During Ash Wednesday Mass, the Pope focused on the theme of mercy as we begin the season of Lent.
Vatican Radio report of the Mass including the Pope's homily is available here
|Opening Liturgy:||Celebration of the Eucharist, chief celebrant Bishop Brendan Leahy.|
Sunday 3rd April 2016 at 19:00 in St Johns Cathedral.
|Days of Prayer in Parishes:||Parishes are asked to set aside specific times of public prayer for the success of our diocesan Synod on Monday April 4th and Tuesday April 5th . This might be a normal time of prayer in the parish – before or after morning Mass, or a special event at a time suitable for all parishioners. A resource pack for this time will be sent out well in advance to parishes.|
On Wednesday April 6th, there will be a Prayer Service in each Pastoral Area to which all parishioners are invited. This is being planned together with Pastoral Area teams, and PA secretaries have been asked for support in selecting a venue and time for these celebrations. Information will be circulated in advance.
|Closing Liturgy:||Celebration of the Eucharist, chief celebrant Bishop Brendan Leahy.|
Sunday 10th April 2016 at 19:00 in St Johns Cathedral.
|(left to right): Sr. Rose Miriam, Sr. Mara Grace, Sr. Beatrice, Sr. Caitriona, |
Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia who are coming to Limerick in Aug 2016
In the Hands of God
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God.Pedro Arrupe composed this prayer after he suffered a debilitating stroke, the effects of which he patiently endured for the final ten years of his life.
This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth.
But now there is a difference;
the initiative is entirely with God.
It is indeed a profound spiritual experience
to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.