May 1st 2005 – 6th Sunday of Easter

Pope Benedict XVI
“Pray for me!” With these simple words the New Pope captured the hearts of the 400,000 people attending his inauguration ceremony last Sunday in St. Peter’s and the one billion who followed it on TV. He said, “One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd must be to love the people entrusted to him, even as he loves Christ whom he serves. ‘Feed my sheep,’ says Christ to Peter, and now, at this moment, he says it to me as well. Feeding means loving, and loving also means ready to suffer. Loving means giving the sheep what is truly good, the nourishment of God’s truth, of God’s word, the nourishment of his presence, which he gives us in the Blessed Sacrament. My dear friends — at this moment I can only say: Pray for me, that I may learn to love the Lord more and more. Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves. Let us pray for one another, that the Lord will carry us and that we will learn to carry one another.”
Pope Benedict concluded by encouraging young people to give their lives to Christ: “Today, with great strength and conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. Yes, open wide the doors to Christ and you will have true life.”

Letter of Thanks
The following letter was sent to our Parish Priest, Fr. Kerry, from Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, The Apostolic Nuncio, on 22nd April 2005:
I wish to thank you for the kindness of sending to this Apostolic Nunciature the Book of Condolence signed by the people of the Parish of Christ the King, Turners Cross, in remembrance of our late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II.
Pope John Paul’s parting has, indeed, helped us to realise more fully what a unique and inspiring presence he has been in our midst, both in his days of youthful vigour and in his final days of physical frailty. I think we all feel deep gratitude to God for having given us in this Pope a wonderful Successor to Peter who has truly confirmed us in the faith.
Confident that God will continue to provide his Church with strong and enlightened guidance under our present Holy Father. I wish you and your parishioners every blessing.

Mass Notice
There will be no 8 am Mass on this Monday 2nd May because of the Bank Holiday. There will be Mass at 10 am.

First Friday
There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday next 6th May from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Fr. Kerry and Fr. John will visit the sick and the housebound during the week at the usual times.

Patrician Meeting
There will be a Patrician Meeting on Wednesday May 4th at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre. Subject for discussion
— ‘Our Lady of all Nations.’ Everyone is welcome.

First Holy Communion
On Saturday next 7th May the Boys from Scoil Chríost Rí will receive their First Holy Communion at 10.30 am. There be no Mass at 10 am. We wish the Boys, their Families and Teachers a lovely day.

Turners Cross Seniors Social Club
Entrance: Capwell Road  (Care Centre)
Tuesday Nights 7 pm — 9 pm
May 2005
May 3rd    Douglas ICA Variety Show
May 10th    Make-Up and Facials
May 17th    Marian Gramophone Society
May 24th    Speakers from Cork City Library
May 31st    Speakers from Neighbourhood Watch
All are welcome!

LOTTO DRAW  April 25th
Numbers drawn:  10,  19,  20,  27.
€35 CASH
O. Dermody,  C. O’Regan,  B. Hanley,  T. Ahern
Last week’s net “take”      €2,473

Many thanks for supporting the Parish Lotto in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.

Because of the Bank Holiday the next Lotto Draw will be Tuesday 3rd May at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre.