Easter Reflection - Fr. Michael O' Grady

Dear friends. Easter celebrates the high point of the whole Liturgical year when we recall the redemption of the Human Race by God. During the days of Holy Week we follow Jesus step by step from the estatic welcome given him by the crowds on Palm Sunday, to the Supper on Holy Thursday, to the Crucifixion on Good Friday, and finally to the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. 
We invite you to join us here in the parish as we remember these days, when Jesus having loved his own in the world loved them to the end.
What went through Jesus mind during the days of that first Holy Week? I'm sure he felt every human emotion possible, everything that we ourselves feel. His story is not just the story of a wonderful miracle worker who lived almost 2000 years ago. His story is of a God who allowed himself to be taken by force, unjustly condemned, scourged, and finally crucified in between two criminals. When people ask us today where is your God, we need only point to the crucifix which as Pope Francis reminded us recently is not just a piece of jewellery. It is a symbol of the power of God who made himself sin to heal us. 
Good Friday is a day of prayerful remembrace, a time for us to be silent before the Cross. Words are no longer necessary. We need only remember those who carry the Cross today. 
On Easter Day we celebrate the Resurrection, we go with Peter, John, and Mary to the Tomb and discover that it is empty as it has been for the last 2000 years. In an old tradition it is said that the sun dances in the sky on Easter Day in pure joy at the Risen Son of God.
In Ireland many High Crosses are marked with a crowing cock which sings that the Son of the Virgin is alive. May we in our lives celebrate that truth anew. Christ is risen, yes He is truly risen. Alleluia, Alleluia!

Holy Week 2017


April 8/9th Palm Sunday. Masses at usual times, Palms will be blessed during each Mass.

Monday 10th Mass at 10am.

Cluster Penitential Service will be held in Navan Road Churchat 7.30pm. Please note there will be no other Penitential Services in either of the Cabra Parishes this Holy Week.

Tuesday 11th Mass at 10am.

Wednesday 12th Mass at 10am.

Thursday 13thHoly Thursday: Morning Prayer of the Church at 10am. {No Mass}.

7.30pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10pm.

Friday 14th Good Friday: Morning Prayer of the Church at 10am.

12 Noon. Stations of the Cross for Families. {Youth Dramatisation}

3pm.Passion Liturgy including veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion.

7.30pm Stations of the Cross followed by Quite Time until 9.30pm.

Saturday 15th Holy Saturday: Morning Prayer of the Church at 10am.

9pm. Solemn Easter Vigil followed by Mass of the Resurrection.

Sunday 16th Easter Sunday: Masses at 9.30am and 11.30am. 

Confessions during Holy Week.

Holy Thursday: after the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

Good  Friday: After the Passion Liturgy.

Outside of these times please ask Fr Michael directly.


Ash Wednesday Mass Times

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Ash Wednesday - Mass Times

Wednesday 10am

Wednesday 7pm


Ashes will be available after 10am Mass until 12:30pm. 






World Day of Prayer 2017

World Day of Prayer will be taking place on Friday the 3rd of March at 7pm. This Year World Day of Prayer will be hosted by Christ the King Church. The Service is written by the women of the Philippines. All are welcome. If you wish to be part of the liturgy on the night please contact Natasha Geoghegan on 087 94 94 444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Looking forward to hearing from you. 


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Lectio Divina for Lent

During the Season of Lent, Christ the King Church will be leading weekly Lectio Divina Group, commencing on Thursday the 2nd of March at 11am. Lectio Divina is a traditional Benedictine practice of Scripture reading, meditation and prayer. It is a gentle way of reading and reflecting on Scripture in a group setting. If you are interested in attending please contact Natasha Geoghegan on 087 94 94 444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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