19th March 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Lent (A)

Woman at Jacob’s Well

Jesus tells the woman at the well that he offers “living water, welling up to eternal life.”  He offers us the gift of the Holy Spirit, the gift of living water.  Every time we receive Holy  Communion we are united with Christ, who gives us life and causes us to experience the Holy Spirit within us as we are  invited to share the inner life of God the Blessed Trinity. God calls his people to union with him and with each other, union with Christ and union with the Body of Christ.

John Pridmore

PARISH MISSION                                                                  We welcome the St Patrick’s Community Mission Team to Cork and to our Parish of Turner’s Cross. Our Parish Mission runs from Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March


                              The Mission Programme  is as follows,                                        Monday: God’s Love
The amazing story of John Pridmore
Tuesday: God’s Mercy
A chance to meet Jesus personally
Wednesday: God’s Healing
Healing service (miracles abound)
Thursday: God’s gift of Mary
The love of Mary for us
Friday: Mass of the Holy Spirit
The most powerful prayer of the Catholic Church

Mission Evenings Monday to Friday start at 7.30 pm
and Everyone is welcome!
Mission Masses are at 10.00 am Monday to Friday and there will be a talk at each of the Mission Masses. There will not be a Mass at 6.00 pm during the Mission week, there will be a morning Mass at 7.30 am from Monday to Thursday

The Mission offers a great opportunity to find or rediscover meaning in our lives as we reflect on the mystery of God’s love for us, and experience his care as we are renewed.             

Mission Prayer
Heavenly Father,
We pray that our Parish Mission may be a time
 of grace and renewal for all.
We ask you to bless all the families in our Parish especially those who are experiencing difficulties.
Bless the old, the young, the poor, the sick, the unemployed and those in sorrow or despair.
Help us dear Lord to grow in faith and love of you.

LENT RETREAT DAY– with Fr Maurice Kelleher SMA, Sat 25th Mar. 10am – 4pm Sisters of Bon Secours Convent, College Road. Donation only. Lunch provided. BOOKINGS: Anne-Marie Whelan 0872209994 or email eavopost@gmail.com <mailto:eavopost@gmail.com>

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday mornings in Lent after the 10.00 am Mass until 11.00 am.

‘Gig na Gaelainne’ 25th of March in Cork City Hall, a selection
of Irish language choirs performing along with special guests Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Ger Wolfe and Seán Ó Sé. John Spillane MC. Tickets €12 from ProMusica and eventbrite.ie <http://eventbrite.ie> .

At the beginning of this year Pope Francis blessed a statue of Our Lady of Fatima before launching it on its pilgrimage to dioceses across the continent of Europe.  We are privileged to be hosting the statue in the City on 26th March as follows:
The statue arrives in Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne at 4:30 pm when Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place.  Mass at 5:30pm. Veneration until 7:30pm

Mother’s Day: Next Sunday 26th March.  The 12.00 noon Mass on that day will be offered for all our mothers living and deceased. Cards are available in the Parish Office this weekend and in the Sacristy during the week.  Cards are on display in the Parish Assembly notice board at back of Church.

Confessions:   Saturdays: after the 10am Mass & after Saturday Vigil Mass or ask one of the priests at any time.

South Parish/Turner’s Cross Summer Scheme A.G.M. Monday 20th March at 8.00 pm in South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street.

Bag a Bargain in Brú Columbanus at our Pre-loved Dress and Handbag Sale on Saturday 25th March at Brú Columbanus, Cardinal Way, Wilton 10.00am to 3.00pm.  Brú Columbanus is a charity that provides accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and the hospice, in particular relatives of sick children. For details phone: 021-4345754