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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Youth Day 2016 – Cork Event

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

29th May 2016 – Feast of Corpus Christi

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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 in the Word of God, which we listen to at Mass and read in the Bible, and in the sisters and brothers for whom he died.  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 and that unity with Christ will be fruitful to the extent that we are united with the those sisters and brothers.  If we are selective we 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 God.

 Corpus Christi ProcessionMany people have memories of the Corpus Christi imagesprocession when the monstrance with the Blessed Sacrament was brought around the parish. All groups in the parish were represented. Children scattered petals before the host and houses were decorated. The meaning of the feast was to bring the Lord into the streets of his people and to appreciate the gift he gives us of himself in the Eucharist. The procession still takes in our city and this Sunday we gather outside our Church at 2.50 pm to walk to Daunt Square where the ceremonies will take place.
Archbishop Neary of Tuam  will preach. Come and join us.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
This weekend 28th/29th of May a special collection will be taken up in all churches towards the cost of hosting this event in Ireland at the request of Pope Francis.  In 1994 Saint John Paul II called the first World Meeting of Families inviting families from across the globe to share faith, as well as share the challenges and celebrate the blessings of family life in society today. The Holy Father has attended every World Meeting of Families wherever it has been held and the Irish Bishops have invited Pope Francis to come to Ireland for this celebration.

The Novena to the Sacred Heart continues until the Feast of the Sacred Heart on next  Friday 3rd June.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish to  pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers – green leaflet – available at the back of the  Church.

Death: We remember in our prayers Josephine (Jo) O’Shea, Slieve Mish Park who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday 4th June after 10.00 Mass. Consider offering a lift to a neighbour who may be housebound.

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

Down Syndrome: Enjoy an Ice Cream – after the 10am and 12 noon Masses today. Ice Cream will be available outside the Parish Centre. Proceeds to Down Syndrome Ireland. Our thanks to the Parish Assembly who have arranged the event.

Our Parish Trocaire Lenten Campaign raised € 4,235, including over € 1,000 from Bunscoil Chriost Ri, thanks and congratulations to all.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul:  The May Church Gate collection amounted to €1,502.   The Society thanks you for your generosity and looks forward to your support with the June collection next weekend.

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

images-2Parents & Friends Association of Bunscoil Chríost Ri: Annual Fund raiser Friday 10th June at 8.00 pm at the Beer Garden Pub.  End the school year on a summer high – Finger Food and Sangria will be provided free of charge. Lots of spot prizes! Your support will be appreciated.

Pioneers: Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer Diocesan Mass at 8p.m. in St. Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd. Contact Sorcha on 086 3642619 or sorchaol@gmail.com

Celebrate the 8th: A pro-life gathering to defend the 8th Amendment outside the Dáil on Molesworth Street, Dublin, from 3.00 – 4.00 pm on Saturday, June 4th. Keynote speaker Melissa Ohden who was born alive after a failed abortion, other speakers include Heidi Crowter, a disability rights campaigner from the UK who has Down Syndrome. To book a seat on a bus from your area visit <http://www.prolifecampaign.ie> , or telephone 087 266 8702.

 

22nd May 2016 – Trinity Sunday (C)

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The gospel for today tells us that the Spirit of truth will lead us to the complete truth about God. Happily for us the gospel does not say when we will come to the complete truth. Perhaps this is because the evangelist knows full well that the God revealed by Jesus is not just a mystery to be solved. Every generation of Christians must make the effort to see where and how the God who creates, saves and sanctifies is speaking to us.
At the beginning of the third millenium it may well be that She is screaming at us through a hole in the ozone layer and in the voices of the hungry and oppressed who suffer so terribly in God’s beautiful world.

“Do this in Memory”  Programme 2015–16 concludes next Sunday 29th May  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 thanks to their teachers for being so helpful. Special thanks to the parents’ representatives who helped to organize the Mass each month.  A meeting of the Parents’ Representatives on this Monday 23rd May in  Fr. Kerry’s house at 7.30pm

Monstrance Exposition or the Most Blessed Saceament As we prepare for The Feast of Corpus Christi  there will be Exposition next Saturday 28th May  from 2.30 pm until the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass. It is hoped to have people in the Church throughout the afternoon ~ a TIME SHEET is at the back of the church.

jesus-stained-glass-10124096-225x300Novena to The Sacred Heart:  begins Thursday 26th May until the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday 3rd 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.

Jubilee of Mercy Pilgrim Walk.   Our thanks and congratulations to those who participated, a very good turnout in spite of the weather– a moment of grace for them and for all the parish.

Thank You:   The  Parish Assembly sincerely thank all who baked and bought cakes at the Cake Sale last week end. A total of  €1,838 was raised for “The Penny Dinners” and we prayed there during our Year of Mercy Pilgrim Walk on Friday. Well done to all and thanks again for your generosity.

 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
Next weekend 28th/29th of May a special collection will be taken up in all churches towards the cost of hosting this event in Ireland at the invitation of Pope Francis.  In 1994 Saint John Paul II called the first World Meeting of Families inviting families from across the globe to share faith, as well as share the challenges and celebrate the blessings of family life in society today. The Holy Father has attended every World Meeting of Families wherever it has been held and the Irish Bishops have invited Pope Francis to come to Ireland for this celebration.

Deaths: We pray for Leonard Corcoran, Greenmount, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.

Down Syndrome :  It is that time of year again, Ice Cream will be available  outside the Parish Centre after  the 10.00 am & 12 noon Masses on Sunday next 29th May 2016, all the proceeds will go Down Syndrome Ireland. Our thanks to the Parish Assembly who have arranged the event.    Your support will be appreciated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Eucharistic Procession will take place in our City on next Sunday, 29th May.   The procession is now in its 91st year. Three years ago Archbishop Brown preaching at the procession in Cork commented that we worship Jesus in our churches for fifty one Sundays of the year. On the feast of Corpus Christi we worship Him publicly in our streets.  This year Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam will preach the homily.  Our Parish group will depart from outside the Church next Sunday at 3.00 pm sharp.

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

Jubilee Year of Mercy Liturgy in Our Lady Crowned Parish Church Mayfield  25th May from 7:30 to 9:00pm.  A Liturgy of the Word with scripture, music and reflection led by David Lane (in his third year of preparation for the Permanent Diaconate in Cork and Ross) and Paul Montgomery (a Chaplain in Causeway Comprehensive School).  Voluntary contributions to support victims of the civil war in Syria.

South Central Community Safety Forum Wednesday 25 May 2016 At 7.30 pm.Deerpark School, St. Patrick’s Road. An  opportunity to raise community safety issues in your area. Contact Ursula Ramsell, Staff Officer, Community & Enterprise Section, Cork City Council, City Hall, Tel: (021) 4924703  (Direct Line) Email:   ursula_ramsell@corkcity.ie

Notre Dame University Folk Choir Concert/Workshop on Thursday 26th May at the Honan Chapel, UCC from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.  Participants will receive a music book, donation requested. To book contact Pastoral Development Office   021 4537601   or by email   karen.kent@corkandross.org

15th May 2016 – Pentecost Sunday

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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.