27thg March 2016 – Easter Sunday

“He is not here, He has risen”

Jesus is risen, Jesus is Lord
The one who was mocked and killed is King of Kings, is Lord.  He is the first born from the dead, risen as he said, the source of our hope as we journey through this valley of tears.  We pray for grace to accept the mercy offered to us in this Year of Mercy and enter into his Easter joy.

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, The Parish Choir, Ministers of the Word & Eucharist, our Sacristan, Collectors, Altar Servers and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars  and those who put in place the lovely Easter Garden.

Deaths:  We remember in our prayers Ann Ward, Mercier Park, John McSweeney, Evergreen Road, Pauline Lester, O’Connell Avenue, and Paul Fitzgerald, late of Kinsale Cottages, Evergreen Road, who died recently.   We extend our sympathy to their families

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  11th – 16th June. Booking forms from Joe Walsh Tours 117 Patrick St.  See notice at back of Church

Weekly Gospel Reflection:  Each Friday after ten o’clock Mass we will read the gospel for the following Sunday in the Parish Centre, reflect on it and discuss it among friends. Join us for tea or coffee after Mass on Friday (no charge).   All welcome.

The Annual Parkinson’s Mass for People with Parkinson’s, their families and friends will take place at St. Patricks Church, Rochestown Road, Cork on Thursday 14th April at 7.00 pm.  All Welcome.

Centenary of the 1916 Rising: A special Mass for peace and reconciliation in Holy Trinity Church, Fr. Matthew Street, on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. This Commemoration will be a time for reflection not celebration.  We visit our history, not to find what divides us, but what unites us.  In this commemoration, we will pray for all who died violently in 1916, on whatever side or none.  The 12.00 noon Mass on Easter Sunday in our church is offered for the same intention.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul The March Church Gate collection amounted to €1,427.   During this month the local conference expended that amount of money plus some more in the parish.  The Society thanks you for your generosity and looks forward to your support with the April Collection on next weekend. (Reminder: We need volunteer Church door collectors for the monthly SVP collections, please contact one of the priests,)

The Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane. 12 noon Mass on Domhnach na Cásca, 27 Márta 2016 will commentate the opening of the church Easter Sunday in 1956 and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Proclamation.

An evening with parents and students on Coping with stress at exam time hosted by Frankfield parish, presented by  Mr. Colum Layton, a former Guidance counsellor who has worked with the Department of Education as an Inspector of Guidance.   Wednesday 6th April at 8pm in the Parish Centre, which is behind the Church.  All welcome,  admission is free.

Daffodil Day Thanks.  A sincere thanks from the Parish Assembly to all who supported daffodil day on 11th March. A total of € 475.30 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society.

Easter Offering   Collection for support of Priests of the Parish. The only collection in the Church on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday is for the support of our priests Fr. Kerry & Fr. Billy.