30th June 13th Sunday of Year (C)

Deaths:  We Pray for Canon Kieran Twomey, PP, Blackrock who has died. We pray also for Lillian Scanlon, Green Lawn who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families. next 6th July at the 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour. 
 Anointing of the Sick on Saturday
Turners Cross “Couch to 5k 2019 in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will commence on Thursday 22nd August, 7.00pm at Turners Cross Community Centre.  €50 fee includes 8 weeks training and discounted entry into Cork Rebel Run (no prior experience needed).  More information at charrington@corksports.ie, (021) 4347096 or www.rebelrun.ie.
Ice Cream Sunday:
Sincere thanks to our Ice Cream Sunday Team and all who supported them with donations for Down Syndrome Ireland last Sunday. A successful day in spite of the appalling weather!
 Pope’s Collection (Peter’s Pence):  will be taken up this weekend 29/30th June. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.  Let us always keep Pope Francis in our prayers.


The new bishop of our diocese will be ordained in the North Cathedral on this Sunday June 30th. The 3.00 pm ceremony at the Cathedral will be televised live on the website of the diocese at www.corkandross.org. Mass will be concelebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, most of the bishops of Ireland, the priests of our diocese as well as priests from Fr Fintan’s home diocese of Dublin. There will also be priests from abroad. Bishop John Buckley will be the principal consecrating Bishop at the Ordination Ceremony.
All the seating at the Cathedral is already assigned but Fr. Fintan invites all the people from across the diocese wherever they may be to join with him in prayer on this Sunday afternoon.

From Bishop John’s Homily at the Eucharistic Procession last Sunday
If the blind beggar man from Jericho had been standing at a kerb from the Cathedral to here in the last half hour anyone could have told him : ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.’ The first Cork City Eucharistic Procession in modern times took place over 97 years ago.  During those troubled years Cork suffered greatly from poverty, poor housing, emigration and economic recession.  The bitter Civil War resulted in many personal animosities lasting into the future. Against the sad background of a ruined city, bitter divisions and social deprivation, something had to be done to unite the community.  A group of business people approached Bishop Coholan with the proposal of a Eucharistic Procession that would involve all the civic and religious bodies. The timber planking for the altar was donated by a Church of Ireland family-owned building firm, indicating support for the initiative from the Church of Ireland that had suffered considerably, especially in West Cork, during the troubles. The Eucharistic Procession that we participate in today is a sign of unity and reconciliation. Pope Francis says we should not keep this joy to ourselves but reach out and welcome people who may have grown casual or careless in the practice of honouring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and in their understanding of the Mass.  We should gently say to them that this is the mystery of Christ’s love for us and that they will hear no words of condemnation or rejection, only words of understanding, acceptance and love.
Mary Mother of Jesus is also with us today as we pray asking her to look after our City.