Happy St. Joseph’s day! May our reflection on Joseph lead us into an ever deepening listening to God’s word; a listening that opens our eyes and hearts to recognise when our ways are not consistent with God’s ways; a listening that empowers us to let go of what we thought was a good idea and do what God asks.
We have just celebrated the launch of Project Compassion. This year, we celebrated Catholic Schools Week as well. What better way to celebrate the life and mission of our Catholic Schools than for staff, students and parents to gather to do what is essential to our Catholic life: to pray; to listen to the voice of those who experience poverty and marginalisation; to listen to what God has to say about that; to commit ourselves to do something for others?
When the choir and the congregation started singing “Here, I am Lord....”, the fateful morning of the 4th of February 2001 surfaced on my consciousness.
I have a dream for the Rite of Election
Life has been conspiring to wake me up to the significance of wonder in human life − and therefore liturgy. I have to confess that I think I had become a bit ‘ho-hum’ about everything. This is not a good approach to life for one who professes to live in relationship with Jesus.
What to do about Good Friday? Of the three parts of the one Triduum liturgy, Good Friday is the most popular. The 3pm service is that religious moment that still attracts significant numbers of people who wish to mark Easter in some way. Come along on Saturday 23 February to explore together the key pastoral and liturgical issues parishes face in preparing and celebrating Good Friday.