June 18th 2006 – Corpus Christi

On this Sunday 18th June, we celebrate
Corpus Christi The Body and Blood of Christ

Eucharistic  Procession
takes place on this Sunday June 18th. Preacher will be Bishop Patrick Lynch, Southwark, London.
Our parish section will assemble outside the Church gates, ready to move off at 3.00 pm.
We invite our First Communion children to take part in their First Communion clothes. They could walk after the altar servers, followed by their parents – to make sure they don't get lost!

Our favourite things
Funny how little things create a living memory. The scent of baking or of our favourite food, a favourite song, even an uttered phrase can charm back the past and leave us wistful. That new shoe smell can remind us of a new school year. So, what could be more familiar than people receiving Communion in a Church. But, like a lot of the everyday ‘tasks’ we perform almost unconsciously. What are we really at, filing up to receive on the hand or in the mouth and responding ‘Amen’ to the Minister’s ‘Body of Christ.’ Is it just a nice custom, a casual act or something far deeper? Strange how in this diet conscious age, when many restrict their bread intake, we don’t reflect more about the ‘bread of angels.’
Most receive in a fairly unreflective manner. We’ve come a long way from the Easter Duty, when people had to be almost ‘ordered’ to receive at least once a year, or when the 1 hour fast required loomed large in people’s awareness. Maybe in that ‘long way’ we’ve lost our way. Is the truth in the middle, between realizing our personal unworthiness and the mercy of our Saviour who comes to feed us.
Fr Tom Cox

As we go to print  news is coming through that Fr. Charlie Kiely has been appointed to Christ the King Parish.
He has been curate in Glounthane Parish since he was ordained six years ago. He studied here at Scoil Chríost Rí, Coláiste Chríost Rí and St. Patrick's College, Carlow. He is a native of Clontead Parish. We extend a warm welcome to Fr. Charlie and hope his stay with us will be happy and fruitful.

We remember in our prayers Mary Desmond, Greenhills Estate, Denis Kenneally, Fr. Matthew Rd. and Rena Dunne, Glenbour, South Douglas Rd., who died during the week. Our sympathy to their families. May all who mourn be comforted.

Special Collection
The annual Peter's Pence Collection will be taken up next weekend 24th/25th June. The collection is sent to Rome. It is used by the Pope to support special charitable projects in developing countries as well as defraying expenses in the running of the Church.