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Lenten Resources 2021

Some resources which may be of use in the coming Lenten period. Laudato SI Resources (calendar and prayer for social media) A Lenten Prayer from Loyola Press (Social Media post) Lets Live Lent – A reflection on Sunday’s Gospel text. A poster from the Galilee Spirituality Centre re. Lenten Programme 2021 Laudato Si Lent 2021...

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#LivingLent Initiative 2021

  The #LivingLent initiative of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference offers short daily suggestions on Twitter and Instagram.  These include prayer and Scripture reading suggestions; opportunities for penance and fasting in our daily lives, such as to refrain  from gossip; fast from negativity online; give up certain foods; availing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession; suggestions...

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Trocaire Lenten Campaign 2021

  Trocaire has published resources for personal and parish use this Lenten Season which are available for download from the following link: https://www.trocaire.org/our-work/working-in-ireland/parishes/resources/  

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Pope Francis’ Lenten Message 2021

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” ( Mt 20:18). Lent: a Time for Renewing Faith, Hope and Love. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Jesus revealed to his disciples the deepest meaning of his mission when he told them of his passion, death and resurrection, in fulfillment of the Father’s will. He then called the disciples to share in this...

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Pope Francis’ Advice on Fasting this Lent

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Bishop Martin Hayes’ Pastoral Letter for Lent 2021 – Walking Together in Hope

A Pastoral Letter for Lent 2021 – Walking Together in Hope     The facts as they are now. We are enduring a longer lockdown at home; working or not working, home-schooling or alone, in hospital or nursing home.  It is difficult hearing news of the high level of positive cases of Covid-19 and sadly...

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Ash Wednesday 2021 – Resource for Families

Ash Wednesday Home Resource Final (1)     On Ash Wednesday, we begin again our Lenten journey of renewal and conversion. On this day we traditionally had our foreheads marked with ashes in the sign of the Cross with the words: ‘Dust you are and into dust you shall return’ This year as we are...

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A Prayer for St. Valentine’s Day – 14 February 2021

St. Valentine’s Day is worth celebrating as it reminds us that all love is a reflection of God’s love for us. St. Valentine was a bishop in the early church. He performed Christian marriages for young couples. There was a prohibition on all marriages at the time except those recognised by the state. Valentine was...

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Day of Prayer for Temperance – Sunday 14 February 2021

Sunday 14 February 2021 is a Day of Prayer for Temperance, a day which offers us an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with alcohol and a day on which we can take time to pray for those who suffer from addiction.   .

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World Day of the Sick – 11 February 2021

Prayer for the Sick 2021 Prayer for the Caregiver 2021 In his message for the 29th World Day of the Sick on 11 February, Pope Francis urges a path of healing grounded in a trusting and interpersonal relationship between the sick and those who care for them. “A society is all the more human to...

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