The Rosary: A gift from Mary to help us love to pray.
The Luminous Mystery Rosary or the Mysteries of Light, as they are also called, focus on the public life of Jesus, the years He was preaching spanning the time between His Baptism and His death. They are called the Mysteries of Light because Jesus is the light of the World. Jesus as the light is mentioned several times in St. John's Gospel. "And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light. That was the true light, which enlightens every man that cometh into this world." -John 1:5-9
"While I am in the world, I am the light of the world" -John 9:5
Pope John Paul II felt that it was important to add these mysteries to the history of the rosary because there was a gap between the childhood of Jesus that is meditated upon during the Joyful Mysteries and the suffering and death of Jesus that is meditated upon during the Sorrowful Mysteries. He also added them to revive interest in the Rosary which in his words illustrate an "ocean of joy and of light, of suffering and of glory" in the lives of Jesus and Mary. The Luminous Mystery Rosary is as follows...
• The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan,
• Jesus first miracle at the wedding at Cana,
• Jesus proclaiming the Kingdom of God, his preaching and teaching
• Transfiguration of Jesus on Mt. Tabor when He revealed Himself as God's Son
• The institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper
Presbytery, Harbour Rd.,
Third Sunday of Advent
8 p.m. Seamus Heffernan
Tom, Mary and Soldier Rattigan and their son Michael.
Paul and Crissie Dunican,
9.30 a.m. Deceased members of the Coyne family, Attyconnor
11a.m. Paddy and Mary Daniels
Thursday 9.30 a.m. John and Rose Keenan and Anne and Elizabeth Keenan.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 p.m. Peter and Elizabeth Flynn, their son Peter and daughter Elizabeth.
Carton Family, Comagh Rd.
Peter and Annie Jo McLoughlin
11 a.m. John and Ellen Craig
Colm and Eammon Heffernan
Photo collections of events that have taken place around the parish