15th May 2016 – Pentecost Sunday

FullSizeRenderTurner’s Cross Parish Pilgrimage of Mercy in the City
We are holding our parish Pilgrimage of Mercy on next 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, Liberty St.  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 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.
Note:Those who wish to avail of a 6.00 pm minibus from Turner’s Cross to St Francis Church may leave their name in the Sacristy after Masses this weekend

church-bake-sale-clipart-1Parish Assembly Cake Sale takes place after all Masses this  weekend 14/15th May. In the Parish Centre.  Proceeds will be given to Cork Penny Dinners during our Pilgrimage of on next Friday 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.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers William Coughlan, Doyle Rd, John Murphy, Mercier Pk,  Andrew Farry, Curragh Rd,  Brenda Canty, Derrynane Rd and her son-in-law Douglas  Twomey who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

“Colaiste Stiofain Naofa  Plant Sale on17th/18th of May 9am to  5pm, shows the work of Horticulture students. Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, trees, & shrubs.  All welcome.”

45334047-closeup-shot-of-young-man-and-woman-discussing-on-note-happy-and-smiling-student-studying-at-the-libOur 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

Polish / Irish Dawn Mass Sunday May 22nd at 6.00am.  A celebration of the life of Pope St John Paul II in the amenity park at Blackpool Retail Park (next to the Reel Cinema).  Principal celebrant Bishop Buckley with Polish and Irish Priests and Choirs.

Moving Mountains trip to Kenya  Pub Quiz at the Beer Garden Friday 20th May 8.00 pm. For continuation of renovation of a Primary school in Embu providing education for children from the slums which surround Embu town.  We will be working with the local community and with the children from the Rescue Centre for Street children.

Little Nellie of Holy God: A talk on Little Nellie by John O’Donovan, as heard on 103FM, in the Parish Centre, St. Columba’s Church, Douglas, on Friday 20th  May @ 8pm

An invitation to members of our Parish Baptism Preparation Teams, our Parish Catechist to come together for an evening of prayer and reflection on the theme: “speak to others of Jesus”  Amoris Laetitia,  Tuesday 17th May 8pm to 9:30pm St Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel   Details from Sr Karen 021 4537601

Thank You:  Fr. Charlie Kiely wishes to thank you most sincerely for the collection taken up last weekend to support the work and administration of the Pastoral Development Office in the Diocese

Hispanic Festival for Victims of the Earthquake in Manta, Ecuador Saturday 21st Of May at 19:30pm at Aula Máxima, University College Cork. Proceeds to the Medical Centre, San Patricio Parish, Manta, Ecuador. Artists from Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Ireland, Tickets €20 from Togher Parish Office Mon – Fri from 10am to 12noon and at the door.