1st December 2109 – 1st Sunday of Advent

MISSION – PARISH RENEWAL
 Two-week Parish Mission
Advent is a season of preparation, as we prepare ourselves to welcome the Christ Child at Christmas.  This year we also prepare in prayer for a major Parish Event in the coming spring, a two-week Parish Mission. The mission will be given by the Ceili Community, a community of priests, religious and laity who provide a variety of mission programmes aimed at evangelising different age groups.
 Call to Renewal
In our three-day Parish Mission held last April 29th and 30th and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville, we reflected on the role of the Parish in our lives, and changes suggested by parishioners are being gradually introduced.  The call to follow Jesus is made to each of us and to our parish as a whole, and we continue our process of Renewal with our 2020 Parish Mission from 22nd February to 8th March.
 The First Week
The first week from February 22nd to 28th will be primarily a week of visitation, visiting every home in the parish area, and two of the schools, Bunscoil Chríost Ri and Christ King Girls Secondary School. The second week from February 29th to March 8th will primarily be the week of the Preached Mission, with a visit to the remaining school, Coláiste Chríost Rí.
 The Retreat Team
The Retreat Team will include visitation teams, primary and secondary school teams and the preached mission team, some twenty-five members in all. We are asked to provide accommodation and meals, and parishioners living fairly close to the church will be invited to take a team member into their home for one or for two weeks.  Simple midday and evening meals will be served in the Parish Centre, pairs of parish families will provide one evening meal.
 Preparation
Clearly a lot of Prayer, preparation, organisation and work will be needed and Bernadette Hegarty, former Parish Assembly Chair and former Parish Catechist has agreed to undertake the role of Mission Coordinator. Bernadette has held an initial Coordination meeting and whilst preliminary work has started, the main work of preparation for our Mission will begin in January.
 Prayer
We begin our prayers for our Parish Mission on this first Sunday of Advent, asking God’s blessing on us, on the Ceili Community Mission Team, on our parish coordination team and on all those who will help in various ways.  We entrust our mission to Mary the Mother of God as we set out with hope and joy on a new phase of our journey of faith.

Memorial Acclamation. For the coming year the response to “The Mystery of Faith” will be:
We proclaim your death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.


Parish Advent Mini Retreat in St.Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel Wednesday next 4th December at 7.30pm for all those all who serve and help in our Parish.  Principal Celebrant Fr. Alan Neville will preach. All welcome, refreshments served.

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament: after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am on the Wednesdays of Advent.

Morning Prayer on Fridays of Advent:  Morning Prayer of the Church (Lauds) after 10.00 am Mass on each Friday of Advent.

 Death:  We pray for Kathleen (Kitty) Kelleher, Eldred Terrace who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 7th December after 10.00 am Mass.

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

 Christmas & Triduum Cards are available in the Parish Office after Masses from this weekend   The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 December.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: As the Second Sunday of Advent is on December 8th,  the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is on Dec. 9th and will not be a Day of Obligation.

Trocaire Christmas Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during Sundays of Advent.

Society of St Vincent de Paul: next weekend the second collection at all Masses will be the Christmas Collection for the Society of St Vincent de Paul, giving us all an opportunity to contribute financially to the support of those in need in our parish this Christmas. The Society thanks you for your continuing generosity and wishes a happy and holy Christmas to all.

Turners Cross Senior Citizen’s Party Nemo Rangers, 3.00pm, Sunday Dec. 8th.  Names to Christ the King Church by Sunday Dec 1st.

Nemo Rangers We wish Nemo success in the Munster club senior football final in Dungarvan on this Sunday (throw-in at 2.00 pm).

Cork Simon: Sale of original paintings, Sunday Dec. 1st 11.00 am to 4.00 pm Rochestown Park Hotel. Paintings only €50 each.

Sunday Coffee Morning, after 10.00am Mass this Sunday 1st December in the Parish Centre. A cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Congratulations to Rose Santry, O’Connell Cresent who is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Santa Claus in Turner’s Cross Community Centre Saturday December 7th, all welcome at 11.00 am for his arrival at 11.30.  Admission free, refreshments served.

L’Arche Christmas Festive Coffee Morning Sunday 8th December 10.00 am – 3.00 pm in L’Arche Day Service, Togher Road (between the School and the Church).

Walk With Me: An excellent booklet available at
the back of the Church (Cost €1.30). A journey of prayer for Advent & Christmastide 2019

 

24th November 2019 – Feast of Christ King (C)

Feast of Christ the King

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ENROLMENT
(10.00 am Mass only)

Priest: Today we give a special welcome to the children as they begin the parish preparation programme for First Eucharist. The names of the children will be written in a Book of Enrolment. The last time the children’s names were written in a book in church was on the day of their baptism. Today we remember and give thanks for the gift of faith that was received on that day, to be nourished by this community and by their families.
Promises of Children (Children stand)                                                                         Priest: Children, as you look forward to sharing the Bread of Life for the first time, do you promise to listen to all the people who will help you to learn about God’s love for us and who will tell you about Jesus and the way he wants us to live?
Children We do
Priest Do you promise to get to know God better by coming to Mass, by listening to God’s Word, by joining in the prayers and by praying at home with your family as often as you can?
Children We do
Priest My God bless you and may you know God’s love in your hearts and learn to share it with others
All Amen

Promises of Parents (Parents stand)
We welcome your parents and all those who love and take care of you. We ask God’s blessing on them all as they prepare with you to celebrate this sacrament. Now we invite the parents of all these boys and girls to stand
Priest Parents, do you promise to help your child to take part in this parish programme of preparation, to accompany them to Mass and to encourage them on their journey to share in the Bread of Life at the table of the Lord?
Parents We do.
Priest Do you promise to love, support and pray with your children as they grow in friendship with Jesus Christ?
Parents We do

RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES
(all Masses)

Priest Now we ask the community of faith to journey with the First Holy Communion Families as their children prepare to become full members of the church. As a community of Faith, it is our responsibility to support, help and pray for these children. They remind us that through our Baptism we are all children of God.
And so, let us all stand and give thanks to God for the gift of our faith in Baptism, as we renew our baptismal promises.
Priest Do you reject Satan?
Response: I do.
Priest: And all his works?
Response: I do.
Priest: And all his empty promises?
Response: I do.
Priest: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
Response: I do
Priest: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
Response: I do
Priest: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting?
Response: I do
Priest: And may almighty God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins, keep us by his grace in Christ Jesus our Lord for eternal life.
All: Amen

Priest As we begin the work of preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist, may the love of God our Creator support us, may the light of Christ guide us, and may the Holy Spirit strengthen us.
All Amen

Family Mass: At the 12.00 midday Mass on this Sunday we ask God’s Blessing on the families of our congregation here in Turners Cross, represented by members of a single family who participate in the Mass and receive a special blessing. This month we are joined by Declan & Yvonne Murphy and their children.

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.

Parish Advent Mini Retreat: An evening of Prayer & Reflection in St. Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel, Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm, all welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Death: We pray for Rita Warren, Beaufort Park, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: As the Second Sunday of Advent is on December 8th this year, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to December 9th and will not be a Holy Day of Obligation.

Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist rotas are in the sacristy.

Trocaire Christmas Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during Sundays of Advent.

Society of St Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection: a second collection at all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 8th / 9th December.

Turners Cross Senior Citizen’s Party, Nemo Rangers H&F Club, 3.00pm, Sunday December 8th. All names to Christ the King Church by Sunday 1st December.

Munster Carer of the Year: Congratulations to Miah O’Donovan, Capwell Rd.who received this Award for his care for his mother Lucy and brother James.

Sunday Coffee Morning, after 10.00am Mass next Sunday 1st December in the Parish Centre. A cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Hope Foundation. Saoirse O’Shea, a Secondary School Student of this parish is selling Butlers Hope Chocolate Bars after Masses to raise funds for her volunteer visit to Kolkata to work with the Hope Foundation.

17th November 2019 – 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

REALITY
Our standard of living in absolute terms is far better than anything that can be hoped for by the great mass of humanity living on the earth at this time. Yet many of the things we worry about, things covered by the incessant economic commentary, are passing material things. Whilst many among us suffer real hardship and deprivation, some of us need to get real.
The disciples marvelled at the size and magnificence of the temple in Jerusalem, but Jesus tells them it will all be destroyed, pulled down, nothing left. The temple was in fact destroyed about forty years later and the remaining lower part of its western wall, the Wailing Wall, is venerated to this day. The world as we know it will not last forever either, and of course for each of us it ends at the moment of our own death, however long it may last without us. We may ask ourselves what really matters, in the context of eternity, in the context of our own death. Such things as family love and connectedness, friendship and generosity are of primary importance and value, and should be unaffected even by an economic recession.
So while we wait for an uncertain future, we pray for the grace to live a Christian life in our time, place and circumstances; to be loving, other-centred and generous, to reach out to those who suffer, to help and comfort. And that means to live in happiness, with the peace of Christ, a peace that the world cannot give.

St Cecilia Youth Music Group:
Young people from Transition Year are invited to St Cecilia Youth Music Group meeting on Wednesdays 2.45-3.45pm in Nano Nagle Hall, Bunscoil Chriost Ri. Desirable requirements are ability to sing or play a musical instrument. Musicians please bring your instruments with you. Contacts: Mrs Beth O’Sullivan 085-2832707 or Brother Matthew 087-2634484.

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

                                       Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Bishop Fintan .

Bishop Fintan will lead the Annual Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Friday 12th to Wednesday 17th June, 2020. The Bishop encourages parishes – gathered as communities of faith – to join him on this pilgrimage and in response to his invitation we are organising a Turners Cross Parish pilgrimage group.

It is his vision that we come together as a diocesan family to celebrate our faith at the shrine of Lourdes following Our Lady’s request to Saint Bernadette – “I want people to come here in procession.” He especially extends a warm welcome to young adults who he hopes will accept the invitation to come and be a helping hand to those who are sick or have special needs and require assistance.
To be in Lourdes and to share in this time of prayer and community is to be a witness to the Gospel message and bring to Our Lady our own intentions and those of our diocese.

A Little Lifetime Foundation: ‘Light of Life’ Tree Lighting Ceremony beside City Hall at the Plaza, The Mall, Cork, on Sunday 17th November at 2.00 pm featuring Christy Kenneally, all welcome. A Little Lifetime Foundation supports parents whose babies passed away at or around the time of birth.

Holy Hour to Pray for Vocations – Tues 26th November 3pm – 4pm in Sisters of Bon Secours Convent Chapel, College Road with refreshments after. All welcome. Call 0872209994 or email eavopost@gmail.com.

Parish Alpha Course  Concludes on 20th November
Alpha has been running in our Parish Centre every Wednesday evening (7.30 – 9pm) since 11th September. The last session of this Alpha will be on next Wednesday 20th November @ 7.30pm. Anyone interested in experiencing
Alpha is welcome to come along next Wednesday evening.
Alpha creates a space for people to bring friends for a conversation about faith, life, and God. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

The Transition Year students in Christ King Girls’ Secondary School and Coláiste Chríost Rí are currently doing Alpha during school time.

Hail Holy Queen Conference: Saturday 23rd November, 9.30am in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, with Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, James Mahon, Fr. Colm Mannion OP, Fr. Marius O Reilly, Kathy Sinnott, Méabh Carlin. Confessions and Mass, donation only. Buses from Cork City, contact Kay at 087 1165669.

Anam Cara West Cork Parent Evening on Tuesday 19th November at 7:20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.

3rd November 2019 – Parish Remembrance Weekend

REFLECTION  
In the rising of the sun and its going down . . . . . . . .
We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter . . . . . . . .
We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer . . . . . . . .
We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn . . . . . . . .
We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends . . . . . . . .
We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength . . . . . . . .
We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart . . . . . . . . . .
We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share . . . . . . . .
We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are part of us . . . . . . . .
We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful
we still know . . . . . . . . .
God remembers them

Remembrance Weekend
Those who died during the past year are remembered in a special way at our Masses this weekend. We give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past.   Today and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our own lives.

The Holy Souls
Novena of Masses continues to Saturday, 19th November. Mass each day at 10.00 am and also at 6.00 pm except Sunday. Novena envelopes available at the exit doors can be placed in the box at the altar rails.

Plenary Indulgence
A Plenary Indulgence for the souls of the departed may be gained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead once per day from Nov 1st to 8th, by all who confess their sins during the week before or after All Souls’ Day, receive Holy Communion between the 1st and 8th November and pray for the Pope’s intentions.

Death:  We pray for John O’Connell, Palaceanne Lawn, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
 3rd Nov.         St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road at 2.30 pm.
Also at the following cemeteries:
2nd Nov         St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd, Mass at 2.00 pm
3rd Nov          St. Michael’s, Blackrock, at 3.00 pm
3rd Nov         Rathcooney, at 3.00 pm
9th Nov          St Mary & St John Church,  Ballincollig; Mass at 12.00 noon
10th Nov         St. Finbarr’s, Glasheen, at 2.30 pm
10th Nov         St James, Chetwynd, at 3.00 pm
10th Nov         Douglas, at 3.00 pm
10th Nov         Rathcooney, at 3.00 pm
10th Nov         St Catherine’s, Kilcully, at 3.00 pm
 Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

St Cecilia Youth Music Group: Young people from Transition Year (Secondary School) are invited to join St Cecilia Youth Music Group. It meets on Wednesdays 2.45 – 3.45 pm (during term time, starting 6 November) in Nano Nagle Hall, Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross.  Desirable requirements when joining are ability to sing or play a musical instrument. Musicians please bring your instruments with you. Contacts: Mrs Beth O’Sullivan 085-2832707 or Brother Matthew 087-2634484.

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.

Weekend of Prayer and Healing In the Charleville Park Hotel on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November, starting each day at 9.00 am. Keynote speaker will be Fr Pat Collins (Vincentian), other speakers: Sr. Josephine Walsh, Msgr Finbarr O’Leary and Fr John Keane. Music by Mir Ministries. Mass on both days and also opportunity for confession. Bishop William Crean will celebrate the Closing Mass on Sunday.  Admission free, for further information contact phone 0872505528, Celia on 0872405568 or Tom on 0876468658.

Vigil for the Holy Souls: St. Patrick’s Church, Rochestown Road, Friday 15th November. Commencing with Angelus and Mass at 6.00 pm, with confession, rosaries, prayers and hymns for our departed family and friends throughout the night. The vigil concludes with Mass at 12.00 midnight, attend all or part.

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 8th November after 10.00 am Mass.

South Parish Historical Society meeting at 7.30pm Wednesday 6th November, St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Gerry White: “1918 – Victory, Virus and Votes”. An account of three critical events that occurred in 1918.

Anam Cara Cork supporting parents is holding a Bereaved Parent Evening on 6th November at 7:20pm in The Clayton Hotel.

Marriage Enrichment Weekend for married couples of all ages. The Lake Hotel, Killarney. Nov. 15 – 17.  See www.marriageencounter.ie or phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

Cork Scripture Group: Working to Renew the Church. Fr Gerry O’Hanlon, SJ on Saturday November 9th 2019 from 10.00am -1.00pm, Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cost: €10  corkscripturegroup@gmail.com

27th October 2019 – 30th Sunday of Year (C)

Safeguarding:  Communicating the Church’s safeguarding message and procedures is an important role of the safeguarding committee.  Our safeguarding plans, policies and guidance are on the Diocese website safeguarding page www.corkandross.org /safeguarding.  We have produced a safeguarding newsletter, available at the back of the Church, and an information leaflet on Human Trafficking will be available soon.

Deaths:  We pray for Liam Ó Draighneain, Green Lawn, Eddie Murray, late of Friars Road, and Maureen O’Reilly, Glasheen, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Feast of all Saints Friday 1st November. Vigil Mass on Thursday at 6.00 pm.  Masses on Friday at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) Saturday 2nd November, Mass at 10.00 am.

Remembrance Weekend 2nd & 3rd November. All Masses will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2018.  Nightlights will be available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rails in their memory.   Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses  Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th November. An extra Mass at 6.00 pm each evening except Sundays.  Novena envelopes are available at the exit doors can be placed in the box at the altar rails.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES

3rd Nov. St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road at 2.30 pm.

Also at the following cemeteries:
2nd Nov. St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd.
Mass at 2.00 pm
3rd  Nov. St James Chetwynd at 3.00 pm
St. Michael’s, Blackrock, at 3.00 pm
Rathcooney at 3.00 pm
9th Nov. St Mary & St John Church, Ballincollig
Mass at 12.00 noon
10th Nov.        St Finbarr’s Glasheen Rd at 2.30 pm
St Catherine’s, Kilcully at 3.00 pm
Douglas at 3.00pm
Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

First Friday calls and First Saturday Anointing of the Sick will be deferred by a week until 8th and 9th November because of the Feast of All Saints (next Friday) and All Souls Day (next Saturday).

A Plenary Indulgence for the souls of the departed may be gained by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting an Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed between noon on November 1st and midnight on All Souls’ Day by all who confess their sins during the week before or after All Souls’ Day, receive Holy Communion between the 1st and 8th November and pray for the Pope’s intentions.  The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain also gain a plenary indulgence once per day from Nov 1st to 8th, subject to the same conditions.

Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Prayer Group
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

GATHER for young adults each Tuesday. An opportunity to meet and explore aspects of faith and prayer. Tuesday evenings at 7pm at Mount Finbarr, Glasheen Road. Contact 0872209994 or email eavopost@gmail.com

Understanding Yourself, a Talk for Autistic Teens & Their Parents, for teens diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s. Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Saturday 2nd November12.00 – 14.00 pm. See Autism Training on www.konfidentkidz.ie

Marriage Enrichment Weekend for married couples of all, a private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The Lake Hotel, Killarney
Nov. 15 – 17.  See www.marriageencounter.ie, or phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

Anam Cara Cork supporting parents is holding a Bereaved Parent Evening on 6th November at 7:20pm in The Clayton Hotel. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.

Cork Scripture Group Working to Renew the Church.  Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ on Saturday November 9th 2019 from 10.00am -1.00pm in the Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road, Cork.  Cost: €10  corkscripturegroup@gmail.com

Winter Time begins at 2.00 am this Sunday when clocks are put back by one hour.

Mission Month of October Thank you for your prayers and generosity on World Mission Sunday. Please know that your continued kindness towards World Missions makes transformative differences in the lives of people who are suffering. You can still support World Mission Sunday! Text the word ‘Mission’ to 50300 to donate €4, texts cost €4, and you can also donate online at www.wmi.ie/ donate. Go to www.wmi.ie to learn more about their work.

Ministries. We invite volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharist, members of the Baptismal Team, of the Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir, or to explore other ways of being actively involved in the Mission of the Church in Turners Cross. Leave your name in the Sacristy or with one of the priests.


Best of luck to Nemo who play in the Senior County Football Final this Sunday.

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.

CANONISATION OF CARDINAL NEWMAN
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.

OCTOBER – MISSION MONTH
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

6th October 2019 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time C

SAFEGUARDING
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.

Unplanned:
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.

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

GOUGANE BARRA SUNDAY September 29th.
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.

NET MINISTRIES
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.

15th September 2019 – 24th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We pray for Neil Kelleher, Greenhills Estate, Paul McCann, Kent, (formerly of Evergreen Road) and Paul McKevitt, Carlow who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Holy Hour with Fr Jacob
An hour of prayer and refection with a homily from Fr Jacob Madathumpady, concluding with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction on Tuesday 17th September,
7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

 “Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery
, College Road, Saturday Sept. 21st   2 – 4 pm 2019 For young women considering a vocation
Mail: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Special Triduum in honour of Padre Pio takes place Holy Trinity Church, Fr. Mathew Quay on Monday to Wednesday 23rd to 25th September 2019. 7.30pm each evening.  Come and Pray.

Christ King Secondary School Open Evening 6-8 pm Thursday, September 19th. Principal’s address at 7.15pm.  All parents and prospective students are welcome.

The SMA National Novena in honour of St. Therese starts Monday 23rd September at the African Missions Church, Blackrock Road and will end on Tuesday 1st October.  The novena will be celebrated each evening at 7.30pm (except on Saturday 28th  September when it will be at 7.00pm) for more info. ring 021-4292871

GOUGANE BARRA SUNDAY
September 29th. 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.
If you would like to travel by coach as part of a parish group on Gougane Sunday please leave you name in the Sacristy by next Sunday 22nd September, cost €10.  Please bring a packed lunch, as the Hotel may be crowded. The Coach departs from Turners Cross Church at 12.30 pm.

A Global Strike for Climate takes place Friday 20th September This time, the young people are asking for support from adults.  Holy Cross Church Mahon will host a Prayer-ritual in support of the students’ future at 7.00 p.m. Fri. 20th, and will last for 30 – 40 minutes. All are welcome to join in prayer.

Rosary Rally in Cork. Saturday 28th September. Assembling outside the library Grand Parade at 2pm. and walk to St. Mary’s, Popes Quay for 3.00pm Mass to mark the beginning of the Fatima Novena.

Alpha Course
We invite you to try Alpha with us.  Our Parish Alpha continues on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre.  New participants welcome at the second session on Wednesday of this week, 18th September.
Alpha is for everyone, no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome. Come along and see what you think.  No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
“Friendships are made at Alpha”
Contact Br Andrew at 086 1522160 or just turn up on the night.

Ice Cream Sunday
The Parish Assembly wishes to thank all our parishioners who helped raise €580 for Down Syndrome Ireland on Sunday, June 23, 2019.”

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. Friday 27th September 1.30–3.00pm All welcome.

The Annual Collection for the Education of Students preparing for Priesthood takes place at all Masses next weekend. This collection is the principal source of funding