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Mass Times

St. Patrick's
Vigil (Saturday) 6pm,
Sunday 12 and 6pm
Daily Mass 10.15am

Holy Family
Vigil (Saturday) 7pm,
Sunday 11:30am
Daily Mass 09.30am (except Saturday)

Contact Numbers

Canon Dan Crowley PP
No. 3 Presbytery tel: 450 2696

Fr. John Cotter AP,
No. 1 Presbytery, tel: 450 4848

Canon Liam Leader AP
No. 4 Presbytery tel: 450 0282

Sacristy, St. Patrick’s Phone: 021.4518191

Sacristy, Holy Family Phone: 021.450 9311

Parish Office
Open each weekday from 8am – 10am
Phone 021.451 8191 or Email stpatricksparishoffice@eircom.net

Parish Website
www. stpatrickscork.com
Email mail@stpatrickscork.com

Emergency

Emergency Number for Priest on duty 087-8252284

Study Theology on Line

Mary Immaculate College, in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA is providing a program called STEP.

This facilitates the study of online accredited theology by individuals, community, parish or study groups throughout Ireland. Each module carries credits which can be used towards a certificate in Theology and Religious Studies. The programme starts in 2010. See www.nostra.ie for further details.

Parish Child Protection Representatives

The role of these representatives is to ensure that all information about child protection procedures are available in each parish, thus ensuring that each parish is committed to best practice in respect of children and young people. The Parish Representatives for our Parish are:

St Patrick's - Ciaran Black
Holy Family -Mary O'Reilly

Ciaran and Mary may be contacted through the Parish Office St Patrick's at 4518191 and Holy Family at 4509311

Study Theology from Home

The Dominicans are offering a theology programme specifically for lay people, offered by distance learning. This means that one can study for a certificate, diploma or degree in theology, and even more importantly, become more educated in the Faith, all from the comfort of home.
For more information contact The Priory Institute, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Phone 01-404 8127 / 01 404 8124 or email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com. You could also visit a website at www.prioryinstitute.com.

Please let us know

If you are aware that a neighbour is ill and housebound or has been
admitted to hospital please let us know by phoning the sacristy at :

4518191 (St. Patrick¹s) or 4509311 (Holy Family).

Record Search

We get quite a number of requests for record searches, particularly from people tracing their ancestors.

This can be a time consuming exercise and while we are happy to facilitate it there is a minimum charge of €10 for a Record Search. This charge also covers the issue of a certificate.

Self Help Health

Learn techniques for coping with depression, fears, panics, phobias or other anxiety at Recovery meetings.

Recovery International offers self help techniques for people suffering from depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, fears and phobias.

Recovery International has been helping people cope with mental health difficulties since 1937.

Recovery invites everyone to attend its weekly self-help meeting at the Capuchin Friary, Holy Trinity Church, Father Matthew Quay, Cork at 7.30pm on Wednesdays.

St. Brendan's Day Centre

A range of social activities, informal classes and services are provided during the day to local residents. Activities include health and fitness
choices such as the walking club and reiki/relaxation . You can also play bingo, bridge or listen to your favourite music with the Gramaphone Circle or alternatively you can enjoy arts and crafts, talks, cooking or digital camera classes. It is a great way to get out and meet your neighbours! For further information, please call 021 4628131 .

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary meeting takes place in Holy Family after 9:25am Mass on Fridays. New members welcome.

Irish Wheelchair Association

We provide a motoring assessment, advice and tuition service for people with any type of mobility difficulty. This service is part funded by the HSE.

For further information phone 4350282 or see www.iwa.ie

Calling All Singers There are a limited number of vacancies in St. Patrick's Church Choir at the moment for both male and female voices. The choir have a large repetoire of some of the finest church music written over the centuries. Previous experience is not essential as training will be ongoing. Minimum age is 12 years. Contact the organist after Mass or the Sacristy.
A Friendly Bridge Club

Would you like to join our small friendly bridge club? We meet every Tuesday night in St. Patrick's Church Hall at 7.30pm. Come along, you will be very welcome ( with or without a partner). Phone 086-3486614 for encouragement.

Cycling for fun

Need a bit of exercise? Got a bike? Starting from Thursday 8th of April there will be a cycle organised every Thursday night at 7pm sharp.

This is a leisure cycle and suitable for all over 18. Bring your bike (in good condition), a puncture repair kit and, most importantly, lights and a helmet.

There is a social gathering for all after the cycle in Tribes Café, on Tuckey Street - from approx. 9.15pm to 11pm. Meet old friends and new, indulge the taste buds and enjoy yourself in good company.

Eucharistic Congress June 2012

Since Pope Benedict XVI announced that the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Dublin in June 2012, people have been asking "what exactly is a Eucharistic Congress and what is its purpose?"

A Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people which aims to:
- promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the ..Catholic Church
- help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy
- draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist.

These aims are achieved through a programme of liturgical and cultural events, lectures and workshops over a number of days every four years. The most recent Congress was held in Quebec in 2008 and was a source of renewal for the many thousands who took part.

Most people in Ireland are familiar with the fact that a Eucharistic Congress was held in Ireland in 1932. Our parents and grand-parents speak of it as a significant event in their own experience of Church. Some pupils in secondary school have undertaken special history projects on the Eucharistic Congress in preparation for their Leaving Certificate.

Improvements in travel since 1932 will provide a greater international perspective to the 2012 Congress. Technology will play an important part too in preparations but the most valuable aspect of the coming years is the sense of faith which can be kindled in the families and in every parish throughout the country.

Go n-éirí go geal linn, le cúnamh Dé.

Addiction Treatment

"Ashbourne Villa Training and Education Centre Ltd is a Private Residential Addiction Treatment centre and is open in Cork. Call: 4297782 - 0872112728" or visit our website www.ashbournevilla.com

Confidentiality is Assured.

St. Patrick's Church NewsletterIf you had an hour to spare and would like to give a hand in the gathering of articles and the production of the newsletter please contact the parish office at 021.4518191.
Mary's Meals

Over 390,000 children currently receive a daily meal in school through Mary's meals throughout the Third World. With your help we can offer this lifeline to more children trapped in chronic poverty. The average cost per child per year is £9.
Further details on Holy Family Church notice board in the porch.

RCIA

(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The RCIA group has recommenced in Holy Family. This group meets with the enquirer on behalf of the parish and shares their faith journey until he/she is baptised, and beyond. This can take from a few months to a year or two.

Who is the Companion Group? People of faith with open and friendly personalities. People who don't necessarily have all the answers but who are willing to journey in faith with the enquirer and are willing to learn and grow in faith themselves.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Tel: 021 4304325
Contact: Rev Declan Mansfield

(programme for initiation of adults into the Catholic faith)

Catholic T.V.

Sky Channel 589
NTL channel 513/ 815
www. ewtn.com

Time for Baptism

Baptism times at Holy Family Church are either Saturday at 5.30 p.m. or during either of the weekend Masses.

Wanted

Have you unwanted Rosary Beads, Medals, Small Statues, Used Postage Stamps, Religious Magazines?

The Third World would be grateful for such religious items.

Send direct to: Tom Wall, Ballinookera, Whitegate, Co. Cork. Tel. 021- 4661552

Muscians and Singers

The Parish Pastoral Committee are currently looking for volunteers to sing and play the organ at the 11.30am Mass on Sunday. If you are interested, please contact any member of the committee or contact the Sacristy

Teaching English to Newcomers to Cork

' Failte Isteach' is a voluntary organisation recruiting older volunteers to teach English to new migrants.
'Failte Isteach' promotes the concepts of social inclusion, community development, active citizenship, equality, recognition of older volunteers and anti-discrimination.
If you are interested contact Linda Mc Kernan, Cork Seniors Together at 021 4302310.

Suicide Support Services

Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1800-742 745

Suicide Bereavement Support Services: 087-7986944

Loinnir Support Group: 023-33297 or email agnes.cahill@hse.ie

Fatima Mass

Fatima Mass at the Holy Family Church will take place on the last Tuesday of every month.

Call for New Choir Members

The Holy Family Choir invites new singers to join them in praising God. This is a very worthwhile ministry, open to everybody. Please contact Sr. Thadeus or any member of the Choir. Names can be taken at the sacristy also. We look forward to welcoming new members.

Call for Altar ServersBoys, Girls, Parents, we need You. Please contact Mary O'Reilly, Sunville, Wellington Road, Tel. 4557753.
Don't delay, do it now!
Senior Help Line, dial 1850 440 444

This confidential listening service is for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call. It is supported by the HSE.

Open every day of the year 10-4pm and 7-10pm.

The Parish Secretary

The parish secretary, Aonghus O' Broin will be in attendance for certificates and any other business on Mondays instead of Tuesdays from now on in Holy Family church after the 9.15 Mass.

Grow - World Community Mental Health Movement in Iteland - 11, Liberty St. Cork. Telephone 021.4277520

Grow is anonymous and confidential. It is a non-denominational organisation, open to all irrespective of beliefs. Members are encouraged to live up to their own faith. Grow, nonetheless, is profoundly spiritual. It believes in the dignity and mystery of each human person. It recognises that hope, love and compassion, for oneself and for one another, are essential ingredients in all healthy human living.

Education/Training Opportunities

Are you unemployed due to illness, injury or disability? Did you leave school early or without qualifications due to a learning difficulty? Do you wish to access training with a view to employment, further training or education or other options?

The National Learning Network specializes in providing high quality work oriented training programs leading to recognized qualifications for people with injuries, illnesses or disabilities and for early school leavers who may have had learning difficulties at school. If you feel that our service may be of benefit to you, or anyone you know, please contact Noel Shannon at 4300144 or Eoin Kelly at 4341028.

Visiting the Sick

If you know of anyone who is sick or convalescing, in hospital, nursing home or in their own home and who would like the priest to visit them, please contact the sacristy with their details.

Collectors Required

Volunteers required for weekend collections at Saturday and Sunday Masses at Holy Family Church. If you are available, please contact the Sacristan or a member of the Management Committee.

Our Lady is inviting You

Legion of Mary meetings commencing Friday 9th October in Holy Family immediately after 9.25 Mass on a weekly basis.

Contact: Joe Conway 087 3290153 or Dolores Harrington 086 8329472.

Calling all past legionaries to attend also.

Masses and Liturgies in other languages

The following is a list of Masses and liturgies held in Cork:

Polish
Sunday 9.00 a.m. & 6 p.m. - St Augustine's Church, Washington Street.

Filipino
1st Saturday 7.00 p.m. - Our Lady Crowned, Upper Mayfield

Lithuanian
Saturday 7.15 p.m. - St Francis, Liberty Street

Romanian Orthodox
Sunday 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. - Presentation Sisters Chapel, South Douglas Street

Georgian
Saturday Once a month @ 10.00 a.m. - Capuchin Friary

Further information available directly from each location

Citizens Information


Your Rights - Your Entitlements - Your Service.

Tel. Nos. Knocknaheeney, Harbour View Rd. 4302301

Mayfield, Newberry House, Old Youghal Rd.,4508300

Blackpool, 90 Gt. William O'Brien St. 4559807

City Centre, 80 South Mall 4277377

Locall Mon to Fri 9 - 9 1890777121

Website www.citizensinformation.ie

Family SupportDiocesan Family Ministry Office
34 Paul Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4275136
Contact: Kay Buttimer or Berna O'Shea
(provide training in family support; bereavement support; counselling, courses in parenting)
Development/JusticeTrocaire
9 Cook Street, Cork
Tel: 021 4275622
Contact: Janet Twomey or Sheila Dillon
(provide educational material for parishes and youth groups)
Mission AliveMission Alive
Tel: 01 4923326
Contact: Ronan Barry
www.missionalive.net
Cork Marriage Counselling Centre

Services for Individuals, Couples and Families
For marriage and individual counselling phone 4275678. Office hours Mon-Thurs 9.30am -5pm, Friday 9.30am - 4pm.

For Pre Marriage Courses phone 4272277. Office Hours Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10am - 4pm and Weds 10am -2pm. Courses should ideally be booked at least 18months before the wedding to secure a suitable date.

A good relationship is worth taking care of.

Garda 24 - hour service.

At a recent policing meeting the Community guards stressed that concerned citizens must immediately report any breaking of the law. There is a 24-hour complaints service in Mayfield and Watercourse Rd. stations.
Mayfield Tel: 4558510
Watercourse Rd. Tel: 4558260

Viatores Christi

Take the chance of a lifetime and make a difference in the lives of others and change your own life forever.

Since 1960, Viatores Christi has aimed to respond to needs overseas and at home by giving people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with those in need.

If you want to explore such a challenge, we offer a part time training programme to prepare you for working in a new environment and facilitate you in finding a suitable project. Our lay missionary development workers are assigned to projects which deal with a range of social and justice issues throughout the world including AIDS/HIV projects, displaced peoples, healthcare, intellectual disability, education and indigenous peoples. We need people from all disciplines, from teachers to electricians, doctors to administrators, farmers to childcare workers.

If you want to know more, please contact Colette Rooney at Colette@viatoreschristi.com, call 01-8689986 or visit www.viatoreschristi.com

Unemployed ? Looking for a job ?

If you are qualified to junior cert or below, you can avail of free training, work placements and job search support. Freephone 1800303356 or call Jobfit Blackpool 4211971.

Coisceim - Confidential Counselling Referral Service

The Village Centre, Station Rd., Ballincollig.

* For people of any age
* For people who are troubled or stressed
* For people who are bereaved
* For people who are being abused or bullied

The Social and Health Education Project can also provide highly trained tutors for courses with local groups, including;

Managing Stress
Family Communications
Health and Wellbeing for older People
Coping with Grief, Loss And Change

Tel. 021 4666180


Please consult brochure for July Retreats Tel.021 4502520

Activities in Mayfield from September to December 2010

Swimming classes for beginners Monday 27th September 3pm.
Line Dancing in Mayfield Sports Centre Tuesdays 11am 4 euros per class.
Fun dancing with Jo every Thursday starting 16th September at 10am in St. Joseph's Community centre.

Many other courses available.

Contact Patty O'Brien, Mayfield Community, Tel 087 6534419

Women Supporting Women

Are you a mature woman willing to share your experience, knowledge and understanding of life skills with other women in the community?

Mentoring is a supportive relationship between two people, one of whom has more experience In a particular area than the other.

The Equality Development Project for Women is starting a new training course for mentors soon and will focus on young women who are parenting alone and on older women in the community who have lifelong practical knowledge and wisdom.

Contact: Catherine at 439 11 08 or call to Ionad na nDaoine, 36, Ardmore Avenue, Knocknaheeny.

 

Glen CDP Courses available

Computers,
Digital Photography, Community Garden Project, Art.
Apply to the Glen Resource Centre Tel 4550511
www.glencentre.ie

Glen CDP - Book Swap

Glen CDP is now running a BOOK SWAP - simply bring a book and take a book in return.

Donations of books are now being accepted.

For further information contact Glen CDP at 4550519
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Care and Repair

Age Action is a charity which promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people. Working with, and on behalf of, older people we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow older.

Our Care & Repair service uses a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out minor repairs and odd jobs free of charge for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves.

The main aim of the programme is to assist older people to carry out necessary small repairs and improvements to their homes, enabling them to live independently in the community in increased comfort and safety.

We have recently recruited 40 new volunteers in every part of Cork City and suburbs and the new group are now trained and ready to go. For more details please call 1890-369-369.

Fountain of Knowledge Learning Support Group

This is an after school tutoring programme run by a group of teachers for children with learning difficulties, who are unable to get full support in schools.

It operates on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and is located at 14 Penrose Wharf. For further information contact 021-486 1480

Volunteer Appeal

Enable Ireland urgently needs volunteers to help with the running of their charity shop in North Main Street. If you can spare 2 - 3 hours a week please call into the shop or phone 4272828 for more information.

Volunteers Wanted for Mentoring Programme

Big Brother Big Sister needs volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters to young people aged 10 - 18. Volunteers are asked to spend 1-2 hours a week with their Little Brother/Sister for one year. Together, you can decide on what activities you would like to do... from playing sport to going for lunch. It is a great opportunity to develop a friendship with a young person, share common interests and try new things.

We are holding information nights in Ogra Chorcaí, 20 Patrick's Hill Cork on the 31st January and 9th of February 2011 at 7.30pm you can also check out our website www.bbbsireland.ie or contact Brenda 086 8513347, Susan 086 0412946 or Marie 087 9245498.

Spirit Radio.ie - Passion for Life

Upbeat and uplifting, entertaining and inspirational, Spirit Radio was launched this week at 90.9FM. Presenters will highlight reports that show the relevance of Christian faith in today's world. Why not tune in and try it out?

 

Invitation to Young Adults

If you are aged between 18 and 35 you are invited to join a group travelling as part of the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes in June next year.

Pilgrimage is as much about how we prepare as it is about what happens in Lourdes so we will have three preparation sessions before we go and a gathering on our return.

During the five days in in Lourdes the group will give time to prayer and faith -sharing, assist with the sick pilgrims from the diocese and participate in diocesan liturgies.

This initiative was developed by a group of young people. See notice board for details.

 

Bereavement Support Group

A support group is beginning in the SMA Parish Centre Wilton on Wednesday 16th February at 8pm in Room 10.
It is open to all people recently or long-term bereaved. Call Kathleen 4544262 or Margaret 4544429 for details.

Senior Help Line

Are you a good listener ?

Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, 1850 440 444.

Senior Help Line is open every day and every evening.

Senior Help Line is opening a new city centre location in Cork, and is, therefore, looking for new volunteers.

The commitment is three hours on Wednesday morning once every four weeks. All our volunteers are older people, men and women, who receive initial training. This will take place in Cork

An introductory meeting will be held for those interested will give an opportunity to learn more about the service. Why not visit the Senior Help Line stand at the Cork Volunteer Fair at City Hall June 10-12. We look forward to meeting you.

For further information please contact

Damian Leneghan, on 01-8029020/ 086-3951251 or Anne Dempsey, on 01-2875304/ 086-8074529

Free Handyman Service for Older People
Are you 60+ years of age and living in Cork City and suburbs? Do you have a small repair job that you would like to have done for you?

Age Action's Care & Repair service uses a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out minor repairs and odd jobs for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves.

The service is free, you only pay for the materials used. For bigger jobs that are beyond the scope of our volunteers, we maintain a register of reliable and honest tradespersons whose contact details we can provide.

All volunteers are Garda vetted and carry official Age Action identification cards. You can arrange to have a job done by phoning the Age Action Care & Repair at 1890 369 369.

Knock Marriage

Introductions Bureau

The aim of the bureau is to introduce people considering marriage to a suitable marriage partner. For further information call us at 094-9375960 or visit www.knockmarriagebureau.com.

Want Secure Savings and Peace of Mind?

A Credit Union is a savings cooperative, owned mutually by its members. We have one in the Parish - St. Patrick's (Cork) Credit Union Ltd. It is based on Lower Glanmire Road Cork and anybody living or working within the area are eligible to join.

Come visit us across from St. Patrick's Church, and become a member. Membership benefit includes life assurance on savings and loans at no extra cost, bill paying service, foreign exchange and friendly helpful service.

To become a member call in with current picture i.d. (drivers licence, passport), recent household bill (electricity, gas, telephone) or bank statement and proof of P.P.S. number. Children accounts also available.

Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10am to 3pm and Friday 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 7pm..

Care and Repair Programme

The Care & Repair programme allows volunteers to do odd-jobs and DIY work in older people's homes free of charge. We also provide a befriending service and a list of reliable tradesmen that older people can access to get quotes for larger jobs.??

We can be contacted at 021.4536554

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience is a specially designed programme which gives widowed, separated and divorced people help and support to deal with grief process and to discover for themselves that merely ‘existing' in life can be transformed into ‘living' a new life, though a different one.

The next weekend is being held in Ennismore Retreat Centre from 11th -13th May. For application forms and more info call: 087-9886480 or email beginningexperiencecork@gmail.com

Pathways: Exploring Faith and Ministry.

A two-year certificate course, for those interested in a deeper journey into faith and ministry is offered by the Diocese of Cork & Ross with All Hallows College, Dublin. This course has been held twice in Farranferris College and begins again in September 2012 in Myross Wood Retreat Centre, Leap, Co. Cork .

If you would like to know more please contact Anne Francis, 087-228-2134 abfrancis@eircom.net or Fr. Sean O'Sullivan at sean.osullivan@corkandross.org

The Priory Institute

A Dominican Centre for Theological Studies

Do you seek a deeper understanding of God, your faith, and God's call on your life? Do you wonder about the world and your place in it, how to make sense of it all?

Studying theology is a great way to grow in faith and undergo personal spiritual formation, but circumstances may prevent you from studying on a traditional campus. That's why the Irish Dominicans founded The Priory Institute, allowing you to be part of a large network of people of all ages and backgrounds who are on this journey together.

Here at The Priory Institute, we offer a variety of academic and non-academic programmes, allowing you to further your theological education from the comfort of your own home. Our programmes are accredited by ITT Dublin and recognised both nationally and internationally.

For further information call (01) 404 8124 or email us at enquiries@prioryinstitute.com.

NAOMI - Billings Ireland

Contact 4272213 for information on full day on specific Saturdays Pre-Marriage Courses, cost €90 per couple.

Counselling is also available on how to achieve / postpone a pregnancy. Office is open 9.30am - 1pm Monday - Friday.

Age Action - Getting Started

Computers for beginners is for anyone over the age of 55 who have little or no computer experience to learn basic computer, email and internet skills. Each person has a voulunteer allocated to them for two hours over a three week period so that it is very personal and they can learn at their own pace. We are advertising for volunteers and participants. Volunteers can be any age and are computer literate, participants should be over 55. For more information please call 5436556 or 087.1956026.

Age Action DIY Support Age Action has a local phone number, 4536554, which older people can call to arrange to have jobs done around their homes free of charge. We use a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out odd-jobs and DIY work for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves. The service is free; clients only pay for the materials used. For bigger jobs that are beyond the scope of the volunteers, we have a register of reliable and honest tradespersons whose contact details can be provided.
Securing savings and peace of mind

Come visit St. Patrick's (Cork) Credit Union, Lower Glanmire Road, across from St. Patrick's Church, and become a member. Membership benefit includes life assurance on savings and loans at no extra cost, bill paying service, foreign exchange and friendly helpful service.

To become a member call in with current picture i.d. (drivers licence, passport), recent household bill (electricity, gas, telephone) or bank statement and proof of P.P.S. number. Children accounts also available.

Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:00 to3:00 Friday 10:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00.

Alzheimer's Cafe

This is a safe space for people with memory problems including Alzheimer's and other dementias, their carers, family & friends along with social and health professionals to meet. 

We meet on the last Friday of each month from 1.30-3,30pm in the Activity Centre, St Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge. All are welcome. 

Arthritis Ireland

While a lot of people with arthritis lead active and productive lives, many more are not so lucky. Some people need assistance to do the most basic of tasks.

We work with medical professionals to help get to our goal of finding a cure for arthritis and put an end to the pain. it causes.

There are almost 1 million people in Ireland with arthritis and we offer a wealth of information on arthritis and how to manage it.

We offer the opportunity to join community exercise programmes which are designed to help people maintain their mobility and their independence.

Our dedicated team of helpline volunteers provide a listening ear to the thousands of people who call us each year helping them come to terms with the profound loss and depression that arthritis can bring. We educate people on how to break the constant cycle of pain through a range of self management programmes.

For more info. visit www.arthritis.ie.

3rd Cork - St. Patrick's Scout Group

Your local Scout Group is still recruiting youth members. Meeting at the Scout Hut on Summerhill North (behind St Patrick's Church).

Beaver Scouts (Age 6 - 8) - Wed Night (7 - 8.15pm) Cub Scouts (Age 9 - 11) - Tue Night (7 - 8.30pm) Scouts (Age 11.5 - 15) - Fri Night (7.30 - 9.30pm)

Let your child be part of a great group that provides fun, friendship, challenge, healthy living and lots of adventure.

Contact 086 1942285 for more details or check out www.3rdcork.com

Teenspirit

Teenagers who love to sing are invited to join our new Teenspirit choir. We are rehearsing for our end of ‘Year of Faith' concert starting Sat. 28th September at 11 am in Turner's Cross parish.

The music includes: Glee, Sister Act, classical Irish, contemporary and chart music. We need 50 singers aged 14 - 17. Enrolment forms are available from Sr.Karen 4537601

NAOMI Services

Pre-Marriage Courses take place on Saturdays and cost €90 per couple. The last two courses for 2013 will be held on 19 October and 23 November

We also provide counselling on how to achieve / postpone a pregnancy and relationship counselling for couples.

For more information Contact: NAOMI, 119 Patrick Street, Cork, Tel: 4272213

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30 am – 1 pm

A friendly Bridge Club Would you like to join our small friendly bridge club? We meet every Tuesday night in St. Patrick's Church Hall at 7.30pm. Come along, you will be very welcome (with or without a partner). Phone 086-3486614 for encouragement.
Unemployed due to illness, injury or disability?

The National Learning Network provides training programmes that may suit you or somebody you know. If you want to know more please call 4341028.

Munster Survivors Support Services

Our Outreach Centre holds a clinic in the Meeting Rooms of Holy Cross Church' Mahon, every Thursday from 2 - 4.30pm,

All are welcome to Join us for form filling etc or for any other advice. Tea and coffee are available).

For more information please contact Ollie at 087-0516070 / email ollieb@eircom.net or Pat at 086--3473583 / email debuit15@gmail.com

Get Help Getting Active

Over 50? Need to get active? FitLine has the answer. Sign up and our mentors will call you regularly, helping you to get active. Go for Life FitLine is FREE and it's running all over Cork City and County.

Ring Go for Life on 1800 303 545 to find out more. Go for Life FitLine is part of Age & Opportunity and is supported by HSE South and the Cork Sports Partnership

Collectors Required !

Collectors for Holy Family Church still required for Sunday Mass at 11.30. Please volunteer for this important service! Thank you!

Traditional Latin Mass.

Traditional Latin Mass is available Mondays to Fridays at 5.30pm and on Sundays at 12noon in Saints Peter & Paul's Church.

Traditional Latin Mass ia also available on the first Saturday of each month at 1pm in St. Francis Church, Liberty Street .

Cork Seniors Together

CST is a network through which older people can access information that is relevant to them.

They issue a newsletter and also recently circulated a safety campaign message which is being targeted at older people by An Garda Síochana.

If you would like to know more please contact Linda Mc Kernan, at 4302310 or 087 1962025 or by email at

corkseniorstogether@gmail.com

Senior Help Line Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10 am until 10 pm , 365 days a year.
Citizens Information Your Rights - Your Entitlements - Your Service

Blackpool CIC  021 - 4559807
Hollyhill CIC   0021 - 4302301
Mayfield CIC   0021 - 4508300 or call 1850 458 400
 New Phone Number Age Action has a local phone number, 4536554, which older people can call to arrange to have jobs done around their homes free of charge. We use a pool of trustworthy volunteer handypersons to carry out odd-jobs and DIY work for older people who find it difficult to do these jobs themselves. The service is free; clients only pay for the materials used. For bigger jobs that are beyond the scope of the volunteers, we have a register of reliable and honest tradespersons whose contact details can be provided.
Parish Baptism Team Volunteers are needed for the Parish Baptism Team. The Team welcomes the child into the Christian family. If you are interested, please contact the Sacristy.
Police Forum Feedback Following the recent Police Forum meeting, Gardai have requested that people inform them of any crime - however small, so that they may investigate them and allocate resources to those areas. Contact your local Garda Station: Mayfield - (021) 455 8510 Anglesea Street – (021) 452 2000
Holy Family Presidium of the Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary meets every Friday afternoon at 2.30 pm in Holy Family church rooms. New members welcome. Duties include 1 meeting, prayers and 1 apostolic work per week. 

This is the 90th anniversary of the Legion and it has spread all over the world. It is the biggest lay organisation in the Catholic Church, having 10 million members.

Volunteers Required You are needed to serve your parish . Volunteers required for positions as Minister of the Word, Special Minister of the Eucharist, newsletter team, parish council, baptism team, funeral team, flower arrangement etc. Training will be provided. Please contact Canon Dan Crowley.
Spiritual Booklets and Newspapers on Sale

After the Vigil Mass and the Sunday Mass there are copies of the Irish Catholic newspaper on sale in the porch.

This is an excellent way to keep oneself informed of the various changes and information re ongoing developments in the Church and also has inspirational pieces that can give you a lift! There are also various religious/spiritual booklets on sale, especially for young people and children, at very modest prices. Please support!

Friendly Call Cork A new free service is available for elderly house-bound. If you are interested, please phone (021) 4212924.
Children's Choir Music Course Lessons for children starting in 2014 in St.Peter and Paul's. Contact 4276573 for details.
Friendly Call Service A free phone call service for people living alone, is available to older people and anyone feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable. For details contact 4301700
Age Action's Care & Repair Volunteers do odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge. If you would like assistance putting your Christmas decorations or with any other tasks around the home, simply call Age Action on 021-4536554.
Lourdes 2014

For the fourth year we are inviting young adults 18-35 to come to Lourdes with the diocese inour “Come and see & be a helping hand” programme.

They will assist with the sick who travel with the diocese and be involved in the full pilgrimmage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes.

For more details contact Sr.Karen 4537601.

Irish Hospice Foundation

The Gathering-Reflections on Ireland.

This book is a collection of wonderful stories from Gathering events that took place across the country this year, reflections from well-known personalities on Ireland and being Irish and over 200 high quality pictures.We are hoping to raise €250,000 from the sale with the all the funds going directly to our Design & Dignity project, which aims to improve the infrastructure in hospitals around the country.

The book costs €20 and is available now at all good bookshops and online at www.hospicefoundation.ie

Did you know about the new Catholic Theology Institute at Trinity College?

At the heart of Trinity there is a brand new Institute of Catholic Theology with exciting programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and occasional students.

The Loyola Institute also offers courses which can be taken by any interested person to further their own knowledge. For further information contact 01-896-4790 or email loyola@tcd.ie or check their website or facebook page

Certificate / Diploma in Catechesis Applications are being accepted for a 2- year distance learning course offered by the Maryvale Institute. Contact the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office at 4537601 for details.
Self Defence Classes for adults.

Fred Lynch is offering to give classes of practical advice to adults who are interested in building their confidence in their self-defence.

The classes (lasting two hours) would be run in Holy Family Hall on two consecutive Friday nights and the cost would be €30.

Fred has generously offered to run this course as a fundraiser for the church. Some physical activity will be involved but it will not be overly strenuous. If you are interested please ring theParish Office at 4518191.

Are you living with Cancer? The Cork ARC Outreach Centre is open from 9.30am to 2pm. Drop in and avail of our free support service which provides emotional support and practical help for people with cancer and their families. No appointment needed. Call 4276688 for more information.
Unprecedented Canonisation of Popes. Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are to be canonised next April on the same day. April 27th is the expected date!
Novena Prayer for the Return of Lapsed Catholics in this Year of Faith.

everlasting prayerful St Monica, may You pardon their sins and unshackle them from whatever hinders their freedom to come Home. For You, O Good Shepherd, loved us to the end and offered Yourself to the Father for the salvation of all. Amen

Prayers for the return of a lapsed Catholic should also be accompanied by sacrificial and secret acts of fasting and alsmgiving in their name. (Prayer courtesy of T. Neal, www.Catholic Year of Faith.com)

The Senility Prayer God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, t

O Good Shepherd, you never cease to seek out the lost, to call home the stray, to comfort thefrightened, and to bind up the wounded. I ask You to bring (mention name(s)) back to the practice of the Faith, and to remove all obstacles that prevent them from receiving Your abundant mercy, which flows sacramentally through the heart of Your Holy Church.

Through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, their Guardian Angel(s), their Patron Saint(s) and the

he good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Friendly Call Service A free phone call service for people living alone, is available to older people and anyone feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable. For details contact 4301700
Counselling Services

Counselling available in Newbury House Old Youghal Rd.  (Low cost)

Enquiries to – 450799

Certificate / Diploma in Catechesis Applications are being accepted for a 2- year distance learning course offered by the Maryvale Institute. Contact the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office at 4537601 for details.
‘ Persecuted and Forgotten'

Please pray for those fellow Christians who are being persecuted in over 30 countries . Please do not let them be forgotten anymore!

A new report by the UK Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need has highlighted the plight of so many Christians throughout the world.

The report stated that ...‘churches are being burnt, Christians under pressure to convert, mob violence against Christian homes, abduction and rape of Christian girls, anti-Christian propaganda in the media and from Government, discrimination in schools and the workplace...the list goes on'.

The full report can be read online at the charity's website.

Volunteers needed in Holy Family to Arrange Altar Flowers: Please consider volunteering to arrange flowers in Holy Family Church. This service is essential in  offering  and presenting the beauty of flowers on the altar and at the lectern the  positive signs of beauty, freshness, vibrancy of the Holy Presence of God and His Eternal Word. Please hand your name into the sacristy.
Secure savings and peace of mind

Come visit St. Patrick's (Cork) Credit Union, Lower Glanmire Road, across from St. Patrick's Church, and become a member. Membership benefit includes life assurance on savings and loans at no extra cost, bill paying service, foreign exchange and friendly helpful service.

To become a member call in with current picture i.d. (drivers licence, passport), recent household bill (electricity, gas, telephone) or bank statement and proof of P.P.S. number. Children accounts also available.

Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10:00 to3:00 Friday 10:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00.

Ministry of Parish Catechist

Under the auspices of the Pastoral Development Office it is proposed to begin the training programme for this ministry in January 2014 in Cork.

This is a two year training programme which will include four days of lectures each year and five hours personal study per week, with assignments to be submitted. The course will lead to a qualification of a Certificate or Diploma.

Following the training the successful candidates will be commissioned by the diocese to become the Parish Catechist - a voluntary ministry working alongside and with the direction of the parish clergy in sacramental preparation with families.

Information sessions will be held in the Autumn prior to application and interview. Full details are available from the priests of the parish.

Campaign to Consecrate Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Please sign letters or sign online asking the Irish Bishops to Consecrate this nation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to bring Ireland back to the Catholic Faith.(SCNCI: Steering Committee for the National Consecration of Ireland to the Immacualte Heart of Mary) Contact www.scnci.org for more information or to sign up online.Contact SCNCI P.O Box 51, Claremorris. Co Mayo.

Novena Prayer for the Return of Lapsed Catholics in this Year of Faith.

O Good Shepherd, you never cease to seek out the lost, to call home the stray, to comfort the frightened, and to bind up the wounded. I ask You to bring( mention name(s)) back to the practice of the Faith, and to remove all obstacles that prevent them from receiving Your abundant mercy, which flows sacramentally through the heart of Your Holy Church.

Through the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God, their Guardian Angel(s), their Patron Saint(s) and the everlasting prayerful St Monica, may You pardon their sins and unshackle them from whatever hinders their freedom to come Home. For You, O Good Shepherd, loved us to the end and offered Yourself to the Father for the salvatiuon of all. Amen

Prayers for the return of a lapsed Catholic should also be accompanied by sacrificial and secret acts of fasting and alsmgiving in their name.

(Prayer courtesy of T. Neal, www.Catholic Year of Faith.com)

Be Proud to Practise your Faith

Bishop Buckley has urged us all to be proud of our Faith this Lent and has asked parents to realize the key role they play in handing on that Faith to their children.

'We should be proud of our faith. Faith is not to be limited to a corner of our life. Our faith should inform everything we do.'

Bishop Buckley also suggested that families might light a Year of Faith Candle in their homes and have family prayer or join a parish pilgrimage.

‘We must also gently remind people, who are not close to the Church that the Lord is waiting for them, longing for them to come to Him.'

Teenage Faith-based Choir

The diocese of Cork is planning a Teen Spirit Choir to sing next November for the closing of the Year of Faith. Ages: 14 to 18. Some solo performers required. Parents and Adult Supervisors needed as well as volunteers for all aspects of the production.

Contact the Sacristy or Sister Karen at the Diocesan office, Ballyphehane

Welcome to the Holy Family Church! Céad Míle Fáilte!

You are most welcome to our church, named after the Holy Family of Nazareth; Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The church became part of the Catholic tradition in 1949. Over the altar there is a silhouette painting of the Holy Family with the child Jesus at the centre of the family. Over the years since 1949, and indeed before 1949 when the church was part of the Methodist tradition, many families have worshipped here, have been baptized here, received their 1 st Holy Communion and Confirmation here, were married here and when they died they had their funeral Mass here…the church echoes with families…some of which are still alive and present in today's congregations.

In this Year of Faith let us pray that all our family members may continue to worship here and to grow in Faith. For those family members who have dropped off their journey of Faith, we pray that they may be inspired to return “home” …home to their faith, to their worship of God and that the Holy Family community may continue to grow and flourish in these difficult days.

May faith be the heart of this parish, the heart of this community …under the loving protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth; Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Prayer and Stillness When you give yourself to prayer, if you are, as far as possible free from all distraction, and if the verse comes suddenly to a halt on your tongue and immobilises your soul in the silence, and if, independently of your will, this silence remains in you, be sure you have entered the peace you seek' – St Augustine
Holy Family Choir- Singers and Musicians Required

The Choir has started back after the summer break and the choir are looking for singers and musicians to join in with the music and singing for the celebration of the Eucharist each Sunday and on special occasions.

There is a short rehearsal once a month.

The Church organist Sean Dunne has started to play and sing each day now for daily Mass and he would encourage parishioners to join in the singing and perhaps a volunteer or two might help out with the cantoring on a regular daily basis.

Please volunteer, young and not-so-young welcome. Please hand your name and phone contact into the sacristy or to the organist Sean Dunne after Sunday Mass.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary in Holy Family.

Just a reminder that the Holy Rosary is recited in full each morning before Daily Mass (at approx 9.15am) in the Holy Family. Parishioners are welcome and encouraged to take a turn and recite a decade of the Rosary each morning.

Prayers in honour of the Sacred Heart and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue after morning Mass on each First Friday.

Volunteers Required

We thank all those in the parish who contribute, prepare, edit and distribute our Weekly Newsletter. If anyone would like to join the Newsletter team, please leave your name in at the sacristy.

Fatima Prayer Group

The Fatima Prayer Group now meets in St Josephs Church at 7.30pm on the 13 th day of each month. All are welcome

The group participates in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and invite all to join them at Union Quay at 12.30pm..

“Daily Decade”

A decade of the Rosary is recited before the 9.30 a.m. Mass each weekday.

People are invited to hand in their intentions for inclusion.

The Legion of Mary invites new members

The praesidium of the Holy Family invites new members to join them. The meeting takes place every Friday in Holy Family church kitchen at 2.30 pm. The aim of the Legion is the spiritual growth of its members and of the wider community. 

Members say the Rosary and do a task each week.

The Fatima Prayer Group

Will be held in St. Joseph's Mayfield from now on.
Mass, Rosary, Benediction
Last Tuesday of every month
Holy Family History

The ‘new' translation of the Roman Missal and the People's Responses were ‘launched' successfully last weekend. In the Holy Family sacristy there is the original Latin Missal that was used for the very first Mass there on 23 rd October, 1949. On the inside of the book it says that this Missal was donated by ‘Dora and May Byrne'. I wonder do any of the Holy Family parishioners know who these very generous sisters were or their family? Any info. to the Sacristy or to Sean Dunne.

Choir and Cantors and General Singing!

The participation of the congregation in the singing of the hymns at Mass is going from strength to strength and this is wonderful for the celebration of the Mass! Remember: ‘When you sing, you pray twice!' Hopefully the new responses being sung by the cantors and choir and the new Eucharistic Congress song, are becoming more and more familiar and that the congregation will start to join in with these as well! New members are always welcome! Give yourselves a Big Bualadh Bas!

Prayer for Vocations

Several parishioners have asked about this prayer which is said each morning in the Holy Family. Here it is :
'A Prayer For Vocations'
O Jesus, send labourers into your fields, which are awaiting holy apostles, saintly priests, heroic missionaries and dedicated sisters and brothers.
Enkindle in the hearts of men and women the spark of a vocation.
Grant that Christian families may desire to give your Church,helpers in the work of tomorrow. Amen'.

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed and meditated on each Friday in the Holy Family after the 10am Mass. Volunteers are asked to lead the Stations and also to carry the Cross around the various Stations.

Call for Altar Servers

Young boys and girls, who have made their 1st Communion, are asked to serve as Altar Servers. Altar Servers will be trained and supervised. Parent's consent is essential. Please leave names into the Sacristy as soon as possible. It would be wonderful if we could have young Altar Servers trained for Easter !

Senior Help Line, dial 1850 440 444

This confidential listening service is for older people, by older people, for the price of a local call. It is supported by the HSE. Open every day of the year 10-4pm and 7-10pm.

 

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee. (3 times) Amen
 
Living with dementia We are carrying out research looking to gain an insight into the health and wellbeing of those who live with someone who has dementia. For information about taking part please contact Alan Galvin or Dr Maria Pertl at Trinity College on 01 896 8414.
Church Volunteers - Urgently Needed!

Both St Patricks and Holy Family are in urgent need of parishioners to volunteer to fulfill the many and varied duties and services needed to keep the Parish going, and the smooth running and maintenace of the churches, the altars, the church surrounds as well as the obvious Ministries of Word and Eucharist.

This autumn as you think of Autumn / Winter Courses, please consider offering your talents and service to The Lord, to your parish and fellow parishioners.In Holy Family there is a very urgent need for volunteers for the Altar Society, maintaining the flowers and other aspects of our beautiful churches so that the Lord is honoured at Mass and other Church liturgies. One month in the year would be all would be asked of you, if enough volunteers signed up!

Please think about it seriously and trust in the Lord. Hand in your name to the Sacristy where you will be welcomed with open arms! Go for it!

Volunteers required at Cork Prison Visitors Centre.

Volunteering with St. Nicholas Trust involves supporting the families of prisoners when they come to Cork Prison for a visit (families can be waiting up to 30 minutes before going in). You will be assisting with hospitality ie. making tea/coffee, spending time talking/listening to the families with a sense of awareness/sensitivity while they wait.

For more details: call 087-9031968

Catechism

The Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults has just been published by Veritas. A study guide has also been published. The Adult Catechism responds to the proposal by the Irish Directory for Catechesis that adult faith development should be given priority at this time.

These books would be particularly useful for Parish Study groups, Retreat groups, Liturgy committees and RCIA groups. The books are available in the Veritas shop in Carey’s Lane.

2014 Year of the Holy Name of Jesus

This year is the Year of the Holy Name of Jesus in Ireland for the Franciscans and the Poor Clare Federation and the wider Franciscan community. The aim is to foster a renewed reverence and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, and in doing so to deepen personal love for the Lord Jesus and faithfulness among all people.

How often do we ourselves, and so many others, take the Lord’s Holy name in vain? Let us resolve with God’s help: No more! Prayer Promise: Evertime I say ‘Jesus’, I will offer to God the infinite merits of Jesus Christ, His Passion and Death, with all the Masses being said all over the world for the Glory of God, my own intentions, the peace of the world. I will repeat as often as possible every day, “Jesus, Jesus”.

Care to Drive The Irish Cancer Society offers a free transport service to patients on chemotherapy treatments in CUH and the Mercy. For more information patients can contact their treatment team or call Gail at 01-2310566.
Memorial Plaques

A nice way to remember people who have passed on is to have a plaque placed on a seat in St. Patrick’s or Holy Family. We have plenty of places available. If you would like to know more please contact the Sacristan.

Mass is offered on the first Monday of each month for the donors and the people mentioned on the plaques

 

Home Share

This is an initiative that provides short breaks for children and adults who attend COPE Foundation. Home Sharers are recruited from the community and the respite care/short break is provided in their family’s home.

If you would like more information or if you are interested in becoming a Home Sharer please ring Philip Grant on 021-464 3238 or e-mail grantp@cope-foundation.ie

Free DIY Service for Older People The Age Action Care & Repair programme is a service that provides odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge. To make contact call them at their office in Mahon on 4536554.
Past Parishioner Have a look at the story of a past parishioner on the parish website www. stpatrickscork.com 'The Search for John Cotter' photo's and history of this man and his family who lived around the St. Luke's area over 140 years ago.
Static Collection Boxes, As part of our Parish Fundraising, four collection boxes have been installed in Retail Outlets within St. Patrick's Parish area. All funds collected are used for the ongoing maintenance of our two Churches. If you notice one please drop a few coins into it...every little bit helps. Thank you.
New Service

The Carers Association are providing a new Befriending / Mentoring service in Cork City and surrounding area.

Why not enjoy a one-to-one social visit from a trained volunteer or meet with a volunteer on a one to one basis in a safe, neutral and confidential environment. Visits involve a simple cup of tea & chat or to share a hobby i.e.playing cards / doing a crossword with the aim of reducing isolation & loneliness.

For more information on the programme please contact the Peter Cox at 4806397 or email pcox@carersireland.com.

Age Action Care & Repair Age Action Care & Repair

This service is available free of charge to older people. Please call 4536554 or see the notice board for details.

 

 

 

Irish Hospice Foundation

The Gathering-Reflections on Ireland. This book is a collection of wonderful stories from Gathering events that took place across the country this year, reflections from well-known personalities on Ireland and being Irish and over 200 high quality pictures.We are hoping to raise €250,000 from the sale with the all the funds going directly to our Design & Dignity project, which aims to improve the infrastructure in hospitals around the country. The book costs €20 and is available now at all good bookshops and online at www.hospicefoundation.ie

Did you know about the new Catholic Theology Institute at Trinity College? At the heart of Trinity there is a brand new Institute of Catholic Theology with exciting programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and occasional students.

The Loyola Institute also offers courses which can be taken by any interested person to further their own knowledge. For further information contact 01-896-4790 or email loyola@tcd.ie or check their website or facebook page

Are you living with Cancer? The Cork ARC Outreach Centre is open from 9.30am to 2pm. Drop in and avail of our free support service which provides emotional support and practical help for people with cancer andtheir families. No appointment needed. Call 4276688 for more information.
The Senility Prayer God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Senior Help Line Ireland’s only confidential listening service for older people provided by older volunteers is open 365 days of the year. The help line is open every day of the Christmas holiday and New Year