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A few words from Fr Joe…………..

Just outside my kitchen window a bare tree stands. I see it there each morning at my first prayers of each Lenten day. While it is in the deep slumber of winter, with not a single leaf showing, it welcomes birds and gives them a place to stand, rest and sing. It has...

Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him

Today’s readings point to the loving compassion of God, which is revealed in the way Jesus always responds to the plight of those around him. The Book of Leviticus (First Reading) sets the scene by listing the rules concerning those who were declared ‘unclean’,...

A few words from Fr Joe…………..

“Remember thou are but dust and onto dust you will return.” With these words, and the marking of our foreheads with black dust, from old palms, we embark on a journey of 40 days in preparation for Easter, our annual Lenten pilgrimage. The exuberance of Mardi Gras, or...

A few words from Fr Joe…………..

Sometimes a handful of pencils are held together with a couple of rubber bands, making a neat and tidy bundle. I thought someone had left me a gift of nice shiny green pencils, sitting on the letter box, when I arrived home the other day. But no, they just looked like...

ACCORD

The ANNUAL COLLECTION of ACCORD Dublin, the Diocesan Agency for Marriage and the Family, will be made at all Masses on the weekend of 13 & 14 February 2021. ACCORD Dublin throughout the Diocese offers: ❖ Marriage Preparation courses - online, small groups. ❖...

NOTICES

Christmas Dues: A huge word of thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Dues collection. Your support for the priests of the parish, along with the sick and retired priests of the diocese is much appreciated. Welcome to our new Archbishop. On Tuesday...

A few words from Fr. Joe….

Coming back from Glasnevin cemetery during the week I drove down East Wall Road towards Dublin Port. There were a number of Garda cars parked on the road, flashing blue lights, and part of the road was coned off. I expected to be stopped and asked “What’s the purpose...

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...