April 13th 2003 – Palm Sunday

We begin the final week of Lent. We have journeyed and prayed together for peace and reconciliation in our lives and have tried to seek out all that separates us from the love of God through sin. To help us continue our journey of reconciliation our Parish will celebrate penitential services after the 4 Masses this weekend. A number of priests will be with us to help with confessions. Your very wish to come and the effort you make are signs that God’s love and grace are at work in you. “Now is the favourable time.” Most of us are familiar with the procedure for this communal Reconciliation Service. When we approach the priest we say
I am sorry for all my sins
I ask God’s forgiveness
for …

You mention the particular sin you want to. The priest will absolve you saying
I absolve you from all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
We must remember that what God does in confession is far more important than what we do. God wants to hug us back into his love. There is no sin beyond the power of his forgiveness.

The Collection at all Masses next weekend is for the Priests of the Parish.

in the Church Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th April at 8 pm
Adults €5.      Children €3
(The proceeds will go towards the Church Restoration Fund)
A fitting beginning to Holy Week as we reflect on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
All the participants are from the Parish.

LOTTO DRAW  April 7th
Numbers drawn:  5,  6,  13,  17.
€35 CASH
M. Barry,  F. O’Brien,  M. O’Mahony,  J. Harris
Last week’s net “take”       €3,255
Last week’s second Collection       €1,200
NB  This Monday’s (14 April) Lotto will take place at 7 pm because of the Passion Play.

Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday  14/15/16 April
Masses    7.30 & 10.00 am
Confessions    each day after 10.00 am Mass

+ The Sacred Triduum +

Thursday 17 April    HOLY THURSDAY
Chrism Mass    (only morning Mass)  in the Cathedral 10.00 am
Blessing of holy oils by Bishop Buckley.
Confessions    5.30 pm
Concelebrated Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper    6.00 pm
Trócaire Family Fast Boxes presented at the Offertory Procession
Quiet Holy Hour    8.00 pm  —  9.00 pm

Friday 18 April    GOOD FRIDAY
Day of Fast and Abstinence
Solemn Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord    3.00 pm
Veneration of the Cross / Holy Communion
Collection for the Holy Places
Stations of the Cross    12 noon  &  6.00 pm
Confessions    after the Stations

Saturday 19 April    HOLY SATURDAY
Please Note    No morning Mass today
Confessions    12 noon — 1.00 pm
Solemn Easter Vigil and Mass of the Resurrection    6.00 pm

Nemo Rangers Street Leagues 2003
Registrations take place at Trabeg Pitch this Thursday 17th April at 7 pm. Boys and Girls welcome.

We remember in our prayers Delia O’Callaghan, Maiville Tce. and Maurice O’Reilly, Beechwood Place, who died during the week, and extend our sympathy to their families.

Triduum of Masses
Mass Times:  Mon. 14th 10 am, Tues. 15th 7.30 am, Wed. 16th 7.30 am. Cards are available in Parish Office today and during the week.