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The Portaferry native will have responsibility for the Society’s 1850 volunteers, 70 paid staff and 32 shops in Northern Ireland.
If the inclusion of people with disability is a characteristic of a civilised society, why would we accept discrimination against unborn people with disability?
Locals in a County Cork parish have vowed to repair their local church after it was devastated by Storm Orphelia.
The former leader of the Church of Ireland, Lord Robin Eames, has said that the absence of a power sharing executive at Stormount is leading to greater uncertainty at a time when there is already huge concern on how Brexit will affect Northern Ireland.
“Reach Out and Spread the Joy” thinking about the work of Irish missionaries abroad
Pope Francis tells John Wesley's disciples in Rome, “We have been freed from the slavery of estrangement and mutual suspicion”.
1. He has raised up for us a mighty saviour
in the house of David his servant,
as he promised by the lips of holy men,
those who were his prophets from of old. Response
2. A saviour who would free us from our foes,
from the hands of all who hate us.
So his love for our fathers is fulfilled
and his holy covenant remembered. Response
3. He swore to Abraham our father
to grant us, that free from fear,
and saved from the hands of our foes,
we might serve him in holiness and justice
all the days of our life in his presence. Response
Gospel Acclamation Ps 24: 54.
Teach me your paths, my God,
make me walk in your truth.
Today's Scripture Themes
‘The Church of the Third Millennium will need to encourage all the baptised and confirmed to be aware of the their active responsibility in the Church’s life. Together with the ordained ministry, other ministries, whether formally instituted or simply recognised, can flourish for the good of the whole community, sustaining it in all its many needs: from catechesis to liturgy, from the education of the young to the widest array of charitable works’ (Pope John Paul II, Nova Millennio Ineunte).
1. I love you, Lord, my strength,
my rock, my fortress, my saviour.
My God is the rock where I take refuge;
my shield, my mighty help, my stronghold.
The Lord is worthy of all praise:
when I call I am saved from my foes. Response
2. Long life to the Lord, my rock!
Praised be the God who saves me.
He has given great victories to his king
and shown his love for his anointed. Response
I. Mo ghrá thú, a Thiarna, mo neart thú,
mo charraig thú, mo dhaingean is mo shlánaitheoir. Freagra
2. Mo Dhia thú, mo charraig, is mo dhídean;
mo sciath, adharc me shlánaithe, mo dhún.
Glaoim ar an Tiarna dar dleacht moladh
agus déantar mo shaoradh ó mo naimhdé. Freagra
3. Go maire an Tiarna! Is é mo charraig é!
Go raibh Dia mo shlánaitheoir á mhóradh.
Thug sé caithréimeanna dá Rí
agus nocht sé a ghrá dá Ungthach. Freagra