Lent & Holy Week

Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS ON THE CROSS 1.  Forgive them for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34) Prelude   Behold and See (Handel) Song   God is forgiveness (Taizé) God is forgiveness. Dare to forgive and God will be with you. God is forgiveness. Love and do not fear. Reader 1  (…)

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

A WAY OF THE CROSS This way of celebrating the Stations of the Cross gathers material from a variety of sources. The script draws from contemporary experiences of sadness and grief but also of victory and triumph. In addition, it uses traditional material and invites responses in word and music. You can draw up your(…)

Holy Week Meditation

HOLY WEEK MEDITATION  Journey to the Cross Opening Song Vexilla Regis (Venantius Fortunatus) Abroad the Regal Banners fly, Now shines the Cross’s mystery; Upon it Life did death endure, And yet by death did life procure. That which the Prophet-King of old Hath in mysterious verse foretold, Is now accomplished, whilst we see God ruling(…)

I Believe in Lent, Faith and Art

I Believe in Lent, Faith and Art

  +I believe in Lent 2013 + Notes on Faith and Art as a way to explore the Apostles’ Creed  Together let’s explore some images from art and photography that may give us ‘keys’ to enter deeper into the Apostles’ Creed – the fundamental symbol of the mysteries of our faith into which we are(…)

Music Suggestions Lent 2013

Music Suggestions Lent 2013

MUSIC PROGRAMME LENT 2013   Lent 2013 is celebrated during the Year of Faith and our music can reflect both the meaning of the season and the wider context of this celebration. The 3rd suggestion for the Entrance Song – Increase our Faith – has a focus on both faith and on prayer which is(…)

Don’t give up on Lent

Don’t give up on Lent

“Dont give up on Lent” by Fr Pat ODonoghue   (inspired by a taste of Chocolat!) For as long as I can remember people have asked at this time of year ‘what are you giving up for Lent?’ The responses varied – sweets, biscuits, sugar, cigarettes or drink. In recent years the organisation ASH has(…)

Trocaire Lenten Veil

Trócaire Lenten Cloth A reflection on the Eucharist, Justice and Solidarity This year is a year dedicated to the Eucharist by the Holy Father. We are invited to commit ourselves to follow the road of solidarity for ‘the Eucharist is not simply an expression of community in church life: it is also a project of(…)

Music Ideas for Lent & Easter Year B

MUSIC IDEAS FOR LENT 2008   Gathering /Entrance Song The Opening Song should be accessible to all the people by virtue of familiarity, simplicity of  melody or its responsorial character. This song helps introduce the general themes of the season or the particular scripture of the day. The following alternative suggestions are offered:   1st(…)

In Memory of my Father

In Memory of my Father   Nangiro lives in a dry and dusty land. It is a land of few trees, endless dust, and few streams. It does not rain much and recent years have seen droughts increasing in volume and intensity. It is a land where vegetation is sparse and the open barrenness stretches(…)

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