The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre and Parish Pastoral Workers to compile a list of upcoming initiatives for celebrating Lent 2021 – Use the link to find a rich number of resources for online prayer, meetings, activities and resources suitable for sharing. Ideal for ‘online’ parish groups, home church, individuals. We invite you to take part in some of our online prayer moments, podcasts, and online conversations.
THE DIOCESAN LITURGICAL RESOURCE CENTRE
The approaching season of Lent is described as a joyful season. Despite the difficulties and restrictions we face, Lent gives us an opportunity to rediscover who we are and the life-giving message of the Good News. Please see attached helpful resources which have been prepared by the liturgy office to help you and your parish journey this Lent.
LET’S LIVE LENT: BRINGING THE LENTEN GOSPELS TO LIFE
Five Pastoral Conversations on Zoom. Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre
Join us for Pastoral Conversations – 5 Tuesdays starting 16th February @8pm.
- February 16th – Let it Go
- February 23rd – Would you listen to Him?
- March 2nd – Songs of the Sanctuary
- March 9th – Into the Light
- March 16th – Seeds of Hope
Presented by a team from the Office for Evangelisation and the Liturgy Resource Centre. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY WEEK 2021 LITURGY RESOURCES:
The National Centre for Liturgy invited Dioceses around Ireland to collate what they tried as they celebrated Holy Week during the first lockdown in 2020 and consider worth sharing with others as we face into celebrating Holy Week under similar restrictions in 2021. Attached is a PDF is the responses and resources from 16 Diocese including our own. They focus on 3 areas: Holy Week, its liturgies and devotions in the parish church, moments of prayer and ritual in the home, and visits to the church when it’s open for private prayer. It’s well worth exploring in depth.
Fr Pat O’Donoghue and Fr Damian McNeice
Afternoon Join the Redemptoristine Sisters in Drumcondra for Adoration, Prayer and Mass find out more https://www.rednuns.com/
Evening/Night Greystone Parish in Wicklow lead an online night prayer, find out more here – Night Prayer
LENT 2021 – OUR HOPE RENEWED
It is time to renew our hope! For we are a Community of Faith, Hope & Love. This Lent let us take the opportunity to connect with God and each other. We may be confused by Zoom and Social Media… but God is not… let us do what we can whilst keeping everyone safe. We are in this together. Click on the menu below and follow the blue links for each Lenten Resource.
TARSUS SCRIPTURE SCHOOL – LENT/EASTER PROGRAMME 2021
The Tarsus Scripture School are offering reflections on the readings for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. The programme offers one webinar and one meditation. The meditation — after Easter — will be an opportunity to “take in” what we have celebrated over Holy Week and Easter.
9 pre-recorded lectures; 1 webinar; 1 meditation (€30)
- “Behold my servant”: the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah (Jessie Rogers)
- “And when I am lifted up, I will draw all people to myself”: Easter in John (Sean Goan)
- “Dying and raised to new life in Christ”: Salvation in Romans. (Kieran J. O’Mahony)
For registration and further details, please go to: www.tarsusscriptureschool.ie. Enclosed in the email is a poster which you may like to send to friends or to display.
PARISH RESOURCES FOR LENT FROM THE NATIONAL VOCATIONS OFFICE
The National Vocations Office have uploaded some possible vocation themed prayers of intercession and inserts for parish newsletters for the Sundays of Lent. Whether you chose to use these or not, please pray for vocations and seek ways to reference vocations in your parish. The resources can be found on the Vocations website (www.vocations.ie) or by clicking on the following link: https://vocations.ie/2021/02/09/parish-resources-lent-2021/
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Mourne Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 – Sacred Spaces during Lent.
Theme: ‘Finding Christian Hope and Faith in a time of great human suffering’ through the eyes of the great Biblical character Job, the wonderful mystic Julian of Norwich, the extraordinary Dorothy Day and the incomparable Oscar Romero and lastly our current Holy Father, Pope Francis. So in this Lenten Season we are creating a number of online Sacred Spaces every Friday from 8.15-9.00pm, taking our examples from these great spiritual icons. As we reflect on their lives and wisdom and spiritual growth through times of adversity, we will Expose the Blessed Sacrament to remind ourselves that the Lord is with us in this time of hurt, loss and suffering. Each evening will be a time quietly spent in prayer which will finish with a short benediction. We invite you to join in for this sacred time. The webcam can be accessed via the Parish website www.mourneroad.ie
A CELTIC LENTEN JOURNEY
Embark on a Celtic Lenten journey from the Avila Carmelite Centre in Dublin as Vox Hiberniae (harpists Mary Louise and Teresa O’Donnell, violinist Sarah Lane and vocalist Kerrie O’Connor) lead us in Word and in song from Galilee to Gethsemane and on to Calvary. This 2 part reflection is available by clicking on the following links:
LIVING IN UNSETTLED TIMES – REFLECTIONS FOR THE TIME & SEASON
The Glasnevin Grouping of Parishes are doing a series of online reflections over 5 Thursdays in Lent. Each session will start at 7:30pm and can be accessed by webcam.
LENTEN INITIATIVES – IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY – ENNISKERRY PARISH
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish have a number of Lenten initiatives available on their website. Check them out here: https://enniskerryparish.ie/ash-wednesday-and-lent-2021/
TROCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN 2021
Lent is an extremely important time of year for Trócaire. The organisation relies heavily on the income that comes in during Lent through the generosity of schools and parishes. The ongoing lockdown presents different challenges especially in relation to the distribution of Lenten Boxes. Parishes and schools are encouraged to make Trócaire boxes available in a way that is safe and in line with government guidelines. Each parish is invited to use the available Lenten Mass talk in homilies during Lent, if Trócaire could be highlighted in one weekend over Lent it would be most helpful. A script is available on the Trócaire website.
This year Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign will focus on exploring the Impact of Conflict on Families in South Sudan. This Lent, we learn more about the suffering of people who have lost their homes and loved ones to war, and how they are rebuilding their lives through love, friendship and solidarity. This year’s Lenten Campaign focuses on Awut and Ajak, two women brought together by the horror of war. Their solidarity is an example of what Pope Francis tells us in his recent encyclical, Fratelli. At a time of great uncertainty and fear, it reminds us to always work together to protect the most vulnerable. https://www.trocaire.org/our-work/working-in-ireland/parishes/resources/
This year, cardinal Luis Tagle will deliver the Trócaire and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth annual lecture online on 9 March 2021 at 18.30.
Parish resources are now available at Parishes – Resources | Trócaire (trocaire.org)
TROCAIRE LENTEN WORKSHOPS
Trocaire are delivering a series of online workshops this Lent. Find out more and sign up here (link to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsitZjQ6LENkWcgfhJng9VHUFFtxTTSq4jelHAZRpCgzqLWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link