November 2nd 2008 – All Souls Day

Remembering The Holy Ones
Yesterday we celebrated the feasts of All Saints and today All Souls. We remember the saints who have been canonised by the church and those whose names are not widely known who were part of this Community down the years. Saints are not perfect people; they have their faults and weaknesses, their struggles and difficulties. Even the canonised ones have been known to be difficult to live with!! Yet the saints are people of integrity who had a central focus at the core of their lives: the love of God.
As we celebrate these feasts it is a time to remember all those whose lives were focused on God and on sharing God’s love, those whose goodness has inspired us and drawn us to God.
November is traditionally a time for praying, remembering and lighting a candle for our loved ones who have died. We give thanks for them and recall how each one brought a touch of God’s light into the world. We remember their loving deeds and rejoice in their faithfulness. As we thank God for their witness and inspiration, let us renew our desire to live lives that reflect God’s love.

Holy Souls Novena of Masses
The Novena of Masses for your Dead begins today 2nd Nov. and continues until 10th Nov. Masses each day of the Novena at 10am & 6pm. Envelopes for those who wish to have their dead remembered in the Novena are available at the back of the Church and  should be returned with your list to the Box at the Altar Rails.

Offertory Collection
Last weekend offertory collection came to €2,236  Thank you for your generosity

Remembrance Weekend 8th & 9th  November
At all our Masses next weekend we as a Community will have an opportunity to come together to remember all our loves ones, especially those who have died since November last year and to support one another in our loss. Family members are invited to light a light in memory of their loved ones and place it on the altar rail before Mass. Lights will be available at the back of the Church at all the Masses.  All Masses next weekend will be offered for our Dead.

Indulgence for the Holy Souls
You can gain an indulgence for the Holy Souls from 1st to 8th November by visiting a cemetery, (The Priests’ Graves in Church grounds is a cemetery) pray for the dead and say the Our Father, Hail Mary and a prayer for the Pope’s intentions.

Cake Sale
on next Sun. 9th Nov. in the Parish Centre after the 10,30am & 12 noon Masses in aid of the St. Finbarr's Scout Hall, Doyle Rd. Renovation Fund.  Followed by Mini Bazaar in the Scout Hall Doyle Rd. 2.30-5.30pm   Please support.

If you have just recently moved into the parish and would like your home blessed, just make contact with Fr. Kerry or Fr. Charlie
If a member of your family or a neighbour is  ill, whether in hospital or at home, and would like a visit from a priest, leave a message in the Sacristy or phone the Parish Mobile  087-2610276

Local History Talk
Tues. 4th Nov. at 7.30pm in Turner’s Cross Community Centre, Curragh Rd. Talk by Liam O’Huigin.  All welcome/

Our Parish Newsletter
Is now available on  This web site is a FREE service to all Community groups.

Cork Methodist Church – Ardfallen Fair
Saturday, 8th November, Family Day.  Stalls: Books, Cakes, Country Produce, Brick A Brac, Household, Plants, etc. Snacks throughout the day.  Adm. Adults €2  Children: free.  All welcome.

First Friday
Fr. Charlie and Fr. Kerry will visit the sick and the housebound on Thursday & Friday of this week. There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Friday after 10am Mass until 1pm.

Prayers and Blessing of Graves
will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Rd. this Sunday 2nd Nov. at 2.30pm. Bring a small container to take some of the water blessed at the ceremony to bless your family grave.

Times of Prayers & Blessings at other Cemeteries.
Sunday 2nd Nov.   
Douglas  3pm
Rathcooney 3pm
Curraghkippane  3pm with Mass
St. James, Chetwynd  3.30pm
Killingley 4pm
Saturday 8th Nov.
St. Oliver's 2pm with Mass
Sunday 9th Nov.
St. Michael’s Blackrock 3pm
St. Catherine’s Kilcully  3pm
Sunday 16th Nov.
St. Finbarr’s Wilton 3pm

We extend our prayers and sympathy to the families of Bridie Higgins, Railway Place, Breda Mullins, Fr. Matthew Rd., Peggy Rice, late of Cross Douglas Rd.  Fr. Barry Keane retired Parish Priest of the Diocese and a classmate of Fr. Kerry and Michael Dunlea Greenhills Estate who died recently.  Lord grant them eternal peace and joy and to families and friends strength and hope.

Mass Cards
Mass Cards are available from the sacristy any morning after the 10am Mass, also if you wish to include an intention for the weekly 10am Shared Mass on Fridays this is also available.

Altar Servers
If you are in third class or above and not in our Parish Schools and would like to be an altar server in Christ the King Church, you can collect your application form in the Sacristy. Current Altar Servers are invited to renew their commitment for the year ahead. All completed forms are to be returned by this Sunday  2nd Nov.

Invitation to Pray
Every Monday after the 10am Mass in The Parish Centre.

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
Oiche Cheoil Amhranaiocht agus Rinnce in Nemo Rangers, Trabeg on Sat. 8th Nov. at 8.30pm  A great nights  assured – including the Wexford Mummers. Fear a Ti: Sean O’Shea

Yoga Classes, Wilton.
6 week course starting Tuesday 11th November at Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork at 6.30pm and 8pm
Please call Deirdre (Yoga Diploma) on 087 9621738 to book a place.