Deirdre Ní Chinnéide guides us on a journey of light through darkness as we listen to
the invitation Home to the presence and guidance of God in our everyday
lives. Drawing on our Celtic Christian Heritage, this evening will weave
together an experience to inspire, nourish and prepare us for the Easter
Message of Hope. Deirdre will be accompanied by Musicians Orla
Cunningham and Tony Hogan.
The event will run for approximately 1 hour.
What is prayer all about?
What do we mean when we talk about communicating with God?
This series will explore prayer through conversations and practical experiences in a relaxed atmosphere.
All welcome, no expertise required! With coffee…
With Ian Neylon and Anne Francis
Donation €10 per person or couple. €40 for the five sessions.
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT COURSE 2019
Is your marriage due a check-up?
Do you think you could benefit from a few helpful tips?
Comprising four sessions Mar 14th; Mar 28th; April 4th and April 11th 2019.
• Effective Listening
• Feelings and how we express them
• How to handle an argument
• Being true to yourself while being a good spouse and parent
For further details or to register, contact Foxrock Parish Office at 01 2893492
or Maeve Davidson at 087 6904814. Early booking advised.
At a time of difficulty for the Church in Ireland, it seems that the Holy Spirit is raising up special places and people to help with the restoration of the Catholic faith. One of these is the ancient site of Clonfert, which has once again become a place of pilgrimage and renewal for people from all over the country. Clonfert, which means “Meadow of Miracles”, was founded in 580 AD by St Brendan. It was a famous place of learning, culture and mission for a thousand years. At one time three thousand monks studied there. But during the Reformation, it was razed to the ground and the site lay dormant and seemingly forgotten for 400 years.
Almost immediately Divine Providence began to work, however, and people began appearing offering their support. This ranged from the offer of a wooden tabernacle to a £50,000 gift for a chapel.
Eddie Stones had helped out at one of the Camp Jesus’ at Clonfert. It was thus natural that they should both be present at the first Mass that was celebrated in the Clonfert oratory on 17th July 1987.
Eddie Stones had a traditional Catholic background. A very sociable and gregarious man, he had developed a good business as a butcher in a small town. He was married with three children and had a nice home. A regular Sunday Mass goer, but not particularly devout, his life had changed drastically, when one Saturday night as he and his wife were having tea, Our Lady suddenly appeared to them both without warning.
Eddie comments, “We were amazed. We both saw her at the same time, as it was an exterior vision, but she didn’t say anything.” They spent most of the rest of the night in prayer, and in the days that followed prayed fervently for God to show them his will. “We couldn’t believe that it could happen to people like us and wondered what it all meant? For the last 25 years Eddie has been involved in the healing ministry.
Friday 29th at 7.30 pm Healing Service
Saturday 30th Eucharistic Healing service at 6.00 pm led by the Dominican Community
Sunday 31st 4.00 pm Rosary, Preaching and Benedicton
A one-day workshop to explore the origins and steps of BioSpiritual Focusing presented by John Keane.
BioSpiritual Focusing teaches us how to connect with our bodies’ consciousness through the ‘felt sense’ which is common to all humanity.
During the workshop we will experience how ordinary, everyday living, experienced in the body, can be a source of spiritual development. This lived experience links us to a process that is more than just ourselves, connecting us to the One ‘in whom we live and move and have our being.’ (Acts 17:28)
This day is open to both beginners and those who wish to renew their engagement with this bodily form of healing, discovery and discernment.
The day will include
* An overview of the origins of BioSpiritual Focusing
* A review of the major steps of BioSpiritual Focusing
* An opportunity to participate in guided BioSpiritual Focusing experiences
* Full lunch in surrounds to nourish body and spirit
No prior experience with Focusing is needed.
A day of reflection on the mystery of transformation at work in the Universe story and in our Christian journey from ashes to alleluia!
Monica Brown and Hilary Musgrave.
Monica and Hilary will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on the scripture imagery and themes of this Lenten season, enlightened and enriched by the mysteries at work in the Universe Story. Through imagery, ritual prayer and music, participants with be drawn into a prayerful space to ponder the grace of transformation at the heart of the Paschal Mystery and its meaning in our own journey.
Bookings are essential.
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes Church a Gala Concert has been arranged featuring Liam Lawton writer and has delighted audiences wherever he has performed. Fr Liam is an internationally renowned singer. Fr Liam will be joined with special guests Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Choir who have really made a name for themselves as a result of their dedication and stunning performances both locally and further afield. Truly a night not to be missed.
Tickets are now available from St Peter’s Church Shop on West Street, in either Church Sacristy, from Ticketweb.ie and from the Barbican Theatre, William Street priced at €20 (€15 concessions). A wonderful gift for mothers day or as a special treat for yourself.
A gentle time exploring your experience in a safe and healing environment. A spiritual approach to grief, loss and life. For people who have experienced the death of a baby/babies. People who have been recently or long ago bereaved are welcome to attend.
We are happy to welcome Ann Charlton for this event. Ann is Chaplain to the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin and has worked as a chaplain in maternity services for over ten years.
Lunch included. Numbers limited.
Booking essential before April 10th
Did you know that Galilee has joined the Quiet Garden Movement? We invite you to join us for an afternoon in the beautiful setting of our garden, with an opportunity for reflection and prayer, and to stop and smell the flowers. Closing with refreshments. Please let us know if you are coming. (It’s not going to rain!)
The Wonders of Creation
The Miracle of Life. An Invitation to walk with God In self-Discovery within the Mystery of the Unfolding Universe.
The retreat will be a journey of exploration.
Who am I? Where did I come from?Where are we going? What is the meaning of Life?
The Evolutionary story of the Universe will be the context for the retreat as we explore together how the universe in all its manifold relationships, shows forth the inexhaustible richness of God
Experience the beauty of the ancient landscape of Ireland, touch its sacredness and stand in its richness and solitude; be present,
mindful, open, attentive…
Walk in the footsteps of the Celtic mystics and saints and allow their spirit of courage and trust give you strength and healing.
Hear the stories that shaped their lives and journeys. Listen to the music and songs that moved them to dream, fired their
passionate longings and brought them to stillness. Imagine and reflect by megalithic tombs and high crosses where they found
meaning, comfort and peace. Be silent on the sacred pathways that will give you space to awaken to the dreams and longings of your own heart. Enjoy relaxing times by the fire with a ‘drop of cheer’ as well as special evenings in the company of local
musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers.
Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown will facilitate this 10 day pilgrimage that will take you to Glendalough, Newgrange, The Boyne Valley, The Hill of Slane, Jerpoint Abbey, St Brigid’s Centre Kildare Town, Kilkenny City and County Carlow, visiting ancient ruins and old burial sites, high crosses, holy wells, medieval cities and sacred places. Through music, song, story and myth, imagery and scripture – storytelling, Hilary and Monica will invite you to listen to your own story in this Celtic Landscape where you can come home to yourself and to your God.
Accompanying us on the journey through the Celtic Landscape will be Irish story tellers, Celtic singers, historians and Irish dancers.
Mary Minihan – Solas Bhride, Kildare,
Mary Teresa McCormack – Iontas, Co Tipperary,
Niamh Brennan – writer, Co Waterford,
Tony O’Dwyer – Co Wexford,
Stefan – Co Tipperary.