April 12th 2009 – Easter Sunday

The resurrection gives our lives meaning and direction
The Resurrection is the hinge stone on which  everything else rests. Without Easter and the Resurrection our lives are simply in a meaningless spin. At the heart of our Easter message is new life, energy, celebration and new beginnings. Yesterday Good Friday could best be described as a dark bleak day touching in on all our sadness and struggles. Out of the middle of the mess of Good Friday comes a day joy,  when God  does indeed have the last word. That last word has shattered the darkness and despair of Good Friday. The waiting is over…..He is risen…
Happy Easter  from the Members of the Parish Assembly, Fr. Kerry & Fr. Charlie

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.

Trócaire Boxes:
can be returned at the Masses  or to the Sacristy during the week

Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter Sun. 12 noon, Mon., Tues.  at 10 am
Cards are available in Parish Office & Sacristy this weekend.

Offertory Collection last week €2,484 many thanks for your generosity.

Feeling safe at Home
A Community Safety Seminar for Older People in the Concert Hall, Cork City Hall. Thurs. 16th April from 2pm to 4pm. Hosted by Lord Mayor Cllr Brian Bermingham. featuring Billa O’Connell With speakers from: An Garda Siochana, Bord Gais, E.S.B. Cork City Fire Service. Citizen Information Centre.  Free Admission.

We remember in our prayers Fr. Pat McSweeney OFM late of Congress Rd. Mary Roche, Kilcolman Lawn and Gerry Ahern, Souith Douglas Rd. who died recently we offer our sympathy and prayers to their families.

A thought
'If Easter is about the cross why all the chocolate eggs? Because no matter how broken or hard boiled you are, once you taste the true meaning of the cross, life is a whole lot sweeter'  –  Intercom magazine
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. We ask God’s many blessings on each of us this Easter.   t

Internationally acclaimed Cork soprano Mary Hegarty joins the East Cork Choral Society for a historic performance of Hayd's "Creation" at Cork's North Cathedral. The oratorio will be performed by the choir with soloists and orchestra on April 18th at 8pm. Tickets, which cost €20, are available from Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St., also at the door on the night.  Proceeds from the concert are in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Fund.

Easter Offerings
Collection for the support of Priests of the Parish.  The only collection in Church on Holy Sat. night and on Easter Sunday is for the support of the priests.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Monthly meeting on Tues. 14th April in the Parish Centre at 7.30pm. The Rosary is prayed every morning before Mass for Vocations

Over 60’s   The Semi-Final will take place on Sun. next 19th April at the City Hall at 8pm. Special Guest on the night is Tony Hegarty. Proceeds in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation. A limited number of tickets are available. Cost €15 each. To purchase tickets contact 087-6973206

Morning Mass each day at 10am

Words of Wisdom from the Easter Bunny
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Walk softly and carry a big carrot.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.