Bulletin 12 March 2023

La Le Padraig/ St Patrick’s Day Friday next, 17th March

Masses: Vigil on Thursday, 6.00 pm; 10.00 and 12 Noon on Friday.


Reading for Lent

For those who would like to read a reflective book in the lead up to Easter this book by the late Pope  Benedict is ideal: Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Week: From the entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection (London: CTS, 2011). With a wide ranging analysis of both the Old and New Testaments, the Pope opens up the events of Holy Week in a profound way. The depth of his knowledge of the Scriptures, his penetrating critique of exegetical scholarship and, above all, his deep faith, combine to give us a book of rare insight. If you read this book you will come to know Jesus in a new way. This is the follow-up volume to the book published by Pope Benedict in 2007, entitled Jesus of Nazareth (London: Bloomsbury, 2007)


Parish Assembly meeting Monday 13th March, at 8.00 pm


Bible Course in La Scala, Blackrock: Mondays 7.30-9.30 pm

Monday, 13th March Sr Mary T. O’Brien PBVM: Journeying with Moses: ‘Set my people free’

South Parish Reflections on Prayer continue on Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm

Mothers’ Day Cards

Shared Mass Cards are available in the office at the entrance to the Church for Mothers’ Day. They are available this weekend. Thanks to Margaret Barry for facilitating this service to the parish.

Second Collection today is for the Irish Bishops’ Commissions

Turkey/Syria Appeal

This will take place on Saturday 18th March/Sunday 19th March next. All funds raised will be channelled through Trocáire who are working with the Caritas Internationalis Network in the affected areas. Trocáire has a longstanding relationship with Caritas Syria, whom Trocáire has supported in their humanitarian work throughout the war in Syria.

The Cork and Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from Friday
22nd – Wednesday 27th September 2023. Further details are available on www.corkandross.org or via e-mail at lourdes@corkandross.org.

Information is also available from Joe Walsh Tours (01 2410800).

Launch and Information evening: Wed March 22nd 7.30 pm

SMA Community Centre Wilton Cork T12 AX94

 Recent Deaths We pray for Paul O’Sullivan, late of Mercier Park, who died in the US; Canon Michael Murphy, former PP, Ballyphehane