Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fifth Sunday of Easter May 18 2014

Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and BallyvolaneVery Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane, Cork.Parish Offices: Blackpool 4300518 | Ballyvolane 4221977 | e-mail: info@blackpoolparish.com website: http://www.blackpoolparish.wordpress.comContinue reading

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The Heep Yunn School & Wah Yan Kowloon Senior Mixed Choir visit The Church of the Annunciation as part of the Choral Fextival

A big thank you to Hys and Wyc Senior mixed choir from Hong kong who sang at the 12 noon Mass in the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool on Sunday 4th May as part of the Choral Festival. Their participation … Continue reading

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Pope Francis reflects on Holy Spirit’s gift of fortitude

Continuing his weekly catechesis on the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis devoted his May 14 general audience to the gift of fortitude. Pope Francis referred to the parable of the sower and said that “with the gift … Continue reading

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Daily Homily: I Know Those Whom I Have Chosen Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

  By Fr. Jason Mitchell LC ROME, May 14, 2014 (Zenit.org) – — Acts 13:13-25Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27John 13:16-20 In a few short paragraphs, Paul traces the history of Israel, a history that leads ultimately to salvation in … Continue reading

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Italian Newspaper Lists Francis’ Favorite Books Included Are Four Jesuit Authors, St. Augustine, and Dostoyevsky ROME, May 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has published an 11-volume collection of some of Pope Francis’ favorite books. According to the … Continue reading

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Pope to Seminarians: Be Fathers, Not Simply Graduates

In Q&A Session, Francis Discusses Temptations and Challenges of Seminary Life VATICAN CITY, May 13, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Pope Francis has encouraged seminarians training for the priesthood in Rome to study hard, avoid gossip, and to return to their dioceses … Continue reading

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Parish Newsletter May 11 2014

Fourth Sunday of Easter FIRST READING A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.God has made him both Lord and Christ.On the day of Pentacost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed them in a loud voice: Thewhole House … Continue reading

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