August 10th 2003 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus In My Life
This is the third Sunday in which we have John giving us an insight into what Christ means to us who follow him. A tragic misunderstanding has now developed with his hearers. His bread-of-life talk was going to get Jesus into trouble. The people would never be quite the same after this. And Jerusalem was waiting. He could now see a lot of people pulling away from him.
But he persisted. He shared the bread of men, women and children before indicating that he was the bread of life.
‘The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.’ It wasn’t easy for people then and it isn’t easy for us now either. But isn’t this precisely why we need to reflect on what Jesus can be in our lives?
He was trying to tell us that just as we need food to nourish our bodies, we need to draw his presence into our spiritual being. Otherwise we can become detached, leading to isolation and despair.
Jesus is the only centre around whom our life revolves. He is the life-giver for the Christian journey.
It is easy for us to relate to Jesus in the human stories but the bread of life story needs faith. In the religion of Jesus it is God who draws us towards his Son.
We pray today to deepen our faith in God and thank God for sending his Son.

Friday 15th August
Feast of the Assumption
Mass Times: Thursday 6 pm Vigil Mass
Friday 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon.
Lee Road Rosary Shrine
Devotions 7.30 pm
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Buckley.
Fr. Leonard O’Brien, P.P. Clonakilty, will preach the homily.
Recital of the Rosary will commence at 6.30 pm from the gates of Our Lady’s Hospital.

Ladies Evening Echo Mini–Marathon
Sunday 21st September 2003
in aid of Christ the King Church Restoration Fund.
Sponsorship cards available in the Sacristy after Mass today and in the Parish Office during the week.

The Parish Office
is open Monday — Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Parish Website
The Parish Website is updated every Saturday with Parish News and Lotto Results.
The Website with history and details of the Church etc. has been hailed by many.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting on this Tuesday August 12th at 8 pm in the Parish Centre.

Loop System for Hearing Impaired
If you have a hearing aid, the Loop System is now working in our Church. Switch your hearing aid to T.

We welcome into the Christian Community those recently baptised:
Cillian Peter Nugent, Greenhhills Court,
Ruairí Ó Dé, Windmill Road.

Year of The Rosary
It is good to have a map, but better to have an experienced guide, someone who has been there before us. In this ‘Year of the Rosary’ (October 2002 to October 2003), we have a space to grow in appreciation of a prayer that has guided people over centuries.
Some were surprised this year when Pope John Paul II introduced the ‘Musteries of Light’ (Baptism in Jordan, The Miracle of Cana, Proclamation of the Kingdom, Transfiguration, Institution of the Eucharist). They helped flesh out the obvious gap between the infancy of Jesus and his passion, death and resurrection.
Simple yet deep, the rosary beads have adorned the hands of the innocent, unsure, young, just as surely as those of the elderly whose lives of gnarled prayerfulness bear testimony to the power of this prayer. It has accompanied us in moments of joy and trouble. To it people have entrusted any number of concerns and have always found comfort. Frequently said before Masses, it acts as a faithful echo of the Liturgy.
‘Mary of Graces, in the Rosary help us to imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise.’

We extend our sympathy to the families of
Michael Murphy Greenhills Estate and Br. Dominic (John) Sheehy, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turner's Cross.
Who died recently.

LOTTO DRAW August 5th
Numbers drawn: 9, 16, 18, 21.
€35 CASH
M. Leech, P. Walsh, N. McCarthy, K. Condon
Last week’s net “take” €2,908
Last week’s second Collection €1,120
Anonymous Donation €50
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church.