Jesus’ first word to his disciples is “peace.” The disciples’ joy is unbounded and we long for that joy in our lives. Our Lord says to the disciples and to us, “receive the Holy Spirit.” He sends the disciples, and sends us, on the same mission on which he was sent by the Father, Like Jesus, on that mission we experience both acceptance and rejection. The Spirit gives us courage to acknowledge Christ and live the Gospel, to proclaim it by our lives. We encounter Jesus and the possibility of Easter joy every time we go to Mass, when we unite ourselves with him and he says “my peace I give you.” With Thomas we say “My Lord and my God”
Easter Offerings : Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy sincerely thank you for your Easter Offerings – much appreciated
“Do this in Memory” meeting of the Parent Representatives in Fr. Kerry’s house this Monday 4th April at 7.30 pm.
Ministers of the Word may collect their Rota from the Sacristy.
The Parish Library is open at all Masses this weekend 2nd/3rd April, to get or return a book.
Coffee Morning Join us in the Parish Centre after ten o’clock Mass on Wednesday next 6th April for coffee/tea and chat.
Weekly Gospel Reflection: On Fridays after ten o’clock Mass we will read the gospel for the following Sunday in the Parish Centre, reflect on it and discuss it among friends. Join us for tea or coffee after Mass on Friday (no charge). All welcome.
Come and See Information Day for Priesthood in the Diocese of Cork & Ross. The Annual Vocations Information Day will be held this year at The Pastoral Development Office, Ballyphehane (Telephone 021-4537603) on Sunday April 17th from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The afternoon allows prospective students to explore the possibility of a vocation and make enquiries in an informal setting. Seminarians for the Diocese will attend. Further information from: Fr. Tom Deenihan (021) 4301717, Fr Charlie Kiely (021) 4537603 or Canon Bertie O’Mahony (021) 4371684.
Annual Parkinson’s Mass: St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm. All Welcome.
An evening with parents and students on Coping with stress at exam time hosted by Frankfield parish, presented by Mr. Colum Layton, a former Guidance counsellor who has worked with the Department of Education as an Inspector of Guidance. Wednesday 6th April at 8pm in the Parish Centre, which is behind the Church. All welcome, admission is free.
Centenary of the 1916 Rising: A special Mass for peace and reconciliation in Holy Trinity Church, Fr. Matthew Street, on this Sunday 3rd April at 12.30pm This Commemoration will be a time for reflection not celebration. We visit our history, not to find what divides us, but what unites us. In this commemoration, we will pray for all who died violently in 1916, on whatever side or none.
South Parish Historical Society Meeting Wed. 6th April at 730 p.m. in St John’s College Sawmill Street Gerry White will speak on Order, Counter-order and Disorder – Cork in 1916 All Welcome
Ireland Rising Commemorating 1916 through music, song, dance and drama Sunday 3rd April at 2pm and 7pm show, at the Garden Theatre ( behind Ballyphehane Church) Tickets €15 Contact Sharon 085848018
Divine Mercy Sunday: In 1925, Helen Kowalska entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our lady, taking the name Faustina. She served as a cook, gardener and doorkeeper. On February 22nd 1931
she experiences a life-changing vision of Christ. She saw him wearing a white robe and raising his right hand in blessing with his left resting on his heart from which flowed two rays of light. Jesus told her in a vision “Paint an image according to the pattern you see with the prayer.” “Jesus I trust in you”. The painting called The Divine Mercy was shown on 28th April 1935. Sister Faustina died of tuberculosis aged 33. Pope St John Paul II canonized her on 30th April 2000 and declared the second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday