From Easter to Pentecost

Eastertide is the 50 days between Easter Sunday morning and Pentecost. We are used to the journey of Lent into Easter but not so familiar with the time of waiting for Pentecost.

Jesus’ followers entered a time of shock and grief and fear for their own lives in this time of loss and the suddenness of the turnaround of events.

This year, let us slow down and try to be with them in their grief.

We move away for the next few weeks from the Gospel of Luke and focus instead on John.

Resources on the Scriptures for the Weekends

Click on the image for the specific weekend to access the resources for that weekend.


6th Sunday of Easter – 22nd May 2022


5th Sunday of Easter – 15th May 2022


4th Sunday of Easter – 8th May 2022


3rd Sunday of Easter – 1st May 2022


2nd Sunday of Easter – 24th April 2022


Tarsus Scripture School
Lenten Programme

Jesse Rogers, Seán Goan and Kieran O’Mahony are presenting a programme for Lent and Easter 2022.
The focus is on the portrait of Jesus as prophet and the story of salvation in Luke-Acts. This is a self paced programme and is currently available.
See here for more detail and registration.

Easter Sunday – 17th April


Palm Sunday – 10th April


Fifth Sunday of Lent – 3rd April


Fourth Sunday of Lent – 27th March


Third Sunday of Lent – 20th March


Second Sunday of Lent – 13th March


First Sunday of Lent – 6th March


8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 27th February


7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th February


6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th February


5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th February


4th Sunday in Ordinary Time



3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

…today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing Luke 4:21


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

…you have kept the good wine until now.

John 2:10

Styles of Meditation and Contemplation

There are numerous ways of engaging with experiences of God in our daily lives. The following are three that I find helpful at different times.

Meeting the Lord
in Imaginative Prayer

Richard Rohr of the Centre for Action and Contemplation (www.cac.org) explains this method.

We at the Center often teach the transforming effects of silence and unknowing. It has been my personal practice for years.

At the same time, one of the great gifts of Jesuit spirituality is to teach us how to draw closer to God through images, words, verbal prayer, our imaginations, and the Bible itself.

Click on the button below to read how writer and retreat leader Margaret Silf invites people into the riches of Ignatian contemplation

Lectio
Divina

Lectio Divina is a method of prayer that uses Scripture to facilitate one’s relationship with God.

This form of spirituality is distinctly Catholic, but similar methods are found in other religions.  Traditionally, there are four steps in the process – lectiomeditatiooratio, and contemplatio.  Each step is often thought of as “rungs on a ladder” leading up to the pure “experience of God” in contemplatio.  The process is also sometimes seen as circular, with each step enhancing the experience of the others.

Present,
Open,
Awake

Richard Rohr of the Centre for Action and Contemplation (www.cac.org) explains this method.

My friend and CAC teacher James Finley is a true contemplative!

I watch the crowds—from conferences to Living School students—settle in his presence almost immediately.

He is so centered in himself and in God that he is at peace and “transmits” the message with peace everywhere he goes.

Click on the button below for Jim’s gentle, loving instructions for what many consider traditional meditation: