April 18th 2004 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Four Strengths
The four strengths of the early Church were:
— Fidelity to the teaching of the Apostles;
— a sense of community, sharing and responsibility
for one another;
— common ritual, especially the Eucharist or Breaking of Bread;
— personal daily prayers.
A good strategy for helping anybody interested in joining the Church, or seeking to be a better member, is to work at one or other of these four angles. Any one of them properly pursued will eventually embrace the others.

Easter Garden
Big numbers have been coming to visit the Easter Garden. Our thanks to those who put it together — It gives us all food for thought — The Lord is truly risen!

“It will cost you nothing”
There has been a big number of enquiries re the returning of tax paid for the benefit of the Church Restoration Fund. Forms can be collected in the Sacristy.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank You
Our thanks to all of you who were part of our Holy Week ceremonies. It was great to see the big attendances.
Congratulations to the O’Connor family, Greenhills Court, whose baby daughter Kate Margaret was baptised at the Easter Vigil. Frs. John and Kerry thank you for your Easter Offerings.

We remember in our prayers Percy Cole, Congress Road, who died on Good Friday, and we extend our sympathy to his sisters Vicky and Hilary.

Morning Masses
From this Monday: 8 am and 10 am.

Bishops’ Commissions
The Annual Collection for the Bishops’ Commissions will be taken up next weekend.

Parish Visitation
Fr. John will visit Heatherton Park.

Christ the King Restoration Fund
The Celtic Tenors in Concert
Thursday 13th May 2004
Christ the King Church, Turners Cross
Tickets €20 on sale Parsh Office today and during the week

Choral Festival Concert at the Lough Church
Choral Festival Concert at the Lough Church on Saturday, 1st May, at 8 pm. Taking part are:The City of Cork Male Voice Choir; Bridgend (Wales) Male Voice Choir and Soloists. Admission €10 on the night. Proceeds in aid of Church restoration.

Race Night
Coláiste Chríost Rí Parents Council is holding a Race Night in Nemo Rangers Pavilion on Thursday, April 22nd. First Race at 8 pm. Proceeds to School Refurbishment Fund. All are welcome.

The Parish Website has been hailed world-wide.
Here are some of the comments:
Frank, NY, USA
I just wanted to thank you for creating such a wonderful site.
Marie, Aix en Provence, France
Congratulations on an excellent website.
James, San Francisco
Thank you for putting up this site. It is very interesting and the detail is amazing.
Tom, NY, USA
Very imprseeive church! Your renovations have brought the building back to life.
Tom, Cork
Well done! Great example of what a parish website could become. Great design sense, too.
Elaine, Sydney, Australia
I log in every week. It keeps me in contact with home — many thanks.
The Website is updated every week: Parish News, information about Church, Draft Pastoral Strategy, Lotto Results, information re Baptism, Marriage, Picture Gallery, History of the Church, Church Restoration, Fund Raising Events, Life of Architect, Francis Barry Byrne, etc
Log on www.turnerscross.com
Our thanks to the person who has set up the website for the Parish. He wishes to remain anonymous.

LOTTO DRAW April 13th
Numbers drawn: 4, 14, 17, 26.
€35 CASH
A. O’Keeffe, Mrs Hartnett, D.J. Lynch, S. Meehan
Last week’s net “take” €2,694
Anonymous Donations: €50, €20
Sponsorship for Seat: €400
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.