26th July 2015 – 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

loaves-fishesFeeding of the Multitude: As we reflect on today’s reading from Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel we give thanks for the gift of the Eucharist and pray that we will always recognise our Sunday Eucharist as the source and summit of our Christian life,

Fr Adrian Crowley has emailed Fr Kerry from Liberia and sends a big  thank  you  to  all  Turner’s Cross  parishioners for  the  prayers  during  the  ebola  crisis. He has happy  memories  of  the  mission  last  year  In  Christ  the  King.

imagesGrandparents: The Catholic Grandparents Association would like to invite all Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren to celebrate the memorial of St Joachim and St Anne on 26th July, and to welcome all to their National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on 13th September.

Mass in Remembrance  will be celebrated on  Wednesday 26th August at 7.00 pm at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock to remember all those who are buried in the Cemetery. In case of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church, Mahon

Sacrament of Anointing after the 10.00 am Mass next Saturday 1st August.

Visitation of the Sick & Housebound:  Fr. Kerry will visit the sick of his area this week Tues 28th. & Wed. 29. July.

19th July 2015 – 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

sheep-wihout-a-shepherd_t_nvSheep without  A Shepherd
Jesus felt sorry for the people, and set himself to teach them at some length.  They were lost, dejected, like sheep without a shepherd, like we all feel at times.  He still sets himself to teach us, through prayer, sacred scripture and liturgy.  When we allow him to teach us, when we are prepared to listen to his voice, then even when we feel a bit tired and dejected,  we are strenghened to witness to his gospel message.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses this weekend. 18th/19th July for the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives. The central fund currently operates at an annual deficit of over €250,000

Premier Intermediate Football Championship
Nemo v Kiskeam  Sun 19th July Macroom at 3.00 pm

Men’s Shed for Ballyphehane and surrounding areas:  “The Shed” is located on Tory Top Road and men are welcome.

The Alzheimer Society  are looking  for sponsored runners and walkers for The Echo Women’s Mini-marathon on 27th Sept.

St Dominic’s Retreat Centre, Ennismore: “Mindfulness and Healing” – Martina Lehane Sheehan – a few places left on this retreat from Wed 22nd  July – Sun 26th July.  021-4502520 or e-mail ennismore@eircom.net.

Lough Derg 2015: Last day of the Three Day Pilgrimage is Thursday 13th August. Pilgrims can begin their pilgrimage any day up until then.  No need to book. Information available at www.loughderg.org <http://www.loughderg.org/>  or phone 071 9861518.

Y2K_Summer2015_A4-724x1024Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, from 13th–16th August  For young people aged 16-35.  Find out what your Catholic faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses from Cork.  For information and on line booking see  <http://www.youth2000.ie/>   or phone 01 6753690.

12th July 2015 – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

WitnessWitnesses :The prophet Amos was sent to bring the word of God to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, and experienced rejection.  Jesus tells his apostles that not everybody will want to hear his message, that they will be rejected by some.  As we try in our day to day lives to be witnesses to Jesus’ message of life and love, we too experience rejection.  St Paul reminds us that we have been chosen by God for this task, Lord, help us to be faithful.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses next weekend. 18th/19th July for the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives. The central fund currently operates at an annual deficit of over €250,000

Gramophone Recital: on Wed 15th July in Parish Centre at 7.30pm. Presenter:  Josie Casey.  All welcome

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet in the Parish Centre  Tues.14th July at 7.30pm

Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Thurs.16th July enrolment in the Brown Scapular after 10.00 am Mass. Scapulars available free of charge.

Year of Consecrated Life: Invitation to girls and young women to St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, Lismore, Co. Waterford on 25th July, 2:30pm – 6:00pm.  You are invited to meet the sisters, find out more about life in a Cistercian monastery and celebrate this year of Consecrated Life with prayer, song, friendship and tea (part of the Rise of the Roses Tour of Ten Convents).

000abc82-642Thank You;   The People of  The Parish of Foxrock in Dublin  thank the people of Turner’s Cross for the Book of Condolence that was sent on the occasion of the tragic deaths of the six young people when the balcony collapsed in Berkeley.  Their families deeply appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

5th July 2015 – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

jesus-in-nazarethLack of Faith in Nazareth
Jesus was amazed at the lack of faith in his home town. He also experienced rejection by the leaders of the people, and even among his own disciples.  His message of love for all does not suit everybody and we see rejection of Our Lord in our own time and place. We pray: Lord, make our faith strong and generous.

Library:  Will be open this weekend 4th/5th July after the weekend Masses.

Deaths.  We remember in our prayers Donal Murphy, Capwell Road and Rachel Corbett, who died recently and we extend our sympathy to their families.

Ministers of the Eucharist: can collect their rota for the coming weeks in the Sacristy

The Role of the Priest in Evangelisation: Conference in St. Patrick’s College,
Maynooth, Monday 6th July 2015. Keynote Address by Bishop Dominique Rey (Fréjus-Toulon, France). To book contact Mairin at 087 7950325 or email caoifrain@hotmail.com.

28th June 2015 – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

FullSizeRenderPopes Collection:  will be taken up this weekend  27/28th June.    The Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity towards  those who are suffering around the world.                                                      In his recent Encyclical  Laudato si’ (Praise be to you) – He inspires us to make the world “our common home”. a better place  “The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us”                              Highlights on Parish website    www.turnerscross.com   

Library:   Will be open next weekend 4th/5th July after the weekend Masses

Trocaire:  The Director of Trocaire Éamonn Meehan has written to thank the People of Turner’s Cross for their generous contribution to the Trocaire Lenten Appeal.  Letter on Parish Assembly notice board.

The Sacrament of Anointing:  after the 10am Mass next Saturday 4th July

First Friday: Frs. Kerry & Billy will visit the sick and the housebound -Thursday & Friday this week

21st June 2015 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

page37pope_2511040aPopes Collection:  will be taken up next weekend  27/28th 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.

                                                           St Finbarr’s Hospital annual Garden Fete, next Sat 27th June in the Hospital grounds 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Stalls will be Garden Produce, Baking, Books, Toys, Bric a Bracand.  Musical entertainment all afternoon. Cllr Kieran McCarthy will conduct a historical walking tour of the Hospital. Your support will be appreciated

Cork Regional Pioneer Council:  a commemoration in honor of Fr. Matthew at his grave in St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Wed. 24th June at 7.30 p.m. Refreshments afterwards in Togher Community Centre.

Death: We remember in our  prayers June Charles, late of Fr. Matthew Rd. we extend our sympathy to her family.

wp6c5c2720_05_06Bun Scoil Chriost Ri Graduation Mass:  this Thurs 25th June at 10am  in the Church
Our prayers and good wishes to the Girls & Boys of 6th class as they leave Bun Scoil Chriost Ri.

14th June 2015 – 11th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

images 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.


  • The Presentation Brothers are organising a pilgrimage from Cork to Lough Derg (Friday, 26th – Sunday, 28th June) for young adults (18-40). Full details at Contact Andrew at 01-2300824 or  comms@PresentationBrothers.org
  • Thank You: The Parish Assembly thank all who supported the Ice cream day for Down Syndrome Ireland  last weekend €644 was raised,
  • We welcome Sister Maureen Grant of the Columban Sisters who is with us this weekend to tell us of the missionary work of the Columban Sisters.
  • Trocaire:  Our thanks to all who supported The Trocaire Box Lenten Campaign
    The Parishioners and the Pupils of Bun Scoil Chriost Ri  contributed  €5,817. Sincere thanks
  •   Rev. Pat Nugent, was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Cork & Ross with nine of his classmates in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Pat will, with God’s help, be ordained a priest of the diocese next year.
    Pat is a native of Co Clare but has spent most of his life in Cork where he taught at post-primary and third-level before going on to study for the priesthood.
    We congratulate Pat and his family on this happy occasion.


  • Bulletin:  During the holidays we will have the short bulletin.


7th June 2015 – Feast of Corpus Christi

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, we reflect on Jesus’ gift of himself to us in the Eucharist.  He is among us in a way that we can see, touch, taste and eat; Jesus is also present in the Word of God, which we listen to at Mass and read in the Bible, and he is present in our sisters and brothers.  It is the same presence, the same Lord.  We are invited to be made one with him through the living bread which comes down from heaven.  But there’s a catch.  Our unity with Christ will be fruitful to the extent that we are united with others, the sisters and brothers for whom Christ died.  In our frailty we can be a bit too selective, and cut ourselves off to some extent from God who loves all his children.  So as we celebrate Corpus Christi perhaps we could determine to do something helpful, something good for one person we don’t like that much, or for someone we’re not getting on with too well just now.  As we take a step towards union with Christ in another person, Christ will do wonders for all our relationships with others, and with him.

The  Eucharistic Procession through  our City takes place  this Sun. 7th June. Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emily will preach the homily.  Our Parish group will gather outside the Church at 2.50 pm

Exams:  Our Students are also remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am.

Sacred Heart Novena continues until the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday 12th June.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10.00 am Mass or families may wish pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers – green leaflet – available at the back of the Church.

Pilgrimage to Knock: St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage.  Bus leaves St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock on Sat 27th June at 6.30am.   Bus fare €25  Names to Irene  4963326

St. James’s Cemetery Chetwyd:   Mass will be celebrated  in  the  Cemetery  on  Wed 17th June  at  7.30 p.m.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Br. Angelus Fitzpatrick, Maiville, who died on Friday.  Funeral Mass here this Mon. at 11.30 am.   Our sympathy to his Family & Community

The Columban Sisters:  Next weekend Sister Maureen Grant of the Columban Sisters will be with us to make a Mission Appeal on behalf of their missionary work.  Sister has worked in China and Chile.

imagesLourdes:   Fr. Billy travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage on Thurs. 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 Wed, 10th June.

St Finbarr’s Hospital: The Friends of the Residents of St Finbarr’s Hospital annual Garden Fete on Sat 27th  June, in the Hospital grounds from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Stalls include Garden Produce, Baking, Books, Toys, Bric a Brac,  Fast Food, Ice Cream, and more.  Musical entertainment all afternoon.    Cllr Kieran McCarthy will conduct a historical walking tour of the Hospital. The Hospital Residents always look forward to the day’s entertainment and a chat, why not come along and give your support, and maybe get a bargain as well. Donations of good quality used items will be accepted at the Activities Centre in St Finbarr’s or contact 085 7793292.  Alternatively you may wish to help out on the day or have an interest in assisting the residents on an ongoing basis.

Down Syndrome Sunday: Ice Cream available  outside Parish Centre after  the 10.00 am & 12 noon Masses this weekend  all the proceeds will go Down Syndrome Ireland. Our thanks to the Parish Assembly who have arranged the event.    Your support will be much appreciated.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet on Tuesday 9 June  at 7.30pm

Parish Assembly: Meet on Monday 8th  June at 8.00 pm.

Feast of St. Anthony: Traditional blessing of lilies on Sat. 13 June at 10am Mass

A_sunflowerWatch the Sunflower Seeds planted by First Holy Communion Children grow during the summer. They symbolise vocations to the priesthood and religious life. As the seeds are nourished by sun and rain, so are vocations nourished by prayers and encouragement.

31st May 2015 – Trinity Sunday

100672-bigthumbnail Blessed Trinity:
We meet the mystery of the Trinity. The Father is the One whom Jesus calls Abba. The Spirit is the One whom Jesus sends to give us strength to live His message. And Jesus Himself is the One who has come to us in the flesh to redeem us. But they are not three Gods, but only One; they are of one nature and indivisible. That is the mystery at the heart of our faith. Jesus is God, the Father is God and the Holy Spirit is God. They are the One God.  An incredible mystery that we can only live and continue to seek to understand in some small ways. May the Spirit open our hearts and our minds so that we accept this mystery in faith.

Exams:  Our prayers and good wishes to all beginning Exams on this Wednesday. The 10am Mass on the day will be offered for you all.  May your efforts and hard work be blessed with success.   Our Students are also remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConvent Closing: It is with sadness we announce the closing of the Presentation Convent in Turner’s Cross.  Since the Sisters came to the parish in 1937 they have contributed enormously to the education and formation of young people in Turner’s Cross and beyond and were also very much involves in parish activities. The decision to close the Convent was taken due to the decline in the number of Sisters living there.  Our good wishes and prayers to Sr. Delores, Sr. Mary and Sr. Sheila as they leave.  With gratitude and fondness we remember all the Sisters who were so much part of our lives down the years.

First Friday:  Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy  will visit the sick and housebound with the sacraments on this Thursday & Friday. If you know of any Parishioner who is housebound and who would like to receive the Sacraments, please contact one of the priests

Anointing of the Sick:  after the 10am Mass next Saturday 6th June

Ministers of the Word: can collect their Rota in the Sacristy

Parish Library: is open this weekend.

Sacred Heart Novena:    begins on  Thursday 4th June and continues until the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday 12 June   Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers – green leaflet – available at the back of the Church.


Pilgrimage to Knock:  St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage.  Bus leaves St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock on Sat 27th June at 6.30am.   Bus fare €25  Names to Irene  4963326

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Eucharistic Procession will take place in our City on next Sun. 7th June.   The procession  is now in it’s 90th year. Our faith is not something that we celebrate behind closed doors it is something meant to effect our daily lives. We worship Jesus in our churches for 52 Sundays of the year. On the feast of Corpus Christi we worship Him publicly in our streets .  This year Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emily   will preach the homily.  Our Parish group will gather outside the Church next Sunday at 3pm.

Do this in Memory Programme 2014-15 – concludes next Sunday 7th June at the 10am Mass.  After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí. Congratulations to all the children and their families who have participated in the programme during the year and to their teachers for being so helpful. Our thanks to the parents representatives who helped to organize the Mass each month.  There will be a meeting of the Parents Representatives in Fr. Kerry’s house on this Tuesday. 2nd June at 7.30pm

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament   As we prepare for The Feast of Corpus Christi  there will be Exposition next Sat. June 6th from 2.30 pm until the Vigil Mass at 6pm. It is hoped to have people in the Church throughout the afternoon ~ There is a TIME SHEET at the back of the church.

Pioneers: All Pioneers who are due a Fr Cullen medallion 60 yrs, Gold Pin 50 yrs, Silver 25yrs, 40yr Cert or 10 year pin they will be presented after the Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass in Carrigaline Church  at 12.30  Sun.14th June.  Please contact your Pioneer Centre or Sorcha 086 364 2619

24th May 2015 – Pentecost Sunday

pente3Pentecost:   The Spirit of God says that your looks and appearance can be very deceptive.  You must look into your heart, into the depth of your life to see who you really are. The Spirit of God says that failure can be more important than success.  We can learn even from the sad and difficult times.   The Spirit of God says that my vision must always be outward not inward and this will always  include others.   The Spirit of God says that love is about giving of myself even when I feel that I cannot. The Spirit of God says that forgiveness is the greatest reality that we know.  We sin, we fail, yet we can be freed to go on.  The Spirit of God says that honesty and commitment are the only things that matter in the end. The Spirit of God says that the sick and disabled are often those who are most alive for they know their dependence, they know that life is not in their control.  The Spirit of God says that death is not the end of life as the great spirit present in us is not extinguished but  transformed.
It would be a pity to let the weekend go by without a simple prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance, direction and a sense of hope and courage in everything we do.  Spirit of God teach us what is really important in life.

pttaPioneers: The A.G.M. of Cork Regional Pioneer Council will take place on Wed. 27th May at 8 p.m. in the S.M.A Hall in Wilton. Calling    All Pioneers who are due a Fr Cullen medallion 60 yrs, Gold Pin 50 yrs, Silver 25yrs, 40yr Cert or 10 year pin they will be presented after the Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass in Carrigaline at 12.30 Sunday 14th June.  Please contact your Pioneer Centre or Sorcha 086 364 2619 or Aislinn 087 9699 48

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers  Alice O’Mahony, Doyle Rd. &  Marjorie Rice late of Capwell Ave.  who died in England.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Parish Pilgrimage to Mount Melleray Abbey. The Pilgrimage takes place  this Sunday 24th May – Pentecost Sunday. . The Bus will leave outside the School at 12noon sharp.

Exam Time: The Students Candle is lit at every Mass.  They are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday.  Special Cards are available.

Parish Library: Will reopen next weekend  30/31 May.   Books will be available and returned, if anyone has religious books to donate it would be appreciated.

sunflower-junior2Planting the seed: after 10am Mass this Sunday there will a planting of Sunflower seeds in the grounds of the Church (near back gate)  The seeds were received at the recent celebration marking vocations in our Diocese.  The seeds of vocations are planted in families and nurtured in the local community.  In the past year two young men were ordained priests for our Diocese and a deacon will be ordained next month.  Pray for Vocations.

CreditUnionLogoThe Credit Union Movement is built upon the efforts of volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to their credit unions in the spirit of co-operation. Why should I volunteer with Turners Cross Credit Union?     The credit union has a team of volunteers that help to manage the Credit Union. We always welcome new volunteers and wish to invite anyone who is interested in volunteering to get in touch with us.    Don’t think you have anything to offer?    Yes you have – everyone has something to offer a credit union. You don’t need to be a financial expert or a wizard on the PC.  Not sure you can make the commitment?  Your credit union would expect some commitment – how much, is for you and your credit union to decide. Start with a few hours’ per month and see how it goes.  Ok, I’m ready. What do I do next?       If you are a member, speak to a member of staff, an informal chat with no obligations this will help you and your credit union decide what you want to do and where your skills can be used most usefully.

Anam Cara is holding a Celebration of Life Event for Bereaved Parents on Wed.3rd June  7:30 – 9pm   in the Silver Springs Hotel, RSVP before Friday 30th May to info@anamcara.ie or call 085 2888888. Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to all bereaved parents

Turner’s Cross Parish website:  We want to make our parish website an interesting and worthwhile location for both parishioners, those living abroad and visitors to keep up to date with what’s happening in our Parish  www.turnerscross.com  and the Diocesean www.corkandross.org/

Date for your Diary: Than annual Eucharistic Procession will take place in our City on Sun. 7th June.  Our own Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA  will be preaching at the ceremony.


   The coming of The Holy Spirit