4th March 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

Encountering Family in the Gospel:    Exploring family life in the Gospels in the light of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, on the joy of love in the family.  Wednesdays 14th, 21st, 28th March, 7:30 to 9:00 pm in Parish Centre.  Facilitated by Sr Karen– all welcome.

Prayer for Families
God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love.  Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[We pause and remember family members and others by name].
Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love, Make us always grateful
for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen

Evening Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays of Lent.

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

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

First Confessions: Girls & Boys from Bunscoil Chríost Rí will be making their First Confessions on next Wednesday 7th March at 7.30pm   We pray for them, for their parents & teachers.

Mother’s Day: Next Sunday 11th March.  All our mothers, living and deceased, will be remembered at the 12.00 noon Mass on that day. 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 the back of the Church.

Parish Assembly:  Meeting this Thursday 9th March in Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th – 16th June Our Turner’s Cross Parish group will be part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage staying in the Hotel La Solitude. Booking forms available in the Sacristy.

Lourdes 2018–Young Adult Helpers. The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites Young Adults 18-25-year-olds to come to Lourdes as helpers from 11th to 16th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme as well as time for prayer, for making new friends and sharing in the story of Lourdes.  Limited number of places, applications are now closing. For further details contact Fr. Charlie Kiely 021-4537603, Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork or email: charliekiely@gmail.com

Aer Lingus/Tuskar Rock Airplane Crash, 50th Anniversary Mass on 25th March, 2018 at 12 noon, Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane.  All Welcome.  Please pass this information to any relatives/friends (at home or abroad) of those who died.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church. Last Lent we raised € 4,204 for Trócaire.

Rally to save the 8th.  Saturday 10th March, 2018 in Dublin.  Busses leave from outside St. Mary’s, Pope’s Quay at 8.45am. Mass in St. Mary’s 8.15am.  For further information contact Gillian on 089-4029445

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 7th of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

The Cork Simon Coffee Morning Campaign is taking place again this year in the month of March. Would you consider holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Cork Simon?  A great way to get everyone together and support the fight against homelessness.  If you’d like to know more about how to host your own Coffee Morning 021 4321 166, email coffeemorning@corksimon.ie or visit the Cork Simon Website www.corksimon.ie/coffeemorning/

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

“Do this in Memory” Mass on this Sunday 4th March at 10am.