Not many know that marriage was one of the last sacraments to be included, says Richard Leonard SJ in his book, Hatch Match & Dispatch: A Catholic Guide to Sacraments. He talks about why it is so important and that it’s wonderful to have a sacrament to celebrate and promote the healthy sexuality of marriage. He […]
The 17th Annual LGBT Christmas Carol service will take place on Saturday the 12th of December. The guest speaker will be Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International and money collected with go to the Peter McVerry Trust. Music will be sung by the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus. Brian Glennon is organising it this year. […]
The Pope captured the world’s attention with his recent trip to the Philippines. Gathering record crowds of over six million in Manila, he brought a message of compassion and simplicity to the people. His Papacy has been strongly focused on people living in the economic margins and he faced up to some hard questions from […]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2009 in Mass
Nowadays, being able to receive Holy Communion at every Mass we attend is regarded as the norm – but it was not always so, as Jesuit Fr. Raymond Moloney told Eileen Good.
During Lent, many people make a special effort to go to Mass especially on Sundays. However there are also those who do not go anymore – they say ‘It’s boring, I get nothing out of it, why should I go?’ Eileen Good put this question to Jesuit theologian Fr. Raymond Moloney.
The first Sunday of Advent introduced us to the readings of St. Mark’s Gospels, which we will hear throughout this year – last year we listened to St. Matthew’s Gospels. Eileen Good asked Fr. Martin Hogan, author of a new book, Jesus Our Servant – Reflections on the Sunday Readings for Mark’s Year (published by […]
Many of us will be familiar with notices in the local shops and supermarkets saying ‘Signed Mass Cards for Sale’ – and many people have expressed their concerns about these cards – how do we know they are legitimate? How do we know the Masses are being offered and who gets the donations? Eileen Good […]
Barney McGuckian SJ talks about the 16th and 17th centuries when it was an insult to Queen Elizabeth to attend Mass. He runs through the ’12 Days of Christmas’ and explains how they contained coded language in order to inform people about Mass they could attend in secret in order to avoid punishment. In: “Well […]
Peter Barley, organist and choir conductor at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, talks to Miriam Gormally about the importance of choosing the correct music for mass and maintaining enough balance to draw people in but not distract them from the ceremony. Miriam queries when music actually became popular in the church or itv it was always there. […]