March 28th 2010 – Palm Sunday

Confession after all Masses this weekend.
Pope Benedict in his letter to us last weekend said “I encourage you to discover anew the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to avail yourselves more frequently of the transforming power of its grace.” We have an opportunity to receive this sacrament today.

“Walk With Me”:   An excellent little book to help one pray during the Easter season – “Walk with Me” is available after Mass this weekend (Cost €1.30)
In Preparation for Easter:  Fr. Kerry & Fr. Charlie will visit the sick and housebound on Mon.29th & Turs. 30th.

Pope Benedict XVI Pastoral Letter to the People of Ireland
We welcome the Holy Father’s letter which was signed on Friday praying it is a means to renewal and healing for all those affected by clerical and relegious abuse and for all of God’s people. Copies of extracts from the Letter will be available at Masses this weekend and the full text and extracts are on the Parish Website:
Full Text Pastoral Letter:
Extracts from Pastoral Letter:
YouTube Video:

Divine Mercy:
The Novena to the Divine Mercy begins on Good Friday and continues until Divine Mercy Sunday 11th April. The novena prayers will be said in the Church each day, times at the Divine Mercy Shrine and on Notice Board.

Gramophone Recital: In Parish Centre on Tues. 30th March at 7.30pm. Presenter: Tom Maher

Trócaire Boxes:
can be returned at the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday  or to the Sacristy during the week

Easter Triduum Cards are available  from the office after Masses this weekend and during the week  The triduum of Masses will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

On Mon. 29 March the 6pm Mass, will be celebrate to mark the 5th Anniversary of the death of John Paul II (2 April 2005).

Shared Mass: This week the Shared mass will  be celebrated on Holy Thursday at 6pm

The Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. 12noon & 6pm:  We hope that the content will help us reflect on some of the many issues that challenge and concern us at this time. In the midst of our busy lives we pause to pray and reflect on the suffering journey of Christ as we accompany Him on his journey to Calvary.

Holy Week in Turner's Cross

May the new light of Easter shine in our darkness and fill us with renewed hope.
We hope that you can join us for the Easter ceremonies as they are the most assuring and uplifting liturgical celebrations of the Church Year.
We wish you and your families a happy, peaceful and joyful Easter.
Fr Kerry, Fr. Charlie & The Parish  Assembly

Mon. 29th, Tues. 30th & Wed. 31st March

Masses:  10 a.m. &  6pm Confessions after Mass each day

Thursday 1th April  HOLY THURSDAY
no morning Mass in Parish Church

Chrism Mass: 10am  Bishop Buckley concelebrates Mass in the Cathedral  on this Thursday     with the Priests of the Diocese,  blesses the Holy Oils to be used in the Parishes. All are welcome to attend this  Mass in the Cathedral.

The 'three days' begin on the evening of Holy Thursday with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. At this Mass we remember Jesus' gift of himself in his Body and Blood and his command to love one another. This command is exemplified in Jesus' washing of his disciples' feet on this night.

6.00pm   Concelebrated  Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Procession to Altar of Repose .  Bring  your Trocaire Box to this  Mass
Confessions after procession.

Quiet Holy Hour:   8.30 pm – 9.30 pm
"Can you watch one hour with me"

Friday 2nd April GOOD FRIDAY
No Masses today, A day of fast & abstinance

On Good Friday the Church gathers to listen to St John's account of the passion and death of Jesus. In the Prayer of the Faithful the needs of the Church and the world are prayed for and then people are invited to venerate the cross through which Christ 'brought joy to the world'.
3.00 pm  Solemn celebration of the Passion  of Our Lord      
Reading of the Passion / Veneration of the Cross / Holy Communion
Collection for the Holy Places  in the Holy Land

Stations of the Cross: 12 noon (led by the Laity) &  6.00pm
Confessions  after the Stations

Saturday 3rd April Holy Saturday

On the evening of Saturday the Church gathers again to celebrate the Easter Vigil. Christ's resurrection is proclaimed through scripture and song, and through the baptism of a new member into the Parish Community.

6pm Solemn Easter Vigil and Mass of The Resurrection
Bring candle & holder to Vigil
Confessions  11.30am -12.30pm    
Collection for the Priests of the Parish this weekend

Sunday 4th April EASTER SUNDAY

At Mass throughout the world Catholics share in the joy of the disciples who know that Christ has risen.
Masses:  9 am,  10.30 am & 12 noon  
Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter Sun. 12 noon, Mon, Tues.  at 10 am
Cards are available in Parish Office & Sacristy