25th November 2018- Feast of Christ the King

 Following Jesus is not a matter of public demonstration, waving of hands or chanting his name, but of entering into his kingdom of service, justice and generous love.  We share the kingship of the Servant King when we are prepared to wash the feet of the least of the brothers and sisters, to learn from the one who is humble and gentle of heart, to reach out to those in need, the poor, the sick, the old, the lonely, to those who seem undeserving and unlovable.
The leaders of Jerusalem and the soldiers mocked the kingship of Jesus on the cross, and Pilot’s notice on the cross, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,” was intended as a mocking warning.  Yet the salvation of the world, of all peoples of all times, comes from the helpless man on the cross.  Jesus, dying for the whole world, focussed on an individual who called to him: “remember me when you come into your kingdom.”  His reply can be for each of us: “this day you will be with me in paradise.”

Congregational Singing. From now until Christmas we are introducing a new series of Entrance and Recessional hymns suitable for congregational singing, and would encourage (with the emphasis on courage perhaps) everybody to join in.

Autumn Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy. Many thanks.

Special Collection for the World Meeting of Families.
A further Collection for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018 will be held this weekend, November 24th/25th. This is to defray the outstanding deficit of the World Meeting of Families and is part of a National Special Collection.

Any support that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

A Turner’s Cross Parish Alpha course begins at the end of January. This is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun and friendly way. The course continues on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm for ten weeks. Parishioners who have completed an Alpha course are invited to help as Team, contact Fr Billy, Catechist Bernadette Hegarty, or any member of the Parish Assembly

Turners Cross Senior Citizens Party in Nemo Rangers Club on Sunday December 9th at three o’clock.  Names to be handed into the Church by Saturday 1st December.

Handel’s Messiah at Gurranabraher Church – Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 8.00 pm. East Cork Choral Society  with soloists Mary Hegarty – Soprano; Sarah-Ellen Murphy – Alto; Peter Stobart – Tenor; Timothy Emberson – Bass with East Cork Orchestra – Eithne Willis, Leader, Conductor Colin Nicholls.  Admission – €20, all proceeds towards clearing our Church debt. Tickets from Gurranabraher Parish Office, Pro Musica in Oliver Plunkett St. and from East Cork Choral Society members. Further Information at 021 430 3655.

Human Trafficking. The Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles invites you to a viewing of HOW MUCH . . ., a short film on human trafficking by the Society of African Missions, at 7.00 pm on Sunday 25th November at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple.  Tea served after the film.  This is a contribution to the worldwide campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Violence towards Women and Children,” held from 25th November to 10th December every year.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next December 1st at the 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.
Parish Christmas & Triduum Cards will be available in the Parish Office after Masses from next weekend   The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 December

Liam Lawton Concert. Join Liam Lawton, supported by the Wilcollane Singers, for “Christmas by Candlelight”, a fundraising concert, in St. Finbarr’s South Church, Dunbar Street, Cork on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets, €20.00 each, available from:  Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork;  The Flying Enterprise, South Gate Bridge, Cork & South Parish Office and Sacristy or by telephoning 085-147 1147.

December Holy Hour to pray for vocations – Saturday 1st December  from 3:00pm to 4:00pm  will be  hosted by the Daughters of Charity, in the Convent Chapel at  St Louise’s Convent,  Knocknaheeny.  All are welcome – refreshments will follow the time of prayer.

Saturday 1st December: “A Ray of Hope” for people who for various reasons find celebrating Christmas a challenge. 10.00 am — 12.30pm including tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie>

Sat 8th Dec: ‘’What’s all the Fuss about Anyway?’’: Advent afternoon of prayer and reflection in an atmosphere of silence as we prepare to welcome the Christchild. A mixture of guided prayer and time for your own reflection. 2pm— 5pm €20 incl. tea/coffee. Booking Required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie>

Save the Date!  Faith conference in the Town Hall Mitchelstown on Saturday December 8th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The theme is: how Our Lady has preserved and helped the faith to flourish in Ireland in challenging times, and how she can do this once again.  Speakers include Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Radio Maria), Canon Michael Fitzgerald, Dr Gill Doherty, Fr John Mockler, Fr John Walsh OP.  Mass and confessions also included. Donation only.  Time for lunch in Mitchelstown.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 5th of December at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

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 Finbarrs Hospital, Douglas Road.  Light refreshments provided free of charge.  Next meeting Friday 30th November -.All welcome.

Ennismore Retreat Centre   Join us in remembering those we have loved and lost

Candlelit Reflection leading into the Eucharist 28th November at 7:30pm. No charge/ Donation optional. Booking is Essential, email info@ennismore or phone 021-4502520.

Our Church was opened for Worship  this weekend 87 year ago

  • Commissioned in 1927 by Rev Daniel Cohalan D.D., Bishop of Cork
  • Designed by Chicago Architect Barry Byrne
  • Built through 1929-1931 by John Buckley
  • Opened on the Feast of Christ the King, October 25th 1931.
  • Cost £30,000
  • The first & remains one of a few Irish churches to be designed by a foreign architect
  • The first Irish church to be built from concrete instead of brick
  • One of the largest suspended-ceiling churches in Europe.
  • Seating Capacity of 1200