April 12th 2020

Easter Sunday


Christ is risen, alleluia!


This week the Church celebrates her greatest festival of all - the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We rejoice that the Lord has conquered sin and death, and that he shares his victory with us too.


Because of the resurrection we can have real hope - for those who are sick, for those who are struggling and even for those who have died.  God has something greater in store for all of us.


Thank you to everyone who supports the parish in so many ways.  May God bless us all this Easter and bring us safely back together very soon. 


Fr Damian




Recently Deceased:

Tony McCormack, Moneyneana


Month’s Mind:

Bernie Henry



Christina Durkan, Catherine Greene, Joe Greene, Veronica Greene, Paddy Kelly


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.




Mass will be live streamed at 10am on Easter Sunday on our Facebook page.


Mass will also be streamed on Tuesday at 10am and Friday at 7pm.



The Holy Father will give his Easter Urbi et Orbi blessing to the city and the world at 11am on Easter Sunday morning.  All parishioners are encouraged to watch and to receive the blessing and the indulgence which is granted.  It will be broadcast live on Sunday morning on BBC 1, RTE 1, EWTN and also on the internet.



When confession isn’t possible we may seek God’s forgiveness by making an act of perfect contrition.


We should:


  • Prayerfully call to mind our own sins.
  • Tell God of our sorrow and desire for repentance.
  • Do what we can to make amends.
  • Promise to go to confession when it is possible.


We can then make the following prayer:


O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.


If you urgently wish to go to confession, please contact Fr Damian to make arrangements.



Regular visits to the sick by the priest or Minister of Holy Communion are suspended.  However emergency call outs are being carried out as normal.  Please contact the Parochial House (or if it’s for a hospital patient, ask the staff to contact the priest on call).



At this time only prayers at the graveside are allowed. Funeral Masses and prayers at the home are not possible. In the event of a death Fr Damian will offer Mass for the soul of the deceased privately.



We know many people are worried about their own family finances at this time, so it means a great deal that some people are able to support the parish too.  Thank you for your generosity.


If you want to make an offering you can leave your envelope through the door of the Parochial House.  If you’re isolating at the moment just save your envelopes at home until we’re all out and about again!


You can also make a payment online to the parish account (Sort code: 95-06-79 Account No: 10020192).  If you are someone who normally pays by envelope, please use your envelope number as a reference.



Trocaire’s head office in Belfast wish to thank everyone who has contributed to their appeal this year. Due to coronavirus their offices are closed and they are unable to accept donations at this time. They would ask therefore that we keep our Trocaire boxes at home until later in the year.