FULL TEXT OF HOMILY GIVEN BY POPE FRANCIS DURING THE MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE 14TH ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS.
A Solidarity Appeal in conjunction with the European Refugee Crisis Appeal has been launched.
Drop off point St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Mon 14th Tue 15th Wed 16th between 7pm – 9pm
For further details
The Tablet 03 September 2015 11:16 by James Roberts
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has called the pictures of bodies being washed up on beaches “a disgrace” to wealthy Europe.
Speaking on ITV News last night after distressing images of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach emerged across the world’s media, Cardinal Nichols said that the clamour for a more generous political response was growing.
“It is a disgrace that we were letting people die and seeing bodies on the beaches when together Europe is such a wealthy place,” he said. “If we take 10,000, it’s a fraction of the problem.
Pope Francis has made an extraordinary appeal to every single Catholic parish and community across Europe, asking each to house at least one of the tens of thousands of refugee families risking death to migrate to the continent from the Middle East.
Making the appeal during his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the pontiff said the Gospel does not allow Christians to sit back from helping those in need.
On Saturday 25th July, the parish of Cushendall launched a book to commemorate the centenary of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The book is available to order and buy through the parish Office. Bishop Noel Treanor, Monsignor Ambrose Macaulay and Fr. Luke McWilliams (PP of Cushendall) are pictured with part of the team … Read moreBook Launch in the Parish of Cushendall
Aged between 17 and 25? Would you like to be part of World Youth Day 2016?
Are you aged 16-21?
Why not register for the youth workshop and spend the day (Saturday 26th Sept) with other young adults, from across the Diocese at the Faith and Life Convention.
The Faith and Life Convention is a forum for people to gather together and to take part in a range of conversations about the meaning of faith and its relevance to our everyday lives. We invite you to join us for our second Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 26th September 2015 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10am.
The Tablet – 18 June 2015 11:00 by Catherine Pepinster
Pope Francis has urged the world to embark upon a revolutionary ethical rethink and change of heart in its relationship with the planet.
In an encyclical dedicated to the environment he has warned of the threat to God’s creation particularly from climate change, and backed a reduction in the use of fossil fuels.
Of course you are not worthy to get into heaven because none of us will ever merit heaven. But cast fear aside because Jesus wants all people to be saved.