12thMay 2012 – 6th Sunday of Easter (B)

The Truth
Today we find all kinds of people and movements who claim to be Catholic but who do not accept the teaching authority of the Church. The early Christians would not have accepted them as followers of the way. Today, because of so many challenges to Christian and Catholic faith, there is a counter movement to clarify what it means to be Christian and Catholic. There are extremes on the right and on the left. For those of us who are not so fiercely extremist, there is the simple way of accepting the Church as She is, the body of Christ; accepting the teaching authority of the Church as it is, the presence of Jesus in our world.
We come to the central theme of today: Love one another as I have loved you. Remain in My love. It is I who have chosen you.

Holy Hour: In preparation for the Eucharistic Congress in June we will continue with Eucharistic Adoration after the 10am Mass on each Wednesdays until 11am   “Can you not watch one hour with me”       

Turner’s Cross Gramaphone Recital: will be held on this Tuesday 15th at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre – Presenter: Tom Maher.

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for exams.

Second Collection for Parish Pastoral Services   will take place at all Masses this weekend 12/13th  May.  This collection is used to part-fund the personnel and services of the Pastoral Development Office which supports participation and partnership in parish life.   The news letter from the Pastoral Development Office is available at the back of the Church – a good read.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Helen O’Callaghan, Tory Top Rd, Bernadette McCarthy, Derrynane Rd. Peter Ghilfi, Hawthorn Villas, Tony Corrigan,, South Douglas Rd.  Margaret O’Malley, Greenhills  who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families  May they rest in peace.

Parish Assembly: will meet this Monday 14th May at 8pm in Parish Centre  Agendas can be collected in Sacristy

Eucharistic Congress: Times of Trains to Dublin on Sun. 17th June are on notice  board at back of Church. There is a red package with all the details of the Eucharistic Congress available at back of Church

'The Full Extent of His Love'
– Lectio Divina and the Eucharist with Fr. Brendan Clifford OP of the Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick on Sat May 26th, 10.30am – 1.00pm at Sacred Heart Hall, Western Road,. All welcome.  Details and bookings Anne Francis abfrancis@eircom.net  087-2282134

The Priests:
Appearing at Our Lady Crowned Church Mayfield Wed, 18th July at 8.pm  Tickets €20  Doors open at 7.00pm  Tickets available at  Parish Office, Mayfield  Phone: 021-4551276  &  Mayfield Credit Union

South Parish/Turners Cross Summer Scheme registration for this years scheme will be held at the South Parish Community Centre Sawmill Street (behind Fiat garage) on Mon. 14th May at 8 o' clock . The scheme caters for children between the ages of 4 to 15 years of age . All are welcome .

Viatores Christi Information and Recruitment Session: 19 May, 3.30 pm, SMA Parish Centre, Wilton.  Viatores Christi requires people from all backgrounds for assignments in Africa, Latin America, Haiti and Asia. For more information, please contact Colette, E: colette@viatoreschristi.com, Phone: 01-8689986 or log on to www.viatoreschristi.com                             

The Pastoral Development Office
invites members of Parish Pastoral Councils and Assemblies, Parish Clergy and all who are interested in exploring opportunities and ideas to engage with young people (teens and twenties) in our parish communities. We are hosting a gathering on Thurs 31st May in Conference Centre, Silver Springs Hotel  All meetings are scheduled for 8:00pm to 9:30pm followed by tea/coffee
It would assist us in our planning if interested parish groups would telephone/email Sr Karen at the office: 021 4537601 or 087 9161792 karen.kent@corkandross.org

Joyful Celebrations: It has been a week of joy and celebration in the Parish our congratulations to the  Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri who received the Sacrament of Confirmation and their First Holy Communion during the week,  We had lovely memorable ceremonies and say well done to the Children their Teachers, Parents and School Choirs who sang so beautifully.

Feast of Pentecost
May 27th is the Feast of Pentecost , The Novena to the Holy Spirit beginning Friday May 18th keeping the nine days in prayer for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  as we prepare for the Eucharist Congress and pray for our young people doing exams and preparing for exams.

Novena Prayer to the Holy Spirit (may be recited each day from the 18th—26th May.
Father, pour out your Spirit upon your people, and grant us a new vision of your glory, a new experience of your power, a new faithfulness to your service, that your love may grow among us and your Kingdom come: through Christ our Lord.  Amen. 
God the Holy Spirit, Comforter and Sanctifier, melt our minds that we may know your truth.  Strengthen our wills hat we may serve you faithfully.  Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.  Amen