Fifth Sunday of Easter May 18 2014

Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and Ballyvolane
Very Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna He
ights, Ballyvolane, Cork.
Parish Offices: Blackpool 4300518 | Ballyvolane 4221977 | e-mail: website: http://www.blackpoolparish.wo | Parish Mobile: 086 8527997.
Parish Newsletter
May 18 204
Fifth Sunday of Easter
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
They elected seven men full of the Holy Spirit.
About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint
against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the
Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to
neglect the word of God so as to give out food you, brothers, must select from among yourselves
seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom; we will hand over this
duty to them, and continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word’. The
whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the
Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of
Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these to the apostles, who prayed and laid their
hands on them.
The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly
increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.
This is the word of the Lord.
[Response]: May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.
Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.
For the word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.
The Lord looks on. those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

A reading from the first letter of St. Peter.
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood
He is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close
to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has
made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house. As scripture says: See how
I lay in Zion a precious cornerstone that I have chosen and the man who rests his trust on it will
not be disappointed. That means that for you who are believers, it is precious; but for unbelievers,
the stone rejected by the builders has proved to be the keystone, a stone to stumble over, a rock to
bring men down. They stumble over it because they do not believe in the word; it was the fate in
store for them.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the
praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
This is the word of the Lord.

Alleluia, alleluia! Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one can come to the Father except through me Alleluia!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you. I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.’
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
If you know me, you know my Father too. From this moment you know him and have seen him.’ Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied’. ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him ‘and you still do not know me? ‘
To have seen me is to have seen the, Father, so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself: it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work. You must believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason. I tell you most solemnly, whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, he will perform even greater works, because I am going to the Father.
This is the Gospel of the Lord

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Friday: 8.45 – 9.45am | Sunday: 10.00am – 12.00pm
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Before and after all masses.

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

Parish Mobile: 086 8527997

May 18 2014 THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND (CORK BRANCH) are holding their Annual Tea Day at Neptune
Stadium on ThursdayMay 22nd from 11am to 2pm.
Music entertainment and free Bingo games at 12 o clock
and 1pm with prizes and spots. Admission €5 Tea/Coffee and scones. Please support.

ROSS PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES June 11th – 16th 2014
A raffle will take place in each of the three churches of the parish on
Sunday 27th May. Tickets will be sold on weekends 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.

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

A COFFEE/TEA MORNING will be held in Glen Rovers on Saturday next May 24th 10am to 1pm for Giving For Living Radio Thon in aid of Cancer Services inMarymount/ Mercy/ and CUH , Please Drop in and Support a Great Cause.

A sincere thank you is extended to all parishioners for the contribution mad last weekend to the second collection for the Pastoral Development Office in the Diocese. We look forward to meeting many of you over the coming year at our events, courses and conferences.

organised by the Safeguarding Service of Cork & Ross and the
MunsterSurvivors Support Service, will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s
Church, Wilton, Corkon Sunday, May 25that 4.00 pm.
After the Mass, a new national organisation, Towards Peace,
will be launched at the Parish Centre, Wilton.
Towards Peace offers spiritual support to those whose faith has been
damaged by abuse and who wish to continue their search for meaning and for God. People affected by abuse, either personally, throughfriends or a family member, are welcome to attend the Mass and launch on Sunday May 25th next. Refreshments afterwards.
Celebrant’s Introduction:
We bring our needs and those of the whole
community to the Lord in prayer,
confident that he will answer.
1. We pray for the Church and its
leaders; that it will inspire all
people to believe in Jesus.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for young people; that
they may reach their full
potential and not be afraid to
place their trust in Jesus, who
is the way, the truth and the
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for vocations; that
those whom the Lord calls to
devote their lives to prayer
and service of the word may
respond generously.
Lord, hear us………
4. In today’s Entrance Antiphon,
we heard the words ‘Sing a
new song to the Lord, for he
has done marvellous deeds’.
We pray in thanksgiving for
the blessings we have
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have
died; that they may be
received into one of the many
rooms in the Father’s house.
Lord, hear us………
Father in heaven, you
sent us Jesus your Son to lead all
people to you. Hear the prayers
we make today in the name of
the same Christ, our Lord.
Rota for Ministers of the Word & Eucharist
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Eucharist
If you are unable to attend your allotted ministry please contact another minister to cover for you.
Ger O’Brien
18th May
Eileen Jones
24th May
Ger O’Brien
25th May
Eileen Jones

ST. BRENDAN’S 18th May
Bill Corcoran
25th May
Bill Corcoran

17th May
Mary Murphy
18th May
Ellen Falvey
24th May
Ann O’Donovan
25th May
Ellen McCarthy

Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
18th May
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter
24th May
Bobby Field
Joan Morrison
Rita Kiely
E McSweeney
Mary Ring
25th May
Michael O’Sullivan
John O’Connor
Con Delea
P Harrington
Lena O’Brien
Eileen Cotter

ST. BRENDAN’S 18th May
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
25th May
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran

ST. OLIVER’S 17th May
Diarmuid O’Donovan
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
18th May
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
24th May
Veronica Mulcahy
Catherine Feehely
Breda Healy
25th May
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Andrey Drinan

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €2,229.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

Last weeks’ Pastoral Development Services
Collection from the three churches of the parish
came to €1,840.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.



John Paul McCarthy
Layci McCarthy
Cameron Leo Forde
Jake Edward O’Connor

Kathleen O’Connor

Maureen Claridge

First Communion:
Scoil Oilibhéir:
24th May in St. Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane.

Gaelscoil Pheig Sayers:
24th May in the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool.

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Oilibhéir who made their Confirmation on Monday 12th May in St Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane.
Múinteoir T. Ní Bhuaigh
Tyrone Adeleke
Chloe Ní Achairn
Colm Blount
Scott Ó Broin
Cillian Ó Cofaigh
Niamh Ní Chondúin
Ciara Ní Chochláin
Aindriú Ó Coimín
Mia Ní Dhoirinne
Felicity Ní Ghrifín
Darren Ó hÉilí
Marcus Ó hÉigeartaigh
Ethan Ceannt
Darren Ó Loinsigh
Jamie Ó Loinsigh
Sinéad Ní Mhaca
Cáit Nic Chárthaigh
Tara Nic Chárthaigh
Trevor Mac Cárthaigh
Faye Ní Mhaoláin
Cathal Ó Murchú
Emma Ní Mhurchú
Allie Áine Ní Chonaill
Aaron Ó Riagáin
Caitlín Ní Riagáin
Lúcás Ó Súilleabháin
Aurimas Paulauskis
Leaha Struthers
Seán Tóibín
Carly Virgo
Megan Breathnach
Raiséal de Faoite
Múinteoir: M. Uí Laighinl
Troy Ó hAchairn
Eimile Bozynski
Seán Ó Buachalla
Áine Ní Bhroin
Eimile Ní Chléirigh
Courtney Ní Chrábháin
Chloe Ní Chrualaoích
Séamus Ó Dálaigh
Tristan Ó Céilleacháir
Antóin Mac Innéirí
Jamie Mac Innéirí
Jamie Ó Cinnéide
Cillian Ó Lain
Shauna Ní Laighin
Laoiseach Ní Liatháin
Nathan Mac Labhraí
Alsandar MacCárthaigh
Kelly Ní Mhaonaigh
Conchúir Ó Miacháin
Rebecca de Ghaillí
Alsandar Ó Muirí
Alsandar Ó Briain
Cáit Ní Bhriain
Fiona Ní Chonaill
Alissa Ní Aichir
Ciarán Ó Súilleabháin
Conchúir Ó Súilleabháin
Evan Ó Súilleabháin
Chloe Ní Rioradáin
Shauna Ní Rodaigh
Gobnait Ní Shíocháin
Calum Mac Síomáin
Múinteoir: E. Ó Rinn
Síle Banel
Alannah Siseal
Kaithlyn Ní Chofaigh
Tori Ní Chríonáin
Tiánna Ní Chroalaíoch Ní
Séamus Ó Dubhshláine
Ciarán Ó Dúghaill
Rachel Galgey
Chloe Ní Ainifín
Lauren Ní Airtnéada
Gavin Ó hAodha
Lúcás an Chnoic
Seán Ó hÓgáin
Craig Ó hArgáin
Lúcás Ó hArgáin
Gobnait de hÍde
Fionn Ó Ceallaigh
Ryan Ó Cionnaith
Séamus Ó Laocha
Kelly Ní Mhathúna
Adrian Matuszewski
Sorcha Nic Chárthaigh
Dylan Ó Micháin
Graham Ó Maoldomhnaigh
Dónal Ó Maolcatha
Róisín Ní Mhaolcatha
Shannon Ní Mhurchú
Ethan Mac Neachtain
Cian Ó Donnabháin
Stiofainín Ní Scannail
Chelsea Aise Velasco
Saoirse Breathnach
Rachel Aluko
Mackenzie Carroll
Amy Cullinane
Shona Downey
Katie Kent
Ava Lee Russell
Caitlin McCarthy
Sophie McCarthy
Jane McGrath
Chelsea O’Brien
Teegan O’Connor
Caitlin O’Donoghue
Shelby O’Keeffe
Jessica Peters
Abbey Walsh
Megan Walsh
Jade O’Reilly

Congratulations to the boys and girls of St Mark’s
and St. Brendan’s schools, who made their 1st Holy
Communion on Saturday 10th May in St. Brendan’s
Church, The Glen
St Brendan’s Girls National School St Mark’s Boys National School
Dean Barrett
Adam Chaque
Jimmy Delaney
Kane Dunne
Jordan Heaney
James Lonergan
Jacob Miranda-
Adam Mulcahy
Leon Mullen
Aaron Murphy
Matthew McPhee
Paul O’Keeffe-Barry
Aaron O’Mahony

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