17th March 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day – 5th Sunday of Lent.


Pope Francis:  With great joy we welcome our new Pope.    His election may have taken many of us by surprise; but the more we learn about him, the more it becomes clear that his election is an inspired one and that his papacy will be inspiring. Our new Pope will help us to respond generously to the call to personal holiness.  At the very beginning of his papacy on Wednesday Pope Francis humbly asked that we pray for him. Let us do that.

20130315cnsbr14669         Pope Francis leaves the Sistine  Chapel after  His election

The Mass for the inauguration of the Petrine Ministry of Pope Francis will be on Tuesday March 19th, the feast of St. Joseph, at  8.30 am (Irish time) in St. Peter’s   It will be televised.

Vocations Information Day:  The Annual Cork and Ross Vocations information day will be held at St. Dominic’s Retreat Centre, Ennismore, Montenotte on Sat 23rd March from 10.30am to 4.00pm.  Further  information Fr. Tom Deenihan 0214301717, Canon Bertie O’Mahony 0214371684   See notice board.

imagesPenitential Celebrations next Sunday, Palm Sunday,         Holy Week begins. We will have an opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness. Confessions will take place after all the Masses next weekend 23rd/24th March   A number of priests will be available for confessions. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to Confession  and encourage members of the family to avail of the opportunity of Confession for Easter. As St. Paul says: ‘Now is the favorable time, this is the day of salvation.’   Please bring your  branch of palm to Mass next weekend they will be blessed at each Mass

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on the Wednesdays of Lent after the 10am Mass until 11am,

“Do this in Memory”:   the next Mass will be Palm Sunday 24th Feb. at 10am,  Meeting of parent class representatives  on this Tues. 19th March  at 7.30pm in Fr. Billy’s  house.

The Turners Cross Community Association:  invites you to a talk by Liam Higgins on old Turners Cross, learn some history through pictures on Wed. 20th March at 7:30pm in the community centre, Curragh Road  no charge, All Welcome.    Also  an historical walk and talk with Liam Higgins on local railways in the Turners Cross area on Sat 23 March. Meeting at Turners Cross Church at 3:30pm as part of the life long learning festival. All Welcome.

Stations of the Cross: every Friday during Lent at 5.30pm  before the 6pm Mass.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Rt. Rev. Dean Denis O’Connor former Parish Priest of Ballineaspaig,  Sr. Eithne Casey,  Presentation Convent, Turner’s Cross,   Barry Condon, Ashdale Pk. who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families and Communities.   May they rest in peace.

New Diocesan Directory 2013  We have acquired extra copies. €5 on sale at Altar Rail.

Sharing St. Patrick’s Day : The Parish Assembly invites those in our Parish who are of non-Irish origin to join us in the Parish Centre after 6pm Mass on this. Sat 16th March to mark St. Patrick’s Day.  Light refreshments will be served.

Youth 2000 will be hosting a youth retreat (16-35 year old) in Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, 22nd to 24th of March. A big attendance is expected donation only. Newcomers very welcome. The weekend – covering masses, talks, music, workshops, testimonies, meet new people.   Residential – so please bring a sleeping bag if you wish to stay overnight. Under 18s to download booking form from website.  information 086 3301766 or check out www.youth2000.ie

A Time of Reflection  As we prepare for Holy Week there will be time of Reflecion and Prayer in the Chapel of St. Finbarr’s Hospital,   Fr. Joe Kavanagh o.p. will guide us. The evening is for all who serve in our Parish of Christ the King and others who wish to join us.  All are very welcome 7.30pm  Thursday.  March 21st  (Parking available in grounds)

Parents & Friends Association of Bunscoil Chriost Ri: Fundraising – Musical Bingo Night on Friday 22nd March at  Evergreen Bar 9pm. Complimentary finger food,  spot prizes & great fun night assured. All welcome.

Trócaire reflects on 40 years of groundbreaking work with the poorest and most vulnerable people in the developing world.  To mark the Anniversary there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Buckley on 20th March at 7.30pm in Ballyphane Church all are invited.

Pilgrimage: To mark the Year of Faith  The Parish Assembly have organised a Parish Pilgrimage to Ballygriffin the birth place of Nano Nagle on Sunday afternoon  28th April   A bus will leave Church Grounds at 1.45pm.    More details later

There will be no 6pm Mass on Monday 18th March the Bank Holiday