27th May 2018 – Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

 Our redemption is the work and gift of the Blessed Trinity: the Son who offers himself, the Father to whom he offers himself and the Holy Spirit through whom he offers himself. This is the love we celebrate at every Mass.  
God is love, the love of the Father who is the source of all life; the love of the son who lays down his life for his friends, dies on the cross and rises again; the love of the Holy Spirit who makes us new and renews the face of the earth.   
Knowing that God is love teaches us to love and to give ourselves to others, as Jesus gave himself to us. Unselfish other-centeredness is at the heart of Christianity and in our practical experience the Other will always be a sister or brother for whom Christ died.
The fullness of Trinitarian life on earth, practised by the very first Christians (Acts 4:32-37), involves a spirituality of sharing, as commended by Pope John Paul and Pope Francis for our times. The new commandment “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34) amounts to an invitation to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity, the eternal Event of Love.

 Cork City Marathon, Sunday 3rd June, 2018.  There will be Traffic Disruption next Sunday during the Marathon, and access to the Church from South Douglas Road/ Skabeg and Curragh Road will be affected. Signs will direct traffic from the South Douglas Road onto the Cross Douglas Road, travelling via Douglas Road to the church gates on Capwell Road. On leaving the carpark, the signs will direct traffic to return the way they came, with limited access from the southern end of Capwell Road left only onto the South Douglas Road.  Curragh Road will be closed to traffic.  The Church and church car park will be accessible from Evergreen Road.

 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26th.
We have fifty-three coach spaces for travel to Dublin on Sunday 26th August.  If you wish to travel on the coach please give your name as soon as possible to the sacristy or to one of the priests, a booking deposit of € 5.00 is required, the total cost including meals will not exceed € 50.00. More detailed information will be issued shortly.

Indulgences: Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions to those who take part in World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next August.  A partial indulgence will be available to those unable to be in Dublin for the meeting but who follow it on radio and television.

A special collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 26th – 27th May for the cost of hosting the World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August. The five-day event will culminate in the visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

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:
[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,

 Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament   As we prepare for The Feast of Corpus Christi there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament next Saturday 2nd June from 2.30 pm until the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass. It is hoped to have people in the Church throughout the afternoon ~ TIME SHEETS are available at the church entrances.

Corpus Christi Procession: Our Annual Procession will take place in Cork city on next Sunday 3rd June, 2018, an hour later than usual because of the Cork City Marathon. We will gather at the Church here in Turners Cross at 3.45 pm and walk in procession to Daunt Square. Most Reverend Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns will preach. Come and join us.
 Our annual Corpus Christi procession brings Christ, and the love of Christ, into our streets; into all the suffering, isolation, loneliness, temptations and fears of our life; a blessing for our city and our parish.

 Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Sylvia Roche, Kilcolman Lawn, John King, Doyle Road, Jim Cripps, Loretto Park and Declan O’Callaghan, Capwell Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

 Our First Holy Communion Programme “Do This in Memory” concludes on Sunday week, 10th June at the 10am Mass.  After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí.

Ice Cream Sunday: Sunday 10th June is also Ice Cream Sunday in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. Ice Cream will be available outside the church after the ten and twelve o’clock Masses.

Poor Clare Vocations Afternoon, for young women considering a vocation, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, on Saturday June 16th    2 – 4.30 pm. “Come and see.”
Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com, <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Exam Cards are available in the Sacristy.

First Friday: We will visit as many of the sick and housebound as possible this week.

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 2nd June at the 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart starts on next Thursday 31st May and concludes to Friday 9th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers – blue leaflet – are available at the back of the Church.
 O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you

Cork Autism Conference 2018. Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Call 089 239 8900. More information from www.bookwhen.com/autismcork <http://www.bookwhen.com/autismcork> .

Bring flowers of the rarest – our May hymn to Mary. We encourage you to pray the Rosary (even one decade), during May. The Rosary is prayed here before the 10.00 am weekday Mass.