Sunday of the Word of God-24th January 2021
Pope Francis wanted “a Sunday given over entirely to the Word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people” (Misericordia e misera, 7). It takes place during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, emphasising the important bond we have in Sacred Scripture with other Christian denominations and religious traditions.
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary – Woman of Listening
Mary, woman of listening, open our ears; grant us to know how to listen to the word of your Son Jesus among the thousands of words of this world; grant that we may listen to the reality in which we live, to every person we encounter, especially those who are poor, in need, in hardship.
Mary, woman of decision, illuminate our mind and our heart, so that we may obey, unhesitating, the word of your Son Jesus; give us the courage to decide, not to let ourselves be dragged along, letting others direct our life.
Mary, woman of action, obtain that our hands and feet move “with haste” toward others, to bring them the charity and love of your Son Jesus, to bring the light of the Gospel to the world, as you did.
Father Charles Chilinda who had been battling with Covid-19 died on Thursday evening at Lusaka’s Maina Soko Military Hospital (Zambia). Fr. Chilinda, a renowned peace-maker and national builder and unifier was the guest preacher at the Novena of Grace 2017 in Gardiner Street Parish
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Lectio Divina in Gardiner Street (Via Zoom)
Thursdays 7:30 pm led by Fr. Richard O’Dwyer SJ
Sunday 6:00 pm led by Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ
Lectio Divina is a process of spiritual reading, slow meditative, listening and responding to the Word of God. It is designed to make our hearts and minds receptive to God’s voice through scripture, and in this way, to allow us to develop a more intimate relationship with the Lord.
Email SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com to get a link for the zoom meeting
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021
Pope Francis is scheduled to preside over Vespers with other Christian leaders to mark the closing of this 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Monday, 25 January. As always, that ceremony will take place in the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, the papal basilica that is traditionally dedicated to ecumenical events and liturgies.