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25th. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................19th. September 2004 - No. 930


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(16:1-13)

Jesus said to his disciples, ' There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. He called for the man and said. 'What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account of your stewardship because you are not to be my steward any longer.' Then the steward said to himself, 'Now that my master is taking the stewardship away from me, what am I to do? Dig? I am not strong enough. Go begging? I should be too ashamed. Ah, I know what I will do to make sure that when I am dismissed from office there will be some to welcome me into their homes.'

Then he called his master's debtors one buy one. To the first he said, 'How much do you owe my master?' 'One hundred measures of oil' was the reply. The steward said, 'Here take your bond; sit down straight away and write fifty.' To another he said, 'And you, sir, how much do you owe?' 'One hundred measures of wheat' was the reply. The steward said, 'Here, take your bond and write eighty.' The master praised the dishonest steward for his astuteness. For the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own than are the children of light.

And so I tell you; use money, tainted as it is, to win you friends, and thus make sure that when it fails you, they will welcome you into the tents of eternity. The man who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great. If then you cannot be trusted with money, that tainted thing, who will trust you with genuine riches? And if you cannot be trusted with what is not yours, who will give you what is your very own?

No servant can be the slaves of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be slave both of God and money.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Letter from Bishop Buckley

It is now almost 40 years since the late Bishop Cornelius Lucey wrote a letter to the people of the Diocese informing them of his decision to establish a Diocesan Mission to South America. Little could he have known, or indeed imagine, the impact that decision would have. Since 1965, over 55 priests, almost 70 Bon Secours, Presentation and Mercy Sisters have served voluntarily in the desert area of Trujillo, Peru and more recently in Manta, Ecuador. The priests and sisters worked with a population of the poorest of the poor which at times was over 300,000 people.

Primarily, the work of the priests and sisters in South America was to make Christ better known and loved. From this came a commitment to the material welfare of the people. Churches were built, parish centres established, the Good News of the gospel was preached and the local people were prepared to become actively involved in organising the life of their local Church. Parish schools offered hope for a better future, medical centres cared for the sick and forgotten, food programmes fed the hungry. the first local schools for children with special needs were developed and small community projects to create employment were supported in an attempt to break the cycle of poverty.

It is unusual for a diocesan missionary project to last as long as that of Cork and Ross. It survived terrorism, weather phenomena and political turmoil. How does one explain the success of the Cork and Ross Mission? Beside the grace of God, there are two possible explanations: continuous flow of volunteer priests and sisters and the unfailing support by the people of Cork. For this support and goodwill I sincerely thank you. The Lord will reward you for your generousity over the years.

Due to the growing shortage of priests here at home, the last remaining priests were recalled in March and responsibility for the parishes was handed over to the local Church. There is an obvious sadness in ending this link which has been part of the life of the diocese for 39 years. Yet, there is justifiable pride in what has been accomplished. The lives of entire communities there have been transformed and enriched by our joint efforts.

We are happy that the Mercy Sisters and Bon Secours Sisters who worked with the Mission from the beginning will continue to work in the parishes in Peru. Both Congregations are now receiving many local girls into their Communities. This is not the end of our commitment to Peru and Ecuador. We will continue to support the sisters and local churches in accordance with their specific needs for as long as this is necessary.

Now is an opportune time to celebrate what has been achieved. It is an occasion to give thanks to The Lord for all the blessings during the past 39 years and we look forward in hope as we face the challenge of finding new ways of bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people at home and abroad.

I am inviting you to a spacial Mass of Celebration and Thanksgiving which will take place in the Cathedral on Thursday, the 23rd. of September, at 7.30 pm


Post Primary Cathechetics

In-service program 2004-2005

A Pastoral Care program for Post-Primary Schools

Elizabeth Flanagan M.A.

Thursday 23rd. September 7.30 pm, Cork Education Support Centre, Western Road, Cork


Childminders

Cork City Childcare Company

Childminding Initiative

Will hold a free Quality Awareness Training Program in September for new / existing Cork City Childminders.

Childminder Grant also available, Contact Ruth at 29, Penrose Wharf, 00.353.21.4507942.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Mini Marathon Runners

Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon on Sunday 19th September

Sponsored runners required by:

Alzheimer Society - Maria.....................................00.353.21.4391690

Carers Association ..............................................00.353.21.4806397

New Marymount Hospice .....................................00.353.21.4501201

Samaritans - Judith ...................................1850.609090 (Ireland only)

For Sponsorship Cards and T-Shirts, contact the number given.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'VERONICA' .....(Prostrata)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?



Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


L.D.F / F.C.A. Annual Re-Union

The annual re-union of the 47th / 48th Midleton L.D.F. & F.C.A. Infantry Battalions will take place on Friday 29th October in Collins Barracks.

All former L.D.F. & F.C.A. members are welcome.

The night will commence with Mass for deceased members at 7.30 pm. For further details contact Finbarr Burns at 00.353.21.4508184


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,665 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Bible Study 2004

Be at home with your Bible.

A weekly Bible course at a level to enable people confidently and familiarise themselves with their Bible.

At St. Dominic's Ennismore, Tuesdays 10.30 am to noon and Wednesday 8.30 pm. to 10.00 pm.

Prophets...........Starting September 21st. and 22nd.


Family Studies Course

For parents, care workers and those involved in Community/Parish work.

Covers Psychology and Sociology of the Family, Spirituality, Human Relationsship Skills, Bereavement and Leadership.

From: 6th. October to May 2005 at Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig.

For details contact Family Ministry, 34 Paul Street, telephone 00.353.21.4275136


Youth 2000 Retreat

Our 7th. annual retreat will take place from 24th. to 26th September.

At Knockadoon Dominican Retreat Centre.

Who is Jesus Christ? What does the world offer me? What are the values I seek?

Do these values bring me a true and lasting peace? Hjow do I pray?

How can I affect other young people? How can I build a civilisation of peace and love? How do I follow Jesus Christ?

'You did not choose me, no, I chose you'

To book, please contact Dave at 00.353.87.6492875 or Chris at 00.353.21.4503564

Youth 2000 is organised by young people for young people. Donation only


Discerning the Times

The inaugural gathering of the Cork Theology Forum will take place on Saturday, 2nd. October at the Silver Springs hotel. The Speakers will reflect on the contribution Christianity can make on the 21st. Century.

Fr. Kieran O'Mahony: Reading St. Paul, Dean Michael Burrows: The Christian Contribution to Irish Society, Dr. Mary T. Malone: A radical Irish Spirituality.

Details and Bookings: John Scanlan 00.353.21.4316812, Derek Johnston 00.353.21.4533865, Anne Francis 00.353.21.2282134


Parish Pilgrimage 2005

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi, on 10th. June 2005... 7 nights

Direct from Cork,..........1,079 euro

Names and deposits are being taken. For further information please contact Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Songs Of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

43...Hail Redeemer, King Divine, and

51...How Great Thou Art

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork


Montenotte Care Centre

Located in the heart of the parish, we offer long term, short term, respite and day care facilities to those in need of nursing care.

Contact Geraldine or helen at 00.353.21.4861777 to see the facilities and discuss care requirements, or see us on www.montenottecarecentre.ie



26th. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................26th. September 2004 - No. 931


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(16:19-31)

Jesus said to the Pharisees: 'There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Dogs even came and licked his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.

In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, 'Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames'. "My son, Abraham replied' remember that during your life good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop anyone, if he wanted to, crossing from our side to yours, and stop any crossing from your side to ours."

The rich man replied, "Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father's house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment too." "They have Moses and the prophets," said Abraham "let them listen to them". "Ah no, father Abraham," said the rich man "but if someone comes to them from the dead, they will repent." Then Abraham said to him, "If they will not listen either to Moses or to the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead."

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reading from Amos

This is the second Sunday that he provides the first reading and Amos soes not let up.

His outburst this week is directed against those who 'use the finest oil for anointing themselves' but have no care about the needs of the people themselves.

Are we self centred or do we have the interests of others at heart


Letter from Paul to Timothy

There is a mixture of styles in this reading. It starts with advice from the Apostles to the disciples who is now a church leader.

There follows a quotation from a prayer in which honour and power are ascribed to God, the one who raised Jesus from death.

In reflecting on the example Christ left for his followers Paul writes of Jesus having spoken up 'as a witness for the truth'. He calls on Timothy to believe and behave in accordance with what he has been instructed in the Church.


Autumn Concert

Christ the King Church, Restoration Fund

Anthony Kearns (Of the Irish Tenors), Band of the 1st. Southern Brigade, The Cork Airport Singers

In Christ the King Church, Turners Cross, Thursday, 30th. September at 8 pm.

Tickets at 20 euro are available from Pro Musica, Veritas and the Parish Office.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Special Collection, Education of Students for the Prieshood

A special collection will take place at all Masses this weekend. The proceeds of the collection go to the Diocesan Education Fund which meets the cost of seminarian's fees at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, and also contributes to postgraduate studies of priests in the diocese.

Please support this worthy cause.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'VERONICA' .....(Prostrata)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?



Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Growing and Understanding

If a Sunday Gospel sometimes seems strange to the ear, you are not alone in this. It can help if you discover more about it and then it can really come alive.

A series of six evenings have started on Tuesdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm led by Carol Dorgan, LSA. Why not join in?


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,802 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Christenings

Welcome into the Christian Community

Stephan Yamslaw and Lloyd Yamslaw


Family Studies Course

For parents, care workers and those involved in Community/Parish work.

Covers Psychology and Sociology of the Family, Spirituality, Human Relationsship Skills, Bereavement and Leadership.

From: 6th. October to May 2005 at Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig.

For details contact Family Ministry, 34 Paul Street, telephone 00.353.21.4275136


Please Pray for the Souls of

Donal Duggan

and please remember in your prayers

Mary Linehan and Chris Hedderman,

who's first anniversary is at this time


Invitation - for ladies only

St. Luke's Guild of the ICA meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month in Holy Family Hall, Military Hill.

The next meeting is on Thursday, 7th. October at 8 pm; new members welcome. For further information please call 00.353.21.4502651


Release, relax 'n' reduce stress

Hold on to summer, stay well! Recognise where you tense up and how to ease back.

Four Tuesday evenings of fun, cheerful and easy self-maintenance, 28th. September, 5th., 12th. and 19th. October from 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Sessions will be upstairs at Cork Deaf Centre, McCurtain Street next to the Metropole Car Park.

Call Anne at 00.353.87.6176193 to book a place.


Songs Of Praise

The hjmns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

90...Praise be the Lord our God, and

48...Holy God, we praise thy name.

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork


Bothar - Helping people help themselves

This is your chance to win the new 90-hp Massey Ferguson 4 W-D tractor, list price 50,000 euro! Tickets 30 euro each. Phone the Cork Bothar Office at 00.353.21.4878693 or 00.353.86.3601624. All proceeds to Bothar's Third World projects. Draw will be held on 30th. September at the National Ploughing Championship.


I wish I said that

'If I were two faced, would I be wearing this one?'

- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)


 


27th. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................3rd. October 2004 - No. 932


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(17:5-10)

The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith.' The Lord replied 'Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and planted in the sea", and it would obey you.

Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, "Come and have your meal immediately?" Would he not be more likely to say, "Get my supper laid; make yourself tidy and wait on me while I eat and drink. You can eat and drink yourself afterwards?" Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told?.

So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, "We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty."

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reading from Habakkuk

How many times have we asked 'Why Lord?' in desperation or in prayer (or both)?

How come evil seems to flourish....?

As we can se from today's text this is not a new question.

The answer has not changed either and is given clearly in the last two lines. Have another look at them. Are we faithful?


Letter from Paul to Timothy

The apostle and experienced preacher give advice to his disciple: what began with the laying-on of hands must now, and continually, be consolidated.

This applies to all believers. As Christian disciples, our trusting loyalty with which we hold on to what we have been taught about him assures that we have not strayed from a correct understanding of Jesus and our faith in him.


Growing and Understanding

If a Sunday Gospel sometimes seems strange to the ear, you are not alone in this. It can help if you discover more about it and then it can really come alive.

A series of six evenings have started on Tuesdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm by Carol Dorgan L.S.A. Why not join in?


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Mission Alive Festival

You are invited to participate in the Mission Alive Festival which takes place in Bishopstown GAA Complex from 3rd - 6th. October.

It will be opened by Archbishop Pius Ncube, Archbishop of Bulawayo, Zambabwe on Sunday 3rd at 11 am with a Mass from Holy Spirit parish, Dennehy's Cross which will be televised live on RTE1. People coming to the Mass should be in the church by 10.30 am.

Mission Alive is an interactive Festival that celebrates mission across the world. It tells the story of mission and looks at issues that concern us today.

The Festival is open to everyone. Admission times are: Sunday 2 pm - 9 pm, Monday/Tuesday 10 am - 9 pm, Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Ceanothus' .....(Autumnal Blue)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?



Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Growing and Understanding

If a Sunday Gospel sometimes seems strange to the ear, you are not alone in this. It can help if you discover more about it and then it can really come alive.

A series of six evenings have started on Tuesdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm led by Carol Dorgan, LSA. Why not join in?


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,848 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Fundraising Committee

The Committee will meet on Tuesday 5th. October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.


Family Studies Course

For parents, care workers and those involved in Community/Parish work.

Covers Psychology and Sociology of the Family, Spirituality, Human Relationsship Skills, Bereavement and Leadership.

From: 6th. October to May 2005 at Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig.

For details contact Family Ministry, 34 Paul Street, telephone 00.353.21.4275136



Invitation - for ladies only

St. Luke's Guild of the ICA meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month in Holy Family Hall, Military Hill.

The next meeting is on Thursday, 7th. October at 8 pm; new members welcome. For further information please call 00.353.21.4502651


Social and Resources Centre,

61, Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill, Cork.

The Centre has reopened. Socials will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8 pm and on Wednesdays from 2 pm - 5.30 pm. For further details please contact Sr. Patricia O'Donovan L.S.A. at 00.353.21.4500023.

The pre-school has reopened and the hours are 9 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday. For information on the pre-school please contact 00.353.21.4552634 (mornings only)


Songs Of Praise

The hjmns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

91...Praise my soul, the King of Heaven, and

48...Holy God, we praise thy name.

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork.com


Lower Glanmire Road Residents Association

There will be an open meeting on Monday 4th. October at 8 pm in the Church Hall. All are welcome.


A Great Opportunity, why not join the Band

Would you like to learn to play a brass instrument or the drums?

Would you like to be able to read music?

Call to the Mayfield Brass Band Room in the Mayfield Library on Wednesday from 8 pm to 9 pm or on Sunday Mornings from 12 noon to 1 pm..

All are welcome from age 8 to adult.


 


28th. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................10th. October 2004 - No. 933


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(17:11-19)

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, 'Jesus, Master! Take pity on us.' When he saw them he said 'Go and show yourselves to the priests'.

Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This made Jesus say, 'Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.' And he said to the man, 'Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Reading from the second book of Kings

This reading stresses the point made in today's Gospel. Ten lepers were healed but only one of these 'a foriegner' showed grateful recognition of where the healing had come from.

Naaman is also an outsider but he recognises the sources of his healing: the God who is worshipped in Israel. This is the only God he will now recognise and worship.


Letter from Paul to Timothy

The witness of so many early Christians who suffered imprisonment and martyrdom shows that the enemies of Christians 'cannot chain up God's news'.

The Gospel message survives all attempts to silence its telling. Persistence and loyalty to Jesus, who has risen from the dead: this is the key to our coming to 'live with him'.

Have another look at this reading.


Growing and Understanding

If a Sunday Gospel sometimes seems strange to the ear, you are not alone in this. It can help if you discover more about it and then it can really come alive.

A series of six evenings have started on Tuesdays from 7.30 pm to 9 pm by Carol Dorgan L.S.A. Why not join in?


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Special Collection Propagation of the Faith

A special collection will take place at all Masses next weekend. The Mission Sunday collection goes to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and is used to support the young churches throughout the world on the establishment of parishes, dioceses, training of catechists and building of seminaries, etc

Please support this worthy cause.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Azalea' .....(Red)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Christenings

Welcome into the Christian Community Hugh Harley


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499



Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,945 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Congratulations

To Jane Carr and Brian O'Shea who got married on Friday 1st. October in St. Patrick's Church.


LDF/FCA Annual Reunion

The reunion of the 47th./48th./Midleton LDF & FCA Battalions will take place in Collins Barracks on Friday 29th. October.

The night will commence with Mass for the deceased members at 7.30 pm. in the Garrison chapel. Buffet and Social Evening at 8.30 pm.

Tickets 15 euro are available from Finbarr Burns at 00.353.21.4508184.


Cork Mental Health Day, Sunday 10th. October

Cork Mental Health Association would like that there work would be more widely known, particularly on this special day. Brochures are available at all masses so hjpefully each family will have a copy.

Please pick up a brochure at the back of the church after Mass.


Social and Resources Centre,

61, Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill, Cork.

A general meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th. October at 8.15 pm sharp. All are invited to attend and we need new members and new ideas.

Support your local Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.15 pm and Wednesdays at 2 pm. Our annual Christmas tickets will soon go on sale.For further details please contact Sr. Patricia O'Donovan L.S.A. at 00.353.21.4500023.


Songs Of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

83... O Praise Ye the Lord, and

17... Be Thou My Vision

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork.com


Everyone is Invited

We will be celebrating the completion of the next phase of the restoration of the Church at the 6 pm Mass on October 16th.

Mr. Brian Crowley M.E.P. will officially open our new front door entrance and will also be switching on the floodlighting outside the Church.

Every one is welcome.


A Great Opportunity, why not join the Band

Would you like to learn to play a brass instrument or the drums?

Would you like to be able to read music?

Call to the Mayfield Brass Band Room in the Mayfield Library on Wednesday from 8 pm to 9 pm or on Sunday Mornings from 12 noon to 1 pm..

All are welcome from age 8 to adult.


Please Pray for the Souls of

Sean Teehan and Dick McAuliffe

and please remember in your prayers:

George O'Mahony

who's first anniversary is at this time


 


29th. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................17th. October 2004 - No. 934


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(18:1- 8)

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. 'There was a judge in a certain town' he said 'who had neither fear of God nor respect for man. In the same town there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying "I want justice from you against my enemy!" For a long time he refused, but at last he said to hiomself, "Maybe I have neither fear of God nor respect for man, but since she keeps pestering me I must give this widow her just rights, or she will persist in coming and worrying me to death."

And the Lord said, 'You notice what the unjust judge has to say? Now will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them? I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find any faith on earth?'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Mission Sunday: Proclaim the Message

Next Sunday is Mission Sunday. "Two thousand years since the start of Missions, there are still vast geographical,cultural, human and social areas which have not yet been penetrated by Christ and His Gospel" (Pope John Paul II).

Support the proclamation of the Gospel message by prayer, offering of suffering and a generous financial contribution.


Monastic Experience

The Cistercian sisters at Glencairn, Co. Waterford, invite single women, aged 22 - 40, to spend the weekend of Fri 29th. - sun 31st October with them, to join in their prayer, worship and work, and to explore the possibility of monastic vocation.

For details visit www.glencairnabbey.org or contact Sr. Eleanor, Cistercian Sisters, St. Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford phone 001.353.58.56168 or fax 001.353.58.56616 or email info@glencairnabbey.org.


Blackpool Social Circle

We invite all adults to share their interests with like-minded people in the community:

Music, drama, theatre visits, walking, local history, cards ....... and much more.

The next meeting takes place in the Blackpool Community Centre, 30 Great William O'Brien Street on Tuesday next 19th. October at 7.30 pm.

You'll be welcome, beidt failte romhat.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Special Collection Propagation of the Faith

A special collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 24th/25th.Oct. The Mission Sunday collection goes to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and is used to support the young churches throughout the world on the establishment of parishes, dioceses, training of catechists and building of seminaries, etc

Please support this worthy cause.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Azalea' .....(Red)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Annual Special Mass

The 26th. annual mass for Industrial, Peace, Job Creation and Social Justice will be celebrated at St. Mary's Pope's Quay on Sunday 17th. at 4 pm.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499



Collection last week

Church and Renovation 2,154 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Holy Family Alter Society

Meeting in the Holy Family Sacristy on Monday 18th. at 7.30 pm


LDF/FCA Annual Reunion

The reunion of the 47th./48th./Midleton LDF & FCA Battalions will take place in Collins Barracks on Friday 29th. October.

The night will commence with Mass for the deceased members at 7.30 pm. in the Garrison chjpel. Buffet and Social Evening at 8.30 pm.

Tickets 15 euro are available from Finbarr Burns at 00.353.21.4508184.


Are You Over 60 ?

Would you like to improve the quality of life of older people?

Would you be willing to take part in a study in UCC ?

If so, please contact Mike Murphy at 001.353.87.6438798


Social and Resources Centre,

61, Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill, Cork.

A general meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th. October at 8.15 pm sharp. All are invited to attend and we need new members and new ideas.

Support your local Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.15 pm and Wednesdays at 2 pm. Our annual Christmas tickets will soon go on sale.For further details please contact Sr. Patricia O'Donovan L.S.A. at 00.353.21.4500023.


Songs Of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

99..... Seek Ye First, and

125... We Stand for God

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork.com


Everyone is Invited

We will be celebrating the completion of the next phase of the restoration of the Church at the 6 pm Mass on October 16th.

Mr. Brian Crowley M.E.P. will officially open our new front door entrance and will also be switching on the floodlighting outside the Church.

Everyone is welcome.


St. Patrick's Church Restoration ....... Update

Phase 1 : Interior of the Church: Painting, New Lighting, Carpet and Public Address............................................................................................69,000

Phase 2 : Porch and Bell Tower; Preservation of the Stone Work..............................................................................................205,000

Phase 3 : Church Sides: Preservation of the Stone Work .......................................................................................................177,500

Phase 4 : Installation of New Glass Doors at entrance .........................................................................................................96,000

Phase 5 : New Wheelchair Access and Floodlighting ..........................................................................................................43,000

Consultants and Engineer's fees ..........................................................................................................16,500

TOTAL COSTS TO DATE ................................................................607,000

Fundraising to date .........................................................................352,500

Transfer from Church Fund .............................................................200,000

Total ...............................................................................................552,500

BALANCED TO BE RAISED ..............................................................54,500


Three Irish Tenors Concert

In aid of the Hope Foundation for the Street Children of Calcutta

In St. Fin Barre's Catheral,

On Saturday 23rd. October at 7.30 pm

Tickets 30 euro, phone 001.353.21.4292990


 


Mission Sunday Year C .............

......................................................24th. October 2004 - No. 935


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(24:46 - 48)

Jesus said to his disciples

'You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Mission Sunday: Proclaim the Message

On Mission Sunday, Catholics throughout the world join together in prayer, offering of suffering and giving generously to assist missionaries to Proclaim the Message.

The theme of the first reading today is that God is no respecter of persons. He listens to prayers made from a good heart. In the second reading we see that no obstacle will prevent Paul from proclaiming the message. In the Gospel the disciples are asked to be witnesses, to proclaim the message about repentance to all nations.


Monastic Experience

The Cistercian sisters at Glencairn, Co. Waterford, invite single women, aged 22 - 40, to spend the weekend of Fri 29th. - sun 31st October with them, to join in their prayer, worship and work, and to explore the possibility of monastic vocation.

For details visit www.glencairnabbey.org or contact Sr. Eleanor, Cistercian Sisters, St. Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford phone 001.353.58.56168 or fax 001.353.58.56616 or email info@glencairnabbey.org.


Grand Opening - Thanks

We celebrated the completion of the next phase of the restoration of the church at 6 pm Mass on 16th October.

Bishop John Buckley and Mr. Brian Crowley M.E.P. officially opened our new front door entrance and we also switched on the floodlighting outside the church.

Thank you to everybody who helped make this memorable occasion a success.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only six months to go to the day when you may have 20,000 euro or 15,000 euro, or 10,000 euro extra in your pocket.

If you are not in, you can't win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Special Collection Propagation of the Faith

A special collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 24th/25th.Oct. The Mission Sunday collection goes to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and is used to support the young churches throughout the world on the establishment of parishes, dioceses, training of catechists and building of seminaries, etc

Please support this worthy cause.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Azalea' .....(Red)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking !


St. Luke's Guild ICA

There will be a jewellery sale at Holy Family Church Hall on the 4th. November at 8 pm. A percentage of the sale proceeds will go to the charity 'Headway Ireland'. All are welcome.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499



Collection last week

Church and Renovation 2,125 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Life is for Living - A reflection on Suicide

'Life is God's gift to us'. He alone can decide when it should end and God wants each of us to live to the full in this world of ours, to discover its beauty, to respect its nature and enjoy its blessings'.

'At times dark shadows cross the lives of many of us'. 'Our faith assures us that if we turn to God in our loneliness and pain then we can discover that our darkness is not something created by God'. It is a reality from which God wants to rescue suffering seriously, confront it and then go beyond it'.

'It is good to talk and it is important to talk'. 'Men in particular, seem to be poor when it comes to talking out problems, but we all need to remember that expression is the conqueror of depression'.

'Those who suffer from deep pain need to talk to someone who can listen. Ireland is blessed with many good listeners and listening agencies, organisations such as Aware, Samaritans and many others. They know how to listen. Call them'.

The Irish Bishop's Conference issued a pastoral letter to Mark the 'Day for Life' on 3rd. October. A copy of the letter is available from the Sacristy and extracts will be published in the newsletter over the next few weeks.


Aware .....................................................................................1890.30.33.02

Samaritans ............................................................................... 1850.60.90.90


LDF/FCA Annual Reunion

The reunion of the 47th./48th./Midleton LDF & FCA Battalions will take place in Collins Barracks on Friday 29th. October.

The night will commence with Mass for the deceased members at 7.30 pm. in the Garrison chjpel. Buffet and Social Evening at 8.30 pm.

Tickets 15 euro are available from Finbarr Burns at 00.353.21.4508184.


Monthly Coffee Morning

Ballinlough Pastoral Centre, after 10 am Mass, Wednesday 3rd. November

Topic : Spiritual Life of St. Therese of Lisieux

Guest Speaker ; Joe Heffernan. All are welcome


Mayfield Community School Gala Ball

Past Pupils Reunion, 25th. February 2005

For details contact Janette at 001.353.21.4506855, or,

email admin@mayfieldcommunityschool.ie


Songs Of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are:

5. ..... All people that on earth do dwell, and

67. ... Lord of all hopefulness.

Please join in.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website............ www.stpatrickscork.com

You can write to us or send us feedback at ...mail@stpatrickscork.com



St. Patrick's Church Restoration ....... Update

Phase 1 : Interior of the Church: Painting, New Lighting, Carpet and Public Address............................................................................................69,000

Phase 2 : Porch and Bell Tower; Preservation of the Stone Work..............................................................................................205,000

Phase 3 : Church Sides: Preservation of the Stone Work .......................................................................................................177,500

Phase 4 : Installation of New Glass Doors at entrance .........................................................................................................96,000

Phase 5 : New Wheelchair Access and Floodlighting ..........................................................................................................43,000

Consultants and Engineer's fees ..........................................................................................................16,500

TOTAL COSTS TO DATE ................................................................607,000

Fundraising to date .........................................................................352,500

Transfer from Church Fund .............................................................200,000

Total ...............................................................................................552,500

BALANCED TO BE RAISED ..............................................................54,500