A message from Pope Francis ahead of Holy Week 2020. ‘This is what we need today creativity and love’. https://youtu.be/xMJDCnmdhRg

Stations of the Cross in Pamphili Park in Rome,                                                                              2:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Irish Time, April 4, 2020.

This will be a virtual  journey in the Spirit of Laudato Si. We will be stopping at various nature sights and reflecting on the message from Laudato Si. The area of the park also has a very moving pathway with the signs of women who have made various contributions to make the world a better place. In this park we truly have the opportunity to explore the meaning of our Sister, Mother Earth. In the opening paragraph of the encyclical Laudato Si’. Pope Francis “reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. “ Also, we call to mind the prayer of St. Francis, “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with colored flowers and herbs”. (L.S.1) Translations are available in EN, ES, and IT on www.jpicroma.org.

English Brochure Link
Webinar: 3:00 – 4:30 pm, Rome time

 

Congratulations to St Dominic’s College, Cabra who  were  well represented  at the Regional finals of the Student Enterprise competition at Dublin Castle. Erin Yumul, Lauren McGarry, Emma O’Reilly and Yasmeen Elamin did themselves and our school proud! #studententerpriseawards #dublinsea #enterprise

Lectio Divina: When God Finally Responds (Job 38:1-4) a reflection by Sr.  Eileen O Connell OP, Belfast which is included in  this month’s  (April2020) edition of  Intercom A Catholic Pastoral and Liturgical Resource of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference @Veritas Publications, 2020. Eileen’s  reflection can be accessed here:  Intercom April 2020

 

This is a live link to churches North, South of Ireland and Britain for their services and Masses, listed at different times of the day and night – useful for Hoy Week. You can just hit this live link below – and then hit the sub-link,  ‘What’s On Now?’.

ChurchServices.tv live mass and services from Churches in …

https://www.churchservices.tv

 

Below we share a link of an interesting article that you may find helpful at this time which was published by NCR online.org 

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/faith-seeking-understanding/love-god-literally-stay-home-be-safe-and-pray

 

Coronavirus testing – HSE.ie Latest guidelines today in Republic of Ireland.  

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/testing.html

 

We are delighted to share the link for a wide range of some very helpful educational and cultural resources that have been made available free by a number of companies in the knowledge economy.
It is their gesture of giving something back to the public during this time of devastation and loss.
We thank all those who have giving generously to help people through this challenging time.
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Below is the link to former Master of the Dominican Order, Timothy Radcliffe’s article as he  ponders the ‘new world’ being created by necessary social distancing. 

Archbishop Eamon Martin invites us to join with him at  12.00 noon Angelus on the                                                                          Feast of the Annunciation, Wednesday 25 March, in consecrating Ireland and her people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for protection from the coronavirus.

This is a link to the Act of Consecration. We encourage you to participate and unite in prayer in you home or workplaces.

https://www.catholicbishops.ie/…/order-of-service-for-act-…/