13th October 2019 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time C

Human Trafficking.
Pope Francis describes human trafficking as “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a crime against humanity.” The Santa Marta Group endorsed the Pope is an alliance of international Police Chiefs and Catholic Bishops working with civil society in an effort to eradicate human trafficking and modern slavery. Our Diocese seeks to educate us about this international evil, present also in Ireland. Visit www.santamartagroup.com <http://www.santamartagroup.com> .

Deaths:  We pray for Elizabeth (Betty) Hayes, Fr. Mathew Road, Marian O’Leary, Windmill Road and Finbarr Fitzgerald, Turners Cross, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Altar Servers
Altar servers meeting with parent/guardian on this Monday 14th October at 2.30 pm.

SVP Appeal for Church-Door Collectors
A reminder of last week’s appeal, the Society is finding it very difficult to maintain the monthly church-door collections due to a shortage of volunteers. To help please contact Ms Anne McKernan on 021 4270444 / 086-024-9518.

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman is to be declared a Saint by Pope Francis on this Sunday, 13th October. Cardinal Newman was born in London in 1801, and died in Birmingham in 1890. An Anglican priest and eminent scholar, he was received into the Catholic Church in 1845 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1847.  Reading the early church fathers showed him that the fullness of Christian Faith was to be found only in the Catholic Church.
He founded the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Birmingham in 1848 and was rector of the Catholic University of Dublin from1851 to 1858.  His lifelong success in bringing others to Christ shows that Christian friendship achieves much more by attracting people to the Lord than aggressive argument.
Cardinal Newman’s writings had a profound influence on the Second Vatican Council. He anticipated the Council in his understanding of doctrinal development and of Divine Revelation, in his stress on the role of the laity, his understanding of the Church as communion and in his sense of the need for the Church to engage with the modern world and abandon a siege mentality.
Saint John Paul II commented that in in the face of rationalism which rejected both authority and transcendence, and of fideism which led to a distorted dependence upon authority and the supernatural, Cardinal Newman offered a remarkable synthesis of faith and reason, which were for him “like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of the truth.”  Addressing Christ in The Pillar of the Cloud, Newman wrote: “Lead kindly light amid the encircling gloom, lead Thou me on”, and for him Christ was the light at the heart of every kind of darkness.
Fr Billy

Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 19th & 20th of October from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm.  Information from 066- 9151211 or email info@colaisteide.com.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses this weekend 12th /13th October. These Collections eable the Diocese to support parishes through central services. Bishop Fintan comments that the generosity and loyalty of parishioners ensure that vital Diocesan needs are met, as he thanks us for our support.

Next weekend we celebrate World Mission Sunday. It’s a way, chosen by Pope Francis, that gives support to those suffering within our Church family. Every single parish worldwide will give what they can to support overseas missionaries, many of whom work in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Next week, please be extra generous during Mass.  If you can’t give on World Mission Sunday, you can donate €4 right now, by texting the word ‘Mission’ to 50300. (Texts cost €4. World Mission Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.60. You can also donate online at www.wmi.ie/donate <http://www.wmi.ie/donate> . World Missions Ireland, the Church’s charity for overseas mission, is responsible for the coordination of Mission Month. Learn about their work at www.wmi.ie <http://www.wmi.ie> .

RESTRICTED ACCESS TO CHURCH CARPARK – Church Roof Essential Repairs and Maintenance
Carpark access will be restricted for safety reasons during the coming week each day after the 10.00 am Mass due to the presence of large high reach equipment and work on the Church Roof.  The roof was damaged in recent storms, resulting in loosening of some heavy roof tiles and water damage to interior finishes.  The tiles on the roof slope on the carpark side have already been secured, the remaining work involves the replacement of some eighteen large panes of roof glazing and securing a few remaining tiles on the south facing roof slope, above the grassed area.
Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith
This Sunday, October 13th, join thousands of people across Ireland and pray the Rosary at over 250 locations at 2.30pm, on the coasts and other inland locations, for life and faith. This great event is happening simultaneously in over 20 countries on Sunday.   To find a location near you visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie> .

Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin, Co Cork:
Wednesday 16th October: Fr Jim Cogley – ‘Getting the Past out of the Present: Reclaiming our Lives. 10am – 4pm. Registration 9.40am €65 incl. morning coffee/tea and a light lunch.

Saturday 19th October: ‘Day of Meditation and Relaxation’ with Eileen Nash pbvm. h The Gift of a day away from the busyness and stress of your everyday life! 10.30am – 3.30pm (registration 10am); bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking essential: 022 26411; secretary@nanonaglebirthplace.ie.

Annual Procession around the Lough Sunday 27th October assembling at 2.30 pm at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough.  Adoration and Rosary. Procession at 3.00 pm, enrolment in the Brown Scapular after the procession at Benediction in the Church