CHRIST THE KING PARISH NEWSLETTER
Sunday 4th April 2004
Palm Sunday of the Lord‟s Passion
“So long, Farewell”
Fr. Rex leaves us this weekend to return home to his parishioners and friends in Australia. Fr. Rex, it was a pleasure to meet and get to know you. We do hope you enjoyed your stay here and gained much from it. Your words were inspiring, your wit something else, and we believe your golf was good even in the hailstones!! We wish you a safe journey home and hope you will keep in contact from time to time. God Bless. The parishioners of Christ the king
The parish extends its sympathy to Patsy Naughton, Ferndale on the death of his brother Joe of Athlunkard St. To Breda O’Donovan, Aylesbury on the death of her father Daniel O’Sullivan, Bantry.
+ May they rest in peace +
SCRIPTURE for next Sun April 11th Acts 10:34, 37-43 Psalm 117 Colossians 3: 1-4 or Corinthians 5:6-9 Gospel John 20:1-9
MASS INTENTIONS Sun. April 11th 10.30a.m. Sean Whelan (Anniv) 12 Noon Margaret McGuire (Anniv)
“Welcome Home, Welcome”
This weekend we welcome home Fr. Tom. Fr. Tom, it is good to have you back with us, we missed you and you were always in our thoughts and prayers. We do hope you enjoyed your stay “down under” and we look forward to hearing all about it, in due course. Your parishioners. To mark both occasions, there is tea/coffee in the girls school hall after 10.30 mass this morning. Chrism Mass please note that this mass will be on Tuesday 6th April in St. Johns Cathedral at 7.30p.m. This has been changed from Holy Thursday because of televised Holy week ceremonies from the Cathedral.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER TIMETABLE Sacrament of Reconciliation Wednesday 7th April at 7.30p.m. Please note change of day from Easter Card. Visiting priests will attend. Morning Mass There will be NO MORNING MASS on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or Holy Saturday. Morning prayer will be at 10a.m. Holy Thursday Solemn Mass of the Lords Supper at 8p.m. followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament „till midnight. Good Friday Celebration of the Lords Passion at 3p.m. followed by confession. Outdoor Stations of the Cross at 6p.m. in Caherdavin Lawn. Meet at Na Piarsaigh. Reflection “I was at Calvary” at 9p.m. in the church. Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil at 9p.m. Easter Sunday Masses at 10.30a.m. and 12 noon NO EVENING MASS Easter Week: 10a.m. Mass only Monday – Saturday
The full picture
Many adults find that technology eludes them. Even the innocent job of video recording a programme can defy. If you‟re lucky, you can draft in your average 5 year old to effortlessly achieve that task, otherwise the result is a library of video recordings with labels saying „beginning missing‟, „ending missing‟ or Parts missing. In visual terms, Palm Sunday is the sneak preview for Holy Week. No part is left out or missing. Jesus‟ triumphant entrance into the city on a borrowed donkey. A last supper with close friends. The breaking of bread and the puzzling invitation to do this in his memory. The humbling gesture of washing the feet of his followers. A garden agony, slumbering disciples, the kiss of Judas. Pontius Pilate washes his hands. „Give us Barabbas‟, cry the people. The scourging and crowning with thorns. The denial of Peter. The way of the cross and crucifixion. The Passion reading leaves us in a prayerful pause at the Garden Tomb. As we keep vigil this most holy of weeks, a time to ponder that there is a part for us all there. We‟re all capable of betraying him, we‟ve all compromised. We all have reasons for repentance. Holy Week is a time to get the full picture, not just the bits we managed to see.
Thank You Fr. Rex Curry would like to thank Fr. Richie and the parishioners of Christ the King Parish, Caherdavin, for their kindness and hospitality rendered to him during his stay in Ireland. He had a wonderful time, enjoying the life of the parish and the vitality of Catholic people. The golfers also made the leisure time so much fun and a great thanks to them. If any of the parishioners visit Sydney, they will be most welcome of his parish of Sacred Heart Mona Vale, and Regina Maria, Avalon.
COMPUTER TRAINING Classes are ongoing: Morning‟s 9.30a.m to 11.30a.m. or 11.30a.m. to 1.30p.m. Also evenings from 7p.m.-9p.m. 325496 or call in upstairs to the office in Caherdavin Comm. Centre.
The Thursday morning cuppa takes its Easter time-out on Holy Thursday Apr 8th & Thur 15th . The Cuppa will return Thur Apr 22nd
A Quiet Day Where you can be all by yourself and rest for a while. Listen in deep silence. Be very open in your mind… Sink deep into peace that waits for you, beyond the frantic riotous thoughts and sights and sounds of this insane world Experience the peace and quiet of the island on any of these dates; - May 4th, Sept 1st, Sept 14th To ensure space and atmosphere numbers are limited, making booking essential. Arrival 10.00a.m. - Departure 4.00p.m. Cost €20. Light refreshments available Contact: - 071-9861518.
Congratulations to the following girls who received silver medals in the community games competition for primary school choirs on Saturday 27th March:Shauna Caulfield, Anna O‟Donoghue, Eve Ryan, Áine O‟Loughlin, Niamh McNamara, Vivienne Barry, Eimer Sheahan, Niamh Kavanagh, Kate Madden, Rachael Moran, Aoife Synnott, Roisín Collins, Aoidín McCarthy, Cathy Sheridan, Pamela Connell. They were a credit to their school and area – Well done girls. Mary Queen of Ireland Girls School Sixth Class – Sr. Anne‟s won cup for Irish Choral Verse. Coming first in Féile Luimní on Friday 26th March. The following girls from the same class won the cup for 1st prize for Inis drama:Cathy Sheridan, Niamh Kavanagh, Aíne O‟Loughlan, Aoidín McCarthy, Aoife Synnott, Olivia Guilfoyle, Rachael Moran. 2nd A Plaque:Nadine Fitzpatrick, Niamh McNamara, Eimear Sheahan, Anna O‟Donoghue, Anne Marie Cully. Ms Sheerin also had winners at the Féile Luimní fir Irish Solo Poetry, Maeve Keogh won gold and Mayor O‟Sullivan won bronze. Congratulations to all involved. Each Day You Live
Each day you live be grateful you are alive another day… Take time to gather flowers in abundance to give away. Give the flowers to the living we were taught long ago… Speak while they can hear you, if you love them tell them so. Seek no man out to slander or to ridicule his name… we all belong to Jesus and He loves each one the same. Do what you can for others, hear their distressful cry… God sees how we treat others; He knows when we pass them by. Never leave kind words unspoken, greet each one with a smile…
Parish Pilgrimage: Shrines of France
There will be a pilgrimage to the shrines of France. The dates are October 2-9th We will fly into Lourdes for two days and then travel up through France visiting various shrines and we fly home from Paris. More details on the noticeboard soon. Price €834 NA PIARSAIGH “45” Winners:
Joe McNulty / Jerry Shannon Results: - U/21 H Na Piarsaigh 1-14, Ballybrown 1 – 7 M.H. Na Piarsaigh 2 - 6, Mount Sion 0 – 8 U/16 Na Piarsaigh 2-8, Ballybrown 0- - 0
Residents A.G.M. The following were elected officers at the recent A.G.M Chairman Des McKeown, Vice Chairman John Shorten, Secretary Ann Marie Mitchell, Treasurer Nora Stapleton. A report and a list of committee members will appear in next weeks newsletter.
Caherdavin Community Games Cross-country Finals held in Rathkeale on Sunday 28th March ‟04. Boys U/9 300m –Padraig DeBrun U/11 600m – 1st Graham O‟Connor U/12 600m – 1st James Hogan U/13 1200m – 2nd Noel Shannon U/17 200m – 2nd Cian Brown 4th Eoin Ryan Girls U/12 600m – 4th Brid De Brun Team winners – U/9 – 300m 3rd Place (Bronze medals) went to U/9 girls team of Jane Wilson, Aoifa Wilson, Aoibhín Ryan, Robyn O‟Brien, April O‟Brien & Leanne Egan.
Each day will grow brighter each day more worthwhile.