Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
Lent Marches On
In the irony of life, my annual wonderings call me to contemplate
how the plodding pilgrimage of these Lenten days
locates itself quite unself-consciously in the month
who's name is synonomous with movement.
And here I am, reverting to the childhood question
"Are we nearly there, yet? "
And the checked calendar reminds me
of the miles I still need to go
before there is the promised warmth of Easter
that will invite me to resurrected joy.
God of these Lenten days,
give me the grace of perseverence
to trust that as time marches on
the events of a Sunday Calvary
will find perspective in the here and now
and will signpost me once again
to my ultimate destination.
A SNAPSHOT OF LENTEN OFFERINGS
Mondays 6:00 pm -7:00 pm - INTO THE TWILIGHT: An hour of silent meditation: A special kind of gift time of quiet beauty, gifting self and begetting gift to others and to the One who is, who speaks in the silent music of the heart.
Tuesdays 10:30 am -11:45 am - OPENING TO THE WORD: Lectio: Quiet guidance in Scripture-praying in a group context. This weeks' Guide is Paula
Thurdays 10:30 am -2:30 pm - LENT FROM THE INSIDE: Five short retreat days as we reflect on the road of life
LENT FROM THE INSIDE: A DIFFERENT LENTEN JOURNEY: This series is receiveing a great response from participants. If you are free on the coming Thursdays, you might like to come along. You will find this a deep but gentle opportunity to consider the threads that have helped weave a pathway to this moment. Led by Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm
DATE: Thursdays 30 March & 6 April. TIME: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm VENUE: Thornhill House
SUGGESTED OFFERING: £12 per day - Inclusive of light lenten lunch.
NOTE: THE DAYS WILL BE STAND-ALONE BUT THEY DO FORM A UNITY AS PART OF A PROCESS OF REFLECTION
TAKING ANOTHER TABLET - The lively discussion group on Church matters convenes again in Steelstown on the Second Wednesday of each month for an hour. Conversation emanating from articles, commentaries, current points of interest. Come on! At least you'll get a coffee and some food for thought. All welcome. Small donation towards the room hire, a coffee and the most stimulating conversation of the month!
DATE: Wednesday 12 April TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon VENUE:Conference Room, Steelstown Church Suggested Donation:£2
TRUSTING YOUR IMAGINATION - St Ignatius taught us to free the imagination in the praying of Scripture. A short course exploring this way of praying begins Wednesday Morning 17 May .
DATE:Wednesdays 17,24,31 May, 7 & 14 June TIME:10:30 - 11.30 VENUE: Thornhill House SUGGESTED OFFERING: £5
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