8th September 2019 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time (C)

Death:  We pray for Tim Barry, formerly of Derrynane Road, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to his family.

Parish Assembly: Meeting in the Parish Centre at 8.00 pm Monday 9th September. Alpha Course

Turner’s Cross Parish Alpha starts on Wednesday 11th September from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre. 
We invite you to try Alpha with us. Alpha
is for everyone, no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome. Come along for the first night and see what you think.  No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
“Friendships are made at Alpha”
Contact Br Andrew at 086 1522160 or just turn up on the night.

Christ King Secondary School Open Evening 6-8 pm Thursday, September 19th. Principal’s address at 7.15pm.  All parents and prospective students are welcome.

CONVENT CAMINO:  Join us on a journey visiting four different convents in one day, Saturday 14th September beginning at 10:00am at the OLA Sisters, Ardfoyle, Ballintemple then moving on to the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Poor Clare Monastery and Bon Secours Convent on College Road.  An opportunity to share prayer, Eucharist, meals, silence and chat with the sisters in each community. For more details or to reserve a place contact Sr Karen  087 7910785 or Anne Marie at eavopost@gmail.com.

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery
, College Road, Saturday Sept. 21st   2 – 4 pm 2019 For young women considering a vocation
Mail: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie>

Irish Heart Foundation: Heart Failure Information & Support Group Wednesday 11th September 7.30 – 9.00 pm Ennismore Retreat & Conference Centre, Montenotte, Cork. Contact Lucinda McNerney for information and booking at 087 7781561, email lmcnerney@irishheart.ie

Cork Autism Conference 2019
Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel. For Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies and Advocates More information from www.autismcork.ie <http://www.autismcork.ie>  or call 089 239 8900.

Marymount Annual Flag Day on the 12th September 2019. We are looking for help for two hours in the City Centre (between 3pm -5pm), Togher (all day long), Wilton Shopping Centre (2pm – 5pm), and Ballincollig and Douglas Court Shopping Centres.  Phone 021 4501 201  or Email fundraising@marymount.ie. This year we have to raise €3.5 million just to provide our current level of service.  Thank you for your very kind support.

Coláiste Éamann Rís (formerly Deerpark CBS), St. Patrick’s Road is holding an open night for girls and boys of 4th, 5th and 6th class students on Tuesday 10th Sept. from 7.00pm to 9.30pm.  The school is Cork City’s first Co-educational Catholic School and a part of Edmund Rice Schools Trust.  For more information call (021) 4962025, email info@cercork.ie <mailto:info@cercork.ie> or visit our website www.cercork.ie <http://www.cercork.ie>

Legion of Mary, Cork annual pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock, Sunday 29th September.  €50 per person (incl. bus, breakfast and evening meal), deposit of €20 per person is required.  Coach departs St. Patrick’s Quay at 8.00am. For details ring Denis O’Riordan 085-1790445 or Teresa Desmond 086-0770097

GOUGANE SUNDAY  September 29th. Rosary at 2.30 pm and     Mass at 3.00 pm.  Principal Celebrant will be Most Rev. Fintan Gavin, Bishop of Cork and Ross, the Preacher will be Very Rev. Anthony O’Mahony, PP Uibh Laoire.

Fr. Jacob Madathumpady
Welcome back to Turner’s Cross to Fr. Jacob of Jalandhar Diocese in India, presently studying in Rome.  Fr Jacob was here in July 2017, and will be with us this year for the month of September.  He is from Kerala in Southern India, where the Church has flourished for many years, with full churches and a more than sufficient supply of priests.  Fr Jacob ministers as a missionary priest in the Punjab, 3,000 km to the north, where Catholics are a tiny proportion of the very large population. Ordained ten years ago, he has served as Parish Priest for two Punjabi parishes before being sent to Rome for further studies three years ago. We look forward to his ministry in our parish, it is great to hear the voice of the Church from a faraway land.

 

1st September 2019 – 22nd Sunday (C)

Alpha
This is “Alpha Sunday” in Turners Cross as we launch our next Alpha Course, flyers giving details of the course are available for everybody. Twenty-five people did our last Alpha course from January to April and were universally positive about it. At each Mass this weekend we hear from a parishioner who completed that course.
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. Participants meet weekly and after chatting together over a light meal, watch a video presentation. The participants then break into small groups to discuss the presentation and questions arising from it. 
Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome. Come along for the first night and see what you think.  No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

The next evening Alpha will commence on Wednesday evening September 11th in the Parish Centre from 7.30 to 9.00 pm. 
Call or text Andrew on 086-1522160 if you want more information or wish to do the course, or just turn up on the night.

Alpha accomplishes an incredible task, in making people interested in faith and in making faith relevant to modern people 
Father Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap, preacher to the Papal Household.

After Mass feel free to join us for a short video introduction to the Alpha Course and a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits in the Parish Centre.

Anointing of Sick: next Saturday 7th September after 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

Deaths:  We pray for Eileen Collins, Mount Pleasant Avenue, John Good, Friars Road and John Joseph Morris, Turners Cross and Togher, who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to their families.

First Friday: Fr. Billy will visit the sick and housebound during the week.

CONVENT CAMINO:  an invitation to join us on a journey visiting four different convents in one day, Saturday 14th September beginning at 10:00am at the OLA Sisters, Ardfoyle, Ballintemple then moving on to the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Poor Clare Monastery and Bon Secours Convent on College Road.  An opportunity for the curious or interested to share prayer, Eucharist, meals, silence and chat with the sisters in each community. For more details or to reserve a place contact Sr Karen  087 7910785 or Anne Marie at eavopost@gmail.com.

Marymount Annual Flag Day on the 12th September 2019. We are looking for help in the City Centre (between 3pm -5pm), Togher (all day long), Wilton Shopping Centre (2pm – 5pm), and Ballincollig and Douglas Court Shopping Centres.  If you can spare two hours to help Marymount we would be delighted to hear from you. Phone 021 4501 201 “Fundraising,” or Email fundraising@marymount.ie. This year we have to raise €3.5 million just to provide our current level of service.  Thank you for your very kind support.

Cork Autism Conference 2019
Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 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.autismcork.ie <http://www.autismcork.ie>  or call 089 239 8900

“Come and See” Vocations Afternoon
Poor Clare Monastery
, College Road, Saturday Sept. 21st   2 – 4 pm 2019 For young women considering a vocation
Mail: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com
or see www.poorclarescork.ie <http://www.poorclarescork.ie> .

1st September, 2019 – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Creation has a broader meaning than nature, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only be understood as a gift from the outstretched hand of the Father of all, and as a reality illuminated by the love which calls us together into universal communion . . . If we acknowledge the value and the fragility of nature we can finally leave behind the modern myth of unlimited material progress. A fragile world, entrusted by God to human care, challenges us.    cf. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 76,78

Pope’s prayer intention for September
That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
 

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.