7th October 2018 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)


Jesus tells us that from the beginning God’s plan for humanity included an exclusive man/woman relationship, a faithful life-long union of love. God’s creation was good, and the Incarnation affirms the essential goodness and wholesomeness of human nature in all its aspects, including human sexuality. Nowadays the exclusive nature of the man/woman relationship is challenged on many fronts and we are faced with a widespread rejection of the sexual morality of the entire Christian tradition. This has had disastrous social consequences and has led to loss of respect for and understanding of intrinsic human values. A crass and permissive culture offers freedom and pleasure to our young people. The offer is a lie. Young people are hopelessly short-changed in the area of healthy sexuality and risk being cut off from the full realisation of their human potential.
Married love is a real and wonderful gift from God, but growth to maturity where the gift can be appreciated in all its richness is a slow process, joyful but at times painful. We older Christians need to reach out to young people to present an ideal of Christian marriage that is wholesome and authentic. The ideal is not realised by married couples at all times, and Christians seeking holiness approach the Lord in our brokenness, relying on his love and mercy rather than on our own worthiness. The starting point for Christian thinking about marriage must be the aspect of mutual love and faithfulness, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament.

Altar Servers
Parents of children who attend Mass in this church and are in third class or above and are not in our Parish School may collect an Altar Server Application Form and the Child Protection Policy Document in the Sacristy. Current Altar Servers are invited to renew their commitment for the year ahead. Children attending Bus Scoil Chríost Rí will receive their application forms through the School.

Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 13th & 14th of October from 12-4. More information from 066 9151211 or info@colaisteide.com.

The Diocese continues to ensure and maintain compliance with the safeguarding children
policy and standards for the Catholic Church in Ireland 2016. For more information on the
policy please visit www.corkandross.org and click the safeguarding tab.

Ministers of the Eucharist: can collect their Rota for the coming weeks in the Sacristy.

Tory Top Library Event
Intercultural Studies Course: Tory Top Library. Oct 5th, 12th & 19th 11.00 -12.30. Booking Essential. (Tel: 4924934)

Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished Sat 20th Oct., 10am – 4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 ww.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

Anam Cara is committed to continue offering all our services at no charge to bereaved parents and families throughout Ireland. Anam Cara’s main fundraising event for 2018 is our national bag pack, once again in conjunction with the lovely people at Dunnes Stores. 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 who are interested in helping out, please email Pam at p.gaffney@anamcara.ie.

You can watch “The Rosary of Our Lady” on EWTN Catholic TV on Sunday 7th October (4pm); Thurs 11th October (9am); Fri 12th October (3pm) and Saturday 13th October (9pm). EWTN Catholic TV is available on: Sky 588, Virgin Media 815, Eircom eFibre 589 or Watch Online at www.ewtn.ie

Finbar Wright Concert
Our Lady Crowned Church Mayfield
Sunday 14th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets €25.00 available from the Parish Office, Credit Union, Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, and 20 Courtlands, Mayfield. Proceeds will go to set up cost of new classroom in Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin Mayfield for children with Autism.

Parish Assembly meeting this Monday 8th October in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

NET Ministries
The NET Ministries Team arrived in Cork on Monday last and were welcomed by Fr. Kerry, Turners Cross, Canon Teddy O’Sullivan, Douglas and Fr. Eoin Whooley, South Parish.

Our NET Ministries team will work with young people and youth groups in our three parishes. The six members of our team are aged from 18 to 25 and are from the US, Australia, Brazil and Co. Meath and they will live in a house in the South Parish.

The Team are equipped to set up and run youth groups, youth Masses, after-school programmes, lunch-time school programmes, coffee houses, faith discussions, rosary groups, men and women’s groups, assist and help with religion classes and much more.

Young people are the future of our Faith and what better way to proclaim the Good News of Christ to them than through other young people? The NET Ministries team represents a huge opportunity for evangelisation and a very exciting adventure for our parish communities. The team will come to masses soon to tell us of their plans, but meanwhile please keep John-Luke, Leanne, Niall, Monica, Bruno and Annie in your prayers and may the Holy Spirit bless their work

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses next weekend 14th /15th October to support the work of the dioceses.