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.

 

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.