6th October 2019 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time C

Diocesan and Parish safeguarding of both children and vulnerable adults seeks to be proactive. Education and training are key in keeping the safeguarding message current and not allowing for compliancy. The Diocesan Safeguarding Committee holds regular training days, conferences and information sessions, see www.corkandross.org/ <http://www.corkandross.org/> safeguarding.

Diocese of Cork & Ross Evening Safeguarding Conference: Maple Suite, Rochestown Park Hotel on Wednesday 9th October 2019.  Finger Food Tea/ Coffee from 6.30 pm, conference starts at 7.00 pm and continues to 9.30 pm. Kevin Hyland O.B.E. will speak on Child Trafficking in Ireland and Dr. Maureen Griffin will speak on Online Solicitation of Minors. Places are limited and must be booked in advance at the Diocesan Office, cost € 10.00 per person.

Deaths:  We pray for Noreen (Agnes) Chandley, Beaufort Park who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

SVP Appeal for Church-Door Collectors
Dear Parishioner
We are looking for your help.
We are finding it very difficult to maintain the monthly church-door collections due to a shortage of volunteers.
This is a very important source of SVP funds which enables us to continue our ongoing support to those in need in our community.
Would you be willing to help us for 15 – 20 minutes before Mass once a month?  This is all we ask.
If you can help us at all, please contact Ms Anne McKernan on 021 4270444 / 086-024-9518.
Many thanks – your help will make a big difference.

To celebrate the Extraordinary Month of  Mission the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles Ardfoyle, Ballintemple invite you to join them for Mass: Our Mission as healing  on Wednesday 9th October at 7:00pm. You will gather in the hall of the Convent and then process into the chapel where you invited to place your intentions for healing before the altar.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses next weekend 12th /13th October to support the work of the dioceses. These Quarterly Collections continue to assist the Diocese as it helps to support parishes through central services and resources. Costs include Diocesan Office personnel, Parish Pastoral Development expenses, professional fees, Diocesan Education Office expenses, levies to the Irish Bishops’ Conference, utilities, repairs and maintenance. Bishop Fintan comments that the generosity and loyalty of parishioners ensure that vital Diocesan needs continue to be funded, as he thanks us for our continued support.

SACRISTY PHONE: Due to installation of a new broadband line to facilitate live streaming of Masses our Sacristy Telephone number has been changed to 021 – 4317263. 

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 12th October after 10.00 am Mass, deferred from Saturday 5th October because of the Funeral Mass.

Sunday Coffee Morning: After 10.00am Mass this Sunday. Join us in the Parish Centre for a cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Tuesday Coffee Morning: After 10.00am Mass on Tuesday next 8th October. Join us in the Parish Centre for a cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

The superb pro-life film ‘Unplanned’ is the real-life story of Abby Johnson, who quit her job at an abortion clinic after watching an abortion on an ultrasound machine and went on to become a pro-life activist and also became a Catholic. The film is showing at Mahon Point until Thursday next 10th October.

Service of Remembrance:
Cork University Maternity Hospital invites all who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss to a Service of Remembrance on Friday 11th October 2019 at 7.30pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork. All are welcome.