April 8th 2007 – 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!

We offer sincere and prayerful sympathy to the Family of Rose Sheehan, formerly of Congress Rd.  Lord grant her eternal peace and joy, and to her family and friends strength and comfort.

Morning Mass
at 10 am each day.

Important Dates
May 12th  First Holy Communion Boys
May 19th  First Holy Communion Girls

Trócaire Boxes
Please return your Lenten Trócaire Box as soon as you can.

St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society
Monthly meeting on this Tues. 10th April in the Parish Centre at 8pm.  (note time)

A Thought
Easter is indeed a special time of year.  The Easter message is one that gives us all hope and gives us a timely lift. 
We all have our difficult moments.   We carry burdens, darkness, hurts, pain and disappointments.  We're not on our own, every single person carries these.  But the Easter message reminds us, that right in the middle of them, there is a promise of new life, new beginnings and a sense of hope and promise.  Without Easter we would have absolutely nothing but with Easter we have indeed everything.
Lord, I ask you to bless me with all your Easter blessings.
Bring new life, light and new beginnings into my life this Easter.

Former Parishioner Launches CD
Nyle Wolfe the well known opera baritone has launched a CD “Moodswings”   The CD is available in the Parish Office €15 Part of the proceeds goes to The Church Grounds Fund. We are grateful to Nyle for this kind gesture and wish him well on his Irish Tour.

The Alzheimer Society of  Ireland
(Cork City branch)
Carer’s support meeting   Wedn. 11th April   3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Thereafter every 2nd Wednesday of the Month.
Bessboro Day Care Centre,  Blackrock    All are welcome

Easter Draw in aid of Church Grounds Fund
Winner:  D. Foley, Friars Road (Card no 18 line 5)
Congratulations to the winner and many thanks to those who donated the beautiful Cake and Monster Easter Egg and to those who supported the draw and sold the lines. Our thanks to Duane's Shop, The Horse Shoe Bar  for displaying the hamper.

News from Scoil Chríost Rí
The 4th Class won the Lord Mayor’s History Competition with a fantastic project on the bridges of Cork. Daniel Herlihy won the individual award for his project on Nano Nagle.
Next, our Choir represented the School in the Cór Fhéile.and they were superb. Parents, friends and strangers acclaimed their performance on the night.
Our orienteers competed in the Munster Schools Final on Tues. last and were victorious, retaining the J.J. Fennessy Cup.
On Wednesday, the Boys and Girls of our Parish Schools received the Sascrament of Confirmation in a wonderful ceremony.

Easter Triduum of Massses
The Triduum Masses will begin on Easter Sunday 10.30am, and continues Monday and Tuesday at 10 am.

Collection for support of Priests: The only collection in Church on Holy Sat. night and on Easter Sunday is for the support of the priests. For the rest of the year all collections are for Parish maintenance and the Restoration Fund.

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.

From 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