September 21st 2003 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

True Greatness
Greatness today is measured by the nonsense that surrounds celebrities. The silly and vapid aspects of their lives are put before us for admiration and even imitation. At times we drip-feed ourselves on this empty diet.
In today’s gospel the disciples argued among themselves about ‘which of them was the greatest.’ Earlier in the story the same disciples did not understand and were afraid (verse 32). I find this line helpful because today (as then) it is difficult to accept the demands of discipleship.
The disciples are beautifully human: they looked for admiration, prestige and power among themselves. Titles, honours, the desire to be the centre of decisions and complacency in the authority entrusted to us are temptations to be found in all of us. Today’s gospel reminds us that the mark of the disciple consists in being ‘the last of all and the servant of all.’ Anything else is a major perversion of the Gospel.

Liam Lawton & Lorica in Concert
Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
Sat. next 27th Sept. 2003 at 8 pm
Tickets €15 on sale after Mass in the Parish Office and in Veritas and Pro Musica in City Centre
Except for invalids, parking will not be permitted in Church grounds. Parking will be available in the Boys and Girls Primary Schools.
A special night is in store for all on Saturday next 27th Sept. when the current tour of Liam Lawton & ‘Lorica’ begins. Our Church is a wonderful setting for this very special concert. With numerous TV appearances his work has wide and various platforms including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, Paul VI Arena, Rome, White House, Washington DC for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, among others.
Fr. Liam says, “I believe I’ve made a difference to people who have been hurt in life.” His song, ‘The Silence and the Sorrow’ has become associated with Omagh, and is to be included in a book. “One night in Donegal, a man approached me after a concert crying,” says Liam. “He was the brother of the man who lost his wife, daughter, her unborn twins and his grandson in Omagh, and he wanted the words of the song.”
Employing 15 professional musicians and technicians, Liam prides himself on the professionalism of his concerts and recordings.

In The Quiet by Liam Lawton
When leaves are fallen and the branch is bare,
Winter is calling and chills the silent air,
When the moon is covered by shadows of the night,
Know that I am with you to call you to the quiet.

Be still, O be still, for I am your God,
Be still now and listen so you will hear my word.
Be still, O be still, deep within your life,
For you will find me, in the quiet.

When souls are hurting and they know not why,
When hearts are broken and the children have to cry,
When prayers are spoken late into the night,
You will find your answer if you come into the quiet.

When days grow longer and the sun so shines,
When hearts are stronger and hope becomes our sign,
Leave the past behind you, walk into the light:
You will know my healing when you come into the quiet.

The Second Collection next weekend
will be for the Education of Students for the Priesthood. Two students from our Diocese begin their studies this month.

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit High Street & Tonyville.
Fr. Kerry will visit O’Connell Crescent.

We welcome into the Christian Community
Emma Hodkinson, Loreto Park, recently baptised.

Good Luck!
We wish the Cork Senior Comogie Team the best of luck as they play Tipperary in the All Ireland Final this Sunday evening.

Ladies Evening Echo Mini–Marathon
this Sunday evening 21st September
in aid of Christ the King Church Restoration Fund.
Sponsorship cards available in the Parish Office. Our good wishes and thanks to the participants and sponsors.

Ever wanted to join a group for the Disabled? CASA, the Caring and Sharing Association, are looking for new members for the Turners Cross Group. Meetings and events are normally on Monday nights. Contact Tom at 087 2774313, or Brian at 087 1300009.

Marymount Hospice Coffee Morning
Our sincere thanks to all who have supported the Coffee Morning. We brought the €750 raised to Marymount on Thursday evening. The Sisters and Staff of the Hospice expressed their sincere thanks to you all.

We remember in our prayers:
Donal McMahon, Greenhills Court,
Bridget Dunlea and Sandra Walsh,
who died during the week. We extend our sympathy to their families.

LOTTO DRAW Sept. 15th.
Numbers drawn: 2, 12, 19, 26.
€1650 Jackpot Winner
C. McCarthy
€35 CASH
P. O’Hea, M. Leech, G. Barry, O’Loughlin
Last week’s net “take” €2,848
Last week’s second Collection €1,065
Anonymous Donations: €500, €50, €50, €20
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund.
Box at the back of the Church.