18th – 25th January Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

It was the great desire of Jesus, the night before his Passion and Death, that all his disciples be united as one, and each year from 18-25th January, the Church prays in particular for this desire of Jesus. This year the theme and texts for the Week of Prayer has...

A few words from Fr. Joe

In my extended family, we are 63 cousins, children of 8 families. Of these 9 were adopted as children and we all grew up together as cousins and shared the same grandparents. During this week, I have been very mindful of all those women whose children were adopted, of...

NOTICES

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Baptisms in the parish have really be effected by the Covid 19 restrictions, as families couldn’t travel, celebrate or mix the generations safely. So congratulations to all who were baptised during the year, thanks for your patience to...

A few words from Fr. Joe…

How many pine needles are there on a Christmas Tree? I wondered about this when I took down my tree just after the Epiphany.  Having removed all the lights and decorations, the tree looked fine to me, but the floor was carpeted with pine needles. Then I pulled the...

Notices

We welcome our new Archbishop elect, Mgr Dermot Farrell and look forward to getting to know him in the time ahead. We are thankful for the many ways that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin blessed our parish and wish him well in his well-earned retirement. Three things stood...

A few words from Fr Joe

I lived in Portobello for a while, just a short stroll from Christchurch Cathedral. Some friends would come for food on New Year’s Eve and a little after 11.00pm we would walk there together and merge into the huge crowd of people who gathered to share in “ringing’ in...