Entrance Hymn (All please join in singing)
Brethren, let us acknowledge our sins,
that we may
prepare ourselves to
celebrate the sacred mysteries.
I confess to almighty God and to you, my
brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I
have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my
most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and
sisters, to pray for me to
the Lord our God.
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins and bring us to
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you, we bless you,
we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the
have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
FIRST READING 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.'
The Word of the Lord.
SECOND READING 1John
I am writing this, my children, to
stop you shining;
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.
The Word of
Gospel Acclamation Lk
Lord Jesus, Explain the scriptures to us.
Make our hearts burn within us as you talk to us .
GOSPEL 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.'
I believe in one God, the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
(At the words that follow up to and
including and became man, all bow)
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate
of the Virgin Mary, and
For our sake he was crucified under
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have
And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the
giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and
I confess one baptism for the forgiveness
and I look forward to the resurrection of
and the life of the world
to come. Amen.
Lord Of All
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all
Whose trust ever childlike no cares can
Be there at our waking, and give us, we
Your bliss in our
hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all
Whose strong hands were skilled at the
plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labours, and give, us
Your strength in our
hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.
Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all
Your hand swift to welcome, your arms
Be there at our homing, and give us, we
Your love in our hearts
Lord, at the eve of the day.
Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all
Whose voice is contentment, whose
presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the
end of the day.
Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and
yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.
R. May the Lord accept the sacrifice
at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good
and the good of all his
The Lord be with you.
R. And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts.
R. We lift them up to
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
R. It is right and just.
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Hosanna in the highest.
The mystery of faith.
We proclaim your death, O Lord,
and profess your Resurrection
until you come again.
Praeceptis salutaribus moniti, et divina
institutione formati, audemus dicere:
Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;
adveniat Regnum Tuum;
fiat voluntas Tua,
sicut in caelo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a Malo.
Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away the sins of the
Blessed are those called to
the supper of the Lamb.
R. Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter
under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
Bread of Heaven, beneath this veil
Thou dost my very God conceal:
My Jesus, dearest treasure, hail!
I love Thee and, adoring, kneel;
Each loving soul by Thee is fed
With Thine own Self in form of Bread.
food of life, Thou Who dost give
The pledge of immortality;
I live, no tis not I that live;
God gives me life, God lives in me:
He feeds my soul, He guides my ways,
And every grief with joy repays.
Lord, in Heaven above
There, Jesus, Thou awaitest me,
To gaze on Thee with endless love;
Yes, thus I hope, thus shall it be:
For how can He deny me Heaven,
here on earth Himself hath given?
Final Hymn: Christ is Alive
Christ is alive, with joy we sing;
We celebrate our Risen Lord,
glory of his name.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia
He is the grain of wheat that
Sown in distress and reaped in
harvest of new life.
He is the sun which brings the
He is the light of all the world,
Setting us free
from death and sin.
Christ is alive, with joy we sing.
We celebrate our Risen Lord,
glory of his name.
Apr 21: Annie
Apr 22: Thomas & Philomena Kelly, Ballybrittas
Apr 28: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Doyle, Clonmore
29: Jean Carberry, Sparrowsland (Months Mind)
Apr 21: Breda
Apr 22: Eddie Dunne
Apr 28: James Doyle
29: Jim Wilkinson
The Envelope collection last weekend
amounted to 388.90 Thank you to all contributors.
Wed, Thurs & Fri 9:00 am
TrocaireTrocaire contributions to
date amount to 518.09. Please return
your Trocaire box at any weekday or weekend Mass.
Church ChoirThe appeal for members
continues! Sopranos and Tenors needed. Practice on Thursday 7.30- 8:30pm.
International Eucharistic Congress
Information packs on the
Eucharistic Congress are available beside the Envelope Box at the rear of the church. Please take one.
Also contained in the package is an envelope to be used for the Fourth
National Collection to support the Congress. The
date of this collection is May 5 & 6 and
date on the envelope.
Special invitation to Young People
Young adults (17+)
from the Bree Parish interested in joining a youth group from Ferns at the Congress from
14th to the 17th of June, including the closing Mass in Croke Park are invited to contact
Fr. Jim Doyle at 053 9389223 or email Melanie Devereux at firstname.lastname@example.org. Transport
and accommodation will be provided. Registration
(70) closes on May 9, so act quickly! A
subsidy towards registration costs may be available if
required contact Fr Murphy PP.
Parochial House Renovation
The delay in progressing
the parochial house renovation has been due to the fact that the house must be treated as
a Regionally Listed Building, due to its proximity to the Church. It has been necessary to commission a conservation
report to accompany an application to renovate, which requires County Council &
Heritage Council approval. This report is
expected during the coming week and an application to the statutory bodies is almost ready
to proceed. The broad terms of a budget for
the work has been agreed in principle by the Parish Finance Committee with a number of
options being considered. When tenders for
various options have been received the Finance Committee will consult with the Parish
Community, by means of an open meeting, before recommending a proposal to the Diocesan
Property Committee for approval. Further
information will follow when available.
Ballyhogue Ladies FootballU 12's played their first match last
Friday but lost out to Ballymurn. Keep up the good work girls. Training continues
every Thurs evening at 6.30pm and new members are welcome.
Juniors played two matches over the weekend. They beat Bunclody on Sat
5-11 to 5-5 and also won against Clonard on Sun 6-9 to 5-3. Well done to all concerned.
Bree Macra News Thankyou to everyone who supported the
recent Cabaret in Byrnesa total of 610 was raised for the club and the Irish
Pilgrimage Trust. Best wishes to Niall Doyle
in the Mr. Personality Festival in Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny next weekend and also
the Bree Volleyball team in action in the National Finals on Sunday next Apr 19th in
Ballyhogue GAA Club Lotto NewsWinning numbers were 2,14,21, 32. Jackpot of 9600 was won by Brendan Byrne,
Knockduff, Bree. One match 3 winner, Niamh Darcy Ballyhogue. Next draw in Ryan's Galbally
on the May 2nd at 8.30pm. Thank you for your continued support.
Ballyhogue Handball Club NewsThis weekend sees 8 members of Ballyhogue
Handball Club contest County Double's Finals in Bree and St. Josephs, Bishopswater.Best of luck to Colm
Parnell/Cian Wickham (u 12)Anthony Butler/Enda Minogue (u 13) Liam Rossiter/Jack Reilly
(u14) and Rowan White/Ben O Shea (u 15).
Community Games News - The Co Community Games Swimming
Finals takes place this Sunday, 22ndApril in New Ross starting at 10am. U12 Boys outdoor 11 a side. Soccer training
on Tues 24th April 7pm 8pm at soccer pitch Bree. Boys must be 10 yrs old and U12 at the 31st
July 2012 (Born after July 2000, 2001 or 2002). U12 Girls outdoor 11 a side. Soccer training Tuesday 24th April
6pm 7pm at soccer pitch Bree. Girls
must be 9 years old and under 12 as at the 31st July 2012 (Born after July
2000, 2001 2002 or 2003) Please bring copy of Birth Cert, Shinguards & 2
for both boys and girls. Contact Martin
Humphrey 083 3676937
Athletic TrainingAthletic Training for Juniors (5-8 year
olds) has resumed in the top field in Ballyhogue GAA grounds in Bree on Mondays and
Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm. Cost per session is 2 to a max of 5 per family.
Bree AC members (U8 and upwards) continue to train on the lower field at present at the
same times. New members are very welcome.
Mens ShedThe next meeting of the Mens Shed Group
will take place on Thursday April 26th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in Bree Hall. Activities such as fishing, crafts, photography,
ironwork, woodwork have been discussed with all suggestions welcome.
Bree Youth ClubClub Nights Resume on Friday April
27thfull report of Juniors Got Talent in next weekends edition.
Bree Tidy Towns MeetingThere will be a meeting of Bree
Tidy Towns Committee on Mon April 23rd at 8 p.m. in Bree Community Centre. All are welcome.