6th April 2014 – 5th Sunday of Lent (A)

CONFESSION_1CONFESSION:  Pope Francis said he goes to Confession every two weeks. He said we are all sinners knowing that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, but also knowing that having a priest say “I absolve you” reinforces belief in God’s mercy. We all need this.”   Pope Francis said he knows some people are embarrassed to confess their sins to a priest, but it is the best path to spiritual healing and health.    We have the  words of absolution from the priest, the certainty of forgiveness.   True preparation for this Sacrament involves taking stock of the overall pattern of my behavior, my attitudes, and trying to identify what’s holding me back from living a wholly integrated life with others and with God. Next Sunday, Palm Sunday. We will have an opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness. Confessions will be available after all the Masses  A number of priests will be available for confessions.   

palm-branch-crossPlease bring your  branch of palm to Mass next weekend, they will be blessed at each Mass

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Tuesday next 8th April  in Parish Centre  at 7.30pm

Parish Assembly: will meet on this Monday 7th April (note date) at 8pm in the Parish Center  Collect agenda in Sacristy.

“Do this in Memory”:   the next Mass will be Palm Sunday 13th April. at 10am,  Meeting of parent class representatives  on this 7th April  at 7.30pm in Fr. Kerry’s  house.

Please Note:  The morning Mass on next Friday will be at 9am  because of Confirmations at 10.30am  Morning Prayer (Lauds) after 9am Mass

lentWeekday Masses 10am & 6pm. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday after the 10.00 am Mass until 11.00 am.      On Friday  Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church after the 9am & 6pm Masses.   Leaflets will be available.

Deaths: We extend our sympathies and prayers to the families of  Gretta Caulfield, O’Connell Cres,  Maureen Buckley,  South Douglas Rd.,Anne Harrington,  Greenhills Estate,   Jimmy Kehoe, Hawthorn Villas, and   Nina Giltinan, Derrynane Rd. . May they rest in eternal peace.

Diocesan Needs Collection next weekend 13/14thth April  This collection is made on a quarterly basis in order to alleviate the large deficit which has occurred over a number of years and for years to come we appreciate you help  ….. Bishop Buckley

images-1Parish Mission: will begin the weekend of the  26th April to 30th April,   Fr. Adrian Crowley will be with us, He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin and has worked on overseas missions in Latin America & Africa.  It  will be a time of  grace and blessing for us all. The theme of our Mission “The Joy of the Gospel”  echoing the title of Pope Francis best selling book The Joy of the Gospel.  On the opening night Sun 27th April we will be celebrating the joy of the canonization of Pope John  and  Pope John Paul.
Appeal:  We would appreciate if some parishioners would help us in distributing the leaflet regarding  Holy Week and The Parish Mission to all the homes of the Parish during the coming week.  We will meet in the Parish Centre on Tues. 8th April at 7.30pm.  Your help would be very welcome.

Turners Cross Community Association: Life long learning festival  – introductory talk on Monday 7th April on Positive Psychology (mindfulness) with Judy Phelan at 7:30 in the community centre Curragh Road (next to Credit Union)   On Thursday 10th April an informative talk on Cork and the Great War by Jerry White at 7:30 in Community Centre. Free entry for both talks.  All welcome.

Thank You:  The Parish Assembly  thank all who contributed  on Daffodil Day and helped to  raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society. € 510 was collected.  Many thanks.

Ministers of the Word: can collect their rota and readings for Holy Week in the Sacristy

Diary-DatesDates for your Diary:
11th April : Parish Confirmations with Bishop Buckley  10.30pm
13th April:  Palm Sunday Holy Week begins  Confession after all Masses
20th April: Easter Sunday
27th April :  Parish Mission begins with Fr.  Adrian Crowley,  Canonization of Popes John XXIII & Pope John Paul II,
10th May: First Holy Communions

Funeral Ministry Team: will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 6th May at 8pm

Permanent Diaconate: In April 2013 the Permanent Diaconate was introduced in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.   Permanent Deacons have recently been ordained in other Irish Dioceses.   In our diocese a number of candidates are presently undertaking the Introductory Year.  The next Introductory Year will commence in September 2014.  Those interested should contact their local priest or Fr. Bertie O’Mahony at Parochial House, Model Farm Road,. Tel: 4346940 / 0872519940.

Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter Sun., Mon, Tues.  Cards are available in Parish Office & Sacristy

The Alzheimer Society The Carers Support Meeting will take place on Wed. the 9th April from 3pm to 4.30pm Day Care Centre in Bessboro.   Saturday  Club 12th April at 2pm. Music:  Emily McHarg –  refreshments    All Welcome