Kilkenny-based Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory has issued a pastoral message for Advent which began yesterday.
In a column on Advent which was published in the Mail on Sunday on 22 November last, Bishop Paul Dempsey of Achonry reflected on how this Christmas 2020 will be different to recent years.
Because of Tuesday’s gentle reopening of doors to public worship, our Advent journey will be particularly special. – Bishop Denis Nulty
Public worship is not about ‘me’, it’s about ‘us’, it’s about ‘those outside’, it’s about “all of us” as pilgrim people together."
Pope Francis urged new cardinals he created on Saturday not to stray away from “journeying on God’s road”.
There are 17 Trócaire gifts to choose from, such as chicks, beehives and solar lamps, ranging in price from €5 to €1000.
Following Mass with new Cardinals in St Peter’s Basilica on the First Sunday of Advent, Pope Francis during the Angelus told the faithful that this season is one of expectation and hope.
The virtual calendar offers ideas to help us spiritually prepare for our Lord’s coming at Christmas with thoughtful reflections as well as challenges for change and conversion. - Archbishop Eamon Martin
At 5.00pm this Saturday, 28 November 2020 - the vigil of the First Sunday of Advent - Bishop Larry Duffy of Clogher will lead an online "Service of Hope".
Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick has encouraged the faithful to avoid letting "the guard down" during the coming weeks in the run up to Christmas.
This week saw the launch of a new book on the vast history of Saint Patrick's College Maynooth.