Bulletin 26 May 2024

Trinity Sunday

I used to think that St Patrick may have been unwise in attempting to explain the Trinity to the pagans of Ireland in the fifth century because of the difficulty of understanding it. Remember how he used the three-leaf shamrock to get across the idea that there are three persons in the one God. In more recent years I have changed my mind: I know now that Patrick couldn’t omit the doctrine of the Trinity from his preaching of Christianity. The Trinity is essential to the Christian understanding of God. When Christians speak of God they are talking about the Trinity, a community of love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Ice Cream Sunday!

Today, after the 10.00 am Mass there will be a procession of the First Communion children which will be followed by an ice cream feast. The ice cream will be free but donations will be welcome. Six containers will be carried by volunteers through the grounds to accept donations. When the ice cream provider has been paid, the remainder will be donated to Down Syndrome Ireland – a most worthy cause.

Death of Parish Organist and Choir Director

The death has occurred of David O’Sullivan, our organist and choir director. The sad news came through on Thursday. He will be greatly missed, primarily by his wife, Marion, and family, but also by Christ the King parish. We sympathise too with the parish choir who were so devoted to David. His contribution over recent years has seen the choir grow in numbers and strength. Leaba i measch na naomh go raibh aige. A special word of thanks is due to David’s son, Cian, who has been filling in as organist and director over the past few weeks.

Lough Derg – 4 day Pilgrimage 2024. Leaves Cork Friday 7th June at 9am. Returning Monday 10th June. Booking & Information: Ph. Paddy 021 4502572

An invitation to the 98th Cork Eucharistic Procession The 98th Cork Eucharistic Procession to mark the feast of Corpus Christi will take place today. The procession will leave the North Cathedral at 3pm and make its way through the city to Saints Peter and Paul’s where there will be a short liturgy and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

CONNECT Summer BBQ

There will be a special CONNECT Summer BBQ for young adults aged 18 – 35 years on Thursday June 6th at 7pm in Mardyke House (T12 W8RP). It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other young people from across the Diocese of Cork and Ross. The evening will include food, fellowship, music and much more.

There is a nominal fee of €8. To register simply go to eventbrite.ie and search for

CONNECT BBQ. Please do spread the word. Come yourself and invite a friend.

 

Recent Deaths:

The deaths have occurred of Marie Holland, Doyle Road; Gerard Sexton, Maiville Tce. May they rest in peace. Our sympathies are with their families, friends and neighbours. A special word of sympathy to Fordes’ Funeral Team on losing their colleague, Gerard.