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Good Friday Special Collection PRO TERRA SANCTA

Following a request from the Holy See, Archbishop Farrell has this year again asked that we take up a collection on Good Friday for the Holy Land, Pro Terra Sancta. This collection takes place in dioceses throughout the world. We are invited to pray and to collect...

Good Friday Pageant

We hope to have our Good Friday pageant again this coming Good Friday, 7th April. We are looking to parishioners to play the parts of the various figures in the Stations. If you would like to play a part in this simple but moving drama, please contact Fr John Callanan...

Holy Week Ceremonies

Palm Sunday, 2nd April Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm Sunday Masses at 10.00 am (Family Mass) and 12.00 pm Blessing of Palms and reading of the Lord’s Passion at all Masses. Holy Thursday, 6th April Morning Prayer at 10.00 am Confessions, 10.15 am to 11.00 am Mas of...


You are invited to a day retreat on Good Friday 7th April 2023 at St. Saviours Priory, Dominick Street, Dublin 1. 10:30am to 6pm. Bring a packed lunch (Tea Supplied) Suggested Ccntribution €10 Promoted by the Legion of Mary

Loyola Institute

A good time to study theology? On Monday 17th April (6.30-8.00pm) there will be an Open Evening at the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, for those who wish to explore the possibility of studying theology. There will be a sample lecture, and an opportunity to...

Reflection on Today’s

Gospel Reading

Friday, Fifth Week of Lent

In the gospel reading, Jesus’ opponents wanted to stone Jesus to death because, in their words addressed to him, ‘you are only a man and you claim to be God’. As Christians we recognize the truth of that statement. Jesus was a man; he was fully human in every sense. Yet, he was also God in that God was being uniquely revealed in and through the humanity of Jesus. No other human being revealed God as fully as Jesus did. When we listen to Jesus, when we look upon his ‘many good works’, in the language of the gospel reading, we are looking upon God. Jesus brings God to us through his ministry of word and deed, through his death and his resurrection. He not only brings God to us; he also brings us to God. He certainly promises to bring us to God at the end of our earthly lives. In the setting of the last supper, he declares that he will come to us at the end of our lives and take us to the many roomed house of God his Father in heaven, so that where he, Jesus, is, we may be also. However, he also brings us to God throughout our earthly lives. He is constantly drawing us to himself in love and in drawing us to himself, he is drawing us to God his Father and ours, because, as he says in the gospel reading ‘the Father is in me and I am in the Father’. His work of drawing us to God, of giving us a share in his own intimate relationship with God, is his greatest good work. What he asks of us is that we allow ourselves to be drawn, that we be open to the drawing power of his love, so that he can bring us to God during our earthly lives and beyond our earthly life.