Catholicism Series – Week 2: The Eucharist

This Tuesday, 26th March 2019, at 7.45pm, in the Acorn Centre, behind Ballinderreen Church, we will have the screening of our second episode of the Catholicism series with Fr Robert Barron.
You do not need to have been at the first episode to fully benefit from this episode. Each episode stands on its own.
In this episode we will witness Mass being celebrated in many countries. Fr Robert takes us through the parts of the Mass, explaining their meaning, and he will reflect on the meaning of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Here is a trailer for this episode:

The screenings rotate between Ballinderreen and Kinvara on the Tuesdays of Lent. Next week, the screening will be in Kinvara, with the episode on Our Lady.

Fr Barron is now Bishop Robert Barron, as he is now Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles.

First episode of the Catholicism Series of videos: Tuesday, 19th March at 7.45pm

The first episode of the Catholicism Series of Videos will be screened on Tuesday, 19th March at 7.45pm in Kinvara Pastoral Centre, beside St Joseph’s Church.

Episode 1: The Holy Land and the Story of Jesus

In the first episode of the Catholicism series, Fr Robert Barron (who has since become Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles) travels around the Holy Land tracing the story of Jesus as told in the Bible. Our Catholic faith is rooted in this story, the revelation of God become man. This first episode lasts 50 minutes. There is no charge. It will set the tone in terms of the beautiful filming of scenery, providing an inspiring backdrop to Fr Barron’s fine teaching on our faith.
This episode will be like a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for us as we visit the place of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, his public ministry around the Sea of Galilee, and his passion, death, Resurrection in Jerusalem, as well as other locations.

Here is a trailer:

Ash Wednesday 2019

Ash Wednesday, 6th March 2019: Mass with distribution of ashes at 9am in Ballinderreen Church and at 7pm in St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara. Fr Hugh will visit the schools and Blake Manor nursing home with ashes during the day. The season of Lent, our penitential journey of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, towards the joy of Easter, begins. Trócaire boxes are available at the Churches.

Speech by Pope Francis on the Protection of Minors

Address by Pope Francis at the end of the recent meeting about the protection of minors in the Church. (24th February 2019).

‘I make a heartfelt appeal for an all-out battle against the abuse of minors both sexually and in other areas, on the part of all authorities and individuals, for we are dealing with abominable crimes that must be erased from the face of the earth: this is demanded by all the many victims hidden in families and in the various settings of our societies.’

For the full text, click here.