Penitential Rite

As we begin our celebration, rejoicing in the risen Lord, let us remember God’s immense kindness.

You challenge us to follow your way. Lord have mercy

You challenge us to be hopeful in the face of despair.
Christ have mercy

You challenge us to be creative in facing our life’s journey. Lord have mercy

May our loving and creative Lord, give us confidence in his mercy, forgive us our sin and accompany us on our journey and bring us to life everlasting. Amen

Acts of the Apostles 3:13-15.17-19

Peter said to the people: ‘You are Israelites, and it is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our ancestors, who has glorified his servant Jesus, the same Jesus you handed over and then disowned in the presence of Pilate, after Pilate had decided to release him. It was you who accused the Holy One, the Just One, you who demanded the reprieve of a murderer while you killed the prince of life. God, however, raised him from the dead, and to that fact we are the witnesses. ‘Now I know, brothers, that neither you nor your leaders had any idea what you were really doing; this was the way God carried out what he had foretold, when he said through all his prophets that his Christ would suffer. Now you must repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.’

1 John 2:1-5
I am writing this, my children, to stop you sinning; but if anyone should sin, we have our advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, who is just; he is the sacrifice that takes our sins away, and not only ours, but the whole world’s. We can be sure that we know God only by keeping his commandments. Anyone who says, ‘I know him‘, and does not keep his commandments, is a liar, refusing to admit the truth. But when anyone does obey what he has said, God’s love comes to perfection in him.

Gospel Acclamation 

Alleluia, Alleluia
Lord Jesus open the scriptures to us; make our hearts burn while you speak to us.

Luke 24:35-48

The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread. They were still talking about this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!‘ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were seeing a ghost. But he said, ‘Why are you so agitated, and why are these doubts rising in your hearts? Look at my hands and feet; yes, it is I indeed. Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.’ And as he said this he showed them his hands and feet. Their joy was so great that they could not believe it, and they stood dumbfounded; so he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?‘ And they offered him a piece of grilled fish, which he took and ate before their eyes. Then he told them, ‘This is what I meant when I said, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, in the Prophets and in the Psalms, has to be fulfilled.’ He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘So you see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this.’

Prayer of the Faithful

As Father, Son and Spirit, you inspire us to risk the journey of life with You. We praise you and thank you. Lord hear us

Lord, as you opened the hearts and minds of your disciples, so may we be open to your presence in our lives. Lord hear us

God of compassion, may we be a community which seeks not only our own good, but the good of those most in need. Lord hear us

We remember, with joy and thanksgiving, all those who have died and especially those whose lives have been stolen through violence, hunger and war. May the promise of a new and eternal life sustains us.
Lord hear us

For all people, who are finding the journey of life difficult, that they may find in our parish community the life-giving support and the encouragement of Jesus the Word made flesh. Lord hear us

Let us remember in silence, all who need our prayer and support……Lord hear us


When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best. Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!

Remembered this Weekend

Lisa Rowe Thompson (1st A)
John, Josephine, Mary and Joan Hannon
Christine Mahony

Kay Phillips (Month’s Mind)
Teresa O’Connell
Patrick Joe & Brenda O’Connell
Michael & Mary Fahy
Marie O’Connell


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