Posts Tagged ‘Mass’

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.

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.