Posts Tagged ‘catholic church ireland’

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/


Recording Request for Armagh Cathedral

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Hello, my name is J_ and my grandfather was buried in Armagh Cathedral on **nd **** 2011 at 12pm. I myself was present at the service, however, several of my cousins were abroad in Australia and were able to watch the service online due to the fantastic service provided by this website! For this, i commend and thank you for making this possible.
Since then, others members of my family have asked is it possible for them to see the service again for example via replay or by dvd? I understand the website provides a live stream but i was wondering are any of the services able to be replayed or available on dvd?
I would be very grateful if you could assist me in this matter.
Thank you
J_

Dear J_

My condolences on the death of your Grandfather. As you are stated above the current services on the web site are for Live streaming of church services only. We are currently developing the software and technology to allow the recoding of these services but unfortunately this will not be available for Armagh Cathedral until later in the Spring.

Kind Regards

Maria

Ballygal Parish Church – Our Mother of Divine Grace

Friday, January 21st, 2011

We are happy to announce that the streaming from Ballygal Parish is back.

View them at http://www.churchservices.tv/live/Ballygall/

or via their website at http://www.ballygallparish.ie/services/myballygalltv2

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

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