Bulletin 17 March 2024


La le Padraig

In ainm an Athar agus an Mhic agus an Spioraid Naoimh. Amen.

Sagart: Grásta ár dTiarna íosa Críost agus grá Dé agus cumann an Spioraid Naoimh libh go léir.

Pobal: Agus le do spriod féin.

The Beginning of the Confessions of St Patrick:

Ego Patricius peccator rusticissimus et minimus omnium fidelium My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, the most uncultured and least of all the faithful. I am looked down upon by many… I did not really know the true God when I was brought in slavery to Ireland, along with thousands of others. We deserved this, because we had gone away from God, and did not keep his commandments. We would not listen to our priests, who advised us about how we could be saved. The Lord brought his strong anger upon us, and scattered us among many nations even to the ends of the earth. It is here that I now find myself, small as I am, among strangers.

Cuireann Féile Pádraig ardú meanman ar mhuintir na hEireann. Tógann sé ár spiorad, ár gcroíthe, anseo ag baile agus i bhfad i gcéin. Is lá an-speisialta é go háirithe dár muintir atá thar sáile, i bhfad ó bhaile. Tugaimid chun cuimhne iad inár nAifreann.

Offertory Response

Moladh go deo le Dia (Blessed be God forever)

Sacrament of Penance (Confession): Three priests will be available for this sacrament after each of the three Masses next weekend, 23-24 March.

Chrism Mass:

Bishop Fintan invites parishioners to join in the celebration of the Mass of Chrism on Holy Thursday (March 28th) at 10am at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne, Cork. At this Mass with priests and parishioners from the Diocese the Oils of Baptism and the Sick are blessed. Bishop Fintan will also consecrate the Oil of Chrism which will be used in parishes during the year. Bishop Fintan and the Priests of the Diocese will renew their priestly promises during this Mass. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

Recent Deaths:

The deaths have occurred of Joan Lynch, Greenhills Estate; Norah Daly, Green Lawn; Shelly Aherne, Greenhills Court; Mary O’Shea, Palaceanne Lawn; Breeda Taylor, late of O’Connell Ave; Br Benildus (Ben) Fenton, Maiville. May they rest in peace. We offer our sympathies to their families and to the Presentation Community.