Pastor's Desk: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted 18th January 2014 in Pastor's Desk

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

unity1The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from Saturday 18th to the 25th January, 2014. Its Inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational Service in St. Fintan’s Roman Catholic Church, Sutton, Dublin 13 on Sunday 19th January at 8.00pm. Canon Desmond Sinnamon from the Church of Ireland has accepted the invitation of the Dublin Council of Churches to preach the homily.

The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity “Is Christ Divided?” was chosen by French Canadian Churches. They reflect on St Paul’s provocative question in 1 Corinthians. This text also points a way in which we can understand each other better as Churches learning from each other’s traditions. You are warmly invited to attend the Inaugural Service.

World Day for Migrants & Refugees

Today is also World Day for Migrants and Refugees. Pope Francis has made it a point in his pontificate to highlight the plight of so many people, in particular, children, who are suffering as migrants & refugees. Below is a message from Pope Francis to the migrants and refugees of the world.

“Dear migrants and refugees! Never lose the hope that you too are facing a more secure future, that on your journey you will encounter an outstretched hand, and that you can experience fraternal solidarity and the warmth of friendship! To all of you, and to those who have devoted their lives and their efforts to helping you, I give the assurance of my prayers and I cordially impart my Apostolic Blessing.”

From the Vatican, 5 August 2013

Fr. Eoin

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