This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ and give thanks for the tremendous gift of the Eucharist. When we receive Holy Communion, we share in the very life of God. United with Jesus and one another, we share the life of Christ and God who comes to live in us wants to spread out through us to the whole world. We pray that this may be seen in us as we receive God’s blessing at the end of Mass and are sent out to bring Christ into our world.
The end of Mass is the beginning of the mission of the Church as we are sent as “missionaries of the Eucharist.” Renewed by the Eucharist and given strength by the Holy Spirit, we are sent back into our daily lives to transform the world of our time and place. A parish can be a leaven that transforms society in a given area. We pray that people who have lost their faith, as well as people of other religions and ideologies living among us, will experience the Gospel through our Christian community.
Corpus Christi Procession: Our Annual Procession will take place in Cork city on this Sunday 18th June. We will gather at the Church here in Turners Cross at 2.50 pm and walk in procession to Daunt Square. Most Rev. Dr. William Crean D.D., Bishop of Cloyne will preach. Come and join us.
Our annual Corpus Christi procession brings Christ, and the love of Christ, into our streets; into all the suffering, isolation, loneliness, temptations and fears of our life; a blessing for our city and our parish.
Our First Holy Communion Programme “Do This in Memory” concludes this Sunday 18th June at the 10am Mass. After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí. Congratulations to all the children and their families who have participated in the programme during the year and thanks to their teachers and SNA for being so helpful. Special thanks to the parents’ representatives who helped to organize the Mass each month.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Patricia Twohig, Doyle Road and Laurence O’Mahony, Maiville Terrace, who died recently, we extend our sympathy to their families.
Mass will be celebrated at St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd on Tuesday 20th June at 7.30 p.m.
We welcome the Catholic High School Choir from Benet Academy, Chicago are on tour in Ireland, to our twelve o’clock Mass on this Sunday June 17th.
Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart continues until Friday 23rd June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home. Novena Prayers – green leaflet – are available at the back of the Church. O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you
The Minister of the Word Rota for Summer 2017 is available for collection in the sacristy.
Exams: Our thoughts and prayers are with all those doing exams at this time. They are remembered in our shared Mass each Friday at 10.00 am.
Gather Monday Prayer for Young Adults: Join the Sisters of Bon Secours in prayer, quiet, reflection and chat. 7pm to 9pm each Monday evening in the Convent Chapel behind the Bon Secours Hospital, College Road. All young adults welcome. Contact: Anne-Marie Whelan 0872209994 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer for the Canonization of Venerable Nano Nagle
Gracious and loving God,
we place before you the Cause of the Canonization of Venerable Nano Nagle. Bless the Presentation Family and the Church by declaring Nano Nagle’s Sainthood. With her lantern light for our journey, may we be blessed with the vision, courage and fidelity that stirred Nano to passionate service to those made poor and abandoned. We ask this in the name of Jesus, in whom she found light and strength.
Cork Autism Conference – Understanding Autism, Empowering Potential. On Sunday, September 17th, 8.30am – 5.30 at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork. www.bookwhen.com/autismcork <http://www.bookwhen.com/autismcork> or call 089 239 8900
Holy Wells in Ireland today: A public discussion of the role of holy wells in Ireland, 7pm Wednesday 21st June, in the Geography Building, UCC, Dr Richard Scriven. Refreshments will be served from 6.30pm.