24th April 2011 – Easter Sunday

Happy Easter
From the Parish Assembly and the Priests of the Parish – “A Happy Easter.”
Our prayer for you is that the Joy and Peace of the Risen Christ be with you this Easter.
Our sincere thanks to all who participated and helped with the Holy Week Ceremonies, Frank and Eddie who put in place the lovely Easter Garden. The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, Sacristan Jack, Collectors,  Altar Servers and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars.
Our congratulations to Kayla Rosarie O’Riordan and Alejandro Owen Rea who are being baptised at the Easter Vigil, to their Families and to our Baptismal Team.

The Resurrection gives my life meaning and direction
The Resurrection is the hinge stone on which  everything else rests. Without Easter and the Resurrection our lives are simply in a meaningless spin. At the heart of our Easter message is new life, energy, celebration and new beginnings. Yesterday Good Friday could best be described as a dark bleak day touching in on all our sadness and struggles. Out of the middle of the mess of Good Friday comes a day joy,  when God  does indeed have the last word. That last word has shattered the darkness and despair of Good Friday. The waiting is over…..He is risen… Happy Easter

“Walk With Me”:
 An excellent little book to help our pray during the Easter season – is available after Mass this weekend (Cost €1.30)

Divine Mercy:
 The Novena to the Divine Mercy continues until Divine Mercy Sunday
1st May.  The novena prayers will be said in the Church each day after the 10am Mass at the Divine Mercy Shrine  on Sundays after the 10.30am Mass

Trócaire Boxes:  can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Easter Prayer

Praise to you Lord
for the empty tomb,
Praise to you Lord
for your return from the dead,
Praise to you Lord
for men and women redeemed,
Praise to you Lord
for a new world.
Risen Lord, friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly
day by day

Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter Sun. 12 noon, Mon, Tues.  at 10 am.

Collection for support of Priests of Parish: The only collection in Church on Holy Saturday and on Easter Sunday is for the support of the priests of the Parish.

Exams: Those preparing for and doing exams are remembered in our Friday Shared
Mass.  Special Cards available in Sacristy

Gramaphone Recital this Tursday 26th April at 7.30pm in Parish Centre Presenter:  Matt Farrell.