Weekly Connect From: Dermot Cowhey firstname.lastname@example.org
1st November, 2021:
Dear Chaplains/RE Teachers,
This week, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Christian Art, hosted by Patrick van der Vorst, would like to share a video set to the music of John Denver's 'Windsong'. Through paintings by Van Gogh, Michelangelo and other artists, they look at the beauty of our world... a world that has been entrusted into our care. We ask that we may all grow deeper in our respect for God's Creation and take better care of it. The website is free and available at Christian Art email@example.com
Click here to see Video
There is quite an amount of material available but, rather than send out so much to everyone, please let me know if you would like the information.
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The Pope's Monthly Intentions for November, 2021:
For people who suffer from depression
We pray that people who suffer from depression and burnout will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
Thought for the Day: We publish a ‘thought for the day’ every morning at 7am on the Diocesan Facebook page.
‘The best feeling of happiness is when you’re happy because you’ve made someone happy.’
1st November – All Saints
2nd November – All Souls
3rd November: St Malachy
5th November: St. Martin de Porres
6th November: All Saints of Ireland
8th November; Remembrance Sunday
14th November: St Laurence O’Toole, Bishop
15th November: World Day of the Poor
20th November: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
20th November: Universal Children’s Day
21st November: Presentation of Mary
21st November: World Traffic Victims’ Day
28th November: First Sunday of Advent
29th November: First week of Advent
For more information on special days please see Attachment 4.
Catholic Schools and the Month of November
The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2022
‘Living Life to the Full’. Catholic Schools Week runs from 23rd to 30th January, 2022. The annual diocesan in-service will take place on Thursday 27th January, 2022.
- ‘To the Heights’ Waterford and Lismore Youth Ministry booklet with activities for junior students
- Resource Pack for All Saints Day, again suitable for junior classes
- Attachment containing the usual links and resources. If you can add to this list, please forward all information to me.
- Attachment containing links and resources in relation to the Liturgical calendar.
If you are accessing this from the diocese website and would like to have these resources, please email email@example.com
To conclude …
As we begin the month of November and remember our dearly departed, the recently deceased Brendan Kennelly urges the return of hope.
‘Begin’ Brendan Kennelly
Begin again to the summoning birds
to the sight of the light at the window,
begin to the roar of morning traffic
all along Pembroke Road.
Every beginning is a promise
born in light and dying in dark
determination and exaltation of springtime
flowering the way to work.
Begin to the pageant of queuing girls
the arrogant loneliness of swans in the canal
bridges linking the past and future
old friends passing though with us still.
Begin to the loneliness that cannot end
since it perhaps is what makes us begin,
begin to wonder at unknown faces
at crying birds in the sudden rain
at branches stark in the willing sunlight
at seagulls foraging for bread
at couples sharing a sunny secret
alone together while making good.
Though we live in a world that dreams of ending
that always seems about to give in
something that will not acknowledge conclusion
insists that we forever begin.