6th Sept. 2015 – 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

FullSizeRender Pope Francis said during the week “We need to reach out to those who have turned away from the practice of the faith, many of whom are in our own families and parish communities. How can we walk with them in a way that will help them to see once more the beauty of following Jesus?  We are called to step out from the doors  of the Church to bring Christ to all we meet.   This is our mission:  to be filled with Christ and to  bring Him to others.    Christ has no body now but ours. He has placed Himself in the position of a genuine dependence on His members.  We are His present-day means of action and expression.  Through us, He continues to lead His life on a far wider scale than He did long ago in Galilee, in word and deed.    Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during his 19th-27th Sept. visit.  He has asked us to pray for Him.

Preparing for First Holy Communion: on this Wed. 9th Sept. at 7.30pm There will be an Introductory Meeting and Registration of Children whose parents wish them to prepare and receive their First Holy Communion in May 2016.  The meeting will be held in the Church. and is for parents only.

Tues. 8th Sept. is the Feast of the Birthday of Our Lady

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Kieran Bullman, Connolly Rd. Phyllis Kelleher, High St. &  Pauline O’Hara. South Douglas Rd. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families

Alzheimer. Society Saturday Club:  Sat 12th Sept  2 pm to 4 pm  Bessboro Day Care Centre Live music   Light Refreshments Provided

The Library is open next this weekend to return a book and get one  !!

Beginning Experience is a 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.   Next weekend in Ennismore Retreat Centre, from Fri. 2nd Oct. to Sun. 4th Oct.  Details 0879886480

Parish Choir; We welcome back our Choir.  New members are always welcome. Contact Paula Murphy  Phone 4964519 or any member of the Choir.

September  Diary
7th Sept
. Parish Assembly Meeting  Parish Centre 8pm
8th Sept. St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Meeting. Parish Centre 7 30pm
9th Sept. Meeting with Parents of Children preparing for First Holy Communion next May in the Church at 7.30pm
17th Sept. Coffee Morning in Parish Centre in aid of Marymount Hospice after 10am Mass. Your support and  help will  be much appreciated.
24th Sept. Mass for the beginning of School Year for Bun Scoil Chriost Ri  in the Church at 11am.    Parents are welcome to attend.
27th Sept. Enrollment of Children for First Penance & First Holy Communion at 10am  Mass.
27th Sept.   Gougane Barra Sunday:   Mass will be celebrated at 2.30pm. by Bishop Buckley.  Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll, Parish Priest of Clonakilty, will preach the homily.

imagesMass of Thanksgiving:  on Saturday 10th Oct. the 6pm Mass will be offered for the Presentation Sisters  in Thanksgiving for their presence and involvement in Parish Life and Education over the years.  After the Mass there will be a gathering in the Nano Nagle Hall – which was the Hall of the Girls Primary School.

Parish Mini Mission: 17th – 21th October  with Fr. Michael Burgess  OFMCap.  More details later

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:  monthly meeting in Parish Centre on this Tues. 8th Sept at 7.30pm

Rose of Tralee   Elysha Brennan the 2015 Rose volunteered as a helper in the Hospital in Lourdes  in July,  looking after sick pilgrims.  She said “I have great faith and I wanted to give something back and to give thanks”.