31May 31 May, 2018. The Visitation of the BVM

1st Reading: Zephaniah (3:14-18)

A hymn of joy to God my Saviour

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel.
Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,
he … Read the rest

30May International Church Reform Network

Tony Flannery looks ahead to the fourth conference of the International Church Reform Network (ICRN) that will take place in Bratislava from 11 June to 15 June.

30May 30 May, 2018. Wed. of Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter (1:18-25)

We are ransomed with the precious blood of Christ

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious … Read the rest

29May 29 May, 2018. Tue. of Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter (1:10-16)

The Passion of Christ was foretold. Christians are called to a holy life

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that was to be yours made careful search and inquiry, inquiring about … Read the rest

28May Some Reactions to the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

A sample of some reactions to the result of the referendum on removing the Eighth Amendment to the constitution.

28May 28 May, 2018. Mon. of Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter (1:3-9)

Peter praises the saving mercy of God, on the occasion of a baptism

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth … Read the rest

27May The Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

An audio clip of Brendan Hoban speaking about the referendum results on MidWest Radio's "Faith Alive"..

27May Can you believe it?

Seamus Ahearne casts an eye on affairs in Ireland from a safe and warm distance.
"We are hiding ourselves in the paint of the past. We are ornate museum pieces. And we may be. But the beauty of God is everywhere. The challenge to all of us is to reveal a God of such beauty and wonder. This is daunting. We have to strip off the paint of the ages. Our life is revelation. ........ God still is wonderful and is still taunting us and teasing us and surprising us."

27May Presider’s Page for 27 May (Trinity Sunday)

We celebrate Trinity Sunday today. The feast gives us an opportunity to reflect on the mystery of God, who creates, redeems and makes us holy.

27May Pastor

Brian Fahy's memory of an encounter with a lonely lost young Irish woman many years ago makes him reflect that " ‘Priest’ has connotations of someone who presides in liturgy, in religious ceremonies, ...... Whereas, ‘pastor’ ... is someone who cares about people."
"Let us help one another to tell our stories and to live."