2nd November 2014 – All Souls Day – Remembrance Weekend

imagesRemembrance Weekend:   Those who lost loved ones during the past year are remembered in a special way at all our Masses this weekend.  Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the  wonderful gift of family, kind neighbors and friendship.   All of us are shaped and  influenced by what has happened in the past.  That is why today and during November we  remember and pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our lives.

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls continues until Monday 10th Nov.  Masses each day at 10am & 6pm  If you wish your loved ones to be remembered place their names at box at Altar rails.  Lists available at back of Church. Gather as a family and make out the list of your loved ones who have died.   Some of the children have remembered family members, they have written their names on little crosses that are over at the Remembrance Garden.   We all love to be remembered but if we wish to be remembered one day we have a duty now to remember.

   Prayers & Blessing of Graves                                                                     

Sunday 2 Nov.
St Josephs Tory Top Road 2.30pm
St James Chetwynd 3pm
Douglas 3pm
Rathcooney 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

Don’t forget a pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

New Irish Catechism for Adults.  Sr. Karen of the Pastoral Development Office will present three sessions on different chapters of the catechism on Tuesdays 4th, 11th and 18th November in the Pastoral Office, Ballyphehane from 10.30am to 11.30 am, starting with coffee.  Documentation provided.

First Friday: Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy will visit the Sick & Housebound this week  on Thurs 6th and Fri.7th Nov. at the usual times

Positive Psychology/Mindfulness and Relaxation Classes in Turners Cross Community Centre on Mon. 3rd Nov. 7:30-9:00 costing €60 for a 6 week course. Contact: Judy Phelan R.G.N  0857142944

Nemo Rangers Gala Fashion Show:  Fri. Nov. 7th   8pm tickets €20 at Nemo or Oscar
Tel. 4961776. Proceeds to Childrens Christmas Party. All Welcome

Cork South Parish Historical Society Monthly Meeting  on Wed. 5th Nov. 7:30 p.m  in St John’s College  Sawmill Street.  Shane Lehane – Halloween-SAMHAIN  “Exploring the Irish Festival of the Dead” All Welcome

A Thought:  It is  difficult to understand death or make sense of the loss of a loved one. Death is not an end, only a beginning. We trust, hope and pray that all who have died are at peace and happy. Today and throughout this month of November we remember them in a special way.
                                                                                                                   Lord, we miss our loved ones, words fail to express the sadness we feel, particularly when our loss is recent. We trust and believe that they are now in a loving relationship with you.  May all our loved ones who have died rest in peace.