November 24th 2002 – Feast of Christ the King

King and Shepherd
The image of God as shepherd found in the first reading and psalm is one of the favourite pictures of God in the Scriptures. It flows from an experience of God as he who protects against danger, who is life-giving, who leads his people with care. So, when Jesus says that he will come at the end of time, we know that he returns above all to offer his gift of final salvation. His coming is to be welcomed, not feared.
As shepherd he takes responsibility for each one entrusted to his care. In today’s gospel he invites each of his followers to be shepherds for one another as they prepare for his coming. The quality of that shepherding will be evident in the particular care that is exercised for the weak and the vulnerable, the little ones.
‘If you want to measure the quality of your life then ask yourself what is your attitude to the weak of this world.’ — Jean Vanier.
In the final reckoning this concern for the most fragile will be decisive. It means that the kindness shown to others is what we take with us when we die.

St. Anne’s Family Services and Adoption Society
at all Masses this weekend after Communion

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit homes in Greenhills Court.
Fr. Kerry will visit homes on Tory Top Road.

We remember in our prayers those who died recently:
Denis Allen, “Oriel”, Curragh Road, and
David Kenneally, late of Slieve Mish Park, who died in England.
We extend our sympathy to their families.

Senior Citizens Party
Turners Cross Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held in Nemo Rangers Club on Sat. Dec. 7th at 7.30 pm. Names to be given in to Church or Nemo during the week.

Family Carers Day
Ballyphehane Carers — “In Focus” — Great Southern Hotel, Cork Airport, Wednesday 27th November. Programme for the day on Notice Board at back of Church. Tel. (021) 4212019.

Trócaire Celebrating 10 Years in Cork
A Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Buckley in the North Cathedral on Thursday 5th Dec. at 10 am.

“Barr an Chnoic” Montessori Pre-School
2 Maryville, Friars Walk (next to Deerpark Stores) has limited vacancies for mid-day class. Suitable for 2 – 5 year olds. Contact (021) 4321322.

Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
Recital this Tuesday 26th at 7.45 pm in the Parish Centre.
Presenter:  Jo Casey.

Good Luck Nemo
Our good wishes to Nemo Rangers
who play Kerry Champions ‘Kerins O’Hahillys’
in Killarney this Sunday in the Munster Club Semi Final

LOTTO DRAW Nov. 18th
Numbers drawn:  6,  13,  15,  20.
€35 CASH
S. Kenneally, M. Lonergan, D. Barry, C. Gallagher
Last week’s net “take”       €3,105
Last week’s second Collection       €1,245
Anonymous Donations:        €400,  €50, €30, €20    

Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Last month €2,325.88 was lodged to the Fund. Our thanks to the good lady who brought the money to the Central Bank in Dublin, also to the students of Carrigaline Community School who contributed €254 in old money.

Parish Christmas Card
There has been a big demand for the cards. They are on sale after the Masses and during the week in the Parish Office. Packet of cards for €4.
A TRIDUUM of Masses will be offered in our Church on 25, 26, 27 Dec. A card is available €2.50.

Rules of Living
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself
Never spend money before you have it
Never buy what you don’t want because it’s cheap
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold
W seldom repent having eaten too little
Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly
How much pain evils have cost us that have never happened!
Take things always by the smooth handle
When angry count ten  before you speak,
if very angry a hundred