Celebrating Marriage

Posted on 28. Nov, 2019 in Christian Values, Community, Family, Married Couples, Mass, Music, Sexuality, Vocation

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 […]

LBGT Christmas Carol Service

Posted on 10. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Christmas, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Mass, Sexuality

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 in the Philippines

Posted on 22. Jan, 2015 in Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Mass

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 […]

The Eucharist

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.

Why Go to Mass?

Posted on 04. Mar, 2009 in Church Teachings, Mass

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.

St. Mark’s Gospels

Posted on 10. Dec, 2008 in Church Teachings, Gospel Values, Mass

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 […]

Mass Cards for Sale

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 in Faith and Justice, Mass, Uncategorized

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 […]

Explain the 12 Days of Christmas

Posted on 14. Dec, 2005 in Christmas, Mass, Seasons of the Church Year

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 […]

Music at Mass

Posted on 02. Nov, 2005 in Mass, Music, Saints

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. […]