Holy Week has just begun. In the words of the poet Sister Anna Burke:
“May we see the light on the hill, may we hear the peace in the
noise, may we touch the hope in the fading light, may we feel the
sorrow in the earth, may we hold the teardrop in the towel, may we
sense the healing in the pain, may we drink the water from the
source, may we give the pardon to the one who asks, may we anticipate
the victory and the failure, may we seek the beginning in the last breath
and may we all await the morning in the silence.”
While this year’s Holy Week is being observed at home we encourage
you to engage with our online resources and webcam or Zoom Mass of
your choice. Our resources and liturgies liturgies have a very special
character that we hope will be meaningful and memorable for you when
they are well celebrated .Find one that works for you to make that part
of your spiritual journey.
Silence is also important during these days – silent adoration, sitting
silently or spending some time in quiet prayer. We don’t need to say
many words , just sit and be in the Lord’s presence.
All our Churches are open for private prayer and private devotion. There
is nothing to stop you calling into the church when you wish. Offer a
prayer- a five minute visit.
We begin Holy Week together. Thank you for taking on the journey of
Lent. Bless you and bless all of us as we travel this journey of hope
towards Easter together.
Good Friday Way of the Cross 2021
Although apart once again this year we walk together.
As we raise the Cross, we raise hope and hold fast.
As we carry the cross we carry each other.
Through a quiet Enniskerry village we carried on the tradition in a new way once again this year.
Our thanks to Fr. Bernard Kennedy, Rev.Cathy Hallissey, and all those involved for their wonderful willingness to take part and the hard work done.
Walking the Walk
(of the Stations of the Cross)
from St.Mochonog’s Church, Kilmacanogue
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE STATIONS
Sit in the quiet or perhaps take a meditative walk and pray the Stations of the Cross with this audio visual presentation that offers a simple reflection for each of the 14 Stations.
Special Holy Week series of Podcasts – Faithcast
Faithcast is a mixture of interviews, news and stories of faith from the Catholic Church in Ireland. The podcast, which is usually published weekly, will now have a daily episode from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
Fr. Bernard’s 2021 Eastertide Letter & Reflection
Letter to follow
Click to continue reading Eastertide Pastoral Letter