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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...

Christ, our hope, is risen! Alleluia!

Christ, our hope, is risen! Alleluia! We greet this day with thanksgiving and praise. Christ our hope is risen and we want to announce it by our life and our joy. This is how we see Peter in the First Reading.  He is addressing Cornelius and his household, recounting...

Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday, 14th February, Ash Wednesday, we begin the season of Lent, a time to prepare our hearts for the new life which Jesus brings at Easter. Just as nature awakens to growth and new life at this time of year, each Lent invites us to bring springtime to our...

LECTIO DIVINA FOR LENT

Commencing on Thursday, 15th February (and each Thursday during Lent) after 10am Mass in the Sacristy meeting room. We shall be looking for the meaning and insight into the Sunday Gospels for Lent. Please join us on this Lenten Journey. All are welcome.  

You are my Child, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’

Today’s feast of the Baptism of Our Lord follows on from the Epiphany. It can be seen as a second manifestation of Christ, as the heavens are opened before the whole world. Through Christ’s baptism, in which the entire Trinity is present (Gospel), the world is made...