7th September 2014 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time (A)

page37pope_2511040aPope Francis’ 10 Commandments  He recently  shared his top 10 secrets to a happy life. He advised people to slow down and enjoy a healthy sense of leisure, to take care of nature, and to respect other people’s beliefs, among others.    Five this week five  next week


1. Live  and let live                                                                                                              2. “Be giving of yourself to others…If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. and stagnant water become putrid                                                                                                                                 3. Proceed calmly in life.   to have “the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.”                                                                                                                4. A healthy sense of leisure…Consumerism has brought us anxiety, causing us to lose a healthy culture of leisure. Even though many parents work long hours, they must set aside time to play with their children; work schedules make it complicated, but you must do it, he said Families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat                                                                                                                                                5. Sundays should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because “Sunday is for God and family,” he said.   More next week                                                                                                                                                         
First Holy Communion    There will be a meeting  with the parents of children in 2nd class in Bun Scoil Chriost Ri on Tue. 9th Sep. in Christ the King Church at 7.30pm. We will begin with prayer and the preparation programme will be explained.  If Parents wish their child to receive their First Holy Communion on 16th May 2015  they are asked to return the application form they have received when they come to  the meeting on Tuesday.   The Enrollment Ceremony will take place at the 10am Mass on Sun. 28th Sept.

We welcome back  our  Parish Choir: It’s great to have you singing with us again.  New members are always welcome

Opening of School Year Mass  for Bunscoil Chriost Ri  on Tues. 16th Sept. in The Church11am

Altar Servers:  New Altar Servers are being recruited. If  you do not attend Bun Scoil Christ Ri and would like to be a server collect your application form in the Sacristy

Parish Assembly: will  on Monday 8th Sept. at 8pm in Parish Center

 St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will meet in the Parish Center  on Tues. 9th Sept at 7.30pm

Congratulations:  We celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of The Day Care Center  on Tues. 9th  Sept.   Our congratulations to Kathleen the Staff the Directors and all involved. It must  be the finest Center in the City.

Coffee Morning for our local Marymount  Hospice on Thurs. 18th Sept. in the Parish Cener after the 10am Mass.

Alzheimer Society  Saturday Club, On Sat. 13th Sept at Bessboro Day Care Centre.  From 2pm-4pm.  Talk by: Judy Wall on Mindfulness and Meditation. Contact 021 4972504

Beginning Experience is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women  who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death , separation or divorce to work through 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 the Ennismore Retreat Center from Friday  17th Oct. Application Forms and information contact 087 9886480 or email  beginningexpeirence@gmail.com

Gentlemen’s Retirement Group reopens Monday 8th September at 7.30 pm in the Centre, Capwell Rd.

Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults  You are invited to a talk by Elaine Mahon in Turner’s Cross Parish Centre on Tues.  23rd Sep.  7.30pm to 9.00pm.  This talk will be of interest to those who may wish to gather in study groups to read this new publication alongside its Study guide.

Triduum in honour of St Pio (Padre Pio) in Holy Trinity Church on  22nd, 23rd, 24th September. Preacher Fr. Benignus Buckey  OFM Cap. Mass times 10am & 7.30pm

Bereavement Support Group:   A support group is beginning in the S.M.A. Parish Centre Wilton on  Wed. 17th Sept  8pm Room 10  It is open to all people recently or long-term bereaved.  Contact Kathleen: 4544262  Margaret: 4544429

Volunteers required at Cork Prison Visitors Centre.   Volunteering with St. Nicholas Trust involves supporting the families of prisoners when they come to Cork Prison for a visit (families can be waiting up to 30 minutes before going in). You will be assisting with hospitality ie. making tea/coffee, spending time talking/listening to the families with a sense of awareness/sensitivity while they wait.  For more details: 0879031968  Email: coordinatorv1@gmail.com  www.stnicholastrust.ie

The Cork Parkinsons Support Group are holding a coffee morning on Mon. 8th Sept. at 11.00am in the Powder Keg Bar, Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig.