22nd October 2017- Mission Sunday

Parish CELEBRATION 25th November, 2017
A number of significant milestones in the life of our parish occurred over the past year or so.   These will be recalled in prayer at the 6.00pm vigil Mass on Saturday 25th November, 2017.  After Mass we will gather for food, music, presentations and a little craic in the Nano Nagle Hall, Bunscoil Chriost Ri.  All are invited, so save the date.  More details near the time.
Deaths:  We pray for Mary O’Keeffe , South Douglas Road , who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.
Mission Sunday.  Today is Mission Sunday and the Holy Father invites Catholics all over the world to contribute to a special collection. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend as we support missionary activity abroad through our prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected help Churches who need financial support and are directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially.  Last year Irish Catholics contributed more than €1.6 million on Mission Sunday, and this collection was distributed to more than 1,000 young Churches in need. Contributions are used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians and female religious novices, and for the formation of catechists and lay leaders. Our Mission Sunday collection will also be used for building health facilities and for emergency aid. We remember the work of missionaries throughout the world including more than 1,300 Irish missionaries.
Parish Assembly 2017 – 2020
Our fourth Parish Assembly has completed its period of training and will hold its first regular monthly meeting on Thursday 9th November.   The new assembly membership is as follows:
Chairperson:    Rose Fitzgerald
Secretary:        Patricia Harrington
Deputy Chairperson Br James O’Donovan
Anne Bermingham            
Arman Beron                                 
Eileen Beron                                 
Alan Casey                                                
Bernadette Hegarty                       
MaryRose Hickey 
Sashi James                       
Eddie Mullins                    
Irene Purificacion              
Evelyn Sheehan                 
Ronan Sheehan (First Year Only)
Fr. Billy O’Sullivan           
Formal Commissioning will take place at a weekend Mass following the meeting of 9th November.   Sincere thanks to those nominated for this commitment to the parish community and we ask God’s blessing for them and their families for the next three years. Thanks also to the members of the previous assembly (2014-2017) who completed their work at Easter and to the Steering Group which met during the “interregnum”
Cork Alzheimers Café  a safe space for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends. Last Friday of each month 1.30- 3.30 pm in St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Rd.  Light refreshments provided free of charge. All welcome  – next meeting Friday  27th October.
Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 1st of November from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.
Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross your Local Co-Educational Primary School Open Night Tuesday, 24th October 7:30pm-8:30pm. All Welcome.  Now taking enrolments for 2018-2019

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018

God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[we pause and remember family members
and others by name].
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,

South Parish Historical Society is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 1st November at 7.30 p.m. in St John’s College, Sawmill Street, on the topic of ‘Unfree Labour in 19th Century Cork’. The guest speaker is Barra O’Donnabhain. Non-members €3. All welcome.