19th May 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter (C)

Death:  We pray for Miah McSweeney late of Congress Road who died in the USA.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we pray the Rosary in May at 8pm at local Grottos, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

The SMA National Novena in honour of our Lady of Knock from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th May at the African Missions Church, Blackrock Road and will end on Saturday 25th May, with our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock. The Novena will be celebrated each evening at 7.30pm (except on Saturday 18th May when it will be at 7.00pm). Contact SMA 021-4292871.

Padre Pio Pilgrimage (Visiting Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo & Shrine of St Michael the Archangel) 9th -13th October, Cost: €699 per person sharing.  Spiritual director: Fr Ben Hodnett. Full details on ww.marian.ie <http://ww.marian.ie>  or Marian Pilgrimages 01-8788159

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for Vocations:  will be hosted by the Ursuline Sisters on Monday 27th May from 7pm to 8pm in the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock T12 X982 (access from Convent Road). Cup of tea to follow – all are welcome.

Thank you from the Pastoral Development Office – Fr Charlie Kiely wishes to acknowledge your generosity to the annual collection taken up last weekend and looks forward to meeting many of you over the coming year at our various events in the diocese.

Cork Autism Conference 2019 –  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info at www.bookwhen.com/autismcork <http://www.bookwhen.com/autismcork>  or call 089 239 8900

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for exams.

Diocesan Mission Team Information Night
The formation of a new Mission Team in Cork & Ross diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness in parishes and in the diocese.  A meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th May at 7:30pm in the Carrigaline Parish Centre, Cork Rd.  Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission or in development work are invited and welcome to attend.   Enquiries to Fr Pat Fogarty 087 6608758 or patriciofogarty@gmail.com.

Community Safety Forum for Turners Cross, The Lough, Ballyphehane, Pouladuff and surrounding areas. Meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30 pm, at Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road. An opportunity for residents to raise issues of concern with Gardai, Cork City Council representatives and other relevant agencies.

Living with Loss Cork 2019: Information evening with keynote address by Dessie Fitzgerald (former Cork Hurler) on living with grief and loss – Thursday 6th June from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.  Organised by the Hospice Foundation in conjunction with local bereavement organisations.

National Day of Reparation and Repentance: An afternoon of Prayer and Repentance in Reparation for Ireland’s voting for Abortion on May 25th last year and for the ways our Country has turned away from God. Saturday May 25th – Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork City from 2pm – 4.15pm (Mass at 3.15pm). Adoration & veneration of the relic of the Holy Face of Jesus will be included.

KNOCK: 22nd Annual Pilgrimage 4th – 6th
June. Departing Togher Church at 8.30 am, and Ballyphehane Convent at 8.50 am.
Names to Sr. Annunciata, Presentation Convent, Ballyphehane before 30th May.
For more details from Rita at 021 4963604.

Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass
The annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass will take place in the Church of Our Lady and St. John, Carrigaline, Co. Cork on Friday June 7th at 7.30pm.  Any Pioneer qualifying for 10-year, Silver or Golden Jubilee pins and the new 60-year Diamond pin, please contact Aislinn 087 9699 488 or Barry 087 813 7990. All pioneers are welcome.

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