April 11th 2004 – Easter Sunday

It is always difficult to relate to something that lies beyond our personal experience. We know only too well what it is like to experience suffering and pain. Resurrection, however, is something we hope to experience in the future. Yet it is something which lies at the heart of our Christian faith, the very basis of Christian faith and hope: that which redeems all human life and experience. Does the Resurrection inspire me to a new beginning? To get rid of old yeast, old ways, old fears. To face the future with confidence and faith and to share that hope with a world so in need of God’s redemptive love!

There will be one collection this weekend. It is for the Priests of the Parish.

Easter Triduum
The Triduum Masses will be offered on Easter Sunday 12 noon, and Monday and Tuesday at 10 am.

Morning Mass
This Easter Week Mass will be at 10 am. The 8 am Mass will resume on Mon. 19th April Congratulations to the big numbers who made the effort to get to the 7.30 and 10 am Masses during Lent.

Please hand in your Trócaire Box as soon as possible.
The Girls of Christ the King Primary School contributed €2,250 through their Trócaire Boxes to the people of Rwanda. Our thanks to the girls for their Lenten efforts and to Sr Marie, Sarah and Jennifer who counted the money.

We remember in our prayers PERCY COLE, Congress Road who died on Good Friday and extend our sympathy to his sisters Vicky & Hilary.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting in the Parish Centre on Tuesday 13 April at 8 pm

Important Dates
8 May First Holy Communion Boys
13 May Concert with Celtic Tenors
22May First Holy Communion Girls
13 June Corpus Christi Procession

Winner: J. Collins
Green Ticket No. 361 (AR5XYY4M)
Many thanks to those who organised the Raffle and bought tickets. €1,350 was raised for the Restoration Fund.

Successful Information Day held on Priesthood.
Organisers of the Priesthood Information Day in the Diocese were happy with the positive response. Eight people attended
the event at Ennismore, Cork, this week.
The Day was organised by the Diocesan Vocations Committee and designed to provide information and advise people considering whether they might have a vocation to the priesthood.
The 8 people ranged in age from senior cycle in Secondary School to people in their 40s. Those who attended were also given information about how to apply to the Diocese as candidates for priesthood.
For further information: Phone Fr. Aidan O’Driscoll 4303015, or one of the priests of the Parish.

“It will cost you nothing”
There has been a big number of enquiries re the returning of tax paid for the benefit of the Church Restoration Fund. Forms can be collected in the Sacristy.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

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.

LOTTO DRAW April 5th
Numbers drawn: 1, 11, 13, 23.
Jackpot winner
Cyril Harrington €1,325
€35 CASH
O. Sexton, G. Hurley, E. Charles, V. McCarthy
Last week’s net “take” €2,751
Last week’s second Collection €1,275
Annonymous Donations €25, €20
NB Because of the Bank Holiday on Monday the next Lotto Draw will be on Tuesday 13 April at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.
The Old Money is still welcome for the Restoration Fund. Box at back of the Church.

Fr. Kerry & Fr. John wish you all
A Happy Easter
Our prayer for you is that the
Joy and Peace of the Risen Christ
be with you this Easter