March 17th 2002 – 5th Sunday of Lent

You will have read in the letter we sent with the Spring Dues envelopes of the overall cost of the Church Restoration: €1.69 million. To date, €593,269 has come in, leaving a balance of €1.1 million to be raised.

To help achieve our target we have the Parish Lotto, Donations and Fund Raising Events. We are now seeking sponsorship for selected furnishings:

* A church seat with a small memorial plate 9 x 6 cm. in memory of the person or family:  €400. (A finished seat with brass plate can be seen at the top of the Church near the baptismal font.)
* The re-polishing of the Tabernacle and large Brass Candlesticks.  (Detail costs next week.)
* Two Flag Poles for the Church grounds:  €1,000.
* A Slab for the Paving of the area in front of the Church.  (Cost per slab next week.)

Coming Fund Raising Events
Sponsored Parish Family Walk  
approx. 10K.
Carrigaline — Crosshaven (safe riverside walk) Saturday April 27th.  Sponsorship cards available.

Race Night
Nemo Rangers Hall — Sat. 25th May at 9 pm

Next Sunday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins. We will have an opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness. Penitential Celebrations will take place after all the Masses next weekend 23/24 March. A number of priests will be available for the Confessions. St. Paul says: “Now is the favourable time, this is the day of salvation.”

Public Holiday
There will be no 8 am Mass this Monday. The 10 am Mass as usual in Sullivans Funeral Home.

We remember in our prayers the souls of
   Derry O’Halloran,  Heatherton,
   Bob Cuthbert,  late of Capwell Road,
who died recently. We extend our sympathy to their families.

We would appreciate if the Area Collectors would collect the envelopes for the Spring Dues from the sacristy this weekend.  Thank you.

Christ the King Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Sunday 18th — Friday 23rd August
Cost:  €570 (£449)  fully inclusive.
Hotel Solitude — short walk from Grotto
Booking Forms can be obtained in the Sacristy after Mass or from Fr. Kerry or Fr. John.
Names and deposit of €100 have to be in by 20th March.

LOTTO DRAW  Mar. 11.
Numbers drawn:  5,  11,  14,  22.
€35 CASH
A. Buckley,   T. Cotter,   J. Lenihan,   L. Griffin
Last week’s net “take”       €3,622
Anonymous Donations:    €120, €35, €500    
PLEASE NOTE:    Because of the Bank Holiday
the Lotto Draw will be on Tuesday at 7.30 pm in the Girls’ Pimary School Hall.

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 €127 came in.  Many thanks.

Easter Raffle Monster Hamper
Hamper on display and Tickets on sale after Mass
in the Church Porch.   Please support.