OUR BELOVED DEAD
Next Sunday 2nd November is All Souls Day, when we remember and pray for the dead and our Masses on that day will be for all our beloved dead. As we remember and pray for them, we experience again the grief and loneliness, and we remember good times and bad, the joys and sorrows. At the last supper Jesus asked that his friends remember him. He gave them the bread and the wine saying: “this is my body, this is my blood, do this in memory of me.” We remember these words at the Consecration of each Mass. He died for all and we pray for our dead at each Mass, not just in November.
In today’s gospel reading Jesus emphasises the primacy of love and we remember that we have a sure and certain hope for ourselves and for those we love. Jesus tells us he has prepared a place for each of us and will return to take us to himself, so that, as he says, “where I am you, may be too.” We live in that hope, in that promise, as we pray that our beloved dead are among those of whom it is said: “They shall see the Lord face to face and his name will be written on their foreheads. It will never be night again and they will not need lamplight or sunlight, because the Lord God will be shining on them. They will reign for ever and ever.”
Feast of all Saints: Saturday next 1st November is the Feast of all Saints (Holyday of Obligation) Masses:: Vigil Mass Friday 6.00 pm and Saturday 10.00am. The 6pm Mass on Saturday is the Vigil Mass for All Souls Day.
Remembrance Weekend: 1st / 2nd November, all Masses next weekend will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2013 Lights will be available at back of Church for you to light and place at the altar in their memory. Those who lost loved ones during the past year will be remembered in a special way at all our Masses. Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship. All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past. That is why during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our own lives.
Sunday 2 Nov.
St Josephs Tory Top Road 2.30pm
St James Chetwynd 3pm
Saturday 8 Nov.
St Olivers Model Farm Road 2pm Mass
Sunday 9 Nov.
St Michaels Blackrock 3pm
St Catherines Kilcully 3pm
Sunday 23 Nov.
St Finbarrs Glasheen Road 2.30pm
Holy Souls. Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls from Sunday 2nd November to Monday 10th November, with an extra Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered at the Novena are available at the Exit doors. These may be placed in the box at the altar rails.
Healing Service of Rosary and Benediction in the Church in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary on Wednesday next October 29th at 7.30 pm. Recitation of the Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Anointing of the Sick and Benediction. Confessions will be available during Exposition and afterwards. Please note that the Sacrament of the Sick will not be available on Saturday 1st November, the Feast of all Saints.
First Saturday Sacrament of the Sick: Please note that the Sacrament of the Sick will not be offered after the 10.00 am Mass on Saturday 1st November, the Feast of all Saints, but will be available at the healing Service on Wednesday evening.
Cork Alzheimer’s Cafe – Last Fri of each month, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Activity Centre, St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Rd. All welcome. Our next meeting Fri. 31 Oct
Coping with Grief and Loss after the death of a child. Talk by Miriam Porter at Anam Cara bereavement Information Evening Wed. 5th of Nov. from 19:30 to 21:30, Silver Springs Hotel. Please contact in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 4045378.
Volunteers invited to help our Church Cleaning Team, approximately one hour and twenty minutes each Friday at 2.00 pm.
Baptism Team members help parents prepare for the Baptism of their children. If you would like to help in this important parish pastoral work, please contact one of the priests of the parish.
Invitation to Turners Cross Day Care Centre. 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Centre and an open evening will be held on Thursday 30th November from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. You are cordially invited to view the centre and its facilities. Staff members will be present to answer any questions you may have. For information phone 021 4323435 . The centre is situated behind Christ the King Church on Capwell Road.