On Sunday December 3rd Thurles Cathedral Choir with Clonmel Concert Orchestra performed a beautiful programme of sacred and classical music in the Cathedral of the Assumption. We are very proud of the depth of talent displayed from our parish. Some of the many amazing comments we have received in praise of what proved to be a brilliant night’s entertainment: “A memorable night for all”; “A great atmosphere and a great event”. “Superb orchestra and a powerful combination with the Cathedral Choir”; “As the final bars of the Battle Hymn blended, voices and instruments, our hearts soared to the beautiful ceiling of the Cathedral – a building built to enhance music.”
THANKS to Thurles Parish for the Liturgy of Thanksgiving and Farewell Gathering upon our leaving for pastures new, in particular, to all who prepared for and participated on the night of Oct 6th last. It was good to meet, pray and celebrate our work together with music, song and dance. It was a great night that was really appreciated by our families. The entire event was a testimony to Thurles Parish as a leaven of life within our community. A special thanks for the presentation of the beautiful bog oak pieces which will continue to remind us of our ministry in Thurles Parish. Frs. Martin, Gerry & Tomás.
THE RELIC OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA will be in Thurles Cathedral from Sunday July 16th until Tuesday July 18th. St. Teresa is renowned as a model of mercy and worked most of her life with the poor and homeless in India. The relic is being brought to every diocese in the country under the care and protection of the Knights of St. Columbanus.
Full Itinerary as follows:
Sunday July 16th: 6.30 p.m. – Arrival at Cathedral of the Assumption; 7.00 p.m. – Eucharistic Devotions; 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. – Veneration of the Relic.
Monday July 17th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 7.30 p.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic.
Tuesday July 18th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 3.00 p.m. – Departure of Relic.
We were part of a mighty faith filled, life-giving liturgical music and song event involving 10 secondary schools from across the diocese on last Thursday evening in the Cathedral. “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart). With thanks to all involved, in particular, the staff of our local secondary schools and the volunteers from our parish who contributed by way of hospitality afforded as well as to the rehearsals, staging and administration of the whole event.
Palm Sunday, April 9th: Stations of the Cross @ 7.00 p.m.; Bóthar na Naomh Church.
Tuesday April 11th: Penitential Service @ 7.00 p.m., Cathedral.
Wednesday April 12th: Chrism Mass @ 7.30 p.m., Cathedral.
Holy Thursday, April 13th: Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 6.30 p.m., Bóthar na Naomh Church (with First Communion Children & Families); Mass of the Lord’s Supper @ 7.30 p.m., Cathedral.
Holy Thursday: Holy Hour @ 10.00 p.m.; Lámh Chúnta, Bóthar na Naomh Church.
Good Friday, April 14th: Children’s Story of Easter @ 11.00 a.m., Bóthar na Naomh Church.
Good Friday: Lord’s Passion @ 3.00 p.m. in Cathedral & Bóthar na Naomh Church.
Good Friday: Stations of the Cross (Outdoor) @ 7.30 p.m., Liberty Square and joining Prayer Around the Cross @ 8.30 p.m., Cathedral.
Holy Saturday, April 15th: Pilgrim Walk to Holycross @ 9.30 a.m., Cathedral Yard.
Holy Saturday: Liturgy of Blessing of Bread @ 12 noon, Cathedral.
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil @ 9.00 p.m., Cathedral.
Easter Sunday, April 16th: Sunday Mass Times as usual in both Churches with Dawn Mass @ 6.00 a.m., Killinan Cemetery.
Confessions: Holy Saturday from 11.oo a.m. – 1.00 p.m.; 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m., Cathedral.
THULRES PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: THE NEXT STEP:
We give thanks for Martin Kennedy’s work with us on last Thursday, highlighting; the invitation of Pope Francis, the reality of Church of the past and a way forward using the PPC model. Our series of talks during Lent continue on Thurs. March 23rd in Lámh Chúnta.
- Mar. 23rd: Noirín Lynch – Christ alive in us today. Noirín is a pastoral worker with Limerick Diocese. She also works as a Cross Professional Supervisor, facilitator and occasionally sings a few songs.
- Mar. 30th: Sr. Betty Baker – Clarifying how People and Priests work together using a PPC Model. Sr. Betty, a Salesian Sister, has engaged with parishes of the Diocese of Limerick in the setting up of PPC’s.
We look forward to having you with us.