April 4th 2010 – Easter Sunday

Happy Easter
From the Parish Assembly and 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.
Our sincere thanks to all who helped with the Holy Week Ceremonies, who led the Stations of the Cross, the young people who led us in the Prayers of the Faithful during Lent, to Frank and Eddie who put in place the lovely Easter Garden. The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, Sacristan Jack, Collectors and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars.
Our congratulations to Colin & Susan Corkery whose son Morgan Noel was baptised at the Easter Vigil, to his his brothers and sister, Cormac, Lauren (Altar Servers) and Ross and to our Baptismal Team.

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 despair of Good Friday comes a day of 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…

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.

Deaths: We remember in our prayers  Lana Martin, O’Connell Ave. and Betty Conboye, Loreto Pk. who died on Good Friday. We extend our sympathy and prayers to their families.

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.

Cork South Parish Historical Society Monthly Meeting on Wed. 7th April  at 7:45 p.m. in  St John’s College Sawmill Street,  Jim MacCarthy will speak on  ‘The Telephone’ as part Of Cork History week.  All Welcome  Non-members €2

Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane

Friday 9th April @ 11.00a.m. – Cúpla Focal Meeting. All welcome. Beidh cupán tae le fáil freisin.

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

Masses during the week at 10am

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. However, 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.  
Important Dates
Parish Confirmations  Thursday 22nd April
First Holy Communion, Boys    Saturday 8th May
First Holy Communion, Girls    Saturday 15th May

Congratulations: to Choir member Tadhg Kelleher who was named March Cork person of the Month, to mark his work with the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association both at local and national level. Well done Tadhg

UCC Campus Chorus with guests NUI, Galway Chamber Orchestra & NUI, Galway Choral Society Present Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ St. Finbarr’s Cathedral
10th April, 8pm Tickets: €10 (€7 concession). Tickets available on the door.  All welcome