A few words from Fr Joe……………………

There has been a lot of counting going on during the week. Mostly about the votes, who got them, who got in, who lost out. But there has also been the counting of medals at the games in Rome, and some considerable joy to see the Irish flag raised, and some exceptional...

‘This is what the Kingdom of God is like …

Our readings this week are full of hope and confidence. May we grow in joyful hope as we pray and ponder them. The theme of growth, seeds, and trees winds in and out of these readings. So does the notion of universality: God’s kingdom is for the whole of humanity. In...

A few words from Fr Joe……………….

During the past year the Dublin Archdiocese has really been encouraging us all to think in terms of our ‘Partnership of parishes’ and to change, adapt and benefit from this new configuration. The ‘Building Hope Initiative’ is the name given to this process and there...

A few words from Fr Joe…………………

I was invited to the home of a young woman whose wedding was coming up so that I could get to know her parents. The senior couple lived in a very fine house, with large well-proportioned rooms, many open fires, lovely art on the walls and then as the invitation was...

A few words from Fr Joe………………

In January 2023 I drove down to Limerick with a couple of friends to see the retrospective exhibition of the German Irish sculptor and artist, Imogen Stuart being held in Mary Immaculate College. I was excited to see her work as I first became aware of her when I was...