July 27th 2003 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Discovering One’s Own Riches
I lived on the shady side of the road and watched my neighbour’s gardens across the way revelling in the sunshine. I felt I was poor and from door to door went in my hunger. The more they gave me, from their careless abundance, the more I became aware of my beggar’s bowl. Till one morning I awoke from my sleep at the sudden opening of my door and you came and asked for alms. In despair, I broke open the lid of my chest and was startled into finding my own wealth.

First Friday
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 10 am Mass until 12.30 pm.

Care in the Home Training
A training course for Family Carers and for Home Care Support Personnel. See notice board at back of the Church.

We remember in our prayers Nancy Parkes, 5 Greenhills Court.
May she rest inn peace.
Also, Zoe Twomey, 28 Derrynane Road. As we remember Zoe, a child of God in heaven, we also pray for her twin brother, Zac, who is still in hospital. Today we remember Zac in our prayers.

We congratulate Vivien O’Callaghan of St. Joseph’s, 21 Capwell Avenue, who married Keith McGregor in this Church on Friday 25th July. We wish them both every happiness.

Cork Ladies Mini Marathon
takes place on 21st September. If you are thinking of taking part, you might consider running / walking in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
Sponsorship cards will be available in the Parish Office or Sacristy from Sunday next 3rd August.

Thank You
We would like to thank Aidan O’Shea of the Cork Historical and Archeological Society on his very interesting and informative lecture on the history and architecture of Christ the King church, which took place on Wednesday 16th July.

Dates for your Diary
* 18th August — Golf Classic in Cork Golf Club
in aid of the Restoration Fund.
* 21st September — Cork Ladies Mini Marathon.
Run or walk in aid of the Restoration Fund.
* 27th September — Liam Lawton and Lorica in concert in the Church.
* 9th November — Remembrance Sunday
* 29th November — Handel’s Messiah
with East Cork Choral Society in the Church.
* 20th/21st Dec. — Penitential Services.
* 25th December — Sponsored Swim in Myrtleville.

LOTTO DRAW July 21st
Numbers drawn:  3,  17,  25,  27.
€35 CASH
T. Curtin,    C. O’Flynn,   L. Whelan,   A. Wolfe
Last week’s net “take”       €2,705
Last week’s second Collection       €1,220
Anonymous Donation    €100
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church.