07Dec For a friend and former confrere

Homily at Peter’s funeral

[by Seamus Ahearne osa]

I arrived very early here on this cold morning; went in a got a coffee at Greg’s; the woman there didn’t understand a word I said and I didn’t understand a word …

06Dec For Sally, who died in November

Homily for Sally

[from Seamus Ahearne osa]

The last time Sally came into this Church was on the 2nd November. It was a time to remember our dead and especially the dead of the past year. She was here for …

12Mar Has he really gone from us?

The homily at the Funeral Mass of
Judge Adrian Hardiman (1951-2016)

10th March, 2016

Readings: Proverbs 2:1-9; 2 Corinthians 5:1,6-10; Mark 12:28-34

We have to pinch ourselves, are we really at the funeral of Adrian Hardiman? Has he really gone? …

10Feb Suggestions for World Day of the Sick celebration published

Bernard Cotter shares liturgy options for a parish celebration for World Day of the Sick (including alternative Mass prayers from the 1998 ICEL Missal)

24Dec A Christmas reflection

Brendan Hoban offers a Christmas reflection with seasonal advice (first published in his column in the Western People)

22Dec Diversions for Advent Sunday 4A!

Some minor points to let your mind wander on in the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A.

Pádraig McCarthy.

25Jul Mass texts used at Rio show the vigour of the Church in the Global South

Padraig McCarthy presents a few alternative Mass texts used by Pope Francis at Rio.

29May Bring the Spirit of Pentecost into Ordinary Time

Chris McDonnell is inspired by the much-published image of Pope Francis with a dove perched on his fingers, and suggests it as an icon for all who would reform our Church.

18May Pentecost Vigil and Mass, 2013

Renewal of Confirmation for the Year of Faith

16Apr April 16. A Plea from the Pews

  • Listening to Homilies: A Plea from the Pews

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