Last evening, Br Liam and I attended the John Paul 2 awards ceremony in City Hall, Dublin. Over 50 young people from all over the Dublin Diocese received these awards marking their achievements in community / social awareness and Parish involvement. Similar to the Gaisce award, young people can choose Gold, Silver or Bronze levels. Achievements ranged from working with young children preparing for Confirmation to going on mission to Zambia. I was very struck by what one participant wrote of the experience ' This really does show that the spiritual journey begins at Baptism but doesn't end' Archbishop Martin presented the awards and said 'don't consider your certificate a leaving certificate from participation but rather a precious entry ticket'. It was a wonderfully live giving and enriching event. Congratulations to CYC. Last night also marked 32 years, to the day, since John Paul came to Ireland...very fitting!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Last week we celebrated the Triduum of prayer for the Feast of St Pio. We had great numbers every night. I have linked a video of the final mass, celebrated by Br Kieran, who preached over the nights of the Triduum.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This week Br Liam and I were working with Vocations Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy. Over the last two days we met many wonderful people. The Vocations tent provided an opportunity for people to discuss a call to religious vocation, as well as a prayer space and an opportunity to make prayer requests (which will be sent to the Poor Clare Nuns). We handed out hundreds of rosary beads and Padre Pio relic cards and had a lot of good and interesting conversations.
|Br Liam OFM Cap and Br Pat Lynch OFM|
|How do you see yourself??|
|Prayer Space in the Vocations Tent|
|Vocation Literature, Prayer Cards and Rosaries proved very popular|
|Br Liam is interviewed for Newstalk 106FM (broadcast 22nd Sept at 8.45am)|
Friday, September 16, 2011
Peace be with you!!
We have two very exciting events coming up in our Church Street Friary. You are all most welcome to come along. I have attached some details
Padre Pio Triduum
20 / 21 /22 & 23rd of September. Keynote Speaker is Br Kieran Shorten. Mass is celebrated at 7.30pm each night, confessions available and blessing with the relic of St Pio. This is always a fantastic and uplifting Triduum and well worth attending.
The Call to Fatima - Triduum
7th, 8th & 9th of October. Keynote speakers include Dr Branca Paul (Physician to Sr Lucia), Fr Apostoli, Louise Irvine, Tom McCormack and Sr Angela Coelho. We are very pleased to be asked to host this event in Church Street and look forward to welcoming you along. Full details are available on the following blog:
On the Feast of St Clare (11 August 2011), Br Liam Quinn made his first profession of vows. Into the hands of Br Des (Provincial Minister), Liam professed the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. The profession was witnessed by fellow Friars from all over Ireland and by Liam's family and friends.
Liam completed his Novitiate year in the United States and is now assigned to our Church Street Community.