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Community Connected In Spirit

As our gatherings in person are restricted at the moment, we can still take this opportunity to gather together in Spirit.

For each day that we cannot gather together physically as a faith community, something new will be posted here.

Join the Faith Community in Spirit.

All contributions of a spiritual nature are welcome.

If you have: a refection, a piece of music, a prayer, a hymn, an inspirational/spiritual quote, an inspirational photo/picture

- please email it to [email protected] so we can share it with others.

It would be nice to acknowledge the person who sent it in, but if you prefer not please state this on your email.

Let’s make this an opportunity to build further connections with each – if not physically, we can certainly do so virtually and spiritually!

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Tuesday 7th April 2020

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter

Entry contributed by Mel Murphy

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Monday 6th April 2020

A Prayer for these Days: Donal Neary S.J

Entry contributed by Barbara Thomas

Be with us Lord, in times of darkness: may you be our light;
In times of isolation, may we support each other,
In times of illness, heal each one.
Be with our nurses, doctors and all medical staffs,
And all who keep life going at this time,
Those who care at home for the elderly
and look after our children,
And those who look out for the poor.
Remember Lord in your kindness, all I remember this day,
Especially those away from home.
Father God, Brother Jesus, Mother Mary,
Let me not lose hope in your love, now and always.
Holy Spirit fill us all with serenity and hope. Amen.

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Sunday 5th April 2020

O God You Search Me and You Know Me – Bernadette Farrell

Entry contributed by Elaine O’Brien

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Saturday 4th April 2020

Everything Seems Just The Same To Me.

Entry contributed by Mel Murphy

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Friday 3rd April 2020

Be Still for the Presence of The Lord

Entry contributed by Elaine O’Brien

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Thursday 2nd April 2020

Heart Warming Statements – Charlie Chaplin

Entry contributed by Roisin Long

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

We Come to Your Feast – Michael Joncas

Entry contributed by Maura Walsh

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Tuesday 31st March 2020

Frontline Prayer

Entry contributed by Ann Corrigan


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Monday 30th March 2020

Isolation Angel

Entry contributed by Rachel Kerrigan


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Sunday 29th March 2020

I Will Be With You by Kathryn Crosweller

Entry contributed by Elaine O’Brien

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Saturday 28th March 2020

Psalm 27-5

Entry contributed by Marian Farrell


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Friday 27th March 2020

Serenity Prayer

Entry contributed by Fr. Eamonn Clarke


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Thursday 26th March 2020

Christ Has No Body Now But Yours
Words based on Teresa of Avila

Entry contributed by Paula McNamara


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Wednesday 25th March 2020

Ignatian Wisdom for Covid-19

Entry contributed by Damon McCaul

As the Covid-19 virus continues to cause chaos around the world, Belgium Jesuit and author Nikolaas Sintobin SJ has been reflecting on what wisdom St. Ignatius might want to share with us regarding our response to this pandemic.

Click here to read what Nikolaas thinks the founder of his order would write in a letter from heaven which contains down-to-earth advice.

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

A Prayer for Peace of Mind

Entry contributed by Paula McNamara


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Monday 23rd March 2020

I Watch the Sunrise by Kathryn Crosweller

Entry contributed by Karen Purcell

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Sunday 22nd March 2020

Mother’s Day Wishes

Entry contributed by Elaine O’Brien


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Saturday 21st March 2020

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This

Entry contributed by Barbara Thomas

Musical Video: The Kingdom of Heaven is like this

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Friday 20th March 2020

Prayer

Entry contributed by Marie O’Byrne

“Christians have a power because we have a presence who is always with us.

We are happy because we possess the only source of real joy.

We are serene because we live in the changeless one.

We are strong in our weakness because we give room for

Infinite strength to work  through HIM.

Amen”

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Thursday 19th March 2020

The Four Candles

Entry contributed by Roisin Long

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Wednesday 18th March 2020

So Beautiful by Pope Francis

Entry contributed by Cecilia O’Neill

“Tonight before falling asleep

think about when we will return to the street.

When we hug again,

when all the shopping together will seem like a party.

Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar, the small talk, the photos close to each other.

We think about when it will be all a memory but normalcy will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.

We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us. Every second will be precious.

Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter.

We will go back to laughing together.

Strength and courage

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Tuesday March 17th 2020

I Arise Today

Entry contributed by Elaine O’Brien

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Monday March 16th 2020

Act of Spiritual Communion

Entry contributed by Ann Corrigan



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Sunday March 15th 2020

In My Garden
from a book called Circle of Life

Entry contributed by Mel Murphy

Last night after sunset
I put my flowers to bed
Covered their cheery pink faces
With blankets towels and sheets.
Said I to them…..

Goodnight… stay warm
Don’t let the frosty bugs bite
Hoping when I arose today
The cold night had not nipped
Their spring noses and
Frightened them to death

How carefully I care
For my flower garden.
Protecting all I can from harm.
Yet
When the green shoots of my own inner growth push their way out
I seem to leave all to chance
And little to care.

Keep warm take care of yourself through these strange days.

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Saturday March 14th 2020

3-Minute Retreats
by Loyolapress

Entry contributed by Anne McElheron

These 3 minute retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.

https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer

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Friday March 13th 2020

Lockdown
By Brother Richard, Franciscan Capuchin

Entry contributed by Anne McElheron

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.
They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary
All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.
So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.
Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.
Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.

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