Emmanuel 2016

Emmanuel 2016 Emmanuel Advert 2016 Emmanuel 2016 will take place from March 1 - 3, 2016 in the Helix DCU. The following resources have been created to complement Emmanuel 2016's repertoire and will be added to accordingly. Please use these to introduce your students to the meaning/inspiration behind the music they will be singing.   The Heart of the Poor by David Haas Have a listen to this beautiful piece by David Hass, The Heart of the Poor: Prayer of Oscar Romero Slides to run during the performance at the Helix: The Heart of the Poor From May, 2015: Beatification begins the road to Sainthood for Oscar Romero Information about Archbishop Oscar Romero; beatified May 23, 2015   Blest Are the Merciful by Jakub Blycharz Blest Are The Merciful is the official hymn for World Youth Day, Krakow, 2016 Slides to run during the performance at the Helix: Blessed Are the Merciful See the Diocesan WYD Pilgrimage information by clicking here. From Matthew 5, the Sermon on the Mount or the Beatitudes is something I have always enjoyed exploring with students in the classroom: THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS. Matthew 5:3 - 16 could serve as an opportunity for prayer using this Introduction to Lectio Divina to guide your students. Another great clip (probably more suitable for younger classes) to introduce The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus: A Kingdom without Frontiers [Episode 10]. If you are short on time, skip to 19min 05sec - 21min 40sec, but the full episode is useful for further reflection with students.                     jubilee-year-of-mercy                  Logo for the Year of Mercy            The Year of Mercy - 2016 This year's music is strongly influenced by the Year of Mercy, which will officially begin on December 8. This piece, which features in Emmanuel 2016 by Trevor Thompson, is beautiful: Let Your Mercy Wash Over Us. As a Native American, Thompson's heritage and thus, appreciation for nature, is glimpsed in his lyrics. The imagery ties in with Pope Francis' call to live out our vocation as "protectors of God’s handiwork..."  in Laudato Si'  Check out the Mercy Area of the WYD 2016 website. As the Year of Mercy, this academic year offers us a great opportunity to explore the Sacrament of Reconciliation with students. As it features a strong Mercy theme, the music from Emmanuel 2016 would add to the exploration of this topic: Track 2: Lord, Show Us Your Mercy by Jeanne Cotter Track 3: Prayer for Mercy [4 arrangements provided] Track 4: Let Your Mercy Wash Over Us by Trevor Thompson and as already mentioned, Track 5: Blest Are the Merciful   A Future With Hope by David Haas Slides to run during the performance at the Helix: A Future With Hope Based on Jeremiah 29:11 – 14 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, 14 I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. Lectio Divina as a form of prayer, based on this scripture passage, allows greater exploration of the hymn's origins. Options for young people to give them a Future with Hope: World Youth Day Krakow 2016 (See Diocesan plans mentioned above) Ministries & John Paul II Awards http://www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com/ Contact Siobhan Tighe (Parish Pastoral Worker for Youth Outreach): 085 2846347 if you would like to involve students in the John Paul II Awards   Track 15: You Have Hemmed Me In Lord by Siobhan Dempsey Based on Psalm 139, this beautiful hymn is a real offering of praise and thanksgiving to God. Slides to run during the performance at the Helix: You Have Hemmed Me In Lord Also inspired by Psalm 139, the following article examines Faith and Leadership – Hemmed In: https://www.faithandleadership.com/hemmed The opening words of Psalm 139; “Lord, you search me… " are examined to find meaning into today's world: "You excavate me… You dig me, LordLectio Divina could work well here too Also relevant to Psalm 139: The Day for Life 2015 – Cherishing Life, Accepting Death (celebrated on October 4). Details available at: http://www.catholicbishops.ie/2015/09/21/day-life-2015-cherishing-life-accepting-death/ Track 18: You Are My All In All by Dennis Jernigan This beautiful hymn would be perfectly suited to Liturgy of the Eucharist, as a Prayer of Praise. The imagery would tie in nicely with Easter themed celebrations. Slides to run during the performance at the Helix: You Are My All In All