Weekend Mass – Digging Deeper

Published on March 2, 2019
Lenten Resource: Sunday Mass – Digging Deeper

Posted: 01 Mar 2019 06:54 AM PST

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am pleased to present to you the resources page for the Lenten diocesan wide catechetical programme: Sunday Mass – Digging Deeper. A dedicated page will go live on Ash Wednesday next.

The need for such a catechesis for people coming to Mass in their parishes each week has been mentioned to me frequently in recent months by both priests and lay people.

Included in the resources you will you will find:

  • A poster advertising the Lenten initiative (More posters will be available for local adaptation and will be emailed to parish offices)
  • A Lenten Letter from me that can be read at Masses on Sunday, March 10
  • Four Homily Scripts for the following four Sundays
  • A one-page outline of the key message in each of the homilies
  • Five handouts for weekly distribution within the parish, beginning on March 10.

The handouts continue the digging deeper into the Sunday Mass that the homily will have started. They can be printed in colour or black and white and I very much hope that they will be distributed with the parish newsletter. PDF copies of the weekly handouts will also be available on kandle.ie for uploading onto parish social media platforms.

A short video from iCatholic will be uploaded to our KANDLE website each week. This video will share similar content to the homily and handouts in visual form.

The four-night parish programme exploring the Mass, ‘Signposts on Road to Emmaus’ will take place in at least one venue in each of the old seven deanery areas.
Preliminary venues, times and dates are included below.

These resources have been created to respond to a named need and to be user friendly. I hope that through this Lenten journey, they will contribute to the life-long formation of all of us in the Eucharist, the centre of our lives as Christians.

As always, I remind you of the importance of promoting the Trócaire Lenten Campaign during this Penitential season, as you have so generously done so in the past.

Every blessing & thanks,
+Denis Nulty