Special Mass of Thanksgiving for the work of the Franciscan Sisters in our Parish

Mass of thanksgiving for the work of the Franciscan Sisters in our Parish – Saturday 3rd September, 2016  6pm

The Franciscan Sisters Minoress have been ministering to the sick and the housebound in the parish for almost thirty years.  As mentioned recently at masses and in the newsletter Sr. Barbara, Sr. Mary and Sr. Sarah will be sadly leaving the parish in mid September.   The 6pm Saturday evening mass on 3rd September will be a special mass of thanksgiving for their wonderful commitment to so many of our parishioners and the life of the parish. 

After Mass there will be an opportunity to express your own appreciation to the Sisters as there will be refreshments available at the rere of the Church.   Many families and individuals have their own special memories of the Sisters’ support at different times in their lives and no doubt would like to have this opportunity to acknowledge their kindness, understanding and prayerful support.  

Ordination of Permanent Diaconate

We are delighted to congraulate our parishioner Damien Murphy on his Ordination as a Permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in the Pro-Cathedral on Saturday the 4th of June. Damien has spent the past number of years in intense prepartion for this ministry, and we are delighted that he will be ministering in our Parish. Damien will minister as Deacon at the 6pm mass on Saturday the 11th of June. Congratulations Damien.

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Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection

Celebration for the Jubilee Year of Mercy - 

Christ the King Parish is holding an afternoon of prayer and reflection on Sunday 10th April, 2016 at 3:30pm.  Homily on the day will be by Fr. Brian Grogan S.J. and Cantor Mary Flynn.  This will be an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Year of Mercy within our own lives.  Your presence on the day will help make this occassion a very special event for our Parish.  All most welcome.   

Maura Doran - Thank You

Maura Doran – Thank You

As announced at Masses last weekend, Maura Doran, our Sacristan for over sixteen years has retired. Maura in carrying out her duties has been animated by a strong Faith and a great love of the service of the Lord and His Blessed Mother and of the Parish of Christ the King. Maura dealt with all the various queries of parishioners and arrangements for masses and other celebrations with great courtesy and created a welcoming atmosphere in the parish. Apart from her duties as Sacristan Maura gave voluntarily of her time to many aspects of parish life and parish committees. Many will remember her great skill at getting people to help and will recall ‘the tap on the shoulder’ inviting them to assist in some area of parish ministry and also remember her impeccable appearance at all times. Fr. Tom, Fr. Pat and Suzanne Moore, the Parish Secretary have always appreciated her great personal kindness and understanding, as indeed have the Priests and Parish Sisters who ministered here over the years. Maura’s hospitality to all was legendary and visiting priests always spoke of the great welcome they received in Cabra. The celebration of the major Feasts of our Lord and our Blessed Lady was always of great importance to Maura and in a special way the Feast of Christ the King. We are also very grateful to Maura for coordinating all the arrangements for the parish pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Parish Pastoral Council join with the Priests, Parish Sisters and parishioners in thanking Maura and in wishing her every health and God’s Blessing in her retirement and are grateful that she will still be very much part of our parish community, and that we will be able to avail of her advice and help in the life of the parish. There will be an opportunity for the parishioners to say their special thanks to Maura in the coming weeks.

Canon Patrick Carroll

Penitential Service / Holy Week 2016

The Penitential Service in Chirst the King Cabra will take place on Wednesday 23rd March at 7:30pm.  

Also, please note that the Penitential Services in Our Lady Help of Christains, Navan Road will take place on Monday 21st March at 7:30pm and the Penitential Services in Most Precious Blood, Cabra West will take place on Tuesday 22nd March at 7:30pm.

To view our Parish Schedule for Holy Week please click here