All are invited to The Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Ordination of Fr. Kerry to be celebrated here in Christ the King on Wed. 5th June at 7pm Cardinal Cormac will be the chief concelebrant. (Parking will be available in Church & School grounds – stewards will be on duty to help and direct traffic.)
Fr Kerry will be joined by his family and by priest colleagues and friends with whom he has worked over the years of his ministry. Since his ordination in the Church of Our Lady Crowned, Mayfield on 8th June, 1963, he has served the Lord in Coventry, Bandon, Peru, Farranree, St Peter & Paul’s, Glanmire, St Patrick’s, Glounthaune (as Parish Priest) and lastly in Turner’s Cross.
Corpus Christi: Today’s feast of the Body and Blood of Christ reminds us of that the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith, and for the Eucharist we need priests. Through the ministry of priests we are nourished by the Bread of Life and the liturgical life of the parish is made possible. At a time of falling numbers of priests Fr Kerry gives an important example of fifty years of faithful service to the people of God. As well as being our Parish Priest, he serves as Archdeacon of the Diocese of Cork & Ross, and Pastoral Area Coordinator for the parishes of Turner’s Cross, the South Parish and St Peter & Paul’s. This kindly and pastoral priest is a man of enthusiasm and an extremely hard worker, with an ability to relate to parishioners of all ages. He can go the heart of any matter under discussion. We thank him for his service here and wish him well for the future. “Ad multos annos.”
Ordination: Congratulations and good wishes to Fr. Sean Crowley on the occasion of his ordination to the priesthood by Bishop Buckley in his home parish of Enniskeane, on Saturday 1st June 2013
Our Students: The Wednesday 10am Mass will be offered for all those doing exams, they are also remembered in our Shared Mass every Friday at 10am. We wish them the very best. Cards are available in the Sacristy.
Deaths: We remember in our prayers Marie Galway, Connolly Road, Kay Sheedy and Philip Leahy who died recently we extend our sympathy to their families May they rest in peace.
Eucharistic Procession: will be held on this Sunday the Feast of Corpus Christi. The Homily will be preached by Archbishop Charles Browne – Pope Francis’ representative in Ireland. To mark the year of Faith, Bishop Buckley would like as many as possible to participate in this public demonstration of our Faith. Our Parish Group will gather outside the Church at 2.50pm and walk to Daunt Square.
Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: (St Joseph’s Young Priests Society) Sat. 22nd June, Bus (€25) will leave from in front of Bun Scoil Chriost Ri at 6.10am. Breakfast at Auburn Lodge, Ennis and a stop there on return journey for soup and sandwiches. Names to Irene Dermody 086-1726323
Sacred Heart Novena continues until 7th June the feast of the Sacred Heart. Novena Prayers at 10am Mass each day
Vigil for Life: in Merrion Square, Dublin 3pm-4pm on June 8th. The Government intends to introduce legislation in July and a large attendance in Merrion Square is important.. The vigil will send a clear message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy. Bus details phone: 087-2668702
Ministry of Parish Catechist The Pastoral Development Office is has arranged a training programme for this ministry beginning in January 2014 here in Cork. The two year training programme will include four days of lectures each year and five hours personal study each week, with assignments to be submitted. The course will lead to a Certificate or Diploma qualification. Successful candidates will be commissioned by the Diocese to become Parish Catechists – a voluntary ministry working with parish clergy in sacramental preparation with families. Information sessions will be held in the Autumn prior to application and interview. Details from Parish Clergy.
Bunscoil Chriost Ri in conjunction with Irish Autism Action are collecting old/broken mobile phones. In turn the school can redeem an iPad. Phones can be left at the Church or the school office, for collection contact Vivienne at 086- 9206065 or Maria at 087-6668642. Many thanks for your support.