February 24th 2002 – 2nd Sunday of Lent

Dates for your Diary
* February 26th    
First Confessions Boys Primary School
* March 12th    
First Confessions Girls Primary School
* March 24th    
Palm Sunday — Holy Week begins – Parish Penitential Celebrations
* March 31st
Easter Sunday
* May 11th
First Holy Communion Girls Primary School
* May 15th    
Parish Confirmations
* May 25th    
First Holy Communion Boys Primary School
* May 25th  6.00 pm
Solemn Mass of Rededication and Thanksgiving of our Church, with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor of Westminster & Bishop John Buckley.
* June 2nd
Cork City Eucharistic Procession.

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit homes in Greenhhills Estate.
Fr. Kerry will visit Evergreen Road & Listowel Avenue.

Lent on the Edge
Lunch Time Talks with Sr. Consilio of Cuan Mhuire in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, on Wednesday 27th February 1.10 — 1.30 pm.  Light snack available.

Cork University Hospital Radio
Mass & Rosary transmissions may now be heard on 107.8 FM
Mass:    Monday to Friday at 12 noon
Saturday: 12 noon & 7.15 pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 10 am
Rosary:    Monday to Friday: 7.30 pm.
Please inform your housebound neighbours.

Annual Mass for Peace & Reconciliation in Ireland
will be celebrated on Sunday 3rd March
in St. Augustine’s Church, Cork, at 3.30 pm
Preacher: Fr. Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R.,
Clonard Monastery, Belfast.
All are welcome!

LOTTO DRAW  Feb. 18.
Numbers drawn:  4,  12,  13,  17.
€35 CASH
P. Barry,   N. O’Sullivan,   I. Dwyer,   B. Quirk
Last week’s net “take”       €3,664
Last week’s Collection       €964

The Change is still welcome!
There is still time to donate your coins to the Church Restoration Fund. Collection Box at the rear of the Church.. Last week €86 came in. To date €1,795 has been collected. Many thanks for your Contributions.
The Church Restoration Fund was awarded €1,000 from the Douglas Village Shopping Centre “Community Award Scheme”. The Centre is to be congratulated for fostering community initiatives. We thank them and the family from the Parish (who wish to remain anonymous) for nominating the Parish for the award.

Christmas Day Swim
The brave swimmers who swam on Christmas Day raised €7,603 for the Restoration Fund – a magnificent effort. Our sincere thanks to the swimmers and those who sponsored them.

Parish Christmas Cards
The profit from the sale of the Christmas Cards was €2,443 for the Restoration Fund. Many thanks to those who sold and bought the Cards.

If being pregnant is a problem for you there is help available. Life Pregnancy Care Service offers free pregnancy testing (with immediate results),  free confidential counselling, advice on medical & social aspects, help in accessing accommodation and post-abortion  counselling.
Call to 123 Patrick Street or phone (021) 4270445.