The Lamb of God, St Mary's Church, Saggart
Benediction, of course, means Blessing, and the priest blesses the congregation with the host in the monstrance. Which brings us to the Eucharist, and the Eucharistic Congress taking place in June. There are, of course, the big events being organised in the RDS and Croke Park for that week (June 10-17, see link, right-hand side of this page), but what is happening in the parish, one may ask? A few volunteers have stepped bravely up to the mark and have been meeting over the past few weeks (under the auspices of the Parish Pastoral Council) to prepare some events. There is no blueprint for this, and we are just doing our best to mark this occasion locally. I know that many people feel it's a bad time to organise such an event, and we sincerely hope we don't come across as a group of 'religious fanatics' in any way. No, we're just a group of people who agreed to do something, something we're not too sure about but which we hope is positive, hope-giving, cheering in some way etc. And if all these good things add up to 'religious', then surely 'religious' is basically ok?
You will have seen the new display boards in the churches. That's one concrete sign of things happening. More such signs, we hope, will be announced soon. Needless to say, all suggestions and offers to help out would be very welcome.