This is a wonderful prayer sung so beautifully by Jackie Evancho :
Jackie Evancho – To Believe
Choose life resources :
Read Catholic Bishops Letter :
Choose Life: Prayer for the Child in the Womb
Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life.
Reawaken in us respect for every human life.
Help us to see in each child the marvelous
work of our Creator.
Open our hearts to welcome every child as a
unique and wonderful gift.
Guide the work of doctors, nurses and
May the life of a mother and her baby in the
womb be equally cherished and respected.
Help those who make our laws to uphold the
uniqueness and sacredness of every human life,
from the first moment of conception to natural
Give us wisdom and generosity to build a
society that cares for all.
Together with Mary, your Mother,
in whose womb you took on our human
Help us to choose life in every decision we
We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life
with you, and in the communion of the
Our Lady of Knock, pray for us.
All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.
Choose Life (pdf of Prayer)
Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Apostles as Jesus promised. Today sees the birth of the Church. Now filled with the gifts of the Spirit the Disciples preach the Good News without fear in the streets of Jerusalem.
We too have received the Holy Spirit at Baptism and & Confirmation …
The Holy Spirit is God’s gift and guide throughout life.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about wisdom:
a refreshing sense of what really matters in life.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about understanding:
the sensitive insight into what makes people and things tick.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about right judgement:
the discerning skill that guides us towards good choices.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about knowledge:
quickly putting us in touch with what is worth knowing and acting on.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about courage:
drawing us beyond our fears to show love for God and others.
The Holy Spirit in us brings about reverence:
making us careful, respectful and kind.
The Holy Spirit in us sharpens our sense of God’s presence
in the mysteries of life, love, death, and nature.
In these times of heightened awareness and sensitivity,
the Holy Spirit in us gives us pause for wonder and awe.
The Lumen Christi Prayer Team are available for Parish, School and personal Retreat and Meditative Prayer Training. Based in Co Tyrone they have an established Prayer Ministry in Omagh and Dungannon. With a strong Catholic based ethos they offer a programme grounded in their own Faith experience. They also have on offer a similar experience with a broader Christian ethos base for those seeking such direction. For further information download the attached posters and details.
Some POST EASTER materials to use in senior classes:
The Road to Emmaus story:
The Pope at Rio – Mass and Angelus for the WYD
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS
Worth visiting this resource and checking out their website for further resources.
For some great video material on utube connected to this project check out the following link
Holy Week 2013
Below are some down-loadable resources for Lent and Holy Week. There are readings and reflections, prayer services and resources to use with groups and class.
Stations of the Cross 2013 Susan (Word Doc.)
Some more Lenten Resources:
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
AS PART OF THE YEAR OF FAITH POPE BENEDICT HAS ASKED US ALL TO REDISCOVER THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Resource to have from St Anthony Communications CONFESSION THE FORGOTTEN SACRAMENT @ £9.95 ……
This short but powerful film begins by explaining the reality and gravity of sin and the effect it has on our lives and the lives of others. You then discover the Biblical roots of the need for a confession of sins, and the institution of Confession as a sacrament by Jesus Christ. Although presenting sin in its true light, this film focuses on the love and mercy of God – that although we are all sinners, He is always waiting, patiently, lovingly, fatherly, for us to return.
Speaking on World Peace Day Bishop McKeown addresses the special mission of Catholic Schools in this Year of Faith.
Some resources for the Year of Faith are in an earlier blog below.
Check this video out … The Creed
People who were faith filled :
The Conference of Religious (CORI) have produced these brilliant 4 page reflections for the Year of Faith :