"(...) 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
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.