Parish Newsletter June 08 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
June 08 2014
Pentecost Sunday

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.
They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak.
When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.
Now there were devout men living in Jerusalem from every nation under heaven, and at this sound they all assembled, each one bewildered to hear these men speaking his own language. They were amazed and astonished. ‘Surely’ they said ‘all these men speaking are Galileans? How does it happen that each of us hears them in his own native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; people from Mesopotamia, Judaea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya round Cyrene; as well as visitors from Rome- Jews and proselytes alike-Cretans and Arabs; we hear them preaching in our
own language about the marvels of God.’
This is the word of the Lord.

[Response]: Send forth your Spirit, 0 Lord,
and renew the face of the earth.
Bless the Lord, my soul! May the glory of the Lord last for ever! You take back your spirit, they die, Lord God, how great you are, May the Lord rejoice in his works! returning to the dust from which they came.
How many are your works, 0 Lord! May my thoughts be pleasing to him. You send forth your spirit, they are created;
The earth is full of your riches.
I find my joy in the Lord.
and you renew the face of the earth.

A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
In the one Spirit we were all baptised. It is for that reason that I want you to understand that on the one hand no one can be speaking under the influence of the Holy
Spirit and say, ‘Curse Jesus’, and on the other hand, no one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord’ unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done, but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them. The particular way in which the Spirit is given to each person is for a good purpose.
Just as a human body, though it is made up of many parts, is a single unit because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. In the one Spirit we were all baptised, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as citizens, and one Spirit was given to us all to drink.
This is the word of the Lord.

Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From the clear celestial height
Thy pure beaming radiance give.
Come, thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure;
Come, thou light of all that live!
Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul’s delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow;
Thou in toil art comfort sweet;
Pleasant coolness in the heat;
Solace in the midst of woe.
Light immortal, light divine,
Visit thou these hearts ofthine,
And our inmost being fill:
If thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness pour thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away:
Bend the stubborn heart and will;
Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
With thy sevenfold gifts descend:
Give us comfort when we die;
Give us life with thee on high;
Give us joys that never end.


Alleluia, alleluia!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
As the Father sent me, so am I sending you. ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
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, Jesus brings fireand he said to them again, ‘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.’
This is the Gospel of the Lord




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Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool.
Tel: 021 4501022
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1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane.
Tel: 021 4909912

Parish Mobile: 086 8527997

Ordination at the Cathedral
On Saturday June 7th at 12.00 noon, Ben Hodnett a
native of the Cathedral Parish, was ordained to the
priesthood by Bishop John Buckley.
Ben was joined by his family, friends, and priests of the diocese.
Ben will say mass for the first time at 6.00 pm on Sunday June 8th and will give his blessing after.
The first mass will be broadcast on the internet at:
The service will also be broadcast live on CUH 102 FM
Congratulations to Ben and his family on this wonderful occasion.
Sunday 8th of June at 2pm.
€5 per adults, children walk free. Children wishing to compete €2.
Prizes for best male, best female, best fancy dressed
adult and child. Music and refreshments. Come and
support your local school! All proceeds going to fund a play area in Scoil Oilibhéir.

Are doing a Clothes Collection on June 21st
in the Club Hall they will be accepting items such as Clothing, Belts, Shoes, Handbags and toys all of which will be accepted.
Spread the word around to all your friends to drop their stuff to Club on the Friday night June 20th
7pm to 9pm or the Saturday June 21st9am to 4pm
or if these times and day do not suit drop your bags any evening after 6pm to Club where they will be accepted in the Bar.

would like to thank all who were involved in the organising of the Remembrance Mass in Kilcully Cemetery on Wednesday May 28th.

A one day conference with Bishop Frank J. Caggiano
from Bridgeport, Conneticut at Clongowes Wood College, on Friday 4thJuly from 9:00am to 4:30pm
– conference repeated on Saturday 5th July
at same venue, same times.
Buses available from St Patrick s Church, Lower
Road. Full details from Mairin 087 7950325.

Celebrant’s Introduction:
As children of the
one God baptised in the one Spirit, we
bring our needs to the Lord with
1. We pray for the Church and its leaders;
that they may be inspired by the Holy
Spirit in teaching the world in spirit
and truth.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for vocations; that those
whom the Lord calls will respond
generously and dedicate their lives to
service of the gospel.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for peace; may the peace of
Christ descend on our world, on our
homes and in our hearts.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for all who are sick,
remembering those who have asked
for our prayers; may the Lord comfort
them in their illness and restore them
to full health.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for who have gone before us
on the journey of faith; may they be
raised to new life in the Spirit.
Lord, hear us………
Heavenly Father, you sent
forth your Spirit to renew the face of the
earth. Grant us what we need today. We
make our prayers in the name of Jesus,
your Son, our Lord. Amen.

Bernie Hackett

Pete Lawlor
Philip leahy
Joan Fanning

PENITENTIAL ACT I confess to almighty God and to
you, my brothers and sisters, that I
have greatly sinned in my thoughts
and in my words, in what I have
done and in what I have failed to do,
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-
Virgin, all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters, to
pray for me to the Lord our God.

Glory to God in the highest, and on
earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you, we
adore you, we glorify you, we give
you thanks for your great glory, Lord
God, heavenly King, O God,
almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ,
Only Begotten Son.
Lord God, Lamb of God,
Son of the Father,
You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
You take away the sins of the world
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of
the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One, you
alone are the Lord, you alone are
the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the
Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the
Father. Amen.

The disciples of Jesus were not a particularly brave group
of people. We might even wonder why he chose them.
Most had fled from his arrest and were absent from his
crucifixion. Judas had sold him for thirty pieces of silver.
Peter, a man of impulse and short-lived passions, who had
proclaimed Jesus as the Christ and promised to follow
him into the very jaws of death, denied even knowing
Jesus at the first sign of trouble. It is unsurprising that
three days after the crucifixion, they were hiding in a
locked house for fear of the Jews. These were the men
hand-picked by Jesus to be his witnesses. If our weakness
and doubt overwhelms us, we need only picture the
disciples at this moment.
The presence of Jesus changed everything in that
moment. He entered a house that was locked against
intruders. He made himself known to a people who were
otherwise unable to recognise him. Rather than
condemning their weakness and fear, he gave them what
they needed to overcome it; his Holy Spirit. The story of
Pentecost describes the apostles with tongues of fire
resting on them and suddenly consideration. The Holy
Spirit comes down upon these men from Galilee, whose
courage and belief had failed them in the past and who had
often misrepresented Jesus to the world. Their faith is
ignited and set alight, their lack of conviction burned
away. Their voices, commissioned with spreading the
Good News of Jesus, become universal, heard and
understood by many. For the first time, the disciples are
living out their Christianity, fulfilling their vocation with
the faith, conviction and courage to bring Christ to the
world. It is for this reason that Pentecost is often
regarded as the birthday of the Christian Church. Just as
these fearful, ignorant, weak men took up their crosses
and were transformed into faithful witnesses, so too must
we, the Church of Christ, take up our crosses and be
transformed by the promise and the presence of Jesus
through the Holy Spirit.

Last weeks’ Offertory Collection from the three
churches of the parish came to € 2,011.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

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.
7th June
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Rita Kiely
Lena O’Brien
Joan Morrison
8th June
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan
14th June
Mary Ring
Bobby Field
Rita Kiely
Lena O’Brien
Joan Morrison
15th June
Jerry Manning
John O’Connor
Con Delea
Shirley Whelehan
Eileen Harte
Michael O’Sullivan
8th June
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
15th June
Mary Hoare
Michael Foley
Bill Corcoran
7th June
Linda Cullen
Sheila O’Donovan
Veronica Mulcahy
8th June
Judy Kenny
Helen Gosnell
Audrey Drinan
14th June
Catherine Feehley
Breda Healy
Benny McGuckian
15th June
Antoinette Long
Mary O’Sullivan
Martina Nodwell
7th June
Geraldine O’Brien
8th June
Eoin Lettice
14th June
Geraldine O’Brien
15th June
Eoin Lettice
8th June
Bill Corcoran
15th June
Bill Corcoran
7th June
Elizabeth Barry
8th June
Veronica Byrne
15th June
Mary Martin
15th June
Anne Forde

Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from the three churches of the parish came to €1,700.
Sincere thanks for your generous support.

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