Welcome to our Resources for Use in 2020
Below are the resources recommend by the St Paul’s Youth Team – Siobhan, Kirsten, Gerard H and Cilla
The ‘Chosen’ Series: A multi season series on Jesus. The first season is free and available to watch on YouTube. Here is the link to the trailer. Watch Here
Recently Alpha hosted a webinar with Ron Huntly of Divine Renovation. He spoke about how to create dynamic and life-giving parishes. The first step is to help people know Jesus, he spoke passionately about his experience of using Alpha as one of the tools for this on the road to building up the parish but that a leadership team mapping out where the parish aims to go is essential and this is a team of lay and religious. Here is the link to the inspiring conversation. Alpha Divine Revelation
For more on Alpha https://ireland.alpha.org/
Fr Mike Schmitz – Why God Loves You:
God wants our brokenness. He wants everything that makes us imperfect in the eyes of the world. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz offers a relieving truth about God’s paradoxical love for us, how he love us—not in spite of our weaknesses—but because of them. YouTube video:
‘I am with you’ Prayer Cards.
The Prayer Cards are available to order online at Emmaus Productions is delighted to make these resources available to you during this COVID-19 Easter and Pentecost season.
They cost €10. The website gives you suggestions in how to use them.
Lauato Si – 5 Year Anniversary Celebrations.
A Love Letter to the Earth. When: May 24, 2020 08:00 PM Dublin
Topic: A Love Letter to the Earth – Laudato Si Week 2020. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on this link and following the instructions: https://trocaire-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RjSdfZ9zQeqPBv7iw6sTZA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please take note of the email you will receive, the link and PASSWORD it contains.
Wishing you a very happy Laudato Si Week 2020, “Truly much can be done!” (Laudato Si, 180)
Healing Service in Macroom, Cork. Healing Service
It occurs Wednesdays, 3-4pm. It is a weekly event.
YOUNG CHURCH DUBLIN ZOOM MEETING RESOURCES FROM 14/05/2020 YCD ZOOM MEETING RESOURCES 14.05.2020 (1)
SCRIPTURE TO REFLECT ON
This blog compiles quite a list of Bible verses that relate to an eternal perspective on life. Although these eternal perspective Bible verses are listed individually, you can also look deeper into the context of any verse that strikes you. Each verse reference is linked to Bible Gateway, which is the online Bible study tool. After you read the verse on Bible gateway, you can click the four lines to see the entire chapter and context.
Dominican Talks and Online Courses
Click on the link below to see videos of some of the great talks recorded from the “Ignite” Evangelisation Conference and to find out about online courses that the Cork Dominicans are offering which will take place for one night per week over 4 weeks. You can sign up for any of the courses including:
• Introduction to Moral Theology
• The Mystery of the Eucharist
• Discover the Holy Spirit
• Young Adults Faith Exploration
• Bible Study
• Introduction to Theology
C.S. Lewis’ great story about heaven and hell – and the chasm fixed between them – is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales. In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations, from the disgruntled, ghostly inhabitants of Hell to the angels and souls who dwell on the plains of Heaven. This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C.S. Lewis’s most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and our eternal journey towards God.
This highly acclaimed and captivating book offers the world the most thorough understanding to date of “the Warning,” or “the Illumination of Conscience”–a critical moment in human history when every person alive will see their soul in the light of divine truth–including fascinating stories of those who have already experienced it for themselves. Bishop Gavin Ashenden, Chaplain to the Queen of England (2008-2017), comments in his foreword to the book “Every so often a book falls into one’s hands that is particularly powerful in unveiling the mystery and power of God’s purpose for his Church today, and this is one such. If you are wondering whether or not you should take the time to read it, let me strongly encourage you to do so.”
The prophecies, as outlined and illustrated in this book, have come through saints and mystics, including St. Pope Pius IX, St. Pope Paul VI, Saint Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, and Servant of God, Maria Esperanza. Some of these spiritual luminaries are still alive, such as exorcist, mystic, and Superior General, Fr. Michel Rodrigue; stigmatist and mystic, Janie Garza; and founder of the Dynamic Catholic Institute, Matthew Kelly. The book brings the reader through compelling testimonies of those who have already experienced an illumination of conscience personally and against their will. The book culminates in the spell-binding story of Marino Restrepo, hailed as a St. Paul for our century. Formerly a well-to-do Hollywood music producer who sank into serious sin and the New Age movement, he endured a torturous kidnapping by Colombian guerrilla rebels for over half a year, during which he experienced an illumination of conscience. In addition, he received a unique gift of infused knowledge of divine matters, which he has been sharing with the world since 1999 in his world-wide, bishop-approved apostolate. And his is only one of the stories.
“Proof of Heaven” by Dr. Eben Alexander
A scientist’s case for the afterlife. Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that near death experiences feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion–and in essence makes us human–shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back. Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it.
“The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom
This book is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death. The novel’s protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the ‘Free Fall’, dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite.
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People – By Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Paul White
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. 5 Love Languages Website
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence
by Sarah Young
This 365-day devotional is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you-words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love. Sarah Young shares her personal prayer journal and her reflections based on Jesus’ words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture. Penned by one who loves Jesus and reveres His Word, these writings will help your love for Jesus grow as you spend time with Him each day
SURVEY– Young adults and their Faith experience during the Covid 19 Pandemic May 2020
The Leadership Team for the Foundational Leadership Programme(FLP) invite young adults and youth leaders to take a four-minute survey looking at their experiences during the COVID 19 pandemic. The FLP programme began five years ago as a collaboration between the Archdiocese of Dublin, Church of Ireland (combined dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough) and the Irish Capuchins. Many graduates of the programme have progressed to faith based leadership opportunities in parishes, their communities of faith and international events such as World Youth Day and World Meeting of Families (2018)
Please feel free to take the survey yourself but also to share it with young people through any outlet you have at your disposal. Take the survey HERE
EVENT THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST
Saturday May 30th & Sunday May 31st – Online Conference run by Irish Dominicans
Organised by the Irish Dominicans, Ignite 2020 is a free online Catholic Evangelisation conference to inspire, educate, and motivate all who attend to realise the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith, to live it to the full and to become true disciples who witness to the joy of their lived faith in their daily lives, helping others to come to know Jesus Guest speakers for the conference include Dr Scott Hahn, Fr Mike Schmitz, Ralph Martin, Bishop Fintan Gavin, Sr. Miriam Heidland and more.
This conference will help create a vision for how Catholics in Ireland can help renew the faith and help the Church through the current crisis.
To book for this conference you must be over 18.
To participate in this free conference please sign up for a free ticket and the link to join the live conference will be made available to you. Just go to the following address for more info: