9th September 2018 – 23rd Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

PRIESTHOOD
During his visit Pope Francis asked us to pray for our priests as well as for new vocations. Serving priests need prayers, especially in these times of Church difficulty and shortage of priests. And as we pray also for the new parish structures which will be necessary to cater for the new situation of fewer priests we may reflect on the role of the priest, of which the Eucharist is the centre and summit. The Mass is the source of our strength and hope in times of difficulty, when God gives us the gift of himself.  When Our Lord at the last supper said do this in memory of me, he was not talking simply about the ritual with the bread and wine, to become his body and blood.  He referred his body which is to be given up and his blood which is to be shed.  When we participate in the memorial of the Lord’s Supper, we too offer our bodies, all we have, for the brothers and sisters for whom Christ died, and our blood, our lives, as spiritual sacrifices in union with Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.  We pray that the gift of the Eucharist will continue to be available to God’s people

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

The Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 4pm.    Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more.    For more information call Breda on 01-2310 533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie <http://www.cancer.ie>  to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

Turners Cross Retired Men’s Club  are set to resume on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm in the Daycare Centre on Capwell Road.  The group currently has a membership of 20 men.  Weekly meetings last approximately two hours to socialise and organise a wide variety of information evenings and events throughout the
year.   All new members and ideas are welcome. For more information contact Pat on 086-2233152

 The Poor Clares in Galway are hosting a Cloister day on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am to 5pm. The day is designed to help young women between the ages of 21 and 40 to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life with a view to vocation discernment. To book a place contact:  Sr. Faustina at: poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com

 Cork Autism Conference 2018
Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Asperger’s syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: call 089 239 8900 or www.bookwhen.com/corkautism <http://www.bookwhen.com/corkautism>

NEW BISHOP OF MEATH
 Canon Tom Deenihan, a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Diocesan secretary for twelve years, was ordained Bishop of Meath on Sunday last, 2nd September.  Bishop Deenihan was born in Cork in 1967. He attended the North Monastery Christian Brothers School in the city. After completing post-primary education, he studied at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and was ordained for the Diocese of Cork and Ross by the late Bishop Michael Murphy in 1991.

After his ordination, Fr Deenihan worked in Glanmire Parish (1991-1994) and taught in St Goban’s College Bantry (1994-2003) during which time he also worked in the parishes of Schull, Kealkil and Bantry. In 2003 he was appointed as diocesan adviser for post-primary catechetics and, in 2006, as diocesan secretary and diocesan education secretary.  He served on the board of the Cork Education and Training Board and a member of the Catholics Schools Partnership.
 Nationally, he has served as the general secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association from 2013 to 2016, and as acting-executive secretary to the Council for Education and to the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
 The Chief Ordaining Bishop was Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, assisted by Bishop Michael Smith, retired Bishop of Meath and Bishop John Buckley of Cork and Ross.
 We pray God’s blessing on Bishop Deenihan as he begins his new ministry.
The address of Bishop Tom at the conclusion of the ordination ceremony included the following comments:
As I begin my new Ministry as Bishop of Meath, pray with me and for me that I and all who minister in this diocese will treasure and foster that sense of Joy that transcends our own worries, failings and shortcomings and enables us to reach out to others.
I am particularly conscious of my role in supporting, as best I can, that spirit of joy in the priests of the Diocese.  They are the men who minister in so many different places, in so many different contexts and in often difficult circumstances reaching out to those whom they minister to.  It is not always easy being a priest today, like the parable, the priests of Ireland have worked in the noonday sun. They deserve support from their Bishop and Parishioners.
I am reminded by a line in the address by Pope Francis to the Irish Bishops at the end
of the World Meeting of Families last Sunday, “Whenever you and your people feel that you are a ‘little flock’ exposed to the apparently irresistible onslaught of a culture so often alien to our deepest beliefs and values, do not grow discouraged. As Saint John of the Cross teaches us, ‘it is in the darkest night that the light of faith shines purest in our hearts.’”
Can I conclude by quoting a sentence from Saint Augustine of Canterbury that was mentioned to me recently by a colleague, let us ‘take care of each other in love on the journey.’

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Peggy Hallahan, Mercier Park, and Elizabeth (Elsa) Collins, Summerhill South, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

2nd September 2018 – 22nd Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

Some of Pope Francis’s Words
Dublin – Aug 2018

The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (Jn 6:63).: These words, with their promise of the gift of the Holy Spirit, are teeming with life for us who accept them in faith.  They point to the ultimate source of all the good that we have experienced and celebrated here in these past few days: the Spirit of God, who constantly breathes new life into our world, into our hearts, into our families, into our homes and parishes.  Each …new generation, brings the promise of a new Pentecost… a fresh outpouring of the Spirit, the Paraclete, whom Jesus sends as our Advocate, our Consoler and indeed our Encourager. (Phoenix Park, Dublin Celebration of Eucharist 26-8-18)

Teachings of Jesus Hard: Need the strength of His Holy Spirit:
But let us also humbly acknowledge that, if we are honest with ourselves, we too can find the teachings of Jesus hard.  How difficult it is always to forgive those who hurt us; how challenging always to welcome the migrant and the stranger; how painful joyfully to bear disappointment, rejection, betrayal; how inconvenient to protect the rights of the most vulnerable, the unborn or the elderly, who seem to impinge upon our own sense of freedom. Yet it is precisely at those times that the Lord asks us: “What about you, do you want to go away too?” (Jn 6:67).  With the strength of the Spirit to “encourage” us and with the Lord always at our side, we can answer: “We believe; we know that you are the Holy One of God” (v.69).
With the people of Israel, we can repeat: “We
too will serve the Lord, for he is our God” (Jos 24:18). (Phoenix Park, Dublin Celebration of Eucharist 26-8-18)

The Love we have come to know in Christ Jesus:
Living in love, even as Christ loved us (cf. Eph 5:2), entails… dying to ourselves in order to be reborn to a greater and more enduring love.  The love that alone can save our world from its bondage to sin, selfishness, greed and indifference to the needs of the less fortunate.  That is the love we have come to know in Christ Jesus.  …The task of bearing witness to this Good News is not easy.  Yet the challenges that Christians face today are, in their own way, no less difficult than those faced by the earliest Irish missionaries.  I think of Saint Columbanus, who with his small band of companions brought the light of the Gospel to the lands of Europe in an age of darkness and cultural dissolution.  Their extraordinary missionary success was not based on tactical methods or strategic plans, no, but on a humble and liberating docility to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  It was their daily witness of fidelity to Christ and to each other that won hearts yearning for a word of grace and helped give birth to the culture of Europe.  That witness remains a perennial source of spiritual and missionary renewal for God’s holy and faithful people. (Phoenix Park, Dublin Celebration of Eucharist 26-8-18)
Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Josephine O’Leary, Doyle Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday, 5th Sept. at 7:30pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli

Turners Cross Active Retirement are re-opening on Tuesday next 4th September in the Centre, Capwell Road, at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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

First Friday: Fr. Billy and Fr Kerry will visit the sick and housebound this week.   If you would like a visit please contact us
Hope Foundation.  Aoife McTaggart of Christ King Girls Secondary School is selling Butlers Hope Chocolate Bars after Masses this weekend as part of her fundraising for her volunteer visit to India to work with the Hope Foundation in Kolkata.

“After the Abortion Referendum:  The Way Forward for Ireland’s Pro-Life Movement” on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 in Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, at 7:30pm in the Harbour 5 Suite. All welcome to attend.

Spirituality Courses at Nano Nagle Place September-December 2018 Registration is required. For more information please contact Sister Emma Rooney on 021-419-3580 or email: Info@ nanonagleplace.ie

HealthCare Professional Carers Training Programme In conjunction with South West Gno Skillnet. Comprehensive & Accredited Professional Training FREE OF CHARGE
Applicants must be in receipt of Job Seekers / Social Welfare payment to qualify for entry. Places will be allocated through an interview process which will take place on Thursday 13th September. Register required in advance of interview. Contact Claire to register on 021-4536551 or claire.coakley@stlukeshome.ie

The Irish Cancer Society’s National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 4pm.    Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more.    For more information call Breda on 01-2310 533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

PAPAL VISIT
Arman and Eileen Beron with their sons Michael and Alex and daughter Kirsten represented Turner’s Cross Parish at the Festival of Families in Croke Park with Pope Francis on 25th August.  Our congratulations and thanks to each of them.

Congratulations also to those who travelled to the Phoenix Park Mass in the Turner’s Cross Parish Coach  – a long day, but well worthwhile, we are told.   Some parishioners travelled independently to one or more events, well done to all.

 

26th August 2018 – 21st Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

WELCOME  POPE FRANCIS
With great joy we welcome Pope Francis to Ireland this weekend, and wish him céad míle fáilte and we join him in praying for families in Ireland and all over the world.
We welcome him as Vicar of Christ on earth and visible head of the Church.  He comes to confirm us in our faith as successor to St Peter, who was told by the Lord that he must strengthen the brothers and sisters (Luke 22:32).  We need strengthening in these difficult times as we experience hostility to our faith from outside the Church and continuing scandal within. We remember again the passage from the letter of St Jude: Some godless men have slipped in unnoticed among us, who pervert the message of the grace of God to their immoral ends.

Our painful reaction to the abuse scandals is as nothing compared to the suffering of innocent boys and girls, whose damage and suffering continued into their adult years; long and broken years. We pray for healing and comfort for those who have suffered, and that the Church may be healed, the Church of God which is the gathering of God’s people, women and men of good will who had nothing to do with the evil and who have been hurt and harmed by it.

As the Church is wounded by scandal, much of her teaching on family and the sanctity of life has been rejected by contemporary Ireland, and many have walked away from the faith.  We seem to hear the Lord saying to us, to each of us, will you go away too?  Please God the encouragement of Pope Francis’ visit will help us to say, in the words of St Peter in today’s gospel reading: Lord, who shall we go to, you have the message of eternal life.

We pray that in spite of the difficulties we will rejoice at the presence of the Pope among us, that we will listen to his words, and the reflection on the various aspects of family life emerging from the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress.  May we show the diminished Ireland of our time that there is an alternative to the death voices of a culture which promises pleasure but cannot give joy or inner peace.  May we experience God’s blessing as Pope Francis encourages us to be more and more aware of the joy of family love, which leads to life and true freedom.

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[we pause and remember family members and others by name].
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
Amen
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

St. Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saint Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
St. Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us

LIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE PARISH CHURCH
The Television Broadcast of the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park will be shown on a very large screen in the Church of Christ the King on this Sunday afternoon.  This is an opportunity for those not travelling to Dublin to participate as a Parish group.  The transmission will be shown from 2.15 pm, in good time to include the Papal Mass at 3 o’clock.  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament afterwards.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Mary O’Shea, Doyle Road, Michael Dorgan, Kilcolman Lawn and Eddie O’Regan, Maiville Tec., who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Cork Alzheimers Café a safe place for people with Alzheimers and other dementias, their carers, family and friends along with social and health professionals to meet. Last Friday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in St Finbarrs Hospital, Douglas Road. Light refreshments provided free of charge. Next meeting Friday 31st August.  All welcome.

Deerpark CBS Annual Open Night on Tuesday 11th Sept. 7.00pm – 9.30pm, 4th, 5th  and 6th class students welcome. For more information visit our Facebook page or www.deerparkcbs.ie <http://www.deerparkcbs.ie>
 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Novena
Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, 31st August – 8th September, daily at 10.00am and 8.00pm.

 Cork Autism Conference 2018 –  Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. call 089 239 8900 or see
www.bookwhen.com/corkautism <http://www.bookwhen.com/corkautism> .

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday, 5th September  at 7:30pm
in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Tivoli

Emotional Wellbeing for Everyone: An 8 week course on “Realise your Potential” beginning 24th September 7.00pm – 8.30pm at Turners Cross Community Centre, Cost €80. Information and sign up evening 3rd September 7.00pm – 8.00pm.  For more information contact Jackie Furlong on 085-8744555 or email jakifurlong@gmail.com
 

 

Welcome Pope Francis

         Céad míle fáilte

Prayer:   Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to  Pope Francis, as he visits our Land a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love.  Keep his safe.

By governing with fidelity those entrusted to His care may He, as successor to the apostle Peter and vicar of Christ, build Your church into a sacrament of unity, love, and peace for all the world.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

19th August 2018 – 20th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

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BREAD OF LIFE

Jesus said to the crowd you must eat my flesh and drink my blood, a statement which shocked them, how can this man give us his “flesh to eat”.  The teaching was rejected by them and is rejected today also.  But we remember our childhood faith and the living faith of those who taught us when we were preparing for our first Holy Communion and in our growing years, our parents, our teachers Liturgy and sermons in church.   We remember the way were taught to make thanksgiving after Holy Communion to bow our heads and put our face in our hands so that we could be alone with the Lord.  A good practice then a good practice now as well.

We reflect today on the importance of this ultimate gift. In our first reading lady wisdom says come and eat my bread and leave foolishness behind, and all are invited to find life, to find meaning, as Jesus says to each:
I am the living bread and I give my flesh for the life of the world.


Welcome
With great joy we welcome Pope Francis to Ireland this coming weekend, and wish him céad míle fáilte.  As we welcome Pope Francis we remember that the principal reason for his visit is the international event, the World Meeting of Families and we join him in praying for families in Ireland and all over the world.

Call to Prayer
  Traditionally church bells call God’s people to prayer.  All church bells will be rung throughout the country on Tuesday evening next from 7.00 pm to 7.15 pm as a call to all people to pause and pray for families as we mark the beginning of the international World Meeting of Families.

Opening Ceremony in Cork
The Evening Prayer to officially open the World Meeting of Families will take place in Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne on Tuesday 21st August at 7:30 pm.  All are invited to join Bishop John Buckley for this Evening Prayer which will conclude with the Blessing with a relic of the True Cross.  Bishop John asks particularly that families from the Parish Join him for this unique time of prayer in the Cathedral as we pray for all the families of Cork and Ross.  The Moore family from our congregation will receive a World Meeting of Families candle from the bishop to be lit in the church each day until next Sunday as we pray for families.

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[we pause and remember family members
and others by name].
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord,
Amen

Theme for WMOF2018
The main theme, is “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World,” chosen by Pope Francis from the opening words of The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).  The events of each day will be guided by key themes from The Joy of Love as follows:

The Joy of Love in Families is also the Joy of the Church (Opening Ceremony).

The Family and Faith
(Pastoral Congress, Wednesday)
The Family and Love
(Pastoral Congress, Thursday)
The Family and Hope
(Pastoral Congress, Friday)
The Family: Celebrating with Joy
(Festival of Families, Saturday)
The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World
(Papal Mass, Sunday)

Issues to be considered include the role of technology in the Family; the impact of conflict on families and children; building a more sustainable approach to the economy, work and the environment; faith and family; women’s leadership roles, globally and locally; and the role of education in raising families out of poverty.

LIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE PARISH CHURCH
The Television Broadcast of the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park will be shown on a very large screen in the Church of Christ the King on Sunday afternoon.  This is an opportunity for those not travelling to Dublin to participate as a Parish group.  The transmission will be shown from 2.15 pm, in good time to include the Papal Mass at 3 o’clock.  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament afterwards.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Kevin O’Flynn, Pearse Road and Evelyn Sheehan, Windmill Road, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Deerpark CBS Annual Open Night on Tuesday 11th Sept. 7.00pm – 9.30pm, 4th, 5th  and 6th class students welcome. For more information visit our Facebook page or www.deerparkcbs.ie <http://www.deerparkcbs.ie>

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Novena
Sacred Heart Church, Western Road, 31st August – 8th September, daily at 10.00am and 8.00pm.

Tory Top Library:Tuesday 21st Aug @ 11: Traditions of the past- are they lost forever? Come and share memories of growing up and living in Cork in the 1960’s and ‘70s. Admission Free. All welcome.

Cork Autism Conference 2018 –  Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. call 089 239 8900 or see
www.bookwhen.com/corkautism <http://www.bookwhen.com/corkautism> .

 

12th August 2018 – 19th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
 Coach to the Papal Mass on 26th August 2018.
There will be a meeting in the Church on Tuesday August 14 at 7.30pm for those travelling on the Parish Coach.

Festival of Families  .A limited number of tickets is available from the parish for the Festival of Families celebrations with Pope Francis in Croke Park on the evening Saturday, 25th August.
Rail Travel to the Papal Mass
Irish Rail have additional services operating on Sunday 26th August, see http://www.irishrail/popes-mass-phoenix-park-train-services.  Tickets must be booked online on www.irishrail.ie <http://www.irishrail.ie> .  For information please call 1850 366 222 (Mon-Fri 08:30-18:00hrs).

A call to prayer. The Bishops of Ireland ask that the bells of every church be rung from 7:00pm to 7:15pm on Tuesday 21st August as we open this international event in Ireland.

The Opening Ceremony for the World Meeting of Families on Tuesday 21st August at 7:30pm in the Cathedral of Ss Mary and Anne, Cork. We are invited to join Bishop John who will preside,    Mgr. Aidan O’Driscoll will preach the homily. 

LIVE TRANSMISSION IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF THE PAPAL MASS on Sunday 26th August.
The Television Broadcast of the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park will be shown on a very large screen in the Church of Christ the King on Sunday afternoon.  This is an opportunity for those not travelling to Dublin to participate as a Parish group.  The transmission will be shown from 2.15 pm, in good time to include the Papal Mass at 3 o’clock.  Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament afterwards.

   Relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux and her parents Saints Louise & Zeile Mrtin at The Carmelite Friary Church, Kinsale from noon Sunday August 19th to 8.00 am Monday August 20th.

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady Wednesday 15th August, Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass 6.00pm Tuesday. Wednesday Masses at 10.00am and 6.00pm

Annual Devotions at the Holy Rosary Shrine, Lee Road, on Wednesday 15th August. The Chief Celebrant will be Bishop John, Homilist Fr Greg Howard, PP. Rosary at 6.30 pm at Our Lady’s Hospital gate and Mass at the Shrine at 7.30 pm.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Rita Healy, Capwell Avenue and Friars Walk, Dan Long, Green Lawn, Jim Travers, UK, late of Evergreen Rd and Sr Gabriel Fenton of Limerick and Bermingham. We extend our sympathy to their families.

Hope Foundation.  Aoife McTaggart of Christ King Girls Secondary School is selling Butlers Hope Chocolate Bars after Masses this weekend as part of her fundraising for her volunteer visit to India to work with the Hope Foundation in Kolkata.
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10th June 2018 – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

GOLDEN  JUBILEE                                                                                                   Jubilee Mass of Fr Nick Motherway, a native of Turner’s Cross.  Fr Nick is a Priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegans) and will be joined by his family and by priest colleagues and friends with whom he has worked over the years of his ministry.  Since his ordination in Kiltegan on Easter Sunday, 1968, he has served the Lord as a missionary in Africa for almost forty years, as well as working on other Kiltegan assignments. We are delighted that he has chosen to celebrate his Jubilee Mass in our Parish Church of Christ the King, where he celebrated his first Mass some fifty years ago.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
Turner’s Cross Parish Coach
One fifty-three seat Coach has been booked for Turner’s Cross Parish for August 26th and tickets have been reserved for those travelling on the coach.  The coach is almost full, a few seats are still available, and one or two cancellations may be anticipated. Anyone interested in joining the Parish Group on the coach should let us know immediately.
The coach will be registered by the Pastoral Development Office this week as an individual code will be allocated to each coach to provide access to the Phoenix Park drop-off point.

Tickets for the Papal Mass
We have been informed by the Pastoral Development Office this week that those travelling independently must book their tickets directly.  This must be done on line at www.worldmeeting2018.ie <http://www.worldmeeting2018.ie>  as soon as possible. Although there is no charge, a ticket is needed for each person attending the Mass in the Phoenix Park, including children.

Information Meeting
Those travelling to the Papal Mass are invited to an information meeting in Turner’s Cross Church on Friday next 6th July at 7.30 p.m.

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

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

Anointing of the Sick on Saturday next 7th July at the 10.00 am Mass.  Consider offering a lift to a housebound neighbour.

 

24th June 2018 – Feast “The Nativity of John the Baptist

Cemetery Mass: in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock on Wednesday 27th June at 7.00 pm

Golden Jubilee Mass: Our 6.00 pm Mass next Saturday 30th June will be the Golden Jubilee Mass for Fr Nicholas Motherway, a native of Turner’s Cross. Fr Nick is a Priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegans) and worked as a missionary in Africa for almost forty years, as well as working on other Kiltegan assignments. We look forward to the celebration of his Jubilee Mass in our Church of Christ the King, where he celebrated his first Mass some fifty years ago.

Graduation Mass: The 10am Mass on this Monday 25th June will be the Graduation Mass for Bunscoil Chríost Rí Sixth Classes as they prepare to leave primary school. The Mass will be offered for the children, their parents and families. Our prayers and good wishes go with them.

Bishop Elect Tom Deenihan: The Holy Father has announced the appointment of Canon Tom Deenihan, Diocesan Secretary of Cork and Ross, as Bishop of Meath. We join Bishop Buckley in wishing Canon Tom every blessing as he undertakes this new ministry in the Church. His Episcopal Ordination is likely to be on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, in Mullingar.

The Peter’s Pence Collection this weekend 23rd /24th June unites us in solidarity with Pope Francis and his works of charity toward those who are suffering around the world.

Just 4 Fun Kids Camp in Coláiste Chríost Rí the 9th – 13th July 2018 with fun activities for boys and girls from 5-12 years. Book by Brochure or online at www.just4funkidscamp. Telephone 087 182 1594 or 029 70640.

Cork Alzheimers Café on last Friday of each month 1.30–3.30 pm in St Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, next meeting on Friday 29th June. For people with Alzheimers and other dementias, carers, family and friends, and social and health professionals. Light refreshments, All welcome.

Tramore Athletic under 12 Team recently won their division in the Cork Schoolboys’ League. New players are welcome for next season. Contact the coach, Terence Delaney, at 087 204 9161.

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26th.
More detailed information will be available for a special meeting in the Church planned provisionally for Friday 6th July at 7.30 pm.
(Note the change of date.)

17th June 2018 – 11th Sunday Ordinary Tine

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WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

Papal Itinerary
Saturday 25 August 2018
Arrival at Dublin Airport at 10.30 am.
Official Welcome at Áras an Uachtaráin at 11.15am.

Meeting with Authorities and representatives of Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in Dublin Castle at 12.10 pm at which the Holy Father will speak.

Visit to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and address by the Holy Father at 3.30 pm followed by a private visit to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless Families at 4.30 pm.
Arrival at Croke Park for the Festival of Families from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.

Sunday 26 August 2018
Visit to Knock Shrine from 9.45 to 10.45 am, Angelus address.

Arrival at Phoenix Park at 2.30 pm for Mass at 3.00, at which the Pope will preach.

Meeting with the Bishops before arriving at Dublin Airport for a Farewell Ceremony at 6.30 pm and departure at 6.45 pm.

Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on August 26th.
We have fifty-three coach spaces for travel to Dublin on Sunday 26th August. If you wish to travel on the coach please give your name as soon as possible to the sacristy or to one of the priests, a booking deposit of € 5.00 is required. Meals will be arranged for those travelling by coach on the journeys to and from Dublin. We expect that we will have to be in the Phoenix Park some hours before the start of the Papal Mass, and that the walk from the Coach drop off point will take about an hour.

Bishop Buckley has asked that clergy in our area discuss the Mass schedules for this weekend, when many parishioners will be travelling to Dublin for the Papal Mass. Alterations to Mass times may be necessary, to allow priests to travel.

More detailed information will be available for a special meeting in the Church planned provisionally for Friday 29th June at 7.30 pm.

Festival of Families – as announced last week, we have been allocated tickets to invite one family to represent our parish at the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August at Croke Park with Pope Francis, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm approximately. Two families have applied so far and a final decision will be made this week. Please let us know by Monday 18th June if you would like to be considered (travel and/or accommodation will be at the expense of the family nominated).
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Ice Cream Sunday: Many thanks to everyone who made Ice cream Sunday such a success. Your generosity raised €655 for Down Syndrome Ireland.

Our Students are remembered in the Shared Mass on Fridays at 10.00 am at this time. Special Exam Cards are available in the Sacristy.

Cemetery Mass: in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock on Wednesday 27th June at 7.00 pm

10th June 2015 – 10th Sunday Ordinary Time (B)

Lourdes: Fr. Kerry travels to Lourdes with the Diocesan Pilgrimage on Monday 11th 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 this Sunday, 10th June.

Do This in Memory: After the 10.00 am Mass there will be a short Eucharistic Procession in the Grounds of the Church with the First Holy Communion Children from Bunscoil Chríost Rí.

Ice Cream Sunday in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. Ice Cream will be available outside the church after the 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Masses.

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

Death: We remember in our prayers Patrick McMahon, Churchtown and late of Douglas, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to his family.

Cemetery Mass at St. James’s Cemetery, Chetwynd on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30 p.m.

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

Mental Health and Addiction Workshop with Dr. Gabor Maté, June 30th to Sunday, July 1st, 2018, UCC, Cork. www.bookwhen.com/gabormate or phone 0861719311.

World Meeting of Families – we have been allocated tickets to invite one family to represent our parish at the Festival of Families on Saturday 25th August at Croke Park with Pope Francis, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm approximately. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be nominated by the parish, travel and/or accommodation will be at the expense of the family nominated.