October 5th 2008 – 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Each year the Church dedicates one day to celebrating the sacredness of life. This day is known as Day for Life and the theme for this year is Mental Health. It seeks to raise awareness of the needs of those affected by mental ill-health, their friends, their family and their carers, and the support that the parish community can bring.
People with mental health problems or illness often finds themselves on the margins and can feel very isolated. There is still a definite stigma attached to mental illness and many sufferers are unwilling to admit to being affected by this type of illness.
The Irish Bishops have published a Day for Life Pastoral Letter which is available in our churches this weekend. Among other things it contains a list of helpful websites and contact numbers relating to this issue. Let us remember that “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34

Autumn Dues
We would appreciate if the Collectors would collect the envelopes next weekend. Many thanks.

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,560 – Thank you for your generosity.

"Do this in Memory"
Our congratulations and thanks to the children, their parents, teachers, parent class reps'., our parish Choir and all involved in  the Enrolment Mass last Sunday.

Important Dates 2009
Parish Confirmations: Wed. 25th March 2009
First Holy Communion  Boys:  Sat. 9th May 2009
First Holy Communion Girls:  Sat. 16th May 2009

Cois Tine
For the past few months a group of people have been coming together each Monday night in Cois Tine for choir practice. They represent many nationalities and will make their first public appearance in October.
Through the use of song, imagery, light and African drumming Cois Tine Multicultural Choir will present a story on how music cultures to bring about harmony and unity. Venue: African Missions, Blackrock Road 8.00pm, Friday 10th of October.  Contact – coistine@sma.ie

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane – Cúpla Focal Club.
All welcome
Friday 10th October at 11.00a.m.

County Final

We wish the very best  to Nemo who play our neighbour Douglas in the Senior County Football Final this Sunday in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at 4pm. To manager Ephie Fitzgerald and skipper Maurice McCarthy and all involved the very best of luck.
Lets have a big turn out to support the team.  Four in a row !!

Cork Theology Forum.

A New Creation  Promise of New Life
Saturday 18th October 2008
The 'Promise of New Life' examined from the perspective of Paul & John
Speakers: Ms. Gillian Kingston Rev. Dr. Thomas Brodie OP
Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas,
Registration fee, €25,  paid-up Members €20
– includes coffee break & sandwich lunch.
See notice at back of Church

We welcome to the Christian Community:  Darragh Maurice Roche & Emma Louise Murphy who were baptised recently in Christ King Church.

Ministers of the Word
can collect their Rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy after Mass.

Church Choir
The church choir is currently recruiting new members, both male and female.  If you have an interest in music, and would like to join the choir in singing at the 10.30am Mass on Sunday mornings, please contact Paula Murphy on 087-7954256, or visit the gallery after Mass.

We extend our prayers and sympathy to the families of Moira Lynch, St. Ann's Park and  Brede Murphy Curragh Road, who died recently.  Lord grant them eternal peace and joy and to their families and friends strength and hope