23rd June 2019 – Bishop Buckley’s Sermon at Eucharistic Procession

 

Bishop Buckley’s Sermon at Eucharistic Procession Sunday 23rd June 2019

 “When Jesus, accompanied by a large crowd, drew near to Jericho, there was a blind man standing by the wayside, begging. When he heard the multitude passing by he asked what was the commotion about and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. If that blind beggar man from Jericho had been standing at any kerb from the Cathedral to here in the last half hour and hearing the shuffle of feet anyone could have told him : ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by’”. Today like the people of Jericho we are saying that “Jesus Christ is passing by”.

 Today we give thanks for the presence of Jesus Christ among us. The first Eucharistic Procession took place over 97 years ago and remarkably since then the Procession has not just survived but has been a feature of catholic life here in the City. It is a public demonstration of our faith and we should never be ashamed to be part of it. Jesus has said : “whoever is ashamed of me before people I will be ashamed of him before my Father in heaven”.

To understand what influenced this demonstration of our faith at that time we have to recall the situation in Cork city in 1926, the year the first procession was held. That year marked the end of a decade that began in 1916 with the Easter Rising. It was a decade of triumph and tragedy that brought about the Ireland that we now enjoy today. The Great War continued in Europe in which so many brave Cork people fought and died. Many more died at home during the War of Independence. The burning of Cork resulted in Patrick Street and the surrounding area being declared a building site and the burnt out City Hall would remain so for another seven years. During those troubled years Cork suffered greatly from poverty, poor housing, emigration and economic recession. The bitter Civil War resulted in many personal animosities lasting into the future.

Against this sad background of a ruined city, bitter divisions and social deprivation, something had to be done to unite the community. A group of business people approached Bishop Coholan with the proposal of a Eucharistic Procession that would involve all the civic and religious bodies in a peaceful demonstration of faith. The whole community showed its support for the event. In fact the timber planking for the altar was donated by a Church of Ireland family-owned building firm. This indicated their support for this initiative from the Church of Ireland that had suffered considerably, especially in West Cork, during the troubles.

Hopefully, there will be similar initiatives as we prepare to commemorate in a careful and sensitive way the events of 100 years ago. It will be a time for reflection not celebration. We visit our history not to find what divides us but what unites us. We must commemorate these events in a way that respects all past differences. There is a thin line between celebration and commemoration.

The Eucharistic Procession that we participate in today is a sign of unity and reconciliation. We all partake of the one bread when we receive Jesus in Holy Communion. The Blessed Sacrament is the most cherished possession that we have on our journey through history. In the humble signs of bread and wine, changed into his body and blood, Christ walks beside us as our strength and our food for the journey through life.

In the beautiful words of Pope Francis the Eucharist is our ‘medicine of immortality’, our hope of joining with our loved ones in the eternal happiness of heaven. ‘It is a taste of eternity in time’. (Pope Francis) Jesus said: “He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood will live forever”. We all need the Eucharist because we are all weak human beings and we need a higher power to sustain us in all that life may bring. The Eucharist also nourishes social love and helps us to reach out to those who are suffering in any way.

The Eucharistic Procession reminds us that we are all pilgrims on the streets of time and forces us to ask fundamental questions about the meaning of life. Why are we here? Where are we going? These are questions that have occupied the minds of people down through the centuries. A great Saint has given us the answer to these questions : “You made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts will not rest until they rest in you” In other words we are not people of time only but people of eternity.

Today therefore we give thanks to the Lord for his presence among us and as Pope Francis says we should not keep this joy to ourselves but like the father of the prodigal son reach out and welcome people who may have grown casual or careless in the practice of honouring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and in their understanding of the Mass. We should gently say to them that this is the mystery of Christ’s love for us and that we should be generous with our time in going to meet him and that from him we will hear no words of condemnation or rejection, only words of understanding, acceptance and love. ‘The church has always been a refuge for the weak and not a home for the perfect’ (St Pope John Paul).

The Sunday Mass goes back to the Last Supper when Jesus said ‘Do this in Memory of Me”. For century after century, spreading slowly to every continent and country and among every race on earth, the Mass has been celebrated for every human need from birth to death and beyond. In Ireland love for the Eucharist is still strong and expresses itself in many ways. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and adoration are very much alive.

Mary Mother of Jesus is also with us today. She would have been present at the Eucharistic celebrations of the first generation of Christians. We pray also to her asking her to look after our City.

23rd June 2019 – Feast of Corpus Christi

 

        CORPUS CHRISTI
As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we give thanks for the tremendous gift of the Eucharist.  When we receive Holy Communion, we share the life of Christ.  Jesus is also present in the Word of God, proclaimed at Mass, and in the sisters and brothers around us, for whom he died.

Pope Francis says that the Christ who nourishes us in holy communion is the same Christ we meet in everyday life, in the poor person who holds out his hand, in the suffering person who asks for help, in the brother or sister who asks for our time and waits for our welcome. He is in every human being, even the smallest and the defenceless.  Those who are nourished by the Bread of Life must not remain indifferent to those who do not have their daily bread.

Bishop Buckley comments that our faith is not something that we celebrate behind closed doors, it is something that is meant to affect our daily lives. Our Corpus Christi procession brings Christ into our streets; into all the suffering, isolation, loneliness, temptations and fears of our life. The Eucharistic Procession is an ideal way of giving witness to our faith.

Corpus Christi Procession: Our Annual Procession will take place in Cork City on this Sunday 23rd June.  We will gather at the Church here in Turners Cross at 2.45 pm and walk in procession to Daunt Square. Come and join us.

Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart continues to Friday 28th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10.00am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers leaflets are available at the back of the Church. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

Deaths:  We pray for Kitty Collins late of Capwell Road who died in Boston USA and John O’Brien, Palaceanne Lawn who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Ice Cream Sunday: Sunday 23rd June is also Ice Cream Sunday in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. Ice Cream will be available outside the church after the ten and twelve o’clock Masses.

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th 2 – 4.30 pm
Email vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie

Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin Presentation on ‘Celtic Spirituality’ led by Sr. Trinita Laffan pbvm on Saturday 29th June, 10am—2.30pm. This will explore origins, festivals and questions for church and society into the future.  Bring a packed lunch; cost €30 incl. tea/coffee. Booking required: phone  022 26411 or log on to www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie <http://www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie> .

Young Adults Apologetics Conference:Evangelium Ireland one-day Conference for young adults at All Hallows’ College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on 13th July 2019 from 9.00am – 8.00pm. Will include Mass, talks and workshops by clergy, religious and laity and a concluding social evening. Talks on aspects of The Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, Sin and workshops on the Complementarity of the Sexes. The cost is €32.50, including lunch and supper. See www.evangelium.ie <http://www.evangelium.ie> , Facebook at “Evangelium Ireland,” phone 086-2189025 or email evangeliumireland@gmail.com.

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends to meet with social and health professionals.  Last Friday of each month 1.30–3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. All welcome. Friday 28th June the next meeting.

Our First Holy Communion Programme “Do This in Memory” concludes on this Sunday 23rd June at the 10am Mass.  After Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí.

                        Fr Fintan Gavin
Fr Fintan Gavin will be ordained as Bishop of Cork & Ross in the Cathedral on Sunday next 30th June at 3.00 pm.  The ceremony will be attended by people from across the diocese, from around Ireland and beyond.  The Parishes in the Diocese have each received seven invitations for parishioners.  The ordination ceremony will be live-streamed on 

<http://wwww.corkandross.org>  and  <http://www.corkcathedral.ie> .
We continue to pray for our Particular Church of Cork & Ross, our Bishop Elect Fintan, and our Retiring Bishop John.

 

16th June 2019 – Trinity Sunday

CORPUS CHRISTI, 23rd JUNE
As we prepare for The Feast of Corpus Christi there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday 22nd June from 2.30 pm until the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass. It is hoped to have people in the Church throughout the afternoon ~ time sheets are available at the church entrances.

Corpus Christi Procession: Our Annual Procession will take place in Cork city on Sunday 23rd June. We will gather at the Church here in Turners Cross at 2.45 pm and walk in procession to Daunt Square. Come and join us.

Our annual Corpus Christi procession brings Christ, and the love of Christ, into our streets; into all the suffering, isolation, loneliness, temptations and fears of our life; a blessing for our city and our parish.

Ice Cream Sunday: Sunday 23rd June is also Ice Cream Sunday in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. Ice Cream will be available outside the church after the ten and twelve o’clock Masses.

Our First Holy Communion “Do This in Memory”  Programme concludes next Sunday 23rd June at the 10.00 am Corpus Christi Mass.  There will be a Eucharistic Procession after Mass in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí.

Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will begin on Thursday 20th June and continue until Friday 28th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers will be available at the back of the Church.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.

 Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy.

Youth Music Group
Young people, especially those at second level, who play a musical instrument are invited to join the new parish Youth Music Group. The first meeting will be in the Turners Cross Parish Centre on Friday next 21st June, 4-5 pm. Please bring your instrument. Contact: Brother Matthew, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Tel. 087-2634484; email: jmfeheny@iol.ie

Evangelium Ireland will host a one-day Apologetics Conference for young adults at All Hallows’ College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 on 13th July 2019 from 9.00am – 8.00pm. The conference will include Holy Mass, informative talks and workshops by clergy, religious and laity and a social in the evening to conclude the event. Talks will be given on aspects of The Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, Sin and there will be workshops on the Complementarity of the Sexes. The cost for the day, including lunch and supper, is €32.50. For full details and booking information please see our website www.evangelium.ie <http://www.evangelium.ie> . Find us on Facebook at “Evangelium Ireland” or contact us at 086 2189025 or evangeliumireland@gmail.com

Coffee Morning: The Parish Assembly is holding a coffee morning on Wednesday next June 19th.  Join us in the Parish Centre after the 10.00am Mass for a cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Climate Change and care of our Common Home
At the suggestion of parishioners at our Parish Mission a “Loudato Si” Group is being established in September/October to promote Climate Change and  Environmental Awareness.  Loudato Si is the title of  Pope Francis Encyclical on Care of the Earth, our Common Home.  Those interested in  helping to establish the group may give their name and contact details to the Sacristy or contact one of the priests or a member of the Parish Assembly (Over 18’s).

Adult Baptism and Confirmation
Nadia Mazeau of Maiville Terrace will be received into the Church at the 12.00 noon Mass this weekend as she receives the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.  We offer our prayers, welcome and best wishes to Nadia and her family.

9th June 2019 – Pentecost Sunday

NEW BISHOP THIS MONTH
Fr Fintan Gavin’s ordination will be attended by people from across the diocese, from around Ireland and beyond.  Invitations to the bishop’s ordination on June 30 in the Cathedral are out, and the sixty-eight Parishes in the Diocese have seven invitations each.
The ordination will be live streamed on www.corkandross.org <http://www.corkandross.org> and www.corkcathedral.ie <http://www.corkcathedral.ie> .
We continue to pray for our Particular Church of Cork & Ross, our Bishop Elect Fintan and our Retiring Bishop John.

Deaths:  We pray for Marcella Kennefick, USA and Josephine O’Leary, Ashdale Park, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy.

Parish Assembly meeting in the Parish Centre Monday 10th June at 8.00 pm.

Blessing of Lilies: Lilies will be blessed after the 10.00 am Mass on Thursday next, 13th June, the feast day of St Anthony.

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th 2 – 4.30 pm
Email vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Rev. John Guirey:
We welcome Deacon John Guirey who will preach at our Masses this weekend.  Ordained last October in his home Parish of Ballinhassig, Deacon John is one of three married deacons in the Diocese of Cork & Ross.  A native of Turner’s Cross, he was an Altar Server here in the 1960’s.
Deacons continue in their family lives and secular employment. The four-year programme of preparation is part-time, as is the subsequent ministry. Anybody interested may contact their local priest or the Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate, Canon Bertie O’Mahony, PP, Parochial House, Model Farm Road, phone (021) 4346940 or (087) 2519940.

Youth Music Group
Young people, especially those at second level, who play a musical instrument are invited to join the new parish Youth Music Group. The first meeting will be in the Turners Cross Parish Centre on Friday 21 June, 4-5 pm. Please bring your instrument.
Contact: Brother Matthew, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Tel. 087-2634484; email: jmfeheny@iol.ie

Meeting and Greeting:  The Parish Assembly is developing a team to welcome people, regulars or newcomers, to Mass on Sundays to foster the communal aspect of our Sunday Mass.  Team members hand out Mass leaflets as they offer a smile or word of welcome.  If you would like to help, please leave your name and contact details in the Sacristy.

Lourdes:   Fr. Kerry travels to Lourdes with a number of parishioners on the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage on Monday 10th June. Our good wishes and prayers go with him.   Petitions to be placed at the Grotto may be put in envelopes – no money – and placed in the box at the altar rail before 1.00 pm on this Sunday, 9th June.

Ice Cream Sunday in support of Down Syndrome Ireland will be held this year on Sunday, June 23rd.  Ice Cream will be available after the 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses.

Our Parish Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will start on Thursday 20th June and conclude on Friday 28th June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  Novena Prayers each morning at the 10am Mass or families may wish to pray the novena at home.   Novena Prayers will be available at the back of the Church.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you.

Holy Communion for the Sick 
Ministers of the Eucharist taking Holy Communion to the sick and housebound should not bring a Pyx to the minister or priest when receiving Communion themselves. Their Pyx should be handed into the Sacristy before Mass, where an unconsecrated host will be placed in that Pyx which will then be taken to the Altar for consecration during Mass.

New Bishop of Cork & Ross

                    New Bishop of Cork & Ross

New bishop will be ordained this month Invitations to the ordination of the new bishop of our diocese on June 30th in Cork are currently being distributed. Each of our 68 parishes have received seven invitations. Fr Fintan Gavin’s ordination as bishop will be attended by people from throughout the diocese, from around Ireland and beyond.People in West Cork can also be part of the celebration by going to Mass on that day in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Skibbereen at 3pm. The ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Anne will be relayed to a large screen in Skibbereen where people and clergy will join in the ordination by their prayers, hymns and Communion.

It will also be possible to view the ordination ceremony which will be live streamed on www.corkandross.org as well as www.corkcathedral.ie

Fr. Kerry welcomes Bishop Elect Fintan at the Cathedral on the day of the announcement

 

2nd June 2019 – Feast of the Ascension (C)

2018 World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit to Ireland
A special collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend 1st – 2nd June towards the cost of hosting the World Meeting of Families in Ireland last August.

Exams:  Our prayers and good wishes to all beginning Exams on this Wednesday, when the 10am Mass will be offered for you all.  May your efforts and hard work be blessed with success.   Our Students are also remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy.

Ministers of Word & Eucharist:  Rotas for coming weeks are in the Sacristy.

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th   2 – 4.30 pm
For young women considering a vocation. Email: ocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Meeting and Greeting:  The Parish Assembly is developing a team to welcome people, regulars or newcomers, to Mass on Sundays to foster the communal aspect of our Sunday Mass.  Team members will be asked to attend a Mass of their choice from time to time and hand out Mass leaflets as they offer a smile or word of welcome.  If you would like to help the development of this parish service, please leave your name and contact details in the Sacristy.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Remembrance Evening on Wednesday 5th June at 7:20pm at the Lough, Cork, followed by Tea and Coffee in the Hawthorn. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents. Please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie or 085 2888888 to help us organise.  Please note there are no Events in July or August.

Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass will take place in the Church of Our Lady and St. John, –Carrigaline, Co. Cork on Friday June 7th at 7.30pm.  Pioneers qualifying for 10-year, Silver or Golden Jubilee pins and the new 60-year Diamond pin, may contact Aislinn 087 9699 488 or Barry 087 813 7990. All pioneers are welcome.

Mount Cara (Cara House) on Redemption Road, is a twenty-five bedded facility on the Northside of Cork City, adjacent to the Diocesan Office.  Mount Cara offers respite, convalescence and continuing care.   For further information, contact Ms. Eilís Brennan  (021) 4395737.

Lourdes:   Fr. Kerry travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage on Monday 10th June. with some parishioners from our Parish. Our good wishes and prayers go with them.
Petitions to be placed at the Grotto in Lourdes may be put in envelopes – no money –and placed in the box at the altar rail, no later than Sunday 9th June.

Traffic Disruption during Cork City Marathon on this Sunday 2nd June from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. There will be Traffic Disruption this Sunday during the Marathon, and access to the Church from South Douglas Road/Skabeg and Curragh Road will be affected. Signs will direct traffic from the South Douglas Road onto the Cross Douglas Road, travelling via Douglas Road to the church gates on Capwell Road. On leaving the carpark, the signs will direct traffic to return the way they came, with limited egress from the southern end of Capwell Road turning left only onto the South Douglas Road.  Curragh Road will be closed to traffic.  The Church and church car park will be accessible from Evergreen Road.

Cemetery Mass
Mass for the bereaved will be celebrated at St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd (Maher’s Lane, off the Bandon Road before the Viaduct) on Saturday 8th June at 3.00 p.m.

Youth Music Group
Young people, especially those at second level, who play a musical instrument are invited to join the new parish Youth Music Group. The first meeting will be in the Turners Cross Parish Centre on Friday 21 June, 4-5 pm. Please bring your instrument.
Contact: Brother Matthew, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Tel. 087-2634484; email: jmfeheny@iol.ie

26th May 2019 – 6th Sunday of Easter (C)

Deaths:  We pray for Noel Maher late of Friars Road and Sr Dolores Wall, South Presentation Convent and late of Turners Cross Presentation Convent, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families and community.

2018 World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit to Ireland
A special collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 1st – 2nd June towards the cost of hosting the World Meeting of Families in Ireland last August.

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10.00 am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for exams.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for Vocations:  will be hosted by the Ursuline Sisters on Monday 27th May from 7pm to 8pm in the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock T12 X982 (access from Convent Road). Cup of tea to follow – all are welcome.

 Ministers of Word & Eucharist:  Rotas for coming weeks are in the Sacristy.

Anointing of Sick: Saturday 1st June after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage 4th – 6th
June departing Togher Church at 8.30 am, and Ballyphehane Convent at 8.50 am.
Names to Sr. Annunciata, Presentation Convent, Ballyphehane before 30th May.
For more details from Rita at 021 4963604.

PARISH MEETING
 During our Parish Mission 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.  At the closing session many parishioners submitted proposals for the renewal of our parish and agreed to help in our parish pastoral programme. The Parish Assembly will hold an Open Meeting in the Parish Centre on Wednesday next 29th May to discuss these how these proposals may best be made part of a Parish Pastoral Programme, to be started in September.  Everybody is welcome to attend, particularly those who participated in the mission discussion and submitted proposals.

Living with Loss Cork 2019: Information evening with keynote address by Dessie Fitzgerald (former Cork Hurler) on living with grief and loss – Thursday 6th June from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.  Organised by the Hospice Foundation in conjunction with local bereavement organisations.

Diocesan Mission Team Information Night A new Cork & Ross Mission Team is being established, to foster mission awareness in parishes and in the diocese.  Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas in mission or development work are welcome to attend a meeting on Tuesday 28th May at 7:30 pm in the Carrigaline Parish Centre.   Enquiries to Fr Pat Fogarty 087 6608758 or patriciofogarty@gmail.com.

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends to meet social and health professionals. Last Friday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital. Light refreshments, all welcome. Next on Friday, 31st May.

Cork City Marathon, Sunday 2nd June, 2019.  There will be Traffic Disruption next Sunday during the Marathon, and access to the Church from South Douglas Road/Skabeg and Curragh Road will be affected. Signs will direct traffic from the South Douglas Road onto the Cross Douglas Road, travelling via Douglas Road to the church gates on Capwell Road. On leaving the carpark, the signs will direct traffic to return the way they came, with limited egress from the southern end of Capwell Road turning left only onto the South Douglas Road.  Curragh Road will be closed to traffic.  The Church and church car park will be accessible from Evergreen Road.

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

 

19th May 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter (C)

Death:  We pray for Miah McSweeney late of Congress Road who died in the USA.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

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.

Padre Pio Pilgrimage (Visiting Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo & Shrine of St Michael the Archangel) 9th -13th October, Cost: €699 per person sharing.  Spiritual director: Fr Ben Hodnett. Full details on ww.marian.ie <http://ww.marian.ie>  or Marian Pilgrimages 01-8788159

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for Vocations:  will be hosted by the Ursuline Sisters on Monday 27th May from 7pm to 8pm in the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock T12 X982 (access from Convent Road). Cup of tea to follow – all are welcome.

Thank you from the Pastoral Development Office – Fr Charlie Kiely wishes to acknowledge your generosity to the annual collection taken up last weekend and looks forward to meeting many of you over the coming year at our various events in the diocese.

Cork Autism Conference 2019 –  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info at www.bookwhen.com/autismcork <http://www.bookwhen.com/autismcork>  or call 089 239 8900

Our Students are remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. Special Cards are available in the Sacristy for those doing and preparing for exams.

Diocesan Mission Team Information Night
The formation of a new Mission Team in Cork & Ross diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness in parishes and in the diocese.  A meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th May at 7:30pm in the Carrigaline Parish Centre, Cork Rd.  Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission or in development work are invited and welcome to attend.   Enquiries to Fr Pat Fogarty 087 6608758 or patriciofogarty@gmail.com.

Community Safety Forum for Turners Cross, The Lough, Ballyphehane, Pouladuff and surrounding areas. Meeting on Wednesday 22nd May at 7.30 pm, at Turners Cross Community Centre, Curragh Road. An opportunity for residents to raise issues of concern with Gardai, Cork City Council representatives and other relevant agencies.

Living with Loss Cork 2019: Information evening with keynote address by Dessie Fitzgerald (former Cork Hurler) on living with grief and loss – Thursday 6th June from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.  Organised by the Hospice Foundation in conjunction with local bereavement organisations.

National Day of Reparation and Repentance: An afternoon of Prayer and Repentance in Reparation for Ireland’s voting for Abortion on May 25th last year and for the ways our Country has turned away from God. Saturday May 25th – Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, Cork City from 2pm – 4.15pm (Mass at 3.15pm). Adoration & veneration of the relic of the Holy Face of Jesus will be included.

KNOCK: 22nd Annual Pilgrimage 4th – 6th
June. Departing Togher Church at 8.30 am, and Ballyphehane Convent at 8.50 am.
Names to Sr. Annunciata, Presentation Convent, Ballyphehane before 30th May.
For more details from Rita at 021 4963604.

Annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass
The annual Diocesan Pioneer Mass will take place in the Church of Our Lady and St. John, Carrigaline, Co. Cork on Friday June 7th at 7.30pm.  Any Pioneer qualifying for 10-year, Silver or Golden Jubilee pins and the new 60-year Diamond pin, please contact Aislinn 087 9699 488 or Barry 087 813 7990. All pioneers are welcome.

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.