8th November 2015 – Remembrance Weekend

purgatoryRemembrance 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 Tuesday 10th Nov.  Masses each day at 10am & 6pm    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
8th Nov.  St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd. 2.30pm                                                                                                                                 St James Chetwynd   3pm                                                                                                                             Douglas  3pm                                                                                                                 St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm                                                                                                                       St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm
Don’t forget a pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

Death: We remember in our prayers Mary Hourihan, Evergreen Rd. We extend our sympathy to her family

A time to remenber
The great consolation of our November  remembering is that our connections are never broken.  When we face the emptiness, pain and  sorrow that come with grief we can feel  useless but our Church reminds us that we  are not powerless in the face of the tragedy  of the loss of someone we love. There is still  something we can do. Our prayers and acts  of remembrance and charity can assist our  loved ones on their journey back to God. November is always a reminder to us of how important is that we live fully in the present moment. If we live to give as much love as we can then death will never be the end of our human story. To love is to live eternally because it means we will have left a mark on others that will be passed on and shared with generations yet unborn.  The Christian faith is about living, not dying. We need to understand that. It is about living confident, courageous lives here and now. Christian faith is about living. It is about loving God and loving people. It is about making sure that the entire world knows the reason for the hope we have in our hearts. Jesus Christ was victorious over   the grave. And because he lives we too shall live.

In the rising of the sun and its going down………………….  We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter…..We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer…We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn..We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends…………….. .We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength………………..We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart…………………………….We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share ………………………..We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live for they are part of us…We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful we still know………..God remembers them

Marriage Encounter Weekend, in the Lake Hotel Killarney from the 13th to 15th Nov.  Contact  Frank  & Fiona Hickey:027  61003

Death: We remember in our prayers Mary Hourihan Evergreen Rd, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Parish Assembly meeting Monday 9th November in Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.  Agendas in Sacristy for members who do not use email.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society will meet on Tuesday Next 10th November after the 10.00 am Mass in the parish Centre.

Concert at Colaiste Chriost Rí: “Christmas with Cara,” 4th December at 8.00 pm.  Cara O’Sullivan accompanied by Eleanor Malone, with Choir of Bunscoil Chriost Rí and Church of St James Choir, Ballinora. Admission € 20.

Barrack Street Forum: Meeting at the Courtyard on Sober Lane, Sullivans Quay at 7.30 pm Tuesday 10th November, 2015, an opportunity to raise community safety issues. Residents of surrounding areas welcome.