The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1st September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in 2015, the year he also wrote Laudato Si, the encyclical on care for our common home, urging us to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
The Season of Creation starts on the 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends on the 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
This year, the world’s 2.3 billion Christians are uniting around the theme: “A home for all. Renewing the Oikos of God.” (oikos is Greek for home or household)
The Season of Creation theme focuses on the fact that the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this common home (Psalm 24:1)
As the climate emergency and ecological crisis persist at dangerous levels, it is clear that more purposeful and unified prayers and actions are needed.
We know that habitats and ecosystems are being destroyed, which results in the extinction of animals and plants vital to us, at an alarming rate. Members of the human family are being forced to flee their homes due to climate induced insecurity and conflict.
Pope Francis, along with scientists and ecologists are encouraging us to create a just home for all creatures for life on our planet to thrive. This requires ecological, economic, and technological solutions that are rooted in a faithful vision of justice for the dignity of every creature.
The Parish Assembly invite you to join with us in prayer and action to celebrate the Season of Creation. Our celebration will be based on:
- Prayer; there will be daily prayer and liturgies, check out the parish Facebook page.
- Sustainability, look out for clean ups/plantings etc.
- Advocacy, how do we speak out for climate justice?
If you would like to be involved with this event please contact any member of the Parish Assembly or email email@example.com
FATHERS DAY SUNDAY 20th JUNE 2021
A prayer for Fathers
God bless all the fathers in this world. Guide them to be good role models and loving to all their children. Help them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way.
God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless men, that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honour and respect them always.
[Source: ‘My Mass Book’ published by CBC Distributors]
BIBLE STUDY ONLINE
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet online to study the Bible every week. These groups are ecumenical and meet for about an hour. One group meets on Wednesday mornings and the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Newcomers are always welcome. Call David on 0861727747 or Ger on 0876775126 for more information.
PRAYER TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Feast Day 24th June
Oh God, you gave St. Elizabeth, in her old age, the gift of a son, St. John the Baptist, who would prepare the way for Jesus to begin His ministry here on earth.
Lord, Fill Your people with the joy of possessing graces like those of Saint John the Baptist, and direct the minds of all us in the way of salvation and peace. St. John was martyred for truth and justice, so may we Dear God, energetically profess our Faith in You, and help us to lead others to Your Way, Your Truth, and Your Eternal Life. Amen.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP – RESOURCES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO EXPLORE THE GOSPEL WITH CHILDREN
On the second weekend of each month, the Kinsale Parish Children’s Liturgy Group prepare resources for parents/guardians to explore the Gospel with younger children (pre First Communion). Please find attached the resources for this Sunday’s Gospel. 11th Sunday Ordinary Time Cycle B – 13Jun21
GUIDANCE FOR DIOCESE OF CORK AND ROSS ON RETURN TO MASS
Bishop Fintan Gavin has issued guidance for the Diocese of Cork and Ross on return to Mass and public worship. Visit http://corkandross.org
CARRIGALINE BASED CHARITY MAKES INDIA COVID APPEAL
Carrigaline based charity Edith Wilkins Street Children Foundation India (EWSCFI) is working tirelessly trying to relieve the horrendous suffering of sick and dying Covid-19 victims – many of them children – in Darjeeling, India and seeking the support of the people of Cork and Ireland.
Donations can be made through the registered charity’s account at AIB Douglas Road, Cork sort code 934348, account no 21439006. You can also donate online at https://www.idonate.ie/edithwilkins79
IRISH HOSPICE FOUNDATION BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT LINE
Many people have experienced the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Irish Hospice Foundation Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with the HSE, is there to provide connection, comfort and support for anyone grieving in these exceptional times. It is a national freephone service 1800 807077, available from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
TRÓCAIRE LENT 2021 CAMPAIGN
Every year Trócaire asks for your help during Lent to fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Families in South Sudan need your support now more than ever. Trócaire are appealing to you to continue your support this Lent. Resources, prayers and videos are available on www.trocaire.org and donations can be made to the Lent campaign in the following ways:
1. Donations and Trocaire Boxes can be returned to the parish office.
2. Online at www.trocaire.org
3. By phone: 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)
The contents of each and every Trócaire box, no matter how small, come together to make a significant difference. This virus knows no borders, but neither does our compassion.
SVP KINSALE AREA
The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul, Kinsale Area is 085 2186966
CLOSURE OF MYROSS WOOD RETREAT HOUSE, LEAP, CO. CORK
Myross Wood, the former Seminary and Retreat House run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Order from 1946, finally closed its doors on the 17th August 2020. There is a narrative on YouTube, with video and photo montage, regarding the history of Myross Wood. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Order are looking forward to a new use for the property, in line with its recent history. Google YouTube and type ‘Myross Wood Retreat House’ in the search box.
DUNDERROW NATIONAL SCHOOL
Now enrolling for September 2021
Tel. 021 4774041
VIRTUAL MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE
Visit Medjugorje every Wednesday and Sunday night at 8pm to take part in Rosary at the Blue Cross (Wednesdays) and Torchlight Procession (Sundays) via Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages Facebook page in company of Philip Ryan and Sean O’Shaughnessy.
KINSALE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Applications for Pendant Alarm for the Elderly
Alarms are provided free. Only monitoring fee to be paid. Contact:
• Kinsale Neighbourhood Watch; or
• Your local Community Alert; or
• Kinsale Garda Station
COVID 19 SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.
To volunteer your help, visit www.alone.ie
BIBLE STUDY ONLINE
There are currently two groups in the parish who meet online to study the Bible every week. These groups are ecumenical and meet for about an hour. One group meets on Wednesday mornings and the other group meets on Sunday evenings. Call David 0861727747 or Ger 0876775126 for more information.
BINGO AT THE FRIARY
Bingo at the Friary is cancelled until further notice.
MAKING INTERNET ACCESS SAFER IN OUR HOMES AND SCHOOLS
See ehtrust.org or es-ireland.com
FRIENDLY CALL CORK
A free phone call service for older people who are living alone and perhaps feeling lonely, isolated or vulnerable. The aim is to provide a listening service and offer direction to relevant support agencies and medical practitioners. Receiving a simple phone call a few times a week can make a huge difference to an individual who is living alone. If you or someone you know would like to find out more, please contact Brenda Barry on 021 430 1700 or 087 636 6407, email Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie