May 4th 2003 – 3nd Sunday of Easter

This Sunday, at the 10.30 am Mass, we welcome
The Brynsk City Academic Choir from Russia
who will sing at the Mass
They are participating in the
49th International Choral Festival

Year of the Rosary
This month, traditionally the month dedicated to Mary, falls during  a ‘Year of the Rosary.’
At a time when there is such a quest for prayer and a sense of spiritual journey, the Rosary is proposed as a way to contemplate Christ through the eyes of Mary.
Mysteries of Light: the five mysteries
1. Meditating on the Baptism of Jesus, during which the Father’s voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son,’ reminds us to put ourselves before Jesus and choose him again in our lives.
2. The Wedding Feast of Cana focuses us on Mary’s words, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ The mystery calls us to respond to love by putting the Word of God into practice.
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom and the Invitation to Conversion prompts us to love – the core message of the Kingdom.
4. The Transfiguration contains the words of Peter, ‘Let us make three tents’ as he tried to capture that overwhelming experience of God. It suggests to us to be united with God and with one another.
4. The mystery of the Eucharist invites us to nourish ourselves on Jesus in the Eucharist who makes us one.
I know one family who have written out the mysteries on cards and simply choose one at random after their evening meal. They chat about how they might live out that mystery of the Rosary and then recite a decade. And young people in at least one of the new ecclesial movements have made of it a planetary prayer for peace.

Gala Concert
in aid of our Church Restoration Fund
Mary Hegarty, Nyle Wolfe
The Garda Choir, Wilcollane Singers
School of Music Orchestra
Thursday 15th May at 8 pm
in Christ the King Church
Adm. €15 Tickets: Office, Turners Cross. Tel. 431 2465
Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St. Tel. 4271659.

Passion Play Video
If you would like a copy of the Video at €15, please put your name on the sheet at the back of the Church.

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit homes on Douglas Road.
Fr. Kerry will visit homes on Congress Road.

Ministers of the Word
Will they please collect their Rota Sheet in the Sacristy after Mass this weekend.

First Communion Cards and Shared Mass Cards for those doing exams are available in the Parish Office. The shared Mass is offered every Friday in the Church at 10 am.

Mick O’Connell
The Mick O’Connell sponsored 5K Run/Walk will take place next Sunday 11th May. For Sponsorship Cards phone:
Mick O’Connell Appeal Office, 8 Sydney Place, 4508664
Next weekend 10/11 May after the Masses Boxes will be at each exit door of our Church if you would like to contribute. Mick is a parishioner and lives in Ashdale Place.

Next weekend is Vocations Weekend. The shortage of vocations should be of concern to all of us.
Next Saturday, 10th May, after the First Holy Communion Mass there will  be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until before the 6 pm Vigil Mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord, and pray for Vocations.

First Holy Communion
The Boys of Scoil Chríost Rí will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday next 10th May at 10.30 am.
There will be no 10 am Mass on Saturday.
We wish the Boys, their Families and Teachers a lovely day.

LOTTO DRAW April 28th
Numbers drawn:  5,  7,  11,  16.
2 WINNERS: €3587.50 each
M. Hayes and J. Healy
Congratulations to them both
€35 CASH
P. Long,  S. Twohig,  K. Driscoll,  D. Kenneally
Last week’s net “take”       €3,259
Bequest to Restoration Fund:    €31,758
Because of the Bank Holiday the Lotto Draw will take place at the Parish Centre on Tue. May 6 at 7.30 pm.
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.

Queen of the May
Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland and hillside and dale;
Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the angels and Queen of the May.
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today
Queen of the angels and Queen of the May.

Their lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee.
O grant that thy children on earth be as true,
As long as the bowers are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.    (O Mary ..