Prayer for the Family for World Meeting Of Families

God, we ask you to bless our family.  Following the example of the Martin Family, may we never give up when life is difficult, may we have your strength and healing when health is poor, may the Eucharist be the summit of our lives, may prayer be our daily strength, may the Trinity be the […]

Hello Dear God It’s Me Again

  Hello, dear God, I called tonight to talk a little while. I need a friend to listen to my worry and my trial. You see me, I can’t quite make it through a day just on my own. I need your love to guide me, so I’ll never feel alone.   I want to […]

The Easter Triduum

The Lenten season should be concluded, both for the individual Christian as well as for the whole Christian community, with a penitential celebration, and confession as spiritual preparation for the Easter Triduum which celebrates the crucified, buried and risen Lord. Over Thursday to Sunday we celebrate a single mystery.  The liturgical opening of Holy Thursday […]

35th Dublin Scouts, St. Teresa’s Group, Donore Avenue

The 35th Dublin Scout Group was founded in 1928 so on 11th February 2018, they celebrated their 90th birthday, 90 years of bringing scouting to the parish and the surrounding area. The original scout troop was founded by Mr. Jack Giltrap, a former rover scout, who was invited by Fr. Val Burke, a curate in […]

World Meeting Of Families 2018 Icon

World Meeting of Families (WMOF) 2018 Icon The Holy Family Icon Explained The Angels on the Outside – This icon of the Holy Family is shaped a bit like a house with a double door. On the outside of each door there is an angel. Michael on the left, Gabriel on the right. We remember […]

Lent 2018

The Meaning of Lent The English word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Lencten, meaning ‘Spring’.  In other languages the word comes from the Latin, Quadragesima – a period of 40 days.  In the Christian tradition the forty days is understood to refer to a time of intense prayer and preparation; we remember the biblical […]

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the Sick

Bernadette Soubirous was born of a very poor family in Lourdes, a small village at the foothills of the Pyrenees in the south of France.  It was on the 11th of February 1858, whilst she and her sisters went to collect brush wood for the house fire, that 14 year-old Bernadette saw the first of […]

Miss Me But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free?   Miss me a little – but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once […]

‘I’m Free’

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God laid for me I took His hand when I heard the call I turned my back and left it all.   I could not stay another day; To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; […]

Liturgical Year in the Roman Rite

The Church year begins each year with Advent, the season of awaiting Christ’s coming, and ends with the final Saturday of Ordinary Time. Within the standard calendar year, the Church year starts in early December (or sometimes the end of November) and goes through the following November. The Church year consists of six liturgical seasons: […]