Getting ready for WMOF2018

Posted on 05. Jul, 2018 in Achievement, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Faith and Justice, Liturgy

Pope Francis’ attendance at the The two World Meeting of Families 2018 in Ireland has been met with great enthusiasm. Tickets for the two events for which Pope Francis has confirmed attendance, Knock Shrine and the Phoenix Park were very quickly taken up. Knock Shrine is now fully booked out at 45,000 people and the […]

Finding God in the Mess

Posted on 04. Jan, 2018 in Book Reviews, Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Vocation

Modern lives can be very busy – saturated by technology and media, there isn’t always time for happiness. Christmas in particular can be fraught and stressful. But New Year gives a fresh start. In this book, “Finding God in the Mess” published by Messenger Publications, Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus SJ use photography and reflections […]

Taking Jesus out of Christmas

Posted on 21. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

Twenty-seven years ago Clare Mance, a professional singer and Bob Gline, a film writer, recorded the song, They’re taking Jesus out of Christmas. They recorded in Angel Studio in London under grammy award winning, Pete Moore and producer Ken Barnes who produced works with Bing Crosby and many other greats. It was in many ways a prophetic song, looking […]

Music for Mary

Posted on 07. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Feminism/Women in the Church, Liturgy, Music, Saints

Mary is much celebrated at this time of year – December the 8th, when we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Nov 21st, when we celebrate   “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Marie Dunne, a Holy Faith Sister talks about how she wrote her song Mary Temple of the Lord for the […]

A Dhia Ghleigi – O Glorious God

Posted on 27. Jul, 2017 in Achievement, Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Liturgy, Music

A beautiful song in praise of God by Noirín Ní Riain and the Monks of Glenstal from the album Vox de Nube.

The Appeal of Alpha

Posted on 06. Jul, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Faith Groups, Liturgy, Media, Prayer

Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. Developed as a short course in London in 1990, Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and aimed it at introducing the Christian faith to the many people outside of the church who were curious. With a […]

Blessed John Sullivan

Posted on 18. May, 2017 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Community, Liturgy, Saints, Young people

The Beatification of John Sullivan SJ drew huge crowds to Gardiner Street Church on Saturday May 13th. In the post communion reflections, Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, John D’Ardis SJ and Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin spoke movingly about the life of John Sullivan and what he meant to the people in Ireland. Archbishop Michael Jackson […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan reflects

Posted on 19. Jan, 2017 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Laity, Liturgy

Bishop Fintan Monahan was ordained Bishop of Killaloe in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Ennis on Sunday 25 September. At his ordination Bishop Fintan talked about his challenges and priorities, in particularly around the involvement of laity, youth ministry and safeguarding children in the Church. Now four months into the role he talks […]

An Invitation to Communion

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Liturgy

The new Dean of St Patrick’s, the Very Revd Dr William Morton was particularly noted for his cross–community and ecumenical events in his previous role in St Columb’s Cathedral Londonery. He continues to feel that ecumenical issues are very important and that all the Christian churches need to work together. He points to the Eucharist […]

New Dean of St Patrick’s

Posted on 29. Sep, 2016 in Christian Values, Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Community, Liturgy

The Very Reverend Dr William Morton has been elected Dean and Ordinary of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Elections took place last evening (9th May 2016). Dean Morton was ordained deacon in 1988 and priested in 1989. He has been Dean of St Columb’s Cathedral in the Diocese of Derry since 1997. He was appointed to […]