A reflection for the second Sunday of Easter

Reading: 1 Peter 1: 3-9 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through … Continue reading A reflection for the second Sunday of Easter

A girl is holding pods/balls of the Myrtle (henna) plant

Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

€643 has been raised in a matter of weeks by parishioners, the Joseph family, in aid of Christians in rural Pakistan who face starvation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The global emergency has forced factories to close. Many Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and indeed all over Pakistan now have no source of income as the country does not have a functioning … Continue reading Fundraising continues for Christian families in need of food aid in Pakistan

A reflection for Good Friday

Reading: Isaiah 53:3-12 He was despised and rejected by others;a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity;and as one from whom others hide their faceshe was despised, and we held him of no account. Surely he has borne our infirmitiesand carried our diseases;yet we accounted him stricken,struck down by God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions,crushed for our iniquities;upon him was the punishment … Continue reading A reflection for Good Friday

Easter Sunday

Easter Day – The First Sunday of Easter

12 April 2020 Collect Almighty God,through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christyou have overcome deathand opened to us the gate of everlasting life:Grant that, as by your grace going before usyou put into our minds good desires,so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect;through Jesus Christ our risen Lordwho is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and … Continue reading Easter Day – The First Sunday of Easter

St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

A reflection for Holy Wednesday

Reading: John 13: 21-32 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, ‘Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.’ The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while … Continue reading A reflection for Holy Wednesday

Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan

Christians in rural Pakistan currently face starvation. Most of the adults work in nearby factories on subsistence wages. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the factories have closed down. Pakistan does not have a social security system so the concept of no work and no money is a sad reality for the Christians in the village of Alomahar, north of Lahore, and all over Pakistan. Some … Continue reading Christian families in dire need of food aid amid COVID-19 crisis in Pakistan