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April: Lent, Holy Week & Easter

Easter dawns, we greet God’s holy season, sensing resurrection’s rays. They will fill our bones, our hearts, our spirits, and spur us forward to newer days. Lord Jesus Christ, you revealed to your disciples the mystery of your humanity risen and glorified. Grant us the eyes of Faith to see your presence in all those who are your body, you who live and reign with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who will receive the Holy Spirit on the 10th. Light immortal, light divine visit thou these hearts of thine, and their inmost being fill. Loving Father bless them with the sevenfold gifts of your Holy Spirit and let their lives manifest all the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Priceless and can’t be bought!! As the song says’ the heart that has truly loved never forgets, but as truly loves on to the close; as the sunflower turns on her God when he sets, the same look when he sets the same look which he turned when he rose’ (Believe me if all those endearing young charms Thomas Moore) Enjoy your great day! We will be thinking of you—soldiers of Christ with your own direct lines of him, no need to worry about reception or credit, He’ll be right there for you always.

The whole point of Lent is to make us better and able to renew our Baptismal promises for Easter. Baptism makes us part of his family. In Faith we can know and love him. He knows what children are like. He gave us sacraments, touchable and ‘feelable’ and ‘tasteable.’ We know children “can I see it? Can I hold it? Can I touch it? Can I just have a hold of it?” He makes us his family and helps us grow in grace sharing his own life! He even gives us himself in Holy Communion. What more can he give? Just stay close to receive and welcome it and tell everyone the good news, especially in the way you live!

Confirmation times      Cappoquin 10.30 am and Modeligo 2 pm. Wednesday 10th April 2019.

A very  holy and happy Easter to everyone! May we all rise again when our time comes.! Don’t forget to return your Trócaire boxes after Easter. There are so many people in need between wars and natural disasters. Wasn’t it great when God was in charge of all that. Now it’s us, our cars and household waste etc, what about all the wars and bombs and the planes used to carry them? And all the oil wells they set on fire, don’t they pollute the planet too?

Fair play to all the young people who were out showing their concern at the weekend. Long ago we would be praying to God about it—now man thinks he’s in control!
Try and spend time with the Lord at this holy time. He doesn’t need our prayers at all but he sets great store by them—they bring us nearer to him at least we think that even though he is always with us. He loves us no matter what. Try and avail of the sacrament of reconciliation for Easter. Whatever you did or didn’t do he wants you back make no mistake. Even if you ‘did nothing’ there may be good things you could have done and just didn’t think to do. “O see in sin I was born, a sinner was I conceived” Psalm 50, We are going to have a supernatural end, so we need something supernatural to get there.
There is a lovely story about Jesus I think it’s on the Sunday after Easter. It’s about two of his disciples going back home after all that had happened. They were joined by a stranger. They told him about all that had happened to their friend the days before thinking he didn’t know. They were leaving. Then it was getting dark so they invited him to stay and share their meal. He explained all that had happened. It was only when he took the bread and blessed it and the wine that they recognised him. So there is the answer for those who think we don’t need the sacraments! “Known to us in the breaking of Bread “ as the song says.
Plans are being made to start Alpha locally in the Autumn: keep an eye on the website.
Try to do an “On this Day” session with the children and young people this Holy Week



Mary O'Leary(née Lineen), Melleray Rd.
Michael (Mikey) Geary, Tubrid.
Michael (Moe) Ormond, Green St..
John Barry, Ballinwillin.
John Casey, Green St.

May they all rest in peace.

Holy Week Services


Holy Week & Easter



Monday 8th

Penitential Service


7.30 pm

Tuesday 9th

Penitential service


7.30 pm

Wednesday 10th

Confirmation Day


10.30 am
2.30 pm





Sunday 14th

Palm Sunday
Blessing of Palms  



Holy Thursday 18th

Mass of
Last Supper


7.30 pm




7.30 pm

Good Friday 19th

Stations of the Cross


3 pm

Passion of Jesus              



3 pm




8 pm
7.30 pm


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