Bulletin 7 April 2024

The Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord is celebrated on Monday, 8th April. Normally it is celebrated on 25th March.

Easter Message from Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh

We are especially conscious this Easter that we live in a very fragile and troubled world. From Gaza to Ukraine, to the seemingly intractable problems at home surrounding addiction, housing and migration, at times we can be so overwhelmed by the suffering and negativity that we feel stuck in the sorrow of Good Friday, unable to experience the joy and hope of Easter Sunday. In these moments, it is worth remembering that the Cross of Christ is the Tree of Life. Christ’s suffering and resurrection is our hope and our inspiration to keep on binding up hearts that are broken, and bringing Good News to a wounded humanity. Mother Teresa once said, “Never let anything so fill you with pain or sorrow, as to make you forget the joy of the Risen Christ.”

Holy Week Ceremonies

A huge ‘Thank You’ to all who prepared the Holy Week ceremonies and ensured that they were celebrated in a fitting manner. May they be richly blessed by the Risen Lord. The prayerful participation of those who attended the ceremonies was truly uplifting.

Parish Assembly Meeting Monday 8th April, at 8.00 pm

Coffee Morning After the 10.00 am Mass on Tuesday. All welcome.

Parish Finance Committee meets Friday, 12th April, at Noon.

Alpha:

A new Alpha programme starts on Wednesday, 10 April, 7.30 pm to 9.00pm, in the Parish Centre, Frankfield / Grange, and runs for 10 weeks. To register, contact the Frankfield / Grange Parish Office (021 489 7379 / frankfieldgrange@gmail.com) or just turn up and see for yourself!

Le Buiochas

Mile buiochas to all who so generously contributed to the collection at Masses last weekend, which goes to the support of the priests.