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Easter Tuesday

It is notable how the Easter stories convey the gradual recognition of Jesus, after his resurrection...



22Apr How did you get over the Easter?

How did you get over the Easter?

April 22nd, 2019

The immediate aftermath of an event, while memory is fresh, is usually the best time to review how well, or poorly, the event succeeded in achieving what it set out to do?
Brendan Hoban, in his Western People column, raises some pertinent questions parishes could ask of themselves about their celebration of Easter.

22Apr 1998 Missal – Easter Season, Prayers of Mass

1998 Missal – Easter Season, Prayers of Mass

April 22nd, 2019

Download 1998 Missal Easter Season – Opening Prayer, Prayer over Gifts, Final Prayer

Easter season

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21Apr “you do not lose your dignity”

“you do not lose your dignity”

April 21st, 2019

Crux Now carries a story about a group of eight celebrities as they traveled a section of the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome as part of the BBC2 show Pilgrimage.

19Apr Water, the gift of life – An Easter Reflection

Water, the gift of life – An Easter Reflection

April 19th, 2019

Chris McDonnell writing in the Catholic Times reflects on these days of commemoration.

15Apr Notre Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame refleurira!

Notre Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame refleurira!

April 15th, 2019

Our prayers and sympathies go to the Catholic community of Paris and to all French people following the devasting fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

Updated - Notre-Dame refleurira!

15Apr The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

April 15th, 2019

Clericalism is a world wide problem in the church. But, are (we) priests in utter denial?
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa have published a challenging article on their website.
"There are, it seems, a growing number of us priests who would be better off heading-up dictatorial fiefdoms...... Priests have, for many people, become the weekly cross they bear."

15Apr “He descended into Hell”

“He descended into Hell”

April 15th, 2019

Joe O Leary writes on Holy Week.
"At the heart of our faith lies the death of Christ, which is not a mere sudden event of long ago but a vast space that contains all human experience of suffering and death, guilt and despair. Descending into that chasm in meditation, we find that it is a gracious place, throbbing with the promise of resurrection."

14Apr Easter Vigil – Liturgical Highpoint or Endurance Marathon? Some alternative suggestions

Easter Vigil – Liturgical Highpoint or Endurance Marathon? Some alternative suggestions

April 14th, 2019

Does anyone care to share their parish experiences, share what actually happens with parish celebrations of the Vigil rather than the ideal one would wish for?

14Apr Reflection for Holy Week

Reflection for Holy Week

April 14th, 2019

Audio reflection on Holy Week by Vincent Sherlock, as broadcast on Mid West Radio’s Faith Alive programme.

09Apr How Women Founded Christianity

How Women Founded Christianity

April 9th, 2019

Mary T. Malone
How Women founded Christianity and may revive it today
Followed by Q & A
7.30 pm Monday 13 May 2019
Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2




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