February 6th 2005 – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lent begins — Ash Wednesday
Next Wednesday 10th February Ashes will be distributed at all Masses.
Mass Times on Ash Wednesday: 7.30 am, 10 am & 6 pm.
Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Week-day Masses during Lent: 7.30 am & 10 am.
(Please note the time of the first Mass.)

Family Fast Boxes
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes are available at the back of the Church, and will also be distributed through the Primary Schools. Last Lent €8,000 was raised for Trócaire.

“Walk With Me”
This weekend linked with the Year of the Eucharist and the season of Lent a little book ‘Walk with Me’, a Lenten Journey – an ideal companion during the season of Lent.
> daily meditations in simple and accessible style
> a weekly catechesis on the Eucharist, a great way to encourage people to prepare for Easter and appreciate the Eucharist. This is an excellent booklet.  Cost: €1.

Parish Visitation
Fr. Kerry will continue his visitation of Doyle Road.
Fr. John will visit Palaceanne Lawn.

We remember in our prayers Vera Philpott, formerly of Pouladuff Rd,. and Sadie O’Keeffe, mother of Seán O’Keeffe Principal of Scoil Chríost Rí, who died recently, and we extend our sympathy to their families.

A Fresh Look at Lent
Below are 7 points about the season. Pick out some which you think are the most important. This will reveal to you a lot about the key elements in your own religious outlook.
1. At Mass the many references to baptism during these weeks of Lent encourage us to reflect more deeply on our own baptism and what it means.
2. The call to be generous with your money and time for the sake of those in real need helps us to break out of our self-centred lives.
3. Ashes on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday remind us that our lies are short and that we must always be ready for death and judgement.
4. Mass each day or as often as possible unites most closely with Jesus.
5. This season is a time for ‘putting to death’ all that is sinful in ourselves so that we may share in the life of the Risen Jesus at Easter.
6. ‘Giving up’ something like alcohol, sweets, TV, trains us to control our desires and teaches us humility.
7. In our turning away from sin and to God, the sacrament of penance us a key moment, so confession should be part of our preparation for Easter.

Tsunami Appeal
This Monday at 10 am in the North Cathedral Bishop Buckley will celebrate a Mass to mark people’s generosity in support of the victims of the Asian Tsunami.
A representative of Trócaire will present a formal receipt at the Mass for the money donated by Cork & Ross parishioners in the recent church collections. The figure is just short of one million euro – and we will have passed it by Monday. Everyone is welcome.
During the week the Girls of Christ the King Primary School presented Fr. Michael Murphy, director of Trócaire in the Diocese, with a cheque for €1,554 towards to Indian Ocean disaster.
Well done, girls.

Updated Directory for Diocese
A completely revised diocesan directory for Cork & Ross is on sale this weekend. The Directory has been updated and incorporates all parish, church and personnel date.
The 150-page Directory 2005 — Cost: €5.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting this Tues.in the Parish Centre at 8 pm.

An Invitation to the Over 60’s
to explore what hobby you would like to become involved in. Discuss how, together, we can make it happen.
Tuesday Febr. 8th at 7 pm in the new Day Care Centre, Capwell Road. We look forward to welcoming you.  Turners Cross Social Services Ltd.

Christ the King Church Restoration Fund

February 18th 2005

Cara O’Sullivan, Soprano
Anthony Mee, Tenor
Barrack St. Band
Christ the King Church Choir

Tickets on sale in the Parish Office this coming week €20.
Also on sale in Veritas, Carey’s Lane & Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St.

Christ the King Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Sat. 11th June —
Thurs. 16th June 2005.

Accomodation: Hotel Solitude
(short walk from Grotto)

Our Parish will be a group within the Cork & Ross Diocesan Pilgrimage. 

Cost: €619 per person. Booking forms can be obtained at the Parish Office or from the Turners Cross Credit Union.

Two payments, the first to secure your place (€100) to be paid at the Credit Union by 1st March, the remainder by 29th April.

World Day of Prayer for the Sick
Friday 11th February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The 10 am Mass on the day will be offered for the Sick. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be given during the Mass.
If anyone needs transport to come to this Mass, please phone Fr. Kerry or Fr. John. Numbers as at head of Bulletin.
Lord, I appreciate the gift of good health.
Keep me focused on what is essential in life.
Continue your healing within me,
healing in mind and body,
so that I use my gifts in service of others.
Lord, I place myself in your loving care.
Send me consolation in my sorrow,
courage in my fear and healing in my illness.
May I accept whatever lies ahead.

LOTTO DRAW Jan. 31st
Numbers drawn:  1,  2,  13,  23.
€35 CASH
E. Hayes,  N. Aherne,  M. Hallahan,  D. Donovan
Promoters Prize: S. Punch


Last week’s net “take”      €2,595
Last week’s second Collection      €1,325
Anonymous Donation    €20
Many thanks for supporting the Parish Lotto.