September 7th 2003 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 7th 2003
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Class Distinction
Today’s reading from the letter of St. James provides practical and gentle Christian encouragement to pupils and parents who have been exposed to market-driven forces since the new school term began.
New school bags, new lunch boxes and new school books have been produced in many homes all around the country — a case of the Emperor’s New Clothes, New School Bag, New Pencil Case and New Sports Kit! An auditing of performance (and attendance) in the classroom will show that this year’s best achievers will not necessarily have the newest and most modern equipment and kit!
In Christian terms, St. James is demanding that high-society Comfirmations, First Communions and Weddings be re-audited from a faith context. As a mathematical formula, this can be expressed thus: the amount of money spent on ‘religious occasions’ is inversely proportional to the amount of genuine faith.

Liam Lawton & Lorica in Concert
Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
Sat. 27th Sept. 2003 at 8 pm
Tickets €15 available at Parish Office 021-4312465,
Veritas 021-4251255 and Pro Musica 021-4271659
Proceeds in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
We are honoured that Liam Lawton has decided to launch his Autumn Tour in our Church on 27th Sept. His music has found its way into many hearts, homes and schools in Ireland and far beyond. He has recorded seven CDs to date and his latest CD ‘In The Quiet’ is a beautiful collection of his latest compositions, some of which you will hear on the night. Many well-known artists at home and abroad including the Vard Sisters have recorded his work. Liam’s first book ‘Song Of My People’ was published recently and gives an insight into the inspiration behind his work. He has performed to sell-out crowds in Ireland, Britain an the US. Fr. Liam is a priest of the Diocese of Kildare & Loughlin and currently resides in Carlow. More about Liam and his Group “Lorica” next week.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting in the Parish Centre this Tuesday Sept. 9th at 8 pm.

Parish Visitation
Fr. Kerry will visit homes on Connolly Road.

Beginners Classes Scoil Chríost Rí Tuesday & Thursday.
Contsct Ken Leahy 3rd Degree 4975352 / 087 6754029.

Coffee Morning
in aid of Marymount Hospice, Wellengton Road, on Thursday 18th Sept. in Parish Centre after 10 am Mass.

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 (Mon. — Fri. 9 am — 1 pm).

The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary (The Killeshandra Nuns) were founded in 1924 by Bishop Joseph Shanahan C.S.Sp. to bring the Gospel Message to the women of Southern Nigeria. They are presently on mission in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sth. Africa, Brazil, Mexico and U.S.A. They are engaged in pastoral, medical, educational and development work.
Sr. Mary Neville will speak at the Masses next Saturday and Sunday 13/14 September to promote Mission Awareness. There will be a collection after Mass for the Holy Rosary MIssions.

8th 12th SEPTEMBER 2003
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We welcome into the Christian Community
Saoirse Ellen Walsh, Douglas Street,
Christiana Julianna Maher, Fr. Matthew Road
who were baptised recently.

This Week
Mon 8th Sept. Our Lady’s Birthday
Tues 9th Sept. Feast of Blessed Frederick Ozanam,
founder of Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Thurs 11th Sept 2nd Anniversary of New York tragedy.

LOTTO DRAW Sept. 1st.
Numbers drawn: 4, 9, 18, 19.
€35 CASH
D. Kiely, T. Sexton, C. Fitzgerald, K. Brady
Last week’s net “take” €2,795
Last week’s second Collection €1,045
Anonymous Donations: €50, €25, €20, €20
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church