5th. March 2006 -
The newsletter is back! It's been missing since 15 January. What happened
The answer is simple. I had been preparing the newsletter all on my own
since March 2005 (which, in hindsight, was a very silly thing to do).
Then I got sick in mid-January. So that was the end of the newletter
I have learned from the experience. I asked for help, and got plenty.
A meeting in the Holy Family on Ash Wednesday night drew an enthusiastic
gathering, who will work with me to produce the newsletter, from now on.
To make this publication truly representative of the area, your help is
needed too. Local news is the key to a good newsletter, it makes each
of us sensitive to the joys and sorrows of our neighbours. But only you
can make this sharing possible.
Please keep an ear open for what's happening and share it through the
newsletter. Write your news or local notice on a slip of paper and drop
it in the timber box in the porch. Or bring it in to the sacristy.
It's Lent, time for a new start all round.
Among your resolutions, include your community's needs.
PS News can also be phoned in - to the church's answering machine - 450
9311. Or if you have email, note the newsletter's email address: it's
News & Notices
Congratulations to John & Susan Ryan, The Crescent, St Mary's, Montenotte,
on the recent baptism of their daughter Emma Grace at Holy Family Church.
Congratul-ations also to Kevin & Margaret Higgins, Rockspring, Montenotte,
on the baptism of their daughter Niamh Catherine (incorrect details given
in last newsletter).
Chriss Roche, Sidneyville, Bellevue Park, died on 21 January in Marymount.
Born in 1918, she was the beloved wife of the late Seán and dear
mother of Dónal, Conchubhar, Len and Adi. After her funeral Mass
at Holy Family Church, celebrated by an tAthair Tomás Ó
Caoimh from Co Chiarraí, she was buried in St Bridgid's Cemetery,
Buttevant, near her native Liscarroll.
Olga Hayes (née O'Kelly), late of Bellevue Park, died recently
in Wimbledon, England.
Maureen O'Sullivan (née Barry, Barrackton Post Office, Military
Road) died recently in Bishopstown. She was one of the first to be married
in Holy Family Church.
Eily Scanlan, Ballyhooly Road;
Edward Corbett, Old Youghal Road;
Jean Nolan, Cassidy's Avenue (2005);
Nora Lynch (1996); Tim O'Mahony.
May they rest in peace.
Mary O'Donovan, the founder of Scoil Mhuire, Wellington Road, was honored
with the papal award Pro Ecclesiae et Pontifice' at Holy Family
Church on 1 February. This papal medal was presented to her by Bishop
Buckley in recognition of her contribvution to education in Cork.
Local Artist's Exhibition
Congratulations to parishioner Ita Freeney, Cahillville, whose work is
currently being exhibited in the Fenton Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork.
Committee says Thanks'
Con Quirke, PRO of the Combined Countiues Association, has written to
thank parishioners for their help with their annual churchgate collection
for Edel House. The sum raised at Holy family Church amounted to €197,
for which SIster Jane and all the staff of Edel House are grateful.
Do this in Memory' continues
First Communion children and their parents who gather with us for 11.30
Mass this Sunday are reminded that there are just three more Sundays in
April 9th (Palm Sunday)
April 30th (Third Sunday of Easter)
June 18th (Corpus Christi).
Polish Chaplain for Cork
Fr. Piotr (Peter) Galus has been appointed as Diocesan Chaplain to the
local Polish Community, looking after their spiritual needs. He celebrates
Mass in the Polish language every Sunday at St Augustine's Church, Washington
St, at both 9 am and 6pm (with Confessions before Mass).
Fr Piotr will assist in completing pre-nuptial enquiry forms and any other
documents, and is also available to celebrate baptisms and marriages in
the Polish Language in the parish church of any Polish couple. Fr Piotr
can be contacted through one of these numbers:
Mobile number: 087 695 1913
Landline: 021 494 4976
Food for thought
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or
believe to be beautiful.'
One drop of eternity is of greater weight than a vast ocean of
This Week's Calendar
Mass each day (Monday to Friday) is at 9.25 in Holy Family Church (10.00
am from Monday to Saturday in St Patricks).
Monday 6 March: First Week of Lent. Today is called Clean Monday'
by Orthodox Christians, the first day of Lent for them and a day of strict
Tuesday 7 March: Saints Felicity and Perpetua, both martyrs.
Wednesday 8 March: St Senan (from Kilrush, Co Clare). Also St John of
God, patron saint of nurses and the sick.
Today is also International Women's Day (UN Day for Women's Rights
and International Peace).
Thursday 9 March: St Frances of Rome a happily married woman known
for her concern for the poor.
Friday 10 March: First Week of Lent.
Saturday 11 March: Restoration of Statehood is celebrated in Lithuania
Sunday 12 March: Second Sunday in Lent, Year B. First Rdg: Genesis 22:1-2,
9-13, 15-18 (story of Abraham and Isaac). Second Reading Romans 8:31-34.
Gospel is Mark 9: 20-10 (the Transfiguration). Why not look up these readings
during the week?
Holy Family News is available at the church and at nearby businesses.
Local notices and news welcome (birthdays, anniversaries, beareavements).
Drop a note into the box in the church porch or phone the church (450
9311), or email email@example.com