29th September 2019 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Rosary at 2.30 pm and Mass at 3.00 pm.  Principal Celebrant will be Most Rev. Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, the Preacher will be Very Rev. Anthony O’Mahony, PP Uibh Laoire.
The Parish Minibus will be leaving the Church immediately after the twelve o’clock Mass, a few seats are available, cost € 10.00.

Deaths:  We pray for Pat O’Neill, Turners Cross, Philip Lecane, Mount Pleasant Avenue and Ann Giltinan, Loreto Park who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 5th October after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound during the week.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations –  will be hosted by the Redemptorist Community at SCALA, Castle Road, Blackrock (opposite the Castle) on Monday 30th September at 7:30pm all are welcome to join in prayer followed by tea and chat.

Alpha Course
Our Parish Alpha continues on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre.


Visit to the Venerable Matt Talbot Shrine
To celebrate 120 years of the Pioneers, a special bus is being organised from Cork to visit the Shrine of the Venerable Matt Talbot in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Seán Mc Dermott Street, Dublin on Sunday October 6th.
Pope Francis prayed at this shrine on his visit to Ireland last year.  All are welcome. To reserve your seat or for further information please contact Sorcha 0863642619 or Aislinn 0879699488.  Bus leaves Carrigaline 9.30am, Togher 9.50am and City Hall 10.10am.   Cost:  €50 including evening meal.

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.

Anam Cara Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 2nd October at 7:20pm in The Clayton Hotel, Cork City . This free event is open to all bereaved parents.

Ageing Well Programme this is an 8 week programme commencing on 11th October in Tory Top Library from 10.30am – 12.30pm for adults over 60.  For more information and to book your free place contact 021-4323194.  This group is run by Occupational Therapists from HSE and focuses on health promotion.

Hi! We are the new St Finbarr’s team for 2019/2020! We arrived in Cork on the 23rd of September and are very excited to be serving in the parishes of Douglas, Turner’s Cross and South Parish for the next year.
Our team members are:
Shaun (New Zealand), Annika (Germany), Sophia (Seattle, U.S.A.), Marrick (Saskatchewan, Canada) and Patrick (Prince Edward Island, Canada).
They say to us –  We will be working in schools to lead retreat days and Confirmation and religion classes for various year levels. We also hope to be running some youth groups throughout the parishes, and look forward to meeting many of the young adult groups in the three parishes, as well as young adults throughout in the diocese. Feel free to chat to us if you see us at Mass, we would love to get to know you and can’t wait to see what Cork has to offer this year!

SACRISTY PHONE: Due to installation of a new broadband line to facilitate live streaming of Masses our Sacristy Telephone has been disconnected for a few days.

South Parish Historical Society Wednesday 2nd October at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Kieran Groeger talk on The Incredible Story of Mary Pike.  All Welcome. €5 for non-members.

Coffee Morning: The Parish Assembly is holding a coffee morning on Sunday next 6th October, after the 10.00am Mass.  Join us in the Parish Centre for a cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Minister of the Word rota is available for collection in the Sacristy.

FR. JACOB MADATHUMPADY:    Fr Jacob leaves us on Monday following his month in Turner’s Cross.  From Kerala in Southern India, Fr Jacob ministers as a missionary priest in the Punjab, 3,000 km to the north, where Catholics are a tiny proportion of the population. He served as Parish Priest for two Punjabi parishes before being sent to Rome for further studies. We thank him for his ministry in our parish, it was great to hear the voice of the Church from a faraway land.
There will be an exit collection after Masses so that those who wish may contribute to Fr Jacob’s living expenses as a Third World Student Priest in Rome.