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CI News: World Youth Day begins

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Below is an excerpt from an article about the beginning of World Youth Day from CI News.

Pope Benedict XVI is looking forward to the “wonderfully spiritual” moments that will occur during the World Youth Day celebration which start today (Tuesday)  with an evening Mass and opening ceremony in Madrid´s Cibeles Square, presided over by the archbishop of Madrid and concelebrated by the bishops and priests participating in WYD.

“The Pope is very happy and very much looking forward to meeting a million young people next week,” papal spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., told CNA in advance of the event.

by Ann Marie Foley

To read on visit CI News

Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference 2011 – Live on Church Services TV

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference is being broadcast live on Church Services TV this weekend.

The link is http://www.churchservices.tv/live/DivineMercy

Please find the full details of the Event below.

Date: Friday February 18, 2011 – Sunday February 20, 2011

Venue: The RDS, Dublin Donnybrook, Dublin 4  Hall 1

Main Speakers:

  • Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu
    (Nigeria)
  • Sr Caterina Esselen O.L.M.   Sr. M. Caterina Esselen is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy to which Saint Faustina belonged. Its mission is to spread devotion to the Divine Mercy. Sr. Caterina grew up in Belgium. She studied and worked in the United States until she joined the sisters’ active-contemplative community in Boston, MA in 1995. She has been proclaiming the message of Divine Mercy at conferences, in parishes and prisons. Sr. Caterina is also the Vocation Directress and Mistress of Formation for the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Boston.
  • Fr. Cathal Price C.C. from Kilbarrack/Foxfield Parish, Dublin
  • Fr Kevin Doran Secretary General of the Eucharistic Congress
  • Eucharistic Healing Service
    Fr Pat Martin from the USA

Opening Hours:
Saturday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 7.00pm

Admission:
Saturday: €25.00
sunday: €20.00
Weekend: €30.00

Please click here for the Times of the Divine Mercy Conference and the  Schedule of events in Word     Schedule of Events

Please click here for the Times of the Divine Mercy Conference and the  Schedule of eventsin PDF      Schedule of Events

Remember the The Divine Mercy Apostolate Conference is being broadcast live on Church Services TV this weekend.

On Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy is needed more than ever today for every individual as it is a very individual need.

The Government needs it, especially with an election looming, to ensure the country will not be thrown into a deeper depression.

With crime at an all time high, unemployment off the scale, whatever Government takes office at the next election is in need of Divine Mercy.

While the banks seem to have survived their crises, individuals are still left to pick up the pieces. For those individuals, Divine Mercy is offered.

Our world cries out for Divine Mercy, as the cost of living increases. More and more people find it difficult to make ends meet.

Whatever political parties/parties take office at the next general election, one of their first priorities must be the well being of the individual.

It must take into account, not only their individual social needs, their political viewpoint, but also their spiritual ethos. Individual needs cannot be ignored.

Divine Mercy is the answer. It takes into account the wider community and the wider world.

The health of every nation depends on the social and spiritual protection of the individual and their religious liberty.

This freedom is to be found in Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy crosses all divides.

We who advocate and spread the message of Divine Mercy believe it to be the most essential element of our society that needs to be discovered today.

For more information please see details of our Divine Mercy Conference, in the RDS 19th&20th Feb 2011

Organiser’s Contact Details:
Divine Mercy Apostolate
24 Elderwood Road
Palmerstown
Dublin 20

Tel: +353 1 831 3119
Email: dermotdowdall@gmail.com
Web: http://www.divinemercyconferences.com

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The fifth annual nationwide AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from February 21st to February 25th.

The mission of AONTAS is to ensure that every adult in Ireland has access to appropriate and affordable learning opportunities throughout their lives, thus enabling them to contribute to and participate in the economic, social, civic and cultural development of Irish society.

AONTAS would like as many groups and individuals as possible to get involved in the festival. Whether you are part of a large national organisation, small or large business or a local group, your participation will make the Festival a great success. If you have an idea for an event during the Festival, contact AONTAS to discuss it further.

AONTAS will publicise your activities on their website, as well as helping you promote your event in the media. They will also feature Festival activities in a special issue of their magazine, Explore and in press releases to the national media.

For more information or to get involved in the Adult learners’ Festival 2011, email mail@aontas.com or call 01-4068220.

Four Peaks Challenge

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Now this is something we in Church Services TV would like to do in the future! If your organization has a team of 2-4 very fit individuals maybe you would like to consider a team building exercise of a life time?

The Four Peaks Challenge raises money and awareness for Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland aims to advance the right of people-out-of-home to live in a place they call home. Home, family and community are important priorities for Church Services TV and we are happy to support Focus Ireland.

The Four Peaks Challenge invites teams of between 3 and 5 walkers plus a minimum of two drivers per vehicle to climb the highest mountain in each of the four provinces over one weekend and raise €4500 in sponsorship to help people who are homeless. During the challenge you and your team will discover the breathtaking scenery of Ireland’s highest peaks: Carrauntoohil (Kerry), Mweelrea (Mayo), Slieve Donard (Down) and Lugnaquilla (Wicklow).

Why not look at Focus Ireland’s Photo Stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/focusireland/with/5099144847/ and check out just how spectacular that scenery is.

The next Four Peaks Challenge will take place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June 2011 if you are fitter and braver than us!  See the Focus Ireland website for further details.

http://www.focusireland.ie/index.php/events-a-challenges/challenges/four-peaks-challenge

Remembrance Mass in Cork for Lost Loved Ones to suicide.

Friday, January 28th, 2011

This event is now over – but will be an annual event.  Check out how it went at http://cobhedition.com/?p=10546

Sunday 6th February 2011 at 1pm

St. Augustine Church, Washington Street, Cork City.

Everybody Welcome!

If you cannot make it in person you can view this service live over the internet on St Augustine’s webpage on Church Service TV at http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Augustinians/ .

This mass is organised by Breaking the Silence + SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters)

Breaking the Silence: www.facebook.com/btscobh
Works to help create a Suicide Safer Community by connecting the person at risk of Suicide with Life Preserving Resources. For further details please email breakingthesilececobh@gmail.com or find them on facebook www.facebook.com/btscobh.

Sosad (Save our Sons and Daughters): http://www.sosadireland.ie/
Sosad started these masses in Drogheda and today these masses will be taking place across the country on the 6th February 2011.
Sosad has five main goals:
• To raise awareness of suicide in Ireland.
• To break the taboo surrounding suicide.
• To provide support and direction to those feeling suicidal
• To provide support and direction to those approached by someone feeling suicidal
• To provide support and direction for those bereaved by suicide.
Their website is full of resources and well worth a visit.

20th Divine Mercy Conference

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Please note in your Diaries that the 20th Divine Mercy Conference.

Church Services TV is delighted to announce it will be broadcasting this event live over its website for those who cannot make it in person.

February 19th-20th 2011
R.D.S. Dublin.
Saturday: 10am to 9pm
Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm
Doors open from 9am all day for registration.

The first International Conference of Divine Mercy was held in the R.D.S. 20years ago with the theme “Mercy Our Mission”. The theme and the speakers were the product of much prayer and discernment by a committee of men and women gathered together in Eucharistic adoration under the spiritual direction of Fr. Cathal Price.

The 20th Conference will include the following speakers.
Bishop Martin Igwe Uzoukwu
Sr Caterina Esselen
Fr. Cathal Price
Further details can be found http://blog.churchservices.tv/2011/02/17/divine-mercy-apostolate-conference-2011/


An Event Called “Building healthy communities through honest friendship”

Monday, January 24th, 2011

An evening with Very Rev’d. Dr Ken Newell, O.B.E. former Prebyterian Moderator, and Fr. Gerry Reynolds of Clonard Monastery. They will speak of their pilgrimage of understanding, the effect of their friendship on the communities in which they serve and the power of friendship to ‘defrost’ deep divisions.

February 1st 2011 – St. Brigid’s Day 7:30p.m.

Venue: St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Admission: £5.00 – payable at the door.

Further information about the event can be found on the Church of Ireland site http://www.ireland.anglican.org/ and http://celtic-spirituality.net/
You can find more information on Clonard’s Reconciliation Ministry at http://www.clonard.com/reconciliation4.html . You can view Catholic Services from Clonard on their CSTV channel http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Clonard/ .

Do you know of other events that our viewers may be interested in? If so please email info@churchservices.tv

How we can learn from geese and Parish Pastoral Councils

Friday, January 14th, 2011

We have a lot to learn from geese flying in “V ” formation. The whole flock adds at least 70% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are heading in the same as we are.

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. These geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

Finally, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation until they catch up with their group.

So mentioned Cardinal Sean Brady speaking in All Hallows College Dublin while launching an interesting and essential new book ‘Parish Pastoral Councils’ written by Debra Snoddy, Andrew McNally and Jim Campbell,
Done in a creative and responsible fashion, the creation and operation of a parish pastoral council can be that catalytic agent that brings new life and hope to the parish and its people. We should expect nothing less of our colleagues and ourselves in the task of being the local parish – the future of the Church.

Available from Veritas bookshops and www.veritas.ie

Tony

A novena in Honour of St Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Irish Pallottine Fathers, In St Anne’s Parish, Shankill

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

St Vincent Pallotti was born in Rome in 1795. Even from a very early age people called him a ‘Little Saint’. He became a Doctor of Theology and confessor to the Pope and spiritual director of the Roman Seminary, The Irish College and the College for the Spread of the Faith. His two great loves were The Missions and the Apostolate of the Laity.

In 1835 he founded the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, a group which included lay people as well as clergy, and insisted that every baptized person is called to be an Apostle. Almost a century later Pope Pius XI commented that the Society had come close to the ideal and reality of modern Catholic Action.

St Vincent died in 1850 aged just 55 years. A century later he was declared Blessed by Pope Pius XII and on January 22nd 1963 he was declared Saint by Pope John 23rd, with January 22nd being designated his feast day.

A novena in Honour of St Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Irish Pallottine Fathers, will take place In St Anne’s Parish Shankill Co Dublin beginning on Friday 14th January 2011.

The novena prayers will be included in the daily masses at 10am and 7.30pm. The Novena may be followed daily online at www.churchservices.tv . More information is available on www.stannesparishshankill.com and www.irishpallottines.org

Share the Good News

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

‘Share the Good News’ – the first ever National Directory for Catechesis in Ireland was launched today in Dublin by Bishop William Murphy. It is historical as it’s the first ever directory, researched and written over the past five years, and presented within an Irish context. It offers a genuine opportunity for adult education of Catholics about their faith. It is written in understandable language, beautifully illustrated and presented. The contents will appeal to Catholic people wherever they find themselves on their faith journey. Guidance, understanding, thought provoking and call to appropriate action are some of the results of delving into this book. It is for all Catholics. Parish and family life are once again acknowledged and promoted as the basic units of Christian and Catholic community.   Catholic religious education is an important topic today in a changing Ireland.  This debate will continue. The future of the faith is the responsibility of all Catholics. ‘Share the Good News’ is required reading for all who wish to be Catholic in Ireland. It is available from Veritas bookshops or on www.veritas.ie.

The addresses given by Cardinal Seán Brady and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at today’s launch can be viewed on www.catholicbishops.ie –News section.

Tony