Round up of The God who Speaks at Mass Talk

Saturday 17th October 2020

As part of The God who Speaks series, an in collaboration with Hope in the Future Stage 3, Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, CSSp, led a zoom webinar on the theme ‘The God who Speaks at Mass’.

Fr Eamonn is a Spiritan or Holy Ghost Father Missionary originally from Manchester. A priest since 1980, he has extensive missionary experience, working with young adults, teaching theology and giving retreats. From 2006-2013 Fr. Eamonn lectured in Systematic Theology at Tangaza University College, Nairobi, Kenya. He is resident at the Parish of the Holy Spirit in Manchester as Director, Spiritan Mission and Retreat Animation and Episcopal Vicar for Religious for the diocese.

In his talk he explored the richness of the Mass, especially the Liturgy of the Word , where God speaks to us directly through his Word and through the priest in the homily. He spoke about the richness of the lectionary which carefully weaves together old testament scripture in the first reading with new testament scripture proclaimed in the Gospel. He explained how, as a congregation, we respond to God in the psalm and the Gospel acclamation and listen to letters from St Paul, St Peter, St James and the author of Hebrews in the second reading. He went on to say, ‘the homily is a wonderful opportunity for the priest to ‘break open’ the Word and how the story of salvation history relates to us and our lives.’

After the talk there were opportunities for questions, answers and discussion.

You can listen to Fr Eamonn’s talk here 

Join us for the next talks on Zoom at 7pm.

October 28th – Fr Joe Evans – The God Who Speaks to Us Today: Contemporary Challenges through a Biblical Lens

November 25th – Fr Michael Winstanley SDB – The God Who Speaks in the Gospel of St John

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