June 8th 2003 – Pentecost Sunday

In the Gospel, Jesus tells us that the Spirit of love is also the Spirit of truth — but is it a spirit our world wants to know or accept? The Spirit can take the form of a dove. We need doves more than we need hawks. So today we pray, let the dove of peace and joy be released throughout our troubled world, bringing truth and justice and hope.
Let the dove fly to Iraq so devastated by war, to Africa decimated by famine and disease, to America, England and Australia to remind them that the meek, not the powerful, will inherit the earth. Spirit of God, speak to all our wayward hearts, our troubled lives, our restless spirits, and renew the face of the earth.
In two weeks’ time the Special Olympics open in our country. The spirit of joy and love will surely shine through these special athletes for all to see.

Sunday next is Trinity Sunday and Fathers Day.

Christ the King Church Restoration Fund
Leader:  Adrian Petcu
Soloist:  Gerard Kelly, cello
World Premiere
of Angel Climent’s cello concerto
Thursday, 19th June, 2003, 8 pm
in Christ the King Church
Tickets €10 each on sale in the Parish Office
after Mass today and during the week.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Christ the King Parish Branch
of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Saturday June 28: in conjunction with National Pilgrimage
Bus will leave Evergreen Road (Girls Primary School)
at 7 am (sharp)  —  Bus Fare €20
Full Breakfast  €6.50    Tea, Toast & Scone  €4.50
Tea & Sandwiches  €5.00    Evening Meal  €14.00
Book please (as soon as possible) through your Promoter or phone Irene @  4963326

Q. What does the name Pentecost mean?
A. ‘Pentecost’ comes from the Greek word for 50. Fifty days after Easter, the first day after seven weeks, marked the beginning of a new era. The Jews had a feast for the first fruits of the season on the 50th day after Passover. The coming of the Holy Spirit marks the birth of the Church. The many nations in Jerusalem that day are the first fruits of the harvest. The disciples received the wind of a new breathing, the fire of new loving and the tongues of new preaching.
                 —  Fr. Silvester O’Flynn OFMCap

We remember in our prayers
Corrie O’Donnell, Capwell road, who died during the week, and we extend our sympathy to his family.

Friday 13th June: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua.
Lilies will be blessed at the 10 am Mass.

Prayer to St. Anthony
O holy St. anthony, gentlest of all saints, your love for God and charity for your neighbour made you worthy on earth to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak, for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me my request . . . (mention your request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle: even so, you are the saint of miracles. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, intercede for me, and the gratitude of my heart will be ever yours.  Amen.

The Fold — Summer 2003.  €2.
Includes the full statement of diocesan finances published for first time ever, Features on Cian O’Sullivan being ordained on 21st in Bandon; and Canon Liam Leader who celebrates his Golden Jubilee of Ordination on the same day. Updates on Farranferris, parish assemblies, diocesan mission, as well as another mix of popular articles from the 50 years of the Fold.

Numbers drawn:  4,  21,  22,  26.
€35 CASH
F. Long,   A. Heas,   P. Desmond,   B. O’Mahony
Last week’s net “take”       €3,023
Anonymous Donations:    €1,500,  €500, €20