Turner’s Cross – Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrimage

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Turner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City
We are holding our parish Pilgrimage of Mercy on  Friday evening 20th May.  Those who wish may leave their cars in the South Parish Church car park from where we will leave at 6.00 pm to walk to St Francis, others may join us at St Francis, Liberty St.  at 6.30 pm for the start of the pilgrimage. We will follow the Diocesan programme, walking to the five Pilgrimage Stations representing Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.  These are:

1. The Jubilee of Mercy Holy Door at St Francis Church,
2. The Cork Penny Dinners, Little Hanover Street,
3. The Shrine of the Holy Souls in Ss Peter and Paul Church,
4. The Trocaire Office in Cook Street
5. St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, Dunbar Street (including the shrines to Venerable Nano Nagle and Mary Aikenhead).

The pilgrimage provides an opportunity of responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to us all to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy and of availing of the plenary indulgence associated with the Holy Door, extended by the Pope to every diocese in the world.  We will conclude with Confessions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the South Parish Church, finishing around 9.00 pm.

 

15th May 2016 – Pentecost Sunday

FullSizeRenderTurner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City
We are holding our parish Pilgrimage of Mercy on next Friday evening 20th May.  Those who wish may leave their cars in the South Parish Church car park from where we will leave at 6.00 pm to walk to St Francis, others may join us at St Francis, Liberty St.  at 6.30 pm for the start of the pilgrimage. We will follow the Diocesan programme, walking to the five Pilgrimage Stations representing Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.  These are:

1. The Jubilee of Mercy Holy Door at St Francis Church,
2. The Cork Penny Dinners, Little Hanover Street,
3. The Shrine of the Holy Souls in Ss Peter and Paul Church,
4. The Trocaire Office in Cook Street
5. St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, Dunbar Street (including the shrines to Venerable Nano Nagle and Mary Aikenhead).

The pilgrimage provides an opportunity of responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to us all to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy and of availing of the plenary indulgence associated with the Holy Door, extended by the Pope to every diocese in the world.  We will conclude with Confessions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the South Parish Church, finishing around 9.00 pm.
Note:Those who wish to avail of a 6.00 pm minibus from Turner’s Cross to St Francis Church may leave their name in the Sacristy after Masses this weekend

church-bake-sale-clipart-1Parish Assembly Cake Sale takes place after all Masses this  weekend 14/15th May. In the Parish Centre.  Proceeds will be given to Cork Penny Dinners during our Pilgrimage of on next Friday May 20th.  Cork Penny Dinners serve over 1,000 meals every week and provide a warm, dry place to sit and eat, with a welcoming atmosphere, no questions asked, no judgements made. Regardless of ability to pay, all are welcomed with courtesy.  Your support will be appreciated for our Cake Sale.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers William Coughlan, Doyle Rd, John Murphy, Mercier Pk,  Andrew Farry, Curragh Rd,  Brenda Canty, Derrynane Rd and her son-in-law Douglas  Twomey who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

“Colaiste Stiofain Naofa  Plant Sale on17th/18th of May 9am to  5pm, shows the work of Horticulture students. Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, trees, & shrubs.  All welcome.”

45334047-closeup-shot-of-young-man-and-woman-discussing-on-note-happy-and-smiling-student-studying-at-the-libOur 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

Polish / Irish Dawn Mass Sunday May 22nd at 6.00am.  A celebration of the life of Pope St John Paul II in the amenity park at Blackpool Retail Park (next to the Reel Cinema).  Principal celebrant Bishop Buckley with Polish and Irish Priests and Choirs.

Moving Mountains trip to Kenya  Pub Quiz at the Beer Garden Friday 20th May 8.00 pm. For continuation of renovation of a Primary school in Embu providing education for children from the slums which surround Embu town.  We will be working with the local community and with the children from the Rescue Centre for Street children.

Little Nellie of Holy God: A talk on Little Nellie by John O’Donovan, as heard on 103FM, in the Parish Centre, St. Columba’s Church, Douglas, on Friday 20th  May @ 8pm

An invitation to members of our Parish Baptism Preparation Teams, our Parish Catechist to come together for an evening of prayer and reflection on the theme: “speak to others of Jesus”  Amoris Laetitia,  Tuesday 17th May 8pm to 9:30pm St Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel   Details from Sr Karen 021 4537601

Thank You:  Fr. Charlie Kiely wishes to thank you most sincerely for the collection taken up last weekend to support the work and administration of the Pastoral Development Office in the Diocese

Hispanic Festival for Victims of the Earthquake in Manta, Ecuador Saturday 21st Of May at 19:30pm at Aula Máxima, University College Cork. Proceeds to the Medical Centre, San Patricio Parish, Manta, Ecuador. Artists from Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Ireland, Tickets €20 from Togher Parish Office Mon – Fri from 10am to 12noon and at the door.

8th May 2016 – The Ascension of the Lord

REPRO FREE 12.12.2015 Bishop John Buckley, Cork and Ross Diocese opening the Door of Mercy at St. Francis Church, Liberty St., Cork to mark the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy which was inaugurated by Pope Francis last week. Picture: Mike English.

Bishop John Buckley opens  “The Jubilee Holy Door of Mercy” in St. Francis Church to mark the beginning of the Year of Mercy last December.

Turner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City
We are holding our parish Pilgrimage of Mercy on Friday evening 20th May.  Those who wish may leave their cars in the South Parish Church car park from where we will leave at 6.00 pm to walk to St Francis, others may join us at St Francis at 6.30 pm for the start of the pilgrimage. We will follow the Diocesan programme, walking to the five Pilgrimage Stations representing Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.  These are:
1. the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Door at St Francis Church,
2. the Cork Penny Dinners, Little Hanover Street,
3. the Shrine of the Holy Souls in Ss Peter and Paul Church,
4. the Trocaire Office in Cook Street
5 St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, Dunbar Street (including the shrines to Venerable Nano Nagle and Venerable Mary Aikenhead).

The pilgrimage provides an opportunity of responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to us all to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy and of availing of the plenary indulgence associated with the Holy Door, extended by the Pope to every diocese in the world.  We will conclude with Confessions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the South Parish Church, finishing around 9.00 pm.

logocpdParish Assembly Cake Sale after all Masses next weekend 14/15th May.  The Parish Centre will be open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Saturday 14th May  to accept donations of cakes.  All proceeds will be given to Cork Penny Dinners during our Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City on May 20th.  Cork Penny Dinners serve over 1,000 meals every week and provide a warm, dry place to sit and eat, with a welcoming atmosphere, no questions asked, no judgements made. Regardless of ability to pay, all are welcomed with courtesy.  Your support will be appreciated for our Cake Sale.

imagesFirst Holy Communion:  The Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 14th  May  at 10.30 am Mass.  We wish the young people and their  families and teachers a very happy day. Note that there will be no Mass at 10.00 am.

 

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office this weekend Saturday & Sunday 7th and 8th May.  The collection funds training for Parish Assemblies and Pastoral Councils; training and resourcing parish ministries such as Parish Catechists, RCIA teams, Visitation teams, Baptism Preparation Teams, Young Adult and Youth Ministry; and ongoing formation for all engaged in parish ministry, talks, conferences and courses for clergy, religious and laity.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet on Tuesday 10th May  at 7.30 pm

Parish Assembly: Meet on Monday 9th May at 8.00 pm.

 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.

Bring flowers of the rarest – this hymn to Mary will be sung during May. We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during these weeks of May. The Rosary is prayed every morning here before the 10.00 am Mass.

Frankfield Gospel Choir at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Saturday 21st May at 7.30 pm in aid of Cork 96 FM Giving for Living Radiothon, supporting Cancer Services in Cork. Tickets € 10 from www.radiothon.ie <http://www.radiothon.ie>  or phone 021 4274076.

photoLeicester City link with Turner’s Cross: A son of Turner’s Cross Frank O’Farrell was manager of Leicester City 1969-72  and  brought them to the Cup Final in 1969.  Our congrats to Frank who laid the foundation !!. and to his  brother Matt and sister Josie Casey who live in the Parish.

The Pro Life Campaign: public information meeting Thursday, 12th May in Silversprings Hotel, Cork at 7.30 pm on “The 8th Amendment – Ireland’s Right to Life Amendment.” The aim is to provide information on the current situation, the meeting will offer ideas on how to get involved and help.  All welcome, for more information contact (01) 662 9275 or visit www.prolifecampaign.ie <http://www.prolifecampaign.ie> .

Mission Awareness: Sr Julie of The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (the Ardfoyle Sisters) who spoke at Masses on the 23rd/24th April wishes to thank parishioners for their generous support, the exit collection amounted to € 1,210.

1st May 2016 – 6th Sunday of Easter (C)

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“My peace I give You”

PEACE   Jesus offers us the gift of his peace: Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you.”  He assures us that we will not be alone, the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in his name, will be with us. The Holy Spirit who dwells in us gave us Jesus through the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Incarnation, and through his work of redemption Jesus gave the Holy Spirit to us. The Holy Spirit again gives us Jesus when at Mass we pray that “by the power of the Holy Spirit the bread and wine may become the body and blood of Jesus.” As we are nourished by the Eucharist the presence of God within us is renewed. Jesus, present for each of us through his Spirit, in our hearts, promises us that we can be as close to him as he is to the Father, he invites us to share his life and to live in the presence of God.
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Choral Festival: as part of the Cork Choral Festival  we welcome The Tórshavnor Kamarkór Choir from The Faroe Islands who will sing at our 12 noon Mass this Sunday.



Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office next weekend Saturday & Sunday 7th and 8th May.  The collection funds training for Parish Assemblies and Pastoral Councils; training and resourcing parish ministries such as Parish Catechists, RCIA teams, Visitation teams, Baptism Preparation Teams, Young Adult and Youth Ministry; and ongoing formation for all engaged in parish ministry, talks, conferences and courses for clergy, religious and laity.

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound in his area on Thursday & Friday of this week.   Due to the Cork & Ross Diocesan Retreat Fr Kerry will visit on Friday. If you would like a visit please contact us.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 7th May at the 10.00 am Mass.

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Fr John Sullivan SJ: Pope Francis has approved the beatification of Venerable John Sullivan, He was born in Dublin on 8 May, 1861. His father, the future Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Sir Edward Sullivan, was a protestant. His mother, Lady Bessie Josephine Sullivan from Passage West in Co. Cork was a Catholic. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1896 when he was 35. He entered the Jesuits in 1900 and was ordained in 1907.  In his lifetime he was renowned for his devotion to the sick and poor. He died in 1933.

Peace Concert in Knock Basilica hosted by Mayo International Choral Festival with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, on Saturday, May 14th to commemorate the 1916 Rising and World War One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy, with a 120 member choir; soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. For information and tickets: <http://www.mayochoral.com> .

Coffee Morning:  This Wed.4th May after the 10am Mass in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

BVMBring flowers of the rarest – this hymn to Mary will be sung during May. We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during these weeks of May. The Rosary is prayed every morning here before the 10am Mass.

 

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.

Expenditure:  At a time increasing parish expenditure including necessary maintenance of buildings, it is to be noted that our weekly offertory collection has dropped by about 40% over the last four years.

Poor Clare Monastery College Road, Cork. Vocations Afternoon Saturday 7th May 2 – 4.30 pm for women discerning a religious vocation.  See http://www.poorclarescork.ie ;  or email: vocationspoorclarescork @gmail.com <http://gmail.com> . Is Jesus Calling You?!

Summer Play Scheme:  Registration for the South Parish/ Turners Cross Play Scheme  2016 takes place on Wed. the 4th of May in South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street at 8pm.

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Parish Assembly Cake Sale after all Masses in two weeks time 14/15th May.  The Parish Centre will be open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Saturday 14th May  to accept donations of cakes.  All proceeds to Cork Penny Dinners who serve over 1,000 meals every week. They provide a warm, dry place to sit and eat, with a welcoming atmosphere, no questions asked, no judgements made. Regardless of ability to pay, all are welcomed with courtesy.  Your support will be appreciated for our Cake Sale.

24th April 2016 – 5th Sunday of Easter (C)

imagesDiscipleship today :    How do we know if we are true followers of Jesus?   Is it a long time at prayer, obeying a lot of rules, fasting and alms giving?  Sometimes, but the real test is in the last few lines of today’s gospel, about loving one another. Love is the mark of a disciple; love that reaches out in compassion, care, listening, service. Love that influences how I treat the ºpeople I meet every day, One way of growing in love is to be grateful for love in our lives. A prayer each night can be to think back over the day and thank God for love we received in the day, in small and big ways. We can thank God also for love we have been able to offer ourselves to others.
The love within us is God’s gift to us. This is the glory of God living inside every man, woman and child of us. Good words from Pope Francis: ‘“The first criterion: to love with deeds, not words. Words are taken away by the wind! The second criterion of concreteness is: in love it is more important to give than to receive. The one who loves, gives to God and to others’

Congratulations: to the Girls and Boys of Bunscoil Chriost Ri who were confirmed on Tuesday  Our thanks to Bishop John who was with us. Our congratulations to Parents and Teachers for their great efforts in preparing the children for the Sacrament. We had a lovely ceremony a truly memorable occasion.

images-1Congratulations:   We send  our good wishes prayers and congratulations to three important ladies of our Parish. To Mary Barry, Friars Rd. who has just celebrated her 104th birthday  and to Kitty Walsh, St. Patrick’s Rd. and Joan O’Connor,  Capwell Rd., who both have celebrated their 100th birthdays in recent weeks.

Welcome: This Sunday we welcome to sing at our 12 Mass, the Choir of St. Patrick’s Lower Rd. Our own Parish Choir are singing in the Church of the Real Presence Curraheen this weekend. These visits are part of a series of Church Choir interchanges that have been arranged as part of the Cork International Choral Festival.     Next Sunday 1st of May, at the 12 Mass we will welcome the Totshhavnor  Karmaror  Choir  from the Faroe Islands.

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.

The Coeliac Society  Cork Support Group meeting on Tuesday10th May at SMA Centre Wilton 8pm. Topic: Summer party, Cooking demo and dietician in attendance.

Mission Awareness:  We welcome to our Parish this weekend  The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (known to us in Cork as the Ardfoyle Sisters) more than 750 Sisters work in nineteen countries across three continents. They serve where the Gospel has yet to be rooted and where human need is greatest.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Mossie Kickham,  Friars Rd. who died recently.   We extend our sympathy to his family.

Weekly Gospel Reflection: On Fridays after ten o’clock Mass we will read the gospel for the following Sunday in the Parish Centre, reflect on it and discuss it among friends. Join us for tea or coffee after Mass on Friday (no charge).  All welcome.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul: The Easter Church Gate collection amounted to €1,477.   Since that collection date the conference has expended that amount of money plus some more in the parish.  The Society thanks you for your generosity and looks forward to your support with the May Collection next weekend.

Cork and Ross Vocations Commission: We would like to thank all who supported and encouraged those who attended our Vocation’s Information Afternoon last Sunday. We ask you to continue to pray for vocations in our diocese.

Christ King Secondary School 50th Anniversary Celebration:  Past Pupils, Friends and Neighbours are invited to visit the school on Friday May 6th from 5.30 – 8.00 pm for an evening of music and memories

imagesThe Bible and The Mass    The Liturgy of the Word is a core part of our Mass as our minds and hearts are nourished by Sacred Scripture.  Pope John Paul II commented that the reason “the words of God…are like human language is so that they may be understood by all, they must not remain distant.”
Familiarity with Scripture helps us appreciate biblical references in the Mass prayers, to understand for example that in the New Covenant in Jesus’ blood we become God’s family, each becoming a beloved daughter or son.  All the promises of the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Covenant of Jesus’ blood.  May our hearts be open to the Word of God when we hear it proclaimed at Mass so that we may be truly prepared to participate in our Sunday Eucharist.  And may the “word of God” referred to by Pope John Paul become more and more familiar to us as we begin or continue to read our own Bibles at home.

images The annual 1916 Mass of Remembrance in the Church of the Sacred Heart – the church of the Defence Forces – in Arbour Hill, Dublin at 10.00am this Sunday, 24 April, the centenary date of the 1916 Easter Rising.  RTÉ  live broadcast coverage from 9.45am       Archbishop Eamon Martin will be principal celebrant at the Mass.  Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will preside and preach the homily.    The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, as well as members of the Government, will be in attendance at the Mass, joined by relatives of those executed following the Rising.

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Ten steps to happiness 
 by  Pope Francis

  1. Live and let live.
  2. Give yourself to others.
  3. Go about your life calmly.
  4. Enjoy your free time.
  5. Spend Sundays with your family.
  6. Show mercy and forgiveness to others.
  7. Look after nature.
  8. Quickly forget negative things.
  9. Respect the ‘beliefs’ of others.
  10. Work for peace.

17th April 2016 – 4th Sunday of Easter – Vocation Sunday

good.shepherdLet us become good shepherds:            Everyone who is entrusted with the care of others is a shepherd.  Hence parents, teachers, priests, doctors, nurses, carers, government officials, etc. are all shepherds.  We become good shepherds by loving those entrusted to us, praying for them, spending our time and talents for their welfare, and guarding them from physical and spiritual dangers.  Parents must be especially careful of their duties by giving their children good example through the way they live their Christian lives. Let us pray for vocations to priestly and religious life so that we may have more good shepherds to lead, feed and protect the Catholic community.

xtimthumb.php,qsrc=wp-content,_uploads,_2016,_04,_Vocations-Sunday-2016.jpg,aw=653,ah=365,aa=c.pagespeed.ic.vHpy5QYp_tCome and See – Information Evening for Priesthood in our Diocese. Will be held this Sunday evening 17th April at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane  from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will attend. We currently have four studying for the priesthood in our Diocese one is due to be ordained to the priesthood on the 3rd June and another to the diaconate on 29th May.     Keep them in your prayers.    Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan  4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely  4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony 4371684.

Prayer for Discernment                                                                                                   God our Father,
 You have a plan for each one of us,
 You hold out to us a future full of hope.
Give us the wisdom of your Spirit
so that we can see the shape of your plan
 in the gifts you have given us,
 and in the circumstances of our daily lives.
  Give us the freedom of your Spirit,
to seek you with all our hearts,
and to choose your will above all else.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

220haeeddeca07068b4a0e617c43d43c65feConfirmations:  Bishop John will be with us for our  Parish Confirmation ceremony on next Tuesday April 19th.   Because of Confirmations there will be no 10.00am Mass on Tuesday          Mass at 9am & Confirmation Mass at 10.30am.  Our prayers and good wishes to the 63 young people to be confirmed, to their families and teachers.

Baptismal Preparation Team   Commissioning  and re-commissioning will take place at all  Masses this weekend, we welcome three new members who were trained recently to add to the existing team and we would like to acknowledge the great work of the members who visit the homes of families preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism.
We thank Sr. Karen of the Pastoral Development Office for her help in training members of the team.

Positive psychology – mindfulness  + relaxation classes commencing in Turners Cross community centre Curragh Road (next to credit union ) on Mon18th April from 7.30 pm to 9pm.  Contact Judy Phelan  085-7142944.

Mission Awareness: Once every year a different Missionary Order  are given permission by the Bishop to visit the  Parishes of our Diocese and tell us of their apostolate. Next week end  The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (some of their Sisters are in Ardfoyle, Cork ) will be with us.   http://www.olaireland.ie/

Child Safe Guarding update  There was a meeting of the Child Safeguarding officers Deirdre Healy & Rosarie Fitzgerald with Frs. Kerry & Billy on Mon. 11th March. It was confirmed that all guidelines for child safeguarding have been met.  The officers can be contacted with any Child Safeguarding issues/concerns that you may have through the Parish  Mobile 087 2610276

The Coeliac Society  Cork Support Group, Will hold a meeting Tues.10th May
SMA Centre Wilton 8pm  Topic: Summer party, Cooking demo and dietician in
attendance.  .

Clerical Appointments in the Diocese of Cork and Ross August 2016

Clerical Changes 2016
Bishop John Buckley has announced the following clerical appointments in the Diocese of Cork and Ross effective from August 12th, 2016:

Venerable Kerry Murphy-OConnor, PP Turners Cross to retire.
Very Reverend Christy Fitzgerald, PP Frankfield, to be PP Ballinhassig.
Very Reverend Kieron ODriscoll, PP Ballinhassig to one years Sabbatical study.
Very Reverend Kevin ORegan, PP Gurranabraher to be PP Frankfield.
Fr. Paul ODonoghue, CC, The Lough to be CC the Cathedral, Blackpool and Sunday?s Well parishes.
Fr. Damien OMahony, CC, the Cathedral, Blackpool and Sundays Well to be Chaplain, Mercy University Hospital.
Fr. Billy OSullivan, CC Turners Cross to be PP Turners Cross.
Fr. Tomas Walsh, SMA. CC the Cathedral, Blackpool and Sundays Well to be PP Gurranabraher.
Fr. Anthony Buckley, Chaplain, Mercy University Hospital to be CC Glanmire and Glounthaune.
Fr. John Heinhold, SPS, CC Glanmire and Glounthaune to be CC the Cathedral, Blackpool and Sundays Well.
Fr. Pat Nugent, newly ordained to be CC The Lough and Ballyphehane.
Fr. Kaz Nawalaniec, Polish Chaplain and CC Ballyphehane to return to Tarnow Diocese, Poland.
Fr. Rafal Zielonka, Tarnow Diocese to Polish Chaplaincy.

In addition to the above, Bishop Buckley has also announced some changes to the Cathedral Chapter.
 Dean: Dean Noel OSullivan, DD to replace                                    Dean Micheal O Dalaigh who has  retired  retired.
 Archdeacon:                                        Archdeacon Liam ODriscoll to replace Archdeacon Kerry Murphy O’Connor who has retired.

The following have also been appointed to the Chapter:
Canon Robert Brophy , PP Togher,
Canon Bernard Donovan, PP Kilmurry,
Canon John Paul Hegarty, PP The Lough,
Canon Martin Keohane, PP Bantry,
Canon John Kingston, PP Bandon,
Canon Kieran Twomey, PP Blackrock.

 

10th April 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Easter (C)

imagesExperiencing The Risen Lord makes a difference
Nobody likes to fail.
The apostles had failed.
 But the Stranger on the shore got them to say: 
‘We caught nothing – we failed. ’
If we can say these words in the presence of someone we trust,
 then suddenly failure loses its power over us. 
It is sometimes easier to say them
 to a sympathetic stranger than to a friend.
Then the Stranger told them to let down the net once more.
 They did so and made a large catch of fish.
 This shows that even when Christ is only 
a shadowy figure on the margins of our lives,
 we are still okay if we do what he says.  But once Peter recognised the Stranger
 he wanted to encounter him,
 he wanted to be near him.  There is a world of difference 
between those who have encountered the risen Lord,
 and those who obey a stranger.
 The risen Lord nourishes those who encounter him,
 and he gives them a task to do.
 He says to them:
 ‘Feed my lambs, feed my sheep’.

pope-francis-speaks“The Joy of Love” – Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis on Love In The Family
was published, Friday 8 April 2016.

“The Joy of Love” runs to 261 pages and is divided into nine chapters as follows:                  •    Chapter One – In The Light The Word
•    Chapter 2 – The Experiences And Challenges Of Families
•    Chapter 3 – Looking To Jesus: The Vocation Of The Family
•    Chapter 4 – Love In Marriage
•    Chapter 5 – Love Made Fruitful
•    Chapter 6 – Some Pastoral Perspectives
•    Chapter 7 – Towards A Better Education Of Children
•    Chapter 8 – Accompanying, Discerning And Integrating Weakness                                 Chapter 9 – The Spirituality Of Marriage And The Family

Pope Francis’ Prayer to the Holy Family (which he shares at the end of “The Joy of Love
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love;
to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again experience
violence, rejection and division;
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth,
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
Amen

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: at all Masses this weekend. 9/10th April.  This collection supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives. The diocese is currently operating at an annual deficit of over €300,000

imageBankYouth 2000 will be hosting a Catholic youth retreat in St. Brendan’s College, Killarney 15th-17th April for ages 16-35. The weekend will consist of inspiring talks, music, prayer, workshops & time to chill out & meet new people. Please bring a sleeping bag if staying on site. Donation only event. For more info contact Marie 087 9361812 or check out www.youth2000.ie

 Ministers of the Word may collect their Rota from the Sacristy.

Vocations 2014Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The Annual  Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane  021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.  The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will attend. We currently have four men studying for the priesthood in our Diocese one is due to be ordained to the priesthood on the 3rd June and another to the diaconate on 29th May.  Keep them in your prayers.    Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan  4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely  4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony 4371684.

Annual Parkinson’s Mass: St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, on Thursday  14th April at 7.00 pm. All Welcome.  Sacrament of The Sick will be administered.

Parish Assembly:  Meet on this Monday 11th April at 8pm in the Parish Centre

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society:  meet on Tues. 12th April at 7.30pm in Parish Centre.

First Holy Communion:  As the special day draws near we welcome the girls and boys and their parents to our ““Do this in Memory Mass””  this morning.  May we all prepare well for this important day on the 14th May.

Important Dates:                                                                                                                 12th April: Confirmation Retreat in Nemo Complex  9am and Service of Light in the  Church with  Young People & Parents at 7.30pm                                                               17th April  Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane 2.30pm                                                                                                          19th April: Parish Confirmations   10.30am    Diary-Dates                                   
14th May:  Parish First Holy Communions. 10.30am                                                                                            20th May:  Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy Walk in the City 
for our Parish  29th May : Eucharistic Procession in Cork

Safeguarding Children;  There will be a meeting with our Parish Child Protection Representatives in  Fr. Kerry’s  house on  Mon. 11th April at 7pm.

Life Long Learning Festival events in Turners Cross Community Centre Curragh Road  ( next to Credit Union)                                                                                                       Mon. 11th April at 7:30pm The Women of 1916, enjoy a 50 minute presentation by Phil O’Regan
Tues. 12th April at 7:30pm. Enjoy an introductory workshop on Mindfulness & Positive Psychology, given by Judy Phelan;
Wed. 13th April at 7:30pm History Talk by Local Historian Liam O’hUigín on the life and death of Terence MacSwiney.  All Welcome.

South Parish & Turners Cross Summer Scheme AGM on Thurs 14th of April at 8pm in South Parish Community Centre Sawmill Street. All Welcome.

Death: we remember in our prayers Teresa Hourihan, Friars  Rd. who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

 

Come and See Information Day for Priesthood

Vocations 2014Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The Annual  Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will attend Come and See Information Day for Priesthood . Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony

 

 

3rd April 2016 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

350px-Caravaggio_-_The_Incredulity_of_Saint_Thomas       Resurrection
Jesus’ first word to his disciples is “peace.”  The disciples’ joy is unbounded and we long for that joy in our lives. Our Lord says to the disciples and to us, “receive the Holy Spirit.”  He sends the disciples, and sends us, on the same mission on which he was sent by the Father, Like Jesus, on that mission we experience both acceptance and rejection. The Spirit gives us courage to acknowledge Christ and live the Gospel, to proclaim it by our lives.  We encounter Jesus and the possibility of Easter joy every time we go to Mass, when we unite ourselves with him and he says “my peace I give you.”  With Thomas we say  “My Lord and my God”

Easter Offerings : Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy sincerely thank you for your Easter Offerings – much appreciated

“Do this in Memory”   meeting of the Parent Representatives in Fr. Kerry’s  house this Monday 4th April  at 7.30 pm.

Ministers of the Word may collect their Rota from the Sacristy.

The Parish Library is open at all Masses this weekend 2nd/3rd April, to get or return a book.

Coffee Morning Join us in the Parish Centre after ten o’clock Mass on Wednesday next 6th April for coffee/tea and chat.

Weekly Gospel Reflection: On Fridays after ten o’clock Mass we will read the gospel for the following Sunday in the Parish Centre, reflect on it and discuss it among friends. Join us for tea or coffee after Mass on Friday (no charge).  All welcome.

Vocations 2014Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The Annual  Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will attend. Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan (021) 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely (021) 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony (021) 4371684.

Annual Parkinson’s Mass: St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm. All Welcome.

An evening with parents and students on Coping with stress at exam time hosted by Frankfield parish, presented by  Mr. Colum Layton, a former Guidance counsellor who has worked with the Department of Education as an Inspector of Guidance.   Wednesday 6th April at 8pm in the Parish Centre, which is behind the Church.  All welcome, admission is free.

ie145Centenary of the 1916 Rising: A special Mass for peace and reconciliation in Holy Trinity Church, Fr. Matthew Street, on this Sunday 3rd April  at 12.30pm This Commemoration will be a time for reflection not celebration.  We visit our history, not to find what divides us, but what unites us.  In this commemoration, we will pray for all who died violently in 1916, on whatever side or none.

South Parish Historical Society  Meeting Wed. 6th April  at 730 p.m. in  St John’s College Sawmill Street  Gerry White will speak on  Order, Counter-order and Disorder – Cork in 1916  All Welcome

Ireland Rising Commemorating 1916 through music, song, dance and drama Sunday 3rd April at 2pm and 7pm show, at the Garden Theatre ( behind Ballyphehane Church) Tickets €15 Contact Sharon 085848018

PAAAAAACBOKEHHDItDivine Mercy Sunday:  In 1925, Helen Kowalska entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our lady, taking the name Faustina. She served as a cook, gardener and doorkeeper. On February 22nd 1931
she experiences a life-changing vision of Christ. She saw him wearing a white robe and raising his right hand in blessing with his left resting on his heart from which flowed two rays of light. Jesus told her in a vision “Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the prayer.”  “Jesus I trust in you”.  The painting called The Divine Mercy was shown on 28th April 1935. Sister Faustina died of tuberculosis aged 33.  Pope St John Paul II canonized her on 30th April 2000 and declared the second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday