Bulletin 2 June 2024

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

What we see on the altar is Body and Blood of Christ : God is present in the piece of bread we take in our hand at communion. This we believe. How can this be ? “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Sacrament : sacraments show a particular reality but we understand another reality. We see the appearance of bread – lab analysis would reveal all the properties of bread. Yet we understand that this is the body of Christ. Symbol : flag, jersey – represents a reality but is not itself that reality Sacrament : the symbol is the reality that it represents the bread becomes a spiritual reality through the Eucharistic prayer and the action of the Holy Spirit : anamnesis and epiclesis The reality present is the death and resurrection of Christ “Do this in memory of me” : Memory makes present Memory ordinarily recalls a past event : joyful, painful feelings may be aroused, but the past event remains in the past. Memory in Jewish sense : the event is present when it is remembered = being at Mass is same at being at Last Supper, on Hill of Calvary or in Garden of Resurrection

Exam Time

We remember all the students beginning the Junior and Leaving Cert. exams on Wednesday. We wish them well and assure them of our prayers. Sacrament of Anointing will be offered at Mass next Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart.

Ice Cream Sunday!

Sincere thanks to the Parish Assembly for organizing the procession of the First Communion children at the end of the 10.00 am Mass last Sunday.

Trocaire Boxes:

The collection during Lent from this parish amounted to €2014. Thanks to all who contributed and thanks to Jack Kiely who oversaw the returns and lodged same.

Coffee Morning

Tuesday next, after the 10.00 am Mass. All welcome. This is the last coffee morning until September. Thanks to the Parish Assembly for organising this monthly get-together, especially to Rose Fitzgerald.

Lough Derg – 4 day Pilgrimage 2024. Leaves Cork Friday 7th June at 9am. Returning Monday 10th June. Ph. Paddy 021 4502572


CONNECT Summer BBQ There will be a special CONNECT Summer BBQ for young adults aged 18 – 35 years on Thursday June 6th at 7pm in Mardyke House (T12 W8RP). To register simply go to eventbrite.ie and search for


Recent Deaths:

The deaths have occurred of Rita Good, Friars Rd; Finbarr O’Riordan, O’Connell Ave; Catherine O’Sullivan, Evergreen Road. May they rest in peace. Our sympathies are with their families, friends and neighbours.