Special Occasions

Snippets for funerals and weddings. To furnish new ideas for recurrent homilies, we welcome relevant material (images, anecdotes, poetry, quotations). Suggestions please, to rogers AT mountargus.ie



02Nov Priests should try harder to connect with their people

Priests should try harder to connect with their people

November 2nd, 2012

Brian Fahy asks priests to consider how well we speak to our gathered people at Mass. A former teacher of homiletics, he asks how important public speaking is in the training of priests today.

10Mar Various ideas for Funeral and Wedding Homilies

Various ideas for Funeral and Wedding Homilies

March 10th, 2013

"Building Blocks" for Funerals and Weddings

03Apr Pieces for Special Occasions

Pieces for Special Occasions

April 3rd, 2013

For Funerals

For Weddings

For other Occasions

Here are some pieces from Fr. Tom Cooney OSA, Fr. Flor McCarthy SDB, Tommy Lane and John O’Connell. More current material will hopefully be added, as and when you send it to me …

16Apr April 16. A Plea from the Pews

April 16. A Plea from the Pews

April 16th, 2013
  • Listening to Homilies: A Plea from the Pews

18May Pentecost Vigil and Mass, 2013

Pentecost Vigil and Mass, 2013

May 18th, 2013

Renewal of Confirmation for the Year of Faith

29May Bring the Spirit of Pentecost into Ordinary Time

Bring the Spirit of Pentecost into Ordinary Time

May 29th, 2013

Chris McDonnell is inspired by the much-published image of Pope Francis with a dove perched on his fingers, and suggests it as an icon for all who would reform our Church.

25Jul Mass texts used at Rio show the vigour of the Church in the Global South

Mass texts used at Rio show the vigour of the Church in the Global South

July 25th, 2013

Padraig McCarthy presents a few alternative Mass texts used by Pope Francis at Rio.

22Dec Diversions for Advent Sunday 4A!

Diversions for Advent Sunday 4A!

December 22nd, 2013

Some minor points to let your mind wander on in the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A.

Pádraig McCarthy.

24Dec A Christmas reflection

A Christmas reflection

December 24th, 2013

Brendan Hoban offers a Christmas reflection with seasonal advice (first published in his column in the Western People)

10Feb Suggestions for World Day of the Sick celebration published

Suggestions for World Day of the Sick celebration published

February 10th, 2014

Bernard Cotter shares liturgy options for a parish celebration for World Day of the Sick (including alternative Mass prayers from the 1998 ICEL Missal)




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