March 2nd 2008 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Mothers Day
On this Sunday 2nd March.  The 12 noon Mass will be offered for our Mothers living or dead. If you would like your mother to be remembered special cards are available at the Parish Office.
“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life”
Lots of cards and gifts will be given to many mothers today. But no gift or card can ever sum up the uniqueness of our mother. Nothing can ever sum up the impact of our mother in our lives.
Today Mother’s day is a day to celebrate and a day to thank God for our mother. It is also a day to remember mothers who are deceased and their memory will never be forgotten.
Lord you know better than anyone the impact of a mother
Your own Mother Mary journeyed with you from the stable to the foot of the cross.  We ask you to shower many blessings on all our mothers today.

Collection next weekend – The Bishops' Commissions-
This collection helps fund the work of the Irish Bishops Conference and its agencies and commissions.  These include Emigrants, Justice and Peace, Communications, CURA etc.

To Nemo on winning  the All Ireland S.F.C. Semi-Final against Ballina Stephenites in Ennis last Sunday.   Roll on 17th March in Croke Park.

Beginning Experience
There is a special heartache for those who find themselves single again.  Now there is help.   For information contact Beginning Experience, Family Ministry, 34 Paul Street, Cork. Tel: 4275136  Next Beginning Experience Weekend from 7th to 9th March in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte.

Do this in Memory
We welcome the Children preparing for First Holy Communion and their Parents to our “Do this in Memory Mass” this morning.  The Boys will be making their First Confession on Wed. 5th March and the Girls on Thurs. 6th March.  in the Church at 7.30pm

'Fairtrade Fortnight' takes place from 25th Feb-9th March.  Fairtrade means that third world producers get a fair wage for goods such as coffee and cocoa beans and bananas that they produce.  Come along to the new College of Music on Union Quay on Friday, 7th March from 11am-1pm for a cup of Fairtrade tea/coffee and meet cocoa producers from Ghana who will talk about the difference that Fairtrade has made to the lives of their family and community.

We offer sincere and prayerful sympathy to the families of:  Nora Long, Upper Doyle Rd. and Breda Hurley. Capwell Ave. who died during the week. Lord grant them eternal peace and joy, and to their families  and friends strength and comfort.   

We welcome into the Christian Community  Jacob Mark Crowley, who was baptised recently.   

Spring Dues
Our sincere thanks to our Area Collectors who delivered and collect the envelopes for the Spring Dues during the week.

Game of Cards
If you like to play cards, then come along to Turners Cross Community Centre (next to credit union) on Tuesday 4th March at 2pm. All are welcome

Over 60s Talent Competition
A heat of the Over 60s Talent Competition will be held in Turners Cross Community Centre on 3rd of April. The organising committee is now looking for participants. Music will be provided. Anyone interested in performing on the night is asked to contact Alan Kennedy on 087-6973206

Cork South Parish Historical Society
Monthly Meeting on Wed. 5th March 2008 at 8 p.m. in St John's College – Sawmill Street, Cork. Guest Speaker Pádraig ӒCuanacháin will speak on The National Monument – Cork’s Tribute to our Patriot Dead All Welcome Non-members €2.

Turner's Cross/South Parish Summer Scheme
A.G.M. on Monday 3rd March at 8.15pm in the Community Centre Sawmill St.
The scheme has been a great success for the past 30 years, due to the great support from parents and friends. To ensure another fantastic year, your attendance is essential.

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes (11th – 16th June.)
Will all those who have given their names and intend to travel please pay their deposit (€200) in the coming days at Turner’s Cross Credit Union, ask for Mary Sheehan.

Parish Assembly
There will be a meeting of all the Members of the Parish Assembly in the Parish Centre on this Mon. 3rd March at 8pm

The Easter Triduum Cards are available in the Parish Office. Mass Cards and Cards for the Friday Shared Mass are available in the Sacristy after Mass. The Shared Mass every Friday at 10 am is offered for the sick, for those who have died and for your special intentions.

Parish Visitation
Fr. Kerry will continue visiting Connolly Rd. during the week.

Social Group for Older Men
After  a very enjoyable first meeting on Monday the 25th of February – this group of men would like to extend an invitation to our next meeting on Monday the 3rd of March at 7.30pm in The Turners Cross Social Centre when we discuss views on the G.A.A.

Little Turners Playgroup
25 Capwell Rd. – Limited Afternoon places available at our Community Playgroup (Mon-Fri)

Helpers needed for Lourdes
Invitation to all young people/ adults who would like to come to Lourdes in June, July or August as a helper to the sick and invalid. Also Adorers needed to pray before the Blessed Sacrament in Lourdes this summer.  If interested please contact Máire Smye of C.L.M. on 023-33273.