June 13th 2004 – Corpus Christi

The Eucharist
Outside the Church traffic flows past,
people are rushing here and there.
But for these few minutes I have left that world behind.
I am here with you, Lord, because you are my No. 1.
I do not exclude anybody who isn’t here,
whether they wanted or didn’t want to be here
doesn’t really matter,
because I still bring them with me,
for I know they are equally dear to you.
Lord, I open myself to you.
I want to pass on all my worries and anxieties to you,
even for these few minutes I’m at peace.
I can now experience my true worth,
which is not my possessions or achievements,
but just knowing I am loved by you.
You give me inner strength, courage and hope,
and I can now face today knowing I have so much to give.
Thank you for the gift of the Eucharist, so simple,
so special, so real, so near. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

Silver Jubilee: 1979 – 2004
Fr. John O'Donovan
Our Congratulations to Fr. John O’Donovan who celebrates the Silver Jubilee of his Ordination to the Priesthood.
He was ordained in St. Brendan’s, the Glen, on 9th June 1979 by the late Bishop Murphy. He has served in Belfast, Ballydehob, The Cathedral, St. Joseph’s, Mayfield, Bantry and Turners Cross. To mark the occasion there will be Mass of Thanksgiving in Christ the King on Thursday next, 17th June, at 8 pm, then to Nemo Rangers Pavilion for a presentation to Fr. John, Music & Dance and a cuppa.
All are invited.
We wish Fr. John health, happiness and many more years in the Priesthood and in Turners Cross. Ad multos annos!

Prayer for those doing exams
‘Lord, pour out your Spirit of Wisdom on those students doing exams. Help them to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately and to express themselves well. Grant that they may reflect the best of the work they have done and the best of teaching they have received. Accept their best efforts in these examinations and in the great test of life on earth. May your love be upon them, O Lord, as they place their trust in you.’
Our prayers are with those doing exams at this time.

Pilgrimage to Knock
Christ the King Parish Branch
of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Saturday June 26
Bus from Girls School, Evergreen Road 7 am sharp
Fare (including Refreshments at West County Hotel,
Co. Clare: Morning – Tea, Toast, Scone,
Evening – 3 course meal) €41
Enquiries/Bookings: Phone Irene 4963326 after 6 pm

Feast of the Sacred Heart
is on next Friday 18th June. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9 am till 12.30 pm on Friday.
The Novena continues at the Masses each day until Friday.

We remember in our prayers Gus Linehan and Jo Hammond who died recently, and we extend our sympathy to their families.

Fathers Day: Sunday next 20th June is Fathers Day.

Carrigaline Community School Adult Education Night Classes:
Diploma in Social Studies in association with U.C.C.. Two Year Course – Closing date for enrolment is 16th July. Tel. 4373767.
Email adulted@carrigcs.ie.

Numbers Drawn: 16, 19, 21, 24.
Congratulations to Mrs B. Deasy
winner of the Jackpot €3,600
€35 CASH
T. O’Donoghue, K. Murphy, M. Cotter, C. Healy
Last week’s net “take” €2,566
Last week’s second Collection €1,200
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.