"(...) let yourselves be taken over by the light of Christ, and spread that light wherever you are." - St. John Paul II
Finding God in Our World
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
'Holy Father,I pray not only for these, but for those also who through their words will believe in me. May they all be one. Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you, so that the world may believe it was you who sent me.
"Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.... my Spirit, the Holy Spirit, like the dew-fall, is in all of these places...
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 13: 31-33
"Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe."
John 20: 19
'Christ, my hope, is risen!'
And in Him we too are resurrected, passing from death to life, from the slavery of sin to the freedom of love."
Lent is a summons to stop - a "Halt" -, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things that distract us. it is a wake-up call for the soul.
St Joseph, father in tenderness
MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE
"Love your enemies and pray ..."
"The Gospel within the Gospel"
What will you do when your nets are full?
She explains the situation to him and he seems to dismiss her; but she is not giving up that easy! She then goes to servants and confidently tells them, 'Do whatever he tells you.'
"no prophet is accepted in his hometown"
'Do whatever he tells you.'
Image by Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik
GOD IS WITH US
May Mary help us to keep and ponder all things.
Stong Faith in God
"Everyone has a destiny, but destiny is God"
The Power of Silence
"The wound is the place where light enters the heart"
Bring It All To The Table
"So bring it all to the table
There's nothing He ain't seen before
For all your trials, all your worries, and your burdens.
There's a Savior and He calls
Bring it all to the table."
The Church has one essential task -
to pray and to teach how to pray
If prayer ceases, the Church has become like an empty shell that it has lost its bearings, no longer possesses its source of warmth and love.
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Feast of the Annunciation
For having left the path of others, you find a very special hand
Friday| March 19, 2021
Lent is a time to reflect on God's loveread full message here
"For Lent is not a time for useless sermons, but for recognising that our lowly ashes are loved by God," "It is a time of grace, a time for letting God gaze upon us with love and in this way change our lives. We were put in this world to go from ashes to life."
Tuesday | February 16, 2021
Do You Want To Fast This Lent?
Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
Fast from worries and trust in God.
Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
Ordinary Miracle... Today
Monday | February 15, 2021
Make this world a better place
Monday | January 11, 2021
"Our duty is to work so as to make this world a better place, and to fight. Our faith is revolutionary through an impulse that comes from the Holy Spirit. We must follow this impulse in order to go out of ourselves, to be men and women in accord with the Gospel of Jesus. Any life is decided by the capacity to give oneself. It is there that one transcends oneself, that one becomes fruitful." - Pope Francis
When was the last time you called upon the Holy Spirit to help you reach out to another person and bear the fruit of kindness and mercy?
Children of God
Sunday | January 10, 2021
"Do we remember that in baptism we received the 'seal' of our Heavenly Father, and that we became his children? To put it simply: we bear God's surname, our surname is God, because we are the children of God. Here lies the root of the vocation to holiness!" - Pope Francis
What do you know about the day you were baptised? How does being a child of God impact the decisions you make every day?
Let Christ's light shine in love for one another
Friday | January 8, 2021
"May each one, as far as he or she is able, give his or her best in a spirit of genuine service to others." - Pope Francis
Reflection: Do you give others your best? If not, what holds you back from doing so?
Gifts of God
Sunday | January 3, 2021
"Creation and the goods of the earth are gifts of God bestowed upon all human beings who are at the same time their custodians and beneficiaries." - Pope Francis
Reflection: What gifts - spiritual and material - has God given you, and how do you use them to give God glory?
Compassion for all
Saturday | January 2, 2021
"God] has compassion; he has compassion for all of us; he has compassion for humanity and sent his Son to heal, to regenerate, to recreate, and to renew it." -Pope Francis
Reflection: Where do see evidence of God's compassion for humanity today? What places are in most need of Christ's healing and renewal? Bring these to prayer as a sign of your compassion for all.
Friday | January 1, 2021
"There was a beginning and there will be an end, 'a time to be born, and a time to die' (Eccl 3:2). With this truth, so simple and fundamental and so neglected and forgotten, Holy Mother Church teaches us to end the year and also our day with an examination of conscience, through which we review what has happened; we thank the Lord for every good we have received and have been able to do and, at the same time, we think again of our failings and our sins - to give thanks and to ask for forgiveness." - Pope Francis
Reflection: How do you end each day? For what in the past year do you give God thanks? Where in your life do you need to ask for forgiveness to enter the new year with a clean heart?
Prayer in Action
Anyone who wants to have a conversation about their spiritual journey is welcome to make an appointment. Topics range from how you are connecting with God to how you are finding community and belonging with God's people to where you are connecting with God's purposes. They are an opportunity for rich and significant spiritual conversations with people who care about your growth and spiritual desires.
A chaplaincy ministry is the invitation to pastor a group of people outside church walls. Like Jesus' ministry in houses and streets and hillsides, you will be shoulder to shoulder with people in the moments they need His hope and truth.
Pastoral Care provides compassionate support to those dealing with the pain of losing a loved one. The team is trained to not only help with the grieving and healing process, but to assist with the planning of funeral and memorial services as well.
Our First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation program is open to students in 3rd Grade and above. The expectation is that a child entering this program has been baptised and has already participated in "Do this in memory" programme.
The Church rejoices in your decision to get married and offers its continued support to you as you journey together. The Church (the people of God) sees your marriage as a sign of God's love among us. As ministers of the Sacrament of Marriage to each other you choose to live your married lives within the community of the Church.
The main distributor of food through food banks in the south of Ireland is the charity Crosscare based in Dublin. Crosscare has operated a food distribution warehouse since 1989 which has supplied food to charities such as St Vincent de Paul, Dublin Simon, Focus Ireland and its own centres for the homeless..
Hats for Homeless
Winter is very hard on the homeless that roam the streets by day and desperately try to keep warm by night. The Holiday season, when they are so alone with no family, no warm Christmas cheer from friends, is specially hard. Many only have faint childhood memories to fill their souls.