Divine Mercy Sunday - 23 April 2017 First Reading Acts 2:42-47 The whole community remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of break and to the prayers. The many miracles and signs worked through the apostles made a deep impression on everyone. The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common; they sold their goods and possessions and shared out the proceeds among themselves according to what each one needed. They went as a body to the Temple every day but met in their houses for the breaking of bread; they shared their food gladly and generously; they praised God and were looked up to by everyone. Day by day the Lord added to their community those destined to be saved. Response: Give thanks to the Lord for his is good, for his love has no end. Second Reading 1 Peter 1:3-9 Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy has given us a new birth as his sons, by raising Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we have a sure hope and the promise of an inheritance that can never be spoilt or soiled and never fade away, because it is being kept for you in the heavens. Through your faith, God’s power will guard you until the salvation which had been prepared is revealed at the end of time. This is a cause of great joy for you, even though you may for a short time have to bear being plagued by all sorts of trials; so that, when Jesus Christ is revealed; your faith will have been tested and proved like gold – only it is more precious than gold, which is corruptible even though it bears testing by fire – and then you will have praise and glory and honour. You did not see him, yet you love him; and still without seeing him, you are already filled with joy so glorious that it cannot be described, because you believe; and you are sure of the end to which your faith looks forward, that is, the salvation of your souls. Alleluia, Alleluia ! Jesus said: ‘You believe because you can see me; happy are those who have not seen and yet believe’. Alleluia Gospel John 20:19-31 In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit for those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained. Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus cam in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’ There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name.
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St. Muredach’s Cathedral – Daily Masses Monday, 24 April
8am Liam Golden, Quignashee. 10am * Ellen & Patrick Corcoran, Market Square; Dec’d family Gerard & Robert Corcoran, England; Gerry, Ursula & Gerard Corcoran, Teeling St. * Mai & Frank Moran, 55 Lord Ed. St. Tuesday, 25 April 8am Intention. 10am * Elizabeth & Brian Sweeney, Corcoran Tce.; Deceased Gallagher family, Arthur St. * Irene Clarke & Dec’d Clarke family, Arran Place/ The Glebe. * Michael J., Mary & Laura McKenzie; James & Mary Hallinan, Corrimbla North. Wednesday, 26 April 8am Patrick, John & Dominick Corcoran, Breaffy. 10am Mary Ellen Forrestal & Dec’d Forrestal family, Corcoran Tce. Thursday, 27 April 8am Margaret McHale, Rathnaconeen (First Anniversary) 10am * Maud & Michael Lynn, Corcoran Tce.; Dec’d Lynn, Duggan, Rodgers & Moran families. * Edward Forde, Greenhills; Fintan McCabe; Dec’d Forde & Flaherty families & Mikie Walsh. Friday, 28 April 8am * Katie Louise Smyth-Howley, 1 McDermott Mews. * Kevin Dunford, Blackrock Court. 10am Ronnie Naylor, Childers Hgts. (Month’s Mind) Saturday, 29 April 10am Kevin McNamara, Letterkenny//Bohernasup (First Anniversary)
St Patrick’s Church – Daily Masses Monday, 24 April 7.30pm * Nellie & Tom Robinson, Dooeighney. *Jim & Bertie Rice, 25 Tyrawley Tce. * Henry, Bridget, Jim & Eddie Corcoran, Healy Tce.; Moria Corcoran, Scotland; Pat, Josie & Teresa Shaw, Healy Tce. Tuesday, 25 April 9.30am Deceased Corcoran Family, Convent HillMartin, Bridie & Peter Paul Corcoran, Annie Harris, Carmel Walker & Sean Walker Wednesday, 26 April 9.30am Mona Langdon, Bunree. Thursday, 27 April 9.30am Jane & Patrick Nash, Lord Ed. St. Friday 28 April 9.30am Mass for the Sick of the Parish. Saturday, 29 April 9.30am Brian Daly, Arbuckle Row/Manchester. (Month’s Mind)
Weekend Mass & Confession Times St. Muredach’s Cathedral Vigil Mass Sat 7.30 pm; Sun. 8.30am, 11am & 12.30 pm Confessions: Sat. 12noon -1pm & 6.30pm – 7.15pm St. Patrick’s Church Vigil Mass: Saturday 8 pm; Sunday: 10 am Children’s Mass & 12 Noon Confessions: Saturday 7.30 pm to 7.50pm Keeping Children Safe The diocese of Killala is fully .committed to keeping children safe. If you have any concerns around their safety in any circumstance, please telephone your Local Safeguarding Representative Sr. Maureen Tel. 087-7955726 Rockwell, Ballina or the Diocesan confidential number: 087-1003554
Baptisms: Bodhi Thomas Langan Duggan, Quignalecka Hannah Justyna Best, Childers Hgts. Deaths:
Peadar Tuffy, Bohernasup.
Cathedral Restoration Collection for the week-end of April 16 was €2,787.34 (€ 2,527.34 + €260 (32 White envelopes). Thank you for your continuing generosity. Trocaire Boxes: Please place money in an envelope marked Trocaire and drop into the collection bags at next weekend’s masses. Thank you for your generosity. Ballina Active Retirement Meetings resume on Thursday April 27 at 10.35am in the Pastoral Centre and Whist games resume on Wednesday April 26 at 2.15pm Ballina Community Games thank all who contributed to their recent collection. €710 was raised. Thanks for your support. Talking with Your Teens: A workshop suitable for parents and teachers that will look at ways to keep the channel of communication open and positive with Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist Laura Coleman on Tuesday May 2 @7pm in the Newman Institute. To book a place call 09672066 or email [email protected]
Admission €5. Ladies Get Into Golf at Ballina Golf Club. Lessons commence on Wednesday May 3 at 7.30pm. Tel. 21050. Killala/Achonry Pilgrimage to Lourdes Aug. 23-28. Flight from Knock. Cost €710. For details or booking contact Michael Walkin 086 6080763. Sick/Assisted Section details and booking contact Eileen O’Brien 086 4013897. Rinka Kids Fitness Classes start back for a new term on Monday May 1. Tel. Elaine on 087-4022199. Manual People Moving & Handling Training on Saturday April 29 at 10am. Please phone John at 086 8532741 to book a place on this mandatory course'. Céilí Mór 28ú aibrean Ardagh Hall 9 pm – 12 midnight Ceol le Tom Doherty & friends. Fundraiser for Gael Scoil na gCeithre Maol. Your Support is greatly appreciated. Adm. €10. Bofield CCE will host their monthly Trad session on Saturday April 29 in the River Inn Bonniconlon at 8pm. All welcome. Mayo Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday night April 27 at 7pm at Rock Rose House, Castlebar. All welcome. A Social Dancing Evening with Stuart Moyles & Special Guest Gerry Guthrie in the Great National Hotel Ballina, Foxford Road, on Tuesday, April 25. Doors open: 8.30pm. Dancing 9 - 11pm plus Jumbo Raffle Admission: €10. Tickets available from: Western Care: 094 9029144, the Great National Hotel Ballina and at the door on the night. All proceeds to Western Care Association Foxford Residential Services. Legion of Mary Annual Retreat on Sunday next April 30 in the Pastoral Centre from 2.30pm to 6pm. Mass at 5 p.m. An Afternoon of Prayer and Reflection, conducted by Fr Freddie Warner SMA. Everyone welcome. Free Gym Membership! FREE Sports Industry and Gym Instructor Studies course at National Learning Network. If you have an additional support need and are registered with the Department of Social Protection you could be entitled to the free training. Tel. [email protected]
; (094) 9022770. Creative Writing Classes for Children (8 – 12years) starting Monday April 24 in the Newman Institute for 8 weeks and costs €70.00 per child. Tel. 086-860-2131. North Mayo/West Sligo Heritage Group return lecture by Alf Monaghan entitled “Gods, Demons & Pharaohs in the Family Resource Centre on Thursday April 27 at 8pm. St Vincent de Paul Shop require Communion clothes and shoes, furniture and household items (will be collected). The Moy Valley Athletic Club AGM in the Newman Institute, on Friday, April 28at 8pm. All club members, parents or guardians are asked to attend this inaugural AGM Found item of jewellery in Belleek Wood approx 12-18 months ago tel. 087 9090283.
CATHEDRAL DRAW – PRIZE-WINNERS- April 16 Tommy McManamon, Behybaun, Ballina – CarToyota Yaris 2. Breege Jordan, Farrangarode, Ballina – Holiday for 2 to Portugal with €500 spending money 3. Brian Conway – Trip for two to Lourdes 4. Mary & Jim Boyce, 46 Healy Tce., Ballina – Television to the value of €1,500 (Archers) 5. Regina Deacy, Quay Road, Ballina – 1000 litres of Home Heating Oil 6. Albert & Bridie Devaney, Rathmeel - €500 voucher – Albany Tile and Paint Centre, Ballina 7. Agnes Golden & Josephine Sweeney, Station Road, Ballina - Voucher sponsored by Trevor Morrow 8. Thomas Barrett, 36 Lord Edward St., Ballina – 500 litres of Home Heating Oil, J. E. Hughes 9. Molly & Peadar McMahon – 500 litres of Home Heating Oil, J. E. Hughes 10. Loretta Waldron, 39 the Moorings, Ballina – Television to the value of €400 donated by Fr. Michael Harrison 11. Hugh Hanley, Iceford, Ballina - €300 voucher from Oliver’s Menswear, Ballina 12. Declan & Eimear Reape, Breaffy Road, Kilfian €300 voucher from Quinn-Adamson Pharmacy, Ballina 13. Francis Devanney, Carrowhubbock, Enniscrone 2 nights B&B & 1 dinner for two in Ballina Manor Hotel 14. Liam Scott, Knockbrack, Castleconnor – 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner for 2 – Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone 15. Ann Breslin c/o the Newman Institute, Ballina €200 by Hifive Clothing 16. Paddy McCann, Connolly St.- 200 litres of Home Heating Oil – Richard Mitchell Oil 17. Seamus Connolly, Cairns, Culleens -200 litres of Home Heating Oil – Richard Mitchell Oil 18. Mary Bolger, Foxrock, Dublin 18 - 200 litres of Home Heating Oil – Richard Mitchell Oil 19. Jimmy Whyte, Quay Lane, Ballina – €100 voucher sponsored by Coyne Tyres 20. Ann O’Malley, Bridge St., Ballina -€100 voucher from Merrick’s Paint & Wallpaper Store Ltd. 21. D. Barrett, Carrowcushlaun, Ballina - €100 voucher for Afternoon Tea in Mount Falcon 22. Billy Heffron - €100 voucher for Dunleavy Meats 23. Mary O’Doherty, Enniscrone – 3 months’ membership of gym -Twin Trees- Eagle Healthcare 1.
A special word of thanks to Superintendent Joe Doherty who supervised the Draw, to Sr. Attracta who acted as MC and to Bishop Fleming who spoke at the event and to all who supported or helped with the Draw for the valuable funds raised to finance the next phase of the Cathedral Restoration Work. Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle: On Saturday next, April 29 turn the Parish Pink for the Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle which raises funds for Breast Cancer Research. Mayo Stroke Support Group will hold its next meeting on Thursday April 27 from 11am-1.30pm in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar. Topic: ‘Understanding Relationship Issues following Stroke’ Guest Speaker: Pauline Shiels, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin. For further information, contact Ailish on 094-9049172 or Barbara on 096-80451.