THE ROSARY

 

The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with Her, the Mother of God.

 

With the Hail Mary we invite Her to pray for us.  She joins Her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks She always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace.

 

With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils.

 

The Holy Rosary is said before the 10:00 AM Mass each weekday

 

'The Healing Light of the Rosary' Group

 

This Group has been in existence for 28 years and ugently requires new members! The Healing Light of the Rosary is a very powerful rosary and is based on a small booklet called  'Guess What !!' The Healing Light of the Rosary'.

 

The booklet contains a series of short and very moving readings before each mystery. Those who have experienced the Healing Light of the Rosary  proclaim that   it really reaches out to you! The group meets on a Monday night in the Parish Centre from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

 

If you are interested in keeping this very powerful prayer group alive you will be made very welcome.

 

For further information please contact: Kate McGuigan Home: 028 4372 2941 Mobile: 078 3333 3816

 

Rosary for Youth

 

The Rosary for Youth Group meet at 7:00 pm on  Wednesdays in Our Lady of the Assumption Church Rosary for Priests Priests are God's anointed, the other Christ in our midst. They have a wonderful calling and need our prayers to live it fully.

 

The Rosary for Priests Group aims to pray the twenty mysteries of the Rosary for the glory of God, Our Lady's intentions and the protection and sanctification of priests.

 

The group meets on Thursdays at 11:00 am in Our Lady of the Assumption Church For further information please contact: Margaret McCarron on 028 4372 5807

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

 

The Second Vatican Council proclaimed that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.  The transforming power of spending a quiet hour with Jesus cannot be overestimated! Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love. In the sacred Host, He is present, the true treasure, always waiting for us. Only by adoring this Presence do we learn how to receive Him properly.

 

What is Eucharistic Adoration?

Understood simply, Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honouring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ. In a deeper sense, it involves "the contemplation of the Mystery of Christ truly present before us".

 

During Eucharistic Adoration, we "watch and wait", we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist ... By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be!

 

Like a magnet, The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms us. In its fullest essence ... Eucharistic Adoration is "God and Man reaching out for each other, at the same time!"

 

The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity! Opportunities to adore and honour the Eucharistic Presence of Christ are offered every week in the Parish. Times of Eucharist Adoration through the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are listed below.

THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY

From the diary of a young Polish nun, a special devotion began spreading throughout the world in the 1930s. The message is nothing new, but is a reminder of what the Church has always taught through scripture and tradition: that God is merciful and forgiving and that we, too, must show mercy and forgiveness. But in the Divine Mercy devotion, the message takes on a powerful new focus, calling people to a deeper understanding that Gods love is unlimited and available to everyone — especially the greatest sinners.

 

The message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about Gods mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.

 

The message of mercy is that God loves us — all of us — no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recogniSe that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. It is a message we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC.

A — Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world.

B — Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us. C — Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive.

 

THE CHAPLET

1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.

2. Then on the Our Father Beads say the following: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the 10 Hail Mary Beads say the following: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. Conclude with (three times): Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.