September 22nd 2002 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

86,000 Seconds of Love
The Lord is close to all who call him.
A message on a flipchart in a retreat centre appealed to me. If you think you are a million miles from God, guess who moved?
Today’s psalm recognises many qualities of God: greatness beyond measure, compassion and love in abundance. Above all, it rejoices that God is always near.
The mobile phone has made communication with friends very easy. Easier still is communication with God for those who have given over their hearts in the act of faith. The Lord is close to us. The question is: am I close to God? Close in thought, in attitude, in behaviour.
God loves me 365 days of the year. Prayer must be my response to God 365 days of the year.
God gives me 86,400 seconds of his love every day. What is my return?
I will bless you day after day and praise your name for ever.

In aid of the Church Restoration Fund
“With a Song in my Heart”
City of Cork Male Voice Choir
Rowland Gregory Orpheus Singers Choir from Australia
Fiona O’Reilly   (soprano)
David Watkin-Holmes  (tenor)
Cork Barrack Street Band
Christ the King Church Wednesday October 16th 8 pm sharp
Tickets  €12 available from Parish Office and Pro Musica
Sponsored by O’Shea Builders

Dates for your Diary
* 16 Oct.    
Concert in Church for Restoration Fund.
* 10 Nov.    
Remembrance Sunday. The 10.30 Mass for all our dead, especially those from our Parish who died since last November.
* 22 Dec.    
Penitential Services.
* 11 March    
Service of Light for those to be confirmed and their parents.
* 12 March    
First Confessions Girls.
* 13 March    
First Confessions Boys.
* 25 March    
Parish Confirmations.
* 20 April    
Easter Sunday.
* 10 May    
First Holy Communions Boys.
* 24 May    
First Holy Communions Girls.

We remember in our prayers
  Donie Murphy, Palaceanne Lawn,
  Tim Sheehan, late of Capwell Avenue,
and we extend our sympathy to their families.

Remember Bishop Cornelius Lucey who died 20 years ago on 24th Sept. and Fr. Michael Ryan 10 Years ago on Sept. 23rd.

Our Sincere Thanks
to all who organised and supported the Coffee Morning in aid of the Hospice at Marymount last Thursday. €600 was raised.

Numbers drawn:  8,  14,  22,  27.
€35 CASH
G. Murphy,  R. O’Brien,  J. Kenneally,  M. Foley
Last week’s net “take”       €3,193
Last week’s second Collection       €1,354

Old Money if still out there can be changed in aid of the Restoration Fund. Box at the back of the Church.
The Lotto Draw will take place on Monday 23rd September at 7.30 pm sharp in the Parish Centre.
The Lotto results appear each week on the Parish Website

Turner’s Cross Gramophone Circle Recital
in the Parish Centre this Tuesday  8 pm
Presenter: Billy Collins.  New members are welcome.

Our Congratulations
to Nemo Rangers on winning the I.F.C. Final against Newmarket last Sunday and best of luck to them in the S.F.C. Semi-Final