PRAYERS UPDATED EACH THURSDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY. PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL THIS SUNDAY INTRODUCTION; PRESIDER Let us pray to our Father, asking him to help us make the very best spiritually of this sacred time of Advent. INTERCESSIONS; MINISTER OF THE WORD In...
FILM SHOWING Film: “Monsenor – The Last Journey of Oscar Romero” (88 minutes) Venue: Mercy International Centre, 64A Baggot Street, Dublin 2 Time: 7.30pm to 9.15pm (Cuppa & chat from 7pm) Date: Monday 4th of March...
Aidan Hart reviews Pope Francis’ latest gift to the universal Church. He sees it as “a papal document like no other; its underlying tone of God’s compassionate mercy for all human failure and its understanding of the realities and messiness of many peoples’ lives are...
Still waiting for a response from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference - to ACI's Report on lay Involvement in Parishes - and with our church crisis deepening daily - we wonder if the ongoing pandemic can shake our clerical leadership out of its inertia before Irish clergy become extinct.
Conscious that all Minds and Hearts -across this whole planet, our only Home - will now be joined in the deepest prayer for those endangered, and for their rescuers - we await in confidence the Lord who crosses the deep to save us all - to lead us to the very different World - and different Church - that awaits.
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Saint Pope John XXIII’s Prayer for a New Pentecost
"Come Holy Spirit, Renew Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost. Grant to Your Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of blessed Peter, it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen."Saint Pope John XXIII, 1962 - In preparation for Vatican Council II, 1962-65.