Bulletin 25 June, 2023

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock

Wednesday 28th June, at 7.30 pm.

Family members, friends and neighbours of all those buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery are invited to attend. Please bring your own chairs as seating will not be provided. In the event of bad weather Mass will be celebrated in Holy Cross Church.

Considering the Priesthood?

The Diocese of Cork and Ross will host a special ‘Come and See’ event for men considering the priesthood on Sunday, July 2nd. It will take place in Mardyke House (T12 W8RP) from 2pm to 5pm. It will be an opportunity to take a gentle initial step and to pray, share and explore if the Lord might be calling you to the priesthood. To register simply email vocations@corkandross.org A short invitational video has been prepared for the event and I ask that you would share this widely. The video link is https://youtu.be/kXlhv-XeKyU

Worth Reading

Bishop Michael Smith. Vatican Council Memories. Dublin: Veritas, 2022. The retired bishop of Meath, Dr Michael Smith, was a student in Rome in the 1960s and was invited to attend all four sessions of the Vatican Council (1962-65), to help compile the official record of the council. All the debates were through the medium of Latin, so this tells us something of this young man’s ability in language and theology. In this new book he tells the story of the debates that took place at the different sessions and how the bishops in attendance came to agree on the sixteen documents which were then promulgated by Pope Paul VI. The book is very readable and most informative. Vatican Council II is of major significance and it is only recently that its importance is being appreciated.

Vatican II Documents: 4 Constitutions; 9 Decrees; 3 Declarations


Cork Alzheimers Café Last Friday of each month 11am to 12.30pm in St Finbarrs Hospital Activity Centre, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. Friday 30th June the next meeting.


Recent Death: The death has occurred of Barra O Tuama, South Douglas Road. Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige.


Trocaire Lenten Collection

The parish raised €2,144 for Trocaire. Sincere thanks to all who made this possible.