Parish Practice

The gift of tongues Premium

20 April 2017 | by John Cosgrove
Unlocking the potential of pupils for whom English is not their first language is often a daunting challenge for teachers. But with care and good preparation, miracles can be achieved

Give time to every season Premium

13 April 2017 | by Bernard Cotter
The consumer-led identification of the days of Easter is at odds with the Church calendar and interferes with our celebrations. Parishes should think and plan with a view to the 90 days from Lent to Pentecost.

Wounded like Jesus Premium

06 April 2017 | by Nicholas Henshall
When we accompany the bereaved we should understand the raw pain they are feeling – a sense that they are literally robbed of something utterly dear and precious. Remember the risen Christ still bore his wounds

Lenten lessons Premium

30 March 2017 | by Sheila Isaac
Careful discernment of the Gospel readings during Lent can bring guidance and inspiration to pupils and teachers alike that has repercussions beyond their school environment and beyond the season

Instead of seeing the Sacrament of Anointing as the kiss of death, it needs to become the kiss of life and hope. At every Mass we should affirm that Jesus is the true physician of all our ills

A Catholic school designates a week every year to encouraging small acts of kindness on the part of students and teachers. The benign ripple effect of these acts extends throughout the school and beyond

Recreating Christ’s Passion Premium

02 March 2017 | by Bridie Stringer
The road from Jerusalem to Jericho goes past my door and yours and we go down it every day. This was one of the most memorable sentences I ever heard in a homily.

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