|The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another|
(For those that want to skip ahead to the practical information, scroll down past the next two sections!)
- promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church
- help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy
- draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist.
One of the most important resources on the website is the Registration Page. While it is a gross generalisation in one sense, Irish people tend to do events and special occasions a small bit by the seat of our pants. We tend to over look certain organisational necessities like registration and booking and tend to just turn up on the day. However for the Congress, it is essential that if you are planning to attend that you register and book your tickets for the days that you are planning to attend the talks, catechesis and other events which are being held at the RDS in Dublin. Also, by booking online, it puts you in a position to be able to book a ticket for the final Mass which is to be held in Croke Park on June 17th. To register for IEC 2012 please go HERE.
For people in Limerick Diocese, one of the main sources of information will be the diocesan website and already there are many resources and links which have been made available HERE. Also keep an eye on local press, the local media such as West Limerick 102fm, your parish notices and bulletins.
- What is happening in Limerick in preparation for IEC 2012?
- Where can we get posters, flyers, candles etc for our parish?
- What is the program of the Congress - whats happening, when & where?
- How do we book tickets for the Congress?
- Who is organising groups, who can I ask about Limerick groups?
- What is happening for young people?
Preparations February - May 2012
- March. Talks Series as we prepare. 4 Wednesday nights, 3 venues. See HERE for more.
- March. One day Conference in Mary Immaculate College. Saturday March 10th. Click HERE for more
- April. An Appreciation Day for all in Ministry at liturgy. April 22nd. Parish celebration across the diocese. Details to follow in March.
- The Eucharistic Congress Bell & its visit to Limerick (November 2011)
- Limerick prayer card
- Limerick Congress Bell
- The IEC2012 Candle
|Jesus heals the leper (by Rembrandt 1655-1660)|
What jumps out from this weeks gospel is the compassion of Jesus. Leprosy was a death sentance for people at the time of Jesus and even up to recent times before a cure was found for Hansens disease. The question posed to us this week are who are the people that we treat as lepers? Who do we exclude from our community for what ever reason - single parents, gay people, travellors, foreign migrants? The challenge of being christian is that we are in communion with one another which of course is the theme for the IEC2o12 and we are called to be Jesus to one another which means we must show compassion to each other. We are called to reach out, to touch our neighbour and recognise their dignity as fellow human beings who are our fellow pilgrims on lifes journey.
Other reflections on this weeks gospel:
- Word on Fire
- English Dominicans
- Blue Eyed Ennis
- Sunday Reflections
- The Centre for Liturgy at St Louis University
- At the Edge of the Enclosure
February 13th - Blessed Jordan of Saxony OP
February 14th - Ss Cyril (monk) and Methodius (bishop) - co-Patrons of Europe
[of course it also happens to be the feast of St Valentine]
February 15th - St Claude de la Colombiere - Apostle of the Sacred Heart
February 16th - St Onesimus
February 17th - St Fintan Lobhar (abbot)
February 18th - St Colman of Lindisfarne