April 28th 2002

Have You an Answer?

‘For everything there is a season, a time to be born, a time to

Whether faced or not, death remains part of life, the inevitable fate of all who live. People might avoid talking about death, but we can’t avoid its reality.  Which leads to the ultimate question: what do you believe about your own death? Will your life continue after your body stops working? What will be your end? My grandmother was a woman of deep faith, yet whenever she was asked about death, her answer was always, "˜No one has ever come back!’ Many believers are no more sure than she was.  Jesus’ words today open up a new prospect: "Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. Trust in God, trust also in me.  There are many rooms in my Father’s house . . . . I shall return to take you with me . . . . " Easter is resurrection time. It continues until Pentecost Sunday. This is the time of year when we try to figure out if resurrection is real for us or not. What do you believe about your life and your death? Lord, help us to take you at your word.  

The Sick Poor Society

A Cork institution: it will be 150 years old next year. The Sick Poor Society of St. Finbarr meets every Monday night in the rooms behind St. Finbarr’s South Church.  The object of the Society is to give financial and other help to people in need. Funds are collected from contributions through door to door visits weekly or monthly. Help is distributed every week by members who visit the homes of those being helped, Collections and distributions are made in the south of the City from Mahon to Bishopstown. All members work on a voluntary basis.  Anyone experiencing need is welcome to apply to the Society at: The Sick Poor Society, Dunbarr Street, Cork.  The work of the Society is done in confidence and without publicity. The Society itself also needs the help of new members. If interested, please call to the meeting any Monday night.  

Church Restoration Fund

Lotto Draw April 28th
Numbers drawn: 9, 14, 17, 18.
€35 CASH :
D. Dorgan, P. Kelleher, N. Keenaghan, C. O’Riordan
Last week’s net " take" €3,922
Last week’s second Collection €1,032
The Change is still coming and accepted!!
There is still time to donate your coins to the Church
Restoration Fund. Collection Box at the rear of the Church..
Last week €135 came in. Many thanks.

(1) a seat with memorial plate: €400
(2) a slab for front of Church paving: €25
(3) Votive Light Stands for the new statues of St. Joseph and St. Anthony for the Church.
(4) Re-polishing of 6 brass vases for altar: €20 each.
(5) Thurible & Incense Boat: €25

Coming Fund Raising Event
Race Night:
Nemo Rangers Hall, 25th May, 9 pm. Horses for the 10 races on sale (€15) after Mass today.

We remember in our prayers Marion Calnan, Cross Douglas Road, who died recently, and extend our sympathy to her sons Paul and Brian and their families. Also, Philip O’Connell who died in Bristol and to his family.
May they rest in peace.

to Liam and Mary Burke, Capwell Rd., on their 50th Wedding
Anniversary! We wish them health and happiness.

Lough Derg
Seats available on 4 day Pilgrimage, Saturday 8th June.
Further information from Breda at 4319085 / 4968165.