19th June 2016 – 12th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Cork and Ross Pastoral Development Office will hold an evening Vigil and Mass in Saint Columba’s Church and Parish Centre in Douglas,  on Saturday 30th July from 8pm to Midnight to coincide with the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland with Pope Francis.  Music, inspiring talks, prayer, food, confession, adoration, discussion groups and live links to Krakow throughout the evening.  The event will conclude with Concelebrated Mass at 11pm.  Open to young adults 18-40 and young people 16-18 accompanied by parish group leaders.  A contribution of €10 per participant is asked and registration is essential –registration forms available from the Pastoral Development Office telephone 021 4537601.

 Pope’s Collection:   next weekend  25/26th June. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.  Let us always keep Pope Francis in our prayers.

Pioneers:   Gold, Silver and Diamond jubilee pins will be presented at the Pioneer  Diocesan Mass  which will take place at 8p.m. in St.Columba’s Church, Douglas on June 22nd. Contact Sorcha on 0863642619 or sorchaol@gmail.com <mailto:sorchaol@gmail.com> .

St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd:  Mass in St. James’s Cemetery, on Tues.  21st June at 7.30 p.m.

Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training in Cork in August 2016. For more info contact our training dept. on 0579370221.
 Low Gluten Hosts: The hosts used at our Masses are supplied by Altar Bread Supplies Limited, Farranferris, Cork.  The Coeliac Society of Ireland issued a statement regarding the new “low gluten” hosts supplied to us.  The Society reviewed the recent laboratory analysis certification for these hosts. They contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten and Coeliac Society of Ireland regards them as gluten free, although Catholic legislation requires that they be labelled as “low gluten.”  We will be informed of any changes in the ingredients or production processes, including warnings of potential cross-contamination.  Further information or clarification required may be obtained from the Food Manager at the Coeliac Society, phone: 01 8735101, email: foodmanager@coeliac.ie.