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: The
whole House of Israel can be certain that God has made this Jesus whom yo
Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the apostles, ‘What must we do,
brothers?’ ‘You must repent,’ Peter answered ‘and every one of you must be baptised in the name
of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The promise that was made is for you and your children, and for all those who are far away, for
all those whom the Lord our God will call to himself.’ He spoke to them for a long time using
many arguments, and he urged them, ‘Save yourselves from this perverse generation’.
They were convinced by his arguments, and they accepted what he said and were baptised. That
very day about three thousand were added to their number.
This is the word of the Lord.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
[Response]: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd; You have prepared a banquet for me
there is nothing I shall want. in the sight of my foes.
Fresh and green are the pastures My head you have anointed with oil;
where he gives me repose. my cup is overflowing.
[R]
Near restful waters he leads me,
to revive my drooping spirit.
[R]
He guides me along the right path; Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
he is true to his name. all the days of my life.
If I should walk in the valley of darkness In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
no evil would I fear. for ever and ever.
[R]
You are there with your crook and your staff;
with these you give me comfort.
[R]

SECOND READING
A reading from the first letter of St. Peter.
You have come back to the shepherd of your souls.
The merit, in the sight of God, is in bearing it patiently when you are punished after doing your duty. This, in fact, is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and left an example for you to follow the way he took. He had not done anything wrong, and there had been
no perjury in his mouth. He was insulted and did not retaliate with insults; when he was tortured he made no threats but he put his trust in the righteous judge. He was bearing our faults in his own body on the cross, so that we might die to our faults and live for holiness; through his wounds you
have been healed. You had gone astray like sheep but now you have come back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
This is the word of the Lord.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own and my own know me. Alleluia!

GOSPEL
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.
They recognised him at the breaking of bread.
Jesus said: ‘I tell you most solemnly, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold through the gate, but gets in some other way is a thief and a brigand. The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out. When he has brought out his flock, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow because they know his voice. They ever follow a stranger but run away from him: they do not recognise the voice of strangers.’
Jesus told them this parable but they failed to understand what he meant by telling it to them. So Jesus spoke to them again: ‘I tell you most solemnly,
I am the gate of the sheepfold.
All others who have come are thieves and brigands; but the sheep took no notice of them I am the gate.
Anyone who enters through me will be safe:
he will go freely in and out and be sure of finding pasture.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.
This is the Gospel of the Lord

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SACRISTY / OFFICE HOURS:
Blackpool: 021 4300518
Tues, Wed. & Thurs: 9am-10.30am
Friday: 8.45 – 9.45am | Sunday: 10.00am – 12.00pm
St Brendan’s and St Oliver’s: 021 422 1977
Before and after all masses.
PRIESTS OF THE PARISH:
V.Rev. John O’Donovan PP,
Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool.
Tel: 021 4501022

Rev. Damian O’Mahony CC,
1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane.
Tel: 021 4909912

PRIEST ON DUTY:
Parish Mobile: 086 8527997

 

 

May 11 2014
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €1.851.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

THE PARISH OFBLACKPOOL, THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECT UPDATE

THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING SERVICE
wishes to thank people for their support and understanding
around the completion of Garda vetting forms. We understand
that for some this has caused feelings of hurt and distress,
especially those who have been involved with parish activities
for many years. We are sorry if this has been the reaction of
some. Being asked to apply for Garda Vetting should not be
seen as a reflection on any individual. Rather it is an important
tool in our efforts to maintain the highest standard in the area of
safeguarding in our Parishes. The Diocese of Cork and Ross is
committed to safeguarding and working with current legislation
such as Children First, to ensure that our Church is a safe
place for children.”

FR TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE OP:
“BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST”
We are pleased to welcome internationally renowned speaker
Fr Timothy Radcliffe to our diocese in May to speak to us on
this theme.
He is the author of many books including: Why Go
to Church?; Taking the Plunge; What is the point of being a
Christian?; I call you friends – to name but a few.
The talk is for everyone who is interested in hearing him speak
on what this means for us today in our parishes on
Sunday 18th May 3:00pm to 5:00pm in Christ the King Church,
Turner s Cross and there is no cost – a donation would be
welcome to cover expenses.
Most recently he is noted as being one whom Pope Francis contacted to invite to Rome to talk to him about the Church today!

 

Thursday 15th May at 3pm, Jimmy Crowley
performs in Blackpool Library. ‘The Cork history &
culture tour’.
Admission is free and all are welcome.

SECOND COLLECTION THIS SUNDAY IS FOR
PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Today at all Masses we are asked to make our annual
contribution to the Pastoral Development Services in
the Diocese.This collection enables the diocese to
make provision for training for Parish Assemblies/Pastoral Councils; training for ministries such as Funeral teams, Baptism Preparation Teams, Parish Catechists, initiatives for young peoples such as Young Adults to Lourdes, T&Y YouCat, TeamSpirit, resources for parishes, conferences, courses and seminars for all parishioners to attend.

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE MASS FOR OUR DEPARTED FAITHFUL
will be held at St Catherine’s Cemetery,
Kilcully on Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 7.30pm.

THE KILCULLY STATION MASS will be held in the home
of Gerry Maloney of Rustic Lodge, Kilcully on Thursday 15th May at 8pm.

THE KILLEENS STATION
MASS be held in Blackpool Church on Saturday 17th May
at 10am.

THE CONCERT IN AID FOR CORK SAMARITANS HELD IN BLACKPOOL CHURCH on Friday 25th Aprilraised €800 .
Well done to all involved.

 

 

 

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
‘The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want, ‘says the
psalmist. We present the gospel fearlessly and inspireall people to turn to the loving embrace of Christ.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for the church;
that it may, like Peter in
the First Reading,
proclaim the gospel
fearlessly and inspire all
people to turn to the
loving embrace of Christ.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for vocations’
that men and women
may be inspired to
dedicate their lives to the
work of service in the
Church and may respond
generously to God’s call.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for our parish;
that we may work
together to build God’s
kingdom.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for married
couples and families’ that
they grow in love for one
another.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who
have gone before us
marked with the sign of
faith; that the Lord may
welcome them into the
kingdom of heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Father in heaven,
you are the shepherd who
looks after and cares for his
flock. Grant us what we
need today. We make our
prayers, as always, in the
name of Jesus, your Son,
our Lord. Amen.

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,496.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

WE WELCOME INTO THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY THOSERECENTLY BAPTISED:
Bobby Jeremiah O’Reilly
Annabella Obonugo
Alex Therese Landon
Mc Kenzie and Leon Murphy

WE REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THOSE
RECENTLY DECEASED:
Ultan Leahy

Heep Yunn School & Wah Yan Kowloon Senior Mixed Choir is
made up from selected members of the Heep Yun School for
girls and Wah Yan College, Kowloon for boys.
Under the respective batons of Ms Joyce Yu and Mr Lesley Chan, they stage choral works ranging from the Renaissance to the
contemporary. Established in 2009, they won their first
championship at the 62nd Hong Kong School Music Festival
only a year later.
In 2011 they won the First Prize and Gold Medal in their joint category at the Hong Kong International
Youth & Children’s Choir Festival, while both schools also won
their separate categories.
The choir actively promotes contemporary music and performs
local composers’ works, at the invitation of the Hong Kong
Composers’ Guild. Their conductor for this Festival is the
teacher, conductor and composer, Lesley Chan.
Church visit Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool
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 Sunday4th May as part of
the Choral Festival. Their participation enhanced the Mass

Annual Triduum in Honour of Our Lady of Fatima 2014
Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th May
May 11 2014

THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL, THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECTUPDATE
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the
three churches of the parish came to €1.851.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

THE DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING SERVICE
wishes to thank people for their support and understanding
around the completion of Garda vetting forms. We understand
that for some this has caused feelings of hurt and distress,
especially those who have been involved with parish activities
for many years. We are sorry if this has been the reaction of
some. Being asked to apply for Garda Vetting should not be
seen as a reflection on any individual. Rather it is an important
tool in our efforts to maintain the highest standard in the area of
safeguarding in our Parishes. The Diocese of Cork and Ross is
committed to safeguarding and working with current legislation
such as Children First, to ensure that our Church is a safe
place for children.”
Most recently he is noted as being one whom
Pope Francis contacted to invite to Rome to talk to him about
the Church today!
Thursday 15th May at 3pm, Jimmy Crowley
performs in Blackpool Library. ‘The Cork history &
culture tour’.
Admission is free and all are welcome.

SECOND COLLECTION THIS SUNDAY IS FOR
PASTORAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Today at all Masses we are asked to make our annual
contribution to the Pastoral Development Services in
the Diocese.This collection enables the diocese to
make provision for training for Parish
Assemblies/Pastoral Councils; training for ministries
such as Funeral teams, Baptism Preparation Teams,
Parish Catechists, initiatives for young peoples such
as Young Adults to Lourdes, T&Y YouCat, TeamSpirit,
resources for parishes, conferences, courses and
seminars for all parishioners to attend.

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE MASS FOR OUR DEPARTED
FAITHFUL will be held at St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully
on Wednesday 28th May 2014 at 7.30pm.

THE KILCULLY STATION MASS
will be held in the home of Gerry Maloney of Rustic
Lodge, Kilcully on Thursday 15th May at 8pm.

THE KILLEENS STATION MASS
be held in Blackpool Church on Saturday 17th May
at 10am.

THE CONCERT IN AID FOR CORK SAMARITANS HELD IN
BLACKPOOL CHURCH on Friday 25th April raised €800 .
Well done to all involved.

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to € 2,496.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

 

 

 

Blackpool / The Glen /Ballyvolane ParishCork and Ross Pilgrimage to
LourdesJune 11th – 16th 2014 Tickets will be sold on weekends
10th/11th, 17th/18th and 26th/27th May in the three churches after all masses. Hampers are on display in each church from this weekend.
Tickets cost € 2 per strip or € 5 for 3 strips. Proceeds go to the funding of sending our two Youth Helpers Conor Foley and Ciara Harrington as part of the Youth Section on the Cork and Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes.

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