25th September 2016 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

South Chapel 250th Anniversary
Congratulations to the South Parish community who celebrate the 250th anniversary of St. Finbarr’s South Church, affectionately known as the South Chapel and the oldest Catholic church in the city.

World Homeless Day 10th October: To mark this day we will facilitate a clothes collection in the Parish Centre before and after all Masses on the next two weekends, for either Cork Simon or SVP – you will choose which one you want to support.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Brenda Cronin, Derrynane Road, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Gougane Barra Sunday:  Bus leaves Bunscoil Chriost Ri at 12.30pm

The annual collection for the Education of Students to Priesthood & Diaconate takes place at all Masses this weekend 24th/25th September.  This collection is the principal source of funding. Your support is very much appreciated.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  The September Church Gate collection amounted to €1,265.  The local conference spends more than that providing assistance in our parish.  Without your help the Society could not function and we thank you for your generosity and looks forward to your support with the October collection next weekend.

Marymount Coffee Morning.  Sincere thanks to all who supported the Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre on Thursday 15th September, which raised over € 900.  A special thanks to Chris Fitzgerald and her hardworking team.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next1st October at the ten o’clock Mass.

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Following successful completion of the first two year programme and commissioning of Parish Catechists, applications are invited for the course to begin in January 2017.  This is offered in partnership with Maryvale Institute over two years with four course days per year and supported distance learning.  Participants complete 12 assignments over 2 years.  Parish Catechists are commissioned by the Bishop.The course is also open to those who wish to deepen their understanding their faith.  Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

The Pro Life Amendment. Bishop William Crean of Cloyne will speak on “How to argue in defence of the Pro Life Amendment” at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Monday Sept 26th at 7:30pm. Speakers include Margaret Hickey and Patrick Carr of Family & Life. Former TD/Senator Paul Bradford will chair the event.

Turner’s Cross Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Due to family circumstances including a bereavement, a few places have become available on the Pilgrimage from 16th to 24th October. Application for these should be made immediately, a current passport not expiring before April 30th 2017 is essential.

Anam Cara, supporting bereaved parents: Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday October 5th 7.30 – 9.30 in the Ambassador Hotel, Military Road, Cork, guest speaker Pat McCarthy. This is a free event. As they  will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 4th October or call 085 2888 888.

 

Parish shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel

FullSizeRenderParish shocked by ‘barbarous’ killing of Fr Jacques Hamel
The Parish of Christ the King, Turner’s Cross  expresses horror, shock and sadness over the killing of Fr Jacques Hamel and the wounding of another during Mass in the Church of Saint Etienne du Rouvray in Normandy.                                               Prayers were offered  at the daily Mass at Christ the King.  The Priest said  “We  offer our condolences and  express the prayerful solidarity of our Parish Community  following this horrific incident.
“Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the murder victim and with all of those affected by this horrific incident.”

17th July 2016 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

mary_martha_colorpg_2Martha & Mary
The message of Christ to Martha regarding the “better portion,” which was chosen by Mary,  “the good part,” is addressed to us as well. It is about loving first with all our heart, afterwards with actions.     Of course that is the ideal.
The Indian poet Tagore writes – ‘and when you left I saw God’s footprints on the floor.’
Our fear of break-ins and of robbery today is destroying an easy accessibility in our neighborhoods. Casual hospitality is more difficult than in the days of the half-door. Maybe Facebook and Twitter and other social media fulfill some of this function, impersonal though it may be.                                                   We cannot live in isolation. ‘Self knows that self is not enough‘ writes the poet, Brendan Kennelly.                                                                                                                           For friendship and love, especially when I find it in unexpected places and people, thank you, Lord.

Cork World Youth Day Vigil & Mass – 30th July
The Pastoral Development Office regrets to announce that this event will not be going ahead due to insufficient numbers registered.

Death: We remember in out prayers Michael O’Flynn, O’Connell Ave. who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.


Date for your Diary:  Annual Devotions at Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road.  Monday 15th August. Chief Celebrant Bishop John Buckley. Homilist Fr.Damien O’Mahoney./  Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the shrine,Lee Rd. at 7.30pm

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: will be taken us at all Masses this weekend. 16th/17th July.  This collection financially supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives.

Eight Dominicans ordained to the priesthood

Eight Dominicans ordained to the priesthood

Pic courtesy: Dominicans Ireland

In the year that the Dominican Order worldwide is marking the 800th anniversary of its foundation, the Irish province rejoiced this weekend as eight friars were ordained to the priesthood this Saturday 9th July              Archbishop Robert Rivas, a Dominican who serves in the Diocese of Castries in the Caribbean, presided at the ceremony in St Saviour’s Church in Dublin’s Dominick Street.  Archbishop Rivas is part of the Irish Dominican province.  One of the newly ordained Fr. Pat Desmond  OP is from Cork. He grew up in the shadows of St. Mary’s

Those ordained to the priesthood are David McGovern OP,  Damian Polly OP, Ronan Connolly OP,  Pat Desmond OP,  Daragh McNally OP,  Connor McDonagh OP,  Eoin Casey OP and  Kevin O’Reilly OP.

2016 is a special year for the entire Dominican Family as it celebrates the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Friars Preachers.

According to Constantine of Orvieto while St Dominic was praying at the Basilica of St Peter in Rome, he saw the Apostles Peter and Paul approaching him. St Peter handed him a stick, and St Paul a book and said to him, “Go and preach, because you have been chosen by God for this ministry.”

In the opening ceremony for the Dominicans jubilee, these elements of Dominican iconography – the stick, the book and the apostolic mandate – were incorporated in the overall theme for the celebrations: “Sent to preach the Gospel.”

10th July 2016 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

imagesA parable brought to life:   Listeners to Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio programme may have heard the story earlier in the summer of an American tourist who was beaten and robbed of his valuables during a violent mugging in Dublin. Forty-six-year-old Donnie Brown, who was travelling alone on his first holiday in Ireland, was attacked after stopping to ask a woman for directions back to his hostel. The gang held a knife to his throat and stole his wallet, bag, and phone, before leaving him lying bloodied in a lane.  Donnie recalled how he had found help in a local shop and from Gardaí who drove him around the area in the hope of identifying his attackers. However, after his story was aired on the radio, he experienced a real outpouring of kindness. A bed and breakfast owner offered him free accommodation, and he received more than 40 offers of help from all over Ireland, including free use of a rental car. ‘I feel like I’ve won the lottery,’ he said afterwards.      It is extraordinary that such a horrific experience could end with someone feeling so blessed. The man in today’s parable must have felt something similar, to be treated with such generosity, from an unexpected source, after his ordeal. Those who helped Donnie in Dublin didn’t know him or have any reason to help him. Their kindness to a stranger was very much in the spirit of the Good Samaritan we hear about today.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society; Meeting on Tuesday 12th July in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm

logocpdCork Penny Dinners have written to thank the parishioners of Turner’s Cross for their generous contribution of €1,830, the proceeds of the Cake Sale om 14th/15th May last.

Catholic Papers: are on sale at the back of the Church every weekend.  The Irish Catholic, The Universe and The Catholic Times.

 

3rd July 2016 – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

WYD-logo_enWORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – CORK EVENT
Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office will hold an evening Vigil and Mass in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas,  on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis.  Music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening.  The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm.  Open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders.  A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential –registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.

PRAYER FOR WYD KRAKOW 2016
“God, merciful Father,
in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love
and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter,
We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman”.
We entrust to you in a special way
young people of every language, people and nation:
guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths
of the world today and give them the grace to reap abundant fruits from their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day.
Heavenly Father,
grant that we may bear witness to your mercy.
Teach us how to convey the faith to those in doubt,
hope to those who are discouraged,
love to those who feel indifferent,
forgiveness to those who have done wrong
and joy to those who are unhappy.
Allow the spark of merciful love
that you have enkindled within us
become a fire that can transform hearts
and renew the face of the earth.
Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us.
Saint John Paul II, pray for us.
Saint Faustina, pray for us.

imagesThanks & Farewell:   Our good wishes and thanks to Elma O’Connor, John Fahy and T.J. Coakley  on the occasion of their retirement from Bunscoil Chriost Ri. after 128 years of service. We wish them them health, happiness and fulfillment in their retirement.

Catholic Papers: are on sale at the back of the Church every weekend.  The Irish Catholic, The Universe and The Catholic Times.

Radio Maria – Ireland’s dedicated Catholic radio station – broadcasts twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Mass, Rosary, Morning and Evening Prayer also programmes of Catechism, Human Development, News and Music.    Listeners can choose from the following listening options:
1.  Dial 01 437 3277 (included in free local calls)
2.  Click Listen Live on our website
www.radiomaria.ie <http://www.radiomaria.ie>
3.  DAB radio (“Maria +” or “Maria”) currently works
in Dublin and Cork cities
4.  “Radio Maria Ireland” on Internet radio
5.  Download the free mobile App – “Radio Maria
World Family” on App Store/PlayStore/Windows
Store

26th June 2016 – 13th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Pope Francis Pope’s Collection:  will be taken up this weekend  25/26th June. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.  Let us always keep Pope Francis in our prayers.

Graduation Mass:  The 10am Mass on this Monday 27th June will be offered for those preparing to leave Bunscoil Chriost Ri  and their Parents. Our prayers and good wishes go with them.

The Fr. Mathew Commemoration The  5th Annual commemoration will take place at Fr. Mathew’s Grave in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road, on next Wed. 29th June at 7.30 p.m. This event is organised by Cork Pioneers. There will be refreshments afterwards in Togher Community Centre.

Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in Cork in August 2016.  For more info contact our training dept. on 0579370221. 

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Ted Daly, Connolly Road, and Donal Finbar Murphy who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 2nd July at the 10.00 am Mass.

First Friday: Fr Kerry & Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound on Thursday & Friday of this week.   If you would like a visit please contact us.

19th June 2016 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

WYD-logo_enWORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – CORK EVENT
Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office will hold an evening Vigil and Mass in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas,  on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis.  Music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening.  The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm.  Open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders.  A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential –registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.

 Pope’s Collection:   next weekend  25/26th June. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.  Let us always keep Pope Francis in our prayers.

Pioneers:   Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer  Diocesan Mass  which will take place at 8p.m. in St.Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd. Contact Sorcha on 0863642619 or sorchaol@gmail.com <mailto:sorchaol@gmail.com> .

St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd:  Mass in St. James’s Cemetery, on Tues.  21st June at 7.30 p.m.

Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in Cork in August 2016. For more info contact our training dept. on 0579370221.
 
 Low Gluten Hosts: The hosts used at our Masses are supplied by Altar Bread Supplies Limited, Farranferris, Cork.  The Coeliac Society of Ireland issued a statement regarding the new “low gluten” hosts supplied to us.  The Society reviewed the recent laboratory analysis certification for these hosts. They contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten and Coeliac Society of Ireland regards them as gluten free, although Catholic legislation requires that they be labelled as “low gluten.”  We will be informed of any changes in the ingredients or production processes, including warnings of potential cross-contamination.  Further information or clarification required may be obtained from the Food Manager at the Coeliac Society, phone: 01 8735101, email: foodmanager@coeliac.ie.

12th June 2016 – 11th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Dear Readers
There will  only be the short Parish Bulletin until the end of August.
We wish you all a happy, enjoyable and safe  Summer.
Every good wish and blessing,
From – The Bulletin Team.

Feast of St. Anthony  Blessing of Lilies,     On Monday 13th June the Feast St Anthony, the traditional blessing of lilies will take place at the 10am Mass.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers  Maisie Murphy, Mercier Pk. &  Liam O’Callaghan, Doyle Rd.   Josephine (Jo) O’Shea,  Slievemish Park. who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Pat NugentOrdination to Priesthood:  Fr. Pat Nugent was ordained to the Priesthood  for our Diocese on Saturday June 4th, at the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen.   Evin O’Brien, a student for the Diocese, from the Parish of Mahon, was ordained a Diaconate in Maynooth on  the Feast of Corpus Christi.  Our congratulations to Pat and Evin.

Pioneers:   Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer  Diocesan Mass  which will take place at 8p.m. in St.Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd.   Contact Sorcha on 0863642619 or sorchaol@gmail.com

 St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd  Mass will be celebrated in St. James’s Cemetery, on Tues.  21st June at 7.30 p.m.

World Youth Day 2016 – Cork Event

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The Diocese of Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office is hosting an evening Vigil and Mass on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis.  The evening will include music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening.  The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm.  This will all take place in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas.  It is open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders.  A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential – details and registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.

Viatores  Christi:  Teachers, community/youth development workers, accountants, business/marketing professionals, IT specialists, OT/Physios/SL Therapists, Farmers, Pastoral Workers needed for overseas development assignments with Irish missionaries. Learn more – Viatores Christi (VC) Information & Recruitment Session, Saturday 18th June at 10.30 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Rd., Phibsboro, Dublin 7 OR Tel. 01 8689986  apply@viatoreschristi.com    www.viatoreschristi.com

 

5th June 2016 – 10th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

 HN1L-2YEAR OF MERCY    As the Jubilee Year of Mercy continues until November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King, we keep in mind the words of Pope Francis on the first day of the Jubilee:                                                               “This Extraordinary Year is itself a gift of grace.  To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them.  It is he who seeks us!  It is he who comes to encounter us!  This will be a year in which we grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy!  But that is the truth.  We have to put mercy before judgment, and in any event God’s judgement will always be in the light of his mercy.  In passing through the Holy Door, then, may we feel that we ourselves are part of this mystery of love, of tenderness.  Let us set aside all fear and dread, for these do not befit men and women who are loved.  Instead, let us experience the joy of encountering that grace which transforms all things.”

Ordination to Priesthood:  Our Congratulations to Pat Nugent who was ordained to the Priesthood for our Diocese this Saturday June 4th, at the Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen.  Fr. Pat will celebrate his First Mass this Sunday June 5th, in Curraheen at 6pm.  All are invited to this Mass.                                                             Evan O’Brien a clerical student for the Diocese, from the Parish of Mahon, was ordained a Deacon in Maynooth on the Feast of Corpus Christi.  Evin will, God willing, be ordained to the Priesthood next year.

Parents & Friends Association of Bunscoil Chríost Rí:   Annual Fund raiser  Friday 10th June at 8pm at the Beer Garden Pub   Why not end the school year on a summer high and come along – Finger Food  will be provided free of charge. Lots of summer filled spot prizes to be won !    Your support will be appreciated.

Exams: The Leaving & Junior Cert. Exams begin on this Wed. 8th June out thoughts and prayers are with all those doing exams and our 10am Mass on Wednesday will be offered for them.

Down Syndrome : Our thanks to all who made Ice Cream Day such a success last Sunday.  €711 was raised for Down Syndrome Ireland. Our thanks to our Parish Assembly who organised the event and all who contributed.  Well done.

Pioneers:   Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer Diocesan Mass which will take place at 8p.m. in St.Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd.   Contact Sorcha on 0863642619 or sorchaol@gmail.com <mailto:sorchaol@gmail.com>

St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd  Mass will be celebrated in St. James’s Cemetery, on Tues.  21st June at 7.30 p.m.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers  Masie Murphy, Mercier Pk.,Liam O’Callaghan, Doyle Rd.   Josephine (Jo) O’Shea,  Slievemish Park and  Frances Charles Marie Place, Windmill Road who died recently and Nancy Allen (nee Daly) late of Turner’s Cross who died in England.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

lourdes Lourdes:   Fr. Billy travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage on Saturday 11th June. Our good wishes and prayers go with him.   Petitions to be placed at the Grotto may be put in envelopes – no money –and placed in the box at the altar rail before 6pm Thur. 9th June.

 Bulletin:  Dear Readers, there will only be a short Parish Bulletin until the end of August. We wish you all a happy, enjoyable and safe Summer. Every good wish and blessing, from – The Bulletin Team.

 Eucharistic Procession: Congratulations to all who participated in the Corpus Christi procession last Sunday and gave public witness to the faith of the parish.

 Ministers of the Eucharist:  Can collect their Rota for the coming weeks in the Sacristy.