5th May 2019 – 3rd Sunday Easter (C)


We thank God for a mission with a difference, a time of prayer and reflection on the purpose of parish. We were encouraged to grow in our relationship with the Lord as we discussed together how we can be faithful followers of Christ in the new reality of twenty-first century Ireland.
Sincere thanks to Fr Alan and Fr Maurice, and to the Parish Assembly Mission group.  A special thanks to all who attended, who submitted proposals for the renewal of our parish and agreed to help in our parish pastoral programme.

Death:  We pray for Nellie Mulcahy, Friars Road who died recently.  We extend our sympathy to her family.

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. Next Sunday May 12th is also Good Shepherd Sunday, our day of prayer for vocations.

“Do this in Memory” Mass on this Sunday 5th May at 10am as the children complete their preparation for First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion:  The Girls and Boys from Bun Scoil Chriost Ri will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday, 11th May, at 10.30 am Mass.  We wish the young people and their families and teachers a very happy day. There will be no Mass at 10.00 am on Saturday.

Rosary at the Grottos:
Join thousands of people around Ireland as we pray the Rosary in May at 8pm at local Grottos, see www.coastalrosaryireland.ie <http://www.coastalrosaryireland.ie> or call/text 087 278 6552.

The SMA National Novena in honour of our Lady of Knock from Friday 17th to Saturday 25th May at the African Missions Church, Blackrock Road and will end on Saturday 25th May, with our Annual Pilgrimage to Knock. The Novena will be celebrated each evening at 7.30pm (except on Saturday 18th May when it will be at 7.00pm). Contact SMA 021-4292871.

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses next weekend – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May.  Your generosity enables training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, adult faith development opportunities.

Bring flowers of the rarest – our May hymn to Mary. We encourage you to pray the Rosary (even one decade), during May, or join the Rosary is prayed here before the 10.00 am weekday Mass.