6th November 2016 – Remembrance Weekend

purgatoryRemembrance Weekend:   Those who lost loved ones during the past year are remembered in a special way at all our Masses this weekend.  Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the  wonderful gift of family, kind neighbors and friendship.   All of us are shaped and  influenced by what has happened in the past.  That is why today and during November we  remember and pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence in our lives.

The Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls continues until Thursday 10th Nov.  Masses each day at 10am & 6pm    We all love to be remembered but if we wish to be remembered one day we have a duty now to remember.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
5th Nov.   St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm
6th Nov.   St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2.20pm
St James Chetwynd
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

13th Nov.  St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of our Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

A time to remenber
The great consolation of our November  remembering is that our connections are never broken.  When we face the emptiness, pain and  sorrow that come with grief we can feel  useless but our Church reminds us that we  are not powerless in the face of the tragedy  of the loss of someone we love. There is still  something we can do. Our prayers and acts  of remembrance and charity can assist our  loved ones on their journey back to God. November is always a reminder to us of how important is that we live fully in the present moment. If we live to give as much love as we can then death will never be the end of our human story. To love is to live eternally because it means we will have left a mark on others that will be passed on and shared with generations yet unborn.  The Christian faith is about living, not dying. We need to understand that. It is about living confident, courageous lives here and now. Christian faith is about living. It is about loving God and loving people. It is about making sure that the entire world knows the reason for the hope we have in our hearts. Jesus Christ was victorious over   the grave. And because he lives we too shall live.

Reflection 
In the rising of the sun and its going down………………….  We remember them
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter…..We remember them
In the opening of the buds and the warmth of summer…We remember them
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn..We remember them
In the beginning of the year and when it ends…………….. .We remember them
When we are weary and in need of strength………………..We remember them
When we are lost and sick of heart…………………………….We remember them
When we have joy and yearn to share ………………………..We remember them
So long as we live, they too shall live for they are part of us…We remember them
When we grow old and forgetful we still know………..God remembers them

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30th October 2016 – 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

images-1Feast of all Saints Tuesday 1st November.  Masses:  Vigil Monday 6.00 pm.  Tuesday 10.00 am & 6.00 pm

 Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls from Wed  2nd  Nov. to Thurs. 10th Nov, Masses each day at 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Novena envelopes available at the exit doors can be placed in the box at the altar rails.

 A Plenary Indulgence for the souls of the departed may be gained by visiting a church or oratory and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed between noon on November 1st and midnight on All Souls’ day (November 2nd), by all who confess their sins during the weeks before of after All Souls’ Day, receive Holy Communion  between the 1st and 8th November and pray for the Pope’s intentions.  The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain also gain a plenary indulgence once per day from Nov 1st to 8th.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 Remembrance Weekend 5th & 6th  November. All Masses will be offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2015.  Nightlights available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rail in their memory.   Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

imagesPRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES
5th Nov.   St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm
6th Nov.   St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St. Finbarrs Glasheen Rd. 2.20pm
St James Chetwynd
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

13th Nov.  St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of our Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

 South Parish Historical Society monthly meeting Wednesday 2nd November at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Guest Speaker Gerry White will speak on Ireland, Cork and the Battle of the Somme.  All welcome. Non-members €2

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 5th November at the ten o’clock Mass.

 Coffee Morning: This Wednesday 2nd Nov. after the 10.00 am Mass in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

 Prayer for Syria
Lord our God, father of all humanity; change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, so that peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.
May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria and upon our world until all conflicts cease and peace reigns on earth. AMEN

FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN PREPARING FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Learning about the Mass with Kath and Qumen

kath-and-qumen-aWhat do we do at Mass?There is a special name for all the people gathered together for Mass. They are called the Assembly or the Congregation. Everyone present helps to make the Mass a celebration of God’s love for us by:
• Joining in the prayers

• Standing, kneeling and sitting together at the right times

• Singing when there is music

• Listening carefully

• Offering our gifts to be shared

• Coming to the altar to receive holy communion or a blessing.

We are all part of the action!

In ‘full, active and conscious participation’.

23rd October 2016 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time

 Mission Sunday.  A second collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend as we support missionary activity abroad through our prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected help Churches who need financial support and are directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially.  Last year Irish Catholics contributed more than €1.7 million on Mission Sunday, and this collection was distributed to more than 1,000 young Churches in need. Contributions are used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians and female religious novices, and for the formation of catechists and lay leaders. Our Mission Sunday gift may also be used for building health facilities and for emergency aid. We remember the work of missionaries throughout the world including more than 1,300 Irish born missionaries.

Holy Land: Fr Kerry and the Turners Cross Parish pilgrims are near the end of their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Their weekend activity will include the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Calvery, visit to the Church of the Dormition of Our Lady and the Wailing Wall, Mass in the Ecole Biblique where Fr. Jerome Murphy O’Connor lived and worked for 47 years, and a visit to Fr. Jerome’s tomb. On Monday they return to Cork.  We pray that the pilgrimage will be a time of grace for our pilgrims and for our Parish.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Br. Enda (Matthias) O’Donovan, Br. Michael (Denis) McAuliffe, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, and Br. Terence Hurley, Presentation Brothers, Killarney who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families and community.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses:  All Souls’ Day, the Commemoration all the Faithful Departed, falls on Wednesday week, 2nd November.  The novena of Masses starts on that day and runs to Thursday 10th November with an extra Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays.  Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered at the Novena are available at the Exit doors and may be placed in the box at the altar rails.

Remembrance Weekend 5th & 6th  November. All Masses offered for our Dead remembering especially those who have died since November 2015.  Nightlights available at back of Church to light and place at the altar rail in their memory.  Those who lost loved ones during the past year will be remembered in a special way at all our Masses. Remembrance Weekend is an opportunity to give thanks for the wonderful gift of family, kind neighbours and friendship.  All of us are shaped and influenced by what has happened in the past and during November we pray for those who have died and acknowledge their influence on our own lives.

“Do this in Memory”   There will be a meeting of the Parent Representatives in the Parish Centre on this Monday 24th Oct at  7.30pm.  Our next Mass will be Sunday 30th October at 10.00 am

Safeguarding Children Policy: The Parish recognises and upholds the rights of all children and is committed to ensuring their safety and well being at all times. A copy of the policy is posted on the Parish Assembly notice board.  Our Parish  Safeguarding Children Officers are Deirdre Healy  and Rose Fitzgerald they can be contacted about any Child Safeguarding issues/ concerns on the parish mobile 087 2610276.

PRAYERS & BLESSING OF GRAVES

5th Nov.  St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2.00 pm
6th Nov. St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30 pm   (Bring container to for Holy Water)                                        St. Finbarrs, Glasheen Rd   2.30 pm
St James Chetwynd 3.00 pm
Douglas  3.00 pm
Rathcooney   3.00 pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3.00 pm

13th Nov.        St.Catherines Kikcully   3.00 pm

Don’t forget to pray at the Graves at the back of the Church

Ministries: We are appealing for volunteers for Ministries in the Parish, as Ministers of the Word (readers), Ministers of the Eucharis, members of the Baptismal Team, Church Carers Team or of the Church Choir. You can nominate a person or volunteer your own service. Collect a form in Sacristy or have a word with one of the priests.

Support for Bereaved Parents: Anam Cara is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd November from 19:30 to 21:00 in Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton. Open to all bereaved parents regardless whether the death was recent or not.

Bunscoil Chríost Rí, Turner’s Cross Your Local Co-Educational Primary School. Open Night, Tuesday, 25th October. View our extensive campus facilities 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
All Welcome.  Enrolment closing soon for 2017 – 2018.

 

16th October 2016 – 29th Sunday Ordinary Time

 PRAYER
Commenting on the parable of the Unjust Judge, Pope Francis says if the widow can bend the will of the Unjust Judge, then God, who is a good and just Father, will do justice to those who cry out to him day and night. All of us experience moments of fatigue and discouragement, especially when our prayers seem ineffective.  But Jesus assures us that unlike the unjust judge, God promptly answers his children, although this does not mean he does it in the time and manner that we would like. Prayer is not a magic wand, continues the Pope, it helps to preserve our faith in God, and to trust in Him even when we do not understand his will. In this, Jesus himself in his prayer at Gethsemane is our example.

Mission Sunday.  A second collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend as we support missionary activity abroad through our prayer, sacrifice and financial contributions. The funds collected help Churches who need financial support and are directed towards communities in need, both spiritually and materially.  Last year Irish Catholics contributed more than €1.7 million on Mission Sunday, and this collection was distributed to more than 1,000 young Churches in need. Contributions are used to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians and female religious novices, and for the formation of catechists and lay leaders. Our Mission Sunday gift may also be used for building health facilities and for emergency aid. We remember the work of missionaries throughout the world including more than 1,300 Irish born missionaries.

Frankfield/Grange Parish are holding two talks on the Eucharist given by Fr. Christy Fitzgerald P.P., Diocesan Director of Liturgy and Dr. Anne Francis, “The Eucharist, A Way to Pray, A Way to Live.” On  Monday 17th and 24th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre, Frankfield.

World Missions Ireland’s theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary.’    We are called in baptism to bring Christ to others, the gift we have been given, we are asked to give, as our Irish missionaries continue to bring the joy of the Gospel to people throughout the world. For further information on World Missions Ireland or to make a donation please visit <http://www.wmi.ie> .

Collection of Clothing:  Both Cork Simon and SVP greatly appreciated the items of clothing donated last week.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Noel Daly, High Street and Br. Enda (Matthias) O’Donovan, Presentation Brothers, Maiville,  who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families and community.

Focus Ireland:   There are over 6,000 people homeless in Ireland today and 1 in 4 now experiencing homelessness is a child. Focus Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with their annual bucket collection on Saturday the 5th of November in Cork city, to help raise vital funds to provide services for those experiencing homelessness. If interested in volunteering, please contact Margaret on 086 6042854 or colemanm@focusireland.ie

Marriage Encounter Weekend for married couples presented by Marriage Encounter Ireland at the Lake Hotel, Killarney 18th-20th November.  For more information or to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie <http://www.marriageencounter.ie>  or call 086-6670418/086-8334382

 

9th October 2016 – 28th Sunday Ordinary Time

 LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD OUR GOD
In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises the leper who returned to express his gratitude for being healed. It is good to give thanks and indeed giving thanks should be part of our daily life. Gratefulness is a way of life that can be developed, one single gift acknowledged in gratitude has the power to begin a change in us. Grateful living is prayerful living.

Eucharist means thanksgiving. We come to Eucharist as a community, to celebrate life together and to give thanks to God who has graced our lives, during the past week. At the end of the celebration, we are sent forth to love and serve the Lord in one another. Jesus, present in the bread and wine we have shared, challenges us to share life with others and to let the light of Christ shine forth from our hearts. Gratitude is an essential quality of faith.

Month of the Rosary
It’s probably fair to say, that for many younger Catholics, saying the rosary is something associated with an older generation. But at this time every year we are encouraged to see the rosary not as something of a bygone era, but as a real prayer. We are encouraged to use the rosary to reflect on different aspects of the life of Jesus. It is a Bible based prayer and invites us it to think about the principal parts of Christ’s life and the way in which we are is called to follow him. Some years ago Pope Benedict XVI commented on the month of the rosary saying: “It is as if every year Our Lady invited us to rediscover the beauty of this prayer, so simple and profound.”

Mission Month of October: The National day of Prayer for Children takes place on Friday next, the 14th October. Organised by the Society for Missionary Children, the occasion gives children a good opportunity to think of those children who are less fortunate, to pray for those less fortunate and to share with those less fortunate.Children have generous hearts, missionary hearts and so are open to the idea of including other little children in their thoughts.  The National Day of Prayer is now in its ninth year. For further information on the Society of Missionary Children or to make a donation please visit <http://www.wmi.ie> .

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

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

Aging Well Group for over 65’s. Find out more about physical and mental health, sleep habits, routines and interests, ways to overcome loneliness and safety in home and community. Meeting on Tuesdays starting 11th October for 8 weeks from 11am – 12.30pm at Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane. Free of Charge. Contact: Olivia 086-7871746  to book a place.

Ministers of the Word may collect copies of the Rota for October to November from the sacristy.                                                                                                                              Pilgrimage: Fr Billy will be on pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Thursday October 6th to Friday October 14th

Focus Ireland. There are over 6,000 people homeless in Ireland today and 1 in 4 now experiencing homelessness is a child. Focus Ireland are looking for volunteers to help with their annual bucket collection on Saturday the 5th of November in Cork city to the homeless. Please contact Margaret on 086 6042854 or colemanm@focusireland.ie.

Frankfield/Grange Parish invites you to two talks on the Eucharist given by Fr. Christy Fitzgerald P.P., Diocesan Director of Liturgy and Dr. Anne Francis: “The Eucharist, A Way to Pray, A Way to Live.”  Monday 17th and 24th October at 8.00pm in the Parish Centre, Frankfield.

The Catenians. The Catenian Association is an international brotherhood of Catholic laymen who meet socially, at least once a month, in local branches, known as Circles. Founded in 1908 in Manchester, there are over 10,000 members in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Malta, Africa, India and Bangladesh.  The Catenians are non political and are from all sections of professional and business life. The Cork Circle meets on the first Thursday of each month (except August) in the Rochestown Park Hotel. For further information see www.thecatenians.com <http://www.thecatenians.com>  and contact Ger Lowney on 086 3736691

 

2nd October 2016 – 27th Sunday Ordinary Time

increase our Faith
The apostles said to the Lord, increase our faith. We too are conscious that our faith is small, is weak and fragile. Jesus assures us that even a small faith small but sincere, to do things that seem impossible. Pope Francis recalls “many missionaries, men and women, who have overcome all sorts of obstacles to spread the Gospel. They have truly given their life”, but equally, “each one of us, in his or her everyday life, can bear witness to Christ, with the power of God, the power of faith, the small faith that we have, which is nonetheless strong”. We obtain this strength “from God in prayer. Prayer is the breath of faith: in a relationship of trust, in a relationship of love, dialogue cannot be lacking, and prayer is a dialogue of the soul with God”.

Mission Month of October: Mission Sunday falls on October 23rd and World Missions Ireland’s theme for this year is ‘Every Christian is a Missionary.’ We are called in baptism to bring Christ to others, the gift we have been given, we are asked to give, as our Irish missionaries continue to bring the joy of the Gospel to people throughout the world. For further information on World Missions Ireland or to make a donation please visit www.wmi.ie <http://www.wmi.ie> .

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

Training for Parish Catechists – Certificate in Catechesis. Two information sessions at the Blackrock Parish Centre on Wednesday 12th October 2:30 to 4:00pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm, dealing with the course and the ministry. Contact Sr Karen at the Pastoral Development Office  021 4537601.

South Parish Historical Society monthly meeting on Wednesday 5th October, 2016 at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street. Guest speaker Antoin O’Callaghan will speak on “The Churches of Cork City – All welcome, Non-members €2

Aging Well Group for over 65’s.Find out more about physical and mental health, sleep habits, routines and interests, ways to overcome loneliness and safety in home and community. Meeting on Tuesdays starting 11th October for 8 weeks from 11am – 12.30pm at Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane. Free of Charge. Contact: Olivia 086-7871746  to book a place.

Ministers of the Word may collect copies of the Rota for October to November from the sacristy.

South Central Community Safety Meeting Wed. 5th  October at 7.30 p.m. in South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street.

‘Unlock the Word’ a 6 week opportunity for young adults to unlock the treasure of scripture. Starting Tuesday 4th Oct 7.30pm in Casa Maria – opposite the Bon Secours Hospital, College Road. Further details: Anne-Marie Whelan, Evangelisation & Vocations Officer 0872209994 or www.bonsecourssisters.ie <http://www.bonsecourssisters.ie> .

An Invitation to Remember … Pregnancy or Infant loss.
Cork University Maternity Hospital Service of Remembrance on Friday 7th Oct. at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Western Road. All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss welcome.

The Parish Assembly: meeting this Monday 3rd October in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm, note date.

Pilgrimage: Fr Billy will be on pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Thursday October 6th to Friday October 14th

First Friday: As we now have only one priest on full time duty in the parish, calls are more difficult to complete.  Fr. Billy was unable to complete the September calls. He will visit as many as possible in the coming week before his departure to the Holy Land on Thursday, and will complete the remaining calls on his return.

Bunscoil Chríost Rí.  Annual Walk on Saturday 8th October from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.

25th September 2016 – 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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