14th April 2013 – 3rd Sunday of Easter (C)

images-1Parish Confirmations
Across Ireland, Confirmation ceremonies are taking place. It is an occasion of great joy and celebration for all the young people being confirmed. The human spirit is an essential part of each person. It is the mirror of our soul. Like any living thing, it needs nourishment and care. The Holy Spirit, in Confirmation, connects with our soul in a truly special way. This is impossible to describe fully or put it into words. It is known as a sacred moment and that is why every Confirmation ceremony is indeed a sacred occasion. As we pray for the Girls and Boys of Bun Sciol Chriost Ri who are to be  confirmed on next Friday by Bishop Buckley  at 10.30am.  We  ask the Holy Spirit to guide them on their journey of faith.
We wish all those to be confirmed, their families and teachers a lovely day on Friday.

Mass Time:  Because of Confirmations on Friday next Mass will be at 9am NOT at 10am

77_BKOR_2Evening Prayer for Vocations
Our pastoral area once again invite you to join together to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life on Tuesday 23rd April at 7:30pm here in Christ the King, Turner’s Cross. The homily will be given by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly (Killaloe) who is from our parish. This year our theme “Celebrating Vocations” we have invited all priests and religious who are from the Pastoral Area or went to school in our Parish of Christ the King

ca news 1(1)TeenSpirit   A project for young people aged 14-17 embracing faith and music is coming to our Diocese.  Anyone (over 18)  interested in helping to make it happen, is invited to come to a meeting in Turner’s Cross Parish Centre on Thursday 18th April at 8:00pm.

Diocesan Quarterly Collection: will be taken us at all Masses next weekend. 20th/21st April   This collection financially supports the diocesan office and diocesan initiatives, The central fund of the diocese is currently operating at an annual deficit of over €300,000.

Ministers of the Eucharist can collect their Rotas for the coming weeks in the Sacristy

Parish Assembly:  Minutes of April meeting can be collected in Sacristy

Important Dates:
19th April: Parish Confirmations   10.30am
23rd April: Evening Prayer for Vocations  7.30pm  theme – “Celebrating Vocations”
28th April  Parish Pilgrimage to Ballygriffin the birth place of Nano Nagle
18th May:  Parish First Holy Communions.  10.30am
2nd June:  Eucharistic Procession in Cork
5th June;   Fr. Kerry’s Golden Jubilee Celebration

imagesPilgrimage: To mark the Year of Faith  The Parish Assembly have organised a Parish Pilgrimage to Ballygriffin the birth place of Nano Nagle on Sunday afternoon  28th April    A bus will leave Church Grounds at 1.45pm sharp. Names can be given to Assembly Members at the exit doors of Church today

Pro Life:  Meeting to discuss the up-coming Pro-life Day in Knock, being organised by Ireland’s Bishops, the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Mon, April 15th, at 7:30pm, all welcome.’

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Sr. Marie (Paschal) Collins, Presentation Convent and Eileen Foley, late of Doyle Rd. who died recently we extent our sympathy to their families and community.

 Anam Cara, the national organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Professional Bereavement Talk at the Silver Springs Hotel i on Wed. 1st of  May 7:30 to 9:30pm.  This event is open to all bereaved parents and offers an opportunity to hear a professional with in-depth experience of parental bereavement talk about the effects of grief on the family after the death of a son or daughter. This event is offered free of charge to parents to book a place contact  call 01 4045378 or visit www.anamcara.ie <http://www.anamcara.ie/> >

 The Irish Cancer Society’s Care to Drive Service is currently recruiting volunteers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in both CUH and the Mercy Hospitals, Cork. We are looking for volunteers from north, south & east Cork & Kerry to pick patients up at their homes, drive them to the hospital (CUH/the Mercy) and bring them home again after treatment. The service is free to the patients and drivers expenses are paid. Telephone Gail on 01 2310 566 or email transport@irishcancer.ie