the whole world and its people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This takes place on the anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady to the Children of Fatima in October 1917.
Ministers of the Eucharist and Word can collect their Rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy
Autumn Dues: We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the Parish Calendars and envelopes for the Autumn Dues they are in the Sacristy
Keeping alive the flame of faith in the Parish Is our Diocesan seminar for the Year of Faith when Fr Conall O Cuinn SJ will be our speaker. All parishioners are invited to come to this afternoon on Sat. 19th Oct. from 1:30 – 5:30pm at Rochestown Park Hotel – cost €20 per person (Parish will subsidies each person €10). Booking is essential. Booking forms in Sacristy. We recommend this Seminar to Parishioners.
Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian Community Klara Gerdi Long and Luke Alan Seybert
The Relic of St. Anthony of Padua in Holy Trinity Church Cork Fr. Matthew Quay. Sunday 20th October Veneration from 1:30pm concluding with Holy Hour at 7pm “A once in a lifetime experience to all who love St. Anthony”.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Richard Creech, O’Connell Ave. Grahame Daly, Connolly Rd. and extend our sympathy to his families.
St. Josephs Young Priests Society: Their A.G.M. took place last Tuesday. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Billy for the living and deceased members and those who contribute with their prayers and financial support to the Society. Last year € 6,897.50 was collected by the members of our Parish Branch and sent to the Central Fund for the education of priests. This year there are two new Cork & Ross seminarians, one in Rome and one in Maynooth in all we now have six seminarians four in Maynooth and two in Rome.
This September six men commenced a preparation year for the Permanent Diaconate in our Diocese “The most favourable environment for vocations to the priesthood is every Christian community that listens to the Word of God prays with the liturgy and gives witness with love.”
On the web : Our Parish Bulletin is posted on the worldwide web every weekend. Your family members can keep in contact with Turners Cross. Log in www.turnerscross.com
Holy Souls: The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls begins on Saturday 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered in the Novena will be available during the coming week
Date to note 2nd & 3rd Nov. Remembrance Weekend: all Masses that weekend will be offered for our Dead.
“The Hope Foundation, working tirelessly for the Street Children of Kolkata, are asking for support in the parish this coming week with their annual day of HOPE, October 18th. Could you volunteer to help sell Butlers Chocolate Bars in the community or at work? Please call 021 4292990”
Bunscoil Chríost Rí Turner’s Cross ‘Your Local Co-Educational Primary School’
Open Nigh Tuesday, 22nd October ‘View our extensive campus facilities’ 7.00pm – 8.30pm All Welcome Enrolment closing soon for 2014 – 2015
A special enriching weekend
Celebrate your years of Marriage in the Lake Hotel, Killarney on the 15th – 17th Nov ….a weekend of discovery…….a lifetime of love……real quality time….fulfilment…..joy….For booking or more information 087 6670418, or visit www.marriageencounter.ie