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Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbours’ needs and not be indifferent to their pains and moanings.
Today, Sunday 23 April, the Citizens’ Assembly will be asked to provide guidance to the Oireachtas on the circumstances in which, if any, they believe abortion should be lawful.
“Since becoming President almost six years ago, Michael worked relentlessly and with compelling conviction to lead the College with clear-sighted vision through a difficult era for higher education,” said Professor Eugene Wall, Acting President of MIC.
Bishop Leahy asks for faithful in all parishes of Limerick to hold prayer services next Tuesday as diocesan clergy meet with him.
“Social justice is the cornerstone of what we do. I have been strongly involved in social justice at an advocacy level by making pre-budget submissions and I will continue to be involved in that important work,” says Kieran Stafford.
1. Why this tumult among nations,
among peoples this useless murmuring?
They arise, the kings of the earth,
princes plot against the Lord and his Anointed.
'Come, let us break their fetters,
come, let us cast off their yoke.' Response
2. He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord is laughing them to scorn.
Then he will speak in his anger,
his rage will strike them with terror.
'It is I who have set up my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.' Response
3. I will announce the decree of the Lord:
The Lord said to me: 'You are my Son.
It is I who have begotten you this day.
Ask and I shall bequeath you the nations,
put the ends of the earth in your possession.
With a rod of iron you will break them,
shatter them like a potter's jar.' Response
Gospel Acclamation Col 3:1
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ,
you must look for the things that are in heaven where Christ is,
sitting at God's right hand.
"I saw the Lord before me always,
for with him at my right hand nothing can shake me.
So my heart was glad
and my tongue cried out with joy;
my body, too, will rest in the hope
that you will not abandon my soul to Hades
nor allow your holy one to experience corruption.
You have made known the way of life to me,
you will fill me with gladness through your presence."
1. Caomhnaigh mé, a Thiarna, is ortsa a thriallaim.
Deirim leis an Tiarna: 'Is tú mo Dhia.
Is é an Tiarna is rogha liom: mo chuid de réir oidhreachta,
agus cuid mo chailíse; is ort atá mo sheasamh!' Freagra
2. Beannaím an Tiarna as ucht comhairle a thabhairt dom,
agus teagasc a thabhairt do mo chroí san oíche.
Coimeádaim an Tiarna de shíor os mo choinne:
agus é ar mo dheasláimh ní chorrófar me choíche. Freagra
3. Tá gairdeas ar mo chroí agus áthas ar m'anam,
agus mairfidh mo cholainn faoi shuaimhneas freisin.
Óir ní fhágfaidh tú m'anam i measc na marbh,
ná ní ligfidh tú do do mhuirneach truailliú a fheiceáil Freagra
4. Taispeáin tú slí na beatha dom,
agus iomlán lúcháire i d'fhianaise,
agus aoibhneas ar do dheasláimh go brách. Freagra