This Month

 

June/Meitheamh

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The palmful of the God of Life …The palmful of the Christ of Love… The palmful of the Spirit of Peace

 

Examination Time

“Pray as though everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on you.”  St. Ignatius

Action: Send a card to someone doing exams and support them in prayer.

 

3rd  June/Meitheamh

Feast of Corpus Christi  “O God, to those who are hungry give bread, and to those who have bread, give hunger for justice”  Trócaire

The table of the Eucharist is a place of gathering of the family of God.  The Eucharist is a place of communal gathering, reconciliation, listening, offering of sacrifice, prayer, transformation, nourishment, thanksgiving and missioning.

Action: Let the Eucharistic table be a place of encounter between God, you, and others.

and may this participation enable you to be the real presence of Christ to others.

 

1-10th June/Meitheamh

Clean Coasts Week

Clean Coasts Week is taking place from 1st to 10th June all over Ireland. We have all seen the evidence of marine litter along our coastline so for all you beach lovers out there it is an opportunity to do something positive to combat the problem and also raise awareness about the issue. People can create their own beach clean event or participate in one. Remember, every piece of litter removed from the coast is a piece of litter that won’t pollute our oceans or harm our wildlife.

This event is organised by An Taisce. Of course we can do it at any time when we visit a beach ..our local one or while on holiday…can you get involved?                                                                                                                        Action:  Get involved in a beach clean up near you, or organise one or simply pick up some rubbish next time you visit a beach. Pope Francis says ” The earth , our home,is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” Laudato Si’  21. Lets us do something about it.

 

5 June/Meitheamh  

World Environment Day

“Let us be renewed by God’s mercy … and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish”.  Pope Francis

‘Beating Plastic Pollution: If you can’t reuse it refuse it’, is the theme for World Environment Day 2018

Join the global game of  #BeatPlasticPollution tag!

Be part of the worldwide movement to clean up the planet.

Action: What steps can you take to live more sustainably on our planet? Use your local recycling facilities for glass, drink cans, tin, plastic, cardboard, glossy paper etc. Walk or cycle to work today. Connect with nature today.

Consider what you will do during the ‘Season of Creation’ when the Diocese of Kerry invites you to become part of the solution to plastic pollution. (see Save the Date below)

 

8 June/Meitheamh

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

John 19:31-37

The heart…. a symbol of the whole inner life of a person.
Action: Reflect on how your inner life influences your daily actions.

 

 15 June/ Meitheamh

Eid-ul-fitr marks the end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self control.

Action: Extend good wishes with your Muslim neighbours and friends.

 

17 June/Meitheamh

National Holy Wells Day

There are around 3,000 Holy Wells in Ireland. Since early Christian times these have been seen as places of prayer and healing.

‘National Holy Wells Day’ invites you

To become aware of how precious water is and to visit a local Holy Well and pray for the protection of water.

 

Action: Visit a Holy Well near you and invite others to join you.

Use this wonderful prayer ritual when you visit a well.

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17 June/Meitheamh

Fathers’ Day

Pray for God’s blessing on fathers, that they may be a source of love and life for all in their care.

18 June is the 3rd Anniversary of the launch of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis (2015)

 

20 June/Meitheamh

UN World Refugee Day

This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence and natural disaster such as drought.

“This is not about sharing a burden. It is about sharing a global responsibility, based not only the broad idea of our common humanity but also on the very specific obligations of international law. The root problems are war and hatred, not people who flee; refugees are among the first victims of terrorism.” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

World Refugee Day

Action: Consider donating to Jesuit Refugee Services or a charity of your choice today.

Welcome the refugees who have made it safely to your area, parish, town or parish.

 

21 June/Meitheamh

Summer Solstice

“I walk in your world a mercy, a healing” …..Daniel Berrigan
Action: Rise early, greet the day with prayer, gratitude….

 

SAVE THE DATE

The Season of Creation, incorporating our former Earth Week in the Diocese of Kerry, will be celebrated from 1 September – 4 October.

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