24th November 2019 – Feast of Christ King (C)

Feast of Christ the King

(10.00 am Mass only)

Priest: Today we give a special welcome to the children as they begin the parish preparation programme for First Eucharist. The names of the children will be written in a Book of Enrolment. The last time the children’s names were written in a book in church was on the day of their baptism. Today we remember and give thanks for the gift of faith that was received on that day, to be nourished by this community and by their families.
Promises of Children (Children stand)                                                                         Priest: Children, as you look forward to sharing the Bread of Life for the first time, do you promise to listen to all the people who will help you to learn about God’s love for us and who will tell you about Jesus and the way he wants us to live?
Children We do
Priest Do you promise to get to know God better by coming to Mass, by listening to God’s Word, by joining in the prayers and by praying at home with your family as often as you can?
Children We do
Priest My God bless you and may you know God’s love in your hearts and learn to share it with others
All Amen

Promises of Parents (Parents stand)
We welcome your parents and all those who love and take care of you. We ask God’s blessing on them all as they prepare with you to celebrate this sacrament. Now we invite the parents of all these boys and girls to stand
Priest Parents, do you promise to help your child to take part in this parish programme of preparation, to accompany them to Mass and to encourage them on their journey to share in the Bread of Life at the table of the Lord?
Parents We do.
Priest Do you promise to love, support and pray with your children as they grow in friendship with Jesus Christ?
Parents We do

(all Masses)

Priest Now we ask the community of faith to journey with the First Holy Communion Families as their children prepare to become full members of the church. As a community of Faith, it is our responsibility to support, help and pray for these children. They remind us that through our Baptism we are all children of God.
And so, let us all stand and give thanks to God for the gift of our faith in Baptism, as we renew our baptismal promises.
Priest Do you reject Satan?
Response: I do.
Priest: And all his works?
Response: I do.
Priest: And all his empty promises?
Response: I do.
Priest: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
Response: I do
Priest: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
Response: I do
Priest: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting?
Response: I do
Priest: And may almighty God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins, keep us by his grace in Christ Jesus our Lord for eternal life.
All: Amen

Priest As we begin the work of preparation for the Sacrament of the Eucharist, may the love of God our Creator support us, may the light of Christ guide us, and may the Holy Spirit strengthen us.
All Amen

Family Mass: At the 12.00 midday Mass on this Sunday we ask God’s Blessing on the families of our congregation here in Turners Cross, represented by members of a single family who participate in the Mass and receive a special blessing. This month we are joined by Declan & Yvonne Murphy and their children.

Parish Christmas & Triduum Cards will be available in the Parish Office after Masses from next weekend The Triduum of Masses will be offered on 23, 24, 25 December.

Parish Advent Mini Retreat: An evening of Prayer & Reflection in St. Finbarr’s Hospital Chapel, Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm, all welcome. Refreshments afterwards.

Death: We pray for Rita Warren, Beaufort Park, who died recently. We extend our sympathy to her family.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: As the Second Sunday of Advent is on December 8th this year, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to December 9th and will not be a Holy Day of Obligation.

Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharist rotas are in the sacristy.

Trocaire Christmas Gifts will be available at the back of the Church from members of the Parish Assembly during Sundays of Advent.

Society of St Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection: a second collection at all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 8th / 9th December.

Turners Cross Senior Citizen’s Party, Nemo Rangers H&F Club, 3.00pm, Sunday December 8th. All names to Christ the King Church by Sunday 1st December.

Munster Carer of the Year: Congratulations to Miah O’Donovan, Capwell Rd.who received this Award for his care for his mother Lucy and brother James.

Sunday Coffee Morning, after 10.00am Mass next Sunday 1st December in the Parish Centre. A cup of tea or coffee, biscuits and a chat.

Hope Foundation. Saoirse O’Shea, a Secondary School Student of this parish is selling Butlers Hope Chocolate Bars after Masses to raise funds for her volunteer visit to Kolkata to work with the Hope Foundation.