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

 

8th September 2019 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We pray for Tim Barry, formerly of Derrynane Road, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

Parish Assembly: Meeting in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm Monday 9th September. Alpha Course

Turner’s Cross Parish Alpha starts on Wednesday 11th September from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre. 
We invite you to try Alpha with us. 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 for the first night 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.

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.

CONVENT CAMINO:  Join us on a journey visiting four different convents in one day, Saturday 14th September beginning at 10:00am at the OLA Sisters, Ardfoyle, Ballintemple then moving on to the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Poor Clare Monastery and Bon Secours Convent on College Road.  An opportunity to share prayer, Eucharist, meals, silence and chat with the sisters in each community. For more details or to reserve a place contact Sr Karen  087 7910785 or Anne Marie at eavopost@gmail.com.

“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>

Irish Heart Foundation: Heart Failure Information & Support Group Wednesday 11th September 7.30 – 9.00 pm Ennismore Retreat & Conference Centre, Montenotte, Cork. Contact Lucinda McNerney for information and booking at 087 7781561, email lmcnerney@irishheart.ie

Cork Autism Conference 2019
Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel. For Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies and Advocates More information from www.autismcork.ie <http://www.autismcork.ie>  or call 089 239 8900.

Marymount Annual Flag Day on the 12th September 2019. We are looking for help for two hours in the City Centre (between 3pm -5pm), Togher (all day long), Wilton Shopping Centre (2pm – 5pm), and Ballincollig and Douglas Court Shopping Centres.  Phone 021 4501 201  or Email fundraising@marymount.ie. This year we have to raise €3.5 million just to provide our current level of service.  Thank you for your very kind support.

Coláiste Éamann Rís (formerly Deerpark CBS), St. Patrick’s Road is holding an open night for girls and boys of 4th, 5th and 6th class students on Tuesday 10th Sept. from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.  The school is Cork City’s first Co-educational Catholic School and a part of Edmund Rice Schools Trust.  For more information call (021) 4962025, email info@cercork.ie <mailto:info@cercork.ie> or visit our website www.cercork.ie <http://www.cercork.ie>

Legion of Mary, Cork annual pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock, Sunday 29th September.  €50 per person (incl. bus, breakfast and evening meal), deposit of €20 per person is required.  Coach departs St. Patrick’s Quay at 8.00am. For details ring Denis O’Riordan 085-1790445 or Teresa Desmond 086-0770097

GOUGANE 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.

Fr. Jacob Madathumpady
Welcome back to Turner’s Cross to Fr. Jacob of Jalandhar Diocese in India, presently studying in Rome.  Fr Jacob was here in July 2017, and will be with us this year for the month of September.  He is from Kerala in Southern India, where the Church has flourished for many years, with full churches and a more than sufficient supply of priests.  Fr Jacob ministers as a missionary priest in the Punjab, 3,000 km to the north, where Catholics are a tiny proportion of the very large population. Ordained ten years ago, he has served as Parish Priest for two Punjabi parishes before being sent to Rome for further studies three years ago. We look forward to his ministry in our parish, it is great to hear the voice of the Church from a faraway land.

 

1st September 2019 – 22nd Sunday (C)

Alpha
This is “Alpha Sunday” in Turners Cross as we launch our next Alpha Course, flyers giving details of the course are available for everybody. Twenty-five people did our last Alpha course from January to April and were universally positive about it. At each Mass this weekend we hear from a parishioner who completed that course.
The Alpha course is designed to give us an opportunity to talk about life and its meaning, to relax in the company of other people who have questions to ask or a story to share. Participants meet weekly and after chatting together over a light meal, watch a video presentation. The participants then break into small groups to discuss the presentation and questions arising from it. 
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 for the first night and see what you think.  No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

The next evening Alpha will commence on Wednesday evening September 11th in the Parish Centre from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. 
Call or text Andrew on 086-1522160 if you want more information or wish to do the course, or just turn up on the night.

Alpha accomplishes an incredible task, in making people interested in faith and in making faith relevant to modern people 
Father Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap, preacher to the Papal Household.

After Mass feel free to join us for a short video introduction to the Alpha Course and a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits in the Parish Centre.

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 7th September after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

Deaths:  We pray for Eileen Collins, Mount Pleasant Avenue, John Good, Friars Road and John Joseph Morris, Turners Cross and Togher, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

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

CONVENT CAMINO:  an invitation to join us on a journey visiting four different convents in one day, Saturday 14th September beginning at 10:00am at the OLA Sisters, Ardfoyle, Ballintemple then moving on to the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Poor Clare Monastery and Bon Secours Convent on College Road.  An opportunity for the curious or interested to share prayer, Eucharist, meals, silence and chat with the sisters in each community. For more details or to reserve a place contact Sr Karen  087 7910785 or Anne Marie at eavopost@gmail.com.

Marymount Annual Flag Day on the 12th September 2019. We are looking for help in the City Centre (between 3pm -5pm), Togher (all day long), Wilton Shopping Centre (2pm – 5pm), and Ballincollig and Douglas Court Shopping Centres.  If you can spare two hours to help Marymount we would be delighted to hear from you. Phone 021 4501 201 “Fundraising,” or Email fundraising@marymount.ie. This year we have to raise €3.5 million just to provide our current level of service.  Thank you for your very kind support.

Cork Autism Conference 2019
Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel. A unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info at www.autismcork.ie <http://www.autismcork.ie>  or call 089 239 8900

“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> .

1st September, 2019 – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Creation has a broader meaning than nature, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and as a reality illuminated by the love which calls us together into universal communion . . . If we acknowledge the value and the fragility of nature we can finally leave behind the modern myth of unlimited material progress. A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us.    cf. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 76,78

Pope’s prayer intention for September
That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
 

18th August 2019 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Betty Hegarty, Mercier Park who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations:  Thursday 22nd August from 2:30pm to 3:30pm hosted by the Sisters of Charity, Saint Vincent’s Convent, Cork – all are welcome to join in prayer followed by tea/coffee.

Ursuline History since 1535 in ten objects taken from our archive in Cork – Monday 19th August 2:30pm at the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock.  The Ursuline Sisters were founded in 1535 in Italy and came to Ireland at the invitation of Nano Nagle in 1771.

Catechism of The Catholic Church Adult Studies
Beginning Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  These studies are open to all adults who wish to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith For further details contact Mairin Ni Shuilleabhain on 087-7950325 or email catechism@corkandross.org.

Alpha
The Alpha course is designed to give us an opportunity to talk about life and its meaning, to relax in the company of other people who have questions to ask or a story to share. Twenty-five people did the Alpha course in this parish from January to April.  They were universally positive about it.  Two Alpha courses will commence in September, on Wednesday evening September 11th at 7.30 pm and Thursday morning September 26th at 10.30 am.  Call or text 086-1522160 if you want more information or wish to do the course.

 

11th August 2019 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Feast of the Assumption Thursday15th August, Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass 6.00pm Wednesday.  Thursday Masses at 10.00am and 6.00pm.

Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be Chief Celebrant at the Mass and will preach the homily.  Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine at 7.30 pm.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Eileen Godsil, South Douglas Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations:  Thursday 22nd August from 2:30pm to 3:30pm hosted by the Sisters of Charity, Saint Vincent’s Convent, Cork – all are welcome to join in prayer followed by tea/coffee.

National Novena to Our Lady of Knock at Knock Shrine Co Mayo.  August 14th to 22nd 3pm and 8pm daily.  Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm daily. Seminars by guest speakers at 12 noon daily. Further details see www.knockshrine.ie <http://www.knockshrine.ie>    or phone 094 93 88100.

Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage
September 8th 2019 Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.  Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin with combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock.’

 

4th August 2019 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Mary Radley, Westview, South Douglas Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We thank you for your generosity and continued support.  We look forward to your assistance with the August collection this weekend – 3rd & 4th August.

Feast of the Assumption
Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be Chief Celebrant at the Mass and will preach the homily.  Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine at 7.30 pm.

Turners Cross “Couch to 5k 2019”
 in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will commence on Thursday 22nd August, 7.00pm at Turners Cross Community Centre.  €50 fee includes 8 weeks training and discounted entry into Cork Rebel Run (no prior experience needed).  More information at charrington@corksports.ie, (021) 4347096 or www.rebelrun.ie <http://www.rebelrun.ie> .