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NEWSLETTER 11th  April, 2021
Second Sunday of Easter
 MASSES THIS WEEK ON KILMICHAEL PARISH FACEBOOK LIVE

Sunday 10.00 am Facebook Live
Monday 10.00 am  Facebook Live
Wednesday 10.00 am  Facebook Live 
Friday 10.00 am  Facebook Live

Hi all,
I hope everyone is well.  Easter has now passed.  I want to sincerely thank everyone for their generosity to me in the Spring Dues and Easter Clergy Collection.  I also want to thank all those outside the parish who have also been very generous and supportive of me and making the effort to support and appreciate what I do.  Like most people during this pandemic, priests like myself have taken a cut to our incomes, thankfully with your generosity I can manage, yes one makes a few changes however and carry on.

People locally have been very supportive of the parish and some have taken advantage of our new facility, the ‘DONATE’ button on our parish website (www.kilmichae.org) which helps keep the bills paid.  Sincere thank you to ALL.
The coming week our online Masses come back to normal schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on Sunday at 10 am.  I like to take a break from the online from time to time as it gives me a chance to freshen up again.
Kindest regards and blessings.
Pat.

Kilmichael GAA
Lotto Results for draw held on 5th April; Numbers drawn: 15-22-24-26; Jackpot €13,300; Prize winners:  €50 Lexie Rose O’Donovan, Shanacashel; €25 each to John Joe and Edel Coakley, Inchigeela; Bohan family, c/o Kerry family, Carrigboy; Mary Kelly, Boulbrack (online)  Draw for Jackpot of €13,450 will take place on Monday 12th and results can be found on www.kilmichaelgaa.ie & Kilmichael GAA Facebook page.  If you would like to purchase a lotto ticket you can do so on line:  To register and buy your ticket go to the following link

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Readings – 11th April, 2021

First Reading
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles.     
The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed for his own use anything that he had, as everything they owned was held in common. The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all given great respect.
None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from them, to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any members who might be in need.
The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm              
Response:
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His love has no end.

  1. Let the sons of Israel say:
    ‘His love has no end.’
    Let the sons of Aaron say:
    ‘His love has no end.’
    Let those who fear the Lord say:
    ‘His love has no end.’                       Response
  2. The Lord’s right hand has triumphed;
    his right hand raised me up.
    I shall not die, I shall live
    and recount his deeds.
    I was punished, I was punished by the Lord,
    but not doomed to die.                  Response
  3. The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the corner stone.
    This is the work of the Lord,
    a marvel in our eyes.
    This day was made by the Lord;
    we rejoice and are glad.                Response

    Second Reading
    A Reading from the first letter of St. John.         
    Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
    has been begotten by God;
    and whoever loves the Father that begot him
    loves the child whom he begets.
    We can be sure that we love God’s children
    if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us;
    this is what loving God is –
    keeping his commandments;
    and his commandments are not difficult,
    because anyone who has been begotten by God
    has already overcome the world;
    this is the victory over the world – our faith.
    Who can overcome the world?
    Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God;
    Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
    not with water only, but with water and blood;
    with the Spirit as another witness – since the Spirit is the truth.

               The Word of the Lord.

    Gospel  Acclamation          
    Alleluia, alleluia!
    Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me.
    Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’
    Alleluia!

    Gospel
    A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
    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 in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they 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 came 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.
    The Gospel of the Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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