14th September 2014 – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

images-1Feast of the Exaltation of the  Holy Cross

Pope 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.  We have the remaining five today                                                                                                                                        6. “We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities, they will get into   drugs                                                                                                                        7. “[Environmental degradation] is one of the biggest challenges we have. I think a question that we’re not asking ourselves is: ‘Isn’t humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?”                                                                      8. “Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, ‘I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down.’ Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy                                                                                                                9. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking to you in order to persuade you.’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing.”                                                              10. “We are living in a time of many wars, [and] the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive.”

The annual collection for the Education of Students to Priesthood & Dioconate  takes place next weekend  21st/22nd. Sept. The Diocese has four seminarians in Maynooth and Rome and three men are commencing preparation for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese.   The overall cost in the coming year will reach €120,000, and this collection is the principal source of funding. Your support is very much appreciated.   Fr. Ben Hodnett who was Ordained in June has been appointed to Frankfield/Grange Parish and Marius O’Reilly will be ordained for our Diocese in November on the Feast of Christ the King. Please keep them in your prayers.

Opening of School Year Mass  for Bunscoil Chriost Ri  on Tues. 16th Sept. in The Church at 11am

Turner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage to Gougane Barra will be on  Sun. 28th Sept. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop John Buckley at 2.30pm.  Bishop Donal Murray will preach the Homily.  Bus will leave outside  Bunscoil Chriost Ri at 12.30pm sharp, returning at 6.30pm approx.  Fare: €10 per person (bring a snack).  Money, names and telephone numbers will be collected by Parish Assembly members at exit doors this and next weekend or  alternatively may be handed in to the Sacristy up to 22nd Sept.

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

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

Triduum in honor of St Pio (Padre Pio) in Holy Trinity Church on  22nd, 23rd, 24th September. Preacher Fr. Benignus Buckey  OFM Cap.

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.

Cork Alzheimer’s Cafe:  next meeting  Friday.-26th Sept.  1.30-3,30pm. Activity Centre, St Finbarr’s Hospital, Light refreshments provided. All welcome.

Cobh Flower & Horticulture Club are holding a Festival of Flowers in The Cathedral ,Cobh on Sat. 20th Sept. from 11 – 5pm and Sun. 21st Sep. from 1.30 – 5pm. All proceeds going towards the restoration of the unique Telford Organ.

Cork Lions Club will be organising SafeTalk meetings on suicide awareness in the coming weeks – please email safetalk@corklionsclub.ie or text 0860755564 <tel:0860755564>  with your name and number and we will be in contact shortly

Console: 1800 201 890
Aware:  1890 303 302
Samaritans:  116123

The Jesus Youth Movement on their European Tour are visiting our Diocese on Friday 10th Oct.  their  band “Rex Ban” will  be in the Cork Opera House that evening at 7pm.  They are led by a group of lay Catholic missionaries and have participated with Pope Francis at the World Youth day in Brazil. Tickets:  contact Joel Jose 087 1705177    www.jesusyouth.org

“Do this in Memory”   There was a great turnout of parents at the meeting re. First Holy Communion preparation programme last week. The class representatives will meet in Fr. Kerry’s house on  Monday. 22nd September at 7.30pm

Colaiste Chriost Ri  Information Evening  Wednesday 17th. September  at 7pm for Parents and Prospective Students from 5th & 6th classes