Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What a week in Dublin

Tens of thousands of people packed Croke Park on Sunday for the closing Mass

I spent last week at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. It was a remarkable week at the RDS where the Presentation Brothers had a stand in the Exhibition Hall.

Sunday's Statio Orbis Mass at Croke Park was a very prayerful event yet full of joy and celebration.

Presentation Brothers came from all over the country to be a part of this special event. I want to thank them for stopping by at our stand and for giving us support and encouragement.

I met several men during the week who are discerning a religious vocation. I ask that you keep these people in your prayers in the weeks ahead.

One of the legacies of this Congress will be the conversations had and the connections made between discerners and vocation directors.

Our Facebook page (Presentation Brothers) has several images from the week. Go take a look!

Br Barry (left) lends me a hand at our stand.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Getting Ready for the Congress

A stack of shirts and fleeces...

I'm heading to Dublin tomorrow (Saturday) to be at the Opening Ceremony of the Eucharistic Congress. There will be several Presentation Brothers in attendance during the week. We'll be wearing our white polo shirts with our logo on the front.

We will have a stand in the Exhibition Arena (stand 15). If you're passing by feel free to say hello!
Let's keep the success of the Eucharistic Congress in our prayers.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Good luck in the exams!

The Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate State exams begin today. St Joseph of Cupertino is a favourite saint of students at this time. Here's a prayer that I hope may help:

O great St. Joseph of Cupertino, who by your prayers obtained the grace from God to be asked in your examination the only question which you knew, grant me success like you in this exam for which I am now preparing. In return, I promise to make you known and to cause you to be invoked. O great St. Joseph of Cupertino, grant me my request. Amen