Homilies from February 2016

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Februray 10th marks the beginning of Lent.  On this day we begin our Lenten journey to Easter.  It is one of two fast days in the church year. On Ash Wednesday the priest blesses the ashes.  These ashes are made from the palms which were blessed on Palm Sunday last year.  Ash Wednesday […]

Feast of the Presentation of Jesus

Forty days after Christmas Day, on Tuesday February 2nd we celebrate the feast of “The Presentation of the Lord”.  It was forty days after the birth of Jesus that his parents presented him to God the Father in the Temple in Jerusalem. At his Presentation in the Temple, Jesus was recognised for who he was […]

St. Brigid’s Feast Day February 1st

Monday 1st February is the Feast of St. Brigid, Abbess and Secondary Patron of Ireland. Many of us have seen St. Brigid’s Crosses hanging in homes, Schools and Churches in Ireland.  They are usually placed by the door to protect the home, etc. from fire.  We believe that St. Brigid first weaved rushes into a […]