30th October 2016 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

images-1Feast of all Saints Tuesday 1st November.  Masses:  Vigil Monday 6.00 pm.  Tuesday 10.00 am & 6.00 pm

 Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls from Wed  2nd  Nov. to Thurs. 10th Nov, Masses each day at 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Novena envelopes available at the exit doors can be placed in the box at the altar rails.

 A Plenary Indulgence for the souls of the departed may be gained by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed between noon on November 1st and midnight on All Souls’ day (November 2nd), by all who confess their sins during the weeks before of after All Souls’ Day, receive Holy Communion  between the 1st and 8th November and pray for the Pope’s intentions.  The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain also gain a plenary indulgence once per day from Nov 1st to 8th.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 Remembrance Weekend 5th & 6th  November. All Masses will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2015.  Nightlights available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rail in their memory.   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 and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

5th Nov.   St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm
6th Nov.   St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2.20pm
St James Chetwynd
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

13th Nov.  St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of our Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

 South Parish Historical Society monthly meeting Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Guest Speaker Gerry White will speak on Ireland, Cork and the Battle of the Somme.  All welcome. Non-members €2

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 5th November at the ten o’clock Mass.

 Coffee Morning: This Wednesday 2nd Nov. after the 10.00 am Mass in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

 Prayer for Syria
Lord our God, father of all humanity; change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, so that peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.
May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria and upon our world until all conflicts cease and peace reigns on earth. AMEN

Learning about the Mass with Kath and Qumen

kath-and-qumen-aWhat do we do at Mass?There is a special name for all the people gathered together for Mass. They are called the Assembly or the Congregation. Everyone present helps to make the Mass a celebration of God’s love for us by:
• Joining in the prayers

• Standing, kneeling and sitting together at the right times

• Singing when there is music

• Listening carefully

• Offering our gifts to be shared

• Coming to the altar to receive holy communion or a blessing.

We are all part of the action!

In ‘full, active and conscious participation’.