Fr. Kerry’s Golden Jubilee
Thanks and congratulations to all involved in the Mass of Thanksgiving and subsequent festivities to mark Fr Kerry’s Golden Jubilee last Wednesday. Firstly of course congratulations to Fr Kerry on reaching this wonderful milestone on his priestly journey, and our thanks to him for a really special and beautiful liturgy. We also thank him for the party in Rochestown Park Hotel which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Our thanks and appreciation to Cardinal Cormac who was chief celebrant and who spoke so eloquently about Fr Kerry’s priestly life of service to the people of God, to Bishop John for his attendance and warm words, to our deacon Ben Hodnett and to all the visiting priests. Special thanks are due to the Parish Choir and the Choir of Bunscoil Chriost Ri for the beautiful and memorable music. Thanks to all who helped in our celebration, and to the congregation of parishioners, family and friends who contributed so wonderfully to the liturgy. We are all indebted to those who helped behind the scenes with vesting arrangements, car parking and security, preparation of the church and to our utterly reliable and imperturbable Sacristan. Special thanks to the entertainers and to all who contributed to the wonderful festive atmosphere at the hotel. The Parish Assembly wishes to acknowledge all who contributed to the Presentation made by the Chairperson to Fr Kerry on behalf of the parishioners.
This lively and happy occasion was a tribute to Fr Kerry’s priesthood and to the faith in Turner’s Cross Parish. We pray that the Lord who restores life in today’s gospel reading will continue to protect and nurture the faith life of our parish.
Fr Kerry will be in Lourdes for the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage from the 11th to the 16th of June. If parishioners would like Fr Kerry to bring petitions to the Grotto, please place in box at altar rails by 3pm on Monday 10th June (no money to be enclosed).
Exam Masses & Prayers
Each morning we will remember the students sitting exams at this time they are in our thoughts and prayers and in our shared Mass every Friday at 10am, Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for Exams.
Parish Assembly Meeting
Monday June 10th at 8pm in the Parish Centre. Members not on email may collect their agenda from the Sacristy.
Feast of Anthony Blessing of Lilies
On Thursday 13th June the Feast St Anthony, the traditional blessing of lilies will take place at the 10am Mass.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Frank Murray of Douglas, Stephen Corrigan of South Douglas Road and Regina O’Neill of Loretto Park who died recently, we extend our sympathy to their families May they rest in peace.
Eucharistic Procession: Congratulations to all who participated in the Corpus Christi procession last Sunday and gave public witness to the faith of the parish.
Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: (St Joseph’s Young Priests Society) Sat. 22nd June, Bus (€25) will leave from in front of Bun Scoil Chriost Ri at 6.10am. Breakfast at Auburn Lodge, Ennis and a stop there on return journey for soup and sandwiches. Names to Irene Dermody Phone Irene 4963326 / 086-1726323.
Ministry of Parish Catechist The Pastoral Development Office has arranged training beginning in January 2014 in Cork. The two year course leads to a Certificate or Diploma. Successful candidates will be commissioned by the Diocese for this voluntary ministry working with parish clergy in sacramental preparation with families. Information sessions will be held in the Autumn.
St Finbarr’s Hospital Garden Party
The Annual Garden Fete will be held On Sat. 22nd June at St Finbarr’s Hospital between 1.30 and 4.30pm. Stalls will include Garden Produce, Baking, Books, Toys, Bric a Brac and more in addition to Fast Food and Ice Cream vendors. Cllr Kieran McCarthy will once again conduct a historical walking tour of the Hospital, starting at 12 noon. Lots of fun and entertainment, admission free. The Hospital Residents look forward to the day’s entertainment and a chat, why not come along and give your support, and maybe get a bargain as well.