Isnt it strange . . .
Isnt it strange how a 20 seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?
Isnt it strange how 2 hours seem so long when youre in church, and how short they seem when youre watching a good movie?
Isnt it strange how you cant find a word to say when youre praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?
Isnt it strange how difficult and boring it is to red one chapter in the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages in a popular novel?
Isnt it strange how someone wants front-row tickets to concerts or games, but do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in church?
Isnt it strange how we need to know about an event in church 23 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events at the last minute?
Isnt it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?
Isnt it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible?
Isnt it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven, but they dont want to believe, do or say anything to get there?
Isnt it strange how we send jokes in e-mails and they get forwarded right away, but when we are going to send messages about God, we think about it twice before we share it with others?
Christ the King Church Restoration Fund
on Friday, 6th February, 2004
Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
at 8 pm sharp
Cork Symphony Orchestra
Cór Chois Abhann
Christ the King Church Choir
Tickets 15 each from
Pro-Musica, Oliver Plunkett St. 4271659
Veritas Book Shop, Careys Lane 4251255
Parish Office 4312465
after Mass today and during the week.
Main Sponsor Henry Ford & Son Ltd.
Christ King Girls Secondary School
There was joy and celebration as the 4 million extension to the school was opened and blessed on Friday last.
A dream come true after 20 years of waiting.
Today the student population stands at almost 1,000 with 70 teachers.
The new extension including a full-size PE hall is state of the art.
Our congratulations to all who have made it possible.
Church Directory 2004
A very useful book to have: on sale at the back of the Church. Price 4.
The Irish Catholic, The Universe, The Catholic Times: all on sale at the back of the Church.
We remember in our prayers Derry OShea, Tory Top Rd. who died recently and extend our sympathy to his family.
Turners Cross I.C.A. Guild
Resuming on Thursday Jan. 29th at 8 pm in Parish Centre. New members welcome.
Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
Recital Tuesday 27th Jan. at 7.45 pm in Parish Centre.
Prresenter: Tom Maher
Corks South Parish Historical Society
Monthly Meeting Wednesday 4th February at 8 pm in the South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill St.. Guest Speaker, Roger Herlihy, will speak on The Historic South Parish. All are welcome.
Pause for Thought
A man who had lived a life of selfish luxury died and went up to heaven. An angel was sent to show him to his house. They passed many lovely mansions, and each time the rich man thought: 'This must be mine.
But not so.
They passed through the main street and arrived at the outskirts where the houses were very small. Finally they came to a miserable hut.
'This is yours, said the angel.
'This is my house? There must be a mistake, the rich man exclaimed. 'No, the angel answered, 'there is no mistake. This was the best we could do with the materials you sent up.
Lifes Little Instructions
* When you arrive at your work in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyones day.
* Dont whine.
* Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbour is safe, but in time its bottom will rot.
* Own a good dictionary.
LOTTO DRAW Jan. 19th
Numbers drawn: 1, 5, 9, 27.
D. Collins, E. Sheehan, M. Downey, M. ODonovan
THIS WEEKS JACKPOT : 3925
Last weeks net take 3,111
Last weeks second Collection 1,303
Old Money still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at the back of the Church.