12th June 2011 – Feast of Pentecost

'Every time we say, “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” we mean that we believe that there is a living God able and willing to enter the human personality and change it.’ – JB Philips  
The Feast of Pentecost. It is a significant and important day for all of us. How does one describe the Holy Spirit? We have all been in a restaurant where the waitress has asked, “Can I warm up your coffee for you?” The cup may be half full and cold after sitting on the table for a while. When she pours the new coffee in, she refills and warms up the whole cup once again. In ways we are like the cup of coffee as well, perhaps we are spiritually cold and empty. We need a spiritual boost. The feast of Pentecost is asking God to fill each of us with the Holy Spirit, to renew and refresh, to instill hope and to impart life in each of us. We ask the Holy Spirit to guide and direct us and to teach us what’s really important in life. It would be a pity to let this weekend go by without a simple prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance, direction, a sense of hope and courage in everything we do each day.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
V. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created,
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray.
O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of Your faithful,  grant that by that same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Students: are remembered in our thoughts and prayers as they continue with their exams. The Exam Candle is lit at every Mass.   They are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am.   Cards are available in the Sacristy

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Joan Winning, Woodview, Derrynane Rd, and Brian Murphy, Greenhills Court and Brian Lenihan who died during the week we extend our sympathy to his families.

Table Quiz  in aid of the South Parish/Turners Cross Summer Scheme will be held in the Evergreen Bar on Fridayn17th of June at 8.30pm. It is €40 per table of four. Please support.

Feast of St. Anthony is this Monday 13th June.  Lilies will be blessed at the 10am Mass
Novena Prayer to Saint Anthony   “O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (mention your request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle, even so, you are the Saint of Miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, present my petition to Jesus. One word from you and my prayer will be granted. O speak that word and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen”. Our Father, … Hail Mary, … Glory be …

Do this in Memory Programme 2010 – 11
– concludes on Sunday next 19th June at the 10.30am Mass.  After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the children.   The Parents – class representatives – meet in Fr. Kerry’s house on  this Mon 13th June at 7.30pm
First Holy Communion Children from both schools in the Parish and their families have participated in the programme. All the Masses were very well attended. Congratulations to all the children to their families who have participated in the “Do this in Memory” programme since last September for bring so attentive during the year and to their teachers for being so helpful. Our thanks to the parents  for be helped to organise the Mass each month. This is a Parish based programme bringing children from our schools together. We look forward to September when the programme will recommence for those who will receive their Holy Communion in May 2012

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane
–  Housebound service
Tory Top Library offers a housebound service to people in the community who cannot access the library. Items for borrowing include books, DVDs, video tapes and audio-books on CD or on cassette. This service is free of charge. The van, manned by library staff, calls to individual homes on a regular basis. Customers may select items from the shelves in the van or can have items delivered to them in their houses. The van is wheelchair accessible. If you wish to avail of this service please contact John O'Leary on 4924934.

Parish Assembly:
will meet in the Parish Centre this Mon. 13th June at 8pm.  Agendas for meeting can be collected in the Sacristy

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane
– Friday 24th June at 3.30p.m. “Cork – a healthy city? Have your say”. Cork Healthy City Forum. Admission free & all are welcome.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
: will meet on this Tues. 14th June at 7.30pm in Parish Centre.

Annual Eucharistic Procession
will take on the Feast of Corpus Christi Sunday 26th June. Bishop Bill Murphy of Kerry will preach the homily in Daunt Square.

Novena to the Sacred Heart
led by Fr. Michael Duffy OFM Cap. in Sacred Heart Church Western Rd.  23rd June – 1st July   10am & 8pm.
We will have our Novena here in Christ the King  at our 10am Mass each morning.