28th January 2018 – 4th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

St. Brigid: Thursday 1st February, Secondary Patron of Ireland. Lá le Bríd coincides with longer days and the beginning of spring. We ask for her intercession for a new springtime for the faith in Ireland, may we face our many challenges with confidence.

Candlemas Day: Candles will be blessed at 10.00 am Mass on Friday 2nd February, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and World Day for consecrated life, when we commemorate the presentation of the child Jesus in the Temple. Beeswax candles (€2.00) are available at the back of the Church. It’s always good to have a blessed candle in our homes

Feast of St Blaise – Traditional blessing of throats on Saturday 3rd February after the 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Vigil Masses, and after 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses on Sunday 4th February.

Anointing of the Sick. Sunday 11th February is World day of the Sick, and the February Anointing of the Sick will be deferred until Saturday 10th February after the10.00 am Mass

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound this week. If you would like a visit please contact us.

The Poor Clares Monastery, College Road, Cork “Come and See” Vocation afternoon, Saturday 10th February, 2 – 4.30pm for young women considering a vocation. Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com <mailto:vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com> www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 7th February at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As we will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 6th February or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

A parent and toddler group has started in the Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road (next to the Credit Union), at 10.00 a.m. each Tuesday morning, all parents and new parents are welcome. For further information please contact Linda McKernan on 087 1962025.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centres (Cork University Hospital and the Bon Secours) are currently looking for volunteers to support cancer patients and their families. Duties will include – welcoming patients and their families into the centre, talking, listening and identifying their needs, then signposting them to appropriate sources of information and support. Training will be provided. For more information please contact: Deirdre Murphy on 01 231 0564 or email dmurphy@irishcancer.ie <mailto:dmurphy@irishcancer.ie>