4th March 2012 – 2nd Sunday of Lent (B)

The Transfiguration
‘Jesus took with him Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light.’  This piece from Mark's gospel is often called 'the transfiguration'.  Right throughout the Gospel stories Jesus himself transfigured people, the broken, the wounded and those lost by the wayside.  He touched in on the deepest parts of people and transfigured them by the power of God's love. How can this story apply to us?  If we understand the story as all about some form of change then we are presented with opportunities each day for us to changed and be touched by the power of God's love. God's love can penetrate the deepest of darkness. No story is hopeless or lost especially ours.  The invitation this Lent is to be open to the power of God's love in our lives.

Lenten Weekday Masses: 10am & 6pm. 
Weekend Masses: Sat. Vigil 6pm Sun. 10am & 12 noon. 
Confessions: Sat. after 10am & 6pm Masses
Holy Hour – Lent
On the Wednesdays of Lent there will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 10am Mass until 11am, including our Mass we will have an hour with the Lord. Why not join us for an hour each week.  Silence and prayer are the key to peace.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes
are available at the back of the Church.

Stations of the Cross;  Every Tuesday during Lent at 5.30pm before the evening Mass.  It was good to see the numbers last Tuesday.

The Bishops Commissions:
This second collection to be taken up next weekend 10/11th March, helps fund the work of the Irish Bishops Conference and its agencies and commissions.  These include Emigrants, Justice & Peace, Communications, CURA, etc.

Alzheimer Society meeting of the Saturday Club 10th March at Bessboro Day Care Centre.  From 2pm until 4pm.  Live Music from Finbarr and Paul  Light refreshments provided.  Free Admission.  All Welcome Contact 021 4972504

The Response after the Consecration during March & April will be
Priest: The mystery of faith.  People: We proclaim your death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again.

Thank You: The Parish Branch of St Vincent de Paul Society sincerely thank Turner’s Cross Community Association for their generous cheque of €480 received recently.

First Confessions: The Girls & Boys from Bunscoil Chriost Ri will make their First Confessions on Tuesday & Wednesday of this week in the Church at 7.30pm

‘Do this in Memory’
Meeting of the Coordinating Parents Group will take place in Fr. Charlie’s house on this Mon. evening 5th March. at  7.30pm.  to prepare for next Sunday’s Mass at 10am (note time)

Nemo Rangers Hurling & Football Street Leagues for boys and girls aged between 5 and 10 years will commence on Friday 30th March. Family Finals June 9th. Registration fee €10 euro per child or €15 euro per family. Registration forms can be obtained in the foyer of Nemo Complex Trabeg.

Cork South Parish Historical Society Monthly Meeting on  Wed. 7th March at 7:30 p.m. in St John's College, Sawmill Street. Guest Speaker Denis Barry will speak on Denis Barry – The Unknown Commandant.  All Welcome Non-members €2

Spring Dues
We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Spring Dues in the Sacristy after Masses this weekend 11th/12th  March

Mothers Day:  is Sunday 18th March  There will be a special Mass for all our Mothers living or deceased at 12 noon. Special cards are available in the Sacristy after Mass during the week and in the Parish Office next weekend.

National Lymphoedema Awareness Day:
Free public meeting on Lymphoedema aimed at post cancer treatment patients. Speakers; Darren Prince, Clinical Lymphoedema Specialist & Sheila Finn, RGN. Venue; The Pavilion Garden Centre, Ballygarvan on Tues. March 6th at 3pm. For further info, 021 4379672 www.thepavilion.ie