My dear friends
Happy Easter to you all. We still remember with great joy and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. We hold steadfastly that in him is our future and where he has gone, we hope to follow.
Please God we are moving safely to more normal times and we pray daily to God to help us in our need. We are a generation many of whom thought we could handle everything ourselves and there was no need for God. How quickly we were reminded of how fragile and dependent we are. The loving Father, whom Jesus revealed, is the one we need to turn to in prayer in all circumstances. May he raise us up in spirit and in strength in these times. May Easter Blessings be upon all our homes as we visit the church in prayer and petition.
The Lord is risen from the dead Alleluia!
MASS TIMES & INTENTIONS WEEK BEGINNING 5th April.
|Monday 5th||Special Intention|
|Wednesday 7th||Special Intention|
the amount received last week: €720.
Donation to offertory collection €90
Trócaire €855 Thank you.
|Masses from Monday 5th April to Sunday 18th April 2021|
|Mon 5 April||Wed 7 April||Thurs 8 April||Sat 10 April||Sun 11 April|
|Rathcoole Radharc na Coille Prohus Knockcahill Laught Upper Laught Lower||Gurrane Killetra Minehill Dromahoe Keale||Month’s Mind Anniversaries||Drominagh Ardrahan Lisnacon Killinane Derrinamona||Dromskehy Ducleagh Dromagh Rosglass Dysert Dromtariffe|
|Mon 12 April||Wed 14 April||Thurs 15 Apr||Sat 17 April||Sun 18 April|
|Coolclough Gurteen||The Island Derrinagree Clonbanin Moher Clenrath Rathroe Lyrevoucane||Bolomore Fortgrady Knockbrack Curraraigue Upper Curraraigue Middle Curraraigue Lower||Meenskehy Knocknacurracoush Coolclougher Skagh Stakehill||Ballymaquirke Dromalour Kilcolman Garraveasogue Paal Kileenleigh Derrygallon Knockanroe Gurranebawn Farrandoyle|
Leap of Faith in Times of Transition, an Online Workshop for Young Adults aged 18 to 30 yrs. on 8th Apr. from 7.30 to 9.00pm.
The workshop will be led by Gerry and Miriam Hussey.
Join us for this event planned by Diocese of Kerry “YouthDoK”
Young Adult Group for Young Adults.
Further information available and registration on www.dioceseofkerry.ie
A message from Colm Hogan at Trócaire:
Dear parishioners, I want to share with you, if I may, an update from Father James, whose crucial work your parishes’ Lenten donations will help.
“Coronavirus is spreading around the world, but in South Sudan it joins three other pandemics already ravaging my country – constant conflict, hunger and sexual violence. And Covid-19 is making them worse.
In my country more than seven million people face the prospect of extreme hunger, that’s nearly half the population.
Statistics never tell the whole story, you have to put your feet in the other’s shoes and imagine that it is your daughter, sister, auntie, grandmother dying in front of you because of hunger or a preventable disease.
Things were not normal in South Sudan even before the arrival of this virus, with social structures destroyed by years of conflict. In this situation the role of the churches – to which two-thirds of the population belong, with the Catholic Church the largest – is paramount. No other institution has the same trust, or ability to reach the grassroots. If this pandemic is to be overcome, it will be in large part through the efforts of the churches.”
Please, keep South Sudan in your hearts.
P.S Fr James Oyet Latansio is the General Secretary of the South Sudan Council of Churches and his message features on the Trócaire box this year, “Here are my hands, hold them, Please don’t leave South Sudan alone. We need your prayers. We need your support. We need your love.”
FitLine – A friendly word to get you more active.
Age & Opportunity is the national organisation that provides a range of opportunities for older people who want to get more involved in arts and culture, sport and physical activity, civic engagement and personal development.
FitLine is a free initiative for over 50’s. FitLine Volunteer Mentors make regular phone calls to people who would like to get more physically active. FitLine is designed to help people who want to feel a bit healthier but just don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where and how to take that first step.
FitLine Volunteer Mentors provide encouragement and ideas about how older adults can do simple physical activities as part of their day to day routine to suit their own lifestyle, and will provide information to people about clubs, groups and facilities in their own communities.