Lent Hasn’t Been the Same for Years: Bishop Malzaire

first_img                   His Lordship, Bishop of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire His Lordship the Bishop of the Diocese of Roseau, Gabriel Malzaire, is saddened by what he sees as a change in the attitude towards the Lenten season which began on Wednesday, February 26th and ends on April 9th.Lent is a period of penitential preparation for Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides for a 40-day fast excluding Sundays.This is in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.Bishop Malzaire both old and young are guilty.He says, “We have noted with deep sadness changes in the tone of our Lenten season over the past years, a tone which has become less conducive to reflection and introspection., Many Catholics today especially the young are not able to tell the difference between the season of Lent and ordinary time. The reason being that there is little change in the tenor of our observances that would speak to the special qualities of the season.”The Bishop elaborated, “This is evident in the type of music we entertain at home and on the airwaves. Our older folks would be quite aware that it was not so when they grew up. For them, Carnival Tuesday was the end of one modus operandi and Ash Wednesday ushered in a new. Every Catholic instinctively knew the difference. Sadly, today we cannot say the same.”He made suggestions to help observers properly celebrate this somber period on the Christian calendar.Those recommendations include moments of prayer, silence, and singing, bible reading and retreats.“One of the requirements of Lenten observance is to do some form of penance: fasting, abstinence, alms-giving, visits to the sick and shut-in and intense prayer for self and others.”His Lordship challenges, “Decide for yourselves what forms you wish to embrace to prepare for the glorious celebration of Easter. Going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation (that is Confession) is an obligation for every Catholic Christian in preparation for the celebration of Easter hence the term ‘making your Easter duty.’ Getting to Easter without reconciliation is akin to saying to our blessed Lord that he has died for nothing.“It has been said that the shortest road to heaven is through the confessional. It is indeed a narrow road- the road of humility and truth. Happy is the one who takes that route on a regular basis.”Listen to the Bishop’s full message here:Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Bishops-2020-Lent-message.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share Share 102 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleLocalNews Lent Hasn’t Been the Same for Years: Bishop Malzaire by: – February 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Shafer says Gulley ready to return kicks again at Georgia Tech, Estime solely H-back for now

first_img Published on October 17, 2013 at 11:24 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ With George Morris II doubtful for Saturday’s matchup against Georgia Tech, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said he has no reservations using Prince-Tyson Gulley in the kick return game again this week.Gulley joined Devante McFarlane on kick returns in Syracuse’s 24-10 win against North Carolina State on Saturday. Gulley brought back his only chance from the end zone to the Syracuse 26-yard line early in the fourth quarter.“Prince has always been a viable option back there,” Shafer said.As for the multi-talented freshman H-back Brisly Estime, Shafer said there’s no issue with him being able to catch the ball. He has the skill set to return kicks, but Shafer and offensive coordinator George McDonald want to ease him into his role as an H-Back before thrusting him into the return game.“The issue is he can’t have too many pots on the stove,” Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer added that it could have been the other way around. He, McDonald and Co. could have chosen to hone Estime’s return game from the start of the season, but they considered him more of an asset catching passes.He said Estime catches the ball really well and that he’s just behind Syracuse punt returner Ritchy Desir in that regard. Estime’s role could expand in the future, but for now he’s solely an H-Back.Said Shafer: “That was an educated choice by all of us.” Commentslast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Chamber OrchestraPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe (www.johnsoffe.com) Check his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnSoffePhotography),The Donegal Chamber Orchestra is in Inishowen for the first time as part of the Colgan Heritage Week this Saturday at 7.30pm in the Colgan Hall, Carndonagh. The ensemble was founded in June 2006 and successfully performed across the County, Northern Ireland, Dublin and as far as Tuscany. In its 8 years of history this will be the first time the group is performing in Inishowen! For this special occasion, the string orchestra will be joined by local musician Ciara Fagan, who will be playing John Baston’s Recorder Concerto No. 2 as soloist with the ensemble. Also to mark the first visit to the peninsula, the orchestra will perform ‘The Inishowen Set’ a new work especially composed for the string ensemble by Redcastle based composer John McLachlan.During February the composer worked with the Orchestra in this new work for a Letterkenny premiere and it will be performed for the second time this Saturday in Inishowen.John McLachlan is an internationally esteemed Dublin born composer who lives in Co. Donegal. See www.johnmclachlan.info for more.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. The Donegal Chamber Orchestra gives regular performances throughout the county during the year and previous seasons have included trips to Spain and Italy. Since its establishment the orchestra worked with guest artists such as violinist Darragh Morgan, Belgium soprano Tine Verbeke, renowned Romanian/Irish cellist Mihai Dancila, the Spanish chamber orchestra Concerto Málaga and the Italian Maestro Massimo Paris. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).www.dmep.ieFor their concert in Cardongagh, they will perform John McLachlan’s ‘The Inishowen Set’ conducted by the composer himself who also will introduce his piece to the audience. The program will also include Karl Jenkin’s Palladio, John Baston’s Recorder Concerto No. 2 (soloist: Ciara Fagan), Hindemith’s Op. 44, Britten’s Simple Symphony Op. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Elegy for string orchestra and Bartok’s Ten Folk Hungarian Pieces.This concert starts at 7.30pm. Admissions € 10/5. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information contact The Colgan Hall 074 93 29377 or colganhall1914@eircom.net DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S SATURDAY NIGHT CARNDONAGH CONCERT was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carndonaghdonegal chamber orchestraInishowen SetPerformanceThe Colgan Halllast_img read more