18th August 2019 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Betty Hegarty, Mercier Park who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations:  Thursday 22nd August from 2:30pm to 3:30pm hosted by the Sisters of Charity, Saint Vincent’s Convent, Cork – all are welcome to join in prayer followed by tea/coffee.

Ursuline History since 1535 in ten objects taken from our archive in Cork – Monday 19th August 2:30pm at the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock.  The Ursuline Sisters were founded in 1535 in Italy and came to Ireland at the invitation of Nano Nagle in 1771.

Catechism of The Catholic Church Adult Studies
Beginning Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 7.30pm – 9.30pm.  These studies are open to all adults who wish to have a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith For further details contact Mairin Ni Shuilleabhain on 087-7950325 or email catechism@corkandross.org.

Alpha
The Alpha course is designed to give us an opportunity to talk about life and its meaning, to relax in the company of other people who have questions to ask or a story to share. Twenty-five people did the Alpha course in this parish from January to April.  They were universally positive about it.  Two Alpha courses will commence in September, on Wednesday evening September 11th at 7.30 pm and Thursday morning September 26th at 10.30 am.  Call or text 086-1522160 if you want more information or wish to do the course.

 

11th August 2019 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Feast of the Assumption Thursday15th August, Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass 6.00pm Wednesday.  Thursday Masses at 10.00am and 6.00pm.

Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be Chief Celebrant at the Mass and will preach the homily.  Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine at 7.30 pm.

Death:  We remember in our prayers Eileen Godsil, South Douglas Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations:  Thursday 22nd August from 2:30pm to 3:30pm hosted by the Sisters of Charity, Saint Vincent’s Convent, Cork – all are welcome to join in prayer followed by tea/coffee.

National Novena to Our Lady of Knock at Knock Shrine Co Mayo.  August 14th to 22nd 3pm and 8pm daily.  Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm daily. Seminars by guest speakers at 12 noon daily. Further details see www.knockshrine.ie <http://www.knockshrine.ie>    or phone 094 93 88100.

Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage
September 8th 2019 Knock Shrine 2.30pm. Everybody welcome to honour & thank grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages.  Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin with combined Choirs of Knock Parish – Dana sings ‘Our Lady of Knock.’

 

4th August 2019 – 18th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Mary Radley, Westview, South Douglas Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We thank you for your generosity and continued support.  We look forward to your assistance with the August collection this weekend – 3rd & 4th August.

Feast of the Assumption
Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. Bishop Fintan Gavin will be Chief Celebrant at the Mass and will preach the homily.  Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine at 7.30 pm.

Turners Cross “Couch to 5k 2019”
 in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will commence on Thursday 22nd August, 7.00pm at Turners Cross Community Centre.  €50 fee includes 8 weeks training and discounted entry into Cork Rebel Run (no prior experience needed).  More information at charrington@corksports.ie, (021) 4347096 or www.rebelrun.ie <http://www.rebelrun.ie> .

28th July 2019 – 17th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Paddy Quinn, Capwell Avenue, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.

Feast of the Assumption
Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. The Chief Celebrant will be Bishop Fintan Gavin.
Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine ay 7.30 pm.

Catholic Papers: are on sale at the back of the Church every weekend.  The Irish Catholic, The Universe and The Catholic Times.

21st July 2019 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Paddy Quinn, Capwell Avenue, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.

Feast of the Assumption
Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Thursday 15th August. The Chief Celebrant will be Bishop Fintan Gavin.
Join in reciting the Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and follow the fifteen Mysteries until Mass begins at the Shrine ay 7.30 pm.

Catholic Papers: are on sale at the back of the Church every weekend.  The Irish Catholic, The Universe and The Catholic Times.

14th July 2019 – 15 Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Dominic (Dommie) Daly, Curragh Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses this weekend 13th /14th July to support the work of the diocese.

Trocaire 2019 Thank you to all who contributed to the 2019 Trocaire Lenten Campaign, a total of €4,465 was collected in Turner’s Cross Parish.

7th July 2019 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We remember in our prayers Ann Collins,  Fernside Villas, Jimmy Murphy, Fr. Mathew Road and Jim Cogan, Congress Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations will be hosted by the Poor Clare Sisters, College Road, on Thursday 18th July from 2:30pm to 3:30pm with tea to follow in the parlour. All are welcome.

Legion of Mary meet every Monday at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.  New members welcome.

Alpha
The Alpha course is designed to give ordinary people an opportunity to talk about life and its meaning, to relax in the company of other people who have questions to ask or a story to share.
Twenty five people did the Alpha course in this parish from January to April.  They were universally positive about it.
Two Alpha courses will commence in September, on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings.  Call or text 086-1522160 if you want more information or wish to do the course.

Ordination of our new Bishop
We thank God for the Ordination of our new Bishop in the Cathedral last Sunday, during an inspiring and joyful ceremony. Congratulations to all involved in the considerable planning and preparation. As we mark the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Diocese of Cork & Ross we thank Bishop John for his leadership and service over so many years and wish Bishop Fintan well as he takes up his new role. He does so in a difficult time for the Church in Ireland. There are new challenges to be faced and the path of renewal to which Bishop Fintan has committed himself will not be easy.  We ask God’s blessing on him and on the Diocese.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection at all Masses next weekend 13th /14th July to support the work of the dioceses.    

 

30th June 13th Sunday of Year (C)

Deaths:  We Pray for Canon Kieran Twomey, PP, Blackrock who has died. We pray also for Lillian Scanlon, Green Lawn who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families. next 6th July at the 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour. 
 
 Anointing of the Sick on Saturday
Turners Cross “Couch to 5k 2019 in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership will commence on Thursday 22nd August, 7.00pm at Turners Cross Community Centre.  €50 fee includes 8 weeks training and discounted entry into Cork Rebel Run (no prior experience needed).  More information at charrington@corksports.ie, (021) 4347096 or www.rebelrun.ie.
 
Ice Cream Sunday:
Sincere thanks to our Ice Cream Sunday Team and all who supported them with donations for Down Syndrome Ireland last Sunday. A successful day in spite of the appalling weather!
 
 Pope’s Collection (Peter’s Pence):  will be taken up this weekend 29/30th June. The Peter’s Pence Collection unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.  Let us always keep Pope Francis in our prayers.

ORDINATION SUNDAY
BISHOP ELECT FINTAN GAVIN

The new bishop of our diocese will be ordained in the North Cathedral on this Sunday June 30th. The 3.00 pm ceremony at the Cathedral will be televised live on the website of the diocese at www.corkandross.org. Mass will be concelebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio, most of the bishops of Ireland, the priests of our diocese as well as priests from Fr Fintan’s home diocese of Dublin. There will also be priests from abroad. Bishop John Buckley will be the principal consecrating Bishop at the Ordination Ceremony.
All the seating at the Cathedral is already assigned but Fr. Fintan invites all the people from across the diocese wherever they may be to join with him in prayer on this Sunday afternoon.

From Bishop John’s Homily at the Eucharistic Procession last Sunday
 
If the blind beggar man from Jericho had been standing at a kerb from the Cathedral to here in the last half hour anyone could have told him : ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.’ The first Cork City Eucharistic Procession in modern times took place over 97 years ago.  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 the 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. The timber planking for the altar was donated by a Church of Ireland family-owned building firm, indicating support for the initiative from the Church of Ireland that had suffered considerably, especially in West Cork, during the troubles. The Eucharistic Procession that we participate in today is a sign of unity and reconciliation. Pope Francis says we should not keep this joy to ourselves but 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 they will hear no words of condemnation or rejection, only words of understanding, acceptance and love.
Mary Mother of Jesus is also with us today as we pray 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.