28Feb Fr Enda McDonagh laid to rest today

Fr Enda McDonagh

Fr Enda McDonagh was laid to rest today in the cemetery attached to St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Brendan Hoban celebrated a broadcast Mass for Enda on the Faith Alive programme on Midwest Radio in Mayo.

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28Feb Presider’s Page for 28 February (Second Sunday of Lent, Year B)

As we continue to celebrate Lent, we keep the goal of our journey before us. The gospel of the transfiguration is read on this lenten Sunday each year, to remind us to hold firm to a vision of glory, even on dark days. Easter will follow this season of penance, just as freedom will eventually replace this tough time of lockdown. Hope keeps us going.

28Feb February 28, 2021 – Second Sunday of Lent

Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, "This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!" Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead could mean.

27Feb February 27, 2021 – Saturday, First Week of Lent

For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

26Feb AUDIO of Gerry O’Hanlon’s presentation on the ‘Synod on Synods’

Last evening 212 people tuned in to hear Gerry O’Hanlon’s excellent presentation on the ‘Synod on Synods’ due to take place in Rome in October 2022. It was a wonderful evening full of vibrancy and enthusiasm with people tuned in … Read the rest

26Feb Brendan Hoban: Recommending Seán McDonagh’s new book – Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs

Fourth industrial revolution is now upon us

Western People 23.2.21

A lot has happened in the last 50 years. Here’s an instance of the extraordinary change witnessed in that half century. I was ordained 48 years ago and appointed a … Read the rest

26Feb Rev Enda McDonagh RIP: ‘Bowman Sunday’ 8.30am RTÉ Radio 1, 28th February 2021.

Bowman Sunday this weekend “will be devoted to Enda: his childhood, his vocation, his many disagreements with the bishops, how relieved he was with the awareness that he would not be a bishop, and his commentary on all the major Read the rest

26Feb February 26, 2021 – Friday, First Week of Lent

So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

25Feb THIS EVENING! ALL WELCOME! Synod on Synods – Zoom presentation with Gerry O’Hanlon SJ


The Synod on Synods

Zoom presentation with Gerry O’Hanlon SJ


Thurs 25th Feb 2021 at 7.00pm


Meeting ID: 881 9050 4866

Passcode: 93pDWv


Pope Francis has called a Synod of Bishops for October 2022 … Read the rest

25Feb Chris McDonnell: Colours, collage and contemplation

Collage 92 Chris McDonnell

The Colours of Day

Chris McDonnell 26th February 2021

A popular hymn of the early 70s and one that remains in use today, is known by its first line ‘Colours of Day’, a hymn from … Read the rest