Easter Sunday – 12th April, 2020
Canon John Fitzgerald P.P.
Tel Nos. Millstreet 029-70043/Mobile 087-7752948
PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH COVID19 RESTRICTIONS PLEASE RING (029) 70043
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of the following and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time:
ANNIVERSARIES: William O’Leary, Dromnahilla; Ann Kelleher, Drishane Road; Phillis O’Shea, Minor Row; Margaret Bailey, Minor Row & Dublin; Breda O’Leary, The Square; Nellie O’Keeffe, Pound Hill; Paddy Cronin, Murphy’s Terrace; Patrick O’Donnell, Liscahane; Annie, David & Gerard Sheehan, Carrigacooleen; Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg; Seanie & Patrick Murphy, Cloghoulabeg; Jerh, Kathleen & Sean Casey, Cloghoula; Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill; The deceased members of the Twomey Family, The Bridge; Jeremiah, Nora & Jeremiah Forde, Station Road; Imelda Collins, Tralee; Michael & Frank O’Riordan, Knocknagree.
AS RESTRICTIONS CONTINUE IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19 THE FOLLOWING IS THE SCHEDULE OF MASSES FOR THE WEEK AHEAD WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATED BY FR. FITZGERALD BEHIND CLOSED DOORS & TRANSMITTED ON OUR CHURCH TV.
EASTER SUNDAY: Church bells will ring out at 11.00a.m. in celebration of Easter.
Mass will be offered for People of the Parish at 11.30a.m.
MASS ON TUESDAY (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON WEDNESDAY (Private Intention) at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON THURSDAY for Dan & Bridget Collins, Cockhill at 10.00a.m.
MASS ON FRIDAY for Mary O’Mahony, Cloghoulabeg at 10.00a.m.
EACH OF THESE MASSES WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON CORK MUSIC STATION (corkmusicstation.com)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
The Divine Mercy Novena commences on Good Friday and continues for 9 days finishing on next Sunday (19th) Divine Mercy Sunday. As our Churches remain closed due to COVID19 restrictions you can pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet in your homes at 3.00p.m each day. To conclude devotions to the Divine Mercy pious objects will be blessed at the end of 11.30 Mass next Sunday (19th).
THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL
If you or someone you know needs financial help during these difficult times please contact the local Branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 086 066 9243.
ALONE SUPPORT LINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 0818 222 024
This year we have celebrated our Easter Ceremonies in a very different way and while the restrictions put in place are difficult for each one of us, we can take strength and courage from the teaching of our Gospels.
We have read and listened for many years to the teaching of our Lord and we have head how the Risen Christ dispelled the fear of the disciples when the doors of the room were closed for fear. The Risen Christ gave hope. Now we are like the disciples locked in our homes and it is this lesson of hope that we now need to believe in and it is this belief that will give us strength during these times and will help us to get through it.
To each person in our community, to each household who is dealing with illness or bereavement, may you find the strength you need in these two phrases that are vital for our world today and which the Risen Christ shared with his disciples and the world “Do not be afraid, peace be with you”.
My prayer this weekend for our parish, our community, our relatives, our friends, those who we are separated from and those who are fighting this pandemic on the front line is that God will protect us and that the faith we have will keep us strong.
I want to thank each of you for your continued support and prayers and may the true meaning of Easter be in each of our homes this year.
— Fr. Fitzgerald.