8th May 2016 – The Ascension of the Lord

REPRO FREE 12.12.2015 Bishop John Buckley, Cork and Ross Diocese opening the Door of Mercy at St. Francis Church, Liberty St., Cork to mark the opening of the Jubilee of Mercy which was inaugurated by Pope Francis last week. Picture: Mike English.

Bishop John Buckley opens  “The Jubilee Holy Door of Mercy” in St. Francis Church to mark the beginning of the Year of Mercy last December.

Turner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City
We are holding our parish Pilgrimage of Mercy on Friday evening 20th May.  Those who wish may leave their cars in the South Parish Church car park from where we will leave at 6.00 pm to walk to St Francis, others may join us at St Francis at 6.30 pm for the start of the pilgrimage. We will follow the Diocesan programme, walking to the five Pilgrimage Stations representing Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.  These are:
1. the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Door at St Francis Church,
2. the Cork Penny Dinners, Little Hanover Street,
3. the Shrine of the Holy Souls in Ss Peter and Paul Church,
4. the Trocaire Office in Cook Street
5 St Finbarr’s South Parish Church, Dunbar Street (including the shrines to Venerable Nano Nagle and Venerable Mary Aikenhead).

The pilgrimage provides an opportunity of responding to Pope Francis’ invitation to us all to participate in the Jubilee of Mercy and of availing of the plenary indulgence associated with the Holy Door, extended by the Pope to every diocese in the world.  We will conclude with Confessions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the South Parish Church, finishing around 9.00 pm.

logocpdParish Assembly Cake Sale after all Masses next weekend 14/15th May.  The Parish Centre will be open from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Saturday 14th May  to accept donations of cakes.  All proceeds will be given to Cork Penny Dinners during our Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City on May 20th.  Cork Penny Dinners serve over 1,000 meals every week and provide a warm, dry place to sit and eat, with a welcoming atmosphere, no questions asked, no judgements made. Regardless of ability to pay, all are welcomed with courtesy.  Your support will be appreciated for our Cake Sale.

imagesFirst Holy Communion:  The Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 14th  May  at 10.30 am Mass.  We wish the young people and their  families and teachers a very happy day. Note that there will be no Mass at 10.00 am.


Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office this weekend Saturday & Sunday 7th and 8th May.  The collection funds training for Parish Assemblies and Pastoral Councils; training and resourcing parish ministries such as Parish Catechists, RCIA teams, Visitation teams, Baptism Preparation Teams, Young Adult and Youth Ministry; and ongoing formation for all engaged in parish ministry, talks, conferences and courses for clergy, religious and laity.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet on Tuesday 10th May  at 7.30 pm

Parish Assembly: Meet on Monday 9th May at 8.00 pm.

 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.

Bring flowers of the rarest – this hymn to Mary will be sung during May. We encourage you to pray the Rosary, (even one decade), particularly during these weeks of May. The Rosary is prayed every morning here before the 10.00 am Mass.

Frankfield Gospel Choir at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Saturday 21st May at 7.30 pm in aid of Cork 96 FM Giving for Living Radiothon, supporting Cancer Services in Cork. Tickets € 10 from www.radiothon.ie <http://www.radiothon.ie>  or phone 021 4274076.

photoLeicester City link with Turner’s Cross: A son of Turner’s Cross Frank O’Farrell was manager of Leicester City 1969-72  and  brought them to the Cup Final in 1969.  Our congrats to Frank who laid the foundation !!. and to his  brother Matt and sister Josie Casey who live in the Parish.

The Pro Life Campaign: public information meeting Thursday, 12th May in Silversprings Hotel, Cork at 7.30 pm on “The 8th Amendment – Ireland’s Right to Life Amendment.” The aim is to provide information on the current situation, the meeting will offer ideas on how to get involved and help.  All welcome, for more information contact (01) 662 9275 or visit www.prolifecampaign.ie <http://www.prolifecampaign.ie> .

Mission Awareness: Sr Julie of The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (the Ardfoyle Sisters) who spoke at Masses on the 23rd/24th April wishes to thank parishioners for their generous support, the exit collection amounted to € 1,210.