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Fr. Tony Haiti Project

Fr. Tony Haiti Project

Hi Everyone, My name is Patrick O'Neill and I am the Chairperson of Soley Haiti, an NGO I co-founded in 2018. Fr. Tony was one of my closest friends and I, along with so many of you, witnessed the inspirational courage with which Tony lived his life with Motor Neuron...

Readings and Gospel for Sunday 22nd November 2020

First Reading: Ezekiel 14: 11-12, 15-17 11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, nor be polluted with all their transgressions: but may be my people, and I may be their God, saith the Lord of hosts. 12 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:...

A few words from Father Joe………………

As I write these words the Northern Ireland Executive hasn’t been able to agree when to ease the Covid 19 restrictions and reopen pubs, hotels and hairdressers. They have been meeting for 3 days in a row to try and find a resolution. Clearly there is a real dilemma...

Readings and Gospel Sunday 8th November 2020

First Reading: Wisdom 6: 12-16 12 Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away, and is easily seen by them that love her, and is found by them that seek her. 13 She preventeth them that covet her, so that she first sheweth herself unto them. 14 He that awaketh early to...

A few words from Fr Joe………..

This weekend in Mount Merrion and Kilmacud we gather to remember those who died and were buried from our parishes during the past year. Of all the Masses to commemorate the faithful departed during November this is perhaps the most moving. The families who are...

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY READINGS

First Reading: Revelation 7: 2-4, 9-14 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the sign of the living God; and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying: Hurt not the...

A few words from Fr Joe………..

  Three images from the news last night caused me to stop and wonder what life is all about. The first was of a candle lit vigil in Ballinteer, a community responding to the death of two children and a mother in their estate. The neighbours were stunned into...

Give to God what belongs to God

Today’s readings concentrate on God as ruler over all the world. The First Reading teaches us about the relationship between God and Cyrus, one of the most powerful earthly rulers. Even though Cyrus did not know God, God works through him, giving Cyrus all that he...

A few words from Fr Joe……………

I had a little look around at the confessionals when I arrived in Mt Merrion. In my previous parish, when I started, there were four massive confessionals, we had two dismantled and disposed of, we used another and the fourth was full of chairs and boxes of candles....

Come to the Wedding!

Come to the Wedding!

Images of banquets and feasting, of hospitality and generosity abound in this week’s readings. In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah tells how God will prepare a banquet of rich food for all peoples. He will remove their sadness so that all will rejoice in the...