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Holy Week & Easter Ceremonies

Posted on 23. Mar, 2013 in Liturgy, Parish News

christ-carrying-the-crossHoly Thursday

  • Chrism Mass – Armagh Cathedral – 11am
  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper
    Holy Trinity – 7.30pm
    Rock – 7:30pm
  • Night Prayer 10pm

Good Friday

  • 10am – Morning Prayer
  • 3pm – Reading of the Passion
  • 7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
  • 10pm – Night Prayer

Holy Saturday

  • 10am Morning Prayer
  • Holy Trinity Easter Vigil – 9pm
  • Rock Easter Vigil – 9pm

Easter Sunday

  • Holy Trinity Mass times as usual
  • Slatequarry – 10am

Bulletin – 24 March 2013

Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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24 March 2013

St. Patrick’s Lorica

Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 in Liturgy, MEDIA, Parish News

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St. Patrick – Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 in Liturgy, Parish News

Patrick Smaller FaceToday we celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick. We give thanks to God for his work in Ireland. Through his apostolic activity he was able to bring the Catholic Faith to our ancestors. He was a man of great humility and trust in the Lord. He understood that the fruit his work was due to God’s grace. He brought the message of redemption, the healing of sin, the hope of eternal life. He brought the certainty and the security of knowing that we can belong to God’s Holy People, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Catholic Church. Thanks to his heroic generosity, the Word of God and Seven Sacraments became essential to life of Irish men and women throughout the ages and throughout the world.

It probably seems a given that Patrick should have returned to the land of his captivity. He was a slave, and surely treated as one. He was ripped from his family and home, from his culture and brought to a foreign land that seemed so very far away. As a Roman, he was use to the town centred and empire structured society. He was brought up according the customs of the Romans. He was raised in the faith of Christ.

As a young man, his life was transformed. The unimaginable had taken place. His world had ended. He was now among a barbarian people, considered to be a threat to the empire. A people that had a different language and customs. A people that was rural and worshiped in a way unknown to him.

During his time of captivity he found company in the Person of Christ through prayer. He was able to go beyond the harshness of his situation and enter into that inner sanctuary where he could commune with the Lord God. It filled him with enthusiasm and hope.

Eventually, he escaped. Now he was at last free. And then he heard that haunting call, that summons, “The voice of the Irish”. Why should he go back? Why should he risk it all. He understood that God was calling him. So he set out on a mission to bring the Good News of Salvation to the land of his captivity. In a sublime act of generosity he would risk death for the sake of the Lord and the people to whom he was to go.

Bulletin – Sunday 17 March 2013

Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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17 March 2013

Prayer for the Pope

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 in Parish News, Pope's Message

O God, who in your providential design willed that your Church be built upon blessed Peter,

whom you set over the other Apostles, look with favor, Pope Franciswe pray,

on Francis, our Pope and grant that he,

whom you have made Peter’s successor, may be for your people

a visible source and foundation of unity in faith and of communion.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever. Amen.

We have a Pope! Francis I

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 in Parish News

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Pope Francis – his first words

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 in NEWS, Parish News, Pope's Message

2013-03-13 Vatican Radio
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Brothers and sisters good evening.
You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have come almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome.
First of all I would say a prayer pray for our Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI.. Let us all pray together for him, that the Lord bless him and Our Lady protect him.
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory to the Father…
And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood . My hope is that this journey of the Church that we begin today, together with help of my Cardinal Vicar, be fruitful for the evangelization of this beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first I want to ask you a favour. Before the bishop blesses the people I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me – the prayer of the people for their Bishop. Let us say this prayer – your prayer for me – in silence.
[The Protodeacon announced that all those who received the blessing, either in person or by radio, television or by the new means of communication receive the plenary indulgence in the form established by the Church. He prayed that Almighty God protect and guard the Pope so that he may lead the Church for many years to come, and that he would grant peace to the Church throughout the world.]
[Immediately afterwards Pope Francis gave his first blessing Urbi et Orbi – To the City and to the World.]
I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I am leaving you. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and I will be with you again soon.
We will see one another soon.
Tomorrow I want to go to pray the Madonna, that she may protect Rome.
Good night and sleep well!

Bulletin – Sunday 10 March 2013

Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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10 March 2013

Bulletin – Sunday 3 March 2013

Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 in Parish Bulletin

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3 March 2013