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  • April 11, 2020

Love Overcame

 Love overcame emerging from a cold tomb all the truth, majesty and creativity of a living God. Transforming a broken heart making a quiet return, in a still and sorrowful garden. The gravestone rolled away, to release redemptive love. Jesus resurrected and restored comforts a weeping woman, speaks with travellers on a journey, meets with his faithful friends and they bow down before Christ alive and acknowledged that the Saviour has arrived that the word of God has come alive and that the extraordinary transformation of heaven and earth is complete.

 

 

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Holy Week Schedule

  • April 04, 2020

Palm Sunday St John’s Cathedral
5th of April 3.00—4.00pm Holy Hour: Christians joining in Prayer.

Holy Week St John’s Cathedral
Monday   6th April 3.00pm. Prayer for the sick, the dying, the deceased and the bereaved.


Tuesday  7th April 3.00pm. Prayer for Healthcare personal and those working in essential services.


Wednesday  8th April 3.00pm. Prayer with Women and Men Religious of the Diocese.


Thursday  9th April 3.00pm. Renewal of Priestly Promises.


Each of these prayer moments will be led by Bishop Brendan Leahy


Holy Thursday   Mass of the Lord’s Supper 5.45pm.


Good Friday   Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm.

Good Friday  Stations of the Cross 6.00pm.


Holy Saturday  The Easter Vigil 8.30pm.


Easter Sunday    Mass 10.30am. and 12.00

 

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Newsletter

  • April 04, 2020

Lent Week 6 - Short reflection

The passion and death of Jesus has a message for our own lives. It teaches us that, like Jesus, we can give as much to others in times of weakness as in times of strength. We too can reveal God's love to others as much in times of enforced passivity as in times of activity.

In these days of enforced passivity how am I showing love?

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Church Closure

  • March 29, 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus (Covid19) outbreak we regret to inform you that the Cathedral will remain closed for the foreseeable future.   We have made this decision in the best interest of all our parishioners and visitors.  We will continue to celebrate mass behind closed doors (no congregation) Monday - Friday at 5.45pm,  Saturday (Vigil Mass) at 6pm and Sunday's at 10.30am and 12 noon. These can be viewed via our webcam.    www.limerickcathedral.com

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Newsletter

  • March 27, 2020

 Sunday 29th March 2020

 Lent  Week 5 -  Story from Our Community:
In Mid-February my husband passed away. Ten days later, his sister passed. Grieving has been chipping away for several years as I cared for and watched them suffer. I did not anticipate that grief would arrive with a new face via the coronavirus. For now, I take comfort in the words of

 Henri Nouwen: Hope frees us to live in the present, with the deep trust that God will never leave us.” I think what God is asking of me is to trust and take one day at a time. Not always easy, but there it is.  A. Byrne 

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Parish Office

  • March 25, 2020

Please be advised that the Parish Office is now closed until 19th April.

Should you have any enquiries please contact us via email at stjohnsparishlk@eircom.net

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Newsletter

  • March 20, 2020

Lent  Week 4  - Bright sadness is the true message and gift of Lent.  Little by little we begin to understand or rather to feel, that the sadness of Lent is indeed “bright”, that a mysterious transformation is about to take place in us.  It is as if we were reaching a place to which the noises and the fuss of life, of the street, of all that which usually fills our days and even nights, have no access – a place where they have no power.  All that which seemed so tremendously important to us as to fill our mind, that state of anxiety which has virtually become our second nature, disappear somewhere and we begin to feel free, light and happy.  It is not the noisy and superficial happiness which comes and goes twenty times a day and is so fragile and fugitive; it is a deep happiness which comes not from single and particular reason but from our soul having, in the words of Dostoyevsky, touched “another world”.  And that which it has touched is made up of light and peace and joy, of an inexpressible trust.

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