Bulletin 19 May 2024

Pentecost Sunday

With joy we celebrate the feast of Pentecost. This feast commemorates the event that took place fifty days after the resurrection which transformed the apostles from being frightened, hunted men into fearless missionaries and eventually martyrs (The word ‘pentecost’ comes from the Greek for ‘fifty’). Jesus had already imparted the Spirit to them on Easter Sunday evening: ‘He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven…”.’ However, they had yet to receive the fullness of the Spirit. This was the dramatic, transforming event that took place at Pentecost. The Spirit has been given to us at Baptism and Confirmation, but we have yet to receive fully this gift of God. Today’s feast is an occasion to reconsider our Confirmation and, in particular, the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, good judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence, wonder and awe in God’s presence. Like any gift these can remain in their packages, unopened, unused. It is useful occasionally to open up one of these gifts and to see where we need it in practical situations. Try it!

First Holy Communion

We congratulate the children of Bunscoil Chriost Ri who received their First Holy Communion yesterday. It was a beautiful occasion. Thanks to all who prepared the children: their parents, grandparents; their wonderful teachers, Ms Fitzgerald and Ms O’Callaghan. And thanks to the children themselves who were so committed to the preparation. May this be the beginning of long and lasting relationship with Sunday Mass.

Ice Cream Sunday!

Next Sunday, 26th May, after the 10.00 am Mass there will be a procession of the First Communion children which will be followed by an ice cream feast. The ice cream will be free but donations will be welcome. Six containers will be carried by volunteers through the grounds to accept donations. When the ice cream provider has been paid, the remainder will be donated to Down Syndrome Ireland – a most worthy cause.

LOUGH DERG – 4 day Pilgrimage 2024. Leaves Cork Friday 7th June at 9am. Returning Monday 10th June. Booking & Information: Ph. Paddy 021 4502572

An invitation to the 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.

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


Second Collection this weekend for Mission and Ministry.


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