20th March 2016 – Palm Sunday & Holy Week

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Palm Sunday Confession after all Masses this weekend.  Pope Francis said recently “I encourage you  to discover anew the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and to avail  yourself more frequently of the transforming power of its grace.”   We have an opportunity to receive this sacrament today. At all the Masses a number of Priests will be available for confession

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated  on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available  from the office after Masses this  weekend and during the week weekend and during the week

Visitation of sick & housebound:  Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy  will visit  this week on  Tuesday   22nd March

Easter Collection for Priests next weekend  at 6pm 10am & 12 noon Masses

Holy Week Ceremonies
  May the new light of Easter shine in our darkness and fill us with renewed hope. 
We hope that you can join us for the Holy Week and  Easter ceremonies as they are the most assuring and uplifting liturgical celebrations of the Church Year.
                                                                             

Trocaire Boxes:  Can be returned at the Mass on the Last Supper on Holy Thursday at 6pm  or during the  week                                                               Mon, Tues, Wed.  Mass  10am & 6pm   Confessions after Mass

Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday after 10am Mass until 11am

images-3Thursday 24th March    HOLY THURSDAY   no morning Mass
Chrism Mass:    10am   Bishop Buckley concelebrates Mass in the  Cathedral  on this Thursday with the Priests of  the Diocese and  blesses the Holy Oils to be used in the  Parish   All  parishioners are welcome to attend this  Chrism Mass

6pm      Concelebrated   Mass of the Lord’s Supper  
Procession to Altar of Repose Bring  your Trocaire Box to this  Mass
 Quiet Holy Hour:   8.30 pm – 9.30 pm

images-2Friday 25th March    GOOD FRIDAY   no  Mass today    Day of Fast and Abstinence


12 noon  Stations of the Cross  
Confessions  after the Stations and Ceremonies
                                                                                                               3 pm  Solemn celebration of the Passion  of Our Lord       
Reading of the Passion / Veneration of the Cross / Holy  Communion  
Collection for the Holy Places  in the Holy Land      
6pm Stations of the Cross     
 8pm  Candlelit Prayer around  the Cross

3womenemptytomb26th March  HOLY SATURDAY no morning Mass
                                               6pm  Solemn Easter Vigil and Mass of The Resurrection 
Bring candle & holder to Vigil    Confessions  11.30am – 12.30 pm  
                                  Collection for the Priests of the Parish  at Masses this weekend

27th March  EASTER SUNDAY   
Masses:   10 am & 12 noon                          
Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter  Sun., Mon., Tues. at 10am  
Cards are available  in  Sacristy & Parish Office

Parish Catechists receive awards from Maryvale Institute

catechists awards 2016 for web                      Parish Catechists  receive awards from Maryvale Institute
On Saturday  27th February   25 students from the Diocese of Cork and Ross and            2 from the Diocese of Cloyne received the award Maryvale Certificate in Catechesis from the Maryvale Institute, Archdiocese of Birmingham, England. These student were sponsored by their parishes to undertake this two year course of study towards taking on the voluntary ministry of Parish Catechist in their parishes.
On Saturday they were joined by family, friends and their parish clergy as they received their awards and were then commissioned by the two Bishops during Mass.
  The course was overseen and supported by the Pastoral Development Office in Cork and Ross. On Saturday they were joined by Rev Edward Clare, Director of the Maryvale Institute and Marie Cooke, the Director of Further Education courses at Maryvale.            We congratulate Bernadette Hegarty from our Parish who was one of those commissioned.  We ask you to remember them in your prayers at this time as they take on this new ministary on our Diocese and in our parishes.

Confessions: 24 hours with the Lord. – 4th/5th March 2016

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” I will return to my Father “

PA-17185835-800x500During the Jubilee Year of Mercy  Pope Francis has asked that we would make available continuous confession in a church in every diocese throughout the world  on 4th / 5th March  2016

The Church designated for our Diocese Cork & Ross is St Francis Church, Liberty Street, Cork City
From 10am on Friday 4th March to 10am Saturday 5th March 
Priests will be available for Confession during these  24 hours                                 The Franciscans will take over on Saturday

Ash Wednesday – Lent begins – A thought

Ash Wednesday2016.PHOTO‘In a world that often expects us to be perfect, on Ash Wednesday we freely confess our imperfections. We can let down our pretenses and be truly honest with each other about who we are.’

The most obvious question on Ash Wednesday is why do we put dirty ashes on our foreheads today? It’s not a good luck charm but an outward sign that we’re mortal, fragile and merely pilgrims passing through this world. The ashes are a reminder that we are willing to do something positive in our spiritual lives. Today is not about doom, gloom or negativity. It’s a day to celebrate the gift of now and the gift of today. Ash Wednesday reminds us that we don’t go on forever and the coming weeks of Lent are an opportunity to delight in the gifts of each and every day. It’s so easy to take everything and everyone for granted. Perhaps today and throughout Lent we can make sure we value what’s really important in our lives.

Lenten Masses                                                                                                            Christ the King Church, Turners Cross.                                                                         Daily:  10am & 6pm                                                                                             Weekends:  Vigil Saturday  6pm                                                                               Sunday 10am & 12 noon

“Jubilee of Mercy” talk by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

       Jubilee of Mercy  

                                                             A talk by

        H.E. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

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  “POPE FRANCIS AND THE GOSPEL OF MERCY”

Sunday 21st February 2016
3pm – 5pm

Christ the King church,
Turner’s Cross

All are welcome

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage in Cork City will be launched by Bishop Buckley at this gathering

An initiative of the Diocese of Cork & Ross Pastoral Development Office Tel: 021 4537601

Prayers & Blessing of Graves November 2015

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The month of November is dedicated to praying for the Holy Souls. The Church has always taught us to pray for those who have died.

Sunday 1st Nov. St. Finbarrs, Glasheen Rd   2.30pm
Rathcooney   3pm

Saturday 7th Nov.  St. Oliver’s Model Farm Rd. Mass at 2pm

Sunday 8th Nov.  St. Joseph’s  Tory Top Rd.  2.30pm
St James Chetwynd 3pm
Douglas  3pm
St.Catherines Kikcully   3pm
St.Michael’s Blackrock. 3pm

Don’t forget a pray at the Graves at the back of Christ the King Church

Nemo Rangers win County

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Our congratulations to Nemo on their great win  on Sunday against Castlehaven.   In the  Clubhouse on the South Douglas road last night, many of the men who created the Nemo Rangers legend of football dominance in Cork were agreed on one thing.     Yesterday’s 19th County Football title  will surely rank as one of the sweetest the club has achieved.  Our congrats to the lads to Conor Horgan the man of the match and to Stephen O’Brien and his selectors on a job well done.  You did us proud.

Parish Mission – 17th – 21th October 2015

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To prepare for the Holy Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis  beginning on the 8th December.  There will be a Parish Mission    in Christ the King Church, Turner’s Cross beginning Sun. 17th Oct.  with Fr. Michael Burgess, OFM Cap. of  Holy Trinity Friary, Cork.  Fr.  Mike has ministered for many years in New Zealand as well as in Dublin and Cork.     The theme of the Mission is:
   “The loving kindness of the heart of our God –  preparing for the Year of Mercy.”

17th/18th Oct.  Fr. Mike will preach the homily at all weekend Masses
Vigil 6pm. 10am & 12 noon  and at the 10am  Mass on Mon. Tues. & Wed.

18th Oct.  Sunday: 7.30pm Jesus, the Face of God’s (or the Father’s) Mercy
       19th Oct. Monday: 7.30pm  Mary, the Mother of Mercy
                                             20th Oct  Tuesday: 7.30pm  Celebrating Mercy – Second rite of Reconciliation
     21st Oct.  Wednesday: 7.30pm Mass.  The Church – Being a Community of Mercy.

A WORD FROM POPE FRANCIS

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“Let the CHURCH
always be a place of
MERCY and HOPE
where everyone is WELCOME,
LOVED and FORGIVEN”

“Do this in Memory” Programme 2015-2016

DTIM3“Do this in Memory Programme 2015 – 2016
There will be a meeting  with the parents of children in 2nd class in Bun Scoil Chriost Ri on Wednesday 9th September 2015 in Christ the King Church at 7.30pm. We will begin with prayer and the preparation programme will be explained.    If Parents wish their child to receive their First Holy Communion in May 2016 (Saturday 14th May)   they are asked to return the application form they have received when they come to the meeting on Wednesday  The Enrollment Ceremony will take place at the 10am Mass on Sunday 27th September in the Church at 10am

Dates for  “DO THIS IN MEMORY”    2015 – 2016
All Sunday Masses at 10am

2015
Wednesday 9th  September 2015
 Meeting with Parents in Church 7.30pm
Sunday 27th September Enrollment 2015
Sunday, 25th  October 2015
Sunday, 22nd  November 2015 
Feast of Christ the King
Sunday 13th  December 2015  Giving Sunday

2016
Sunday, 24th January 2016
Sunday, 21th  February 2016
Tuesday 1st  March  2016  
First Confessions  in Church 7.30 pm
Sunday, 20th  March 2016   Palm Sunday
Sunday, 10th  April 2016
Saturday 14th  May 2016
 First Holy Communions   Mass 10. 30 am
Sunday, 29th May 2016   Feast of Corpus Christi 
Procession in Church Grounds with First Holy Communion Children

Jubilee Year – A Holy Year of Mercy Dec. 8th 2015 – 20th Nov. 2016

1430832550293Pope Francis Speaks  –                             THE YEAR OF MERCY
Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the Mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!
This Holy Year will commence on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 8th December 2015  and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father’s mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, in order that it may come to life as a new step on the Church’s journey in her mission to bring the Gospel of mercy to each person.
I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time. Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness. Let us henceforth entrust this Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey: our penitential journey, our year-long journey with an open heart, to receive the indulgence of God, to receive the mercy of God.

Pope Francis’ Prayer for the Year of Mercy
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;    the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,   of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
Let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,   proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, 
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.    Amen