This Month

         

April/Aibreán 2017

 

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All in an April evening…I thought on the Lamb of God  by Katherine Tynan              Listen    

 

3 April/Aibreán

Composting and Food Waste

A free class in Moyderwell Allotments/Dean’s Lane Tralee (near the Library) 10.30-12.30 with Niamh ni Dhúill and Donal O Leary.

8 April/Aibreán

County ‘Clean- Up Day’ “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth” Pope Francis in Laudato Si’ #21

Action: Take some positive action in your community. Join a local event to clean up your area. If you can’t find one, why not organise one!

Be part of a winning team see www.countycleanup.com

 

Friday 8 April

International Roma Day

This is a day to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people.

Sister Anne McNamara and companions, of the Presentation Community in Tralee works with Roma children and their families in the Nano Nagle Centre in Spisske Podhradie, Eastern Slovakia

Action: Pray for Sister Anne and the work of the Presentation sisters as they share the compassion and joy of the gospel in this very challenging situation.

Visit www.pbvm.sk

9 April/Aibrean

Palm Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                   The story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Mark 11.1-10 “Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord”.

Action: Remember and give thanks to God for those times of great joy in your life and that of your family and community. Renew your faith in the values of Jesus as we enter Holy Week.

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The Passion… Mark 15 21-41 “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last”.…”In truth this man was a son of God”.

Have you ever had the opportunity to take part in God’s work of grace as a Simon of Cyrene in yourself or with another? Pray for the courage of Jesus in your own life but also not to be afraid to cry in a loud voice ’My god, my God, why have you deserted me?’

Action: Join with your local church community for the liturgy of Palm Sunday in both its joy and its agony that you too may grow in faithfulness as a disciple of Jesus.

 

10 April/Aibreán

Holy Week begins.

Action: Try to read the scriptures each day of this Holy Week. Find them on this website.  Enter into the week by taking time in God’s creation. Watch for signs of new growth, of reawakening all around you. Let this be a springtime in your own life as you sense the nearness of God in all things.                                                                                            Don’t forget to return your Trócaire box as you Join with so many others in the Fight for Justice.

11 April/ Aibreán

Passover/Pesach

The Jewish celebration of the Exodus from their slavery in Egypt.

Action: Pray for all the people of the Holy Land today.

 

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14 April/Aibreán

Good Friday…a day of fasting and abstinence.

Action: Reflect on this word “Good”….who has made it ‘good’ for you? How can you make it ‘good’ for others? What will you fast or and abstain from today to make it good for others, near or far?

 

 

 

 

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16 April/Aibreán

Easter Sunday…..Jesus is Risen   ALLELUIA

 

 

 

 

22 April/ Aibreán

World Earth Day

“I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

International Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

International Earth Day provides an opportunity to raise public awareness around the world to the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.

 

24 April/Aibreán

Biodiversity-Plant Care and Maintainance-Liquid Feeds

A free class in the Shanakill/Rahoonane Allotments 10.30- 12.30 with Pádraig O’ Brien

 

26 April/ Aibreán

Anniversary of Venerable Nano Nagle (1718-1784), Foundress of the Presentation Sisters.

“The Almighty makes use of the weakest means to bring about His works” Nano Nagle.

Action: Give thanks for the work of this congregation down through the years and NOW.

 

Did you open up your Trócaire pack and  read about the Lenten campaign focusing on the families in Honduras and the present crisis in South Sudan and Somalia.Its not too late.

Consider becoming a Trócaire Volunteer  in the Diocese and e mail : volunteering@trocaire.org

 

On Ash Wednesday 2017 Pope Francis concluded, “Lent is a time to start breathing again… the time to open our hearts to the breath of the One capable of turning our dust to humanity.”

SAVE THE DATES

  1. National Holy Wells Day:Sunday 18 June Learn More This will focus on how we treasure the gift of water and is an ecumenical initiative of Loving Sister Earth and the Columba Community.
  2. Earth Week in the Diocese of Kerry will be celebrated from 24-30 September 2017.

Theme: Food, drawing, as last year, on Laudato Si’…On Care for Our Common Home (Pope Francis)

Lent Pope Francis re Breath
Ash Wednesday 2017 …Pope Francis