Today's Thought
Lent 3

For a christian is only a Christian  when he refuses to allow himself or anyone else to settle into a comfortable rest.  He remains dissatisfied with the status quo. And he believes that he has an essential role to play in the realisation of the new world to come – even if he cannot say how that world will come about.  But the Christian will not despair when he does not see the result he wanted to see.  For in

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St. Colmcille’s Church

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Monday to Friday: 8:25 | 10:00 | 19:00 (During Lent)
Saturday: 10:00|19:00
Sunday: 09:00|10:00|11:00|12:30|19:00
Confessions: Saturday: 10.30|18.45 (or on request)


The Lenten Season

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word ‘lencten’, which means “spring.” The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin His ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent

Lent 2017

LENT – a call in the Silence!
By Debbie Moore-Borland

“What are you looking for?”

How difficult is it for me to answer that question – what am I looking for; in my life, in my relationships, in my work, in my family, in my country, in my world?
We can appear to be busy and indeed fulfilled, and yet each one of us can know what it’s like to be lonely and even lost.
During this Lent, a time

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