Parish of Kenmare ~ Fr. Tom Crean, Parish Priest O G
Parish of Kenmare ~ Fr. Tom Crean, Parish Priest
064-6641352 / Fax 064-6641925 / email: [email protected] / www.kenmareparish.com
Sunday, 10th May 2015 - 6th Sunday of Easter
Recent Death: We remember in our prayers Eileen Twomey, Muxnaw, Kenmare, who died
during the week. We also remember all whose anniversary occurs at this time.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
Mass Intentions this week
The People’s Mass
Timothy O’Mahony & Mary Elizabeth Sheridan. Anniv.
Thur / Fri
John & Catherine Harrington, Dromatouk
Vincent & Edna O’Sullivan, Main St.
Donie Gaine, Cahir
Daniel O’Leary, Cleady
Bertie, Nora & Billy McSwiney
Holy Cross Church
Parish Development Fund – Weekly Envelopes
♦ In these final weeks leading up to the Referendum - - - we should speak a language that is
kind and gentle, and we should remember the God-given human dignity of every person,
irrespective of their sexual orientation or their position and views, on how we should vote.
♦ People are realising that all sides should acknowledge that this Referendum is proposing a
very major change to the State’s definition of marriage (as implied in the Constitution.) If
the Referendum is passed, what will the new State and Constitutional definition of marriage
be? What is the current State and Constitutional definition of Marriage?
the biggest decision a person makes in her/his lifetime? - - - It has enormous lifelong
Is it not essential that the State and Constitution should have a clear
definition of it? - - ♦ Up to recent decades, society has said that ‘couples exchange the right to have children
where possible’ as part of their marriage vows. In the current debate many commentators
and campaigners are saying that ‘openness to children’ is not an actual part of marriage. If
the Referendum is passed there will be very strong arguments that children are not part of
the Constitution’s implied definition of marriage. - - ♦ ‘Between a man and a woman’, ‘openness to children’, along with ‘a lifelong, loving
sharing of their whole lives’ are the three most important elements of marriage.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS
Confessions: ……………………………………..... Every Saturday from 12 noon to 1pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament …………... Mon & Tues: 8am– 9pm & Fri 8-10am
Christ Our King Prayer Group (the Church Lodge) ..
Wednesday: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Holy Hour ……………........... ……………………..
Sunday: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
3rd May 2015
Excerpts from Pastoral Statement by Bishop Ray Browne 8th May 2015.
NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY SYMPHONIC BAND & CHOIR
will play a free concert in Holy Cross Church, on Tuesday, 26th May 2015, at 8pm.
This special event will also be used to kick-off fundraising for refurbishment of Holy Cross
Church Organ - any voluntary donations received on the night will be put towards this fund.
The FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS will be celebrated next
Saturday, 16th May 2015 at 10.30am at Holy Cross Church,
for the pupils of
St. John’s N.S. Kenmare, and Cahir National School.
We ask the Lord to bless the children who will be receiving Him in
the Eucharist for the very first time at that Mass and we also ask
Him to bless their families, friends and teachers who are helping to
prepare them for this very special occasion in their lives.
It will protect the prayer atmosphere of the liturgy if cameras, videos and mobile
phones are switched off and left unused for the duration of the Mass.
Today’s Scripture: Cornelius, a Roman Officer, was the first nonJew to receive the Gospel and ask for Baptism. We listen to the story of
his conversion (1st Reading). God is pleased to offer every nation to every
nation (Psalm). Love begins with God, and not with us (2nd Reading).
Jesus commands us to love one another; he makes that possible by loving
us first and offering us the gift of his friendship (Gospel).
Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just
beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess.
Vocation does not come from a voice ‘out there’ calling me to be something I
am not. It comes from a voice ‘in here’ calling me to be the person I was
born to be, to fulfil the original selfhood given me at birth by God.
♦ Marriage Referendum Information Meeting – hosted by Mothers & Fathers Matter Kerry
– at Brooklane Hotel, Kenmare, on Friday, 15th May, at 8pm
♦ Junior Golf Fundraiser – recent bap-packing at SuperValu raised €1,498 – THANK YOU!
♦ Blood Donor Clinic – thanks to the 111 Donors who attended the clinic on May 5th.
♦ Templenoe Senior Citizens – meet on Friday next (15th May) at 11am in Community
♦ Kenmare Pink Ribbon Walk - is on Sunday 17th May.
♦ Kenmare Community Care – Fundraising Golf Classic for Taobh Linn Social Centre on
Fri/Sat 22nd & 23rd May. To enter team & book a tee off – phone (064) 6641291.
♦ Pilgrimage to Lisieux: 24th-28th Sept 2015 (4 nights). Enquiries – Celine (01) 8387281