23rd September 2012 – 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

2nd Collection this weekend
The Annual Collection for the Education of Students for the Priesthood will take place on this weekend, Sept 22/23rd.  The Diocese currently has five men in training for Priesthood. Four of these students are in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and one is in the Irish College in Rome.  This Collection is the principal source of funding for the education of our students. This collection has also been used to subvent a number of lay people from the Diocese, who are involved in their parishes and are studying Theology.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers Alice Barrett, O’Connell Ave. Eileen Noonan, O’Connell Cres.  Jim Warren, Beauford Pk. and Orla Walsh, Douglas Hall Av. who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families.  May they rest in peace. Our sympathy and prayers to Paul & Katie,  O'Connell Ave. on the death of their baby daughter Cliona Kate O'Brien

Tea Dance will be held on Sun. Oct 7th in the new hall at Colaiste Chriost Ri . Music provided by the Bob Seward band. Time 3pm – 6pm cost €5 per person a great evening guaranteed.

Choir: New Members are always welcome contact Paula Murphy  087-2290704 or Fr. Kerry.

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, Cork from Friday Oct 12th to  Sun. Oct. 14th For Application Forms and any further information, please contact 087 9886480 or email:  beginningexperiencecork@gmail.com

Life in the Spirit Seminars  continues this Wed. 26th Sept. at 8pm in Parish Centre all are welcome.  The objective of the series is to help those who come to the sessions to establish OR re- establish or deepen a personal relationship with Jesus. It was great to see the big turn out at the first meeting last Wednesday.

Young Adults: are inviting you to gather once again to continue this conversation with a view to initiating some new projects to assist parishes and pastoral areas in their ministry and outreach to young people especially as we look towards the coming Year of Faith.  They gather on Wed 26th Sept.  Frankfield Parish Centre, from 8pm to 9:30pm – Information Sr Karen 021 4537601 or email: karen.kent@corkandross.org.

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 and the Child Protection Policy Document in the Sacristy. Current Altar Servers are invited to renew their commitment for the year ahead.  Children attending Bus Scoil Chriost Ri will receive their application form through the School.  All completed forms are to be returned by  Sun. 7th Oct.

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.

First Holy Communion: The enrollment of children who wish to receive their First Holy Communion next May will take place next Sunday 30th Sept. at the 10am Mass. There will be a meeting of the class representatives of the “Do this in Memory“ programme in Fr. Kerry’s house on this Mon. 24th Sept. at 7.30pm

Priesthood Sunday
Next Sunday is known as Priesthood Sunday and is a day of prayer for all priests throughout the world.  Whilst Vocation Sunday is held in May each year does not mean that we just promote and pray on that day. We as parishioners together with our priests need to continuously pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life especially from our own parish community – if someone has or is showing an interested in priesthood or religious life they need every bit of support and encouragement from us, and Fr Kerry and Fr Billy are always available to give the advice, help, and support that is needed.

Gramaphone Recital: Tuesday next 25th Sept. in Parish Centre at 7.30pm  Presenter Ellen Fleming,

An Invitation to Remember…
A Service of Remembrance will be held by Cork University Maternity Hospital on Sunday 14th Oct; at 4pm in Sacred Heart Church, Western Rd.  All who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss are welcome to attend.

September  Diary
28th Sept. Mass with the First Year Students of Colaiste Chriost Ri and their Parents 2pm in the Church.
30th Sept.: Enrollment of First Holy Communion Children at 10.am Mass.
2nd Oct:  Beginning of School Year Mass with pupils of Christ King Girls Secondary School at 11am in the Church.
30th Sept. Priesthood Sunday
30th Sept.: The annual pilgrimage to Gougane Barra and the ancient monastic site associated with St. Finbarr. The concelebrated Mass is at 2.30 pm in the Oratory.
Follow in the steps of Sr. Finbarr along the Camino of Cork , on Gougane Sunday 30th Sept. join pilgrims as they hill walk along the ancient way of St. Finbarr from Kealkil to Gougane Barra.  Bus leaves from Sacred Heart Church, Western Rd at 8am cost €6 contact Fr. Alan 086 7857955

If you have just recently moved into the parish and would like your home blessed, just make contact with Fr. Kerry or Fr. Billy  If a member of your family or a neighbor 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

Important Dates  2013
First Confession: Tuesday 26th February
Parish Confirmations: Friday 19th April
First Holy Communions:  Saturday 18th May

Diocesan Confirmation Dates 2013