21st April 2019 – Easter Sunday

JESUS IS RISEN, JESUS IS LORD 
 At Easter when the Alleluia resounds again, we celebrate the Risen Christ, the centre and fulfilment of the universe and history. The one who was mocked and killed is King of Kings, is Lord.  He is the first born from the dead, risen as he said, the source of our hope as we journey through this valley of tears.  We pray for grace to accept the forgiveness offered to us and to enter into his Easter joy.
 Pope Francis says the Christian belief in the Resurrection of Christ and in our own resurrection at the end of time is more than just wishful thinking, but rather implies confidence in something certain. “This is the Christian hope. Christian hope is the expectation of something that has already been accomplished and that certainly will be realized for each of us.
We need to return to the root and foundation of our faith, so as to become aware of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus and what our death means.”                                                                                                                Happy Easter  From the Parish Assembly, our Parish Catechist and the Priests of the Parish – “A Happy Easter.” Our prayer for you is that the Joy and Peace of the Risen Christ be with you this Easter.
Our sincere thanks to all who helped with the Holy Week Ceremonies, The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, Collectors, Altar Servers and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars and those who put in place the lovely Easter Garden.

Trócaire Boxes: can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Spring Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy, together with Retreat Invitation letters to be distributed with the Dues Envelopes. Many thanks.

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available from the office after Masses from this weekend.

Bunscoil Chríost Ri School Choir Congratulations to the Choir on winning The Mc Cullough Piggott Trophy at the recent Feis Cheoil in Dublin, to the accompanist Kate Walsh and their conductor Anne Murphy.

 
Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Mission will be held on April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville MSC.  Fr. Maurice Colgan OP will introduce the Mission at all Masses next weekend 27th – 28tih April.
 Turners Cross is a vibrant parish, with involvement of many parishioners in an impressive list of parish activities. Last year was a difficult year for the Church and for faith in Ireland and it is clear that there are problems ahead.  We have experienced decline in Mass attendance, decline in faith, in a culture with more and more signs of indifference and hostility.  The appalling suffering represented by the scandals in the Church have given rise to difficulties and doubts experienced by many good people. We must face up to the new reality of twenty first century Ireland
If we ignore the problems and do nothing, then nothing will happen, and the slow decline will continue. The call of Jesus to be his witnesses is made to each of us and to our parish as a whole. As we can look forward together to the years ahead, we may reflect on the role of the Parish in our lives.  The theme of our Mission is Parish Renewal, and following prayer, parishioners will be invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan in an open forum setting at the final session of the Mission which will be held in Nemo Rangers Clubhouse.  Suggestion boxes for topics of discussion will be available in the church in the week before the Retreat.
 Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.00pm Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen. Confessions, Talk, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass at 3.30pm.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

Easter Offering 
Collection for support of Priests of the Parish. The only collection in the Church on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday is for the support of our priests Fr. Billy & Fr. Kerry.

 

14th April 2019 – Holy Week in Turner’s Cross

Holy Week in Turner’s Cross

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:  
Mass 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Confessions after Mass.

HOLY THURSDAY  – 18th April
No morning Parish Mass

10.00 am 
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral concelebrated by Bishop Buckley  with the Priests of the Diocese, blessing of the Holy Oils  to be used in the Parishes.  All are welcome.

6.00 pm
Concelebrated Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession to Altar of Repose.
 8.30 pm – 9.30pm
Quiet Holy Hour

GOOD FRIDAY – 19th April
No Masses today, Day of Fast and Abstinence 
12.00 noon & 6.00 pm
Stations of the Cross

 3.00 pm   Solemn celebration of the Passion of our Lord:
Reading of the Passion / Veneration of the Cross / Holy Communion

8.00 pm
Candlelit Prayer around the Cross.

Confessions after the Stations and 3.00 pm Ceremonies
Collection for the Holy Places in the Holy Land

HOLY SATURDAY – 20th April
No morning Mass
 11.30 am – 12.15 pm Confessions

6.00 pm
Solemn Easter Vigil and Mass of The Resurrection (Bring candle & holder)
Collection for the Priests of the Parish at Masses this weekend

EASTER SUNDAY – 21st April  
Masses at 10.00 am & 12.00 Noon

Easter Triduum Masses will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

8th April 2019 – New Bishop of Cork & Ross

  New Bishop of Cork & Ross to be ordained bishop on the 30th June 2019

 His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr Fintan Gavin, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin, as the new Bishop of Cork and Ross.
  His ordination as  Bishop will take place in the Cathedral of St. Mary & Sr. Anne on Sunday 30th June at 3:00pm

The appointment was announced simultaneously in the Vatican and after morning Mass in the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne on the northside of Cork city, where Bishop-elect Gavin concelebrated with His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Bishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross, Bishop John Buckley and with priests of the diocese.
He will succeed Bishop Buckley, 79, who was installed as Bishop of Cork and Ross in February 1998.
The diocese, which includes Cork city and part of the county, has some 220,000 Catholics living in its 68 parishes.
Bishop-elect Gavin, 53, said he was shocked and humbled by the appointment but was looking forward to his new ministry.
“I am conscious of those who have felt let down by the Church and are just ‘hanging in there’. I encourage you not to give up,” he said. Setting out on this new ministry, I have a lot to learn from you the people, religious, deacons and priests of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. I look forward to listening to you and benefiting from your experience, from your wisdom and guidance.
Bishop Buckley joked that it is a great honour for a Dublin man to be promoted to the real capital.
“We always think down here that there are only two categories of people in Ireland – Cork people and those who wish they were Cork people. You have now obtained your wish thanks to Pope Francis,” he said.
He spoke of the diocese’s contribution to the missions, and said it and its priests faces challenges
“Cork and Ross is an extensive diocese, encompassing a large city, ever-growing suburbs, large towns, rural parishes, islands, educational establishments, prison, hospitals and, for 40-years, a faraway mission in Peru and Ecuador,” he said.
“The demands on the priests, therefore, have been varied and challenging.
“There was always a willing manpower to fulfill whatever duties were demanded to provide for the spiritual care of the people.
And in recent years, despite their increasing age profile and the constraints regarding personnel and the increasing population of their parishes, the priests have continued to provide for their parishioners a full parish service.
“Their only desire is to bring people closer to Christ and to serve the people as effectively as possible.”
Bishop-elect Gavin was born in Dublin on 1 January 1966.
The second eldest of seven brothers and sisters, his family roots are in Marino, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, on the Northside of Dublin.
Prior to his seminary formation in Clonliffe College, Dublin, Bishop-elect Gavin had begun training as a residential social worker in Our Lady’s Hostel, Eccles Street, Dublin, from September 1983 – August 1984.
He was ordained to the Diaconate by the former Archbishop of Dublin, Archbishop Desmond Connell, in 1990, and was ordained to serve as a priest of the Archdiocese by the Bishop Éamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, and was appointed to the Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Church, Marino, Dublin, in June 1991.
Up to today’s appointment to the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Bishop-elect Gavin was chancellor in the Archdiocese of Dublin and parish chaplain in Ballymun Road parish and the grouping parishes of Iona Road, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Ballymun Road and Ballygall, Dublin.
He was also chaplain to the Italian speaking community in the Dublin Archdiocese and chaplain to the annual Dublin Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
He is fluent in Italian and Spanish and enjoys keeping fit, walking, cooking – especially vegetarian, and gardening.

 

7th April 2019 – 5th Sunday Lent (C)

LENTEN CONFESSION
We are coming to the end of Lent, looking towards Holy Week and Easter, towards our remembrance of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.  We remember that we are never beyond the reach of God’s kindness or of his loving response to our repentance.  He takes us back, again and again if need be, and does not hold our faults against us. We say “pray for us sinners,” recognising our sinfulness and as we speak about repentance, we hope to do better.  Repentance involves more than sorrow and regret, it means a change of heart, a new attitude.  It means admitting we were wrong and swallowing our pride.
Reconciliation to God means more than repentance and forgiveness, it leads us to something greater, to our becoming signs of God’s goodness in the world, living signs of his kindness and magnanimity.   God appeals, but he does not force anybody to accept him, as he offers a peace that the world cannot give.  We pray for a spirit of confidence in God, and a spirit of practical kindness to others so that we may indeed represent the goodness of God to a sceptical world.

Easter Penitential Services
Confessions will be available after all the Masses next weekend, including the Vigil Mass on Saturday, and a number of priests will be present. Pope Francis has encouraged us “to discover anew the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and to avail ourselves more frequently of the transforming power of its grace.”

 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 9th April from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Trócaire
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown… ’ Song of Songs 8:7“““““““` 2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>
 
Death:  We pray for Patricia (Patty) Desmond, Evergreen Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville MSC and Fr. Maurice Colgan OP.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal, and parishioners are invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan.  Suggestion boxes will be available in the church in the weeks before the Retreat.

Do this in Memory: Meeting of the First Holy Communion Class Parent Representatives in the Parish Centre this Monday 8th April at 7.00 pm.

 Spring Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy, together with Retreat Invitation letters to be distributed with the Dues Envelopes. Many thanks.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet on Tuesday 9th April in the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm.

Palm for Palm Sunday. Please bring your branch of palm to Mass next weekend, palm branches will be blessed at each Mass.

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available from the office after Masses from this weekend.

Parish Assembly:  Meeting this Monday 8th April in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

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

Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm (unless otherwise stated). To sign up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

31st March 2019 – 4th Sunday Lent (C)

  Mother’s Day: We wish all mothers a happy Day.  The 12 noon Mass this Sunday is being offered for all our mothers living and deceased. Special cards are available in the Parish Office after Masses.

A Mother’s Prayer  
Lord, here I am immersed in my daily routine of mothering a family, feeding, caring for, consoling, listening to those entrusted to me. May your joy erupt within me to brighten the thousand daily actions woven by the thread of life.  Lord stay with me, and let the little deaths of each day lead me along the path to eternal life.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations –Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross.

 NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 2nd April from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

 
At the Vigil Mass this weekend the NET Team leads us in FORTIFY, a time of prayer for Lent. The Mass is followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Worship with music from the NET Team. There is a short personal sharing from a team member and Confession is available. Our time together with the Lord concludes with Benediction, followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Centre.
 
PARISH FAMILY MASS
The 10.00am Mass on this Sunday is one of a series in which we ask God’s Blessing on the families of our congregation here in Turners Cross, represented by members of a single family who participate in the Mass and receive a special blessing.   This month we are joined by David and Clodagh Murphy and their children.

FIRST CONFESSION
Congratulations to the boys and girls of 2nd Class, Bunscoil Chriost Ri who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday last, to their parents and family members, their Teachers, SNA’s and School Principal.

 Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Trócaire
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
 2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.orgTrócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

 Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Aidan Neville MSC and Fr. Maurice Colgan OP.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal.

Death:  We pray for John Dennehy, Congress Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

South Parish Historical Society – monthly meeting Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Diarmuid O’Driscoll will talk on “The Ring of Blackrock” All Welcome, Fee €3 non-members.

Anointing of Sick: Saturday 6th April after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound during the week. If you would like a visit please contact us.

Summer Time begins at 2.00 am this Sunday when clocks are put forward by one hour.
 

 

24th March 2019 – 3rd Sunday Lent (C)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

 Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

 CHOIR   New members welcome, if you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.
Congregational Singing
We are looking for volunteers to lead congregational singing at weekend Masses.  If you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations – Wednesday 27th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Mercy Hospital Chapel, Cork and Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th – 16th June Our Turner’s Cross Parish group will be part of the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Booking forms available in the Sacristy.

The NET Team Invites you to FORTIFY, a time of prayer for Lent on Saturday next, 30th March. This begins with the normal Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm, followed shortly afterwards by Eucharistic Adoration and Worship with music led by the NET Team. There will also be a short personal sharing from a team member and Confession will be available. Our time together with the Lord will end with Benediction, followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 26th March from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2019
(18 to 40 years) Saturday 30th March, 11am to 6.00 pm at Dominican Retreat Centre, Ennismore. Guest speaker Fr. Marius O’Reilly. Cost including lunch €15 on the day or to book in advance contact Fergal 087-7914975 or Susan 087-2414635

Trócaire
This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the different ways land is stolen from vulnerable people in the developing world. Find out more at www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital, light refreshments provided free of charge. All welcome. Next meeting Friday 29th March.

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Aidan Neville MSC.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal.

Mother’s Day: Next Sunday 31st March.  All our mothers, living and deceased, will be remembered at the 12.00 noon Mass on that day. Cards are available in the Parish Office this weekend and in the Sacristy during the week.

First Confession The Children of 2nd Class in Bunscoil Chriost Ri will be making their First Confession on Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm here in the Church.   We pray for the Children, their Parents and Teachers.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th – 16th June Our Turner’s Cross Parish group will be part of the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Booking forms available in the Sacristy.

Deaths:  We pray for Catherine (Kay) Lewis, Doyle Road and Harlow, Essex, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their rota from the sacristy.

17th March 2019 – St. Patrick’s Day

 On St. Patrick’s Day we may reflect on the gift of faith that God gave to the people of Ireland over sixteen hundred years ago, through the ministry of a runaway slave who was obedient to the call of God.
We pray that in spite of all the present difficulties the faith will continue to be passed on and that future generations of our people will continue to know the good news of salvation, and the peace of Christ which is beyond all human understanding.

Evening Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays
of Lent. However, no evening Mass on Bank Holiday Monday 18th March.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

Death:We pray for Ciss Dorgan, Kilcolman Lawn who died on Friday.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their rota from the sacristy.

CHOIR
New members welcome, if you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.

Congregational Singing
We are looking for volunteers to lead congregational singing at weekend Masses.  If you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.

LOURDES 2019: YOUNG ADULT HELPERS
The diocesan pilgrimage is seeking young adults (18-25) to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes from 10th to 15th June to assist with the care of the sick who travel to Lourdes. Please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474 or pdo@corkandross.org  for information and to request an application form.

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations – Wednesday 27th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Mercy Hospital Chapel, Cork.
Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross. Prayer followed by tea/coffee.

LENT RETREAT DAY
Dom Richard Purcell OCSO Saturday 30th March at Bon Secours Convent, College Road, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  Donation only, booking essential. Email eavopost@gmail.com or Phone 0872209994

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at  11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

‘Day of Meditation/Relaxation’ Sat 30th March, with Eileen Nash pbvm. Get in touch with yourself, with creation and with God. 10.30am — 3.30pm; bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie>

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2019
(18 to 40 years) Saturday 30th March, 11am to 6.00 pm at Dominican Retreat Centre, Ennismore. Guest speaker  Fr. Marius O’Reilly. Cost including lunch €15 on the day or to book in advance contact Fergal 087-7914975 or Susan 087-2414635

The Legion of Mary Acies will be held in SMA Church, Blackrock on March 22nd at 7.15pm.   All auxiliary and former active members welcome.

Trócaire
This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the different ways land is stolen from vulnerable people in the developing world. Find out more at www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>


10th March 2019 – 1st Sunday Lent (C)

Lent – a reflection
Lent calls us to repentance.
But if our repentance doesn’t involve
a change of heart,
it will not lead to a change of life.
It will be like decapitating weeds
while leaving their roots intact.
But if we change our hearts,
then our lives will also change.
Lord, grant that enlightened by the word of God,
and nourished by the food of the Eucharist,
we may turn our hearts away from evil,
and set them firmly on pleasing you.                                                            [Fr. Flor McCarthy SDB]

Evening Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays of Lent.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church, and will be distributed through the Schools.

Morning Alpha Course     Explore: life,  faith,   meaning,                         Our morning Alpha course began after 10.00 am Mass last Thursday and continues on Thursday mornings for ten weeks.  Each session will start at 10.35 am with tea/coffee and finish at 12.00 noon. This is perhaps an opportunity to do something positive for Lent and Easter. If you are interested, please contact Br. Andrew at 086-1522160.                   “Friendships are made at Alpha”

Deaths:  We pray for Matthew O’Farrell, Evergreen Road, who died on Friday.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

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

Do this in Memory First Holy Communion preparation Mass this Sunday 10th March at 10.00 am.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their rota from the sacristy

Parish Assembly Meeting this Monday 11th March in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

A Second Collection at all Masses next weekend in support of Diocesan needs.

Pope Francis We will pray for Pope Francis on Wednesday next 13th March, the anniversary of his election.

Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 10th – 15th June – 5 nights Full board.  Booking forms for pilgrims available from: Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork, telephone: (021) 4277959.  Enquiries for Special Sick/Assisted Section should be directed to the Pilgrimage Director, V. Rev Canon James O’Donovan, PP, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork, telephone (021) 4292296.  If you would like to participate in this pilgrimage as part of a Turners Cross Parish Group, please give your name to one of the Priests.

LOURDES 2019: YOUNG ADULT HELPERS
The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25 to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th to 15th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the pilgrimage programme, with time for making new friends. Limited number of places –contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474.

NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 12th March from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations –
Wednesday 27th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Mercy Hospital Chapel, Cork.
Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at   Presentation Brothers, Maiville Terrace, Turner’s Cross.
Prayer followed by tea/coffee.

Pilgrimages to the Holy Land:28th May – 7th June 2019.  Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar), in association with Premier Travel, Cork..Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681 or email culturaltoursireland@gmail.com. Follow the footsteps of Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem

9th – 18th September 2019. Fly from Cork Airport via London Heathrow to Tel Aviv. 5 nights Bethlehem and 4 nights Tiberias. Fully Escorted Tour, Spiritual Director:
Fr. Bill Bermingham PP, Carrigtwohill. Contact Premier Travel Tel. 021-4277700, Email: premier@premiertravel.ie

Youth 2000 Munster Retreat:  15th to 17th March – CBS Midleton, Cork. Donation only, bring pillow and sleeping bag.  Register at www.youth2000.ie

3rd March 2019 – 8th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

LENT
Lent is a time for taking stock, for repentance and renewal, as we prepare to commemorate the passion, death and resurrection of Our Lord at Easter.  Repentance involves a renewal of attitudes, a change of focus from the self to others.  We need to remember that there is no real relationship with Jesus outside community, and solitary Christianity is a contradiction in terms.  We don’t always succeed in renewing our attitudes, but Jesus forgives, heals and makes us whole.  He died for all of us and gave us a model of utter self-sacrifice. In Lent we pray for a new spirit of community, and that we will recognise the sacred in the people around us, brothers and sisters for whom Christ died.

Evening Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays of Lent.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Ash Wednesday 6th March is a day of fast and abstinence. On Ash Wednesday we bless ashes made from palms which were blessed on Palm Sunday last year. The sign of the cross is made as the ash is put on our foreheads as the priest or minister says ‘turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel,’ or similar words. The ashes remind us of our dying to the old way of life and challenges us to live our lives in the light of faith. We encourage everyone to come to Mass on Ash Wednesday and during Lent, if possible.

Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses on Ash Wednesday. At the 10.00 am Mass pupils from local schools will be commissioned to bring blessed ashes to the schools where they will impose ashes on staff and fellow pupils.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church, and will be distributed through the Schools.

Shrove Tuesday, 5th March – Coffee Morning in Parish Centre after 10.00 am Mass – Pancakes!

Morning Alpha Course
Explore: life
              faith
              meaning

Our morning Alpha course begins after 10.00 am Mass on Thursday morning next 7th March, and continues on Thursday mornings for ten weeks.  Each session will start at 10.45 am with tea/coffee and finish at 12.15 pm sharp. This is perhaps an opportunity to do something positive for Lent and Easter. If you are interested, please contact Br. Andrew at 086-1522160.
“Friendships are made at Alpha”

Deaths:  We pray for Jim O’Connor, Old Blackrock Road, Joseph Murphy, Togher and Ursula Lawlor, Killeigh, Co. Offaly who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Do this in Memory: Meeting of the First Holy Communion Class Parent Representatives in the Parish Centre this Monday 4th March at 7.30 pm.

 

Lent 2019 – Christ King Parish

  Lent 2019First of all, Happy Lent! The next forty days are an amazing God-given opportunity for renewal when the Lord is near and the Holy Spirit renovates our hearts. The three works that the Church invites us to in this season – self–denial, prayer and charity – along with the Sacrament of Reconciliation, are well-tried ways of bringing about a deeper conversion to Christ our Saviour in our lives. Let us pray for each other as we engage in this Lenten journey to Easter.

Ash Wednesday 6th March:   Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the 10am & 6pm Masses.   At the 10am Mass the pupils from the three local schools will be commissioned to bring blessed ashes to schools where they will impose ashes on staff and fellow pupils.

Each weekday of Lent two Masses 10am & 6pm.

Trocaire Family Fast Boxes are available at back of Church and will also  be distributed through the schools

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday Mornings during Lent after 10am Mass until 11am.

Morning & Evening Prayer of the Church on Fridays in Lent after 10am and 6pm Masses