June 14th 2009 – Corpus Christi

Eucharistic Procession
The 83rd Annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place on this Sunday, 14th June.
The sermon will be give by Mgr. Leonard O’Brien, PP. VG. Clonakilty.
Our Parish Group will assemble outside the Church here in Turner's Cross, ready to move off at 3.00 pm.  We encourage families to be part of this great public demonstration of our Faith – Christ present in the Eucharist.

Holy Communion
The month of May saw children of the local schools receive their First Communion. This year there were two ceremonies. Christ King Girls NS and Scoil Chriost Ri  A huge debt of gratitude is due to all who prepared the children: parents, teachers and priests and those involved in the “Do this in Memory”  programme.
First Communion is a major milestone in the life of the child but also for the family. Receiving Jesus for the very first time is an event none of us ever forgets. We pray that all these children will continue to grow in the faith, supported by the Christian witness and practice of the parents.

Thanksgiving for Lay Involvement in our Parish
As holidays are in the air it is time to say thanks to all groups and individuals who are helping to make Turners Cross a vibrant parish. It is impossible to thank everybody individually but we hope these words and the 10.30am Mass this Sunday – to be offered for your intentions will provide us the opportunity to say thanks.
All of us – laity and priests alike – need to remember that we are involved in the parish because we believe in Jesus Christ and we want to build up his kingdom in our area. We are all particularly concerned about the new generation and the importance of doing all we can to help them come to know Jesus personally and to appreciate what it means to be part of the Christian community, which is the Church.  We the Priests sincerely thank you for your continuing  support.

Novena to the Sacred Heart
Continues until Friday 19th June – The Feast of the Sacred Heart -. Leaflets with the Novena Prayers for each day are available at the back of the Church (pink sheet).  The novena prayers are said at the 10am Mass each day.
There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 10am Mass on Friday until 11am.

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

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

Eucharistic Congress Collection:
Pope Benedict has selected Ireland to host the next Eucharistic Congress in the year 2012. To help to defray the cost of preparing for and organising  the Congress there will be a Second Collection throughout  the Country at all Masses this weekend.

Offertory Collection: Last weekend €2,295.   Many thanks for your continued generosity

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Fearghal Draighneain, Green Lawn and James Casey, Rochestown who died recently. We extent our sympathy to their families.

What is the Mass?
This is the answer given by the document on the Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council:‘At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the soul is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’ Vatican Council II Sacrosanctum Concilium § 47

Knock Summer Youth Festival 2009
“You are the light of the world” 23rd-26th July.
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 http://www.knockshrine.ie/youthfestiva

Shortened form of the bulletin begins next Sunday until the end of the Summer.