Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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

Spirit Radio – Passion for Life

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Church Services TV is delighted to announce on behalf of Spirit FM

Irelands’ first ever Christian Radio station will arrive – January 27th 2011.

Spirit Radio plans to air a mix of familiar music hits containing positive lyrics as well as a broad selection of contemporary Christian music.  Spirit Radio is to be enjoyed. It won’t preach to the choir by getting stuck into heavy doctrine. It aspires to exemplify the joy of Christianity through its appealing contemporary music, positive lyrics and chat.

6 years ago, ‘Spirit FM’ operated a temporary 3-month license as a forerunner to the Spirit Radio we know today. One particular story relates to a young chartered accountant working for KPMG, Niall Leahy. Like many Irish, Niall hadn’t considered his Catholic roots seriously. Dipping into depression and exploring Buddhism, Niall one day stumbled across Spirit FM. He was immediately intrigued by what he considered quality music and inspiring speech content. Later he heard an advertisement for a Youth2000 retreat and decided that he at least needed to see what Catholicism had to offer before looking elsewhere. Niall attended the retreat and started a journey back to God and the Catholic Church. Today Niall is into his second year training for the priesthood and continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of Spirit Radio.

The station is located close to RTE on the 88-92kHz FM band in Dublin (89.9), Cork (90.9), Galway (91.7), Limerick (89.8) and Waterford (90.1).

Church Resources – Can it save you money?

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Church Resources is a sister organisation of Church Services TV.  It operates the websites www.churchresources.ie and www.churchresources.co.uk.

These websites are designed for the sole purpose of saving their members money.

They partner with companies that they believe bring you the quality products or services for the best value price.

Membership is Free to all Christians (both individual and church organizations) that are part of the Anglican, Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Profits made by Church Resources are used to partially fund Church Services TV.

So we would encourage you register with them as an individual and or a church body today at www.churchresources.ie  or www.churchresources.co.uk .

Click on the Image or Link Below to read your Newsletter for January 2011.

http://www.churchresources.ie/newsletter/20_01_2011/newsletter.pdf

They have many new products coming on line in the next few months so keep watching this space.

Maria

So what is it like to be a Red Nun?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Red Nuns: The Redemptoristine Sisters Dublin Ireland

Our Monastic Day – taken from the Red Nuns website http://www.rednuns.com/about/our-monastic-day/
Our day begins at approximately 6.30 a.m. Meditation at 7 a.m in the chapel. Morning prayer at 7.30 a.m.

After morning prayer we have breakfast in silence, get a short walk in, and then Little Hour from the Divine Office in the chapel.
At 8.30 each sister will go to wherever she is working. Sisters work in the altar breads, the sacristy, the laundry, the kitchen, the Retreat and Faith Centre, the infirmary, and many other jobs are done around the house. At 10.30 sisters avail of soup, tea or coffee for a snack.

At 10.50 a.m the younger/newer sisters meet Sr. Gabrielle for lecture until 11.50 a.m. We read and discuss various subject pertinent to our life. At 12 noon we pray the Office of Readings from the Divine Office and the Angelus.
12.30 is dinner time and dinner is in silence everyday except Thursdays and Sundays, Feast days and other special days. We make a thanksgiving visit to the Blessed Sacrament after dinner. During the next hour we have a half hour meditation and a half hour spiritual reading usually in your room or outside weather permitting.

Between 2 p.m -3 p.m if a sister has study to do, they do it during this time. Each sister would be occupied in completing an earlier task or studying. At 3 p.m we have another Little Hour from the Divine Office. At this time we pray in a special way for the dead by ringing the bell 33 times symbolizing the years our Lord lived.

3.25 p.m snack time in the refectory. For the next hour we study, gets the supper ready, prepare for Mass, and look after the Retreat Centre. At 4.50 p.m – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and meditation, 5.20 p.m Evening Prayer, and Mass at 5.45 p.m.

The public join us on http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Redemptoristine for meditation, Evening Prayer and Mass. Supper is at 6.30 p.m. We always have recreation at supper. After super we say Night Prayer which is about 7.45 – 8 p.m. We would have recreation for an hour – during the summer, outside for a walk, on the bikes or a game of scrabble indoors. We watch the news a couple of evenings a week. The Great silence begins at 10pm.

The Average Church Services TV viewer

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

So who is the average Church Services TV viewer? http://www.churchservices.tv/

• You most likely have our website bookmarked or google “Church Services Tv” – 7/10 Viewers.
• If you are not watching us from Ireland or the UK you are most watching us from the US, Poland, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Spain, Italy or Brazil.
• You are most likely to watch on a Sunday or a Holyday. Your least favorite day is Tuesday.
• You may be a new visitor as 1/4 visits are new and once you visit you keep coming back as 1 in 3 people have visited more than 50 times (3/20 have visited more than 200 times).
• You are five times more likely to visit our site on an iPhone than an android phone.
• Your favorite pages are the pages showing the individual churches live streams. But you also like to read the news section on http://www.churchservices.tv/articles/story/?feedtype=newslist , the events section and our blog of which your favorite story last week was http://blog.churchservices.tv/2011/01/05/share-the-good-news/ .

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

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain shuimneach daoibh.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

May the gift
that Christmas is
bless you
with peace and love.

Le gach dea-ghuí i gcomhair na Nollag
agus na h-athbhliana