12th May 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter (C)

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY Vocation Sunday

All of us are members of the Body of Christ and there is no such thing as a member who does not share in the mission of Christ.  When we follow God’s call, the result is joy and fulfilment, whether our vocation is an overtly religious one or not. May 12th is Good Shepherd Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  Today in spite of sceptical attitudes, a decline in priestly and religious vocations, in spite of the scandals and troubles in the Church, people still follow faithfully and joyfully their lay or religious vocations, enriching their own lives and the life of the Church community to which they belong.

Jesus asks us to recognise his voice and follow him, and he promises us eternal life, and a peace in this life that the world cannot give.  There are different vocations, different ways of living out our Christian calling.  The vocation to a married or single lay life is the norm, and such vocations are the mainstay of the Church.  The men and women who are members of religious orders, congregations and societies spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a variety of ways, whatever you want to do in your life you can do as a religious Sister, Brother or Priest.  The ordained Priest or Deacon is to be a fellow disciple and a brother among brothers and sisters in the family of God and at the same time servant, pastor and teacher. The first task of a priest or deacon is to announce the Gospel of Christ.  Priests are available to all, encouraging those whom they advise to live not only for themselves, but for others.  We are all called to give witness to joy and life in our individual vocations, to show the love of God for all his people and especially those who are weak, hurt or vulnerable. The signs of a true vocation include deep friendship with Christ, the generous gift of oneself, joyful communion with brothers and sisters in Christ, in a life which proclaims the love of Christ.

Jesus promises he will lead us to springs of living water, as we are filled with the Holy Spirit whose fruits in our lives include peace, gentleness and joy, and the awareness of being fully alive.  The Lord has a plan for each of us, he calls each one by name.  We are called to witness, to love and to serve, vocations are about following Christ.  A generous response to a vocation is a source of happiness and joy, as we realise and experience that “it is in giving that we receive.”

Death:  We pray for Sheila Horgan, late of Friars Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Vocations to the Priesthood If you are interested in knowing more about being a priest in our diocese we have an open afternoon this weekend Sunday 12th May  from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (located in the grounds of the Church) Eircode: T12 K798. If you wish to about your vocation, contact Fr Charlie Kiely at
021 4537474

Parish Assembly meeting in the Parish Centre Monday 13th May at 8.00 pm.

First Holy Communion:  Congratulations to the Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chríost Rí who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 11th May.

The SMA National Novena in honour of our Lady of Knock from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th May at the African Missions Church, Blackrock Road and will end on Saturday 25th May, with our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock. The Novena will be celebrated each evening at 7.30pm (except on Saturday 18th May when it will be at 7.00pm). Contact SMA 021-4292871.

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses this weekend – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May.  Your generosity to this collection enables the office to continue to offer training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, and adult faith development opportunities throughout the Diocese of Cork and Ross.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we pray the Rosary in May at 8pm at local Grottos, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

Bring flowers of the rarest – our May hymn to Mary. We encourage you to pray the Rosary (even one decade), during May, or join the Rosary is prayed here before the 10.00 am weekday Mass.

5th May 2019 – 3rd Sunday Easter (C)

PARISH MISSION

We thank God for a mission with a difference, a time of prayer and reflection on the purpose of parish. We were encouraged to grow in our relationship with the Lord as we discussed together how we can be faithful followers of Christ in the new reality of twenty-first century Ireland.
Sincere thanks to Fr Alan and Fr Maurice, and to the Parish Assembly Mission group.  A special thanks to all who attended, who submitted proposals for the renewal of our parish and agreed to help in our parish pastoral programme.

Death:  We pray for Nellie Mulcahy, Friars Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474. Next Sunday May 12th is also Good Shepherd Sunday, our day of prayer for vocations.

“Do this in Memory” Mass on this Sunday 5th May at 10am as the children complete their preparation for First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion:  The Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday, 11th May, at 10.30 am Mass.  We wish the young people and their families and teachers a very happy day. There will be no Mass at 10.00 am on Saturday.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we pray the Rosary in May at 8pm at local Grottos, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie> or call/text 087 278 6552.

The SMA National Novena in honour of our Lady of Knock from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th May at the African Missions Church, Blackrock Road and will end on Saturday 25th May, with our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock. The Novena will be celebrated each evening at 7.30pm (except on Saturday 18th May when it will be at 7.00pm). Contact SMA 021-4292871.

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses next weekend – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May.  Your generosity enables training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, adult faith development opportunities.

Bring flowers of the rarest – our May hymn to Mary. We encourage you to pray the Rosary (even one decade), during May, or join the Rosary is prayed here before the 10.00 am weekday Mass.

28th April 2019 – 2nd Sunday Easter (C)

RESURRECTION
Jesus’ first word to his disciples is “peace.”  The disciples are filled with, and we long to experience that joy in our lives.  The purpose of all preaching is set out in this gospel passage, that we will know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that we will have life through his name.

Jesus is the first and the last, the living one.  He sends the disciples, and sends us, on the same mission on which he was sent by the Father, to make known to his people their salvation through forgiveness of all their sins, the loving kindness of the heart of our God who visits us like the dawn from on high.  The Lord says to us: receive the Holy Spirit, who will give us courage to acknowledge Christ and to proclaim the Gospel by our lives.  When we come to Mass, we encounter Jesus and as we experience communion with him he says to us: my peace I give you.  With Thomas we respond, my Lord and my God.

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Mission
This Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29th and 30th, and May 1st.  In this time of Easter joy, we welcome Fr. Maurice Colgan OP from St Mary’s, Pope’s Quay, who will introduce the Mission at all Masses this weekend, and we welcome Fr Alan Neville MSC who will lead the Mission.   The Mission time table is as follows:

Monday (in Church)
Mass and Homily at 10.00 am.
Mission sermon and Benediction,
7.30 – 8.30 pm.
Tuesday (in Church)
Mass and Homily at 10.00 am.
Mission sermon and Benediction,
7.30 – 8.30 pm.
Wednesday (in Church)
Mass and Homily at 10.00 am.
Wednesday (in Nemo Rangers)
Mission sermon and Benediction,
7.30 – 8.15 pm, followed by open forum and light refreshments.

This mission gives us an opportunity to pray, reflect and discuss together how we can be faithful followers of Christ in the new reality of twenty-first century Ireland.

Turners Cross is a vibrant parish, with many people involved in an impressive list of parish activities, but we share the challenges facing the Church in Ireland as a whole. These include decline in Mass attendance, decline in faith, in a culture with more and more signs of indifference and hostility, and the scandals in the Church have given rise to difficulties and doubts experienced by many good people.

If we ignore the problems and do nothing, then nothing will happen, and the slow decline will continue. The theme of our Mission is Parish Renewal, and in the open forum setting at the final session, parishioners will be invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan.

Easter Offerings: Fr. Billy & Fr. Kerry sincerely thank you for your Easter Offerings – much appreciated.

Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we pray the Rosary in May at 8pm at local Grottos, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or call/text 087 278 6552.

21st April 2019 – Easter Sunday

JESUS IS RISEN, JESUS IS LORD 
 At Easter when the Alleluia resounds again, we celebrate the Risen Christ, the centre and fulfilment of the universe and history. The one who was mocked and killed is King of Kings, is Lord.  He is the first born from the dead, risen as he said, the source of our hope as we journey through this valley of tears.  We pray for grace to accept the forgiveness offered to us and to enter into his Easter joy.
 Pope Francis says the Christian belief in the Resurrection of Christ and in our own resurrection at the end of time is more than just wishful thinking, but rather implies confidence in something certain. “This is the Christian hope. Christian hope is the expectation of something that has already been accomplished and that certainly will be realized for each of us.
We need to return to the root and foundation of our faith, so as to become aware of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus and what our death means.”                                                                                                                Happy Easter  From the Parish Assembly, our Parish Catechist and the Priests of the Parish – “A Happy Easter.” Our prayer for you is that the Joy and Peace of the Risen Christ be with you this Easter.
Our sincere thanks to all who helped with the Holy Week Ceremonies, The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, Collectors, Altar Servers and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars and those who put in place the lovely Easter Garden.

Trócaire Boxes: can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Spring Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy, together with Retreat Invitation letters to be distributed with the Dues Envelopes. Many thanks.

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available from the office after Masses from this weekend.

Bunscoil Chríost Ri School Choir Congratulations to the Choir on winning The Mc Cullough Piggott Trophy at the recent Feis Cheoil in Dublin, to the accompanist Kate Walsh and their conductor Anne Murphy.

 
Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Mission will be held on April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville MSC.  Fr. Maurice Colgan OP will introduce the Mission at all Masses next weekend 27th – 28tih April.
 Turners Cross is a vibrant parish, with involvement of many parishioners in an impressive list of parish activities. Last year was a difficult year for the Church and for faith in Ireland and it is clear that there are problems ahead.  We have experienced decline in Mass attendance, decline in faith, in a culture with more and more signs of indifference and hostility.  The appalling suffering represented by the scandals in the Church have given rise to difficulties and doubts experienced by many good people. We must face up to the new reality of twenty first century Ireland
If we ignore the problems and do nothing, then nothing will happen, and the slow decline will continue. The call of Jesus to be his witnesses is made to each of us and to our parish as a whole. As we can look forward together to the years ahead, we may reflect on the role of the Parish in our lives.  The theme of our Mission is Parish Renewal, and following prayer, parishioners will be invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan in an open forum setting at the final session of the Mission which will be held in Nemo Rangers Clubhouse.  Suggestion boxes for topics of discussion will be available in the church in the week before the Retreat.
 Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.00pm Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen. Confessions, Talk, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass at 3.30pm.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

Easter Offering 
Collection for support of Priests of the Parish. The only collection in the Church on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday is for the support of our priests Fr. Billy & Fr. Kerry.

 

14th April 2019 – Holy Week in Turner’s Cross

Holy Week in Turner’s Cross

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:  
Mass 10.00 am & 6.00 pm. Confessions after Mass.

HOLY THURSDAY  – 18th April
No morning Parish Mass

10.00 am 
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral concelebrated by Bishop Buckley  with the Priests of the Diocese, blessing of the Holy Oils  to be used in the Parishes.  All are welcome.

6.00 pm
Concelebrated Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession to Altar of Repose.
 8.30 pm – 9.30pm
Quiet Holy Hour

GOOD FRIDAY – 19th April
No Masses today, Day of Fast and Abstinence 
12.00 noon & 6.00 pm
Stations of the Cross

 3.00 pm   Solemn celebration of the Passion of our Lord:
Reading of the Passion / Veneration of the Cross / Holy Communion

8.00 pm
Candlelit Prayer around the Cross.

Confessions after the Stations and 3.00 pm Ceremonies
Collection for the Holy Places in the Holy Land

HOLY SATURDAY – 20th April
No morning Mass
 11.30 am – 12.15 pm Confessions

6.00 pm
Solemn Easter Vigil and Mass of The Resurrection (Bring candle & holder)
Collection for the Priests of the Parish at Masses this weekend

EASTER SUNDAY – 21st April  
Masses at 10.00 am & 12.00 Noon

Easter Triduum Masses will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

8th April 2019 – New Bishop of Cork & Ross

  New Bishop of Cork & Ross to be ordained bishop on the 30th June 2019

 His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr Fintan Gavin, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Dublin, as the new Bishop of Cork and Ross.
  His ordination as  Bishop will take place in the Cathedral of St. Mary & Sr. Anne on Sunday 30th June at 3:00pm

The appointment was announced simultaneously in the Vatican and after morning Mass in the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Anne on the northside of Cork city, where Bishop-elect Gavin concelebrated with His Excellency the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Bishop Emeritus of Cork and Ross, Bishop John Buckley and with priests of the diocese.
He will succeed Bishop Buckley, 79, who was installed as Bishop of Cork and Ross in February 1998.
The diocese, which includes Cork city and part of the county, has some 220,000 Catholics living in its 68 parishes.
Bishop-elect Gavin, 53, said he was shocked and humbled by the appointment but was looking forward to his new ministry.
“I am conscious of those who have felt let down by the Church and are just ‘hanging in there’. I encourage you not to give up,” he said. Setting out on this new ministry, I have a lot to learn from you the people, religious, deacons and priests of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. I look forward to listening to you and benefiting from your experience, from your wisdom and guidance.
Bishop Buckley joked that it is a great honour for a Dublin man to be promoted to the real capital.
“We always think down here that there are only two categories of people in Ireland – Cork people and those who wish they were Cork people. You have now obtained your wish thanks to Pope Francis,” he said.
He spoke of the diocese’s contribution to the missions, and said it and its priests faces challenges
“Cork and Ross is an extensive diocese, encompassing a large city, ever-growing suburbs, large towns, rural parishes, islands, educational establishments, prison, hospitals and, for 40-years, a faraway mission in Peru and Ecuador,” he said.
“The demands on the priests, therefore, have been varied and challenging.
“There was always a willing manpower to fulfill whatever duties were demanded to provide for the spiritual care of the people.
And in recent years, despite their increasing age profile and the constraints regarding personnel and the increasing population of their parishes, the priests have continued to provide for their parishioners a full parish service.
“Their only desire is to bring people closer to Christ and to serve the people as effectively as possible.”
Bishop-elect Gavin was born in Dublin on 1 January 1966.
The second eldest of seven brothers and sisters, his family roots are in Marino, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, on the Northside of Dublin.
Prior to his seminary formation in Clonliffe College, Dublin, Bishop-elect Gavin had begun training as a residential social worker in Our Lady’s Hostel, Eccles Street, Dublin, from September 1983 – August 1984.
He was ordained to the Diaconate by the former Archbishop of Dublin, Archbishop Desmond Connell, in 1990, and was ordained to serve as a priest of the Archdiocese by the Bishop Éamonn Walsh, Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, and was appointed to the Saint Vincent de Paul Parish Church, Marino, Dublin, in June 1991.
Up to today’s appointment to the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Bishop-elect Gavin was chancellor in the Archdiocese of Dublin and parish chaplain in Ballymun Road parish and the grouping parishes of Iona Road, Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Ballymun Road and Ballygall, Dublin.
He was also chaplain to the Italian speaking community in the Dublin Archdiocese and chaplain to the annual Dublin Diocesan Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
He is fluent in Italian and Spanish and enjoys keeping fit, walking, cooking – especially vegetarian, and gardening.

 

7th April 2019 – 5th Sunday Lent (C)

LENTEN CONFESSION
We are coming to the end of Lent, looking towards Holy Week and Easter, towards our remembrance of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.  We remember that we are never beyond the reach of God’s kindness or of his loving response to our repentance.  He takes us back, again and again if need be, and does not hold our faults against us. We say “pray for us sinners,” recognising our sinfulness and as we speak about repentance, we hope to do better.  Repentance involves more than sorrow and regret, it means a change of heart, a new attitude.  It means admitting we were wrong and swallowing our pride.
Reconciliation to God means more than repentance and forgiveness, it leads us to something greater, to our becoming signs of God’s goodness in the world, living signs of his kindness and magnanimity.   God appeals, but he does not force anybody to accept him, as he offers a peace that the world cannot give.  We pray for a spirit of confidence in God, and a spirit of practical kindness to others so that we may indeed represent the goodness of God to a sceptical world.

Easter Penitential Services
Confessions will be available after all the Masses next weekend, including the Vigil Mass on Saturday, and a number of priests will be present. Pope Francis has encouraged us “to discover anew the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and to avail ourselves more frequently of the transforming power of its grace.”

 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 9th April from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Trócaire
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown… ’ Song of Songs 8:7“““““““` 2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>
 
Death:  We pray for Patricia (Patty) Desmond, Evergreen Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville MSC and Fr. Maurice Colgan OP.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal, and parishioners are invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan.  Suggestion boxes will be available in the church in the weeks before the Retreat.

Do this in Memory: Meeting of the First Holy Communion Class Parent Representatives in the Parish Centre this Monday 8th April at 7.00 pm.

 Spring Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy, together with Retreat Invitation letters to be distributed with the Dues Envelopes. Many thanks.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society meet on Tuesday 9th April in the Parish Centre at 7.30 pm.

Palm for Palm Sunday. Please bring your branch of palm to Mass next weekend, palm branches will be blessed at each Mass.

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available from the office after Masses from this weekend.

Parish Assembly:  Meeting this Monday 8th April in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

Ministers of the Word may collect their Rota from the Sacristy.

Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm (unless otherwise stated). To sign up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

31st March 2019 – 4th Sunday Lent (C)

  Mother’s Day: We wish all mothers a happy Day.  The 12 noon Mass this Sunday is being offered for all our mothers living and deceased. Special cards are available in the Parish Office after Masses.

A Mother’s Prayer  
Lord, here I am immersed in my daily routine of mothering a family, feeding, caring for, consoling, listening to those entrusted to me. May your joy erupt within me to brighten the thousand daily actions woven by the thread of life.  Lord stay with me, and let the little deaths of each day lead me along the path to eternal life.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations –Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross.

 NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 2nd April from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

 
At the Vigil Mass this weekend the NET Team leads us in FORTIFY, a time of prayer for Lent. The Mass is followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Worship with music from the NET Team. There is a short personal sharing from a team member and Confession is available. Our time together with the Lord concludes with Benediction, followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Centre.
 
PARISH FAMILY MASS
The 10.00am Mass on this Sunday is one of a series in which we ask God’s Blessing on the families of our congregation here in Turners Cross, represented by members of a single family who participate in the Mass and receive a special blessing.   This month we are joined by David and Clodagh Murphy and their children.

FIRST CONFESSION
Congratulations to the boys and girls of 2nd Class, Bunscoil Chriost Ri who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday last, to their parents and family members, their Teachers, SNA’s and School Principal.

 Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Trócaire
‘Love no flood can quench, no torrents drown…’ Song of Songs 8:7
 2.5 million people may have been affected by the devastating cyclone and floods that have hit southern Africa. Trócaire is responding on the ground with life-saving support and the Lenten campaign will help not only the people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe but thousands of others facing hardship across the developing world. www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.orgTrócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

 Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Aidan Neville MSC and Fr. Maurice Colgan OP.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal.

Death:  We pray for John Dennehy, Congress Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

South Parish Historical Society – monthly meeting Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm in St. John’s College, Sawmill Street.  Diarmuid O’Driscoll will talk on “The Ring of Blackrock” All Welcome, Fee €3 non-members.

Anointing of Sick: Saturday 6th April after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound during the week. If you would like a visit please contact us.

Summer Time begins at 2.00 am this Sunday when clocks are put forward by one hour.
 

 

24th March 2019 – 3rd Sunday Lent (C)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

 Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

 CHOIR   New members welcome, if you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.
Congregational Singing
We are looking for volunteers to lead congregational singing at weekend Masses.  If you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations – Wednesday 27th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Mercy Hospital Chapel, Cork and Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th – 16th June Our Turner’s Cross Parish group will be part of the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Booking forms available in the Sacristy.

The NET Team Invites you to FORTIFY, a time of prayer for Lent on Saturday next, 30th March. This begins with the normal Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm, followed shortly afterwards by Eucharistic Adoration and Worship with music led by the NET Team. There will also be a short personal sharing from a team member and Confession will be available. Our time together with the Lord will end with Benediction, followed by tea and biscuits in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm.

NET Ministries Junior Youth Group (fifth and sixth classes) will meet in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 26th March from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm.

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at 11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2019
(18 to 40 years) Saturday 30th March, 11am to 6.00 pm at Dominican Retreat Centre, Ennismore. Guest speaker Fr. Marius O’Reilly. Cost including lunch €15 on the day or to book in advance contact Fergal 087-7914975 or Susan 087-2414635

Trócaire
This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the different ways land is stolen from vulnerable people in the developing world. Find out more at www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital, light refreshments provided free of charge. All welcome. Next meeting Friday 29th March.

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Retreat April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Aidan Neville MSC.  The theme of our retreat will be Parish Renewal.

Mother’s Day: Next Sunday 31st March.  All our mothers, living and deceased, will be remembered at the 12.00 noon Mass on that day. Cards are available in the Parish Office this weekend and in the Sacristy during the week.

First Confession The Children of 2nd Class in Bunscoil Chriost Ri will be making their First Confession on Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm here in the Church.   We pray for the Children, their Parents and Teachers.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 11th – 16th June Our Turner’s Cross Parish group will be part of the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage.  Booking forms available in the Sacristy.

Deaths:  We pray for Catherine (Kay) Lewis, Doyle Road and Harlow, Essex, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their rota from the sacristy.

17th March 2019 – St. Patrick’s Day

 On St. Patrick’s Day we may reflect on the gift of faith that God gave to the people of Ireland over sixteen hundred years ago, through the ministry of a runaway slave who was obedient to the call of God.
We pray that in spite of all the present difficulties the faith will continue to be passed on and that future generations of our people will continue to know the good news of salvation, and the peace of Christ which is beyond all human understanding.

Evening Mass at 6.00 pm on weekdays
of Lent. However, no evening Mass on Bank Holiday Monday 18th March.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
on Wednesday mornings in Lent after 10.00 am Mass to 11.00 am.

Morning and Evening Prayer of the Church (Lauds and Vespers) on Fridays in Lent after 10.00 am and 6.00 pm Masses.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes for Lent are available at the back of the Church.

Death:We pray for Ciss Dorgan, Kilcolman Lawn who died on Friday.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their rota from the sacristy.

CHOIR
New members welcome, if you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.

Congregational Singing
We are looking for volunteers to lead congregational singing at weekend Masses.  If you are interested please leave your name in the sacristy.

LOURDES 2019: YOUNG ADULT HELPERS
The diocesan pilgrimage is seeking young adults (18-25) to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes from 10th to 15th June to assist with the care of the sick who travel to Lourdes. Please contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021 4537474 or pdo@corkandross.org  for information and to request an application form.

Prayer for Vocations:  Monthly Holy Hours to pray for vocations – Wednesday 27th March 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Mercy Hospital Chapel, Cork.
Thursday 11th April 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner’s Cross. Prayer followed by tea/coffee.

LENT RETREAT DAY
Dom Richard Purcell OCSO Saturday 30th March at Bon Secours Convent, College Road, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  Donation only, booking essential. Email eavopost@gmail.com or Phone 0872209994

Learn about Justice from a biblical perspective with the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: video presentations and group discussion at Ardfoyle Convent, Ballintemple, Cork at  11am on Tuesdays 9th March to 16th April.   Info: justice@olaireland.ie or 021-4294076

‘Day of Meditation/Relaxation’ Sat 30th March, with Eileen Nash pbvm. Get in touch with yourself, with creation and with God. 10.30am — 3.30pm; bring a packed lunch; cost €25 incl. tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie>

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2019
(18 to 40 years) Saturday 30th March, 11am to 6.00 pm at Dominican Retreat Centre, Ennismore. Guest speaker  Fr. Marius O’Reilly. Cost including lunch €15 on the day or to book in advance contact Fergal 087-7914975 or Susan 087-2414635

The Legion of Mary Acies will be held in SMA Church, Blackrock on March 22nd at 7.15pm.   All auxiliary and former active members welcome.

Trócaire
This year’s Trócaire Lenten campaign highlights the different ways land is stolen from vulnerable people in the developing world. Find out more at www.trocaire.org <http://www.trocaire.org>