Monthly Archives: March 2014

Newsletter March 30 2014 Fourth Sunday of Lent

Parish of Blackpool, The Glen and BallyvolaneVery Rev. John O’Donovan P.P. Hatton’s Alley, Blackpool, Cork – Mobile: 087 9144927 | Rev. Damian O’Mahony C.C. 1 Kilmorna Heights, Ballyvolane, Cork.Parish Offices: Blackpool 4300518 | Ballyvolane 4221977 | e-mail: info@blackpoolparish.com website: http://www.blackpoolparish.wordpress.comContinue reading

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US President Barack Obama to Visit Pope Francis Thursday Global and Domestic Issues Among Topics Expected to Be Discussed

  By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY, March 26, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The world will be watching tomorrow as US President Barack Obama will have his first meeting with Pope Francis. The president’s wife, Michelle Obama, along with US Secretary … Continue reading

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Third Week of Lent

Wednesday 26th march 2014 We Don’t live in a perfect world. In a perfect world the Pope would publish an encyclical or an Apostolic Exortation and we would be falling over ourselves to get one, to read it, digest it … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ‘Salvation Cannot Be Bought Or Sold, It Is a Gift’

Celebrates Solemnity of the Annunciation During Morning Mass VATICAN CITY, March 25, 2014 (Zenit.org) – A humble heart, like that of Mary, is what is required to obtain salvation. Pope Francis emphasized this during his homily at Casa Santa Marta … Continue reading

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The Third Week of Lent

Sunday 23rd march 2014. The Story of the woman at the well is unique to St John’s Gospel(John 4:1 1-42). In is a moving and beautiful encounter not least because Jews did not associate with Samaritans. Jesus, the first and … Continue reading

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The Annunciation of the Lord

The Annunciation, as much as or even more so than Christmas, represents Christ’s Incarnation. When Mary signaled to Gabriel her acceptance of God’s Will, Christ was conceived in her womb through the power of the Holy Spirit. While most of … Continue reading

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Pope Encourages Participation in “Festival of Forgiveness” 28-29 March

“24 Hours for the Lord” to Emphasis Importance of Sacrament of Reconciliation VATICAN CITY, March 24, 2014 (Zenit.org) – After reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged all those present to celebrate “24 hours for the Lord”, a … Continue reading

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