Christ Crucified yesterday and Today

 

I invite you to ponder this Sunday’s first Gospel passage in the light of a few other lines of the same psalm:  ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.  This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes’  and ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.  We bless you from the house of the Lord.’

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Padraig Regan

Phibsboro

Padraig is a Vincentian Priest who has just returned to live in Ireland. His most recent appointment, of 20 years, has been with the Homeless in London

Mary a Model in Discipleship: Saying “Yes” to God

 

On Thursday, this week we will celebrate the Feast of The Annunciation: Reading again the story of the Annunciation I was struck by the closeness of the image of discipleship Jesus Himself gives us in Sunday’ s Gospel and the image Mary gives us of the same discipleship in her “Yes” to God’s mission for her when she was visited by the Angel Gabriel in a spectacular way. She too sees the visit of the Angel not as proof of her celebrity but rather of the power and glory of God

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Terry Kellaher

Phibsboro

Terry has lived in St. Peter’s parish for over 30 years. She has worked in social services for most of her life.

Theme: A call to live simply

 

The gospel for this Sunday, the Transfiguration, sets up our reflections for this week. To concentrate on the extraordinary in the story is to miss the point, Christ, the Son of  God is not suddenly changed into something new, but He is allowing his disciples to see the full expression of who he is and has been with them from the beginning. Our challenge is to recognise that full expression of the Divine “hidden” in each other and all of creation.

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Jerry Pierce

Phibsborough

Jerry has lived in St. Peter’s parish for over 30 years. He has 40 years working as both a nurse in intellectual disability and as a teacher in special education.