‘Prepare a way for the Lord!’

Today’s readings offer the gift of joy, and the invitation to hear and respond to God who is reaching out to draw us ever closer. In the First Reading, the Prophet Baruch reminds us that, despite all the challenges to our faith and hope in the Lord, we are called to...

A few words from Fr Joe………………….

Turn on the lights! Well, as we are now into December, and it is so dark and cold, I for one love to see the seasonal lights appearing. The big bright lights which transform the city centre, ripple through the shopping centres, rise from the tower in RTE, land at the...

‘Stay awake, praying at all times’

Today marks the beginning of Advent, a time of watchfulness, waiting and renewed hope, as we get ready to welcome the Lord into our hearts and lives this Christmas. The First Reading focuses our gaze on God’s promise to David to raise up a ‘virtuous branch’. God...

A few words from Fr Joe…………………..

Energy! Every parish needs plenty of energy. The energy that comes from the sun certainly gives us a lift and makes the church building and environment more pleasant, the energy that comes from the Spirit leads our hearts and minds along the right path, but the energy...

‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world’

The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, brings the Church’s year to a close, and calls us to celebrate again Jesus’s victory over suffering and death. As servants, we offer all that we are, and invite him to reign within our hearts, so that we can...

A few words from Fr Joe………………..

I can’t remember the last time a week passed by and I didn’t say at least one funeral Mass. Free from that obligation I’ve been busy this week with some of the practical things that need to be attended too at the three churches. An issue with the ‘Loop’ system in...