April 6th 2003 – 5th Sunday of Lent

At  time when the world is in turmoil between wars, famine and general discontent, it seems appropriate that we reflect on the Life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In this presentation, which takes place at Christ the King Church in the early days of Holy Week, all the participants are from the Parish. The presentation is designed to show that the main purpose of the life of Christ is to fill us with hope that, in conquering death itself, we ourselves can place our trust in Him to guide and protect us through the adversities of life.
The presentation is not to be seen just as a theatrical performance, but within the confines of the Church, something that will have the capacity to awaken for us the extraordinary and inspirational events during the Life and Passion of Christ.
Performances:  on Mon. & Tues. of Holy Week at 8 pm
Tickets available in the Parish Office after Mass today and during the week. Tickets €5. children €3.

Chrism Mass
Parishioners are invited to attend the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral on Holy Thursday April 17th at 10 am.

Trócaire Family Fast Boxes
will be collected in the schools next Thursday 10th April And in the Church at the Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday April 17th.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting in the Parish Centre 8th April at 8 pm

Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins. We will have an opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness.
Penitential Celebrations will take place after all the Masses next weekend 12/13 April.
On the Sunday before Christmas last year 21 priests were hearing confessions after the four weekend Masses. We will have the same opportunity this coming weekend. While the number going to the Confession Box could be counted in dozens, approximately 2000 people young and old took part in the Penitential Services after the Masses.
Encourage members of the family to avail of the opportunity. As St. Paul says: "Now is the favourable time, this is the day of salvation."

Parents & Friends, Scoil Chríost Rí
Fun Table Quiz
This Thursday April 10th at 8.30 pm
Nemo Rangers H & F Club
€20 per table

[bTurners Cross Social Services
Day Care Centre
We are pleased to announce that the construction of the Centre will begin this coming week. The Centre will be located behind the Priests’ Houses. There may be some disruption for those using the Capwell Road entrance during the period of construction. This is great news that the Centre is going ahead.

Information Day
about becoming a priest in Cork & Ross: in Ennismore on Saturday 12th April 11 am – 5 pm.
Contact Fr. Aidan O’Driscoll at 4303015 or Fr. Bertie O’Mahony at 4393815 for further information

Easter Triduum
A Triduum of Masses will be offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week. Triduum Cards are available in the Parish Office after Mass today and in the Parish Office during the week.

New Ministers
Twenty four new Ministers of the Word and Eucharist will be commissioned at the Masses this weekend. We congratulate them and thank them for taking on their ministries.

We remember in our prayers:
Mary Jo O’Keeffe, Murphy’s Gardens,
who died during the week and extend our sympathy to those who cared for her.
Also Jack Turner, late of Fr. Matthew Road, who died in New York.

Parish Visitation
Fr. Kerry will visit Connolly Road.

Prayer for Peace
Lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth.
Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust.
Lead us from hate to love, from war to peace.
Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe.
Let us dream together, pray together, work together,
to build one world of peace and justice for all,
especially for the people of Iraq and the MIddle East.

LOTTO DRAW March 31st
Numbers drawn:  10,  11,  22,  24.
€35 CASH
M. Looney,   B. Farry,   A. O’Mahony,   C. Ahern
Last week’s net "take"       €3,189
Last week’s second Collection       €1,200
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.