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CELEBRATE TUESDAY, TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘A mighty God is the Lord; come let us adore him.’ (Invitatory antiphon) The Golden Rule simply says, treat others as you would like them to treat you.  In life, this may not always be as easy to do as it sounds.  St Vincent de Paul’s maxim states ‘….Charity is certainly greater than any rule. […]


CELEBRATE MONDAY, TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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St Paulinus of Nola, (355-431) bishop Ss John Fisher (1469-1535), bishop and Thomas More (1478-1535), martyrs ‘Let us rejoice in the Lord; with songs let us praise him.’ (Invitatory antiphon) The minute’s silence held yesterday in honour of Detective Garda Colm Horkan was an emotional moment for all who engaged. Later, this man was ‘described […]


CELEBRATE SUNDAY, TWELFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘We are the people of the Lord, the flock that is led by his hand: come let us adore him, alleluia.’ (Invitatory antiphon) Happy Father’s Day! Today, this festive day is celebrated throughout the country and on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, […]


CELEBRATE SATURDAY, ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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Optional memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Optional memorial of the Irish Martyrs, ‘The Lord’s is the earth and its fulness: come, let us adore him.’ (Invitatory antiphon). The early days of Covid-19 were a serious source of stress for everyone, in particular families of those working on the front line. […]


CELEBRATE FRIDAY, SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘The heart of Jesus was wounded for love of us: come let us adore him.’ (Invitatory antiphon). During this time of pandemic many gestures of love are shown by individuals, organisations, families, neighbours, relations, businesses and friends. The Post Office also shows a gesture of love, by offering the public, post-cards to send messages to […]


CELEBRATE THURSDAY ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘Come, let us adore the Lord, for he is our God.’ (Invitatory antiphon). It might be worthwhile to explore this phrase ‘less is more.’ Perhaps as the restrictions due to Covid-19 are lightened, it is an appropriate time to evaluate what became less available to citizens during lockdown and thus provided more of something better […]


CELEBRATE WEDNESDAY ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘Let us adore the Lord, for it is he who made us.’ (Invitatory antiphon). ‘Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing’; this is a popular phrase used in different contexts. In the Biblical sense it means, ‘doing good for God alone.’ St Louise de Marillac, co-foundress of the Daughters of […]


CELEBRATE TUESDAY ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘The Lord is a great king: come let us adore him.’ (Invitatory antiphon) In a recent interview on RTE radio, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), spoke of her father and her reaction at the time to his sudden and shocking death. She also spoke about her work as a human rights […]


CELEBRATE MONDAY ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘Let us come before the Lord, giving thanks.’ (Invitatory antiphon). Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813-53), founder of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (1833), in defining charity and justice said, ‘Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveller who has been attacked. But, it is justice’s role to prevent the […]


CELEBRATE SUNDAY, SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST AT HOME, IN THE PARISH AND AT SCHOOL WITH THE GROW IN LOVE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

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‘Christ the Lord is the bread of life: come, let us adore him.’ (Invitatory antiphon) Parades, processions, pilgrimages, and marches have always been part of our cultural, secular and faith tradition since ancient times. During this time of Covid-19, restrictions were placed on such events. These assemblies bring people together for a common purpose. While […]