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God is love, and we show we know God when we act with generous love

God’s love is both profoundly faithful and utterly overwhelming. This is what this Sunday’s readings reveal, with the First Reading showing a love that is also universal. The early disciples, at first limited in their mission, are now convinced that God’s love...

A few words from Fr. Joe ….

To those of you who are able and willing to attend Mass in person from Monday, welcome back. To those still remaining apart for the moment thank you for your perseverance and strength. To everyone else let’s rejoice that the Covid 19 virus is steadily being made less...

A few words from Fr Joe………………

All across the country this weekend people are dreaming, making plans, thinking about what they can do, when they can travel and visit family and friends, at the heart of this dream is our desire to be with those we love. More than anything we are social beings and...

A few words from Fr Joe……………

When you grow up at the foot of the mountains in Ireland you get to see a lot of sheep. They are dotted all over the landscape, bouncing around in the heather and gorse, bleating all the while. At this time of year, they are joined by the lambs, always an uplifting...

“FAREWELL”

Personnel changes at the Parish Office Dear Parishioners It has been a very long year for so many of us under the Covid-19 level-5 lockdown restrictions. In that context, it is perhaps not too surprising for us to learn that Rosemary Dempsey is leaving us and moving...

A few words from Fr Joe……….

What’s the best expression to use when speaking respectfully of a feisty senior member of the parish? I’m really not sure, so I will simply say, a lady came into the office to ask for a Mass card during the week. Shubert, in Vivienne’s absence, was quick to show her...

‘Peace be with you!’

In the midst of the joy and exuberance of Easter, this Sunday’s readings allow us to consider our sinfulness, our doubts and our weakness. This is not to weigh us down, but to bring us peace and encourage us to live the new life won for us. In the First Reading from...

A few words from Fr. Joe

Many years ago, I was blessed to be able to attend one of the 4 golf majors.  The parish I was helping out in during the summer was next door to the Belrive Country Club and the US PGA was being held there. A kind parishioner got me a ticket for the practice days and...

Believers united, heart and soul!  

We come together today like the first believers, praying for unity of heart and soul. With our fellow Christians, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Life! In the First Reading, we hear how belief in the resurrection bears fruit in the lives...