Parish Newsletter

RECENTLY DECEASED: In your prayers please remember Rachel Leo, late of Bracken Court. We extend our sincere sympathy to her loved ones, relatives, neighbours and friends; may she rest in peace.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Congratulations to all the girls and boys who received their First Holy Communion on Saturdays, 7th and 14th May; they were a credit to everyone. Sincere thanks to all the teachers involved who put in exceptional work with the children.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Friday exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in our church on the main altar from 10.30am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in private prayer.

MASK WEARING: It is recommended to wear your mask in our church even though it’s not mandatory. Also please be mindful and sanitise your hands on entering and exiting our church.

SYNODAL PATHWAY – MAY 2022: So that all may be heard. It’s not every day that the Holy Father asks every Catholic in the world to have a say in the life of the Catholic Church! During this month of May, the Diocese of Cork and Ross is opening up ways for people to have a say and to listen and have an input into next year’s Synod meeting in Rome which is called by Pope Francis. The easiest way to find out more and to have your say is to go to synod.corkandross.org where an online confidential questionnaire is available to be filled in. (It’ll take about 15 minutes.) It’s open until May 24th. All the responses will be collated and added to the feedback from meetings being held across the diocese with randomly selected groups during May. A summary document will be forwarded from our diocese at the end of May. So, it’s time to have your say at synod.corkandross.org

MASS BOOKINGS: Masses for June may now be booked in the parish office; opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 12,30pm. Masses for July, August & September may be booked only from Wednesday June 1st. First Holy Communion cards are available in the parish office cost €1.50. 

ST.PADRE PIO: You are invited to a special Birthday Mass to celebrate the life and mission of St.Padre Pio on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Fr.Mathew Quay. This Mass will be offered for all your intentions and will include a blessing with the relic of Padre Pio.

ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Grange/Frankfield Group – Mondays  2pm – 3pm: Gentle Exercises Relaxation Cuppa and chat. 3pm – 4pm: Line Dancing. Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm – Art Group. Wednesdays: Cuppa and chat after 10.30 Mass; all events will be held in the parish centre.

THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTIONS – For faith-filled young people: We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the dept of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

PILATES: Chair Pilates is back in the parish centre on Tuesdays from 10.45am – 11.45am. To book, go to www.bookwhen.com/pilatespeoplecork or contact Jaconel on 085 1613 505; looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Anam Cara Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 1st June at 7:15pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork City. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service. For more info call 01 4045378 

L’Arche Cork is seeking the help of volunteers for our new Turas Project which will offer a suite of activities for adults with intellectual disability (ID) to collectively engage in, with a predominant focus on meeting the social support needs of older adults with ID. The Project will be run by two staff who will require the support of volunteers on rotation as follows: Volunteers are required for 4 hours from 12-4pm, on any weekday; commitment can be weekly or fortnightly. The worksite base is at L’Arche ‘Le Cheile’, Togher Road, Togher, T12 CH29 and volunteers will be driven to a nearby venue for lunch and activities. If you have any queries about the Turas Project volunteer positions, or you wish to volunteer in another capacity with L’Arche Cork, please contact Meadhbh Furlong, Day Service Co-ordinator on 021-431-8880 or via email at: meadhbh.furlong@larche.ie

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend amounted to €1,360, 2nd collection this weekend (21/22nd May) is the monthly Church Refurbishment Fund; thank you for your continued generosity.
 
TROCÁIRE: A sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the Trocáire collection this year. A total of €3,745 was donated.
 
CONNECT – Faith Gathering for Young People (18 – 35 years): On Sunday 22nd May, young people from all over the Diocese of Cork and Ross will join together with Bishop Fintan for a special event called CONNECT. It will take place in the Student Centre in UCC from 2.30pm. The event promises to be a wonderful gathering of prayer, music, food, testimonies and sharing. To register for this event simply visit www.corkandross.org
 
Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
 
45 CARD DRIVE on Monday 23rd May in the parish centre at 7.30pm.
 
Medjugorje pilgrimage June 15th to 22nd 2022 – Last 8 places available, flying Cork to Dubrovnik (morning flight) with Aer Lingus staying in Hotel Leone. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. Cost pps €749.00. Full COVID insurance cover included in cost. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380 or Joe Walsh Tours on 012410800 to book with this group.
 

PARISH NEWSLETTER: When you use the newsletter, please take it home with you. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE TABLE.

 

 

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  1. Dr. Valerie Mannix Boyle

    Thu 30th Dec 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I attended mass at 4pm on Christmas Eve and I just wanted to thank everyone, who was involved. The singing, the flowers in the church, the crib and the entire mass was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, it was magnificent. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful New Year.
    My best wishes, Valerie

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