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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



 


31st. Sunday Year C .............

......................................................31st. October 2004 - No. 936


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(19:1 - 10)

Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town when a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax-collectors and a wealthy man. He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd; so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimse of Jesus who was to pass that way.

When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him: 'Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry because I must satay at your house today.' And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully. They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinners house' they said. But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount'.

And Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the son of Man has come to seek out and save what was lost.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Reading from the book of Wisdom

This text is the focused prayer of a believer. The thought in the believer's mind is: if 'the whole world is like a grain of dust' in the Lord's sight, how can the Lord's interest be drawn to the details of such a minuscule reality? And yet God is merciful to all.

An important insight in the prayer lies in the recognition 'Yes, you love all that exist'. Nothing that exists is anything but good - to start with. But we need God 'to overlook people's sins'.

Are we making good use of the gifts God gives us, or are we turning them into something bad?


Letter from Paul to the Thessalonians

The thrust of what Paul is saying is that when God 'completes' what we are doing during this pilgrimage of faith, then we will indeed hear the call and ' be gathered round him' (Christ).

The question of when the 'end' will come is not worthy even of examination: we are not to get too excited by 'adventists' i.e. people who predict the end of the world.


Post Primary Cathechetics

In service program 2004 - 2005.

The Spirituality of the Adolescent...........Dr. Finola Cunnane, Diocesan Advisor, Ferns.

Thursday 4th. November 7.30 pm, at Cork Education Support Centre, Western Rd., Cork


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only five 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.


Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

Bishopstown GAA Club, Saturday 6th. November

Sean O Se, Fear a 'Ti..................Cead isteach, 5 euro...........8.30 pm


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



This Week

Monday 1st. ......................All Saints.

Tuesday 2nd. ..................... Commemoration of all the Faithful departed.

Wednesday 3rd. ................. St. Malachy was born near Armagh in 1094. He introduced the

Cistercians into Ireland. He died at Clairvaux in 1148.

Saturday 6th. ...................... All the Saints of Ireland


Life is for Living - A reflection on Suicide

During the dark days after the death by suicide of a loved one, friends, neighbours, relatives and local communities reach out to the bereaved family in sympathy and understanding. They all unite to say, 'There is life after death' - eternal life in God's love for the one who has died and ordinary life, even if the circumstances have changes radically, for the bereaved.

The bereaved go through the predictable reactions of denial, an awakening sense of loss, anger, personal recrimination and deep pain. The question uppermost in their mind is why. And there is no answer to this question. It is true that those who have died would want us to know that they did not take their own lives because of a lack of love for us.

Our Christian faith assures us that there is life after death and that a merciful and loving God can see beyond our limited human condition. We realise that God can look deep within the human heart, recognise its difficulties, understand and forgive. We should always pray for those who take their own lives, try to understand them and command them to God.

'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


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. If you wish to hjve an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


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:

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


Words of Wisdom

'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good' ..........................................................................................................Samuel Johnson

'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no go


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


 


32nd. Sunday Year C .............

......................................................7th. November 2004 - No. 937


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(20:27 - 38)

Some Sadducees - those who say there is no resurrection - approached Jesus and put this question to him, 'Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that if a man's married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Well, then, there were seven brothers. The first, having married a wife, died childless. The second and then the third married the widpow. And the same with all seven, they died leaving no children. Finally the woman herself died. Now, at the resurrection, to which of them will she be wife since she had been married to all seven?.

Jesus replied, 'The children of this world take wives and husbands, but those who are judged worthy of a place in the other world and in the resurrection from the dead do not marry because they can no longer die, for they are the same as angels, and being children of the resurrection they are sons of God. And Moses himself implies that the dead rise again, in the passage about the bush where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living; for to him all men are in fact alive.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Reading from the book of Maccabees

We can but marvel at the tenacity of the seven brothers and their mother. They had a deep sense of respect for the God whom their tradition identified as the Legislator behind the regulations they followed. What is also remarkable is their resolute belief in the life to come

How well does our belief compare to their example?


Letter from Paul to the Thessalonians

Paul had worked very hard to develop the young Church in Salonika and is offering encouragement and support to them.

He calls for 'inexhaustible comfort' and 'sure hope' as gifts from above as he comes towards the end of this letter to the disciples there.


N.A.O.M.I.

Pre - Marriage Courses, Natural Family Planning, Achieving a Pregnancy, Menopausal Support Group.

For further information contact N.A.O.M.I. at,

36, Washington Street, Cork, telephone 00.353,21.4272213, Tuesday to Friday (office hours).


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only five 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.


Italian Pilgrimage

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi

10th June 2005 - 7 nights, Direct from Cork, Price 1,079 euro

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


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Sollya' .....(heteropylla)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking !


Cork Post Polio Support Social

A social will be held at the Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire on 10th. November at 8 pm. Why not come along and get to meet some old and new friends, and get to meet some old and new friends, and make it an enjoyable evening?

Friends and family are welcome. If you need any more information please phone Evelyn at 00.353.86.8829267, who will be delighted to help you.


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 ......................................................1,840 euro.

Thanks to all who contributed


Life is for Living - A reflection on Suicide

Live is for living. We have God's word for this. The Phrophet Isaiah assures us that in creating the world 'God made it to be lived in. He did not create in vain.' Yes, God wants each of us to live life to the full in this world of ours, to discover its beauty, to respect its nature and enjoy its blessings, In particular, wants us to appreciate its wonder and to explore its potential.

Through his gift of life for us, God invites all of us to the adventure of discovering him in faith.

God did not create any of us for our own destruction. He gave each one of us the gift of life and wants us to discover the joy of living in this world. He wants each of us to create conditions in the world where every human being can live in dignity and enjoy God's creation. The Catechism tells us 'we are stewards, not owners of the life God entrusted to us.'

Finally, we call on everyone to join in a common effort to make the causes of suicide more fully understood, the care of those at risk more urgent and the families of those bereaved by suicide consoled and supported.

We encourage and support the development of suicide prevention strategies and we commend the efforts of all those who dedicate their energies to this challenging work.

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 last few weeks.


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

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


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. If you wish to hjve an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


Colaiste Chriost Ri..............Information Evening

For the Parents of pupils intending to enrol for the school year 2005/2006

Wednesday, 10th. November at 7 pm.

Application Forms and Prospectus available on the night.

See also www. ccrcork.com

Telephone 00.353.21.4274904


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:

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


Diosesan Website

The Cork and Ross dioceses has its own website at www.corkandross.org

Why not visit and have a look.'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely n


Brian Crowley MEP

We recieved a nice letter fromBrian Crowley MEP thanking us for the very warm welcome he received during his recent visit.



33rd. Sunday of Year C .............

......................................................14th. November 2004 - No. 938


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(21:5 - 19)

When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said 'All these things you are staring at now - the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be destroyed'.

And they put to him this question 'Master.' they said 'when will this happen, then, and what sign will there be that it is about to take place?.

'Take care not to be deceived' he said 'because many will come using my name and saying, "I am he" and "The time is near at hand". Refuse to join them. And when you hear of wars and revolution, do not be frightened, for this is something that must happen but the end is not so soon."

Then he said to them "Nation will fight against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes and great plagues and famines here and there; there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. But before all this happens, men will seize you and persecute you; they will hand you over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and bring you before kings and governors because of my name - and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defence, because I myself will give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives".

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Reading from the book of Malachi

Malachi's anger at evil-doers is matched in our own day by those who long for a world marked more by goodness and kindness than arrogance and wrongdoing. This short and sherp reading cuts like a knife, but then, who among us does not also have moments of (understandable) anger in the face of evil?


Letter from Paul to the Thessalonians

There is an immediacy about Paul's writing, and it is earthy stuff: no scroungers! Earn what you eat - by 'quietly working'

Do we fully earn what we eat and are we quiet about it?


Our Lady's Messages Around The World

An evening of videos (large theatre screen) and a talk on Our Blessed Mother's apparations around the world along with her important and urgent messages for us today, will be presented by Mr. Tony Murnane from the Aposplate for Mary's Messages in Melbourne, Australia.

Venue - Metropole Hotel.......Date - Wednesday 17th. November.........Time - 7.15 pm.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only five 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.


Fun for all the family at O'Connell Court, Windmill Road Sheltered Housing Services - Annual Bazaar.

Sunday 14th. November from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

Wheel of Fortune, Card Stall, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Plants, Toys etc.

Admission 1 euro, Old Age Pensioners and accompanied children free.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Solanum' .....(laxum Album)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking !


National Certificate in Science (Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology)

A national accredited course designed to meet the needs of people keen to work in production, quality assurance and validation within leading Pharmaceutical and Healthcare manufacturing companies.

Course is approved for the Back to Education Allowance Scheme.

For further details contact admissions office CIT at 001.353.21.4326255.

Closing date is 24th. November. 2004.


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 ......................................................1,910 euro.

Thanks to all who contributed


Christmas House to help special school and Marie Keating Foundation

A West Cork man is transforming his home into a 'Winter Wonderland'. The 'Christmas Open House' is located at Bride Park Cottage, Kilumney, Ovens, Co. Cork.

It will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm on Thursday 25th. and Friday 26th. and from noon to 10 pm on Saturday 27th. and Sunday 28th.

Admission is 7 euro and Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

This is a wonderful day out for all the family. Further details from Angela Mulvihill at 001.353.21.4506571


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

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


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. If you wish to hjve an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


Special Collection for Marriage Counselling Services

The annual collection in the Diocese of Cork and Ross for marriage care services will be taken up at all Masses in the diocese on the weekend of Sunday November 15th., 2004.

The major part of the proceeds of this collection goes to the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, Paul Street, Cork. The proceeds of the collections from the Bantry area go to the Accord Centre in Bantry.

Both centres provide pre-marriage and marriage care services to individuals and couples across the diocese.

Please support this worthy cause.


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


Please pray for the Souls of

Sheila Egan, Margaret Cremin and John Murphy

and please remember in your prayers those who's anniversary is at this time.


Newsletter and Website

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

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


Diosesan Website

The Cork and Ross dioceses has its own website at www.corkandross.org

Why not visit and have a look.'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely n


Social and Resource Centre, 61/64 Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill, Cork

November Mass on Tuesday 16th. November at 8 pm sharp. Everyone is welcome.


Quotable Quotes

'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing' - Edmund Burke.

'The average person thinks he isn't' - Father Larry Lorenzoni.

'Well done is better than well said' - Benjamin Franklin.


Post Primary Cathechetics

In service program 2004 - 2005

Advent and the Post-Primary Religious Education Class by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm

Thjrsday 25th. November 7.30 pm, Cork Education Support Centre, Western Road.


Christening

Welcome into the Christian Community............Eoin Patrick James McGee


 


Feast of Christ the King - Year C..................................................

......................................................21st. November 2004 - No. 939


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(23:35 - 43)

The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for the leaders, they jeered at him. 'He saved others' they said 'let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One'. The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer him vinegar they said, 'If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.' Above him was an inscription: 'This is the King of the Jews'.

One of the criminals hanging there abused him. 'Are you not the Christ?' he said. 'Save yourself and us as well.' But the other spoke up and rebuked him.' Have you no fear of God at all?' he said, 'You got the same sentence as he did, but in our case we deserved it: we are paying for what we did. But this man has done nothing wrong. Jesus, 'he said 'remember me when you come into your kingdom.' 'Indeed, I promise you,' he replied 'today you will be with me in paradise.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Do you care for a Sick or elderly Family member at home?

Do you find it difficult to take a break or get out of the house?

If so, the Carers Association might be able to help.

The Carers Association has a respite service available to help family carers take a break from their caring responsibilies. We can send a trained respite worker or care assistant in to the Carer's home for a few hours to allow the carer to take time out. During this time, the carer can relax, do some chores or whatever they like. If you feel you could benefit from a service such as this, or if you know someone who needs help in caring, please contact us.

The Carers Association, 9, Tuckey Street, Cork

Telephone 001.353.21.4806397, FAX 001.353.21.4806398, or, carerscork@eircom.net




Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only five 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.



Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Solanum' .....(laxum Album)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking !


National Certificate in Science (Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology)

A national accredited course designed to meet the needs of people keen to work in production, quality assurance and validation within leading Pharmaceutical and Healthcare manufacturing companies.

Course is approved for the Back to Education Allowance Scheme.

For further details contact admissions office CIT at 001.353.21.4326255.

Closing date is 24th. November. 2004.


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 ......................................................2,112 euro.

Thanks to all who contributed


Christmas House to help special school and Marie Keating Foundation

A West Cork man is transforming his home into a 'Winter Wonderland'. The 'Christmas Open House' is located at Bride Park Cottage, Kilumney, Ovens, Co. Cork.

It will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm on Thursday 25th. and Friday 26th. and from noon to 10 pm on Saturday 27th. and Sunday 28th.

Admission is 7 euro and Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

This is a wonderful day out for all the family. Further details from Angela Mulvihill at 001.353.21.4506571


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

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


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. If you wish to hjve an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


Special Collection for Marriage Counselling Services

The annual collection in the Diocese of Cork and Ross for marriage care services will be taken up at all Masses in the diocese on the weekend of Sunday November 15th., 2004.

The major part of the proceeds of this collection goes to the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre, Paul Street, Cork. The proceeds of the collections from the Bantry area go to the Accord Centre in Bantry.

Both centres provide pre-marriage and marriage care services to individuals and couples across the diocese.

Please support this worthy cause.


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



Newsletter and Website

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

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


Diosesan Website

The Cork and Ross dioceses has its own website at www.corkandross.org

Why not visit and have a look.'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely n


Newsletter Library!

Log on to www.stpatrickscork.com for an Online Colour version of this newsletter. Also navigate our Online Archives to view past newsletters.

Large articles and photo galleries, compiled in the past year, are spread throughout the website, detailing cermonies, events and histories ...........



Post Primary Cathechetics

In service program 2004 - 2005

Advent and the Post-Primary Religious Education Class by Fr. John Keating, O.Carm

Thjrsday 25th. November 7.30 pm, Cork Education Support Centre, Western Road.


 


1st. Sunday of Advent - Year A..................................................

......................................................28th. November 2004 - No. 940


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (24:37 - 44)

Jesus said to his disciples: 'Asit was in Noah's day, so will it be when the Son of Man comes. For in those days before the Flood people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept all away. It will be like this when the Son of Man comes. Then of two men in the fields one is taken, one left; of two women at the millstone grinding, one is taken, one is left.

So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burgler would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.



Advent

Advent is a short season of four weeks, probably forgotten by many as it is squeezed out by the frantic shopping rush. It is a season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. If important people were coming to your home, I am sure there would be a big clean up. Advent is our time of 'making paths straight' for the coming of God's Son. We do that by looking at significant areas in our lives that may need some attention.


Season of Advent in Saint Patrick's

First Sunday: 28th November

The lighting of the Advent Wreath. The origins of the Advent Wreath are found in the folk practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples, who during the dark winter gathered wreaths of evergreen and lighted fires as a sign of hope in the coming spring. Christians then adopted this cermony to hightlight their hope in Jesus Christ. The wreath itself is a circle of green foliage. There are four candles; one rose coloured, the other three are purple. The voilet colour represents our longing for fulfilment that comes for the Christian in the birth of Jesus. The rose coloured candle (Guadete Sunday) symbolises joy and hope.

Second Sunday: 5th. December.

The 'GIVING TREE'. Would you like to look after some family who are finding it hard to make ends meet? On the tree is a profile of families. You are invited to take the card and buy what you feel they may need. You may return your gifts next Sunday. St. Vincent de Paul will distribute it to the family concerned.

Third Sunday 12th. December.

'Reconciliation Sunday' After all the masses this weekend you will have the opportunity to celebrate God's love in the sacrement of Reconciliation. Remember the only way not to receive the forgiveness of God is to fail to ask for it.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only four 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.



Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Escallonia rubra' .....(var.macrantha)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking !


Lower Road Residents Association Christmas Party

Will take place in the Country Club Hotel on 5th. December, lunch at 1.15 pm, Tea at 5.30 pm., Dancing until 5.30 pm.

Transport is available, lots of spot prizes and a raffle.

Tickets are 33 euro - all tickets to be paid for by 1st. December.

Anyone is welcome to this marvelous day. Enquiries to Noreen Meany 001.353.21.4508993


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 ......................................................1,812 euro.

Thanks to all who contributed


Christmas House to help special school and Marie Keating Foundation

A West Cork man is transforming his home into a 'Winter Wonderland'. The 'Christmas Open House' is located at Bride Park Cottage, Kilumney, Ovens, Co. Cork.

It will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm on Thursday 25th. and Friday 26th. and from noon to 10 pm on Saturday 27th. and Sunday 28th.

Admission is 7 euro and Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

This is a wonderful day out for all the family. Further details from Angela Mulvihill at 001.353.21.4506571


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

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


Parish News

Just to inform you that since September, I have been involved in school chaplaincy work in St. Vincent's, St. Angela's and Scoil Mhuire Schools. Between the three schools it involves a full timetable from Monday to Friday. Consequently it means I am unavailable for parish Ministry at these times. I will, however be involved in weekend Masses.

Fr. Christy O' Shaughnessy


Chernobyl Christmas Craft Fair

at the Cork Opera House, Sunday, 28th. November at 12 noon.

Creations by top Irish fashion designers, Pottery, Gold and Silver Jewellery, Crystal, Knitwear, Wood and Iron Craft, Toys, Candles, Christmas cards, etc.

Come and buy all our Christmas presents at very reasonable prices.

For details, please call Fiona at 001.353.21.4536791. Please help us to help the orphjned children of Chernobyl and Kazakstan.


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



Newsletter and Website

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

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


Diosesan Website

The Cork and Ross dioceses has its own website at www.corkandross.org

Why not visit and have a look.'The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely n


Christmas Blessing

The priests of the parish will extend a Christmas Blessing to parishioners, both home and abroad, through the parish website.

You can nominate somebody to be included in this blessing by either filling in a form available in the Church or by email to mail@stpatrickscork.com or by phone to the sacristy at 001.353.86.3107499 before 3 pm on 24th. December.

These greetings will be on our website www.stpatrickscork.com on Christmas morning.

This is a nice (and free) way to remember someone this Christmas.


Quotable quotes

'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.' - Thomas Alva Edison

'Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens' - Jimi Hendrix

'I have often regretted my speech, never my silence' - Xenocrates