May 12th 2002 – Feast of the Ascension

Jesus is returning to his Father who sent him into the world to do his saving work.  The disciples are sad because they won’t see Jesus any more. Before going home, Jesus told them to carry on his work of preaching, teaching, baptising, forgiving and healing, and to teach people to keep his commandments (rules for good living).  He promised them that he would be with them always through his Holy Spirit, helping and  guiding them. This is the same Spirit of Jesus that we receive in Confirmation to help and guide us.

Back to Church Full-time
As the restoration work on the Church is nearing completion, we will be back full-time in the Church next Wednesday 15th May with Mass at 8 am and the Confirmation Mass at 10.30 am. (No Mass at 10 am). On this Monday and Tuesday Masses will be in the Funeral Home at the usual times. We take this opportunity to thank Charlie Sullivan for allowing us to use the Funeral Home over the past 9 months.  Charlie’s kindness and  welcome and that of his staff was much appreciated, as was the small intimate venue for Mass each week morning.

Bishop John Buckley will be with us on Wednesday 15 May when the girls and boys of our local schools receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Mass will be at 10.30 am. We wish the young people and their families a lovely day.  

We remember in our prayers:
Ella Speight, Evergreen Road & O’Connell Crescent,
Josephine English, Greenhills Court,
Arthur Hitchin, Percyville, South Douglas Road,
who died during the week, and we extend our sympathy to their families.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting Mon. 13th May at 8 pm in the Girls Primary School. All are welcome.
Their annual Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sat. 22 June. Bus from Girls Primary
School at 7 am sharp. Price €17.50. Tea & Toast €4, Breakfast €6.35.
Evening meal €11.50.
Phone Irene:  4963326.

South Parish Summer Recreation Scheme Registration
Sth. Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street, Thursday 16 May 8 – 9 pm.

Mass Rock
The Annual Mass at the Mass Rock on the Airport Road will take place on Sunday next, 19th May, at 3 pm.

Our Congratulations to the Girls of Christ the King Primary School who received their First Holy Communion this Saturday. Our thanks to their teachers Rosarie Fahy and Elizabeth Mee who prepared them so well.

Lotto Draw May 7
Numbers drawn:  7,  13,  15,  16
€35 CASH
M. Butler, D. McCormac, C. Gaffney, N. Keenaghan
Promoter’s Prize:  Thelma Wade
Last week’s net ‘take’       €3,745
Last week’s second Collection       €1,106

The Change has come to an end!
The banks are no longer accepting old coins. Sincere thanks to all who gave in
their old coins over the months.

Our thanks to all who have been so generous with their sponsorship. Items and
furnishings that can still be sponsored:
(1) a seat with memorial plate:  €400. To date, 60 seats have been
(2) a slab for front of Church paving: €25
(3) Vestments for Mass.
(4) Buffer-polisher for Church floor.

Night at the Races
Nemo Rangers Pavilion, Sat. 25th May,  9 pm. This is the last weekend to purchase
your horse (€15). We ask your support for this event.