22Apr How did you get over the Easter?

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

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

Easter season


21Apr “you do not lose your dignity”

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

09Apr How Women Founded Christianity

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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