21st October 2018 – Mission Sunday 29th Sun. Ordinary Time (B)

This is World Mission Sunday and on this day, collections will be taken up throughout the world and used to help support missionaries who bring faith, hope and love to those who are suffering, helping to build churches, hospitals, and schools.

Just as Jesus experienced opposition and suffering in his mission, so the missionary church at home and abroad experiences opposition and suffering. Our first reading for this Sunday is from the fourth song of the servant in Isaiah, the suffering servant who gives his and takes the faults of many on himself. This is echoed in the Gospel reading as Jesus says the Son of Man came to serve and give his life as a ransom for many. He is the Servant King and we share that kingship by virtue of our baptism, and we too are called to serve others.
We share in his mission as we allow our faith to be deepened and spread the light of Christ by the witness of a Christian life. The kingdom of God is built up as ordinary things and actions are made holy by ordinary people. We also share in Christ’s mission as we help our missionaries by encouragement, by prayer and by material support. As we thank God for the life-giving gift of our faith, may we be anxious to share that gift with a world that needs it so badly, both at home and abroad.
Second Collection: The annual collection for the Propagation of the Faith will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

Holy Souls. Novena of Masses from Friday 2nd to Saturday November 10th. Novena envelopes and lists for the dead now available.

The Annual Rosary Procession around the Lough takes place on Sunday October 28th starting with Rosary in the Lough Church at 2.30pm. All Welcome.

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital. Light refreshments, all welcome, no charge. Next meeting Friday 26th October.

Anam Cara is committed to continue offering all our services at no charge to bereaved parents and families throughout Ireland. We are looking for some supportive volunteers who would consider helping us for a couple of hours on Saturday 17th November at Dunnes Stores, Bishopstown between 10am – 6pm. If you are interested in helping out, please email Pam at p.gaffney@anamcara.ie.

Young Adults gather each Tuesday in Mount Finbarr, Glasheen Road, T12 P2R8 at 7pm. Explore aspects of faith and prayer, and chat over refreshments. Further details email eavopost@gmail.com or call 087 2209994

Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross. Your Local Co-Educational Primary School
Open Night Tuesday, 23rd October 7:30pm – 8:30pm. All Welcome
Now taking enrolments for 2019-2020

Ennismore Retreat Centre Presents Healing our Grief & Transforming our Loss.
Patrick Sheehan MIAHIP Saturday 3rd November Time:10.30 am – 4.30pm
Cost: €60 (Including lunch) Booking and Details from Ennismore
Tel: 021-4502520 E-mail: info@ennismore.ie

Our NET Ministries Team arrived in Cork on 1st October. They range in age from 18 to 26, three women, three men and they come from Australia, U.S.A., Brazil and Co. Meath! They will work in the three parishes of Douglas, Turner’s Cross and the South Parish. The Team live together in the South Parish and a house there has had a make-over to accommodate the six young adults.
They will visit secondary schools and youth groups as well as Confirmation classes, giving young people an opportunity to hear the message of the Gospel in their own language from people close to their own age. In this way students are comfortable with the team’s encouragement to live a life of faith. They work principally through retreats (called Encounter Days) in which the sharing of their personal experience of the positive influence and importance of Jesus and religion on their own lives is a central element.

Our NET Ministries Team.  The team leaders will be Anne-Marie Williams, age 21, from Australia and Bruno Proenca, age 26,from Brazil. They, along with four others arrived in Cork on Monday 1st October.  Monica Schaefer, 19, from Texas, USA and Niall Foley, 18, from Co. Meath. John Luke de Losa, 18, from Australia and Leanne Rodriguez, 24, from Texas, USA. They will be involved in retreat work in schools (Confirmation, First Years, Transition Year and Leaving Certs) here Turner’s Cross,  in Douglas and South Parish.    As well as retreat days (Encounter Days in schools and youth groups they will also be involved in outreach to 3rd Level Students.