Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pres Day Mass in Glasthule

Some of the turnout for Mass in Glasthule last night.

A large crowd turned out for Mass last night in St Joseph's Parish Centre in Glasthule to mark the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Fr Denis Kennedy, CSSp, celebrated the Mass with Fr Billy Farrell and Fr Brian O'Sullivan. He reminded the congregation about the humility of Mary, Mother of God and that this ought to be a model for us all.

Here are some photos from the event...

Father Kennedy, Farrell and O'Sullivan celebrate Mass.

Brother Joseph Mukasa with Lisa Murphy, Presentation Associate

Trish Madden at St Joseph's Parish Centre

Our great helpers take a break - Ann, Hilliary and Anne.

Liam (left) and Peter enjoying a cup of tea afterwards

Some of the crowd in the Pastoral Centre after Mass

Ellen Moiselle, Presentation Associate, helps out in the kitchen

Br Joseph Mukasa (left) with Br Colm Griffey, CFC.

Karl Goulding reads a Prayer of the Faithful

Sheila McLoughlin reads a Prayer of the Faithful

Some of the congregation at Mass on Monday evening in Glasthule

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Pres Day!

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple

Today, November 21st, is the Memorial of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. It's a day when we Presentation Brothers give thanks to God for the gift of our vocation as Presentation Brothers.
It's a special day in our community here in Glasthule as we come together to pray and to celebrate.
Tomorrow night we will have a special Mass in the parish so that we can share our joy with our neighbours and friends.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vocations Ireland AGM

At the Vocations Ireland stand in the RDS recently

I am a member of the National Executive of Vocations Ireland. We had our AGM last weekend in Dublin. It was one of the biggest turnouts in recent years perhaps reflecting a renewed enthusiasm for vocations promotion.
Vocations Ireland is the umbrella organisation for the vocations directors for Ireland's religious congregations. The Presentation Brothers is a member of Vocations Ireland. Check out the Vocations Ireland website for more information.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

In November we remember...

The month of November is that time of the year when we call to mind in prayer our beloved dead. It's also a time when we remember the example of the saints. We are all called to be saints. That's an exciting challenge!

It's a custom in Ireland to abstain from alcohol and/or cigarettes during the month of November also. Fasting and sacrifice help us to focus our mind on prayer. I've given up cigarettes. And, yes, it's tough!

As we spend this month recalling the example of people of faith who went before us, spare a thought for your future too.

Would life as a religious help you to be the saint that you are called to be?

Don't forget that we have a vocations weekend in Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th November 2010. For more information, send me an e-mail prescall@eircom.net or visit www.PresentationBrothers.org