23rd June 2019 – Feast of Corpus Christi


As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we give thanks for the tremendous gift of the Eucharist.  When we receive Holy Communion, we share the life of Christ.  Jesus is also present in the Word of God, proclaimed at Mass, and in the sisters and brothers around us, for whom he died.

Pope Francis says that the Christ who nourishes us in holy communion is the same Christ we meet in everyday life, in the poor person who holds out his hand, in the suffering person who asks for help, in the brother or sister who asks for our time and waits for our welcome. He is in every human being, even the smallest and the defenceless.  Those who are nourished by the Bread of Life must not remain indifferent to those who do not have their daily bread.

Bishop Buckley comments that our faith is not something that we celebrate behind closed doors, it is something that is meant to affect our daily lives. Our Corpus Christi procession brings Christ into our streets; into all the suffering, isolation, loneliness, temptations and fears of our life. The Eucharistic Procession is an ideal way of giving witness to our faith.

Corpus Christi Procession: Our Annual Procession will take place in Cork City on this Sunday 23rd June.  We will gather at the Church here in Turners Cross at 2.45 pm and walk in procession to Daunt Square. Come and join us.

Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart continues to Friday 28th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10.00am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers leaflets are available at the back of the Church. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

Deaths:  We pray for Kitty Collins late of Capwell Road who died in Boston USA and John O’Brien, Palaceanne Lawn who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Ice Cream Sunday: Sunday 23rd 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.

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th 2 – 4.30 pm
Email vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie

Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin Presentation on ‘Celtic Spirituality’ led by Sr. Trinita Laffan pbvm on Saturday 29th June, 10am—2.30pm. This will explore origins, festivals and questions for church and society into the future.  Bring a packed lunch; cost €30 incl. tea/coffee. Booking required: phone  022 26411 or log on to www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie> .

Young Adults Apologetics Conference:Evangelium Ireland one-day Conference for young adults at All Hallows’ College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on 13th July 2019 from 9.00am – 8.00pm. Will include Mass, talks and workshops by clergy, religious and laity and a concluding social evening. Talks on aspects of The Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, Sin and workshops on the Complementarity of the Sexes. The cost is €32.50, including lunch and supper. See www.evangelium.ie <http://www.evangelium.ie> , Facebook at “Evangelium Ireland,” phone 086-2189025 or email evangeliumireland@gmail.com.

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends to meet with social and health professionals.  Last Friday of each month 1.30–3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. All welcome. Friday 28th June the next meeting.

Our First Holy Communion Programme “Do This in Memory” concludes on this Sunday 23rd 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.

                        Fr Fintan Gavin
Fr Fintan Gavin will be ordained as Bishop of Cork & Ross in the Cathedral on Sunday next 30th June at 3.00 pm.  The ceremony will be attended by people from across the diocese, from around Ireland and beyond.  The Parishes in the Diocese have each received seven invitations for parishioners.  The ordination ceremony will be live-streamed on 

<http://wwww.corkandross.org>  and  <http://www.corkcathedral.ie> .
We continue to pray for our Particular Church of Cork & Ross, our Bishop Elect Fintan, and our Retiring Bishop John.