Everyone, Look at the Tower!

Finally, finally, FINALLY!  As more and more of the scaffolding comes down, we are able to get a sense of just how enormous an undertaking the tower’s renovation has been.  The work crews’ skill and dedication (not to mention their fortitude on especially windy days) have rewarded us with a beautifully restored tower.  The stonework and clock faces are positively gleaming.  We are beyond grateful for all of the support we have received in funding this massive project.  The bells will be ringing again before you know it!

Bake Sale this Sunday

Join us after the morning Eucharist this Sunday in the parish room for a homemade baked goods sale and a book/DVD/CD sale to aid our fundraising efforts.  With Valentine’s Day upon us, there will be chocolate covered strawberries on offer, so be sure to drop in!  We greatly encourage the congregation to help with these monthly fundraisers, whether by showcasing your culinary expertise or by donating your used books, CDs, or DVDs.  These sales run on the second Sunday of the month and all proceeds go directly to the restoration fund.  Our next sale will be after the 11.00am service on Sunday, 10 March.

Bake, Book, and DVD Sale this Sunday

The next monthly bake and book fundraiser will follow the 11.00am service this Sunday, 9 December.  The Christmas baking season is upon us, and we would love to see as many parishioners as possible donate their homemade baked goods, from cakes to tray bakes to festive cookies!  Now is also a good time to clear your shelves—your old books and DVDs may make the perfect Christmas gift for someone else. All proceeds go directly to the restoration fund.  These sales run on the second Sunday of the month and are certainly the most delicious way to help out the church, so please get those ovens going!

All items to be sold can be dropped into the parish room before the service.

Midsummer Night Madness: Saturday, 23 June

David Jones is hosting an evening barbeque on Saturday, 23 June at his home in aid of the church restoration fund.  The menu includes a choice of striploin and salmon with salads. Bring your own wine or soft drinks. There is a basic donation of €15 (but you may give as much as you like!)

If you would like to attend, please contact Megan MacCausland by email at admin@stbartholomews.ie or by calling 01-668-8522 for more information and to book a place.  Capacity is limited to 30 people, so be sure to secure your spot soon!

Reminder: Raffle Drawing this Sunday!

This Sunday is our raffle drawing, and tickets are still available! We will draw the winners after the 11.00am Eucharist service.  Up for grabs are six prizes of two tickets each to Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre on any date between 1 July—9 September, including a complimentary programme, DVD, and a glass of wine at the intermission.  Raffle tickets cost €25 and sales will be limited to 100 tickets.  They are available in the parish office all week!