30Apr Wellbeing of Priests – Dublin Region Meeting

Report on the Dublin Region Meeting concerning the wellbeing of priests

30Apr Presider’s Page for 30 April (Third Sunday of Easter)

During the Easter season the Church continues to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Today, we join together to worship God, who has brought about this great victory over sin and death.

30Apr 30 April, 2017. 3rd Sunday of Easter

(Saint Pius V, pope)

See Presider’s Page, for Opening Comment, Alternative Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal) Prayers of the Faithful, etc.

1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 32-33

At Pentecost, Peter announces the resurrection of Jesus

Peter, standing with the … Read the rest

29Apr 29 April, 2017. Saint Catherine of Siena, co-patron of Europe

1st Reading: 1 John 1:5, 2:2

The message we have heard from him and proclaim to you

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him there is no … Read the rest

28Apr 28 April, 2017. Friday, Week 2 of Easter

Saint Peter Chanel, priest and martyr

1st Reading: Acts 5:34-42

Gamaliel wisely advises his colleagues not to condemn the apostles

But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up … Read the rest

27Apr 27 April, 2017. Thursday, Week 2 of Easter

Saint Asicus, bishop

1st Reading: Acts 5:27-33

What Peter and the apostles told the Jewish council

When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not … Read the rest

26Apr 26 April, 2017. Wednesday, Week 2 of Easter

1st Reading: Acts 5:17-26

The Temple police arrest the apostles, but without violence

Then the high priest took action; he and all who were with him (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), being filled with jealousy, arrested the apostles … Read the rest


Prayers over the Gifts

Collection of 40 prayers, for use in Ordinary Time, as composed by the ICEL (International Committee for English in the Liturgy). These were part of an ACP file back in 2011, in PDF format. For convenience, … Read the rest

25Apr It’s still Easter

Bernard Cotter writing recently in The Tablet noted how "It is a strange feature of those who control the consumer calendar, that every feast is celebrated to the full beforehand rather than on the day itself or indeed on any day in its immediate aftermath. Christmas and Easter share a common fate in this regard."
"How does one respond to the challenge of sustaining Easter joy over its full season? Communication is the Church’s primary tool. Perhaps instead of making so much of the 40 days of Lent on their own, the 90 days of Lent/Easter should in their entirety comprise the annual springtime renewal for Christians, with 40 days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving followed by 50 days of feasting, prayer and celebration (a time to honour those in parish ministries with social time together, perhaps)."

25Apr 25 April, 2017. Saint Mark, Evangelist

1st Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-14

St Peter mention of Mark among the Christians in Rome (“Babylon”)

When the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are younger … Read the rest