31st March 2013 – Easter Sunday

imagesHappy Easter
From the Parish Assembly and the Priests of the Parish.  Our prayer for you all is that the Joy and Peace of the Risen Christ be with you this Easter.
Our sincere thanks to all who participated and helped with the Holy Week Ceremonies,  The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, Sacristan, Collectors,  Altar Servers, those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars and  those who put in place the lovely Easter Garden.
Our congratulations to Liam Min Seok Dineen  who will be baptised at the Easter Vigil and his parents Shane & Phillipa , and to Fabio Fedele who will be Confirmed at the Vigil.

images-4 The Resurrection gives my life 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. 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 of 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

Divine Mercy: The Novena to the Divine Mercy continues until Divine Mercy Sunday  7th April.  The novena prayers will be said in the Church each day after the 10am Mass at the Shrine.

Trocaire BulletinTrócaire Boxes:  can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Evening Prayer for Vocations
Our pastoral area once again invite you to join together to pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life this year on Tuesday 23rd April at 7:30pm here in Christ the King, Turner’s Cross. The homily this year will be given by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly (Killaloe) who is from our parish. This year we are taking as our theme “Celebrating Vocaitons” and are sending special invites to all priests and religious who were born and reared in our pastoral area – so if someone from your family, neighbour of friend answered this call from God please let one of the priests know so we can ensure they receive a special invitation.

The Alzheimer Society Support Meeting for Carers will take place on Wed. 10th of April from 3p.m. to 4.30p.m. in our Day Care Centre in Bessboro, Blackrock.

Easter Triduum of Masses:  Easter Sun, Mon, Tues.  at 10 am.  Cards available in the Office

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.

Cork South Parish Historical Society: Meeting on Wed. 3rd April  at 7:30 p.m. in South Parish Community Centre, Sawmill Street. Gerard O’Mahony will speak on Mother Jones, A Cork Rebel.  All Welcome.  Please note the change of venue from that given on our programme.

TeenSpirit   A project for young people aged 14-17 embracing faith and music is coming to our diocese.  Anyone (over 18)  interested in helping to make it happen, is invited to come to a meeting in Turner’s Cross Parish Centre on Thursday 18th April at 8:00pm.

Ministers of the Word: can collect their Rotas for the coming months in the Sacristy

The Cork Association for Autism  is seeking volunteers to help with its flag day collection which will take place in Cork City and County on Thurs. May 9th.Any amount of time given to the fundraising effort would be appreciated.
Volunteers are asked to contact the CAA’s office on (021) 4271808 for further information or contact us through the website www.corkautism.ie

Pilgrimage: To mark the Year of Faith  The Parish Assembly have organised a Parish Pilgrimage to Ballygriffin the birth place of Nano Nagle on Sunday afternoon  28th April    A bus will leave Church Grounds at 1.45pm.    More details later

Summer Time begins this weekend don’t forget to put forward the clocks

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.