A call for Permanent Deacons from parishes: Bishop Buckley has decided to introduce the permanent diaconate in our diocese. This development is in tandem with the growing involvement of lay people in the leadership and life of our parishes. The permanent deacon shares with the Bishop and priest in the sacrament of orders and can perform functions presently associated with priests: baptisms, weddings, funeral preaching. He brings the grace of his ordination to all aspects of his life and has a particular care for the poor. The diaconate is open to married and single men. A married man must be at least 35 on applying, celibate men can be accepted at 25. Preparation involves an introductory year followed by a three year study programme. The introductory year begins in September next. Those interested should contact their local priest, or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Canon Bertie O’Mahony. (See Notices this website http://turnerscross.com/category/notice/ )
Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament In preparation for the Feast of Corpus Christi next Sunday there will be Exposition on Saturday June 1st from 2pm until the Vigil Mass at 6pm. It is hoped to have people in the Church throughout the afternoon ~ There are Time Sheets at the exit doors.
The Do this in Memory Programme 2012-13 concludes on Sunday next 2nd June at the 10am Mass. After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the Bunscoil Chríost Rí First Holy Communion Children. Congratulations to the children and families who have participated in the programme and to their teachers. Special thanks to the parents’ representatives who helped to organise the Mass each month. There will be a meeting with the parents’ representatives on this Monday 27th May at 7.30pm in Fr. Kerry’s house
Ordination: Our prayers and good wishes to Rev Sean Crowley who will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Buckley in his home parish of Enniskeane next Saturday 1st June.
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.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Lena Murphy, Windmill Rd. Marie Galway, Connolly Rd who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families. May they rest in peace.
Trocaire: Our thanks to all who contributed to this years Lenten Family Fast Box appeal – €6,700 from the Parish and Bun Scoil Chriost €1,100
Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady: Evening Prayer of the Church (Vespers) will be celebrated on this Fridays 31st May at 6.00pm. Prayers last approximately 15 minutes and all are welcome. If you wish, bring a flower to decorate Our Lady’s Altar.
Cake & Book Sale Our thanks to all who gave books and cakes for the sale last weekend and to all who supported the event. €706 was raised to help fund the youth helpers section of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Eucharistic Procession: will be held on next Sunday 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 on the day at 2.50pm and walk to Daunt Square.
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. Names to Irene Dermody 086-1726323
Sacred Heart Novena begins Thurs. 30th May and continues to 7th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Novena prayers at the 10am Mass each day, and you can pray it privately or with your family. Novena leaflets (pink) are available at exit doors.
Vigil for Life: in Merrion Square, Dublin 3pm-4pm on June 8th. The Government intends to introduce legislation in July and a large attendance in Merrion Square is important.. The vigil will send a clear message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy. Bus details phone: 087-2668702