26th November 2017 – Feast of Christ the King

We congratulate our Sacristan Jack Kiely on his 80th birthday and thank him for his years of service to the Church and parish community since his appointment in 1998.   Throughout his service to the parish of Turners Cross he has been an effective, efficient and pastoral sacristan, consistently working beyond the call of duty. Bishop Buckley presents a Benemerenti Medal to Jack at our Vigil Mass this weekend.  This medal is awarded by the Pope in recognition of exceptional service to the church.

Our Parish Priest, Archdeacon Kerry Murphy O’Connor, retired in August of last year, and celebrated his 80th birthday in December.   We express our gratitude for Fr. Kerry’s years of service to the Diocese of Cork & Ross and especially for his time at Turner’s Cross.

At the first Permanent Diaconate ordination in the history of the diocese Rev. Frank McKevitt was ordained as a Permanent Deacon on the 10th September.  We thank Frank for his commitment and wish him well in his new role.

We wish to thank Br. Aidan McHugh for his service to the Parish as chair of the Parish Pastoral Assembly and for his unstinting work for the parish.   Br. Aidan has been transferred from the Presentation Brothers Community at Maiville Terrace to the Generalate at Mount St. Joseph.

Deaths:  We pray for Tom Hayes, Friars Walk, Kevin B. Clancy, Mercier Park and Paul Carey, Curragh Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Diocese of Cork and Ross Vocation Discernment for men aged 18 to 40 who are thinking about priesthood. Monthly gatherings at the Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane beginning on Wednesday 29th November from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Further information contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537603

A Concert in Support of Bunscoil Chríost Rí Development: Wednesday December 6th at 7.30pm, Christ the King Church. Cork Garda Male Voice Choir, Wilcollane Singers, Bunscoil Chriost Ri Children’s Choir.  Songs, Carols, Sing-alongs to get you in the mood for Christmas. No charge, donations accepted.

Christmas In the Cathedral: Liam Lawton in concert supported by the Cathedral parish Choir Thursday 7th December at 8.00 pm.  Tickets € 20 from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Nolan Butchers, Shandon Street, Cathedral Presbytery 021 4304325, Cathedral Sacristy 021 4210717, the Cathedral Visitor Centre.

First Friday visits to the sick and housebound will NOT take place until next week on Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th Dec.

First Saturday Anointing of the Sick is deferred to Saturday 9th December after the 10.00 am Mass.

Ministers of the Word may collect their Rota from the Sacristy.

Altar servers are currently being recruited. If you are in 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th class and come to Mass in Turner’s Cross then please send in an Application Form.  These are available in the Sacristy after any Mass and should be returned by Sunday 3rd December. Altar server training will be provided, and Parish safeguarding procedures will be observed.

Turners Cross Community Association Santa Claus is visiting on Saturday December 9th, starting 11 o’clock. Free event, all welcome.  Refreshments served.

Veritas and the Pastoral Development Office invite all parishioners to the launch of the book “55 ways to connect with families in your parish” by Sr Karen Kent osu on Sunday 3rd December at 4pm in Saint Columba’s Church, Douglas beginning with a time of Advent Prayer based on the book.  All are welcome.

SAMUEL PROGRAMME – Are you aged 18-35 and wondering what God is calling you to do with your life? Join the Samuel Programme for 6 months – gatherings once a month in the Franciscan Friary Killarney on Sunday evenings. For details email eavopost@gamil.com or call Anne-Marie 0872209994

Lord Mayor’s Gala Christmas Concert Saturday 2nd December at 8.00pm, Cork City Hall.  Cork Concert Orchestra and special guests.  Tickets available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street and online at www.everymancork.com <http://www.everymancork.com>

Turners Cross Senior Citizens Party in Nemo Rangers Club on Sunday December 10th at 3 o’clock.  Names to be handed into Church or Club by Wednesday 6th December.