2nd Sunday of Easter 2011
Thank you – Fr Carlos and Fr im would like to thank everyone for the generosity this Easter and also for all the hard work that went into making Holy Week so prayerful. Thank you.
Flower Festival May 4 – 6th – This popular event opens next Wednesday at 10 a.m. with a service of prayer. Thursday 5th May Wendy Connolly and friends are catering for the Flower Festival. Any cakes scones, or savouries will be gratefully accepted. Please leave them at the Hospice Coffee shop – thank you in advance!
St. Michael’s Charity – The EGM is taking place as announced this Thursday 5th May at 4.30 pm at the Latin Parish Hall. Would all members please try to come as it is a very important meeting.
Monthly Parish Lunch – The monthly parish lunch takes place next Sunday at the Welcome Inn after the 12 noon Mass. All welcome to book a place please contact Brenda on 99804161.
St Michael’s Charity Fund Raising Event – On Saturday 21st May 6.30 for 7 p.m. at the Avanti Hotel, Concert and Buffet Dinner with the Barry Rowe Band – Tickets 25 Euros to book contact 99900565 or 96515465.
Prayers for Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem, and of the Assumption of the Virgin and of St Bruno – Please offer a prayer each day that the Sisters will be ableto build their monastery here by getting all the necessary permissions to do so. The website of the Sisters Monastic family is www.bethleem.org
As part of the 400 Countdown Campaign which aims to raise EUR400,000 to finish and open the Hospice, today we are starting the ‘Keys’. Much money was raised in the building phase of the Hospice by ‘selling’ bricks, well now the hospice is built we no longer need bricks but we still need your support.
Of the EUR400,000 needed approximately 75% will go on major items such as the lift machinery, Kitchen equipment etc., all major items. The remaining 25% will be needed for the smaller patient oriented items. From today you can help with this part by buying Keys.
Lets open the Door!
We need to open the door and are selling Keys at EUR10 each, a certificate in memory of a loved one or yourself will be given.
- 1 Key will purchase a patient’s Cutlery
- 2 Keys will purchase a patients Pillow
- 3 Keys will purchase a patient’s Crockery
- 4 Keys will purchase a patient’s bedding
- 15 Keys will purchase a bedside locker
- 25 keys will purchase a patient’s wardrobe
- 250 Keys will purchase a patient’s bed!
The shopping list is extensive! 10,000 keys will open the door.
Help us to Help Others
On Wednesday Fr. Carlos & Fr. Jim, along with members of the congregation attended the Chrism Mass at the Holy Cross Church, Nicosia. The mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. William H Shomali, Auxiliary Bishop and Patriarchal Vicar for Palestine.
During Holy Week the Bishop, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather each year to celebrate the Chrism Mass and to renew their vows made at their ordination. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop.
At the mass the bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens (oleum catechumenorum or oleum sanctorum), the oil of the infirm (oleum infirmorum) and holy chrism (sacrum chrisma) — which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year. This tradition is rooted in the early Church as noted in the Gelasian Sacramentary (named after Pope Gelasius I, d. 496), but was later absorbed into the Holy Thursday evening Mass; Pope Pius XII issued a new Ordinal for Holy Week, which reinstituted a special Mass of the chrism distinct from the evening Mass.
Holy Week Masses.
9.00am Mass at Agias Kyriaki
6.00pm Penitential service St. Demitris, Polis.
9.00am Holy Communion Service Agias Kyriaki
11.00am Mass of renewal of Priestly vows. Nicosia.
5.00pm Penitential Service followed by Mass at Agias Kyriaki
Agia Kyriaki 6.00pm Mass of the Last Supper followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 8.00pm.
Polis 6.00pm Mass of last supper followed by adoration till 8pm
Agias Kyriaki 3.00pm Passion of Our Lord
Polis 3.00pm Passion of Our Lord
Agias Kyriaki 7.00pm Vigil Mass
Polis 7.00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday Agias Kyriaki Masses:
Pissouri 6.00pm Mass
Collections for Holy Week.
There are 3 collections for Holy Week 1. At the Mass of the last supper. A Collection for the poor. A Good time to put our Lenten alms into the collection. This year it all going to help the people of the Sudan 2. On Good Friday a collection for the Holy Places. 3. The collections at the vigil and Easter Sunday are traditionally the peoples gift the Priests of the Parish.
Countdown 400 scheme.
You will see the accounts for March income and expenditure on the Church notice board and in the Hospice shops as well as on this website. There are two new parts to the scheme coming up soon.
Flower Festival needs volunteers
There is a list in the coffee shop and leaflets at the back of the Church explaining how you can help.
Party at Kolios Winery.
On Thursday 28th April from 1 – 6pm there will be a party at Kolios Winery . If you would like to join the fun 32e all inclusive. If making your own way, to Kolios 28e. To book a place contact Anne Bains on 99153725.
We have much to thank the congregation of St Paul’s Parish, our friends and visitors for over recent years, between them they have raised a remarkable amount of money in support of the St Michael’s Hospice.
In this modern world it is felt that it is right to be transparent in all our undertakings and only fair that parishioners should see how the money is generated and to where it is going. We will be publishing the monthly income from now on starting with March 2011.
To view the latest figures please go to Hospice:Accounts on the main menu or click HERE.
You can also see the accounts for March income and expenditure on the Church notice board and in the Hospice shops. There are two new parts to the scheme coming up soon.