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Body and Blood of Christ Sunday , Year C

.................................13th. June 2004 - No. 916


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The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(9:11-17)

Jesus made the crowds welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were in need of healing.

It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, 'Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about to find lodging and food; for we are in a lonely place here.'

He replied, 'Give them something to eat yourselves.'

But they said, 'We have no more than five loaves and two fishes, unless we are to go ourselves and buy food for all these people.' For there were about five thousand men.

But he said to his disciples, Get them to sit down in parties of about fifty.'

They did so and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves and the two fish, raised his eyes to heaven, and said the blessing over them; then he broke them and handed them to his disciples to distribute among the crowd. they all ate as much as they wanted, and when the scraps remaining were collected they filled twelve baskets.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


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Where is my body?

There's a banner hanging on the front of the altar in Holy Family Church. The words on it are simple: 'This is my body.' They're simple, yet profound.

You might think the words refer only to what happens on the altar. During Mass, the priest repeats the Lord's words: 'This is my body which will be given up to you'. The bread we share from this altar is indeed the Body of Christ.

But there is more to the banner. The words also describe the people assembled in front of the altar. Christ looks down and says of them: 'This is my body'.

At Communion time, people walk up to receive Communion. The minister raises a host and says, 'The Body of Christ'. The person about to receive replies: 'Amen'. This means two things: 'Amen, I believe this is the body of Christ' - and: 'Amen, I believe we are the body of Christ'

What this implies amazes me. I am not an island. I am part of a family, a community, where people care for each other. Together, we are the body of Christ. (And Corpus Christi is our celebration: happy feast day!)

Fr. Bernard - Email.......frbernard@eircom.net


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Do you want to know what is happening?

Would you like to hear how the diocese' new strategy is being refined and changed?

We had a meeting about the plan for the future in the parish last March: perhaps you came along? Four delegates were elected then to represent the parish at two three-hour meetings in the Silversprings.

These meetings have now taken place and the delegates would like to report back on what happened there.

If you would like to hear more, please come along to the Parish Hall on Monday 14th June at 7.30 pm.


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Day Trip To Knock
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Saturday 19th. June.

Return fare 30 euro.

For further details phone 00.353.86.1939225


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Congratulations

To Dolores Lane and John Magee

On their recent wedding in St. Patrick's


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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


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Exam time - some tips for student families

Don't fuss.

Keep things as normal as possible.

Wish them well.


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Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Asphodeline' .....(lutea)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


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Songs of Praise

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

43. Hail Redeemer, King Divine, and,

48. Holy God We Praise Thy Name

Please join in.


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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


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Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,456 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


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Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Tramore Road

June Workshops 14th. to 18th June 2004, 9.30am to 12.30 pm

Workshops in Printmaking, Constructed Textiles, Gardening & Garden Design, Flower Arranging, Lifestyles & Wellness.

Also one week long Beginners Computer Course.

For details please contact the college at 00.353.21.4961010.


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Exam time - some tips for students

Before the exam:

Review and summarise your course notes

Get some rest so that you will be fresh on the day.

Make sure you know the exact time, date and location

Check your travel arrangements - allow enough time

Check your calculator, pens pencils etc

Before you start to write:

Check that you have the right paper.

Read the full paper and all the instructions

Identify the number of questions to be answered.

Identify the individual questions you must answer.

Decide what other questions you are going to answer

Make sure you answer the required number of question.

Decide the time you will allocate to each question

Allow for some checking time at the end

Decide the order in which you answer the questions

Start with the easiest and shortest

Read the question you have decided to answer again.

Underline key words to help your answer.

When you start writing:

Plan your answer - make a note of the key points

Be as brief as possible while covering all points.

Stick to the points asked - not some related topic.

Follow a logical sequence in your answers

Answer the question parts in the sequence asked.

Include question and part numbers.

Write neatly and underline headings

Give diagrams and graphs plenty of space

Label diagrams / lines / symbols neatly

Attempt all the parts of the question

Keep an eye on the time and keep to your plan.

When you have attempted all the questions:

Check that you hjve followed all the instructions.

Put your exam number etc. on each answer book / sheet

Make sure you include all the answer books / sheets

Stay in the exam hall right to the end.

Use every minute for checking / adding to answers.

After the exam

Put it behind you - no post mortems


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12th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................20th. June 2004 - No. 917


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(9:18-24)

One day when Jesus was praying alone in the presence of his disciples he put this question to them,

'Who do the crowds say I am?'

And they answered, 'John the Baptist; others Elijah; and others say one of the ancient prophets come back to life.'

'But you' he said 'who do you say I am?'

It was Peter who spoke up. 'The Christ of God' he said. But he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone anything about this.

'The Son of Man' he said 'is destined to suffer grievously, to be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes and to be put to death, and to be raised up on the third day.'

Then to all he said, If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me.

For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Special Collection Peter's Pence

A special collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 26th. and 27th. of June. The Peter's Pence collection is sent to Rome.

It is used by the Pope to support special charitable projects in developing countries as well as defraying expenses of the work of the Church.

Please support this worthy cause.


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 atnosphere numbers are limited, making booking essential.

*1st or 14th September. Arrival 10am, depart 4pm.

Light refreshments available. Cost 20 euro.


Please Pray for the Souls of

Sheila Quinlan

Carmel Sommeskill

Jennifer Lynch

Mary O'Shea

Hilda Cullinane

Margaret Daly Horan

and please remember in your prayers

Margaret Keane

Margaret O'Herlihy

who's first anniversary is at this time.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our website www.stpatrickscork.com and send us feedback at mail@stpatrickscork.com


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Our target is to sell 900 tickets

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro over the next 9 months.

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Exam time - some tips for student families

Don't fuss.

Keep things as normal as possible.

Wish them well.


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Echinacea Purpurea' .....(Magnus)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


Early Bird Draw

Anyone who has paid in full for a ticket in the Super Draw before 1st. July is eligble for a special draw for 1,000 euro


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



Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,668 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.



Exam time - some tips for students

Before the exam:

Review and summarise your course notes

Get some rest so that you will be fresh on the day.

Make sure you know the exact time, date and location

Check your travel arrangements - allow enough time

Check your calculator, pens pencils etc

Before you start to write:

Check that you have the right paper.

Read the full paper and all the instructions

Identify the number of questions to be answered.

Identify the individual questions you must answer.

Decide what other questions you are going to answer

Make sure you answer the required number of question.

Decide the time you will allocate to each question

Allow for some checking time at the end

Decide the order in which you answer the questions

Start with the easiest and shortest

Read the question you have decided to answer again.

Underline key words to help your answer.

When you start writing:

Plan your answer - make a note of the key points

Be as brief as possible while covering all points.

Stick to the points asked - not some related topic.

Follow a logical sequence in your answers

Answer the question parts in the sequence asked.

Include question and part numbers.

Write neatly and underline headings

Give diagrams and graphs plenty of space

Label diagrams / lines / symbols neatly

Attempt all the parts of the question

Keep an eye on the time and keep to your plan.

When you have attempted all the questions:

Check that you hjve followed all the instructions.

Put your exam number etc. on each answer book / sheet

Make sure you include all the answer books / sheets

Stay in the exam hall right to the end.

Use every minute for checking / adding to answers.

After the exam

Put it behind you - no post mortems


 

 


13th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................27th. June 2004 - No. 918


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(9:51-62)

As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem.

As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him. 'I will follow you wherever you go.' Jesus answered, 'Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head'.

Another to whom he said 'Follow me' replied 'Let me go and bury my father first'. But he answered 'Leave the dead to bury their dead, your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.'

Another said 'I will follow you sir, but first let me go and say good-bye to my people at home.' Jesus said to him, 'Once the hand is laid on the plough, no one who looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

It isn't uncommon to see a 'to do' list on the door of the fridge in the modern kitchen. You know; 2.30 school, 3.30 dentist etc.

Lists help us remember and prioritise. We can tell what is important to us by the pecking order.

Sometimes the difficult things in life are posponed, it's always tomorrow, or next week or even next year.

Discipleship is a difficult choice because it involves change and there is every possibility that we can find hundreds of excuses to avoid getting involved.

The gospel presents us with this image. Our Church needs ALL the people to become involved, the community of faith does not belong to the clergy. It is all of us together that really matters.

Is it on your 'to do' list?


Adults into Higher Education Certificate

Are you over 22years of age.

Are you keen to adapt to the changing needs of the workplace?

Are you thinking about returning to education?

Cork Institute of Technology have a preparatory course for people thinking about returning to education. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to persue higher education.

There are no formal entry requirements and there are no tuition fees. Student registration and examination fees apply.

The course runs from September 2004 to May 2005 with 20 hours a week, Monday to Friday, between 9am to 2pm.

For further information please contact the Educational Opportunities Department at 00.353.21 4326531 or email eod@cit.ie


Newsletter Contents

This is your newsletter and we would be delighted to include notice of meetings/events or short articles for publication.

You can contact us through the Sacristan or by email at mail@stpatrickscork.com

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.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Our target is to sell 900 tickets

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro over the next 9 months.

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Early Bird Draw

Anyone who has paid in full for a ticket in the super draw before 1st of July is eligible for a special draw for 1,000 euro


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Geranium' .....(Johnson's Blue)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


National Certificate in Business Studies for Mature Students (23+)

Would you like to acquire new skills and a 3rd. level qualification?

Are you ready to compete in a chaning job market? Are you interested in Business and Computing?

This course run by the Cork Institute of Technology may be for you.

The aim of the course is to equip participants with a mix of up to date computing skills and business knowledge to take advantage of employment opportunities in administration across a wide range od sectors/industries.

Participants on these courses may qualify for the Back to Education Allowance Scheme and/ or the Hjgher Education Grant.

The course runs for 2 years commencing September 2004.

For further information please contact the Educational Opportunities Department 001.353.21.4325631 or email eod@cit.ie


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


Special Collection Peter's Pence

A special collection will take place at all Masses next weekend 26th. and 27th. of June. The Peter's Pence collection is sent to Rome.

It is used by the Pope to support special charitable projects in developing countries as well as defraying expenses of the work of the Church.

Please support this worthy cause.


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,822 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


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 of July in St. Patrick's Credit Union from 11am to 12 noon.

For further information please contact Mary Lane at 001.353.21.4503287.



 


14th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................4th. July 2004 - No. 919


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(10:1-12.17-20)

The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit.

He said to them, 'The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now, but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on the road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, 'Peace to this house'. And if a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest with him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, 'The kingdom of God is very near to you'.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

Two essential aspects to discipleship are evident in today's Gospel: gather in and sent out.

We are gathered in to be nourished and strengthened for the journey and challenges ahead and secondly we are sent out to give witness to the Lord.

It is as true today as it was in those earlier times. There is a hunger for a better quality of life. There is, in the land of full and plenty a sense of emptiness that may only be filled by a faith in God.

But who is going to tell that story? That is where we come in. Everyday in every home, street, office and factory there is someone looking for assurance and hope. It would be a sad day if we kept Jesus for Sunday!

'At some point we must risk the dangerous decision for faith'. (Richard Rohr)


Reading from Isaiah

This poem expresses the hope that Jerusalem will soon be associated with peace (as the name of the city suggested) and will, indeed, provide a peaceful refuge for returning exiles. As the people return from Babylon, a new and peaceful city will come into being.

The text is rich in motherly images: the Lord promises: 'Like a son comforted by his mother will I comfort you'. All of us share a similar hope for the Jerusalem of today and for all God's people.


Reading from St. Paul

Paul has on occassion been quite cross with Galatians. Now as he concludes the letter, he wants 'no more trouble from anybody'.

He had been attacked for some details of his work practice as a Christian preacher, notably his refusal to circumcise new converts. Paul believed that matters like that were of no importance and that each of us should really become a 'new creature'.

He stresses that we can do this by constantly keeping in mind the central truth of our faith, the Cross of Jesus, his suffering and risen life. Peace and mercy will come to all who follow this rule.


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Our target is to sell 900 tickets

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro over the next 9 months.

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Exam Results

If you would like to congratulate someone on exam success through the Parish website, please send details of Name, Address, College, Exam etc to; the Sacrestan or email to mail@stpatrickscork.com


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Lilium' .....(Lemon Pixie)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


This weeks Feastdays

Monday 5th.... St Anthony Zaccaria (born 1502) - founder of a congregation known as Barnabites

Tuesday 6th.....St Moninne. A sixth century Irish saint who founded a religious community at Sliabh Gullion (Gullion Hill), Co. Armagh, Ireland.

St. Maria Goretti - born in 1890 in Ancona Italy. She forgave her murderer as she lay dying. She was canonised in 1950.

Wednesday 7th....St. Maolruain founded a monastery at Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland, in the 8th. century

Thursday 8th....St. Kilian, native of Co. Cavan, preached the gospel in Southern Germany at the end of the 7th. century. He is still widely venerated in Bavaria and is the patron of Wurzburg.

Friday 9th.... St Augustine Zhao Rong and 119 companions died for the faith in China.

(Intercom - July/Augest '04 )


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


Happy Birthday

The Parish Website was inaugurated on the 21st June 2003. Since then the number of visitors to the site has gradually built up to a steady 250 a month with a peak of over 300 in February to our site.

During this month we were visited from a wide range of places including the USA and Seychelles. We hjve had visitors from both of these from the very start so obviously there is someone with a Cork connection or interest out there.

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


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,474 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.




 


15th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................11th. July 2004 - No. 920


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(10:25-37)

There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, 'Master what must I do to inherit eternal life?' He said to him, 'What is written in the law? What do you read there?' he replied, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.' 'You have answered right,' said Jesus, 'do this and life is yours.'

But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbour?' Jesus replied, 'A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jerico and fell into the hands of brigands; they took all he had, beat him and made off, leaving him half dead. Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan traveller who came upon him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him on his mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said 'and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.' Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the brigands' hands?' The one who took pity on him' he replied. Jesus said to him, 'Go and do the same yourself.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reflecting and Responding to the Word

We are very mich aware of others; in spite of the affluence most people have a very good heart.

Look at the hundreds of people involved in the caring for others, very often carrying on the good work quietly. There is a lot of emphasis on the two who passed the wounded one in the story of the good Samaritan but look at the difference that one person made.

That person could be you, the one who took the risk and stepped outside the comfort zone and got involved. Let us never underestimate our power for doing well. It is more than throwing a few euros in the paper cup; some people just want us to listen to their story.

The Gospel is meant to be lived.

 


The Carers Association

The Carers Association is the national association for family carers. The Centre in Cork, which is based in Tuckey Street, provides information and support for carers who look after a family member at home.

Among its many services, the Carers Association provides respite in the carer's own home - this free service allows the carer to get out of the house for a few hours, while a trained respite worker looks after their loved one.

If you are a family carer, providing care at home for an incapacitiated relative - young or old - the Carers Association might be able to help. For further information please contact us at 9, Tuckey Street, or 001.353.21.4806397, or carerscork@eircom.net

In order to provid this free service we must constantly fundraise. We want to get a great team together for the Ladies Mini-Marathon in September. Anyone of any age who would like to participate on our behalf will receive a sponsorship pack and t-shirt.


Youth Festival of Prayer

The third National Summer Youth Festival of Prayer will take place in Knock Shrine from 5th. - 8th. August. The theme this year is 'What I want is your Happiness' (Phil 4:4)

The last two festivals were a blast with hundreds of young people from all over Ireland discovering the beauty of our Church and being touched by the love of God.

The Festival aims to provide young people with a positive experience of Church and meet with other young people in a faith and fun environment.

Aspects of the weekend include: times for prayer and sharing, lots of music including a concert with 'Emmaus'. 'Youth Friendly' special guest speakers, liturgies prepared by young people, an assortment of creative workshops dealing wiht youth issues and plenty of space for 'ceol agus craic' (music and fun).

The Festival is run on a donation only basis and sleeping bags are essential.

The Festival motivates and enables young participants to become active in their own parish.

For further information please contact Ann or Emma at 001.353.94.9388100 or 001.353.87.2021849


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Our target is to sell 900 tickets

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro over the next 9 months.

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Congratulations

To Tina Colby and Cormac O'Brien who got married on Friday 2nd July in St. Patrick's


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Begonia' .....(Illumination Light Pink)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


This weeks Feastdays

Tuesday 13th. - St Henry, Duke of Bavaria who became Roman Emperor, lived an exemplary Christian life as civil and religious leader in the 10th century.

Wednesday 14th. - St. Camillus de Lillis was born inNaples and began his working life as a soldier. Distressed by his experience af war, he set about caring for the sick and wounded. He is patron of hospitals and of those who care for the sick and dying.

Thursday 15th. - St. Benaventure is a Franciscan saint and Scholar and he is a doctor of the Church.

Friday 16th. - Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mary has been honoured under this title since the thirteenth century and this special feast for all carmelites.

(Intercom - July/Augest '04 )


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


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

The Cork City Branch of the Alzheimer Society will hold a support meeting in Jury's Hotel, Western Road, on Monday July 12th. at 8 pm

Everyone is welcome.

The Alzheimer Society gives support to both people with Alzheimers and their carers. A Day Care Centre is available in Cork City and Home Care/Support is available throughout the City and County.

The Society hjas purchased a site in Besboro for the purpose of building a state of the art Day Care Centre specifically for people with Alzheimers. Fundraising for this project is very important to the Society and any ideas are very much appreciated.


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,720 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Thank You

The Irish Cancer Society raised 606.13 euro at the recent collection. We express our sincere thanks to all who contributed for their generosity.


Friends of St. Patrick's Super Draw

As part of the SUPER DRAW we come the first stage this Saturday

The EARLY BIRD DRAW will take place on Saturday, 10th. July after the 6 pm Mass. Thanks to all of you who have contributed. If you haven't got your ticket for the BIG ONE next March, please see the ticket sellers after Mass, or Maurice in the Sacristy.


 


16th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................18th. July 2004 - No. 921


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(10:38-42)

Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Marta welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking.

Now Marta who was distracted with all the serving said , 'Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? Please tell her to help me.'

But the Lord answered: 'Marta, Marta, he said 'you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one. It is Mary who has chosen the better; it is not to be taken from her.'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reading from Genesis

For all the planning we do, there is still a place for the unexpected. Abraham is willing to rise to the occasion when visitors unexpectedly arrive. The promise (and prediction, if you wish) that Sarah would bear a son led Abraham and tradition evar since to identify the 'visitors' as coming from God.

Whoever they turn out to be, the practice of hospitality was central in the kind of society Abraham knew. Indeed the onus was on the host not just to make the guest welcome but to make it clear by the quality of the hospitality that the host considered himself honoured by the arriving quest.


Reading from St Paul

The excitement of preaching and the urgency of the message that mark Paul's ministry are partly due to his conviction that the New Good News has just been revealed, after having been 'hidden for generations'.

This work involved suffering for Paul - 'to make up all that has still to be undergone by Christ', and has meant suffering for generation after generation of Christian preachers and disciples. Paul was to know it himself, more violently than he could have known when writing this.


Youth Festival of Prayer

The third National Summer Youth Festival of Prayer will take place in Knock Shrine from 5th. - 8th. August. The theme this year is 'What I want is your Happiness' (Phil 4:4)

The last two festivals were a blast with hundreds of young people from all over Ireland discovering the beauty of our Church and being touched by the love of God.

The Festival aims to provide young people with a positive experience of Church and meet with other young people in a faith and fun environment.

Aspects of the weekend include: times for prayer and sharing, lots of music including a concert with 'Emmaus'. 'Youth Friendly' special guest speakers, liturgies prepared by young people, an assortment of creative workshops dealing wiht youth issues and plenty of space for 'ceol agus craic' (music and fun).

The Festival is run on a donation only basis and sleeping bags are essential.

The Festival motivates and enables young participants to become active in their own parish.

For further information please contact Ann or Emma at 001.353.94.9388100 or 001.353.87.2021849


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Our target is to sell 900 tickets

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro over the next 9 months.

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Christenings

Welcome into the Christian Community.....................Precious Deremo Orazume


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'Begonia' .....(Illumination Light Pink)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


This week's Feastdays

Tuesday 20th. - St Appolinaris, a second century saint, who preached the gospel in Ravenna. He died a martyr at Classis.

In the Byzantine calander, Elijah the Prophet is honoured today.

Wednesday 21st. - St. Lawrence of Brindisi a Capuchin friar who preached during the Counter-Reformation.

Thursday 22nd. - St. Mary Magdalene.She was one of the disciples of Jesus, who accompanied him on his journeys and was the first to announce the Resurrection.

Friday 23rd. - St. Bridget of Sweden. Patron of Europe, she advised Popes and rulers and worked untiringly for reconcilation. She founded the Bridgetine Sisters.

Saturday 24th. - St Declan of Ardmore. He evangelised West Waterford before the time of St. Patrick.

(Intercom - July/Augest '04 )


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


Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2004

On behalf of the families and communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America that you hjve supported, through your participation in our Lenten Campaign, Trocaire say a very sincere thank you.

The amount raised (2,600 euro) has made a difference.


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,592 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Cork Ladies Mini Marathon (help give Family Carers a break)

The Carers Association need people to run or walk on our behalf.

Get your friends and family to join our caring team.

Get fit for a great cause.

Proceeds go directly to the Carer's Association Respite Service - giving carers the break they deserve.

T-shirts and sponsership packs will be provided to all participints in aid of the Carer's Association.

To register, contact us on 00.353.21.4806397 or email.....carerscork@eircom.net.

Overseas sponsership of local participants are particularly welcome.


Please Pray for the Soul of ......................Anthony Murphy

and please remember in your prayers: all who's anniversary is at this time.


Friends of St. Patrick's Super Draw - Congratulations

The winning ticket in the EARLY BIRD DRAW is ticket number 1963.

Congratulations to Marion McCarthy, Summerhill North.



17th. Sunday of Year C ...................................

.............................................................25th. July 2004 - No. 922


The good news this week is from the Holy Gospel according to Luke(11:1-13)

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples. He said to them, 'Say this when you pray:

'Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come;

give us each day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.

And do not put this to the test'

He also said to them, 'Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, 'My friend, lend me three loaves because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him' ; and the man answers from inside the house, 'Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you, 'I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship's sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants. 'So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; and the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? or hand him a snake if he asked for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!'

This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Reading from Genesis

'I trust my Lord will not be angry, but give me leave to speak'.

The text includes a conversation between God and Abraham - begun by the latter who remained 'standing before the Lord'.

Some of us may find this story somehow 'unfinished' and may wish to continue asking questions when the reading has been completed. What if there were fewer than just ten people to be found?

The thrust of this passage about the dealings of God with the people in Abraham's time is the great mercy and leniency of God.

We may also be able to identify much evil in today's world. One hopes that we are also able to identify a certain number of just men and women, living in the midst of a sinful world.

How has the need for God's mercy and leniency changed since Abraham's time?


Reading from St Paul

The drama in this small reading is the succession of verbs of dying and being buried, followed by the idea of being raised up (to new life).

Paul's drama is rarely as sharp or incisive as when he says every record of the debt we had to pay has been cancelled: 'he has done away with it by nailing it to the cross'

God has forgiven us: the message is dramatically depicted and passed on.


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.

 


Friends of St. Patrick's Church - Super Draw

Only eight months to go

Would you like to be in with a chance to win

20,000 euro, or 15,000 euro or 10,000 euro or many more prizes

Tickets cost 100 euro

See the ticket sellers after Masses, and thanks to all who bought a ticket already.

See our article on the website.


Parish Pilgrimage 2005

To Rome, San Giovanni and Assisi, 10th June 2005 ex. Cork, Price 1,079 euro.

For further information please contact Mary lane 00 353 21 4503287


Beech Hill Garden Centre

COPE Foundation, Bonnington, Montenotte.

Plant of the Week................'EL CAMINO' .....(trailing fushia)

Why not visit the coffee shop and enjoy home baking?


This week's Feastdays

Monday 26th. - Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary. St. Anne is patron of Canada

Thursday 29th. - St. Martha, sister of Mary and Lazarus, lived at Bethany and provided hospitality for Jesus and his followers. A woman of faith, she proclaimed her faith in Jesus as the Son of God.

Friday 30th. - St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of Ravenna, was a gifted preacher and Scripture scholar. He is a doctor of the church.

Saturday 31st. - St. Ignatius of Loyola,Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

(Intercom - July/Augest '04 )


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


Newsletter Contents

This is your newsletter and we would be delighted to include notice of meetings/events or short articles for publication. You can contact us through the Sacristan or by email at mail@stpatrickscork.com


Collection last week

Church and Renovation 1,758 euro,

Thanks to all who contributed.


Cork Ladies Mini Marathon (help give Family Carers a break)

The Carers Association need people to run or walk on our behalf.

Get your friends and family to join our caring team.

Get fit for a great cause.

Proceeds go directly to the Carer's Association Respite Service - giving carers the break they deserve.

T-shirts and sponsership packs will be provided to all participints in aid of the Carer's Association.

To register, contact us on 00.353.21.4806397 or email.....carerscork@eircom.net.

Overseas sponsership of local participants are particularly welcome.


Newsletter and Website

Visit our Website www.stpatrickscork.com and send us feedback at mail@stpatrickscork.com


Do you have 'Eyes of Faith'

Do you see His blood on the rose,

and the stars the glory of his eyes,

His body gleam amid the eternal snows,

and His tears fall from the skies?

Do you see His face in every flower?

And the thunder and the singing of the birds

but His voice - and carved by his power

are rocks His written words?

Are all pathways worn by His feet?

Do you see His strong heart stir the ever beating sea?

Do you see His crown of thorns is twinned with every thjrn?

Can you see His cross is every tree?

With apologies to the poet Joseph Mary Plunkett.