30 March, 2020. Monday of Week 5 of Lent
29 March, 2020. 5th Sunday of Lent
28 March, 2020. Saturday of Week 4 of Lent
27 March, 2020. Friday of Week 4 of Lent
Presider’s Page for 29 March (Fifth Sunday of Lent)
In under a fortnight’s time, the Easter Triduum will begin, on Holy Thursday evening. It will be a Triduum like no other, with no public celebrations because of the Coronavurus pandemic. But in our own homes, each of us can recall the great events that Easter remembers. We ask God’s help in the last 10 days of Lent.
26 March, 2020. Thursday of Week 4 of Lent
25 March, 2020. The Annunciation of the Lord
24 March, 2020. Tuesday of Week 4 of Lent
23 March, 2020. Monday of Week 4 of Lent
Presider’s Page for 22 March (Fourth Sunday of Lent)
Traditionally, this Sunday is called Laetare Sunday, which means ‘a day for joy’ — although few will feel much joy this year, as the COV-19 epidemic draws ever nearer. But at this midpoint of Lent, it is traditional to honour mothers, treasuring those still with us and praying for those we have lost to death.
22 March, 2020. 4th Sunday of Lent, Year A
21 March, 2020. Saturday of Week 3 of Lent
20 March, 2020. Friday of Week 3 of Lent
19 March, 2020. St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
18 March, 2020. Wednesday of Week 3 of Lent
Presider’s page for 17 March (Lá ‘Fhéile Pádraig, English & Gaeilge)
In the heart of Lent, we keep the feast of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We mark the day by praising God the creator, who sustained Patrick in good times and bad, and who will sustain the Irish even in the face of coronavirus.
17 March, 20020. St Patrick, Patron of Ireland
“Mise Pádraig, peacach ró-thuatach… Más lochtach féin mé, is mian liom fios a bheith ag mo bhráithre agus ag mo ghaolta cén saghas duine mé, agus dúil m’anama a thuiscint.”
16 March, 2020. Monday of Week 3 of Lent
Presider’s Page for 15 March (Third Sunday of Lent)
Today’s readings about water and thirst remind us that this is a baptismal season. The holy water of baptism blesses and protects the faithful in every danger, even as the threat of the coronavirus bears down upon our world.