The above is the Latin title of the recent letter of Pope Francis, concerning the
family. The meaning of these words is the “Joy of Love”. The formulation of the Pope’s
Letter followed consultation throughout the Church and the world and two Synod of
Bishops. Until we read the document, we rely on reports and commentaries of the media
and other individuals who have read it. It is important that we all read it respectfully
ourselves and be guided by its full message.
Let us all continue to pray for and support our families in a difficult and challenging
world. May the Lord Jesus strengthen unity in our families and help us through our
difficulties and problems.
May – The Month of Our Lady:
We encourage you all to renew the family Rosary for the month of May and to continue
the tradition of the May Altar in honour of Our Lady in your homes and schools. As
next Sunday is May 1st, there will be Rosary at the Grotto on Cahir Hill at 3.00pm.
Throughout the month of May, Rosary at the Grotto each evening at 8.00pm, except
Thursdays it will be at 7.30pm.
Day of Prayer and Reflection:
Cloyne Diocesan Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Mallow, Saturday, 14th May. Eucharistic
Adoration in the Year of Mercy. Holy Mass at 10am – St. Mary’s Church, Mallow. Followed
by Morning & Afternoon Talks and Discussion & Holy Hour at the Mercy Centre, Mallow,
Concluding at 4.30pm. All welcome – especially those involved with Eucharistic Adoration.
Suggested Offering for the day €10. (Please bring a packed lunch). For more information,
please contact: Fr. Eamonn McCarthy, Macroom 085-8585308 or Fr. Pat O’Donoghue, Cobh