The great feast of Easter is central to the Good News of Jesus Christ that God’s love is stronger than death. Faith in the resurrection of Jesus is the basis of our hope in eternal life, a hope which enables us to bear patiently the trials and tribulations of life.
This will be an Easter like no other I have ever experienced. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic our celebrations will be restricted and for many isolated. However nothing can dim our hope and it’s hope that will help us to endure these difficult and frightening times. Fr. Flor Mc Carthy wrote ” It’s amazing what the human spirit can endure and overcome provided it is nourished by the bread of hope. “
As we celebrate Easter the feast of the resurrection may you be filled with the hope that
Life is stronger than death
Love is stronger than fear and
Hope is stronger than despair.
With every blessing and Easter joy.
DONATE to the Parish Online – we are delighted to let you know that we have now got a facility for our parishioners to make donations to the Parish (Blessington Neighbourhood Collection, Crosschapel or Manor Kilbride) and to the Diocese through the Easter Dues and the 1st & 2nd Collection that are normally taken up at Mass. It is straightforward to use but if you need any guidance call Jean 087 235 0835 or Carol at Parish Office number 045 865 327 during the week
►Holy Week Resources for Children & Families. https://pin.it/5CJIZqa Great fun activities while learning the story of Holy Week via Pinterest board with daily resources of crafts, games, videos and baking for Holy Week. Many thanks to Arklow Parish for permission to use this resource.
►Daily Mass via Webcam at 9.30am Monday to Friday please join us in prayer: www.blessingtonparish.ie
►Weekend Services via Webcam www.blessingtonparish.ie
Easter Vigil 8pm
Easter Sunday 10am
► RTE Mass Broadcast
Holy Saturday 10pm on RTE 2 (Bishop Deenihan)
Easter Sunday 10am on RTE 1 (Eurovision Mass)
Pope Francis Easter message 11am on RTE 1
► Although the Parish Office is Closed to the Public we are available by telephone to have names mentioned at daily or weekend Masses, General Enquiries etc. Carol 045 865 327 from 9am to 1pm and Jean 087 235 0835 from 9am to 5pm
►St Marys’ Schools and Blessington Parish Lotto. Winning numbers on Thursday 9th April: 10, 11, 16, 29 Jackpot not won. CONGRATULATIONS to the weekly prize winner of €25 – Barbara Broderick. Next Jackpot €1550. Info: Parish Office 045 865 327