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 Gods redemptive love!
Successful Information Day held on Priesthood
Nine people attended an information event about being a priest in Cork & Ross today. This is the highest attendance in recent years and organisers were very satisfied with the attendance and the level of interest shown. The Information Day is organised by the Bishop and the Diocesan Vocations Committee as a way of providing information in an informal way to those interested in priesthood as a way of life. Fr. Aidan ODriscoll, Director of Vocations for the Diocese, said that the day went very well. We are delighted with the attendance and the day was very worthwile, he said. The organising committee are grateful to the clergy of the Diocese for promoting the event and also acknowledge the contribution of the local media in helping to let people know the event was on.
Please return your Family Trócaire Box as soon as you can.
2 Monster Easter Eggs were won by the Harrington Family, Glounthane, and Sr. Mary Dineen, Presentaton Convent.
Many thanks for supporting the Raffle in aid of the Restoration Fund.
There will be Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament next Friday 1st April from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Fr.John & Fr. Kerry will visit the sick and the housebound at the usual times this week.
This Easter Week Mass will be at 10 am. The 8 am Mass will resume on Mon. 4th April. Congratulations to the big numbers who made the effort to get to the 7.30 and 10 am Masses during Lent.
We remember in our prayers John Roche, Mercier Park, Catherine McCarthy, OConnell Ave., and Daniel Meade, who died recently, and we extend our sympathy to their Families.
Turners Cross Gramophone Circle
Recital: Wed. 30th March at 7.45 pm (Please note change of day) in the Parish Centre. Presenter: Tom Maher.
Easter Triduum of Massses
The Triduum Masses will begin on Easter Sunday 10.30am, and continues Monday and Tuesday at 10 am.
19 April Parish Confirmations
7 May First Holy Communion Boys
14 May First Holy Communion Girls
29 May CorpusChristi Procession
Fr. Kerry and Fr. John
join in wishing all our Parishioners
a Happy and Peaceful Easter
LOTTO DRAW March 21st
Numbers drawn: 16, 19, 21, 25.
I. Dwyer, S. Donnellan, E. Sugrue, S. OShea
THIS WEEKS JACKPOT : 2,300
Last weeks net take 2,450
Last weeks second Collection 1,350
N.B. Because of the Bank Holiday on Monday the next Lotto Draw will be on Tuesday 29th March at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre.
Many thanks for supporting the Parish Lotto in aid of the Church Restoration Fund.
Old Money still welcome. Box at back of Church.
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.