May 19th 2002 – Pentecost Sunday

to all Parishioners to the Solemn Rededication of Christ the King Church on Saturday 25th May at 6 pm by Bishop John Buckley in the presence of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Archbishop of Westminster who will preach the Homily (Come early for a seat). After the ceremony the Cardinal and the Bishop will meet the people in the Church grounds. There will be NO PARKING in the grounds, except for invalid cars which should use the Capwell Road entrance. The ceremony will be followed by a Parish Social ‘ Race Night ‘ in Nemo Rangers Pavilion at 9 pm.  Cardinal Cormac will celebrate the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 26th for those unable to get to the ceremonies on Sat. 25th.  

Confirmation – a Day to Remember
We congratulate the 150 young people who received the Sacrament of Conformation on Wednesday. The whole ceremony was most impressive and inspiring. The singing and the participation of the young people left nothing to be desired. It was nice to have Bishop Buckley with us in the ceremony and spend so much time with the young people and their parents afterwards. We thank the boys and girls and their parents for the work of preparation they have done, as well as for attending the ceremonies and meetings. A big thank you to the teachers and musicians who put a huge amount of time and work into preparing the day.  I was great to be back in the restored Church. Thanks to those who arranged the flowers and had the Church shining, also the altar servers and our Sacristan.  

We remember in or prayers:

* Pat O’Connor,  Ashdale Park
* Liam McCarthy, late of Congress Rd, who died in Dublin
* Dan Kelleher,  Greenlawn

We extend our sympathy to their families.

First Holy Communion
The Boys from Scoil Chríost Rí will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday, 25th May, at 10.30 am. There will be no Mass at 10 am. We wish them and their families a lovely day.

South American Mission Fund
The Annual Collection for the Diocesan Missions in Peru and Ecuador will be taken up at the Masses on Sunday next.

Numbers drawn:  1,  10,  15,  26
€35 CASH :
Mr. Campion,  L. Carter,  A, Peilow,  N. Ahern
Last week’s net ‘take’ €3,935
Last week’s second Collection €1,113

Our thanks to all who have been so generous with their sponsorship. Items and furnishings that can still be sponsored:

* a seat with memorial plate:  €400. To date, 60 seats have been sponsored.
* a slab for front of Church paving: €25
* Vestments for Mass.
* Buffer-polisher for Church floor.