Pentecost: Pope Francis speaking last Wednesday said “The Holy Spirit, as Jesus promised, “’guides us to all truth’. He guides us not only to the encounter with Jesus, the fullness of Truth, but He guides us ‘within’ Truth, that is, makes us to enter into an ever deeper communion with Jesus, giving us knowledge of the things of God.Let us ask ourselves: ‘Am I open to the Holy Spirit’s action, do I pray him to give me light, to make me more sensitive to the things of God?’
“This is a prayer that we need to say every day: ‘Holy Spirit, make my heart open to God’s Word so that my heart might be open to good, so that my heart might be open to God’s beauty every day.’ Pope Francis said “Let me ask you: how many of you pray to the Holy Spirit every day? It may be few of you, but we must satisfy this desire for Jesus and pray every day to the Holy Spirit that He might open our hearts to Jesus.”
Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for exams.
Second Collection for Parish Pastoral Services will take place at all Masses this weekend 19th/20th May. This collection is used to part-fund the personnel and services of the Pastoral Development Office which supports participation and partnership in parish life. Fr. Charlie Kiely is now director of Parish Pastoral Services. We in this Parish have benefited greatly from the service of the Parish Pastoral Development Office over the past few years.
Golden Jubilee: Fr Kerry is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Wed. 5th June. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at 7.00 pm here in the Church, Cardinal Cormac will be present. Followed by further Celebrations, Ceol agus Craic in Rochestown Park Hotel. All parishioners are welcome and Fr Kerry would love to see you there. Whilst there is no charge, entry to the Hotel function will be by numbered ticket, to facilitate catering arrangements. Tickets will be available in the Parish Office and at ramp exit door after Masses this weekend.
Leaving Cert Graduation Masses.
The Leaving Cert Students Graduation Masses for Coláiste Chríost RÍ and Christ King Girls Secondary will take place next Thursday 23rd May We wish them well in their State Exams in June. They are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday. Cards are available in the Sacristy
Joyful Celebrations: In the past weeks we have had joyful celebrations here in the Parish our congratulations to the Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in April and those who received their First Holy Communion this Saturday, We had lovely prayerful memorable ceremonies and say well done to the Children their Teachers, Parents and School Choir who sang so beautifully.
Evening Prayer: Why not take a little time and join in Evening Prayer on Fridays in May. Evening Prayer of the Church (Vespers) will be celebrated on Fridays at 6.00pm. Prayers last approximately 15 minutes and all are welcome.
Cake & Book Sale Members of the Parish Assembly are holding a cake and book sale in the Parish Centre after Masses this weekend; 6pm Vigil Mass and and Sunday 10am and 12am Masses. Proceeds are used for funding the Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage.
Coffee Morning: There will be a Coffee morning in the Parish Centre after 10am Mass on Thursday, 23rd May. Everybody welcome.
Little Nellie Of Holy God In Sept. 2011, Bishop Buckley established a Committee of the Diocese of Cork and Ross in order to assist him to determine the scale and possible ecclesiological significance of devotion to Ellen Organ (born August 24th 1903, died February 2nd 1908). If you have any information concerning devotion to Little Nellie or of cures following prayers for her intercession, you are invited to contact the Committee by writing c/o Fr. Patrick McCarthy P.P., Ss. Peter and Paul’s Presbytery, Paul St.
Eucharistic Procession: will be held on the Feast of Corpus Christi the 2nd June. The Homily will be preached by Archbishop Charles Browne – Pope Francis’ representative in Ireland. To mark the year of Faith, Bishop Buckley would like as many as possible to participate in this public demonstration of our Faith. Our Parish Group will gather outside the Church here on the day at 2.45pm
Prayers: Remember in your prayers Ben Hodnett who will be ordained a Deacon at the end of the month and Sean Crowley who will be ordained a priest on the 1st June.
Please God both will be serving in our Diocese.
Lough Derg: Four day pilgrimage to Lough Derg from Cork on Sat 8th June at 9am return on Tues. 11th June. Booking and information 021- 4893453
South Parish/Turners Cross Summer Scheme second registration night for children aged 4 years to 15 years of age will take place on Thurs. 24th May at 7.30 in the Community Centre Sawmill Street. The scheme will run for 2 weeks from July 1st to 12th. All welcome.
Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: (St Joseph’s Young Priests Society) Sat. 22nd June, Bus (€25) will leave from in front of Bun Scoil Chriost Ri at 6.10am. Breakfast at Auburn Lodge, Ennis and a stop there on return journey for soup and sandwiches.