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Monday, 18 November 2019

Songs of Joyful Praise Mount Melleray Sunday 24th November


Calling all Singers!
Have you ever experienced

singing as part of a massed choir of over 150 voices accompanied by Organ and Brass? Well on the

Solemnity of Christ the King, 24th November 2019, we are holding our second Songs of Joyful Praise event at Mount Melleray Abbey. During the music workshop from 2-4pm, led by Dom Richard Purcell, the Abbot of Mount Melleray, the hymns and songs for this event will be taught to the participants. There will be a nice mix of new and familiar pieces, in differed styles,

including The Servant King, Living Lord (Lord Jesus Christ) and How Great thou Art. A music book is

supplied and refreshments provided – all for €10. The Liturgy at 5pm is open to all. A wonderful way to mark the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.Bookings & enquiries:

info@mountmellerayabbey.org or 058 54404.

 

Friday, 8 November 2019

Parish Newsletter Sunday 10th November 2019


World Day of the Poor 17th November 2019


The Deep End - Reflection on Sundays Gospel


‘Children of the Resurrection’

In today’s Gospel, the Sadducees are trying to trap Jesus, using a slightly exaggerated and absurd case about whose wife someone will be in heaven if they have married many times. They have no faith in the resurrection and therefore do not grasp that in a place of peace, justice and freedom, people cannot be ‘owned’ or ‘given.’ Questions like the one posed by the Sadducees ignore the radical freshness of the Kingdom of God. All we really can be sure of is that that place will be radically different to anything we know, a new creation.

 We are all ‘children of this world’ who are called to be ‘children of the resurrection.’ You might recall today someone who has passed away, who is some sense, because of their influence on people, ‘lives on’ in the lives of those they touched. But they are ‘children of the resurrection’ not because of their own goodness, but because of the power of Christ to raise us from the dead.

Let us use this week to notice the moments of resurrection all around us. God’s Kingdom is also here and now, if we allow ourselves to be present and aware to this ongoing ‘new creation’.

 ‘You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret –  you return to the beauty you have always been.’

Aberjhani


(Intercom News Resources)



‘Children of the Resurrection’
In today’s Gospel, the Sadducees are trying to trap Jesus, using a slightly exaggerated and absurd case about whose wife someone will be in heaven if they have married many times. They have no faith in the resurrection and therefore do not grasp that in a place of peace, justice and freedom, people cannot be ‘owned’ or ‘given.’ Questions like the one posed by the Sadducees ignore the radical freshness of the Kingdom of God. All we really can be sure of is that that place will be radically different to anything we know, a new creation.
 We are all ‘children of this world’ who are called to be ‘children of the resurrection.’ You might recall today someone who has passed away, who is some sense, because of their influence on people, ‘lives on’ in the lives of those they touched. But they are ‘children of the resurrection’ not because of their own goodness, but because of the power of Christ to raise us from the dead.
Let us use this week to notice the moments of resurrection all around us. God’s Kingdom is also here and now, if we allow ourselves to be present and aware to this ongoing ‘new creation’.
 ‘You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret –  you return to the beauty you have always been.’Aberjhani (Intercom News Resources)

Cemetery Visitations


Cemetery Visitations:
St Stephens: Sunday 10th Nov 3pm.
Marlfield & Shanavine: 17th Nov 3pm.
St Patricks: 24th Nov 3pm.