Pastor's Desk: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted 2nd May 2015 in Pastor's Desk

untitledWelcome everyone to Mass on the first weekend in May. I hope the weather has improved for us by the time you read this!! Our Gospel today gives us the image of a vine. Jesus tells us that he is the vine and we are the branches. The image is a reminder that unless we are connected to Jesus, the Christ, the Saviour, we become lifeless. Likewise, we need the support of others to live out our faith. Ours is not an individualistic faith, it calls for community. When one branch becomes disease ridden it affects the whole vine; when one branch flourishes with life, the whole vine benefits. So it is with our community of faith. We gain from the sharing with others, new life is always to be welcomed.

First Communion Masses
Over the coming Sundays we will celebrate First Communion Masses when a new generation of boys and girls will be able to participate fully in our Eucharistic celebration, the Mass. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. The Masses begin today with the pupils of Belmayne Educate Together and continue over the next few Sundays as follows:

Sunday May 10th 11.00am Mass
(Scoil Bhríde JNS pupils).
Please note: There will be a large attendance at this Mass for the First Holy Communion.

Sunday May 17th 11.00am Mass
(St. Kevin’s JNS pupils)

Sunday May 24th 12.30pm Family Mass
(St. Francis of Assisi PS pupils)

Fr. Eoin

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