28th August 2011 – 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time –

How the Mass will be –                                                             
Much will be spoken and written about the changes in the order of Mass which come into effect on the First Sunday of Advent. Last June we spoke of the changes that will take place in the Mass with the introduction of the New Missal. Next weekend we will outlined most of the changes in the Responses throughout the Mass.  This will be the area which will most affect the congregation at Mass, and I am happy that the new Responses will run smoothly.  I can remember when the changes were introduced in 1964, the year after I was ordained.  Even though those changes were more far-reaching than the present changes, people adapted very quickly to the new format, and by Christmas 1964, all the changes were well accepted.  The introduction the English version of the Eucharistic prayers did not come until over a year later, and this was a substantial change.  Nevertheless, people adapted very quickly and with little fuss, and the Mass has remained untouched since that time.  The main changes now being introduced affect the Priest/Celebrant much more than they do the congregation.  All the prayers of the Mass have been newly translated, and the Eucharistic Prayers have also been changed. The changes are made in the belief that they express more accurately the original texts of the Mass, going back the very beginning of the Church.
Our plan here in Christ the King is to introduce the new Responses to the Mass on the first weekend in October so that everybody will have two months to get accustomed to the changes.  We already have printed sheets for the use of the congregation. Our hope is that the new changes will fall into place without any difficulty.  At the end of the day, the Mass will still be the re-enactment of Calvary, our offering to God the Father, the “mystery of our Faith”, and the great source of hope and joy in our lives. Next weekend’s bulletin will introduce and explain some of the changes in the congregational responses.

Annual Commemoration of the Great Famine will be held on Sun. 28th Aug. at St. Joseph's Cemetery Tory Top Road at 3pm.  The Lord Mayor Cllr. Terry Shannon, members of the Clergy, City and County Councilors and Civic  Dignitaries will attend.  The Address will be given by Gabriel Doherty of the History Dept. UCC.'

St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock
, annual Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on this Wed. 31st August at 7.00 pm.

Cork South Parish Historical Society
  10th Annual Exhibition 2011 will be open from Tues.  August 30th to Friday, Sept. 2nd  in the South Parish Community Centre  Sawmill Street  See full details on notice board at back of Church

Make a difference in the lives of others…and change your own life forever  Since 1960, Viatores Christi has aimed to respond to needs overseas and at home by giving people an opportunity to share their lives and skills with those in need. People from all backgrounds and professions join Viatores Christi – people who want to challenge themselves to make a difference in the world, however big or small. We need people from all disciplines, from teachers to electricians, doctors to administrators, farmers to childcare workers.
If you are interested in learning more, please come along to our information and recruitment session in Cork on Sat. 3rd Sept. at 2pm in the SMA Parish Centre, Wilton, Cork  For further information please contact  mailto:Colette@viatoreschristi.com  or Tel. 01-8689986 or log on to www.viatoreschristi.com

First Friday: Next Friday is the First Friday – Fr Kerry & Fr Charlie will visit the sick and housebound at their usual time on Thursday and Friday. If you are not on their lists and would like a priest to call to you please make contact on any of the priests phone numbers on Bulletin.

Carers Support Meeting which will be taking place in the The Alzheimer Day Care Centre , Bessboro, Blackrock on Wed. 14th Sept from 3p.m to 4:30p.m.

Pioneer Mass in St. Mary’s Pope’s Quay on Wed. 7th Sept. at 8pm Fr. Bernard McGuckian S.J. National Director will celebrate the Mass.  All are welcome. 

Death:  We remember in our prayers Maureen Heffernan, Upper Derrynane Rd who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family

"Do this in Memory"  Programme  2011-2012
Visit our Parish Website for details

Bunscoil Chriost Ri
has been established resulting from an amalgamation of Scoil Chriost Ri and Christ King Girls Primary School.  It will take effect from Ist Sept. 2011. Mr. Sean O’Keeffe has been appointed principle.
We wish the new school, principle,  staff and pupils every blessing and success.

Students’ Prayer of Thanksgiving
With exam results now becoming history, CAO
offers now known, it’s decision time for students
and families.
Thank you…  for giving each of us a unique talent.
Thank you … for our lives, our families who support us
and the friends who enrich us.
Thank you…  for giving us challenges and allowing us
lead surprising and interesting lives.
We ask you for the strength to make it through each
day and for watching over us all.  Amen

Grandparents Pilgrimage To Knock Shrine Sunday September 11th. Blessing of the Sick at 2.30pm followed by Mass & Rosary at 3pm. Archbishop of Tuam, Dr. Michael Neary is Chief Celebrant, with Fr. Benny McHale the homilist & reflection by Kathy Sinnott,