Advent Service

Prepare a Way Opening Hymn: Wait for the Lord Church in darkness – candles – procession Introduction The theme for this evening’s service is “there is a way.” There are so many voices of despair in the world around us, telling us it is no good. Perhaps even that voice speaks within us; “How can(…)

Daily Reflections for Advent

Reflections for Advent 2008     JUST GIVE THE WORD   Monday of Advent Week One – 1 December 2008             Readings – Is.2:1-5, Ps.121, Matthew 8:5-11 Some times we fight wars of words in our heads. We practice the ‘put down’ lines that will devastate the argument of our opponents. We rehearse the ‘killer’(…)

Blessing of an Advent Wreath

Blessing of an Advent Wreath within Mass: The celebrant with hands outstretched prays: Lord God, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Saviour, who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. Pour out your blessings upon us as we light the candles of this wreath; may their light reflect the(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2011

DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE 2011  – St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral 26 November 2011 Opening Song      Wait for the Lord (Taizé) All sing: Wait for the Lord, whose day is near Wait for the Lord, keep watch, take heart. Opening Prayer Bishop Raymond Field – Chairperson of the Dublin Diocesan Eucharistic Congress Preparatory Committee In the name of(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2004

Entrance Psalm 121 Joy Was In My Heart (R. Reboud) All sing: Joy was in my heart, Alleluia! When I heard them say let us go to God’s house Greeting                                  Opening Prayer Lord God, long ago your Son Jesus Christ came among us. And yet, we are still waiting in hope for his full coming(…)

Diocesan Advent Service 2009

Opening Words Sun sets, evening descends, light fades, day draws to a close. I light a lamp and a new glow streams across my day. Gathering Song Warm the Time of Winter (Lori True) All sing: Holy light, warm our night, warm the time of winter Holy light, warm our night, warm the time of(…)