Our prayer time for the season can be deepened as we reflect using hymns and carols from the Christmas Season. You may have your own favourite carols that you wish to use and to accompany these we provide a selection for Christmas Day the 12 Days of Christmas through to the Feast of the Epiphany.
Silent Night performed by The Priests in the Church of Holy Rosary featuring the nativity scene from the Stained Glass window.
On St Stephen’s Day, a day associated with the giving of gifts, we share this video that back in 2014 went viral with the hashtag #sharethegift
On this feast of the Holy Family we recall the hymn from the World Meeting of Families A Joy for all the Earth.
On this feast of the Holy Innocents we listen to the Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter.
Today we have reflected on the connections between the child who was born in a stable and the Risen Christ witnessed by Saint John the Apostle. Our musical reflection today is For unto us a Child is born from Messiah by Handel.
Today we have reflected on the bringing of the infant Jesus to the temple and how he was adored by Anna the Prophetess. May we too come to adore Jesus. Today we use a contemporary version of O Come Let Us Adore Him by Hillsong.
AS 2020 draws to a close our scripture today invites us to consider God in our midst and that light overcomes darkness. We share a video from the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin The Cloud’s Veil reminding us of how God is by our side.
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God. We celebrate the solemnity with the traditional piece Salve Regina recorded by 450 voices from 33 different countries during the pandemic.
In this song by Matt Maher we reflect on how peace starts with us. The work of being a disciple begins within each of us recognising Jesus’s love is strong enough to lead us in our journey as disciples.
The beautiful hymn of Saint Teresa of Avila reminds us how we must carry the love of God made manifest at Christmas into our daily lives. It is with our hands and feet, our words and actions that we are witnesses to the incarnation of Christ who loved us, died for us and asks us to bless the world.
We reflect on the hymn Little Drummer Boy and how we are called to see Jesus and to use our gifts for him.
The life of Saint Francis of Assisi inspires the papacy of Pope Francis and the encyclical Fratelli Tutti. Our musical reflection is the Prayer of Saint Francis connecting with the Franciscan Community across the globe.
We close our reflections with the wonderful carol Joy to the World.