Bulletin 12 May 2024

The Ascension of the Lord

The feast of the Ascension which we have today is not about Jesus leaving us. It may seem like that because we hear about Jesus being taken up in a cloud and his followers cannot see him physically any more. But Jesus is not leaving; he is just simply present in a different way, a non-physical way. In St Matthew’s account of the ascension Jesus said: ‘And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age’ (Mt 28: 20). So he is not leaving them. It is just that he won’t be with them in bodily form anymore. He is always with us, in Word and Sacrament.

First Holy Communion

The children of Bunscoil Chriost Ri will receive their first holy communion next Saturday at the 10.30 Mass. All are welcome to participate in this joyful celebration. Parish Assembly meets tomorrow Monday, 13th May, at 8.00 pm.

98th Cork Eucharistic Procession

The 98th Cork Eucharistic Procession to mark the feast of Corpus Christi will take place on Sunday May 26th. The procession will leave the North Cathedral at 3pm and make its way through the city to Saints Peter and Paul’s where there will be a short liturgy and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Parish groups are encouraged to gather at the Cathedral and to process together under their parish banner. For those who may have mobility issues, you will be able to join the procession at the river side of the Opera House under a Eucharistic Banner. The Stewards will facilitate and direct this group to join the Procession. The media reported that over four thousand people processed in 2023, and it is wonderful to see that the Eucharistic Procession continues to unite people of faith across Cork from many different communities and backgrounds. The procession which will celebrate 100 years in 2026, is a great public witness to our faith in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. People from Parishes throughout the Diocese and especially those around the city are strongly encouraged to join us for this important event for our city and our people of faith united around the Eucharist.

A member of the organizing committee will speak at the end of Masses next weekend.

 

Second Collection next weekend for Mission and Ministry.

The Annual Collection for Mission and Ministry will take place on weekend of the 18th and 19th May. The Office of Mission and Ministry is a crucial element in how we serve priests and people in Parishes and Family of Parishes as together we enable faith communities to encounter Christ and build His Kingdom. The Office provides formation programmes for ministries such as Parish Assemblies/Councils, Baptism, Funeral Ministry, Eucharistic Ministers and Minsters of the Word.

 

Knock Pilgrimage

1st June. Bus leaves Turner’s Cross at 7.00 am. See notice board. Contact: Margaret. 087 9008235; Jim 0872446534