I take the opportunity of this email to alert you to some Lent programmes about to start. If you have the possibility of spreading the word by putting up posters and/or sending emails, I’d be very much obliged. Word of mouth is also powerful.
There are several things on for Lent, all to be found here: http://www.tarsus.ie/page-11/. Each of these programmes has a poster and detailed information.
- Life in Abundance: Lent and Easter in the Gospel of John. Sean Goan, Clonliffe College, 25 February.
Poster and details here: http://www.tarsus.ie/resources/2017/SS-Lent-2017-Goan.pdf.
- The Letter to the Hebrews, Lusk Pastoral Centre, staring on Tuesday, February 21 and continuing through Lent.
Poster and details here: http://www.tarsus.ie/resources/2017/Lusk-Hebrews-2017.pdf. Kieran O’Mahony
- From Ashes to Light: The Lent Readings for Prayer and Preaching. Thursdays of Lent at 11.30 in the St Kevin’s Oratory in the Pro-Cathedral. Kieran O’Mahony. There’s mass available just before and just after.
Topics, details etc. on a flyer: http://www.tarsus.ie/resources/2017/Lent-Flyer-2017.pdf.
- From Ashes to Light: The Lent Readings for Prayer and Preaching. Thursdays of Lent at 7.30 pm in Gardiner’s St Church. Kieran O’Mahony.
Topics, details etc. on a flyer: http://www.tarsus.ie/resources/2017/Lent-Flyer-2017-SJ.pdf.
Sean’s Scripture Day is NEXT SATURDAY. It will fill up quickly, so booking early is important.
Whenever we see a new-born baby, our belief in God in strengthened. We know too that if God’s love for us is anything at all like the mother’s love for her baby, we’ll be okay! This is exactly the point made by Isaiah:
Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. (Isa 49:15)
Such confidence in God’s providence, care and love is exactly the point of our final reading before Lent from the Sermon on the Mount.
The audio of the Gospel notes is here: https://soundcloud.com/user-679942596/ot08a17
With best regards to all,
Kieran O’Mahony, OSA