Thought for the Week
HE IS RISEN! In those three simple words we find all the glory, all the mystery, and all the joy of Easter! In the darkness of the Easter vigil Mass one small flame ignites hundreds of others, and the light spreads, person by person, candle by candle. We stand in our church embracing that light. Sharing it. Welcoming it. It is the light of Christ shining through the darkness. We all need that light in our lives. We are saints. We are sinners. We are together. We are the body of Christ. Bruised. Broken. Wounded. Yet Risen! We live in the resurrection. We are men, women, and children who hold the light. Easter is so much more than a welcome spring holiday. It has its own special meaning and importance. Through Easter we see how the love of God shines through darkness, discouragement and even death. Easter draws us into the mystery of God’s plan for our salvation. It calls us to renew our faith in Christ. We need more people to spread the light, and to proclaim to all the world not just the good news – but the greatest news in all human history: HE IS RISEN. Alleluia! Happy Easter to You.Fr David
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We are keen to enrol and train a new group of altar servers over the next few weeks. Those who have recently celebrated their First Communion are particularly welcome. Training for new altar servers will be provided by Josephine Bennett and Lester Barlow, who have both participated in Diocesan child safeguarding training. Parents of children, who would like to become altar servers, are invited to pick up a parental authorisation form from the parish office or the sacristy.
We urgently need volunteers for church cleaning, Web Committee, Youth Initiative Group and drivers for meals on wheels.
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Note: As Easter Monday 21st April is a public holiday there will be one Mass only at 10am. There will be no weekday evening Mass throughout Easter week (Tues 22nd - Fri 25th April) nor the following week from Mon 28th April – Fri 2nd May. The 5.45pm evening Mass will resume on Tues 6th May.
|Mon - Fri:||10.00am, 5.45pm|
|Sat:||10.00am, 7.00pm Vigil|
|Sun:||09.00am, 11.00am (Family Mass),|
|12.30pm, 6.00pm (Folk Mass),|
Parish Office Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10.00am - 12noon
52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: 497 1531