21st April 2019 – Easter Sunday

 At Easter when the Alleluia resounds again, we celebrate the Risen Christ, the centre and fulfilment of the universe and history. 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 forgiveness offered to us and to enter into his Easter joy.
 Pope Francis says the Christian belief in the Resurrection of Christ and in our own resurrection at the end of time is more than just wishful thinking, but rather implies confidence in something certain. “This is the Christian hope. Christian hope is the expectation of something that has already been accomplished and that certainly will be realized for each of us.
We need to return to the root and foundation of our faith, so as to become aware of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus and what our death means.”                                                                                                                Happy Easter  From the Parish Assembly, our Parish Catechist 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, Collectors, Altar Servers and those who care for the Church and decorate the Altars and those who put in place the lovely Easter Garden.

Trócaire Boxes: can be returned to the Sacristy during the week

Spring Dues envelopes are ready for collection by the Area Collectors in the Sacristy, together with Retreat Invitation letters to be distributed with the Dues Envelopes. Many thanks.

Easter Triduum Masses: will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Cards available from the office after Masses from this weekend.

Bunscoil Chríost Ri School Choir Congratulations to the Choir on winning The Mc Cullough Piggott Trophy at the recent Feis Cheoil in Dublin, to the accompanist Kate Walsh and their conductor Anne Murphy.

Is God calling you to be a priest in our diocese?  Come to our information session on Sunday 12th May from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Pastoral Development Office, Parochial House, Ballyphehane.  Contact Fr Charlie Kiely  021 4537474

Turner’s Cross Parish Three Day Mission will be held on April 29th and 30th, and May 1st, with Fr Alan Neville MSC.  Fr. Maurice Colgan OP will introduce the Mission at all Masses next weekend 27th – 28tih April.
 Turners Cross is a vibrant parish, with involvement of many parishioners in an impressive list of parish activities. Last year was a difficult year for the Church and for faith in Ireland and it is clear that there are problems ahead.  We have experienced decline in Mass attendance, decline in faith, in a culture with more and more signs of indifference and hostility.  The appalling suffering represented by the scandals in the Church have given rise to difficulties and doubts experienced by many good people. We must face up to the new reality of twenty first century Ireland
If we ignore the problems and do nothing, then nothing will happen, and the slow decline will continue. The call of Jesus to be his witnesses is made to each of us and to our parish as a whole. As we can look forward together to the years ahead, we may reflect on the role of the Parish in our lives.  The theme of our Mission is Parish Renewal, and following prayer, parishioners will be invited to offer ideas for a Parish Pastoral Plan in an open forum setting at the final session of the Mission which will be held in Nemo Rangers Clubhouse.  Suggestion boxes for topics of discussion will be available in the church in the week before the Retreat.
 Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April 2019 at 2.00pm Church of the Real Presence, Curraheen. Confessions, Talk, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass at 3.30pm.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie>  or call/text 087 278 6552.

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. Billy & Fr. Kerry.