24th Feb. 2019 7th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

On Thursday Pope Francis spoke at the opening of the meeting in Rome on sexual abuse and the protection of minors.  He told the assembled bishops and other church leaders that he wanted to listen together with

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Eamon Martin

them to the Holy Spirit, and hear the cry of the little ones who plead for justice.  He said that the people of God expect more than simple and predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective action.  The Pope prayed to the Holy Spirit to sustain the Church throughout these days, and to help us to turn this evil into an opportunity for awareness and purification. May the Virgin Mary enlighten us as we seek to heal the grave wounds that the scandal of paedophilia has caused, both in the little ones and in believers.

 Morning Alpha Course
 Explore: life

As our evening Alpha Course is full, we are considering a second course following 10.00 am Mass on Thursday mornings starting on 7th March, the first Thursday in Lent, and continuing for ten weeks.  Each session will start at 10.45 am with tea/coffee and finish at 12.15 pm sharp. The new video material is really very good, and we are confident that those who have completed Alpha in recent years will also enjoy and benefit from this course. If you are interested, please contact Br. Andrew at 086-1522160.
“Friendships are made at Alpha”

 Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 10th – 15th June – 5 nights Full board.  Booking forms for pilgrims available from: Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork, telephone: (021) 4277959.  Enquiries for Special Sick/Assisted Section should be directed to the Pilgrimage Director, V. Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork, telephone (021) 4292296.  If you would like to participate in this pilgrimage as part of a Turners Cross Parish Group, please give your name to one of the Priests.

The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25 to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th to 15th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme – time for prayer, sharing in the story of Lourdes and making new friends. Limited number of places – for further Details contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Wednesday 6th March at 7:20pm in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents. More information at anamcara.ie or call 085 2888 888.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) Ireland are holding an information and support event for patients and their family members at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on Saturday, 2nd March  from 1.30 – 4.30pm.  Register on http://www.clli.ie or contact Annemarie at 086-4115195.

HOLY HOUR TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS on Wed. 27th February from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Presentation Convent, Pearse Road, Ballyphehane.  All are welcome – prayer followed by tea/coffee.

Talk and Workshop: Saturday 9th March 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Blackrock Parish
 Centre.  Address by Dr Dan O’Connell, f Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, a parent, parishioner and professional educator.  His address will be followed by a workshop on how to use the YOUCAT series in your parish, home, school as tools for handing on the faith.  Open to all – parents, parishioners, teachers, clergy, religious.  Contribution €5 per person to include workshop handbook. Reservations on 021 4537474 or pdo@corkandross.org.
Guided Faith Filled Lenten Journey
Six Wednesday evenings from 6th March  7.30pm – 8.45pm in SMA Community Centre, Wilton.  All welcome, including parish faith formation personnel / teachers / parents / young adults. Contact Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin on 087/7950325 or mairin991@gmail.com for details.

Cork Simon’s Coffee Morning Organise a coffee morning or afternoon tea during March in your workplace, school or home and help fight homelessness in Cork. Everything you need to organise your gathering is available from CSM, contact Margaret on 021 4929415 for your pack.

Anointing of Sick: Saturday 2nd March after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

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