May 24th 2009 – The Ascension

The Ascension
In the Church's liturgical year the Ascension falls forty days after the Resurrection and ten days before Pentecost. The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven is the completion of the Paschal Mystery. Jesus shows us that where he has gone, we are to follow. Before his departure Jesus had some final messages for his apostles. "I will go and prepare a place for you. I am with you always. The Holy Spirit will come. Go teach all nations.  "These final messages of Jesus, before his Ascension were both comforting and challenging for his apostles, and are the same now for all who choose to follow Him.

Golden Jubilee
Our congratulations and good wishes to the three priests from our Diocese who this month are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of their Ordinations  – Canon Donal Linehan, PP Ballinora, Mons Kevin O'Callaghan, PP Ballineaspaig, and Canon Michael Riordan, PP Togher, who were ordained in Farranree on May 23rd, 1959.  (along with the late Fr Sean Buckley RIP  who served in Christ the King Parish)

Masses for Exams
All those preparing for or doing exams will be included in our Shared Mass offered each Friday Morning at 10am.  Special Exam Mass Cards are now available from the Sacristy

We remember in our prayers Lelia O’Connor,  Summerhill South and Liam Lynch, Doyle Rd.  who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Knock Pilgrimage
St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society,  Christ the King Branch Sat 27th June. Bus departs from Turners Cross Girls N.S. Evergreen Rd at 6.40am sharp.   Details on notice board at back of Church or Contact Irene Phone  4963326

Offertory Collection last weekend €2,416.   Many thanks for your continued generosity

Date for your Diary
Wed. 3rd June the Leaving Cert. Exams begin, the 10am Mass on that day will be offered for all those doing exams.
Sun. 14th June. Feast of Corpus Christi.  The Eucharist Procession through our City will take place.

Turners Cross Community Games
Would like to invite all boys and girls between 7-16 years to an Athletics Evening on Tues. 26th may at 6.30pm at Br. Colm’s Park (adjacent to old Nemo Rangers pitch.)
Enquiries: Sean Delea  086 3033472

Turners Cross Day Care Centre
invite you to an open morning in our physiotherapy dept. on Mon. 26th May from 10am -12noon. It is an opportunity to bring along your walking sticks, frames, wheelchair etc., to see if they are still suitable for their intended purpose. There will be no physiotherapy available.  All welcome.

to Dean Denis O’Connor P.E. of Holy Spirit Parish, Dennehy’s Cross  and Sr. Eucharia Buckley of the Presentation Sisters who received the Freedom of our City at the City Hall on Friday last in recognition and appreciation of their outstanding services to the Church and the Community.

On this World Communications Day we are reminded that we  are called to proclaim the Good News by our words and our actions also through the The Catholic Press – The Irish Catholic, The Catholic Times and The Universe are available at the back of the Church – support the Catholic Press.

Cork Theology Forum
Out of the Depths  “A Biblical Prespective on Suffering”
Thursday 18th June 2009, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
St. Finbarr's College, Farranferris, Redemption Road,
Speakers  Evelyne O'Callaghan  Theme :  Exploring Pain in the Bible
Fr.Tom Riordan  Theme:  Why Suffering? A Biblical Prespective. Anne Francis  Theme:  The Spirit as Companion in our Suffering
Registration fee €15, paid-up members €10.
Coffee, tea & soft drinks provided, please bring food to share. More details on our web-site; <<A href=""></A>>    087-228 2134

Gramophone Recital: will be held in the Parish centre on Tues. next 26th May at 7.30pm   Presenter: Matt Farrell

Student’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come Holy Spirit, true source of
light and fountain of all wisdom.
Come to aid my intellect, send away
any anxiety and worry that surrounds
me during my studies and exams.
Give to me the sharpness of mind to
understand, a retentive memory,
method and ease in learning, the
clarity to comprehend and abundant
grace in expressing myself. 

Knock Summer Youth Festival 2009. “You are the light of the world”  23rd-26th July 2009.
Need a weekend out? Well grab your sleeping bag and head to Knock Shrine to join hundreds of other young people for a weekend different to any other. The youth festival will run for four days and over the four days there will be inspiring talks, amazing workshops, music by Elation Ministries, prayer, reflection and loads of time to  chill out and meet new people.
For more information call (094) 9388100 or 087 6927850 or check out <A href=""></A>.

Alan Kelleher, South Douglas Rd & Aisling O'Sullivan were married recently in the Sacred Heart Church, Belgooly, we wish them every happiness.

World Communications Day.
We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.’ Nelson Mandela
For the past year or so world news has been dominated by negativity, evolving around a global economic recession. Good news stories seem scarce and World Communications Day was an attempt to put balance into how we communicate with each other. It’s all about confidence. Am I confident enough to believe that God is a gentle yet significant presence in my life? Am I confident enough to believe in my own light? Am I confident enough to believe in my own goodness? Good balanced communication gives us the freedom to speak, allows us to listen fairly and allows us to nurture good news when it might otherwise be lost.
James McSweeney

Support the Catholic Press.
The Catholic Papers – The Irish Catholic, The Catholic Times and The Universe are available at the back of the Church.