The Presentation Congregation was founded by Nano Nagle on Christmas Eve, 1775 in a house in Douglas Street which became known as the South Presentation Convent. Sisters from the South Presentation Convent formed the first Presentation community in Turners Cross early in 1938 to service the girls’ school which was opened in 1937. Sadly, the convent was closed this year due to the decline in the number of Sisters living there. Our Vigil Mass for this 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time is offered in thanksgiving for the presence of the Sisters in our Parish over all the years. The Sisters have contributed enormously to the education and formation of young people in Turners Cross and beyond and were also very much involved in parish life. With gratitude and fondness we remember the Sisters who were part of our lives for so many years. Nano said “By degrees and with the help of God we can do a great deal”
Parish Mission: Our Mission will run from Saturday 17th to Wednesday 21st October, with Fr. Michael Burgess, OFM Cap. of Holy Trinity Friary, Cork. Fr Mike has ministered for many years in New Zealand as well as in Dublin and Cork and we are delighted to welcome him to Turner’s Cross for our 2015 Mission, as we prepare for the Holy Year of Mercy decreed by Pope Francis. The theme of our Mission is: “The loving kindness of the heart of our God – preparing for the Year of Mercy.”
Pope Francis prays: “Let the Church always be a place of Mercy and Hope where everyone is WELCOME, LOVED and FORGIVEN.”
Autumn Dues: We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect remaining envelopes for the Autumn Dues and our Parish Mission Leaflets in the Sacristy this weekend, 10th – 11th October. Time is a little critical because of the date of the Mission, many thanks.
Mission Sunday is next Sunday 18th Oct. The annual collection for the Missions will be taken up at all Masses. There are approximately 1,500 Irish born missionaries working in more than 80 countries. They continue to spread the Gospel through their work, their deep commitment to the people they serve and their Faith. In essence, they lead by example and have helped to change, for the better, millions of lives all over the globe. It is fitting then that the theme for this years’ Mission Month of October is ‘that they may have life’..life in all its richness and dignity. The richness of knowing the Gospel and Jesus Christ and the dignity of having food to eat, a roof to sleep under and work to go to. Through their work, our missionaries strive to make all this a reality for the people they serve
Parish Assembly Meeting: Mon. 12th October in Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.
Ministers of the Word & Eucharist can collect their Rotas in the Sacristy.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: meeting in Parish Centre 7.30 pm Tuesday 13th October.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Elizabeth (Lil) Collins, Capwell Ave. & Margaret O’Neill, Sunview Tec. We extend our sympathy to her family.
13th October: “Bridge” Faith Session for parents of children preparing for First Holy Communion, Ten ways to help your family grow in faith, 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.
15th October: Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony and Mass at 7.30 pm.
17th – 21st October: Parish Mission with Fr. Mike Burgess, OFM Cap.
7th – 8th November: Remembrance Weekend.
19th April, 2016: Parish Confirmations.
14th May, 2016: First Holy Communions.