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Archive 3 - March 14th to 25th April

 

3rd. Sunday of Lent Year C ...............................................

..................................................................March 14th. 2004 - No. 903


The good news this week is from the holy Gospel according to Luke (13:1-9)

Some people arrived and told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with that of their sacrifices. At this he said to them, 'Do you suppose these Galileans who suffered like that were greater sinners than any other Galileans? They were not, I tell you. No, but unless you repent you will all perish as they did. Or the eighteen on whom the tower at Siloam fell and killed them? Do you suppose they were more guilty than all the other people living in Jerusalem? They were not I tell you. No; but unless you repent you will all perish as they did.'

He told this parable: 'A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard and he came looking for fruit on it but found none. He said to the man who looked after the vineyard, 'Look here, for three years now I have been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and finding none. Cut it down: why should it be taking up the ground?'

'Sir' the man replied 'leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it: it may bear fruit next year; if not, then you can cut it down.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

The Lenten theme continues this weekend. Lent is the season of spiritual growth. We are called to a special relationship with God and while we know that invitation is there we are inclined to put it 'on hold'. We are so busy trying to get ahead we may lose our focus on what is important.

There is a touch of a warning in these readings, it is time to look at our way of life and try to reform those areas we are proud of. 'Those who fail to learn from their mistakes are bound to repeat them'.


The Apostles Creed

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father Almighty; and thence he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting, Amen.


Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

St. Patrick was a Christian missionary and is credited with the conversion of Ireland from paganism. He was the son of Roman parents living in Britain.

When he was a teenager he was captured and enslaved by an Irish chieftain in the year 432 AD. He spent several years as a slave herding sheep and pigs. It was during this time that he dedicated his life to God.

He escaped capitivity but came back as a bishop to preach the gospel and converted almost all the population.


Saint Patrick's Breastplate

Christ be with me, Christ be within me,

Christ be behind me, Christ be before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in the hearts of all the love me,

Christ in the mouth of friend and strainger.

Fr. C.F.Alexander


ICA- Charity Table Quiz

in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, in Ambassador Hotel, Military Hill, on Thursday 25th. of March at 8.00 pm, 24 euro per table - 6 euro per person.

Spot Prizes and a Raffle, tickets are available from Ann 00.353.21.4501031 or Georgina 00.353. 21.4508483. Advanced booking is advised.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Please pray for the soul of

Frank Looney, and please remember in your prayers; Joseph O'Connell, who's first anniversary is at this time.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Pieris' .....(Flaming Silver)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

38. God of Mercy and Compassion, and

73. Nearer my God to Thee

Please join in.


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website will include a special section on Easter Greetings on Easter Sunday morning. If you would like to include a greeting to someone then please leave the name and location of the people (ie, Mary Burke and family, the Bronx, New York) to be greeted, and your own name and location (ie, the Burke family, St. Luke's Cross), in the Sacristy, by email to mail@stpatrickscork.com, or by phone to 00.353.87.2489584.


Retreat for Young Men and Women

In St. Dominics Retreat House, Ennismore, Montenotte, on Saturday 20th. and Sunday 21st. March

Young people who contemplate Priestly or Religious life and wish to dedicate their lives to God are welcome to a weekend retreat organised by the Pauline Family.

This retreat will be a great help for all those who stand at the cross roads of their lives not knowing which road to take to make the maximum of their lives in future.

For more details contact, Fr. Superior, Society of St. Paul, Maynooth 00.353.1.6285933 or Sr. Superior, Disciples of the Devine Master, Stillorgan 00.353.1.2114949


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church + Renovation 2,002 euro

Thanks to all who contributed.


 


4th. Sunday of Lent Year C ...............................................

..................................................................March 21st. 2004 - No. 904


The good news this week is from the holy Gospel according to Luke (9:28-36)

Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray.

As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lighting. Suddenly there were two menthere talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem.

Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep, but they kept awake and saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As these were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, 'Master, it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for Moses and one for Elijah' - He did not know what he was saying.

As he spoke, a cloud came and covered them with shadow; and when they went into the cloud the disciples were afraid. And a voice came from the cloud saying,

'This is my Son, the chosen one. Listen to him.' And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The disciples kept silence and, at the time, told no one what they had seen.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

The fourth Sunday of Lent was traditionally known as Laetare Sunday, which means rejoice. So what are we so happy about? The Gospel shows our Father as being uncoditional in his love and forgiveness for those of us who may stray from time to time. We speak a lot about 'love' being central to the Christian way of living, but forgiveness is the foundation of that love.

We cannot love until we forgive. I am sure we've all endured very painful episodes in our lives where we've been hurt, it is hard to forgive and it is hard to forget, it takes time and prayer. But if we are to be at home with ourselves then we've got to make peace with our past, even our present. Take the Gospel home with you and reflect on it, it may be liberating.


'Let your voice be heard' an open Parish Meeting

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is conducting a broad consultation process to develop a diocesen strategy to ensure the most effective ministry in our rapidly changing world. A draft strategy has been prepared and copies of a short summary are available in the Sacristy

The meeting on Monday 22nd of March at 7.30 in the Parish Hall will address two questions: 'How do we need to develop so that there is true partnership in the way we live and celebrate ou Christian faith' and Discuss the concept of 'pastoral care' (where a number of parishes work as a unit) and what would be required for a pilot phase to succeed.'

All adult members of the parish who are baptised Catholics and care about their Catholic faith and its future in our parish are invited to attend, including parishioners who are not regular churchgoers.


Irish Night in aid of the Third World

Ardfallen Centre, Douglas Road, Cork, Thursday 25th March, 9pm to 12pm, Donal Ring Ceili Band, Compere Paddy O'Donovan, Spot Prizes, Price, including supper - 7 euro


Social and Resources Centre, 61 Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill.

The AGM of the centre will take place on the 30th. March at 8pm. All people recently arrived at Roches/Suttons Buildings, Rathmore and surrounding areas are particularly welcome.

We have a social on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8pm and also on Wednesday afternoons. Various other events take place throughout the year. N.B. The centre will be the venue for voting in the June elections.

For further details please contact Sr. Patricia O'Donovan L.S.A. at 00.353.21.4500023


Stress Release - One Day Retreat

On Sunday 21st March from 10am to 5pm in St Dominic's Retreat Centre, Ennismore.

A special 'time out' for yourself to learn relaxation, metitation and guidance on prevention and healing the root cause of stress. The day will differ from pther workshops in that it looks at stress release from the spiritual perspective in the lovely surroundings of St. Dominic's Retreat Centre, Ennismore. Bookings 00.353.21.4502520


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


The Passion of Christ

Volunteers urgently required, to help distribute promotional material for Mel Gibson's new movie about Our Lord, The Passion of Christ. Please phone 00.353.1.8730465 for further information.

P.S. You could win free tickets to see the film by logging on to www.passionfilm.org today


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Anniversaries

Please pray for the following, whose anniversaries occur at this time:

 

•  Patsy Kealy – Dillon's Cross (2011)

•  Biddy O'Neill – Old Youghal Road (2004)

•  Paudie Griffin – Old Youghal Road (2009)

•  Kitty Jackman – St Luke's

•  Lynch Family – Alexandra Villas

•  Jim & Michael Carey – Bellview Crescent (2010)

•  Patricia Isaac - Ballincollig

•  Nora & Rose Lynch – Douglas

 

Mothering Sunday

Today is Mother's Day! Let us honour and celebrate in our own personal ways the contribution mothers play in our lives by saying “Thank You” to the women who have unselfishly put us before themselves.

 

Let us remember the love, support, inspiration, leadership and counsel we have received from our mothers during our lives. All have contributed to make us who we are.

 

Remember … Remember

Daylight Savings Time starts next Sunday, 25 th March. Clocks go forward 1 hour. Don't get caught out!

 

Easter Hamper Draw

Raffle in aid of Holy Family and St. Patrick's Churches. Tickets on sale before and after weekend Masses:

€2.00 – 1 strip of 5 tickets

€5.00 – 3 strips of 5 tickets

Winners will be drawn after Mass on Sunday, 1 st April. Your support is appreciated.

Day of Reflection

The Pastoral Area Co-Ordinating Group is made up of representatives of the three parishes of St. Patrick, St. Joseph and Our Lady Crowned.

 

As part of a desire to bring the three parishes closer together they have arranged a short retreat for Ministers of the Word of all three parishes on Sunday 25th from 2.30 – 5pm in Ennismore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meeting of Special Ministers of the Eucharist

There was a very informative meeting of the special Ministers of the Eucharist of the three parishes last Sunday. The representatives of Holy Family and St. Patrick's had a discussion afterwards and came up with the following suggestions:

 

When receiving on the hand please:

- wash your hands before Mass

- take off your gloves (in case the

host falls from your hand)

- consume host at the altar (some

very young people walk away with

the host in hand)

- receive the host and step to one

side to allow the next person to

receive

 

Special Ministers who are not able to attend as per the rota should arrange for another Special Minister to stand in for them.

Viatores Christi visit Holy Family Church

Viatores Christi is a lay missionary volunteer association that sends people to work in areas of need in Africa, Asia and Central America.

 

They are committed to freedom, peace and justice in the creation of a better world and offer people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with another culture. Members of Viatores Christi will speak at Mass in Holy Family Church on Sunday, 25 th March.

 

Booklets for Sale

There are a selection of lovely prayer books, etc. for sale in the Church Porch which would make ideal gifts for children making their First Communion.

 

50 th International Eucharistic Congress

Today, Sunday 18 th March marks the closing day for applications for travel tickets to the opening Mass of the 50 th International Eucharistic Congress on Sunday, 10 th June – Feast of Corpus Christi. The cost is €55.00 per ticket and bus fare.

 

Further seats may become available later on due to cancellations, etc. If you are interested, please don't hesitate to contact the Sacristans in either Holy Family or St. Patrick's Churches.

 

Also, there are 15 tickets available for the closing Mass of the Congress on Sunday, 17 th June. These tickets cost €10.00. Please submit your name and contact number to the sacristy if you are interested in travelling. Again, there may be more tickets made available later. Names for these tickets to the closing Mass will go into a draw and the “winners” will be notified of their successful application.

 

Thinking of Becoming a Priest

An information day about becoming a priest in Cork and Ross will take place on Saturday, 31 st March at Ennismore Retreat Centre, St Dominic's, Montenotte. The day runs from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. For further information, please contact Fr. Tom Deenihan at 4301717.

 

This Week's Readings

 

The Books of Chronicles

These books give an overview of the history of the Israelites. In this text the author is concerned with the Temple and its ritual that was the centre of national life. He castigates all who defiled the Temple and were deaf to the prophets, God's messengers.

 

But God gives hope that when the people are allowed to return, the Temple will be restored. God inspired Cyrus to allow the people to return and so the restoration of the Temple began.

 

Paul's letter to the Ephesians

God's love and mercy is shown to us in Jesus. It is through God's grace and our faith in him that we are saved. ‘We are God's work of art'.

Plant of the Week................'Osmanthus' .....(delavayi)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

91. Praise my Soul the Kink of Heaven, and

38. God of Mercy and Compassion.

Please join in.


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website will include a special section on Easter Greetings on Easter Sunday morning. If you would like to include a greeting to someone then please leave the name and location of the people (ie, Mary Burke and family, the Bronx, New York) to be greeted, and your own name and location (ie, the Burke family, St. Luke's Cross), in the Sacristy, by email to mail@stpatrickscork.com, or by phone to 00.353.87.2489584.


Seminar on Ireland and the future of Europe

What sort of Europe do Irish people want?

What contribution can Ireland make to EU development?

Can poverty, inequality and social exclusion be addressed effectively in the emerging EU?

How can the prosperity being experienced in Ireland and the EU lead to a fairer future for all?

Cork Alliance for Justice and Social Care and CORI Justice Commission present a seminar on Wednesday 24th. March at 8pm in the Metropole Hotel.

Speakers: Fr. Sean Healy S.M.A. and Sr Brigid Reynolds S.M. Admission is free and all are welcome.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church + Renovation 2,102 euro

Thanks to all who contributed.


A quiet day where you can be all by yourself and rest for a while? Sounds interesting?...........more next week.


5th. Sunday of Lent Year C ...............................................

..................................................................March 28th. 2004 - No. 905


The good news this week is from the holy Gospel according to Luke (8:1-11)

Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; anfd as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them.

The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in full view of everybody, they said to Jesus, 'Master, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery, and Moses has ordered us in the Law to condemn women like this to death by stoning. What have you to say?' They asked him this as a test, looking for something to use against him.

But Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger. As they persisted with their question, he looked up and said, 'If there is one of you who has not sinned, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.' Then he bent down and wrote on the ground again. When they heard this they went away, one by one, begining with the eldest until Jesus was left alone with the woman who remained standing there.

He looked up and said 'Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?' 'No one ,sir' she replied. 'Neither do I condemn you,' said Jesus 'go away and do not sin any more.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

Take a moment to reflect on the question; what is central to our belief, as Christians? Well, some may think it is Christmas; others will say it is Good Friday. If Church attendance is a barometer then we are home with births and funerals.

The answer is Easter - life after death. A theme that is central in today's Word. We are called to place our confidence in the trustworthiness of the word of Jesus - the one source of mercy and new, eternal life.

What do we believe in, is our responce the same as Martha - what did she say? Worth a few moments reflection?


Information Day at St. Dominic's, Ennismore, Montenotte

The Diocese of Cork and Ross is holding an Information Day on Sunday, the 3rd of April, beginning at 11:00 am about being a priest in the diocese. It will be informal and is designed to assist those who may be thinking about priesthood, no matter how remotely.

In a letter to the clergy of the diocese, Bishop John Buckley says the day is an important part of the diocese's promotion of vocations to priesthood. 'The day is aimed at people who are at college or work, and is also open to Leaving Cert. students. They may only have a very tentative interest in the priesthood, but may be well disposed towards the possibility of a vocation. This day could help them. The day will begin by reflecting on the Christian vocation to the priesthood. There will be opportunities for prayer and refletion in the course of the day. Those who attend the Information Day will be invited to participate in a follow-up which help them to decide where the Lord is calling them'

There are currently five men in seminary studying to be priests in Cork and Ross. There is further information about being a priest in Cork and Ross on the diocesan website at www.corkandross.org


A Quiet Day* where you can be all by yourself and rest for a while

Listen in deep silence.

Be very still and open your mind....

Sink deep into the peace that waits for you, beyond the frantic riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world.

Kenneth Wapnick, A Course in Miracles, Lough Derg, Co. Donegal.

To ensure space and atmosphere numbers are limited, making booking essential.

*4th May, 1st or 14th. September. Arrival 10 am, departure 4 pm, light refreshments available. Cost 20 euro.


Social and Resources Centre, 61 Roches Buildings, Richmond Hill.

The AGM of the centre will take place on the 30th. March at 8pm. All people recently arrived at Roches/Suttons Buildings, Rathmore and surrounding areas are particularly welcome.

We have a social on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 8pm and also on Wednesday afternoons. Various other events take place throughout the year. N.B. The centre will be the venue for voting in the June elections.

For further details please contact Sr. Patricia O'Donovan L.S.A. at 00.353.21.4500023


Historical Society Meeting

The Lower Glanmire Road Historical Society will meet in the Garda Club on Monday 5th. April at 8.30 pm

A brief history and photos of your family will be appreciated. Photos will be copied and returned if desired.

For further information please phone Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Parish Pilgrimage 2005

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi.

10th June 2005 ex. Cork, price 1,079 euro. Names and deposits will be taken on Friday 2nd April in St Patrick's Credit Union from 11 am to Noon.

For further information please contact Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Osmanthus' .....(delavayi)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

83. O Praise Ye The Lord, and

38. God of Mercy and Compassion.

Please join in.


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website will include a special section on Easter Greetings on Easter Sunday morning. If you would like to include a greeting to someone then please leave the name and location of the people (ie, Mary Burke and family, the Bronx, New York) to be greeted, and your own name and location (ie, the Burke family, St. Luke's Cross), in the Sacristy, by email to mail@stpatrickscork.com, or by phone to 00.353.87.2489584.


Reconciliation in our Parish

After ALL MASSES this Sunday in St. Patrick's and Holy Family, you are invited to the Sacrement of Reconcilliation.

Let us take the time to 'throw off our old sins'


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

St. Patrick's Day 1,508 euro,

Sunday 2,040 euro

Thanks to all who contributed.


Options, Offerings for Adult Continueing Education UCC

Explore the Options, Offerings and Opportunities available to adult learners on Wednesday 31st March from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm in devere hall, students centre UCC. Phone 00.353.21.4902301


A Good Complaint

A number of items have been held over to next week due to a shortage of space. Keep them coming and please give us as much notice as possible.


The Barren Desert

Help us fill the desert in our Church with Easter Eggs for the kids


The Wounded Healer

April 2nd. to 4th., St Dominics Retreat House, Ennismore, Montenotte.

A weekend retreat to help heal the wounds and patterns that hold you back. (Guided reflections, inputs, scriptures, meditation etc)

Bookings 00.353.21.4502520


 

Passion (Palm) Sunday Year C ...............................................

..................................................................4th. April. 2004 - No. 906


Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord

Hosanna in the Highest


Reflecting on and Responding to the Word

Mel Gibson's film, 'The Passion of the Christ' coincides with the most important week in the Christian calendar. This weekend we hear the narrative of the suffering and death of Jesus. It is a story that needs to be told time and time again, there is some new aspect in it every time one reads it and reflects on it. I have always felt that we are in the story. Take time to reflect on the different personalities; Pilate, the leader who was led by fear. Perhaps, peter, the leader who vowed to be with Jesus and when it came to the crunch, he went missing. The peculiar thing is that we have never learned from our mistakes, do you think Christ is still crucified today? Do we help carry his cross or are we too busy?


Baby Asleep

Adrift on clouds of candy floss

statuesquely sprawled in slumber

clammy fingers, stubby toes

at last in innocent repose

peep shyly out beneath the clothes

as she invades the land of nod

her shepherd is the hand of God.

Floating on a sea of dreams

hot cross buns and cold ice cream

surreptitious sighs eclipse

loving giggles, sulky lips

precocious curls hand now uncouth

in silent Shangri-La of youth

a sleeping smile upon her soul. ............................................ Jim McKeown


Monthly Coffee Morning

Ballinlough Pastoral Centre, after 10 am Mass, Wednesday 7th April.

Topic: Chernobyl Heart, Guest Alfie Streete, Chernobyl Childrens Project Cork


St. Patrick's (Cork) Credit Union, Lower Glanmire Road,

'Serving the Community'

Why Join?

A quality friendly service

No profits are made at the members' expense. Any surplus made is returned in the form of dividend on savings.

Convenient opening Hours

Attractive dividents on savings

Life assurance on savings and loans at no extra costs

Loans available for any purpose at competitive rates

Savings are secured under the I.L.C.U. savings protection scheme

No hidden fees or charges

You can nominate the person to whom your savings will be transferred in the event of your deathYou can avail of services such as VHI / BUPA group discount scheme, rail tickets and our NEW bill paying service.

Interested?

If so and you are living or working in the area then come along and talk to us. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm and on Friday from 10 am to 3 pm, and 5 pm to 8 pm. The office is also open during lunchtime.

The following forms of identification are required for new members, picture ID such as a current driver's licence, a current passport, a current ID card. Proof of address e.g., current utility bill, rent book, bank statement.

For further information please contact us at 00.353.21.4508483


Historical Society Meeting

The Lower Glanmire Road Historical Society will meet in the Garda Club on Monday 5th. April at 8.30 pm

A brief history and photos of your family will be appreciated. Photos will be copied and returned if desired.

For further information please phone Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Parish Pilgrimage 2005

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi.

10th June 2005 ex. Cork, price 1,079 euro. Names and deposits will be taken on Friday 2nd April in St Patrick's Credit Union from 11 am to Noon.

For further information please contact Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Rhododendron' .....(Sneezy)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

43. Hail Redeemer, King Devine, and

110. The King of Love, My Shepherd iThe

Please join in.


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website will include a special section on Easter Greetings on Easter Sunday morning. If you would like to include a greeting to someone then please leave the name and location of the people (ie, Mary Burke and family, the Bronx, New York) to be greeted, and your own name and location (ie, the Burke family, St. Luke's Cross), in the Sacristy, by email to mail@stpatrickscork.com, or by phone to 00.353.87.2489584.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Awareness, Diagnosis and intervention campaign.

Today there are an estimated 26,000 people suffering from Alzeimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia. However, over half of these remain undiagnosed.

If you feel someone you know may be affected and you want to find out more, come along to an Alzeimer Awareness Evening in Maryborough House Hotel at 7.30 pm on the 6th of April. Just call freephone 1800.719.820 to book your place.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

St. Patrick's Day 1,508 euro,

Sunday 2,040 euro

Thanks to all who contributed.


Options, Offerings for Adult Continueing Education UCC

Explore the Options, Offerings and Opportunities available to adult learners on Wednesday 31st March from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm in devere hall, students centre UCC. Phone 00.353.21.4902301


Day Trip to Knock on the Feast of St. Bernadette,

Friday 16th April, 30 euro return, for further details phone 00.353.86.1939225


The Barren Desert

Help us fill the desert in our Church with Easter Eggs for the kids


Special Collection

A collection for the upkeep of the Holy Places in Israel will be held today - at the church door before the Stations and inside during the Liturgy of the Passion.


St. Patrick's Church - Holy Week Cermonies

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord's Supper 6 pm.

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross, 12 noon, Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3 pm

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil at 6 pm.

Easter Sunday

Mass at 10 am, 12 noon and 6 pm.


Holy Family Church - Holy Week Cermonies

Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord's Supper 7 pm.

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross 11 pm.

Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3 pm.

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil at 7 pm.

Easter Sunday

Mass at 11.30 am.


Please pray for the soul of,

Rita Lordan

We extend our deepest sympathy on behalf of the Parish Community to Maurice, our Sacrestan, and to Grace and Louise.



Easter Sunday Year C ...............................................

.............................................................11th. April. 2004 - No. 907



Easter Blessing

On behalf of Canon Liam, Bernard and Christy, we wish all parish members and all who attend in St. Patrick's and Holy Family the joy and peace of Christ Risen.

Thank you for being there for us.


Reflecting on and Responding to the Word

There is something special about Easter. Spring, growth, new life, winter darkness gives way to a promise of sunshine. For us Christians, it is a time of joy and hope. We live at a time of much unrest within the hearts of many. The symptons are all around us, we may try this and that but the solution to our challenges are to be found in faith in Jesus Christ.

Mary of Magdala was the first messenger of Easter joy. We have an important role in passing on the good news, don't we?


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website will include a special section on Easter Greetings on Easter Sunday morning. Have a look for yourself at www.stpatrickscork.com


Seedlings, Grief Support Program for Young People

Seedlings is a Group Support Program for 12 to 18 year olds who have experienced the loss of a parent by Separation / Divorce / Death or other significant losses such as Family member / Friend / Classmate.

In this program young people are enabled to deal with their feelings of anger, pain, frustration and sadness.

This support program will commence on Wedness 21st. April.

There will be an information night on Wednesday 14th. April in the Family Ministry Centre, 34 Paul St., Cork.

For further information contact Kethleen at 00.353.21.4275136 or your teacher.


ICA - Charity Table Quiz

St. Luke's ICA would like to thank everyone for their recent generosity which allowed us to raise a considerable amount fot this year's charity, Cystic Fibrosis.


Coping with Grief

If you are Widowed, Separated or Divorced,

'Beginning Experience' is for you.

It is a healing ministry which helps to resolve grief.

A trained team who are themselves widowed or separated will facilitate this Support Group.

The next weekend program will take place in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte on April 16th. to 18th.

For further information contact Kathleen at Family Ministry 00.353.21.4275136.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Parish Pilgrimage 2005

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi.

10th June 2005 ex. Cork, price 1,079 euro. Names and deposits will be taken on Friday 2nd April in St Patrick's Credit Union from 11 am to Noon.

For further information please contact Mary Lane at 00.353.21.4503287.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Rhododendron' .....(Sneezy)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hjmns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

58. Jesus Christ is Risen Today, and

62. Let the Earth Rejoice and Sing

Please join in.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 2,260 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Day Trip to Knock on the Feast of St. Bernadette,

Friday 16th April, 30 euro return, for further details phone 00.353.86.1939225


A Quiet Day* where you can be all by yourself and rest for a while

Listen in deep silence.

Be very still and open your mind....

Sink deep into the peace that waits for you

beyond the frantic riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of the insane world.

Kenneth Wapnick, 'A course in Miracles', Lough Derg, Co. Donegal

To ensure space and atmosphere, numbers are limited, making booking essential.

*4th. May, 1st. or 14th. September. Arrival 10 am, departure 4 pm, light refreshments available. COST 20 euro


Cork and Ross Pilgrimage, 2004 - Lourdes

11th. - 16th. June -------------------------------- 5 nights

Full Board Accommodation, Booking forms available from Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street, Cork. Phone 00.353.21.4277959 or 00.353.21.4277120

Enquiries for special invalid section to the Pilgrimage Director-----------Monsignor Kevin O'Callaghan, Parocial House, Bandon.......Phone 00.353.23.43794



2nd. Sunday of Easter Year C ...............................................

.............................................................18th. April. 2004 - No. 908


The good news this week is from the holy Gospel according to John (20:19-31)

In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them,

'Peace be with you'

and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them,

'Peace be with you,

As the Father sent me,

so am I sending you'.

After saying this he breathed on them and said:

'Receive the Holy Spirit.

For those whose sins you forgive,

they are forgiven;

for those whose sins you retain,

they are retained.'

Thomas called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, 'We have seen the Lord,' he answered, 'Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.'

Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them.

'Peace be with you'

he said. Then spoke to Thomas,

'Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand;

put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.'

Thomas replied, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him:

'You believe because you can see me.

Happu are those who have not seen and yet believe.'

There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life through his name.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting on and Responding to the Word

All newly born babies are examined under the family microscope and usually there are differing opinions; 'I think she is the image of' or 'look at his eyes, he is so like....' As Christians, we are molded in the image of Christ because we have His Spirit within us. Many were converted to Christianity because the apostles and disciples carried on the work of Jesus. It wasn't all plain sailing, the Gospel points to the humanity of Thomas, he wanted more proof.

The question for our generation of believers is, even though we share in that very same Spirit, why is there so much tormoil and unrest. Is Christianity relevant today?


Easter Greetings from St. Patrick's Parish

The Parish website includes a special section on Easter Greetings to people who are away from home. Have a look for yourself at www.stpatrickscork.com and maybe you might like to have someone you know included the next time.


Seedlings, Grief Support Program for Young People

Seedlings is a Group Support Program for 12 to 18 year olds who have experienced the loss of a parent by Separation / Divorce / Death or other significant losses such as Family member / Friend / Classmate.

In this program young people are enabled to deal with their feelings of anger, pain, frustration and sadness.

This support program will commence on Wedness 21st. April.

There will be an information night on Wednesday 14th. April in the Family Ministry Centre, 34 Paul St., Cork.

For further information contact Kethleen at 00.353.21.4275136 or your teacher.


Parish Draw Meeting Tuesday 4th May 7.30pm in the Parish Hall

We are inviting all Ministers of the Word and Eucharist, and all those in the community to a special meeting of the Fund Raising Committee. The Draw is moving but it needs to move a little quicker. We need to broaden our base. It will be worth while.


Thank You

We would like to thank all those who participated in our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies. Words alone cannot adequately express hjw important you are. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Access to Education

Have you a few hours to spare, a few days a week? Have you ever thought of returning to education? Would you like to do something for yourself?

Would you like to experience different subjects in a relaxed atmosphere?

Subjects may include Computers, Art, Complimentary Therapy, Drama, Music, Communications and Psychology.

For more information why not attend a meeting at the college at 11am, Friday 23rd. April, or contact Mary Scriven 00.353.21.4961020


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Hoheria' .....(Sexstylosa)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

99. Seek Ye First, and

62. Let the Earth Rejoice and Sing

Please join in.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 2,260 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Access to Education

For the Adult Returner, runs for 6 weeks. Starts 11th. May 2004, public meeting details above


Christenings

Welcome into the Christian Community, Zachary Dinan, Naomi Kaba, Alan Munza, Davina Obideqwu and Sarah Osaghae


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. Therefore if you wish to have an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

Regrettably from time to time we receive articles too late to include them before the event is due to take place. There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


Padre Pio Pilgrimage

The Ennis Padre Pio group and their parish priest, Fr. Tom Hogan are going to San Giovanni Rotondo and also visiting Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.

Leaving Cork Airport on September 12 - 19, if you would like to join them please contact Mrs. Maire Coll 00.353.86.8804603 for details.


Website Hits

The Parish Website was inaugurated in June 2003. Since then the number of visitors to the site has gradually built up 67 in June to 300 a month in February and March. So far we have had over 1,900 visitors to our site.

During March we were visited from a wide range of places including: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Seychelles, UK and USA.

Have a look yourself and let us know what you think.

Our website address is www.stpatrickscork.com

And you can email us at mail@stpatrickscork.com


 

3rd. Sunday of Easter, Year C ...............................................

.............................................................25th. April. 2004 - No. 909


The good news this week is from the holy Gospel according to John (21:1-19)

Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, 'I'm going fishing.' they replied, 'We'll come with you.' They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night.

It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, through the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, 'Have you caught anything, friends?' And when they answered, 'No', he said, 'Throw the net out to starboard and you'll find something.' So they dropped the net, and there were so many fish that they could not haul it in. The disciple Jesus loved said to peter, 'It is the Lord.' At these words 'It is the Lord', Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land.

As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, 'Bring some of the fish you have just caught.' Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, 'Come and have breakfast.' None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, 'Who are you?'; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish.

This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting on and Responding to the Word

A major part of John's Gospel is to nuture faith in the risen Christ and to show a continuity between the experience of Jesus before his resurrection and afterward. In other words the work goes on and continues.

In these Easter scripture readings we see the great success Peter had through his preaching and witness. We are told thousands began to follow Christ. Whatever Peter and the rest of the apostles were saying hit home to the people of their day.

The message will always remain the same, maybe we need to look at the way we express ourselves and maybe we need to look at the type of witness we give.


Please Pray for the Souls of

Ellen O'Callaghan, Brigid O'Sullivan, Noel O'Sullivan,

and please remember in your prayers:

Eugene Barry, Nan Cantwell, Patrick Hickey.

who's first anniversary is at this time.


Seedlings, Grief Support Program for Young People

Seedlings is a Group Support Program for 12 to 18 year olds who have experienced the loss of a parent by Separation / Divorce / Death or other significant losses such as Family member / Friend / Classmate.

In this program young people are enabled to deal with their feelings of anger, pain, frustration and sadness.

This support program will commence on Wedness 21st. April.

There will be an information night on Wednesday 14th. April in the Family Ministry Centre, 34 Paul St., Cork.

For further information contact Kethleen at 00.353.21.4275136 or your teacher.


Parish Draw Meeting Tuesday 4th May 7.30pm in the Parish Hall

We are inviting all Ministers of the Word and Eucharist, and all those in the community to a special meeting of the Fund Raising Committee. The Draw is moving but it needs to move a little quicker. We need to broaden our base. It will be worth while.


Bishops' Commissions

There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend in aid of the Bishops' Commissions.

This collection helps fund the work of the Irish Bishops Conference and its agencies and commissions.

A list of the agencies and commissions can be seen by visiting www.catholiccommissions.ie

 


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

52,000 euro in prizes. Tickets 100 euro over a ten month period.

Why not get a ticket today? You might be smiling on March 17th. 2005


Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Access to Education

Have you a few hours to spare, a few days a week? Have you ever thought of returning to education? Would you like to do something for yourself?

Would you like to experience different subjects in a relaxed atmosphere?

Subjects may include Computers, Art, Complimentary Therapy, Drama, Music, Communications and Psychology.

For more information why not attend a meeting at the college at 11am, Friday 23rd. April, or contact Mary Scriven 00.353.21.4961020


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Perovskia' .....(Blue Spire)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Songs of Praise

The hymns for the 6 pm Saturday and 12 am Sunday masses this week are

91. Praise my soul, The King of Heaven, and,

99. Seek Ye First.

Please join in.


Parish Contact Numbers

Canon Liam Leader PP ...............................................00.353.21.4500282

Fr. Bernard Cotter........................................................00.353.21.4502696

Fr. Christy O'Shaughnessy .........................................00.353.21.4551503

Emergency (Priest on Duty).........................................00.363.87.8252284

Sacristy (except Thursday) ........................................00.353.86.3107499


Parish Website

Why not use our website to record your Parish wedding/baptism or special event? We can accommodate photographs and short articles.

Contact the Sacristy 00.353.86.3107499 or email mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 2,206 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Access to Education

For the Adult Returner, runs for 6 weeks. Starts 11th. May 2004, public meeting details above


Choral Festival Concert, ................. The Lough Church

Saturday 1st. May at 8pm. Taking part are:

City of Cork Male Voice Choir

Brigend (Wales) Male Voice Choir

Soloists

Admission 10 euro available at the door. Proceeds in aid of Lough Church Restoration Fund


Articles for Inclusion

The Parish Bulletin goes to print on Monday every week. Therefore if you wish to hjve an item included on a particular weekend you should hand it in to the sacristy not later than the Sunday before.

Regrettably from time to time we receive articles too late to include them before the event is due to take place. There is usually plenty of space available provided sufficient notice is given.


Padre Pio Pilgrimage

The Ennis Padre Pio group and their parish priest, Fr. Tom Hogan are going to San Giovanni Rotondo and also visiting Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.

Leaving Cork Airport on September 12 - 19, if you would like to join them please contact Mrs. Maire Coll 00.353.86.8804603 for details.