16th February 2020 – 6th Sunday of Year (A)

Parish Mission February 29 – March 8
A Time of Hope and Encouragement
Rejoice and be Glad
Members of the Ceílí Community Mission Team will be with us from Saturday next 22nd February.

Team accommodation and meals: Renewed thanks to those who have so generously volunteered to provide accommodation and evening meals. Whilst Mission Collections will be taken up, some parishioners have asked to contribute specifically to the cost of the midday meals.  Those who wish to do so are asked to leave an offering in the Sacristy and include their names on a donation register.

Death:  We pray for Thomas (Tommy) Newman, Connolly Road and Eileen (Irene) Corcoran, Westview, South Douglas Road, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Do this in Memory: Preparation Mass for First Holy Communion this Sunday 16th February at 10.00 am.

Parish & Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th – 17th June, 2020
Bishop Fintan in his recent letter to all the Parishes expressed the wish that we would go to Lourdes as a Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Our Parish Group from Turners Cross will be part of the Diocesan Group that our New Bishop will lead.  Our Parish Group will stay in the Hotel Gallia et Lourdes (formally known as Hotel Chapelle) where we stayed last year, located near the Grotto.  We have provisionally booked 15 places.   If you would like to be part of our Parish Group, please put your name etc., on the list in the Sacristy and collect a booking form in the Sacristy and return it to Travel Agent Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork.

Holy Hour for vocations to religious life and priesthood:  Wednesday 19th February 2:30 pm to 3:30  pm, Daughters of Charity Convent, Knocknaheeny (next to Church). Prayer followed by tea/coffee.

52nd International Eucharistic Congress
Bishop Kevin Doran will lead our National Pilgrimage to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest from 12th – 21st September 2020. Cost: From €1,050 per person sharing. For information see www.catholicbishops.ie <http://www.catholicbishops.ie> .

Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing
Tuesdays, March 3rd – April 7th 2020

7.30pm to 9.00pm at Nano Nagle Place (entrance Evergreen Street, no parking available).  A six session programme introducing meditation and movement that awaken and empower both physically and spiritually.  Facilitated by Sr. Mary Dineen.  To register phone 076-6849824 or email spirituality@nanonagleplace.ie.

Anam Cara Cork Bereaved Parents Support Evening on Tuesday 25th February at 7.00pm in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Rd, Douglas, Cork. This free event is open to all bereaved parents and is run in conjunction with Pieta House and Feilacain.  To confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, RSVP to  info@anamcara.ie  before 24th February or call  085 2888 888.

Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin
Sun 23rd Feb: Community Tree Planting at Ballygriffin, Killavullen 2pm – 5.30pm followed by musical entertainment. All welcome, bring a spade.

The Community Safety Forum for Turners Cross, The Lough, Ballyphehane, Pouladuff and surrounding areas will be held in Turners Cross Community Centre on Wednesday 19th February at 7.30 pm – All Welcome.

Human Life International: “Let’s Take Ireland back for Christ.”  Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork, Saturday February 22nd at 7.30 pm.