30Apr Inspiration from Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Brian Fahy reflecting on the life of Alphonsus Liguori comments that 'Life is not perfect, but our lives can be brilliant all the same. 
I often wondered what happened to all the priests and brothers and sisters who left years ago. Their going would look like desertion when in fact it was a search for life. '

30Apr 30 April. Mon. of Week 5 of Easter

Monday Week 5 of Easter

29Apr The Eucharist: yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Our thanks to Thomas O’Loughlin for permission to publish his article on our website. It first appeared in 'Liturgy, Volume 42, Issue 3,' Catholic Diocese of Auckland. It is available on the website of the University of Nottingham. http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/47628/8/Eucharist%20Yesterday%20and%20Tomorrow%20NZ.pdf

29Apr Presider’s Page for 29 April (Easter 5)

Like branches of one tree, we are held together by our faith in Christ. Because we are all part of this one living plant, we come together in thanksgiving and praise.

29Apr 29 April. 5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 9:26-31 + Psalm 22 + 1 John 3:18-24 + John 15:1-8

1st Reading: Acts (9:26-31)

Barnabas introduces Paul the convert to the church in Jerusalem

When Saul had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples; and they … Read the rest

28Apr 28 April. Sat. of Week 4 of Easter

Saturday Week 4 of Easter

27Apr 27 April. Fri. of Week 4 of Easter

Friday Week 4 of Easter

26Apr The Inspiration of a Cowslip

Seamus Ahearne casts a cold eye on 'The present day chaos of bureaucracy (that) almost drowns our souls.'; 'the great competition going on between the ‘essential’ aspects of life and the nonsense of paperwork or meetings to protect our backs.' 
Seamus asks of our celebration of Eucharist 'Do we find it prayerful ourselves (as priests)?
Of the political he says "The Government gets strangled by stray issues. ...  So much of it is an avoidance of the real problems."
But then the sight of a "little cowslip. It stops me. And I gasp.  What stops other people? ... I think our job ... is to open eyes, hearts, imaginations and then to help each other, see. Then real worship will follow. Then the Scriptures will come alive. Then Communion will happen. Then our faith will be confirmed."

26Apr Book Launch: Whistle-Blower.

The recently published 'Whistle Blower' by Pádraig McCarthy will be launched on Tuesday, 01 May, 3.30 – 4.30pm. in the Glass Room Suites at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 (entry via Fire Restaurant).

26Apr 26 April. Thurs. of Week 4 of Easter

Thursday Week 4 of Easter