15th April 2012 – 2nd Sunday of Easter (B) (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Divine Mercy Sunday
During the course of Jesus' revelations to Saint Faustina on the Divine Mercy, He asked that a feast day be dedicated to the Divine Mercy and that this feast be celebrated each year on the Sunday after Easter. From the diary of the young Polish Nun devotion began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the Church has always taught through scripture and tradition: that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must show mercy and forgiveness. But in the Divine Mercy devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus, calling people to a deeper understanding that God’s love is unlimited and available to everyone.  The message of mercy is that God loves us – all of us – no matter how we have failed. He wants us to recognize that  His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. May we all come to share His joy. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed here in the Church after the 10am Mass at the Divine Mercy Shrine every Tuesday

Trócaire Boxes: can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Praying together for Vocations
You are invited to join in prayer for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life on Tuesday 1st May at 7.30pm in Christ the King Church, Turner's Cross.  A guided hour of prayer, reflection and song on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Holy Hour: In preparation for the Eucharistic Congress in June we will continue with Eucharistic Adoration after the 10am Mass on each Wednesdays until 11am  “Can you not watch one hour with me”       

Turner’s Cross Gramaphone Recital: will be held on this Tuesday 17th April at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre – Presenter: Jo. Casey.

Easter Thanks
As it would be impossible to mention by name so many  parishioners who helped in various ways towards making Holy Week and our Easter celebrations here in Christ the King experiences of joy, community and blessing.  We offer sincere thanks to all involved in the ceremonies. We pray that we will each know the joy of the Resurrection in our own hearts during this season of new life, thanksgiving and hope.  Big numbers have been coming to visit the Easter Garden.

Beginning Experience is a specially designed programme which gives widowed, separated and divorced people help and support to deal with the grief process, and to discover for themselves that merely "existing" in life can be transformed into "living" a new life, though a different one. The next weekend is being held in Ennismore Retreat Centre, from 11th – 13th May. For Application Forms and any further information, please contact  087- 9886480  or Fr. Kerry

Mass of Remembrance and Reconciliation for deceased and living survivors of institutional and child abuse will be held in Holy Cross Church Mahon on Sat. 21sr April at 2pm. Among the  Concelebrants will be Bishop John Buckley and Bishop Bill Murphy (Bishop of Kerry).

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: will be taken us at all Masses next weekend. 21/22. April. This collection financially supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives, among which is child protection training for representatives  of each parish, support and advice to the diocesan primary schools, of which there are over 180 and pastoral development initiatives. The central fund of the diocese is currently operating at an annual deficit of over €300,000.

Death: We remember in our prayers Phil Hurley, Capwell Ave who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.  May she rest in peace.

Important Dates:
1st May: Prayer for Vocations:  A guided hour of prayer, reflection and song on the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.
2nd May: Retreat for those preparing for Confirmation in Nemo Complex
2nd May: Service of Light for those being Confirmed and their parents.
10th May;  Parish Confirmations with Archbishop Coveney
12th May:  Parish First Holy Communions.
10th June: Eucharistic Procession in Cork
10th -17th June: Eucharistic Congress in Dublin

Organ Donor Awareness We invites people everywhere to consider becoming an organ donor and carrying an organ donor card. The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes organ donation as an act that  "is to be encouraged as an expression of generous solidarity".  Pope Benedict has lauded organ donation as "a unique testimony of charity." A leaflet is available at the back of the Church.

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