For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. (2 Cor 5)
This year our celebration of our Mother and Patroness, Mary Queen of Apostles, will be a unique celebration, there is no doubting that with the current restrictions in place on movement and communal activities and gatherings. The National Coordination Council Continue reading Feast of Mary Queen of Apostles, 30th May 2020
“They went upstairs to the room where they were staying. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 1:13,15) “Wherever I shall be, I intend to Continue reading Novena in Honour of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, beginning Friday May 22nd
BEHOLD, THE CHILD IN MY WOMB LEAPED FOR JOY…(Luke 1:44)
Novena of Joyful Mysteries (Click on the image of the Visitation to get a podcast of the Joyful Mysteries)
Lord teach us to pray in Spirit and in Truth
May 25th is the birthday of St. Padre Pio and the anniversary of the Referendum on the 8th Amendment in Ireland.
You are invited, wherever you are, to join in a Novena of prayer by saying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary every day from May 17th to the 25th. They are the mysteries of conception, pregnancy, birth and life.
You may already have committed to some other form of Novena – what matters is to prepare by prayer.
The period of the Novena also includes the birthday of Pope St. John Paul II
St. Padre Pio, pray for us
St. John Paul II, pray for us
St. Gerard, pray for us
Mary Queen of Apostles, pray for us
Mother of Divine Love, pray for us
St. Vincent Pallotti, pray for us
Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life:
Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers
of babies to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely,
in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life. Amen!
We’re living through history-shaping events. Laudato Si’ teaches us how to build a better world–together. People everywhere are crying out for hope, and our faith is urgently needed to light the way. For Laudato Si’ Week, 16-24 May, Catholics are Continue reading Laudato Si Week: May 16-24, 2020
To implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic. Pope Francis has accepted the proposal from the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity for May 14, 2020, to be a Day of Prayer and Fasting and Works of Charity, to Continue reading MAY 14th Day of Prayer and Fasting and Works of Charity