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What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores the basic truths of the Christian
Faith in a fun, friendly, and informal environment. Topics include “Who is Jesus?”
“Why Did Jesus Die?” “Does God Still Heal Today?” Who is Alpha For? Alpha is for
anyone who would like to engage in conversations about faith, life and God. It’s
a chance to revisit what you learned about God as a child, but never really understood.
Or for those who have given up on Church or have never been and are a bit curious
to explore what it’s all about! No question is too big or too small …. And no laugh
is too loud! What Happens at Alpha? Each session involves a short talk, nice food
and small group discussion. There is no charge for Alpha.
The Parish Pastoral Council will hold the Alpha Sessions in the Town Hall, beginning
on Wednesday September 19th. There will be eleven sessions. If you are interested,
give your name in the Parish Office. It is a very enriching experience.
Courage! Series of Talks on the Gospel
Series of talks on the Good News of the Gospel will continue this week on Monday
and Friday at 8.00pm in the Town Hall. These talks are given by the Cork New-Catechumenate
members. If you would like to deepen your faith or if you are searching for faith,
these talks may change your life. They will continue for a number of weeks. All
Invitation from Pope Francis to pray the rosary daily for October
The Holy Father has invited all the faithful of the world to pray the Holy Rosary,
with the Sub Tuum Praesidium and prayer to St Michael every day during the month
of October for the protection of the Church.
Sub Tuum Presidium: “We fly to thy protection, oh Holy Mother of God. Do not despise
our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious
and Blessed Virgin.”
Prayer to St Michael: Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection
against the wickendess and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan
and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Worldwide Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith:
Being recited on Sunday 8th throughout the country: locally at Fermoy River bank,
Cobh, Immaculate Conception Church Castletownroche, Blackrock Castle and Garryvoe
at 2.30pm All welcome!
An afternoon for men considering a vocation to the priesthood in the diocese of Cloyne
will be held on Satuday 14th October at the Nano Nagle Centre, Killavullen, from
2.30 - 5pm. The afternoon will consist of reflection, prayer and the opportunity
to find out more about becoming a priest in our diocese. For more information contact:
Fr Brian Boyle (Vocations Director) at 025 32963 or Fr Damien Lynch (Assistant Vocations
Director) at 021 7332948. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Those hoping to attend should make contact by phone or email by Friday 12th October.
This Autumn two men have begun training for the priesthood in our diocese.
Eucharistic Adoration, Cloyne Diocese:
An afternoon of prayer on Sunday 21st October from 2pm - 6pm in the Nano Nagle Centre,
Eucharistic Retreat (residential) Friday 16th November 6pm to Saturday 17th November
4pm in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork.
Both events are being conducted by Fr John Keane. Booking essential. Contact Nuala
(086) 1544075 or Mary (087) 2898518.
NEW CATHOLIC TALK-RADIO STATION FOR IRELAND!!
RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Established since
May 2015 with the aid of the World Family of Radio Maria, our modern studio is situated
at the Red Cow Roundabout, Dublin. We have already surpassed 6,000 monthly listeners
in Ireland and around the world. Our mission is to help spread the Gospel message
of Joy, Hope and Charity with a mixture of Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks,
Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free.
We broadcast 24/7. You might particularly like to join us for live Morning Prayer
at 9.15am followed by daily 10am Holy Mass. 11am Catechesis - with Fr. Eamonn McCarthy
our full-time Priest Director - Angelus and Midday Prayer. Live Evening Prayer at
5pm is followed by News and the Rosary prayed from the studio at 5.30pm. We are part
of a World Family of almost 80 such Catholic radio stations working to help communicate
the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND is available to download FREE by App “RADIO MARIA WORLD FAMILY”
on mobile devices, FREE streaming on www.radiomaria.ie by clicking “LISTEN LIVE”
St. Joseph's Church, Killacluig - Choir Notice:
New members always welcome. To join, just meet us after 10.30am Mass on Sundays or
contact Caitríona on 086-3760487. You do not have to come every Sunday to choir,
just whenever it suits you and you don't have to know all the hymns as we will arrange practices.
The Parish and Community Newsletter is available at weekend Masses in the Parish.
The newsletter is printed in the Parish Office, Parochial House, Convent Hill, Mitchelstown.
E-mail: email@example.com Phone or Fax: 025 / 84062
Deadline is 12 noon Wednesday
Parish office is open: 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Monday to Friday
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima
11th to 18th September 2018. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin
Inspirational CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media:
We have an exciting new program starting here in our Parish with Lighthouse Catholic
Media. Inspirational CDs are available with stories of conversion and teaching regarding
the Catholic Faith. These CDs are practical and effective in helping Catholics know
their Faith, keep their Faith and share Faith!. All of the recordings are by people
who are genuinely excited about their Catholic Faith and their energy is wholly contagious.
We would encourage everyone to take time and listen to some of these CD’s. After
listening you will feel a deep appreciation for the gift of our Catholic Faith. Many
people are concerned today about family members who have fallen away from the Church
and wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is ‘Yes’! Just hand
them a CD and ask them if they would like to listen to it. A suggested donation of
€2.00 per CD covers the basic costs. The CD’s are available in the Porch at the back
of the Parish Church. More info at www.lighthousecatholicmedia.co.uk
The Messenger Magazine: This is a monthly magazine produced by the Jesuit order.
It costs €1.35. It is available in the Parish Church each month. It has a lot of
beautiful stories and great reflections. We encourage you to bring this magazine
and the weekly Irish Catholic Newspaper into your home. Local promoter is; ANNA
MARIA RUSSELL, (025) 84151. Copies are on sale in the Porch of the Parish Church,
or from Anna Maria Russell or direct from Messenger Publications, 37 Lower Leeson
Street, Dublin 2. Phone (01) 6767491
CDs and Publications
Cenacolo Meeting: Every Two Weeks
Cenacolo is a community of young people founded by an Italian nun, Sr. Elvira, in
1983. She began this community in Italy to help young boys and girls, who found themselves
in serious difficulty with personal issues and with issues of addiction. There are
now over sixty houses throughout the world, with one house outside Knock, here in
Ireland. Parents can often find themselves alone and frustrated in trying to help
and support their children, when they find themselves in serious difficulties. This
need not be so. This meeting will be held every two weeks in the Marian Hall at
8.00pm. The Cenacolo meeting for parents and families affected by alcohol and drug
abuse will take place in the Marian Hall (near Supervalu Car park) at 8.00pm every
two weeks. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 085 – 120 0002.
Mitchelstown Town Hall :
A new Booking System in place for all space at Town Hall.
The Parish Office has now got a new supply of Parish Radios for sale at €40 each.
ANCESTOR RESEARCH is no longer being carried out in the Parish office. The records
for Mitchelstown Parish came be accessed through Mallow Heritage Centre, 27/28 Bank
Place, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Tel: (022) 50302 Website: www.rootsireland.ie
The Pilgrim Statue
of Our Lady
As Catholics, images and statues are reminders to us of God’s presence and love.
We don’t worship statues, but we hold them and place them in our homes and in other
buildings, to remind us that the living God is with us. The Pilgrim Statue of Our
Lady is available for visitation to the homes of the parish. If you would like to
have the statue for a week, contact the Parish Office, the Sacristy or a Legion of
The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Friday, 22nd December
to Monday, 8th January 2018. Anyone wishing to advertise in the Parish Newsletter
for weeks – 31st December&7th January, please have your articles into the Parish
Office no later than 10am Monday, 18th December. We would like to thank everyone
for supporting our Newsletter during 2017 and look forward to dealing with you in